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 0.45, or 0.1 percent, to 359.94. Belgium’s Bel20 Index gained 1.78, or 0.1 percent, to 2,768.34. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index added 0.9 percent to 1,429.81.
TNT NV (TNT NA): The Dutch mail carrier that’s spinning off its express division may report first-quarter earnings before taxes and interest of 156 million euros ($231 million), based on the average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. TNT gained 0.3 percent to 16.625 euros.
Vastned Offices/Industrial NV (VNOI): The Dutch property-investment company that agreed to merge with Nieuwe Steen Investments NV is scheduled to report after the market closes. Vastned dropped 0.6 percent to 13.48 euros.
Vastned Retail NV (VASTN NA): The Dutch owner of shopping centers in the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium is scheduled to report earnings after the market closes. Vastned Retail gained 0.3 percent to 51.75 euros.
Belgacom SA (BELG BB): Belgium’s telecommunications regulator said a single, undisclosed company plans to bid for the fourth wireless-3G license in the country, according to a statement posted on its website. Belgacom SA, Mobistar SA and Royal KPN NV hold the existing 3G licences. Belgacom rose 1 percent to 26.555 euros.
Devgen NV (DEVG BB): The Belgian developer of hybrid rice, sunflower, sorghum and pearl millet said Monsanto Co.’s stake was diluted to 4.31 percent following the private placement of stock in which Devgen raised 26.8 million euros. The stock fell 0.4 percent to 6.93 euros.
KBC Ancora CVA (KBCA BB): The largest shareholder of KBC Groep NV said net debt increased to 8.32 euros a share as of March 31 from 8.22 euros a share on Dec. 31 and it won’t distribute a dividend over fiscal 2011 earnings. The shares were unchanged at 13.16 euros.
Mobistar SA (MOBB BB): France Telecom has no plan to favor a sale of its Belgian unit Mobistar SA or consolidate its activities in the country, Olaf Swantee, the company’s executive vice president for operations in Europe, told l’Echo newspaper. Shares in Belgium’s second-largest mobile-phone company dropped 0.4 percent to 50.09 euros.