Atos, Fleury Michon, Osiatis, Sanofi: French Equity Preview

The following companies’ shares may be active in Paris. Symbols are in parentheses after company names and prices are from the last close.

France’s CAC 40 Index gained 67.12, or 1.7 percent, to 4,072.62 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Paris. The broader SBF 120 Index rose 1.6 percent.

Atos Origin SA (ATO FP): France’s second-biggest provider of computer services signed a final binding agreement to buy Siemens IT Solutions and Services. The shares increased to 0.9 percent to 41.03 euros.

Delta Plus Group (DLTA FP): The maker of work helmets and masks to protect against swine flu said sales rose 16 percent in the fourth quarter excluding masks. The company said it expects revenue to grow about 10 percent in the year to come. The shares rose 9 cents, or 0.4 percent, to 24.99 euros.

Fleury Michon SA (FLE FP): France’s biggest seller of cooked ham had fourth-quarter revenue of 156.2 million euros, compared with 138.1 million euros a year earlier. The shares added 0.1 percent to 33.52 euros.

GL Events SA (GLO FP): The company, which manages exhibition venues and supplies events services, had fourth- quarter revenue of 219.7 million euros, compared with 177.3 million euros a year earlier. The shares added 0.5 percent to 24.87 euros.

Osiatis SA (OSA FP): The computer-services company reported 2010 revenue of 243.6 million euros, up from 232.8 million euros a year earlier. The shares increased 0.5 percent to 5.9 euros.

Sanofi-Aventis SA (SAN FP): Sanofi’s talks with Genzyme Corp. may value the biotechnology company at about $76 to $77 a share, or roughly $20 billion, including payments tied to sales of an experimental multiple sclerosis drug, three people with knowledge of the discussions told Bloomberg. The shares rose 1.6 percent to 50.69 euros.

To contact the reporters on this story: Helene Fouquet in Paris at hfouquet1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vidya Root at vroot@bloomberg.ne

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