MADRID, April 30 The following Spanish stocks
may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on
Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and
cannot vouch for their accuracy:
TELEFONICA, BT GROUP
Telefonica and BT are making progress on several agreements
to share networks and services in the British market in a move
to gain ground over landline and wireless competitors, Expansion
reported on Tuesday.
Separately, Telefonica said it would sell 40 percent of
assets in Central America for $500 million.
Spanish infrastructure firm Abertis ABE.MC posted a 23
percent rise in first-quarter core profit, boosted by
contribution from new assets in Chile and Brazil.
Spanish bank Popular on Tuesday posted a net profit of 104
million euros in the first quarter of the year, beating a
Reuters poll forecast of 88 million euros, thanks to assets
sales worth 193 million euros.
Spanish stock market operator BME BME.MC said on Tuesday its
first quarter net profit dropped 7.1 percent to 33 million
euros, largely due to a short-selling ban in place until Jan. 31
and the prolonged recession.
Wind turbine maker Gamesa returned to profit in the first
quarter, posting a net profit of 7 million euros ($9.2 million),
the company said after market close on Monday.
Telecoms company Jazztel reported on Monday evening a 3
percent rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2013 to 12.1
Stainless steel maker Acerinox said on Monday it had signed
a syndicated factoring contract worth 370 million euros.