Arriva, BlueBay Asset, Persimmon, Punch, Rank: U.K., Irish Equity Preview

The following is a list of companies whose shares may have unusual price changes in U.K. and Irish markets today. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last market close.

The benchmark FTSE 100 Index fell 60.26, or 1 percent, to 5,723.43. The FTSE All-Share Index declined 0.9 percent and Ireland’s ISEQ Index rose 1.1 percent.

Anglo American Plc (AAL LN): The mining company is scheduled to release an interim management statement. The shares fell 56 pence, or 2 percent, to 2,814 pence.

Arriva Plc (ARI LN): Deutsche Bahn AG, Germany’s state- owned railway, reached an agreement to buy U.K. transport operator Arriva Plc for about 1.6 billion pounds, said two people familiar with the matter. The stock climbed 3.5 pence, or 0.5 percent, to 765.5 pence.

BlueBay Asset Management Plc (BBAY LN): The London-based manager of fixed-income funds is due to release an interim management statement. The shares declined 6.3 pence, or 1.7 percent, to 368.1 pence.

Filtrona Plc (FLTR LN): The maker of plastic packaging is scheduled to release an interim management statement. The stock rose 6.3 pence, or 3 percent, to 215.2 pence.

Persimmon Plc (PSN LN): The U.K.’s third-largest homebuilder by volume is due to release an interim management statement. The shares advanced 4.3 pence, or 0.9 percent, to 465.7 pence.

Punch Taverns Plc (PUB LN): The U.K.’s largest pub owner is scheduled to report interim results. The stock climbed 2.4 pence, or 2.5 percent, to 98 pence.

Rank Group Plc (RNK LN): The operator of Mecca Bingo Clubs is due to release an interim management statement. The shares rose 1.6 pence, or 1.4 percent, to 117.9 pence.

Smiths News Plc (NWS LN): Britain’s biggest newspaper and magazine distributor is scheduled to report interim results. The stock climbed 1 penny, or 0.9 percent, to 118 pence.

WH Smith Plc (SMWH LN): The magazine retailer is due to report interim results. The shares advanced 7 pence, or 1.4 percent, to 514.5 pence.

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