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AST, ECA, Eiffage, Lanson-BCC, Wendel: French Stock Preview

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

France’s CAC 40 Index fell 38.26, or 1 percent, to 4,004.87 in Paris. The SBF 120 Index fell 0.8 percent to 3,008.78.

AST Groupe (ASP) : The property developer said first- quarter sales rose to 24.9 million euros from 18.6 million euros. The shares fell 0.7 percent to 4.30 euros.

ECA (ECASA) : The defense contractor said first-quarter revenue rose to 23 million euros from 22.7 million euros. Shares were unchanged at 16.68 euros.

Eiffage SA (FGR) : The construction company said that first-quarter sales rose to 2.99 billion euros from 2.91 billion euros and that orders were in line with forecasts. Shares fell 1.4 percent to 44.77 euros.

Lanson-BCC (LAN) : The champagne maker said first-quarter revenue rose 12 percent to 54.8 million euros. Shares fell 0.8 percent to 59.00 euros.

Wendel (MF) : The investment firm said first-quarter revenue was 1.44 billion euros, compared with a pro-forma 1.2 billion euros, and said growth is recovering in mature markets. Shares fell 1.3 percent to 81.97 euros.

To contact the reporters on this story: James Hertling in Paris at jhertling@bloomberg.net; Laurence Frost in Paris at lfrost4@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vidya Root in Paris at vroot@bloomberg.net

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