The following is a list of companies whose shares may have unusual changes in Paris. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names. Share prices are from the last close.
Mersen (MRN FP): The world’s biggest maker of brushes for electrical motors said second-quarter revenue rose 29 percent. The maker of industrial fuses and anti-corrosion equipment reiterated its targets for 2010 of “organic” sales growth and an increase in its operating margin before non-recurring items. The company is considering more “small” acquisitions, Chief Financial Officer Thomas Baumgartner said. The stock fell 0.8 percent to 26.50 euros.
NRJ Group (NRG FP): The radio station owner said first-half revenue fell 0.6 percent to 165.2 million euros from 166.2 million euros a year earlier. The shares rose 3.5 percent to 6.47 euros.
Seche Environnement SA (SCHP FP): The waste-management company has no plans to buy control of Saur, France’s third- biggest water company, “in the foreseeable future,” Chief Executive Officer Joel Seche said. Seche has an option to take control of Saur that runs until May 2012. The stock gained 1 percent to 53.24 euros.
Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBI FP): Societe Generale de Financement du Quebec bought 4.3 million Ubisoft shares, equivalent to a 4.5 percent capital stake, for about C$40 million, the company said. The shares slipped 0.8 percent to 6.80 euros.
Unibail-Rodamco SE (UL FP): Europe’s largest publicly traded real estate company, plans to distribute 1.8 billion euros to investors after it raised cash from disposals. First- half recurring profit rose 0.4 percent to 4.7 euros a share, it said. The shares climbed 2.8 percent to 140.10 euros.