Additional EU equities stories post-the release of the Daily EU Equity Opening News

LSE (LSE LN) – FY 2017 revenue GBP 1.77bln vs. Exp. GBP 1.93bln and adj. operating profit GBP 812mln vs. Exp. GBP 828mln. (Newswires)

GKN (GKN LN)- Co. confirms being engaged in discussions with Dana (DAN) in an attempt to fight off the bid from Melrose (MRO LN) Co.’s unit has a market value of USD 3.8bln. Shareholders are advised to not take any actions regarding the Melrose offer. (Newswires)

Mondi (MNDI LN) – FY revenue increased by 7% to EUR 7.069bln. FY underlying EBITDA up 6% at EUR 1.444bln. FY profit before tax up 5% at EUR 887mln. Special dividend of EUR 1.00/shr. (Newswires)

IMI (IMI LN) – FY basic EPS up 11% at GBP 0.53. FY revenue increased by 6% at GBP 1.751bln. Total dividend up 1.8% to GBP 0.39/shr. Expects organic revenues for first half of 2018 to be higher than first half of 2017. (Newswires)

Elekta (EKTAB SS) – Q3 gross order intake +9% on constant exchange rate to SEK 3.833bln. Q3 adj. EBITA SEK 502mln. Q3 adj. EBITA margin at 18%. Co. expects to reach an EBITA margin of around 19% this fiscal year. (Newswires)

Total SA (FP FP) – Acquires a 36.33% stake in the Waha concessions in Libya for a transaction of USD 450mln. (Newswires)

ASOS (ASC LN)– CFO Helen Ashton announced to step down next month for the role. (Newswires)

FAURECIA (EO FP) DOWNGRADED TO UNDERPERFORM FROM HOLD AT JERFFERIES

LARGARDERE (MMB FP) DOWNGRADED TO HOLD FROM BUY AT LIBERUM

EUROPEAN BANKS DOWNGRADED TO UNDERWEIGHT FROM BENCHMARK AT DEUTSCHE BANK

(RANsquawk)