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Aberdeen, Allied Irish, BG, Carphone: U.K., Irish Equity Preview

Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- The following is a list of companies whose shares may have unusual price changes in U.K. and Irish markets. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last market close.

The benchmark FTSE 100 Index fell 117.75, or 2.1 percent, to 5,550.95. The FTSE All-Share Index declined 1.9 percent, while Ireland’s ISEQ Index fell 0.4 percent.

Aberdeen Asset Management Plc (ADN LN): The U.K.’s largest independent fund-management company reported full-year underlying profit before tax of 210 million pounds. The firm will also pay a dividend of 3.8 pence a share. The shares dropped 1.3 percent to 179 pence.

Allied Irish Banks Plc (ALBK ID) and Bank of Ireland Plc (BKIR ID): Irish Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan said all bank deposits in Ireland are “guaranteed.” Allied Irish Banks climbed 3.8 percent to 35.5 euro cents in Dublin. Bank of Ireland gained 16 percent to 30.7 euro cents.

BG Group Plc (BG/ LN): Barclays Capital raised its recommendation for the oil company to “overweight” from “equal-weight.” The shares dropped 3.2 percent to 1,168.5 pence.

Carphone Warehouse Group Plc (CPW LN): Morgan Stanley lowered its recommendation for the U.K. mobile-phone retailer to “equal-weight” from “overweight.” The shares rose 0.2 percent to 377 pence.

Chrysalis Group Plc (CHS LN): The music publisher founded by Chris Wright was cut to “hold” at Peel Hunt Ltd. The stock fell 0.3 percent to 158 pence.

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK LN): The U.K.’s biggest drugmaker said it will increase research and manufacturing investments by more than 500 million pounds ($777 million) in its home country if the government lowers the tax rate on profits generated from U.K.-owned intellectual property. The stock fell 2.9 percent to 1,224.5 pence.

Northumbrian Water Group Plc (NWG LN): The company supplying water to about 4.4 million U.K. customers posted first-half net income of 87.8 million pounds, up from 62.9 million pounds a year earlier. The shares fell 1.8 percent to 331.9 pence.

Topps Tiles Plc (TPT LN): The U.K.’s biggest specialty tile retailer said full-year sales rose to 182.4 million pounds from 178.8 million pounds a year earlier. The stock fell 1.7 percent to 59 pence.

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