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KAS Bank, Royal Ahold, Ackermans, EVS: Benelux Equity Preview

Aug. 25 (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 1.2 percent to 281.58. Belgium’s Bel20 Index rose 2.9 percent to 2,200.36. Luxembourg’s LuxX Index gained 3.4 percent to 1,137.69.

Dutch stocks:

KAS Bank NV (KA NA): The largest Dutch independent securities-clearing firm may report first-half profit before taxes of 13 million euros, analyst Dirk Peeters at KBC Securities estimates. KAS Bank rose 1.1 percent to 9.20 euros.

Koninklijke BAM Groep NV (BAMNB NA): The biggest Dutch construction company reports first-half earnings. BAM rose 2.5 percent to 3.16 euros.

Royal Ahold NV (AH NA): The Dutch owner of Stop & Shop supermarkets in the U.S. may report second-quarter net earnings of 217 million euros ($313 million), according to the average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Ahold rose 2.3 percent to 8.34 euros.

SNS Reaal NV (SR NA): The Dutch bank and insurer may report first-half net earnings of 65 million euros, according to the average of six analyst estimates. SNS Reaal rose 3.9 percent to 2.26 euros.

Stern Groep NV (STRN NA): The largest Dutch car dealer reported first-half net income of 4.28 million euros. Stern slipped less than 0.1 percent to 20.45 euros.

Belgian stocks:

Ablynx NV (ABLX BB): The Belgian developer of medicines derived from antibodies found in llamas is scheduled to report first-half earnings after the close of trading. Ablynx shares rose 0.7 percent to 6.04 euros.

Ackermans & van Haaren NV (ACKB BB): The investment firm with holdings in dredging, financial services and private equity reports first-half earnings before the start of trading. The company had net income of 73.5 million euros a year earlier. The shares rose 1.8 percent to 57.54 euros.

Cie. d’Entreprises CFE SA (CFEB BB): The construction firm that owns half of Dredging Environmental & Marine Engineering NV is scheduled to report first-half earnings after the close of trading. CFE shares rose 4 percent to 38.61 euros.

EVS Broadcast Equipment SA (EVS BB): The world’s biggest supplier of digital disk recorders for outside broadcast trucks reports second-quarter earnings before the start of trading. EVS gained 1.3 percent to 39.91 euros.

Tessenderlo Chemie NV (TESB BB): The world’s second-largest maker of potassium sulphate used in fertilizers reports second-quarter earnings before the start of trading. Tessenderlo advanced 0.9 percent to 24.95 euros.

To contact the reporters on this story: Maaike Noordhuis in Amsterdam mnoordhuis@bloomberg.net; Jones Hayden in Brussels at jhayden1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Angela Cullen at acullen8@bloomberg.net; James Ludden at jludden@bloomberg.net.

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