NORDIC STOCKS-Factors to watch on May 1

COPENHAGEN Thu May 1, 2014 12:37am EDT

COPENHAGEN May 1 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Thursday:

NOVO NORDISK

Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, reports its first-quarter results at 0530 GMT on Thursday.

The company is expected to report a 4.0 percent rise in operating profit to 7.87 billion Danish crowns ($1.46 billion), boosted by strong sales of diabetes drug Victoza and modern insulins.

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DANSKE BANK

Denmark's biggest bank, Danske Bank reports its first-quarter result at 0600 GMT on Thursday.

It is expected to report a 58 percent rise in pretax profit to 3.5 billion Danish crowns, mainly due to lower loan impairment. Net result is estimated to be 2.53 billion crowns

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(Reporting by Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms) ($1 = 6.0033 Norwegian Kroner) ($1 = 5.3809 Danish Crowns) ($1 = 6.5625 Swedish Crowns)