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Akzo Nobel, Maritime Belge, Sligro Food: Benelux Equity Preview

July 21 (Bloomberg) -- 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 1.4 percent to 330.65. Belgium’s Bel20 Index rose 2.2 percent to 2,455.29. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index gained 0.2 percent to 1,358.67.

Dutch stocks:

Akzo Nobel NV (AKZA NA): The world’s biggest paintmaker may say second-quarter net income fell to 217.6 million euros ($309.3 million), according to the average of 10 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg, from 273 million euros a year earlier. Akzo shares increased 0.9 percent to 42.14 euros.

Sligro Food Group NV (SLIGR NA): The Dutch supplier of food to restaurants and nursing homes may report first-half profit excluding some items of 29.9 million euros, according to the average of three analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The shares declined 0.4 percent to 24.40 euros.

Belgian stocks:

Cie. Maritime Belge SA (CMB BB): The owner of dry-bulk shipping company Bocimar International NV said second-quarter net income fell 76 percent to 14.8 million euros. Bocimar’s quarterly profit dropped to 16.1 million euros from 30.2 million euros a year earlier, which included a 10.1 million-euro gain from selling two capesize vessels. CMB shares increased 0.6 percent to 17.61 euros.

To contact the reporter on this story: John Martens in Brussels at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Angela Cullen at

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