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Criteria, Ebro Foods, Sacyr Vallehermoso: Spanish Equity Preview

June 06, 2011

June 6 (Bloomberg) -- The following companies may have unusual price changes in Spanish trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and share prices are from the previous close.

Spain’s IBEX 35 added 24.7 points, or 0.2 percent, to 10,285.70.

Criteria CaixaCorp SA (CRI SM): The investment company said it received 338,967 orders valued at 1.74 billion euros for its bonds that convert into shares of CaixaBank SA. Criteria shares added 2 cents, or 0.4 percent, to 5 euros.

Ebro Foods SA (EBRO SM): Corporacion Financiera Alba SA said it signed up for an equity swap to buy 3.08 million shares of Ebro Foods, equivalent to 2 percent of the company. Ebro shares gained 5 cents, or 0.3 percent, to 16.32 euros. Alba (ALB SM) shares were unchanged at 41 euros.

Sacyr Vallehermoso SA (SYV SM): Disa Corp. Petrolifera SA boosted its direct stake in Sacyr Vallehermoso SA to 13.01 percent from 12.9 percent, according to a regulatory filing to Spain’s stock market regulator.

Disa now owns 13.01 percent of Sacyr directly as well as another 2.9 percent through its association with Grupo Satocan SA, according to a separate filing. Sacyr shares fell 3 cents, or 0.5 percent, to 7.30 euros.

--Editors: Shaji Mathew, Phil Serafino.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sharon Smyth in Madrid at ssmyth2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew Blackman at ablackman@bloomberg.net.


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