Additional EU equity stories post the release of the Daily European Equity opening news

European new car registrations up 5.5% in August, July up 2.6%. Volkswagen deliveries rose 2.8%, Renault (RNO FP) increased 13%, Fiat Chrysler (FCA IM) rose 9.8%. (Newswires) 

Next (NXT LN) – Co. says H1 has been difficult and sales and profits are in line with expectations. Last three months has been encouraging. Co. modestly upgrades sales and profit guidance. (Newswires)

WM Morrison (MRW LN) – Co. says group like for like sales up 3.0% ex-fuel. Co. says revenue up 4.8% to GBP 8.42bln. Underlying profit before tax up 12% to GBP 177mln. (Newswires)  

Booker (BOK LN) – Q2 group sales up 1.1% on same period last year; non-tobacco sales up 5.8%. (Newswires)

Thomas Cook (TCG LN) – Co. and Expedia have announce strategic alliance. (Newswires)

Hermes (RMS FP) – H1 recurring operating income EUR 931.3mln (Prev. EUR 826.8mln). H1 operating margin at all time high of 34.3% of sales. (Newswires)

AstraZeneca (AZN LN) – Aspen has acquired the remaining rights to AZ anaesthetics and will no longer pay royalties to AstraZeneca. Astra says this does not impact 2017 financial guidance. (Newswires)

14 Sep 2017 - 07:08- Research Sheet- Source: RANsquawk

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