Deutsche Lufthansa AG jumped 6.5 percent after it reinstalled dividend payments and maintained a target to triple operating profit within two years. Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc plunged 8.8 percent after saying it will sell property and forecasting a profit decline. Adecco SA fell 8.2 percent after its largest investor said it will sell about 16 percent in the provider of temporary workers.
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped less than 0.1 percent to 327.89 at 8:19 a.m. The gauge declined 1.1 percent yesterday amid stake sales in companies, while Russia and Ukraine continued their standoff over Crimea. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures added 0.1 percent, and the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.2 percent.