Faiveley Transport, Manitou, Publicis: French Equity Preview

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

France’s CAC 40 Index rose 0.9 percent to 4,024.44. The broader SBF 120 Index also gained 0.9 percent.

Entreparticuliers.com (ALENT) : The provider of Internet real-estate ads said 2010 net income fell to 800,000 euros ($1.1 million), from 1.7 million euros a year earlier. The shares rose 0.6 percent to 4.72 euros.

Faiveley Transport (LEY) : The rail-parts supplier won a contract to supply the doors for 468 cars for the metro in Montreal, Canada. The stock climbed 0.2 percent to 69.20 euros.

Manitou BF SA (MTU) : The industrial-vehicle maker said it completed a merger agreement with SFERT, its holding company, which will give family shareholders 65.07 percent of Manitou’s share capital, compared with 63.23 percent previously. The stock rose 1.5 percent to 21.66 euros.

Publicis Groupe SA (PUB) : The owner of the Leo Burnett advertising agency named Jean-Yves Naouri executive chairman of Publicis Worldwide, and announced the departure of Richard Pinder, chief operating officer of the unit since 2006. The stock rose 3.5 percent to 40.01 euros.

Sopra Group (SOP FP): The consulting and computer-services company said shareholders will be invited to a general meeting in June to vote on the spinoff of Axway. The stock climbed 1.2 percent to 76.52 euros.

Staff & Line SA (ALSTA) : The software designer’s net loss widened to 1.3 million euros in 2010 from 0.2 million euros in 2009. The shares were unchanged at 2.48 euros.

Trigano SA (TRI) : The maker of trailers and caravans said sales rose 8.8 percent to 358.3 million euros in the fiscal first half. The stock fell 2 percent to 23.91 euros.

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