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E-Star Alternativ Jumps a Third Day as Earnings Improve in March

April 16, 2012

E-Star Alternativ Nyrt. (ESTAR), a Hungarian energy company, gained for a third day after reporting that earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose in March.

The shares rose 3.9 percent to 2,680 forint by 11:37 a.m. in Budapest, after sinking to 2,500 forint, the lowest since May 2009, on April 11. Ebitda came in at 1.435 million euros ($1.87 million) last month, a 12 percent increase from February, the company said in a statement to the Budapest Stock Exchange today.

“We are a bit positively surprised with the March results,” Peter Szentirmai, a Budapest-based analyst at KBC Groep NV (KBC)’s broker unit, wrote in a research report, citing the increase in Ebitda.

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