GDF, Remy Cointreau, Steria, Ingenico: French Equity Preview

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

France’s CAC 40 Index gained 1 percent to 4,110.35 in Paris. The SBF 120 Index also rose 1 percent.

Bureau Veritas SA (BVI FP): The French goods-inspection company said its 2010 net income rose 15 percent to 290.4 million euros. The shares rose 0.8 percent to 55.95 euros.

GDF Suez SA (GSZ FP): The largest French gas company may be exploring the sale of its Italian gas grid assets, Reuters reported. The shares rose 1.1 percent to 29.38 euros.

Immobiliere Dassault SA (IMDA FP): The real-estate company said 2010 revenue rose to 10.2 million euros from 8.5 million euros. The shares rose 1.3 percent to 19.75 euros.

Ingenico SA (ING FP): The world’s largest payment-terminal manufacturer said 2010 net income rose to 39.6 million euros from 26.8 million euros, and may increase its medium-term growth targets. The company is proposing a 2010 dividend of 35 cents a share, a 17 percent increase. The shares rose 3.8 percent to 27.44 euros.

Groupe Steria SCA (RIA FP): The computer-services company said said full-year net income declined 11 percent to 42.9 million euros as it re-evaluated pension commitments and covered the costs of “rationalization and optimisation” of offices. The shares fell 0.2 percent to 22.86 euros.

Remy Cointreau SA (RCO FP): The distributor of wines and spirits said it has entered talks that could lead to the sale of its Champagne division to EPI, the owner of French retail brands including Bonpoint. The shares rose 0.4 percent to 48.68 euros.

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