MADRID, Jan 20 (Reuters) - 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 is also considering Talk-Talk and Liberty Global, aside form Hutchinson, as possible interested parties in the acquisition of its O2 unit in the UK, El Economista reported citing market sources.
Citigroup raises its stance on Banco Popular to “neutral” from “sell” with a price target of 4 euros per share and raises BBVA to “buy” with a price target of 8.7 euros per share.
B-1998, an investment vehicle for FCC shareholder Esther Koplowitz, has reduced its stake in the Spanish builder from around 24.5 percent to 22.43 percent, the company said on Monday.
Caixabank and investor group Larranza sold out of B-1998, and were paid in FCC shares previously owned by B-1998, it said. The transaction had been expected, as part of a reorganisation after Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim agreed to become FCC’s top shareholder.
Spanish oil group Repsol said on Monday its refining margins had jumped 41 percent in the fourth quarter from the third, while production rose 1.3 percent in the period.
Separately, Repsol plans to sell and leaseback its headquarters to help pay for the recent acquisition of Canada’s Talisman, Expansion reported without citing sources.
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