Affine, AuFeminin.com, Highco, Pharmagest: French Equity Preview

Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- The following companies’ shares may be active in Paris. Symbols are in parentheses after company names and prices are from the last close.

France’s CAC 40 Index rose 66.56 points, or 2.2 percent, to 3,154.20. The SBF 120 Index advanced 2.1 percent.

Affine SA (IML FP): The real-estate company reported first-half net income of 21.8 million euros ($31.6 million) compared with an 11.6 million-euro loss a year earlier. The shares advanced 0.2 percent to 16.62 euros.

AuFeminin.com SA (FEM FP): The operator of Internet sites said first-half net income rose to 5.61 million euros from 4.87 million euros a year earlier. The shares rose 4.2 percent to 15.63 euros.

HighCo (HCO FP): The marketing and communications consultant said first-half net income declined to 5.66 million euros from 6.57 million euros. The shares were unchanged at 7.50 euros.

MRM (MRM FP): The real-estate investment company agreed to sell two buildings for 39.6 million euros. The shares fell 0.2 percent to 6.51 euros.

Pharmagest Interactive (PHA FP): The computer-services company said first-half net income increased to 6.02 million euros from 5.52 million euros a year earlier. The shares rose 2.8 percent to 40.80 euros.

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