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Boskalis, Roularta, SBM Offshore, Sipef: Benelux Equity Preview

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Aug. 18 (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 0.4 percent to 292.65. Belgium’s Bel20 Index rose 0.4 percent to 2,254.71. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index lost 1.5 percent to 1,158.49.

Dutch stocks:

Grontmij NV (GRONT NA): The Dutch designer of roads and bridges may say first-half net income rose to 7.2 million euros ($10.4 million), according to the average of two analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Grontmij climbed 3.6 percent to 11.65 euros.

Royal Boskalis Westminster NV (BOKA NA): The world’s biggest dredging company may say first-half net income fell to 115.6 million euros, according to the average estimate of five analysts in a Bloomberg survey. Boskalis lost 0.5 percent to 26.50 euros.

SBM Offshore NV (SBMO NA): The world’s biggest supplier of floating oil and gas production platforms may report a first-half net loss of $259.8 million, according to the average estimate of six analysts in a Bloomberg survey. SBM Offshore increased 0.4 percent to 13.96 euros.

Belgian stocks:

Cie. Maritime Belge SA (CMB BB): The owner of dry-bulk shipping company Bocimar International NV said it spent almost 4.39 million euros buying back 285,000 of its own shares in the period from Aug. 9 through Aug. 17. The shares gained 5.3 percent to 16.59 euros.

Roularta Media Group NV (ROU BB): Belgium’s biggest magazine publisher is scheduled to report first-half earnings before the start of trading. The shares increased 1 percent to 18.89 euros.

Sipef NV (SIP BB): The Belgian owner of palm-oil and rubber plantations in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea may report first-half profit excluding some items of $41.8 million, according to the average of two analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The shares retreated 0.4 percent to 57 euros.

To contact the reporters on this story: John Martens in Brussels at jmartens1@bloomberg.net; Fred Pals in Amsterdam at fpals@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Angela Cullen at acullen8@bloomberg.net; Andrew Rummer at arummer@bloomberg.net.

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