NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Nov 2

HELSINKI Fri Nov 2, 2012 3:04am EDT

HELSINKI Nov 2 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Friday:

ERICSSON

Alcatel-Lucent, a competitor of Sweden's Ericsson, posted its second straight quarter of losses but confirmed its goals of achieving a second-half operating margin better than in the first half of the year and ending 2012 in a positive net cash position.

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NORDEA

Global regulators late on Thursday said Nordea would need the smallest extra capital buffer beyond Basel III requirements among banks whose size and complexity demanded such a cushion.

The capital surcharge listed for the group of banks that included Nordea was 1 percent against a top rate of 2.5 percent.

For a table of the surcharges, double click

HEXAGON

U.S. Trimble, a rival of the Swedish measurement technology group Hexagon, nearly doubled its GAAP operating income in the third quarter.

For the Trimble statement, double click

For more on Hexagon, double click

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