Vallourec, Riber, Gecina, Paref: French Equity 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 (CAC) rose 1.3 percent, to 4,027.74 in Paris. The SBF 120 Index gained 1.2 percent 3,031.50.

Vallourec SA (VK) : Groupe Bollore (BOL) sold shares of the producer of steel pipes and retains a 1.7 percent stake. Vallourec rose 2.3 percent to 87.90 euros. Bollore rose 0.8 percent to 173.90 euros.

Riber SA (RIB) : The maker of machinery to produce semiconductors said it sold two research systems. Shares were unchanged at 3.41 euros.

Gecina SA (GFC) : The real-estate investment company sold 21 logistics assets to Carval for 114 million euros. The shares fell 0.8 percent to 102.20 euros.

Paref (PAR) SA: The real estate investment company said the payment of its 2010 dividend of 3 euros a share will be made from May 25. The shares slid 0.5 percent to 62 euros.

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