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Charter, EDF, Ferrovial, Jeronimo Martins: Europe Equity Preview

Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The following companies’ shares may have unusual moves in European trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.2 percent to 291.16. The Stoxx 50 Index gained 0.4 percent to 2,768.65. The Euro Stoxx 50 Index, a benchmark for nations using the euro, rose 0.1 percent to 3,064.54.

Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles (BME SM): The manager of Spain’s stock exchange will report fourth-quarter earnings before the market opens in Madrid. The shares dropped 3.2 percent to 22.43 euros.

Bouygues SA (EN FP): The French construction company beat Eiffage and Vinci to win a contract to build a new defense ministry building in Paris. The shares fell 0.6 percent to 33.50 euros.

Charter International Plc (CHTR LN): Europe’s biggest maker of welding gear is due to report full-year earnings. The company may report net income of 97.8 million pounds according to the average of three estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The stock fell 1.7 percent to 787.5 pence.

Corio NV (CORA NA): The largest Dutch property developer said fourth-quarter per-share profit excluding changes in asset values and deferred tax fell to 69 cents ($0.94) a share from 73 cents a year earlier. Corio increased 0.1 percent to 49.04 euros.

EDF SA (EDF FP): The power company was cut to “hold” from “buy” at Standard & Poor’s. The shares rose 3.7 percent to 32.62 euros.

Enagas SA (ENG SM): Bancaja Inversiones SA said in a regulatory filing it will sell its 5 percent stake in Enagas via an accelerated bookbuilding coordinated by Deutsche Bank AG. Enagas shares climbed 1.3 percent to 16.21 euros.

Eutelsat Communications (ETL FP): The world’s third-largest satellite company said first-half profit rose 25 percent, aided by demand for its orbital positions. The shares rose 0.4 percent to 28.89 euros.

Ferrovial SA (FER SM): The Spanish company’s BAA Ltd., the owner of London’s Heathrow airport, will likely have to sell two of its U.K. airports after the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a decision by a competition regulator. Ferrovial’s stock rose 0.7 percent to 8.91 euros.

Infineon Technologies AG (IFX GY): The supervisory board of Europe’s second-largest chipmaker confirmed Wolfgang Mayrhuber as its chairman, the Neubiberg, Germany-based company said on its website. The shares fell 0.9 percent to 8.04 euros.

Jeronimo Martins SGPS SA (JMT PL): Portugal’s biggest retailer is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings before the start of trading. The stock advanced 1 percent to 12.29 euros.

Royal Philips Electronics NV (PHIA NA): The world’s biggest lighting company said Jeroen van der Veer will succeed Jan-Michiel Hessels as chairman of the supervisory board effective March 31. Philips declined 0.4 percent to 23.45 euros.

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