Exmar, HAL, Lotus Bakeries, Transics: Benelux Equity Preview
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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 advanced 1.7 percent to 281.26. Belgium’s Bel20 Index rose 1.5 percent to 2,202.59. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index increased 2.2 percent to 1,144.07.
HAL Trust (HAL) : HAL Holding NV, the investment firm owned by HAL Trust, is scheduled to publish first-half results after the market closes. The shares climbed 3.4 percent to 83.88 euros.
Exmar NV (EXM) : The operator of the world’s largest fleet of midsize gas tankers said it will distribute an interim dividend of 15 euro cents ($0.22) a share, down from 30 cents a year earlier, after reporting a first-half loss of $37.9 million, according to final figures. The shares gained 3.1 percent to 4.38 euros.
Lotus Bakeries (LOTB) NV: The maker of caramelized biscuits and Peijnenburg gingerbread said first-half net income climbed 20 percent to 11.3 million euros because of a reversal of last year’s dollar-hedging losses. The shares rose 2.1 percent to 389 euros.
Miko (MIKO) NV: The Belgian coffee distributor and maker of plastic food containers said first-half net income increased 7.9 percent to 4.17 million euros. The shares added 0.5 percent to 49.23 euros.
Recticel SA (REC) : The Belgian maker of foam, car- interior trim and Lattoflex mattresses is scheduled to report first-half earnings before the start of trading. Recticel increased 3.3 percent to 5.63 euros.
Transics International NV (TRAN) : Belgium’s biggest maker of on-board computers for trucks said first-half net income rose fourfold to 2.59 million euros and reiterated its forecast that full-year sales will advance at least 10 percent. The shares were unchanged at 6.34 euros.
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