Gecina, Natixis, Neopost, Vinci, Vivendi: 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.

France’s CAC 40 Index gained 0.2 percent to 3,631.43 yesterday. The SBF 120 Index also climbed 0.3 percent.

Agta Record AG (AGTA FP): The maker of automatic and sliding doors reported net revenue of 3.1 million euros ($4 million) for the first half of the year, down from 6.1 million euros. The shares closed unchanged at 16 euros.

Air France-KLM Group (AF FP): Europe’s largest airline plans a low-cost structure to rival EasyJet Plc and Ryanair Holdings Plc on domestic French routes, Les Echos reported, without citing anyone. The shares rose 1.6 percent to 10.93 euros.

Gecina SA (GFC FP): France’s second-largest publicly traded property company named Gilles Bonnier as finance director. The shares rose 0.3 percent to 79.98 euros.

France Telecom SA (FTE FP): France’s biggest phone operator has proposed the creation of a joint television channel with the country’s soccer league, Les Echos reported, without citing anyone.

The company doesn’t want to renew its soccer broadcasting rights accord which ends in 2012, the newspaper said. The plan has the support of Canal Plus, Les Echos added. The shares slipped 0.3 percent to 16.14 euros.

Heurtey Petrochem SA (ALHPC FP): The producer of oil- industry equipment signed a 5 million-euro refining contract in Russia. Shares slipped 0.2 percent to 21.40 euros.

Societe Internationale de Plantations d’Heveas SA (SIPH FP): The rubber producer reported a first half net revenue of 17.5 million euros, up from 2.2 million euros a year earlier. Shares declined 1.7 percent to 62.90 euros.

Natixis SA (KN FP): The investment bank named Ghislaine Mattlinger as finance director. Shares fell 0.7 percent to 4.41 euros.

Neopost SA (NEO FP): The French mailroom equipment maker said second-quarter sales rose 6.9 percent from a year-earlier to 243.9 million euros. The shares dropped 0.2 percent to 55.66 euros.

Vinci SA (DG FP): The world’s biggest builder’s Vinci Park unit bought Meteor Parking in the U.K. The shares climbed 1.3 percent to 36.75 euros.

Vivendi SA (VIV FP): Vivendi’s pay-TV unit Canal Plus reported net income of 23 million euros for the first half of the year, up from 19 million euros a year earlier. The shares gained 0.7 percent to 19.47 euros.

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