France’s CAC 40 Index gained 3.2, or 0.1 percent, to 4,005.5 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Paris. The broader SBF 120 Index lost less than 0.1 percent.
The following is a list of companies whose shares rose or fell in the French equity market today. Stock symbols are in parentheses.
Carrefour SA (CA FP) surged 5.3 percent to 35.79 euros. The world’s second-largest retailer, with the backing of major shareholders, may create separate stock-exchange listings for its Dia discount chain and real-estate units, Le Figaro reported, without saying where it got the information. Carrefour said it had yet to decide whether to split off the units.
Manitou BF (MTU FP) soared 8.4 percent to 20.99 euros. The industrial-vehicle maker said fourth-quarter revenue jumped 35 percent to 243 million euros ($333 million) and forecast 20 percent revenue growth in 2011.
PPR SA (PP FP) advanced 2.9 percent to 116.75 euros. Steinhoff International Holdings Ltd., Africa’s largest furniture maker, agreed to buy Conforama Holdings SA fir 1.2 billion euros from the French owner of the Bottega Veneta luxury brand and the FNAC chain of bookstores.
Technip SA (TEC FP) gained 1 percent to 70.97 euros. Europe’s second-largest oilfield-services provider said it bought all the assets of Subocean Group Ltd., a Scottish supplier of cables for offshore wind farms.