NORDIC STOCKS-Factors to watch on May 7

OSLO Wed May 7, 2014 12:48am EDT

OSLO May 7 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Wednesday:

CARLSBERG

Danish brewer Carlsberg reports its first-quarter results at 0500 GMT on Wednesday.

The company is expected to post a 1.4 percent rise in operating profit before special items, dragged by sluggish sales in Eastern Europe.

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TELENOR

The Norwegian telecoms company is reporting its first-quarter earnings at 0500 GMT on Wednesday.

It is expected to report earnings before interest and taxes of 8.27 billion crowns ($1.39 billion), according to the mean average in a Reuters poll of analysts, up from 4.71 billion crowns at the same time a year ago.

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NORWEGIAN AIR

The Norwegian arline is reporting its first-quarter earnings early on Wednesday.

It is expected to post a pre-tax loss of 706 million crowns ($118.57 million), according to the mean average in a Reuters poll of analysts, up from 160 million crowns at the same time a year ago.

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SAMPO

The Finnish investment and insurance group reports its first-quarter earnings at around 0630 GMT on Wednesday.

The company is expected to post a 9-percent rise in its pretax profit to 403 million euros ($559 million).

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NOKIAN RENKAAT

The Finnish tyre maker reports its first-quarter results at 0500 GMT on Wednesday.

The company is expected to post a 11-percent fall in its operating profit to 68 million euros ($94 million), hurt by weak demand in Russia.

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FINNAIR

The Finnish airline reports its first-quarter results at 0600 GMT on Wednesday.

The company is expected to post a 28-percent higher operating loss of 23 million euros ($32 million).

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LUNDBECK

Danish pharmaceuticals group Lundbeck reports its first-quarter results at 0545 GMT on Wednesday.

The company is expected to post a 63.5 percent drop in operating profit to 557 million Danish crowns ($103.47 million), hit by lower sales of dementia drug Ebixa, caused by generic competition.

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FRED. OLSEN ENERGY

The Norwegian rig firm reports its first-quarter earnings at 0600 GMT on Wednesday.

It is expected to report earnings before interest and taxes of $47.2 million, according to the mean average in a Reuters poll of analysts, down from $79.4 million at the same time a year ago.

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SCHIBSTED

The Norwegian media house reports its first-quarter earnings at 0500 GMT on Wednesday.

It is expected to report group earnings before interest and taxes of 213 million crowns ($35.77 million), up from 147 million crowns at the same time a year ago.

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LUNDIN PETROLEUM

The Swedish oil firm reports its first-quarter earnings at 0500 GMT on Wednesday.

It is expected to report earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of $197 million, down 29 percent year-on-year.

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STOREBRAND

The Norwegian insurer reports its first-quarter earnings at 0530 GMT on Wednesday.

It is expected to post a group result of 585 million Norwegian crowns ($98.25 million), according to the mean average seen in a Reuters poll of analysts, up from 552 million crowns at the same time a year ago.

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(Reporting by Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms) ($1 = 5.9543 Norwegian Krones) ($1 = 0.7205 Euros)

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