Baccarat, Endesa, Neurones, Valeo, Vinci: Europe Equity Preview

Shares of the following companies may have unusual moves in European trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 1.7 percent to 225.33. The Stoxx 50 Index lost 1.8 percent to 2,117.63. The Euro Stoxx 50 Index (SX5E), a benchmark measure for nations using the euro, slipped 2 percent to 2,098.49.

Baccarat SA (BCRA) : The crystal manufacturer said its swung to a first-half net profit of 900,000 euros from a 611,000 euro year-ago loss. The shares rose 0.1 percent to 140.0 euros.

BioAlliance Pharma SA (BIO) : The cancer drug developer said it had a first-half loss of 8.75 million euros, compared with net income of 10.58 million euros a year earlier. The shares fell 1.8 percent to 3.36 euros.

Endesa SA (ELE) : The electricity company had its long-term credit rating raised to A- from BBB+ by Standard & Poor’s. The shares fell 0.9 percent to 17.13 euros.

Neurones SA (NRO) : The computer services company said first-half operating profit rose to 12.6 million euros from 10 million euros. The shares rose 0.4 percent to 7.28 euros.

Valeo SA (FR) : The car parts maker said it bought back 558,302 shares at average price of 33.14 euros to cover bonuses and stock options plans. The shares fell 5 percent to 34.44 euros.

Vinci SA (DG) : The construction company said it and Dutch builder Royal BAM Groep NV have finalized the financing for updating a section of the Berlin to Munich highway, a 220 million euro project. The shares fell 1.1 percent to 32.79 euros.

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