Air Liquide, Casino, Neopost, SQLI: French Equity Preview

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 rose 5.7 percent to 3,023.38. The SBF120 Index increased 5.6 percent to 2,315.36

Air Liquide (AI FP): The industrial gas producer said it signed a long-term contract with Petkim Petrokimya Holding AS to supply gases to its Aliaga site. The shares rose 4 percent to 88.67 euros.

Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (CO) : The French supermarket retailer’s Colombian retail unit Exito said it raised $1.4 billion in a share issue to fund its expansion. The shares rose 4.6 percent to 58.44 euros.

Neopost SA (NEO) : The supplier of mailroom equipment said first-half net income fell to 63.7 million euros from 70.9 million euros. The stock rose 4.9 percent to 57.71 euros.

SQLI SA (SQI) : The IT and internet services consulting firm said posted first half net income of 1.4 million euros, compared with a year-earlier loss of 1.5 million euros. The shares rose 13 percent to 90 euro cents.

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