UPDATE 1-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on April 17

Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:19am EDT

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(Updates SKF, Millicom)

HELSINKI, April 17 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Wednesday:

SKF

The world's biggest bearings maker posted a slightly bigger than expected fall in first quarter operating profit to 1.48 billion Swedish crowns ($232 million) slightly missing a mean forecast of 1.54 billion in a Reuters poll of analysts.

SKF, seen as a bellwether for the broader manufacturing sector, forecast demand would be relatively unchanged in the second quarter.

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MILLICOM

Emerging markets telecoms group Millicom reported first-quarter core profit above expectations and repeated its full-year guidance.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were $494 million versus a mean forecast of $487 million in a Reuters poll of analysts and $517 million in the year-ago quarter.

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GETINGE

Swedish medical technology group Getinge is due to release its first-quarter report at about 1000 GMT. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax and amortisation are seen at 818 million crowns, a Reuters poll of analysts showed.

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(Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms) ($1 = 6.3756 Swedish crowns) (Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom)

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