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Heineken, Royal Vopak, Ageas, Befimmo: Benelux Equity Preview

Aug. 24 (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 0.7 percent to 278.32. Belgium’s Bel20 Index lost 0.1 percent to 2,138.51. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index fell 0.3 percent to 1,100.57.

Dutch stocks:

Heineken NV (HEIA NA): The world’s third-largest brewer by volume is scheduled to report first-half results. Heineken fell 0.8 percent to 36.21 euros.

Royal Vopak NV (VPK NA): The world’s largest chemical and oil storage company may report first-half earnings before interest and taxes of 223 million euros, according to the median estimate of five analysts surveyed in a Bloomberg poll. Vopak rose 1.5 percent to 31.22 euros.

Wavin NV (WAVIN NA): Europe’s largest maker of plastic pipes for sewers may report second-quarter sales of 397 million euros, according to the median estimate of four analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Wavin fell 0.3 percent to 6.08 euros.

Belgian stocks:

Ageas (AGS BB): The insurer formerly known as Fortis reports second-quarter results before the market opens. The shares dropped 3.5 percent to 1.09 euros.

Befimmo SCA (BEFB BB): Belgium’s second-biggest real-estate investment fund, said fiscal nine-month earnings before property valuation losses and changes in the value of derivatives declined 16 percent and maintained its dividend forecast. The shares fell 0.1 percent to 55.64 euros.

Agfa-Gevaert NV (AGFB BB): Europe’s largest maker of prepress products reports second-quarter results before the market opens. Agfa shares rose 1.6 percent to 1.88 euros.

To contact the reporters on this story: Fred Pals in Amsterdam at; Jones Hayden in Brussels at

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Angela Cullen at; James Ludden at

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