French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on March 28


Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:53am EDT

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.

PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN
PSA Peugeot Citroen said it successfully completed the 1
billion euro capital increase announced last month to cement its
planned alliance with General Motors.

EADS
Airbus sees a market in Latin America for some 2,000 commercial
airplanes, worth $197 billion, over the next 20 years, Rafael
Alonso, the company’s senior vice president for Latin America
and the Caribbean, said on Tuesday.

TOTAL

A cloud of explosive natural gas boiling up from the North
Sea out of a leak at Total’s evacuated Elgin platform forced
another shutdown off the Scottish coast on Tuesday as the French
firm warned it could take six months to halt the flow.

NEOPOST

Neopost on Tuesday predicted that 2012 sales would grow by
at least 2 percent at constant exchange rates and forecast a
current operating margin of around 25.5 percent of sales.

Neopos also achieved a current operating margin of 25.6
percent and sales of over 1 billion euros for 2011 and proposed
to pay a dividend of 3.90 euros per share, unchanged from 2010.

BENETEAU

Beneteau on Tuesday posted first-half sales of 289 million
euros, down 6.3 percent. Boat sales alone fell 11.7 percent and
Beneteau kept its objective to outperform the contracting boat
markets, with boat sales down by around 11 percent for FY
2011-12.

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