Archos, Bureau Veritas: French Equity Market Preview for Aug. 9

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 4.7 percent to 3,125.19, while the broader SBF 120 Index (SBF120) fell 4.8 percent to 2,368.34.

Archos (JXR) : The maker of tablet computers posted a first-half profit of 1.7 million euros. The shares fell 8.8 percent to 7.27 euros.

Bureau Veritas SA (BVI) : The consulting-services provider said it acquired Civil-Aid Technoclinic Pty, an Indian provider of evaluation services for public and industrial infrastructure. The shares fell 3.9 percent to 51.59 euros.

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