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French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 8
September 8, 2017 / 4:54 AM / 3 months ago

French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 8

Sept 8 (Reuters) - Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact on the region’s markets or individual stocks.

CAC-40 September futures up 0.04 pct at 0608 GMT

VIVENDI

French media group Vivendi is close to reaching a preliminary deal with Italy’s communications watchdog on cutting its stake in Silvio Berlusconi’s broadcaster Mediaset, two sources said on Thursday.

STMICROELECTRONICS

The Paris-based Euronext bourse said on Thursday that it had decided to remove Nokia from its CAC 40 index in an annual review, and would instead include STMicroelectronics .The changes will be effective from Sept.18.

AIR FRANCE-KLM

Air France-KLM says August passenger traffic rose 3.4 percent.

SANOFI

Sanofi and and Regeneron said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation status to cemiplimab for the treatment of adults with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Pending data results, the companies anticipate submitting a biologics license application for cemiplimab with the FDA in the first quarter of 2018.

NICOX

Nicox said its first-half operating loss narrowed to 11.6 million euros

BOURBON

Bourbon said it named Gael Bodenes as its new CEO, replacing Christian Lefèvre who is leaving to become CEO of JACCAR Holdings as of October 1.

BOIRON Boiron reported H1 operating result lower by 5.4 pct at 41.1 million euros. Co said that it remains cautious on development of its sales and results for 2017.

COLAS Colas acquired 50 pct stake in 6 quarry companies in southwest France.

NATIXIS Natixis said it acquires 40 pct of BPCE Assurances from Macif and Maif .

RUBIS Rubis reported H1 current operating income higher by more than 10 pct at 177 million euros. Co said an increase in activity and integration of acquisitions in H2 is expected to sustain earnings growth over full year 2017.

SAVENCIA Savencia said that its outlook for H2 is unfavorable. Co doubled its H1 net income to 62 million euros compared to last year.

SOFINA Sofina H1 net income group share increased to 190.8 million euros. Co didn’t give any estimate of the results for full year due to uncertainties of the financial and stock markets.

LVMH A private equity firm backed by French luxury goods giant LVMH has invested in South Korean startup sunglass maker Gentle Monster, banking on the Korean pop culture boom to fuel sales of the country’s luxury brands.

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