EUROPEAN SHARES END SLIGHTLY LOWER

London, - European shares slipped slightly Wednesday, as investors locked in some profits following some underwhelming company results.

The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP lost 0.1% to 389.12, after closing at the highest level since August 2015 on Tuesday.

Germany's DAX 30 index DAX, dropped 0.1% to 12,490.81 on Wednesday, while France's CAC 40 index PX1 gave up 0.3% to 5,288.69.

The UK's FTSE 100 index UKX traded 0.2% lower at 7,236.48.

Shares of Hugo Boss AG BOSS posted one of the biggest losses in the pan-European index, down 4.5% after the fashion clothier's first quarter-earnings report.

Meanwhile, shares in several Apple suppliers fell after the smartphone giant reported a surprise dip in sales of its flagship iPhone.

Dialog Semiconductor shares slid 2.9% at the open. They had plummeted 14% in April on fears over Apple bringing some of its components in-house. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency