The following companies may have unusual price changes in Benelux markets. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are from the previous close.
The AEX-Index in Amsterdam advanced 2.99, or 0.9 percent, to 356.14. Belgium’s Bel20 Index rose 16.16, or 0.6 percent, to 2,631.01. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index lost 0.2 percent to 1,526.91.
HITT NV (HITT NA): The Dutch maker of aircraft traffic control software received 3 million euros worth of orders for airports in Vietnam, Germany and Sweden. HITT added 0.4 percent to 4.65 euros.
Atenor Group SA (ATEB BB): The developer that is building Belgium’s tallest residential skyscraper said Allianz SE bought the South City project’s Broodthaers office in Brussels in a transaction valuing the 17,700 square-meter property at about 70 million euros ($92 million). Atenor had a 40 percent stake in the development. The shares were unchanged at 34 euros.
Cie. Maritime Belge SA (CMB BB): Chief Executive Officer Marc Saverys bought 135,000 of the Belgian shipping company’s shares for an average of 22.13 euros each, according to a regulatory filing. CMB gained 1.7 percent to 22.64 euros.
KBC Groep NV (KBC BB): Viking Global Investors LP increased its short position in Belgium’s biggest bank and insurer by market value to 0.34 percent of outstanding shares on Dec. 20 from 0.31 percent on Dec. 17, according to a regulatory filing. KBC advanced 1.1 percent to 27.07 euros.
Parc Paradisio SA (PARD BB): The owner of the Pairi Daiza botanical and animal park said it bought Traiteur Paulus SA, a Belgian catering firm with annual sales of 7 million euros, for an undisclosed amount. Parc Paradisio climbed 3.9 percent to 25.98 euros.
BIP Investment Partners SA (BIP LX): The investment firm with holdings in RTL Group SA and EVS Broadcast Equipment SA said it will record a gain of 8.45 euros a share after completing the sale of its 49.7 percent stake in SGG SA to Cobepa SA. BIP Investment Partners was unchanged at 55.75 euros.