Edenred SA (EDEN.PA)
European shares ended higher on Thursday as short covering kicked in ahead of a long Easter weekend and strong quarterly results including those from Unilever and Nestle tempered data showing euro zone businesses unexpectedly slowed this month. | Video
* (There will be no European stock market report on Friday and Monday on account of Easter holidays. Reuters will resume coverage on Tuesday, April 23)
April 18 European shares ticked lower in early deals on Thursday, as investors cautiously awaited manufacturing data to gauge the health of euro zone economies ahead of the Easter holiday.
French vouchers and card provider Edenred kept its guidance for 2019 unchanged on Thursday, as its total revenue rose in the first quarter amid growth in all of its divisions.
April 18 Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact on the region's markets or individual stocks.
April 18 French vouchers and card provider Edenred kept its outlook for 2019 unchanged as its total revenue rose in the first quarter.
PARIS French meal vouchers and card provider Edenred reported record earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for 2018, and expressed confidence it would have strong growth in all regions and business lines this year.
* To pursue acquisitions in 2019 (Adds details from CEO call)
Feb 12 French payment processing firm Ingenico's new management forecast a return to core earnings growth this year, driven by its retail division and a steadier performance at its banks business that triggered profit warnings in 2018.
* Payments sector has been at heart of M&A activity (Adds share price reaction)