Exmar, HAL, National Bank of Belgium: Benelux Equity Preview

March 24 (Bloomberg) -- 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.

Dutch stocks:

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.

Belgian stocks:

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.

To contact the reporters on this story: John Martens in Brussels at jmartens1@bloomberg.net; Maaike Noordhuis in Amsterdam mnoordhuis@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Angela Cullen at acullen8@bloomberg.net; Vidya Root at vroot@bloomberg.net