Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on July 30

ZURICH, July 30 Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:46am EDT

ZURICH, July 30 (Reuters) - The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Wednesday:

NOVARTIS

Moves by three of the four major U.S. contact lens makers to set price floors for many of their products, preventing low-cost retailers from discounting the expensive devices, have drawn scrutiny from lawmakers.

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NOBEL BIOCARE

Swiss dental implant maker Nobel Biocare confirmed on Tuesday that it has been approached by potential buyers and is in "very early" talks with them about its sale.

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HOLCIM

The Swiss cement maker will post second-quarter results at 0500 GMT.

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VONTOBEL

Swiss bank Vontobel will post first-half results at 0500 GMT.

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COMPANY STATEMENTS

* Swiss Finance & Property Investment AG said net profit excluding revaluation effects and deferred taxes increased by 17 percent 4.8 million Swiss francs in the first half, according to preliminary unaudited results.

* Bucher Industries posted a 4.2 percent rise in first-half sales, but said it expects a moderate fall in profitability from the record high in the year before.

ECONOMY

* UBS consumption indicator for June due at 0600 GMT.

* KOF indicator for July due at 0700 GMT

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