Europe shares dip; Sunrise climbs in market debut

viernes 6 de febrero de 2015 05:14 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.2 pct, hovers below recent high

* Statoil rises after maintaining dividend

* Switzerland's Sunrise up 5 pct in market debut

* So far, 61 pct of companies beat forecasts - I/B/E/S

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - European stocks dipped on Friday, with regional indexes pausing just below recent multi-year highs as investors looked to the January U.S. non-farm payrolls report due later in the session.

Shares in Tate & Lyle were the biggest losers across Europe, sinking 14 percent after the British ingredients company said annual profits would be below the range it forecast in September, hit by a weak performance in sweeteners in its third quarter.

Danish freight forwarder DSV also featured among the top losers, down 5.1 percent after fourth quarter operating profit missed expectations and the group proposed a lower dividend than predicted by analysts in a Reuters poll.

Shares in Norwegian oil firm Statoil rose 2.5 percent after it maintained its dividend despite big writedowns on the value of its assets due to plunging crude oil prices.   Continuación...