Benelux Stocks: Agfa-Gevaert, Fugro, Nyrstar

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The Amsterdam Exchanges Index rose 2.25, or 0.7 percent, to 337.07 as of 12:35 p.m. local time, paring three days of declines. Belgium’s Bel20 Index advanced 0.4 percent to 2,594.09.

The following are among the most active stocks in the Benelux markets today. Symbols are in parentheses.

Dutch stocks:

Fugro NV (FUR NA) gained 1.7 percent to 52.99 euros, a second gain this week. KBC Groep NV raised its price estimate on the world’s largest surveyor of deep-water oil fields to 60 euros from 54 euros.

Qurius NV (QRIUS NA) soared 7.7 percent to 30.7 cents, extending yesterday’s 3.3 percent rise. The Dutch computer- services company gained for a second day after Reuters reported yesterday that RealDolmen NV is in talks to buy the company. RealDolmen yesterday denied the report to Bloomberg news.

Ordina NV (ORDI NA), which was also named, rose 5 percent to 3.286 euros.

Tie Holding NV (TIE NA) tumbled 13 percent to 11.8 cents, the steepest decline since May. The Dutch internet-software maker reported a fourth-quarter net loss of 1.3 million euros ($1.7 million), compared to a profit of 266,000 euros a year earlier.

Belgian stocks:

Agfa-Gevaert NV (AGFB BB) slid 13 percent to 3.70 euros, the biggest drop in two years. Europe’s biggest maker of prepress products fell after reporting profit that missed analyst estimates as its specialty film business turned unprofitable.

Devgen NV (DEVG BB) declined 1 percent to 5.70 euros, paring three days of gains. The Belgian developer of hybrid rice, sunflower, sorghum and pearl millet seeds said a group of three undisclosed investors held a 5.1 percent stake as of Nov. 22.

Nyrstar NV (NYR BB), the world’s biggest zinc producer, rose 2.1 percent to 10.18 euros, paring yesterday’s 4.4 percent gain. Zinc for delivery in three months rose as much as 2.9 percent on the London Metal Exchange, paring three days of declines.

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