NORDIC STOCKS-Factors to watch on May 21

Wed May 21, 2014 1:32am EDT

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

A.P. MOLLER-MAERSK

The Danish shipping and oil group is expected to report a 36 percent rise in net profit to $1.07 billion for the first quarter, mainly due to a better result at the container shipping unit Maersk Line. The report is due around 0600 GMT.

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NOVO NORDISK

Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, said late on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had informed the company that an FDA Advisory Committee meeting was tentatively scheduled for Sept. 11 to discuss Novo's new drug application for liraglutide 3 mg for the treatment of obesity. Novo submitted the application in December 2013.

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

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