Advini, Alten, LDC, Rhodia, Vet’Affaires: French Equity Preview

The following is a list of companies whose stocks 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 (CAC) gained 0.2 percent to 4,048.16.

Alten (ATE FP): The engineering services company said it plans a dividend of 1 euro ($1.43) a share. The stock gained 0.9 percent to 26.75 euros.

Advini (ADVI) : The winemaker said sales will grow in 2011 after an 11 percent increase to 189.5 million euros in 2010. Net income for the year was 9.5 million euros, it said. The shares rose 0.8 percent to 24 euros.

LDC (LOUP) SA: The chicken processor said fourth-quarter sales rose 5.4 percent to 697.6 million euros ($999.6 million). The company maintained its target for full-year operating profit. The shares climbed 1.3 percent to 76.48 euros.

Rhodia SA (RHA) : An employee shareholders group recommended Solvay SA’s 3.4 billion-euro takeover offer, saying the price is satisfactory. The shares gained 0.1 percent to 31.33 euros.

Vet’Affaires (VET FP): The clothing company said that net income rose to 5 million euros in 2010 from 1.8 million euros the previous year. It plans a one-time payout of 2 euros per share. The stock closed unchanged at 33.3 euros.

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