Acciona, Gamesa, Poweo, Publicis, Shell: Europe Equity Preview
The following companies’ shares may have unusual moves in European trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses.
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.1 percent to 263.98. The Stoxx 50 Index slipped 0.2 percent to 2,485.47. The Euro Stoxx 50 Index, a benchmark measure for nations using the euro, declined 0.6 percent to 2,715.88.
Acciona SA (ANA) : Unibail-Rodamco SE (UL) , Europe’s largest publicly traded property company, plans to invest 500 million euros ($709 million) in two commercial centers in Spain, Expansion reported. The shares slid 2.4 percent to 68.26 euros.
Alcatel-Lucent SA (ALU FP): Chief Executive Officer Ben Verwaayen is “very confident” the French telecommunications equipment maker will meet its 2011 targets, Investir said, citing an interview. The shares gained 0.5 percent to 3.68 euros.
ArcelorMittal (MT) : The world’s biggest steelmaker’s Ukrainian unit appointed Christophe Cornier as head of its supervisory board. ArcelorMittal advanced 0.9 percent to 22.54 euros.
Asian Bamboo AG (5AB) (5AB GY): Shareholder Deminor Investment Management BV is urging other investors in the Hamburg-based owner of Chinese bamboo plantations not to lend their shares to short sellers following a selloff in the stock. The shares rose 16 percent to 24.15 euros.
British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (BSY) : News Corp. should pay an additional 4 billion pounds ($6.4 billion) to buy the 61 percent of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc that it doesn’t own, the Sunday Times said, citing Crispin Odey, the founder of a company with a 2.7 percent stake in BSkyB. The stock was unchanged at 835 pence.
Daimler AG (DAI) : Chief Financial Officer Bodo Uebber said a spinoff of the carmaker’s commercial-vehicles unit is “not in question,” Boersen-Zeitung reported. The shares rose 0.5 percent to 49.02 euros.
Fraport AG (FRA GY): The operator of Frankfurt airport isn’t in talks with the Frankfurt-Hahn airport about air-freight flight cooperation, the company said in an e-mailed statement today. Handelsblatt earlier reported that such talks were in progress. The shares fell 0.6 percent to 54.22 euros.
Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA (GAM SM): Europe’s second- largest wind turbine maker will set up an offshore technology center in Glasgow, the company said. The shares fell 0.3 percent to 5.26 euros.
HMV Group Plc (HMV) : The U.K. CD and DVD retailer will announce it has sold its 125-store Canadian business to private Hilco Consumer Capital’s private-equity arm, Valvo Capital Partners, the Sunday Telegraph reported, without saying where it got the information. The shares rose 2.7 percent to 9.45 pence.
Intervest Offices (INTO) NV: The Belgian unit of VastNed Offices/Industrial NV (VNOI NA) said it signed a lease agreement with Nike Inc. for warehouse space and offices that will generate about 2 million euros of rental income a year. Intervest Offices fell 0.2 percent to 21.68 euros. VastNed lost 0.3 percent to 11.585 euros.
Obrascon Huarte Lain SA (OHL) : The Spanish construction company may bid for Brazilian airports as part of its plans to boost its concessions business, Cinco Dias said, citing unidentified people with familiar with the matter. The shares sank 3.7 percent to 23.73 euros.
Poweo (ALPWO) SA: Verbund AG (VER) is in talks about selling its 46 percent stake in French utility Poweo to Enel SpA (ENEL) or Eni SpA (ENI) , Le Journal du Dimanche said, without saying where it got the information. The talks are at a preliminary stage, the newspaper said. Poweo shares rose 1 percent to 4.04 euros.
Publicis Groupe SA (PUB) : The French advertising company may spend about 700 million euros on acquisitions this year, compared with a previous target of 400 million to 500 million euros, Chief Executive Officer Maurice Levy said in an interview. Shares in Publicis fell 0.5 percent to 37.71 euros.
Royal KPN NV (KPN NA): Simyo, a virtual mobile operator owned by Royal KPN in Spain, sees “integrating” with other phone operators as an option as the market faces competition, El Mundo said, citing Fernando Reymundo, general director of the biggest Dutch phone company’s Spanish unit. KPN declined 0.3 percent to 10.005 euros.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) : Europe’s largest oil company will receive $876 million from the governments of Alberta and Canada to fund a carbon capture and storage project. Shell fell 0.3 percent to 23.78 euros.
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