Most European stock markets ended up with almost all sectors showing gains. The London market was an exception, with the main FTSE 100 index showing a slight loss (-0.03%). The session was essentially based on the reaction of investors to some published results. Billiton recorded a devaluation of more than 4%, penalizing its sector. The mining company reported a semiannual profit amounted to 4050 M.USD and EBITDA to 11240 M.USD. Both numbers fell short of the 4340 M.USD and 11580 M.USD estimated by analysts. On the positive side, the proposed dividend is $ 0.55 per share, more than the $ 0.48 anticipated on average by analysts. In the banking sector, HSBC was another title that conditioned the performance of the British index (-3.35%), after presenting its results. The bank reported an adjusted annual profit of 20 990 M.USD that surpassed analysts’ forecasts for a net profit of 19,670 M.USD. Contrary to analysts’ anticipation, HSBC did not announce a stock buyback program, relegating that announcement “when appropriate.” In 2016, the bank bought a total of 5500 M.USD in its own shares. In Paris, Edenred rose more than 6%, after having reported strong results, with EBITDA and profit for 2017 surpassing the estimates.