Air Berlin, Deutsche Boerse, Q-Cells: German Equity Preview

Bloomberg: The following is a list of companies whose shares may have unusual price changes in Germany. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names, and prices are from the last close. The X-DAX Index fell 1 percent to 7766.95. The measure, derived from trading in DAX Index futures, provides an estimate of Germany’s benchmark index. The DAX increased 0.4 percent to 7,849.99.

Air Berlin AG (AB1 GY): Europe’s third-biggest discount airline plans to release monthly passenger-number figures. The shares fell 26 cents, or 2 percent, to 12.82 euros.

Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1 GY): Atticus Capital Holdings LLC, a New York-based hedge fund, said it is a “long-term shareholder” at Deutsche Boerse and is pleased with performance at the German stock-exchange operator. Deutsche Boerse shares advanced 8.69 euros, or 7.6 percent, to 123.28 euros.

Interseroh AG (ITS GY): The recycling company bought a stake an Ohio company to enter the U.S. scrap market, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported without citing its source. The shares fell 67 cents, or 1.5 percent, to 45.33 euros.

Q-Cells AG (QCE GY): The solar-energy company confirmed its outlook for sales and earnings.
Q-Cells expects to report 2007 sales of more than 800 million euros ($1.18 billion) and 2008 revenue of 1.2 billion euros, spokesman Stefan Lissner said today by telephone. The Thalheim, Germany-based company expects 2007 profit of 157 million euros, he said. The shares advanced 1.85 euros, or 2.1 percent, to 89.81 euros.


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