Gameloft, Klepierre, PPR, Publicis, SIPH: French Equity Preview

The following is a list of companies whose stocks may have unusual price changes in Paris. Symbols are in parentheses after company names and prices are from the last close.

France’s CAC 40 Index advanced 0.6 percent to 4,067.72 in Paris. The SBF 120 Index rose 0.5 percent to 3,049.74.

Gameloft (GFT FP): Europe’s biggest maker of games for mobile phones said sales rose 20 percent to 39.5 million euros ($58.1 million) in the first quarter. The shares fell 1.1 percent to 4.58 euros.

Klepierre SA (LI FP) Europe’s second-largest shopping-center owner said first-quarter sales increased to 254 million euros from 246.3 million euros a year earlier. The stock rose

1.6 percent to 27.15 euros.

PPR SA (PP FP): The owner of the Gucci fashion Brand reported first-quarter sales that beat analysts’ estimates and said it’s confident of surpassing its last year’s financial performance. Revenue from continuing operations rose 9.1 percent to 3.71 billion euros ($5.4 billion). The average estimate of four analysts compiled by Bloomberg was for sales of 3.61 billion euros. Luxury-goods sales climbed 26 percent, PPR said. The shares gained 0.3 percent to 118.45 euros.

Publicis Groupe SA (PUB FP): The owner of Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agencies said it bought a minority stake Tailor Made, a Brazilian agency, and may acquire the rest later. The stock climbed 0.1 percent to 37.44 euros.

Societe Internationale de Plantations d’Heveas SA (SIPH FP): The rubber producer said Chairman Yves Lambelin has been kidnapped and Jean-Louis Billion is taking over his role. The company also said net income rose to 66.1 million euros in 2010 from 38.9 million euros a year earlier. The shares jumped 4 percent to 102.95 euros.

Unibail-Rodamco SE (UL FP): Europe’s largest publicly traded real estate company named Michel Dessolain as chief strategy officer and Christophe Cuvillier as chief operating officer. The stock rose 0.1 percent to 155 euros.

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