The following companies may have unusual price changes in Benelux markets. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are from the previous close.
Vastned Offices/Industrial NV (VNOI NA): The property fund that plans to merge with Nieuwe Steen Investments NV said its first-half direct investment result fell to 10.1 million euros ($14.3 million) from 13.1 million euros a year earlier. The shares lost 3.4 percent to 9.50 euros.
Vastned Retail NV (VASTN) : The Dutch owner of shopping centers in the Netherlands, Spain, France and Belgium said its first-half direct investment result was unchanged at 33.6 million euros. The shares fell 4.3 percent to 42.90 euros.
Delhaize Group SA (DELB) : The owner of the Food Lion supermarkets in the U.S. may say second-quarter net income rose to 118.8 million euros, according to the average of six analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg, from 114 million euros a year earlier. Delhaize retreated 0.3 percent to 47.03 euros.
Dexia SA (DEXB) : Belgium’s largest bank by assets reported a record quarterly net loss of 4.03 billion euros, which included a 377 million-euro pretax writedown of Greek debt holdings, and said central-bank funding increased to about 34 billion euros at the end of June. Dexia decreased 1.5 percent to 1.66 euros.
Omega Pharma NV (OME BB): Belgium’s biggest supplier of pharmacy products reported first-half earnings excluding some items rose to 1.45 euros a share from 1.44 euros a year earlier. Earnings missed the 1.52 euro-a-share median estimate of five analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News. Omega Pharma (OME) dropped 2.6 percent to 30.77 euros.
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