NORDIC STOCKS-Factors to watch on Feb 27

Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:34am EST

The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Thursday:


The Danish shipping and oil group reports its fourth-quarter earnings at 0700 GMT on Thursday.

It is expected to report a 16-percent decline in net profit to $808 million, mainly due to lower profit in its oil and container shipping business, according to a Reuters survey of analysts.

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WILLIAM DEMANT The world's second-biggest hearing-aid maker reports its half-year earnings at around 0700 GMT.

Its operating profit (EBIT) is seen rising 17.6 percent to 927 million Danish crowns ($170.60 million) in the second half of 2013, up from 789 million crowns in the same period last year..

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(Reporting by Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms)


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