Rheinmetall AG (RHMG.DE)
* Says Rheinmetall Automotive books another contract for car engine steel pistons
* To supply international customer with HX81 tractor-trailers
* Says Pierburg GmbH has been awarded a strategically important contract from a notable Asian auto manufacturer to develop a new variable valve train Further company coverage:
* Expects 2016 sales of 5.6 bln euros, previous forecast 5.5 bln
FRANKFURT, Nov 3 The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.1 percent lower on Thursday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0709 GMT.
FRANKFURT, Nov 3 Germany's Rheinmetall raised its 2016 sales guidance on Thursday after third-quarter results beat expectations thanks to a strong performance by its defence unit.
* Several orders worth 24 million euros ($26.92 million) Source text - http://bit.ly/2d7qg9a Further company coverage: ($1 = 0.8916 euros) (Gdynia Newsroom)
* Rheinmetall Defence Polska - Rheinmetall strengthens its presence in Eastern Central Europe Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)
* Says order now won from an internationally operating german automotive group is worth in total over 60 million euros Further company coverage:
* Consolidated sales grow adjusted for currency effects 10 percent to 2,599 million euros ($2.90 billion) in H1 2016