InBev, Nationale a Portefeuille, Spyker: 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 3.65, or 1 percent, to 363.39. Belgium’s Bel20 Index climbed 25.17, or 1 percent, to 2,655.77. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index rose 0.3 percent to 1,434.67.

Dutch stocks:

HAL Trust (HAL) : HAL Holding NV, the investment firm owned by HAL Trust, said full-year net income rose 24 percent to 432.1 million euros ($612.8 million). HAL Trust gained 1.3 percent to 101.21 euros.

Spyker Cars NV (SPYKR) : The owner of Saab Automobile AB is scheduled to report full-year earnings before the market opens. Spyker rallied 7.1 percent to 5 euros.

Belgian stocks:

Agfa-Gevaert NV (AGFB) : Europe’s largest maker of prepress products reports full-year earnings before the market opens. The company said Feb. 24 that net income exceeded 100 million euros last year. Agfa dropped 1.8 percent to 3.24 euros.

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI) : Eugenie Patri Sebastien SA, the investment vehicle of the Belgian families that have joint control over the world’s largest brewer, sold 3.1 million euros of the beermaker’s stock, according to a regulatory filing. AB InBev rose 1.5 percent to 40.55 euros.

Cie. Immobiliere de Belgique SA (IMMO BB): Belgium’s oldest publicly traded developer said full-year net income fell 32 percent to 10.6 million euros and cut its dividend to 1.25 euros a share. Immobel declined 1.8 percent to 32.88 euros.

Cie. Nationale a Portefeuille SA (NAT BB): Fingen SA’s 49.01 euro-a-share cash offer to buy out minority investors in Belgian billionaire Albert Frere’s main publicly traded investment company is scheduled to start March 30 and will end April 19, with payment due on May 3. Nationale a Portefeuille retreated 1 cent to 48.34 euros.

Financiere de Tubize SA (TUB) : The largest investor in Belgian drugmaker UCB SA (UCB BB) said it will maintain its dividend at 48 cents a share after dividend income from UCB rose 1.1 percent to 61.7 million euros last year. Tubize advanced 0.8 percent to 22.45 euros.

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