NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on April 15

HELSINKI, April 15 Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:13am EDT

HELSINKI, April 15 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Monday:

OUTOKUMPU

A consortium led by Aperam is the front runner for the acquisition of Outokumpu's plant in Terni, Italy, market sources said, while three other firms are also still in the running.

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KESKO

The Finnish retailer and wholesaler said its March sales fell 12 percent year-on-year to 791 million euros ($1.04 billion), citing lower number of monthly selling days as well as weakened market at its hardware chain.

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CARLSBERG

The Danish brewer is close to agreeing on a 450 million Danish crowns ($79 million) sponsorship deal with the European football association UEFA, regarding the European championships in France in 2016, daily Jyllands-Posten said.

That is double the amount the brewer spend on its sponsorship of last year's championship in Ukraine and Poland, Jyllands-Posten said.

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(Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms) ($1 = 0.7635 euros)

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