The Netherlands’ AEX-Index rose 1.26, or 0.4 percent, to 364.65 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Amsterdam, extending its weekly gain to 4.1 percent. Belgium’s Bel20 Index added less than 0.1 percent to 2,656.77.
The following were among the most active stocks in Benelux markets today. Symbols are in parentheses.
AND International Publishers NV (AND NA) surged 5.3 percent to 4.58 euros. The Dutch mapmaker and Navmii started selling turn-by-turn navigation for Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad tablet computer for the U.K. and Ireland through iTunes.
Spyker Cars NV (SPYKR NA) plunged 6.8 percent to 4.66 euros, paring its weekly gain to 4 percent. The owner of Saab Automobile AB posted a full-year loss before interest and taxes of 140 million euros ($197 million) and said the unprofitable Swedish automaker’s Chief Executive Officer Jan-Aake Jonsson will retire in May.
Agfa-Gevaert NV (AGFB BB) fell 3.1 percent to 3.14 euros, the biggest drop in a month. Europe’s largest maker of prepress products had its recommendation lowered to “hold” from “buy” at KBC Securities.
Separately, Agfa said fourth-quarter net income rose 60 percent.
Cie. Immobiliere de Belgique SA (IMMO BB) slumped 3.9 percent to 31.59 euros, the steepest decline since May 31. Belgium’s oldest publicly traded developer said full-year net income fell 32 percent to 10.6 million euros and cut its dividend to 1.25 euros a share.
Financiere de Tubize SA (TUB BB) advanced 2 percent to 22.90 euros, the biggest gain in almost three months. The largest investor in Belgian drugmaker UCB SA (UCB BB) said it will maintain its dividend at 48 euro cents a share.