Aegon, EVS Broadcast, KBC, Wereldhave: 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 declined 0.1 percent to 360.55. Belgium’s Bel20 Index lost 0.5 percent to 2,719.31. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index rose 0.1 percent to 1,441.72.

Dutch stocks:

Aegon NV (AGN) : The insurer may report first-quarter net income of 337.3 million euros ($479 million), according to the average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Aegon rose 1.8 percent to 5.38 euros.

Pharming Group NV (PHARM) : The drug developer may report a first-quarter loss excluding some items of 16.4 million euros, according to the average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Pharming fell 2 percent to 15 cents.

Wereldhave NV (WHA) : The property investor is scheduled to report first-quarter results before the start of trading. Wereldhave retreated 0.1 percent to 70.82 euros.

Belgian stocks:

EVS Broadcast Equipment SA (EVS) : The maker of television-production equipment is scheduled to report first- quarter earnings before the start of trading. EVS declined 0.6 percent to 44.80 euros.

KBC Groep NV (KBC) : Belgium’s biggest bank and insurer by market value may say first-quarter net income rose to 650.5 million euros, according to the average of eight analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg, from 442 million euros a year earlier. KBC gained 2 percent to 27.91 euros.

Zetes Industries SA (ZTS) : The maker of Belgium’s electronic identity cards said first-half earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization will rise more than 40 percent from a year earlier. Zetes retreated 0.3 percent to 18.50 euros.

To contact the reporters on this story: John Martens in Brussels at jmartens1@bloomberg.net; Jurjen van de Pol in Amsterdam at jvandepol@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Angela Cullen at acullen8@bloomberg.net; Craig Stirling at cstirling1@bloomberg.net.

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