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BBA Aviation, Next, Sage Group: U.K., Irish Equity Preview

The following is a list of companies that may have unusual share-price changes in U.K. and Irish markets. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last market close.

The benchmark FTSE 100 Index rose 12.98 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,082.88. The FTSE All-Share Index gained 0.2 percent while Ireland’s ISEQ Index fell 1 percent.

BBA Aviation Plc (BBA LN): The U.K. provider of services to private and corporate jets said first-quarter revenue rose 13 percent from a year earlier. Organic sales advanced 6 percent, the London-based company said today in a Regulatory News Service statement. The shares gained 0.2 percent to 217.5 pence.

BP Plc (BP/ LN): A BP unit agreed to pay $25 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit stemming from two oil spills in Alaska and other alleged environmental violations. BP’s shares fell 1 percent to 457.95 pence.

Legal & General Group Plc (LGEN LN): The U.K.’s fourth-biggest insurer by market value said first-quarter sales rose 12 percent, helped by demand for savings products. The stock advanced 0.8 percent to 123.8 pence.

Next Plc (NXT LN): The retailer increased its basic full-year earnings-per-share estimate. The shares slid 0.7 percent to 2,222 pence.

Sage Group Plc (SGE LN): The U.K.’s largest software maker said first-half sales rose to 742.7 million pounds from 718.9 million pounds a year earlier. Revenue had been predicted at 736.5 million pounds, the average of 13 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The shares rose 0.6 percent to 286.7 pence.

-- Editor: Jason Carey

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