Carlsberg A/S today said it had seen its first quarter operating profits leap three-fold, as core markets performed well across Europe. Carlsberg reported that operating profit had increased from DKK144m (US$17.69m), a year earlier, to DKK439m for the period this year.  And Carlsberg's stock reacted positively on the news jumping 8.7% to DKK386 a share early this morning.