Shares in Spain-based Inditex leapt 3.4% on Wednesday after the retail giant reported a strong rise in sales and earnings.
The world´s largest clothes retailer, which operates under brands such as Zara and Bershka, saw earnings rise 6% to €2.34bn for the nine-month period ended October 31.
Revenue was 10% higher, at €17.96bn.
Fourth-quarter sales got off to a good start, helped by cooler weather that encouraged people to buy winter clothing.
However, October sales had been slower due to relatively warm autumn temperatures.
Inditex shares are marginally lower than where they were at this time last year, with the strong euro having weighed on revenues generated outside the eurozone, adversely impacting on profitability.