NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on July 25

HELSINKI, July 25 Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:26am EDT

HELSINKI, July 25 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Thursday:

STATOIL

The Norwegian oil and gas group reported second quarter operating results a touch below expectations on Thursday and maintained its guidance, including for both production and exploration activity.

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METSO

The Finnish engineering firm, due to publish quarterly earnings around 0900 GMT, is seen reporting a 7 percent drop in second-quarter underlying earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) to 164 million euros ($217 million), according to a Reuters poll of analysts.

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AMER SPORTS

The Finnish sporting goods group is expected to report a smaller second-quarter loss, helped by stronger sales and cost cuts, a Reuters poll of analysts showed.

Amer Sports results are due at around 1000 GMT.

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(Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms) ($1 = 0.7555 euros)

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