The following is a list of companies whose shares may have unusual price changes in Frankfurt. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names. Share prices are from the last close.
DAX Index futures expiring in September gained 0.5 percent to 7,485.5 at 8:39 a.m. in Frankfurt. The benchmark DAX Index slipped 0.1 percent to 7,431.19 yesterday.
BASF SE (BAS GY): The world’s biggest chemicals company forecast costs of about 100 million euros ($143 million) a year for carbon-emission allowances in 2013 to 2020, a spokesman for the company said, confirming comments made by BASF board member Harald Schwager. The shares climbed 1 percent to 68.45 euros.
Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1 GY): NYSE Euronext shareholders will vote today on the company’s $9.33 billion takeover by the operator of the Frankfurt exchange, a deal that would create the world’s largest exchange operator. The shares rose 0.2 percent to 53.23 euros.
Evotec AG (EVT GY): The company will start a three-year integrated drug discovery deal with UCB to identify small molecule modulators involved in CNS disorders. The shares gained 0.9 percent to 2.61 euros.
Fielmann AG (FIE GY): Europe’s largest chain of optical stores said first-half pretax profit rose 9.1 percent as customers bought more discount glasses. Profit before taxes increased to 86 million euros in the first six months of the year, the company said, citing preliminary figures. Sales increased 7.1 percent to 522 million euros. The shares dropped 1.4 percent to 77.89 euros.
ThyssenKrupp AG (TKA GY): Germany’s largest steelmaker plans to raise as much as 1.68 billion euros in a share sale to help it reduce debt. The shares slipped 0.5 percent to 34.75 euros.