Kering SA (PRTP.PA)
* Cautions against extrapolating Q1 growth to full year (Adds CEO comment, shares, analyst)
LONDON, April 26 French blue chips hit a fresh 9-year high on Wednesday, helped by a surge in the shares of luxury group Kering after it reported strong sales, while European regional indexes hovered near a 20-month peak.
* European Q1 earnings seen +5.5%, revenues +5.7% (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)
LONDON, April 26 European shares pulled back slightly from 20-month highs on Wednesday as some disappointing corporate results weighed, though shares of French luxury group Kering hit a record high after reporting strong sales.
PARIS French luxury group Kering delivered a record 28.6 percent increase in first-quarter comparable sales on Tuesday, beating market expectations, as a revival in its biggest brand Gucci accelerated and Yves Saint Laurent outperformed.
PARIS, April 25 French luxury group Kering delivered a record 28.6 percent increase in first-quarter comparable sales on Tuesday, beating market expectations, as a revival in its biggest brand Gucci accelerated and Yves Saint Laurent outperformed.
PARIS, April 25 French luxury group Kering delivered a forecast-beating 28.6 percent jump in first-quarter comparable sales on Tuesday, as a revival at its biggest brand, Italy's Gucci, accelerated and fashion house Yves Saint Laurent outperformed.
* CEO says not heard anything about Kering sale (Adds details from conference call)
* CEO says not heard anything about Kering considering a sale of Puma, but "you need to ask them" Further company coverage: (Reporting by Frankfurt Newsroom)
PARIS French luxury goods group Hermes said it had started this year on a solid footing after announcing record 2016 profits on Wednesday, providing further evidence of a broader recovery in the luxury goods industry.