UPDATE 1-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on April 23

Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:47am EDT

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HELSINKI, April 23 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Tuesday:

NOKIA

Nokia won a court injunction that would prevent rival HTC Corp from using microphone components made by STMicroelectronics in HTC One phones.

SWEDBANK

The Swedish banking group posted a first-quarter operating profit that topped forecasts as net interest income beat expectations on Tuesday and said it expected to improve its credit rating during the year.

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SEB

The Swedish bank reported first-quarter operating profit of 3.717 billion crowns, missing the market's average forecast of 3.91 billion crowns.

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SANDVIK

The Swedish engineering group's first-quarter operating profit fell to 2.56 billion crowns from a year-ago 3.82 billion, weaker than the 2.97 billion crowns that markets expected.

It also saw order bookings hit in the first quarter as a slump in business from mining customers overshadowed signs of improvement in sectors such as the oil industry and construction.

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SCANIA

The Swedish truck maker, controlled by Germany's Volkswagen , is due to issue its first-quarter results shortly. Operating earnings are seen sliding to 2.08 billion crowns from a year-ago 2.32 billion while order bookings are seen up 16 percent from a year ago, according to a Reuters analysts' poll.

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STORA ENSO

Finnish forest group Stora Enso is expected to report a 28 percent drop in its first-quarter core operating profit due to weak demand in Europe's paper and sawn timber markets, a Reuters poll showed.

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KONE

The Finnish lift and escalator maker is expected to report a 13 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit to 150 million euros ($195.5 million), a Reuters poll of 17 analysts showed.

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METSO

Finnish engineering firm Metso is expected to report its first-quarter underlying earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) fell 4 percent to 134 million euros, a Reuters poll showed.

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ORION

Finnish drug maker Orion is expected to report a 6 percent drop in its first-quarter operating profit from a year ago, hurt by increasing generic competition due to its expiring Parkinson's drug patents, a Reuters poll of 8 analysts showed.

Orion has said it expects a slight fall in full-year 2013 operating profit from 2012.

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KEMIRA

The Finnish chemicals group is expected to report a 7 percent rise in its first-quarter adjusted operating profit to 41 million euros from a year ago, helped by its ongoing cost cutting program, a Reuters poll showed.

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(Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms) ($1 = 6.5285 Swedish crowns) ($1 = 0.7674 euros) (Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom)

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