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 3.36, or 0.9 percent, to 359.74. Belgium’s Bel20 Index rose 20.40, or 0.8 percent, to 2,630.60. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index fell 1.1 percent to 1,430.49.
HAL Trust (HAL NA): HAL Holding NV, the investment firm owned by HAL Trust, is scheduled to report full-year earnings. HAL Trust increased 0.4 percent to 99.90 euros.
Banque Nationale de Belgique SA (BNB BB): Belgium’s publicly traded central bank said net income declined to 832 million euros ($1.17 billion) last year and will raise its ordinary dividend 31 percent to 166.12 euros a share. Banque Nationale de Belgique climbed 2.2 percent to 3,393 euros.
Exmar NV (EXM BB): Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Saverys sold 176,000 of the gas-tanker owner’s shares for an average 6.48 euros apiece in an off-market transaction on March 18, according to a regulatory filing. Exmar gained 3.9 percent to 6.48 euros.
Zenitel NV (ZENT BB): The maker of Vingtor communication systems for the shipping industry is scheduled to report full-year earnings before the start of trading. Zenitel was unchanged at 33 cents.