OSLO May 16 The following stocks may be
affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Friday:
The paper and hygiene firm is on the look out for
acquisitions in the United States to broaden its product
portfolio there, daily Dagens Industri wrote on Friday.
"Our ambition is to find new product categories in the US.
We are looking for acquisitions," it quoted SCA CEO Jan
Johansson saying. "Only offering a small range to retailers puts
us in a weak position."
The paper said SCA tried to buy Johnson & Johnson's feminine
hygiene products unit last year but the price was too high. The
unit was bought by Energizer Holdings for $185 million.
SCA mainly sells to restaurants, hospitals and other
non-retail clients in the United States.
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Oil services firm Archer reporters first quarter earnings
and revenues above forecasts on Friday and said increased
activity levels in U.S. markets could lead to a firming price
environment in the second half of the year.
Its earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation
totalled $39.5 million, above forecasts for $37 million while
revenues at $505 million beat expectations for $483 million.
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(Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm
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