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Areva, Michelin, Total, Sperian, Vinci: 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. Share prices are from the last close.

May futures on France’s CAC 40 Index lost 9.50 to 3,758 at 8:13 a.m. in Paris.

The CAC 40 rallied 53.62, or 1.4 percent, to 3,840.62 yesterday. The SBF 120 climbed 1.5 percent.

Areva (CEI FP): The world’s biggest builder of nuclear reactors said first-quarter revenue rose 6.5 percent to 1.9 billion euros ($2.52 billion), helped by projects in China. The company confirmed its forecast for “strong” net income growth. The investment certificates rose less than 0.1 percent to 380.25 euros.

Compagnie des Alpes (CDA FP): The ski-resort company said first-half revenue rose 10 percent to 343.9 million euros. The shares rose 1.9 percent to 24.46 euros.

Dassault Systemes SA (DSY FP): The company, whose software is used to design cars and aircraft, had its shares cut to “hold” from “buy” at Deutsche Bank AG. The stock increased 5.1 percent to 48.98 euros.

Manitou BF (MTU FP): The crane and forklift manufacturer reported first-quarter revenue of 162 million euros, down from 192 million euros a year earlier. The shares rose 0.8 percent to 13.36 euros.

Michelin & Cie. (ML FP): The world’s second-biggest tiremaker said first-quarter revenue rose 12 percent to 3.9 billion euros, led by a rebound in sales to truckmakers in Latin America and Asia and to logistics companies. The shares added 1.8 percent to 53.46 euros.

Piscines Desjoyaux SA (PDJ FP): The swimming-pool maker reported a first-half net loss of 887,000 euros compared with a profit of 46,000 euros a year ago. The stock was unchanged at 8 euros.

Quantel (QUA FP): The laser maker said first-quarter revenue fell to 10.8 million euros from 11.5 million euros a year earlier. The shares rose 4.9 percent to 3.45 euros.

Sperian Protection (SPR FP): The maker of protective gear was cut to “hold” from “buy” at Societe Generale. The stock added 0.5 percent to 70.20 euros.

Total SA (FP FP): Europe’s third-biggest oil company reported first-quarter adjusted net income of 2.3 billion euros. That compares with the average analyst estimate of 2.37 billion euros. The stock advanced 1.9 percent to 42.04 euros.

Vinci SA (DG FP): The world’s biggest builder said it’s in exclusive talks with Apax Partners SA to buy Faceo, a facility management company that had 430 million euros in revenue last year. The shares rose 1 percent to 42.10 euros.

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