European shares end lower led by JC Decaux and Raiffeisen

miércoles 11 de mayo de 2016 12:24 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst 300 index drops 0.45 percent

* JC Decaux slumps as brokers cut estimates on stock

* Raiffeisen drops as merger plan unsettles some investors

* Banco Popolare touches record low after surprise loss

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Danilo Masoni

LONDON/MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) - European shares slipped on Wednesday as some weak earnings reports pushed the market lower after two days of gains.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the European STOXX 600 index ended both down by 0.45 percent.

Among the worst performers was outdoor advertising group JC Decaux. The stock slumped 10 percent after a weak second-quarter outlook led several investment banks to cut their ratings and price targets on the shares.   Continuación...