Exmar, HAL, National Bank of Belgium: Benelux Equity Preview

The following companies may have unusual price changes in Benelux markets. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are from the previous close.

The AEX-Index (AEX) in Amsterdam advanced 3.36, or 0.9 percent, to 359.74. Belgium’s Bel20 Index rose 20.40, or 0.8 percent, to 2,630.60. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index fell 1.1 percent to 1,430.49.

Dutch stocks:

HAL Trust (HAL) : HAL Holding NV, the investment firm owned by HAL Trust, is scheduled to report full-year earnings. HAL Trust increased 0.4 percent to 99.90 euros.

Belgian stocks:

Banque Nationale de Belgique (BNB) SA: Belgium’s publicly traded central bank said net income declined to 832 million euros ($1.17 billion) last year and will raise its ordinary dividend 31 percent to 166.12 euros a share. Banque Nationale de Belgique climbed 2.2 percent to 3,393 euros.

Exmar NV (EXM) : Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Saverys sold 176,000 of the gas-tanker owner’s shares for an average 6.48 euros apiece in an off-market transaction on March 18, according to a regulatory filing. Exmar gained 3.9 percent to 6.48 euros.

Zenitel (ZENT) NV: The maker of Vingtor communication systems for the shipping industry is scheduled to report full- year earnings before the start of trading. Zenitel was unchanged at 33 cents.

To contact the reporters on this story: John Martens in Brussels at jmartens1@bloomberg.net; Maaike Noordhuis in Amsterdam mnoordhuis@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Angela Cullen at acullen8@bloomberg.net; Vidya Root at vroot@bloomberg.net

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