Argan, JCDecaux, Publicis, Vivendi: French Equity Preview

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

France’s benchmark CAC 40 Index (CAC) fell 0.1 percent to 4,003.11, while the broader SBF 120 Index (SBF120) lost less than 0.1 percent to 3,019.19.

Argan (ARG) SA: The warehouse owner reported first-half sales of 21.5 million euros, up 29 percent from the same period a year ago. The shares fell 1.8 percent to 13.55 euros.

JCDecaux SA (DEC) : The world’s second-largest seller of outdoor advertising created a 50/50 joint venture with Aeroports de Paris. The shares rose 0.6 percent to 22.59 euros.

Publicis Groupe SA (PUB) : The advertising company bought the 60 percent stake in Swiss advertising agency Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett it doesn’t already own. The shares rose 1.5 percent to 38.96 euros.

Vivendi SA (VIV) : The owner of the world’s largest music and video-game companies raised 1.75 billion euros ($2.5 billion) from its first bond sale in more than a year. The shares fell 0.2 percent to 19.02 euros.

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