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BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, Vinci: French Equity Preview

October 10, 2011

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The following is a list of companies whose shares may have unusual price changes in Paris. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last close.

France’s benchmark CAC 40 Index rose 0.7 percent to 3,095.56. The SBF 120 Index gained 0.6 percent to 2,355.44.

BNP Paribas SA (BNP FP) and Societe Generale SA (GLE FP): France’s largest banks denied a report in Le Journal du Dimanche that they may seek to raise 7 billion euros ($9.4 billion) and as much as 4 billion euros respectively to shore up their capital as part of a Europe-wide plan. BNP Paribas fell 1.5 percent to 31.55 euros, and Societe Generale dropped 0.9 percent to 20.51 euros.

PCAS SA (PCA FP): The chemical maker said third-quarter revenue dropped 0.5 percent to 33.5 million euros. The shares were unchanged at 2.4 euros.

Vinci SA (DG FP): Europe’s largest builder formed a partnership with Caisse de Depot et de Gestion du Maroc to buy 50 percent of Exprom, a Moroccan facilities management company. Vinci rose 1.2 percent to 33.40 euros.

--Editor: David Risser

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