Netgem, Sanofi-Aventis, Total, Vinci: 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) fell 83.58 points, or 2.2 percent, to 3,787.79 in Paris. The broader SBF 120 Index declined 2.1 percent to 2,860.89 points.

Netgem SA (NTG) : The supplier of set-top television boxes said Virgin Mobile France selected it to provide technology for its Virgin Box TV. The shares dropped 2.5 percent to 3.50 euros.

Sanofi-Aventis (SAN FP): France’s largest drugmaker received market authorization in Canada for Jevtana, a treatment for prostate cancer. The shares dropped 1 percent to 52.29 euros.

Total SA (FP) : France’s Industry Minister Eric Besson asked Total SA to modify gasoline prices for consumers after the International Energy Agency said its members would release crude from strategic reserves. The shares fell 1.6 percent to 37.97 euros.

Vinci SA (DG) : Europe’s largest construction group signed a five-year revolving credit facility for 4 billion euros with a group of 23 banks, the company said in an e-mailed statement today. Shares fell 1.9 percent to 41.72 euros.

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