Egyptian Stocks: Credit Agricole Egypt and Heliopolis Housing

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s benchmark EGX 30 Index advanced for the first time in four days, increasing 0.8 percent to 4,424.02 at the 2:30 p.m. close in Cairo, bringing the gain this week to 1.9 percent.

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Credit Agricole Egypt (CIEB EY) climbed 3.8 percent, the most since July 13, to 9.02 Egyptian pounds. The Cairo-based lender said nine-month profit declined 26 percent to 239.2 million pounds ($40.1 million). That implies a third-quarter profit of 98.46 million pounds, according to Bloomberg calculations, beating the 78.75 million-pound mean estimate of four analysts profit on Bloomberg.

Heliopolis Housing (HELI EY) advanced as much as 2.1 percent before closing 0.5 percent higher at 13.76 pounds, the highest since Oct. 23. The Egyptian property developer said nine-month profit increased 9.4 percent to 41.5 million pounds from a year earlier.

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