Compass, Paragon, United Utilities: 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. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last market close.

The benchmark FTSE 100 Index fell 99.55, or 1.8 percent, to 5,581.28. The FTSE All-Share Index declined 1.7 percent, while Ireland’s ISEQ Index fell 3.4 percent.

Compass Group Plc (CPG LN): The world’s biggest catering company is due to report full-year results. The company may report net income of 655.3 million pounds, according to the average of 9 estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The shares fell 2.1 percent to 527.5 pence.

Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO LN): CHAMP Private Equity is selling its nursing and staff services business Healthcare Australia to London-based Healthcare Locums Plc, the Australian Financial Review reported in its Street Talk column without saying where it got the information. The shares rose 0.7 percent to 103.25 pence.

Johnson Matthey Plc (JMAT LN): The producer of a third of the world’s autocatalysts is due to report first-half earnings. The company may report net income of 109.3 million pounds according to the average of 3 estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The shares fell 2 percent to 1,840 pence.

London & Stamford Property Ltd. (LSP LN): The company set up in November 2007 to take advantage of the U.K. real estate market slump is due to report first-half earnings. The shares fell 0.2 percent to 119 pence.

Paragon Group Cos. (PAG LN): The provider of mortgages to British landlords is scheduled to report full-year earnings. The company may report net income of 49.6 million pounds according to the average of 4 estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The shares declined 0.3 percent to 159.5 pence.

United Utilities Group Plc (UU/ LN): The U.K.’s largest publicly traded water company is scheduled to report first-half earnings. The stock declined 1.5 percent to 617.5 pence.

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