NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on April 24

HELSINKI, April 24 Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:42am EDT

HELSINKI, April 24 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Thursday:

ELISA

The Finnish telecom operator, due to publish its quarterly report around 0530 GMT, is expected to report a 10-percent rise in first-quarter profit with the help of cost-cuts and easing price competition, a Reuters poll showed.

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WARTSILA

The Finnish industrial engine maker is expected to report a 24 percent rise in quarterly adjusted operating profit, helped by large deliveries of its ship engines and power plants.

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NOVOZYMES

The Danish industrial enzymes maker is expected to report a 15.5 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit aided by strong sales growth in the United States' ethanol sector, a Reuters poll showed.

The earnings report is expected to be released at 0600 GMT.

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HUHTAMAKI

The Finnish packaging maker is expected to report its first-quarter core operating profit rose 12 percent from a year ago, helped by cost-cuts in its food service disposable business.

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KONECRANES

The Finnish crane maker is expected to report a 5 percent fall in quarterly adjusted operating profit amid slow demand and tight competition at its biggest market Europe, according to a Reuters poll.

The report is due at 0600 GMT.

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KESKO

The Finnish retailer is due to post its first-quarter numbers at 0600 GMT.

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METSO

Finland's Metso, due to publish its quarterly report at 0900 GMT, is expected to report a fall in orders and profit in the first quarter as miners held off from buying its crushers and grinders amid global economic uncertainty.

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RAUTARUUKKI

The steelmaker, which is set to be combined with SSAB , is expected to report first-quarter sales at the same level as a year earlier as European steel demand remained weak.

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AMER SPORTS

The sporting goods company is expected to report its first-quarter adjusted operating profit rose 10 percent from a year earlier, boosted by stronger sales of high-margin products such as clothing.

Amer is due to publish its report at 1000 GMT.

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