Barclays, Hugo Boss, Siemens, Vivendi: European Equity Preview

The following companies’ share may have unusual moves in European trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the previous day’s close.

Air Liquide SA (AI FP): The industrial gases company said it will participate in a U.S. carbon capture and storage program. The shares fell 0.6 percent to 91.05 euros.

Barclays Plc (BARC LN): Nomura Holdings Inc. is selling 220 million shares in Britain’s third-biggest bank in connection with hedging activities on behalf of PCP Gulf Invest 3 Ltd., according to terms of the offer obtained by Bloomberg News. The shares fell 0.9 percent to 304.05 pence.

Cie. des Alpes SA (CDA FP): The ski-resort manager is selling 200 million euros of seven-year bonds that will be priced to yield 275 basis points more than the benchmark mid- swap rate. The shares fell 1.4 percent to 20.51 euros.

Deutsche Bank AG (DBK GY): Germany’s largest lender is marketing $856.6 million in bonds backed by commercial mortgages in the eighth sale of the debt this year as Wall Street revives issuance. The shares retreated 0.4 percent to 40.99 euros.

Gecina SA (GFC FP): Banco Castilla-La Mancha is selling a 1 million-share stake in the French real-estate company. The shares rose 2.3 percent to 90.85 euros.

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK LN): The U.K.’s biggest drugmaker appointed Christophe Weber as president designate of the company’s vaccine unit to replace Jean Stephenne, the current head of the division, who is retiring. The stock advanced 1.9 percent to 1,296.5 pence.

Hamborner REIT AG (HAB GY): The German real estate investment company said it will raise about 76 million euros ($106 million) in a share sale. The stock dropped 4 percent to 7.15 euros.

Hochtief AG (HOT GY): Actividades de Construccion y Servicios’s bid for Germany’s biggest builder is supported by Centaurus Capital Ltd., a U.K.-based hedge fund, which holds a stake in Hochtief, the Financial Times reported, citing a Centaurus executive. Hochtief fell 1 percent to 63.68 euros.

Hugo Boss AG (BOS3 GY): Germany’s largest clothing maker said luxury markets may recover faster than expected and that the trend will probably continue in 2012, Reuters reported, citing Chief Executive Officer Claus-Dietrich Lahrs. The stock climbed 1.7 percent to 43.75 euros.

Piscines Desjoyaux SA (PDJ FP): The swimming pool manufacturer said full-year revenue rose to 74.8 million euros from 72.6 million euros a year earlier. The shares gained 2.8 percent to 7.40 euros.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS LN): JPMorgan Chase & Co., the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, agreed to buy the North American natural-gas and power-trading book from a joint venture between RBS and Sempra Energy for about $220 million. The shares dropped 3.4 percent to 47.82 pence.

Siemens AG (SIE GY): The Siemens Energy unit of Europe’s largest engineering company won an order for 72 of its 2.3- megawatt SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for the Comber Wind Limited Partnership Project in Ontario. The shares slid 0.9 percent to 77.02 euros.

Suez Environnement SA (SEV FP): The water company won an outsourcing contract for a waste-water treatment plant in Strasbourg, eastern France, worth 98 million euros. The shares fell 1 percent to 13.44 euros.

Vivendi SA (VIV FP): The media company’s Canal Plus unit and Microsoft Corp. will offer live television to French users of the Xbox video-game console. The shares gained 0.5 percent to 20.20 euros.

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