Mobistar, Randstad, Shell, Unilever: 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 rose less than 0.1 percent to 359.71. Belgium’s Bel20 Index gained 0.1 percent to 2,750.77. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index advanced 0.1 percent to 1,413.23.

Dutch stocks:

Randstad Holding NV (RAND) : The world’s second-largest staffing company may say first-quarter net income rose to 41.9 million euros ($61.6 million), according to the average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, from 21.8 million euros a year earlier. Randstad fell 0.4 percent to 38.40 euros.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) : Europe’s biggest oil company may say profit excluding one-time items and inventory changes rose to $6.17 billion, according to the average of nine analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg, from $4.83 billion a year earlier. Shell gained 1.1 percent to 26.05 euros.

Unilever NV (UNA) : The world’s second-biggest consumer- goods company may say sales rose to 10.8 billion euros in the first quarter, the average of 15 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg, from 10.1 billion euros a year earlier. Unilever added 0.3 percent to 22.96 euros.

Belgian stocks:

Mobistar SA (MOBB) : Belgium’s second-biggest mobile- phone company may report first-quarter earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization fell to 131.1 million euros, according to the average of 10 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Mobistar retreated 0.2 percent to 50.55 euros.

UCB SA (UCB) : The maker of the Cimzia rheumatoid- arthritis medicine is scheduled to give some first-quarter financial results. UCB lost 0.8 percent to 32.12 euros.

Van de Velde NV (VAN) : The maker of luxury lingerie said first-half revenue growth excluding acquisitions will exceed 7 percent and forecast that its Intimacy stores in the U.S. will add about $42 million to 2011 sales. Van de Velde advanced 0.4 percent to 40.35 euros.

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