French Stocks: Suez Environnement, Sanofi-Aventis, Aubay Move
France’s CAC 40 Index lost 17.53, or 0.4 percent, to 4,090.74 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Paris. The SBF 120 Index also declined 0.4 percent.
The following shares rose or fell in Paris. Stock symbols are in parentheses.
Aubay SA (AUB FP) climbed 3.2 percent to 6.07 euros. The computer-services company said its full-year sales rose 12 percent to 164.6 million euros ($225.2 million).
Boursorama SA (BRS FP) dropped 3.7 percent to 8.15 euros. The French Internet brokerage majority-owned by Societe Generale SA predicted 2010 net income will be “around” 7 million euros, compared with 49 million euros a year earlier, following 30 million euros of charges incurred because of its purchase of German Internet portal OnVista AG in 2007.
PagesJaunes Groupe (PAJ FP) slumped 8.5 percent to 7.08 euros. The directory company said 2010 net income fell 11 percent to 244.9 million euros.
PSA Peugeot Citroen (UG FP) sank 4.5 percent to 29.81 euros. Europe’s second-biggest carmaker posted a 0.5 percent second-half operating margin for its auto division.
Sanofi-Aventis SA (SAN FP) declined 1.6 percent to 50.34 euros. The French drugmaker forecast that profit will slump as much as 10 percent this year because of competition from generic medicines and the loss of influenza vaccine sales.
Stentys (STNT FP) rose 3.4 percent to 11.97 euros. The French maker of stents to treat heart disease reported full-year sales of 305,600 euros, matching its forecast.
Suez Environnement (SEV FP) surged 4.4 percent to 15.75 euros. Europe’s second-largest water company said full-year profit jumped 40 percent to 565 million euros following an acquisition in Spain and an increase in prices for recycled materials.
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