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BUZZ-Intu Properties: best day in 6 years on earnings beat, divi hike

** Shopping centre operator Intu Properties (LSE: INTU.L - news) rises 6.8 pct, its best day in over 6 years

** EPS of 15p ahead of consensus of 14.7p

** Hikes dividend for the first time in 5 years

** Peel Hunt upgrades to "hold" from "reduce", cites divi hike and stable or growing rates for the last 18 months as signs the company is turning around (stock -20 pct since early 2015)

** Second top riser on Stoxx 600