European shares steady at open; Nutreco, Carlsberg rally

lunes 10 de noviembre de 2014 04:11 GYT

PARIS Nov 10 (Reuters) - European stocks were steady at the open on Monday, taking a breather after the previous session's losses, with Nutreco surging 13 percent as SHV sweetened its takeover bid for the Dutch animal feed and nutrition company.

At 0808 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.1 percent at 1,346.70 points.

Carlsberg gained 3.3 percent after posting a third quarter operating profit before special items in line with the same quarter last year as a growing Asian market offset challenges in Russia.

(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Atul Prakash)