Eurocommercial, Galapagos, WDP: Benelux Equity Market Preview

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 declined 3.03, or 0.8 percent, to 357.52. Belgium’s Bel20 Index gained 2.73, or 0.1 percent, to 2,722.04. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index fell 0.3 percent to 1,437.51.

Dutch stocks:

Eurocommercial Properties NV (ECMPA NA): The Dutch owner of shopping centers in France and Italy may report fiscal third-quarter earnings excluding some items of 47 cents a share, according to the average of four analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Eurocommercial was unchanged at 35.10 euros.

Grontmij NV (GRONT NA): The Dutch designer of roads and bridges reports first-quarter earnings before the start of trading. Grontmij rose 0.5 percent to 15.60 euros.

Belgian stocks:

Connect Group NV (CONN BB): The Belgian contract maker of electronics for clients including Barco NV reported first-quarter profit of 1 million euros and said its order backlog rose to 73 million euros as customers brought forward orders on concern they will face a shortage of components. Connect Group was unchanged at 2.20 euros.

Galapagos NV (GLPG BB): The drug-discovery company that halted a test of an experimental rheumatoid-arthritis medicine last month gives a first-quarter trading update before the start of trading. Galapagos declined 0.3 percent to 10 euros.

Warehouses De Pauw CVA (WDP BB): Belgium’s third-biggest real-estate investment fund is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings before the market opens. WDP lost 0.4 percent to 39.62 euros.

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