Eiffage, Pierre & Vacances, Ingenico: French Equity Preview

The following is a list of companies whose stocks may have unusual price changes in Paris. Symbols are in parentheses after company names and prices are from the last close.

France’s CAC 40 Index rose 0.9 percent to 4,012.68, while the broader SBF120 Index rose 0.9 percent.

BNP Paribas SA (BNP FP): The bank was downgraded to “neutral” at UBS AG. The shares rose 1.8 percent to 53.24 euros.

CGGVeritas (GA FP): The world’s largest seismic surveyor of oilfields was cut to “underweight” from “neutral” at JPMorgan Chase & Co. The shares added 1.4 percent to 22.19 euros.

Edenred SA (EDEN FP): The retail-voucher company split from Accor SA last year said fourth-quarter sales rose 13 percent to 279 million euros. The shares fell 0.8 percent to 18.65 euros.

Eiffage SA (FGR FP): France’s third-largest construction company won a 3.4 billion-euro contract to for a high-speed rail link between Le Mans and Rennes. The shares advanced 3.6 percent to 35.03 euros.

Esker SA (ALESK FP): The designer of business management software said it expects 2011 revenue growth of about 10 percent. The shares rose 1 percent to 6.92 euros.

Groupe SEB SA (SK FP): The world’s largest maker of countertop kitchen appliances said full-year revenue rose to

3.65 billion euros, from 3.18 billion euros a year earlier. The shares rose 0.3 percent to 78.72 euros.

Ingenico SA (ING FP): The world’s largest payment-terminal manufacturer said 2010 revenue is likely to exceed 900 million euros, more than it previous forecast. The shares climbed 1.6 percent to 27.36 euros.

L’Oreal SA (OR FP): The world’s largest cosmetics maker was raised to “outperform” from “neutral” at Exane. The shares increased 0.8 percent to 83.91 euros.

Pierre & Vacances SA (VAC FP): The operator of holiday resorts said first-quarter revenue climbed 12 percent to 367.7 million euros. The shares rose 0.1 percent to 61.8 euros.

Rhodia SA (RHA FP): The specialty chemicals company was raised to “neutral” from “underweight” at JPMorgan Chase & Co. The shares added 0.4 percent to 24.41 euros.

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