NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on July 18

HELSINKI, July 18 Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:57am EDT

HELSINKI, July 18 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Friday:

TIETO

The Finnish IT services provider is expected to report an 11 percent adjusted operating profit rise in the second quarter, a Reuters poll of 10 analysts showed.

The report is due at 0500 GMT.

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WARTSILA

The Finnish industrial engine maker is expected to report a 7 percent adjusted operating profit rise in the second quarter, a Reuters poll of 17 analysts showed.

The report is due at 0530 GMT.

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HUHTAMAKI

The Finnish packaging maker, due to post its quarterly earnings around 0530 GMT, is expected to report a 9 percent rise in its adjusted operating profit in the second quarter, a Reuters poll showed.

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FORTUM

Finnish utility Fortum is seen reporting its comparable second-quarter operating profit fell 20 percent to 232 million euros, a Reuters poll showed.

Fortum is due to post its earnings report around 0600 GMT.

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SCHIBSTED

The media group is reporting its second-quarter results early on Friday.

It is expected to report a pre-tax profit of 249 million crowns, down 34 percent year-on-year, according to a Reuters poll of analysts.

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YARA INTERNATIONAL

The fertiliser maker is reporting its second-quarter results early on Friday.

It is expected to report a net profit of of 2.2 billion Norwegian crowns, up 19 percent year-on-year, according to a Reuters poll of analysts.

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REC SILICON

The solar company is reporting its second-quarter results early on Friday.

It is expected to report a net loss of of $10 million, down 91 percent year-on-year, according to a Reuters poll of analysts.

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KONE

The Finnish lift maker is due to report its quarterly earnings around 0900 GMT.

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CARGOTEC

The Finnish cargo-handling equipment maker is expected to report a 77 percent core operating profit fall in the second quarter, a Reuters poll of 11 analysts showed.

The report is due around 0930 GMT.

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