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French Stocks: Camaieu, Rallye, Saint-Gobain, Thales, Virbac

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- France’s CAC 40 Index lost 0.2 percent to 3,819.17 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Paris. The SBF 120 declined 0.2 percent to 2,848.26.

The following shares rose or fell in Paris. Stock symbols are in parentheses.

Camaieu (AMA FP) gained 2.3 percent to 173.99 euros as the designer of women’s clothing said third-quarter revenue rose 11 percent to 197.2 million euros ($275.3 million).

IMS International Metal Service (IMS FP) rallied 4.6 percent to 12.55 euros as the metal distribution company said its third-quarter sales rose to 275 million euros from 196 million euros.

Rallye SA (RAL FP) rose 2.5 percent to 28.3 euros as the holding company for supermarkets and other retail outlets said sales rose 6.3 percent in the third quarter to 7.38 billion euros.

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (SGO FP) climbed 1.2 percent to 34.96 euros. The glassmaker said it is starting the procedure for a possible initial public offering of its packaging unit. The unit had sales last year of 3.45 billion euros, the company said.

Thales SA (HO FP) gained 5 percent to 29.72 euros. The company was upgraded to “buy” from “hold” at Societe Generale SA.

Virbac SA (VIRP FP) surged 4.9 percent to 114.3 euros. The manufacturer of antibiotics said its third-quarter sales rose to 154 million euros from 122 million euros. The company forecast sales growth of 8 percent to 10 percent in 2010.

To contact the reporter on this story: Adam Haigh in London at ahaigh1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Merritt at dmerritt1@bloomberg.net.

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