Cofinimmo, Pairi Daiza, TNT Express: 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 dropped 1 percent to 329.17. Belgium’s Bel20 Index lost 1.2 percent to 2,426.96. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index advanced 0.1 percent to 1,341.38.
AFC Ajax NV (AJAX) : The only publicly traded Dutch soccer club reached a conditional agreement about the transfer of keeper Maarten Stekelenburg to AS Roma SpA. Ajax added 0.7 percent to 7 euros.
TNT Express NV (TNTE NA): Europe’s second-biggest express- delivery service may say second-quarter net income was 25.9 million euros ($37.3 million), the average estimate in a Bloomberg survey of four analysts. TNT Express dropped 1.4 percent to 7.05 euros.
Cofinimmo SA (COFB BB): Belgium’s biggest real-estate investment fund may report second-quarter earnings excluding some items of 1.88 euros a share, according to the average of three analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Cofinimmo (COFB) dropped 0.5 percent to 96.62 euros.
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA (GBLB) : The Belgian investment firm controlled by billionaires Albert Frere and Paul G. Desmarais said first-half net income rose 40 percent to 415.9 million euros and reported net debt of 728 million euros on July 22. GBL retreated 0.3 percent to 58.82 euros.
Pairi Daiza SA (PARD BB): The owner of the Pairi Daiza botanical and animal park said fiscal full-year net income fell 57 percent to 1.1 million euros. Pairi Daiza will maintain its gross dividend at 1.05 euros a share. The shares last traded for 23.50 euros on July 28.
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