X5 Retail Group NV (FIVE) climbed the most in almost a week after Russia’s largest food retailer said net income jumped 52 percent in the fourth quarter from the same period a year earlier to $134 million as it opened more stores.
The stock increased 3.3 percent to $23.51, the strongest intraday advance since April 13 as of 9:40 a.m. in London trading.
Sales gained 14 percent in the period to $3.97 billion, X5 said in a statement today. Full-year sales increased 37 percent to $15.5 billion.
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