July 6, 2015 / 7:33 AM / 2 years ago

BUZZ-Rolls-Royce: worst day in 9 months after warning on profits

** Rolls-Royce slides c.10 pct on strong volumes, after downgrading its profit forecasts for this year and next

** Stock worst performer across the FTSE 100 by some distance

** Worst day for stock since October 2014

** Co cites continued weakness in oil and gas markets plus lower demand for some of its aero-engine programmes

** Forecasts have been under pressure. In past 30 days, 6 of 25 analysts have cut Rolls-Royce EPS forecasts for year ending Dec 2015 by average 3.4 pct, according to StarMine

** Thomson Reuters Europe Construction & Engineering index down 1.4 pct (RM: aastha.agnihotri.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)

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