Kuoni, Nestle, Santhera Pharmaceuticals: Swiss Equity Preview

The following is a list of companies whose shares may have unusual price changes in Zurich. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names. Share prices are from the last close.

The Swiss Market Index of the biggest and most actively traded companies fell less than 0.1 percent to 6,553.67. The broader Swiss Performance Index slipped less than 0.1 percent to 5,884.26.

Kuoni Reisen Holding AG (KUNN SW): The Swiss travel agencies operator said it won’t offer flights to holiday sites in Eqypt and Tunisia from Feb. 7 to March 31 because of unrest in those countries and travel warnings from the Swiss foreign ministry. The stock dropped 1.2 percent to 434.75 Swiss francs.

Nestle SA (NESN VX): The world’s biggest food company said it temporarily suspended Herta halal supplies. Nestle rose 0.4 percent to 51.85 francs.

Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG (SANN SW): The Swiss drug discovery and development company ended talks with Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA, the Italian drugmaker developing a Parkinson’s disease treatment with Merck KGaA. Newron was in negotiations to sell itself to Santhera, a person with knowledge of the situation said last month. The share rose 1.3 percent to 8.80 francs.

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