By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch
LONDON (MarketWatch) — Here are some companies whose shares are making notable moves in European trade on Wednesday.
Marks and Spencer Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/206225481/delayed UK:MKS -0.82% /zigman2/quotes/206225481/delayed UK:MKS -0.82% leapt 9.7% after the retailer delivered a surprise rise in underlying profits for the first half of the year.
Hannover Re SE /zigman2/quotes/208532325/delayed DE:HNR1 -0.88% picked up 2.2% after the reinsurer posted third-quarter profit ahead of expectations.
Lundin Petroleum AB added 3.7% after reporting a rise in profit for the third quarter.
Meggitt PLC /zigman2/quotes/208933633/delayed UK:MGGT -0.91% jumped 7.6%. The engineering firm reported a rise in organic revenue and affirmed its full-year guidance.
Shares of SWP Group PLC surged 12% after the engineering company swung to a pretax profit for fiscal 2014 and said it will raise dividends.
Associated British Foods PLC /zigman2/quotes/204493701/delayed UK:ABF -1.84% jumped 5.7% after Citigroup lifted the food and clothing company to buy from neutral.
Kingfisher PLC /zigman2/quotes/200571451/delayed UK:KGF -0.80% fell 2.8% after Deutsche Bank cut the do-it-yourself retailer to hold from buy.
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