Asseco, Enea, Mercor, Pulawy: Central Europe Stock Preview

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

Poland’s WIG20 Index lost less than 0.1 percent, the Czech PX Index fell 1 percent and Hungary’s BUX Index added 0.4 percent.

Asseco Poland SA (ACP) : Central Europe’s largest software maker said second-quarter net income declined to 182.7 million zloty ($63.8 million) from 205.4 million zloty a year earlier. That compares with the 184.6 million-zloty mean estimate of six analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Asseco shares fell 1.4 percent to 38.21 zloty.

Enea SA (ENA) : Poland’s third-largest utility will probably say second-quarter net income reached 210.5 million zloty, according to a mean estimate of four analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Enea lost 1.1 percent to 17.36 zloty.

Mercor SA (MCR) : The Polish producer of fire-protection systems plans to spend as much as 10 million zloty to buy back its shares through the end of 2012, the company said in a regulatory filing on Aug. 26. It will seek shareholders’ approval for the buyback on Sept. 23, according to the statement. Mercor share advanced 0.5 percent to 8.12 zloty.

Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP PW): Poland’s largest fertilizer producer reports earnings for its 2011 financial year ended June 30. Pulawy advanced 4.8 percent to 99.5 zloty.

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