Air France, Next, Rhoen Klinikum, Sky Deutschland: Europe Equity Preview

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

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced 0.2 percent to 263.64. The Stoxx 50 Index advanced 0.2 percent to 2,490.18. The Euro Stoxx 50 Index, a benchmark measure for nations using the euro, rallied 0.4 percent to 2,522.34.

Air France-KLM (AF) : The airline expects to return to normal service today as a four-day strike by pilots and other workers ends. Air France gained 0.4 percent to 5.08 euros.

Next Plc (NXT) : The U.K.’s second-largest clothing retailer was raised to “buy” from “hold” by Charlie Muir- Sands, an equity analyst at Deutsche Bank AG, with a 12-month price estimate of 3,100 pence. The shares fell 0.1 percent to 2,719 pence.

Rhoen Klinikum AG (RHK) (RHK GY): The operator of emergency health-care facilities was raised to “hold” from “sell” by Jacob Thrane, an equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, with a 12- month price estimate of 17 euros. The shares advanced 1.7 percent to 15.26 euros.

Sky Deutschland AG (SKYD) (SKYD GY): The German pay-television provider controlled by News Corp. started selling about 71 million new shares to fund growth. Sky Deutschland fell 3.6 percent to 2.23 euros.

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