EDF Energies Nouvelles, Esker, L’Oreal: 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 (CAC) gained 0.7 percent to 3,908.58 in Paris. The SBF 120 Index (SBF120) also rose 0.7 percent.

Aufeminin.com SA (FEM) : The operator of websites targeted at women said first-quarter sales rose 11 percent to 9 million euros and net income advanced 1.7 percent to 1.9 million euros. The shares rose 2.1 percent to 19.59 euros.

EDF Energies Nouvelles SA (EEN) : The power-generation company said its Mexican unit agreed to buy two wind-energy projects with a capacity of 324 megawatts. The shares slipped less than 0.1 percent to 40.17 euros.

Esker SA (ALESK) The provider of business software to manage electronic documents said first-quarter sales rose 13 percent to 8.39 million euros. The shares declined 1.2 percent to 6.74 euros.

HF Co. (HF) : The maker of television receivers and Internet-access equipment said first-quarter sales rose 0.3 percent to 36 million euros. The shares fell 6.7 percent to 15.54 euros.

Linedata Services (LIN) : France’s largest maker of financial software for leasing and credit companies said first- quarter sales fell 7.5 percent to 31.7 million euros. The shares rose 0.7 percent to 12.70 euros.

L’Oreal SA (OR) : The world’s largest cosmetics maker, reported first-quarter sales rose 9.3 percent to 5.16 billion euros, beating analysts’ estimates as customers bought more Maybelline makeup and Ralph Lauren fragrances. The shares rose 1.8 percent to 83.20 euros.

PCAS SA (PCA FP): The chemical maker said first-quarter sales climbed 6.3 percent to 44.05 million euros. The shares fell 0.4 percent to 2.63 euros.

Spir Communication (SPI) : The publisher of free weekly newspapers and real estate magazines said first-quarter sales rose 3.9 percent to 146.7 million euros. The shares gained 0.6 percent to 40.51 euros.

Virbac SA (VIRP) : The maker of veterinary vaccines and drugs said first-quarter sales rose 18 percent to 159.9 million euros. The shares rose 1 percent to 117.30 euros.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rudy Ruitenberg in Paris at rruitenberg@bloomberg.net.

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