Carrefour dip rattles retail equities as Europe extends revenues

Carrefour dip rattles retail equities as Europe extends revenues

On Thursday, Europe's equities extended their relief bounce, although were unlikely to dodge a third straight month of dips as they entered the last trading day of a weird turbulent August, while a revenue warning from Carrefour weighed on the retail sector.

The STOXX 600 acquired 0.5%, euro zone equities along with blue-chips rallied 0.6%, spurred by strong revenues from construction stocks and miners, while the retail sector went down 1.3%.

Carrefour stocks edged down 14%, set for their worst daily decline for 20 years. They dipped after the French supermarket chain announced that 2017 revenue could descend by 12% and cut its sales surge objective. The supermarket chain explained that weaker than expected first-half profits were caused by the fact that intense competition in the retail sector put pressure on margins.

As for French peer Casino, it also demonstrated a 5% dip because market participants faced similar pressures.

 

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