The following shares rose or fell in Paris. Stock symbols are in parentheses.
Accor SA (AC FP): Europe’s largest hotel company said first-half revenue rose 6 percent to 2.85 billion euros as occupancy improved. The shares added 0.8 percent to 23.19 euros.
Aufeminin.com SA (FEM FP): The operator of Internet sites targeted at women said first-half revenue rose to 19.2 million euros from 13.6 million euros a year earlier. The shares fell 0.6 percent to 15.90 euros.
Electricite de France SA (EDF FP): Europe’s biggest electricity generator plans to place half the French power grid into a fund to help pay for the dismantling of nuclear reactors, according to a person familiar with the project. The shares rose 0.5 percent to 30.63 euros.
Hi-Media SA (HIM FP): The direct-marketing and online advertising company said first-half sales rose 46 percent to 108.6 million euros. The shares gained 1.4 percent to 4.46 euros.
LVL Medical Groupe SA (LVL FP): The medical equipment supplier and maintenance company said nine-month revenue rose to 113.9 million euros from 99.8 million euros a year earlier. The shares fell 0.6 percent to 15.70 euros.
Manitou BF (MTU FP): The industrial-vehicle maker said second-quarter revenue rose to 225 million euros, from 165.9 million euros a year earlier, and forecast a slowdown in orders for the second half. The shares gained 1.3 percent to 11.68 euros.
Orpea SA (ORP FP): France’s largest commercial retirement- home operator, said first-half sales rose 16 percent to 470 million euros and confirmed its revenue targets through 2012. The stock rose 0.5 percent to 31.22 euros.
Rexel SA (RXL FP): The electrical equipment distributor has entered into a six-year, $50 million contract with IT outsourcers CGI Group Inc. The shares retreated 2.9 percent to 11.25 pence.
Sword Group (SWP FP): The management consulting firm said second-quarter operating profit rose to 8.45 million euros from 8.3 million euros a year earlier. The shares rose 3 percent to 23.59 euros.
Valeo SA (FR FP): Shareholder Pardus Capital Management LP cut its voting stake in the auto-parts supplier to 9.72 percent, the French stock market regulator said. The shares fell 1.7 percent to 22.94 euros.
Vetoquinol (VETO FP): The drug testing company said operating profit for the second-quarter of 2010 rose to 138 million euros, up 15 percent from a year earlier. The stock retreated 0.2 percent to 25.43 euros.
Vivendi SA (VIV FP): The world’s largest video-games supplier and music company asked banks for a 1 billion-euro credit line to refinance existing debt, according to two people involved in the discussions. The shares declined 0.9 percent to 17.05 euros.