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Bouygues, Havas, NRJ, Vivalis: French Equity Preview

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(Corrects to show Vivalis had a loss in the first half last year.)

Aug. 31 (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 5.54 points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,159.74. The SBF 120 Index advanced 0.3 percent.

Bouygues SA (EN FP): The French building, television and telecommunications company delayed publication of its second-quarter earnings until 7:00 a.m. in Paris, citing a “financial transaction.” The shares rose 1.5 percent to 23.09 euros.

Colas SA (RE FP): The construction company reported a first-half net income of 2 million euros, compared with a year-earlier loss of 29 million euros. The stock fell 0.1 percent to 126.69 euros.

Financiere de l’Odet (ODET FP): The holding company said first-half net income doubled to 222 million euros. The stock declined 0.5 percent to 312 euros.

Haulotte Group (PIG FP): The maker of lifting platforms for building sites said its first-half net loss narrowed to 14.7 million euros from a loss of 16 million euros. The shares rose 3.3 percent to 10.21 euros.

Havas SA (HAV FP): The owner of the Euro RSCG advertising agency had first-half net income of 53 million euros, compared with 49 million euros a year earlier. The shares fell 0.2 percent to 2.75 euros.

Lanson-BCC (LAN FP): The champagne maker said first-half revenue advanced to 109 million euros from 104.3 million euros. The shares added 3.1 percent to 50 euros.

NRJ Group (NRG FP): The French radio station group said first-half net income gained to 16.1 million euros from 9.9 million euros. The stock rose 2 percent to 7.14 euros.

Vinci SA (DG FP): The French construction company said first-half net income rose 16 percent to 814 million euros. The stock advanced 0.4 percent to 35.54 euros.

Vivalis SA (VLS FP): The stem-cell research concern reported a first-half loss of 3.07 million euros, compared with a loss of 5.92 million euros a year earlier. The stock slid 0.6 percent to 6.66 euros.

To contact the reporter on this story: Frank Connelly in Paris at fconnelly@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew Rummer at arummer@bloomberg.net

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