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Benelux Stocks: Royal BAM Groep, Nedap, Unilever Shares Move

The Amsterdam Exchange Index fell 2.51, or 0.7 percent, to 336.26 at the 5:30 p.m. close local time, bringing this week’s loss to 2.4 percent. Belgium’s Bel20 Index decreased 0.8 percent to 2,579.81 today.

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

Dutch stocks:

Royal BAM Groep NV (BAMNB NA) sank 4.1 percent to 4.23 euros, the biggest drop in three weeks, after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. rated the biggest Dutch builder “sell” with a price estimate of 4.50 euros in new coverage.

Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek Nedap NV (NEDAP NA) increased 1.1 percent to 22.13 euros, rising for the first time in three days. The Dutch maker of surveillance and security systems said Nortech Controls will distribute its uPASS products for vehicle identification in the U.K.

Unilever (UNA NA) lost 0.5 percent to 22.16 euros, dropping for the first time in three days, after saying it will release a trading statement for its first and third quarters instead of full financial results. This will “enhance communication of performance” and move the focus on the business to the “longer term,” it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jurjen van de Pol in Amsterdam at jvandepol@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Merritt at dmerritt1@bloomberg.net

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