April 24, 2012 / 5:36 AM / 6 years ago

NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on April 24

HELSINKI, April 24 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by Q1 earnings results and other factors on Tuesday:


An ownership reshuffle at Russian number two mobile company Megafon will hand control of the company to billionaire Alisher Usmanov, see the firm list and pay a dividend of $5.15 billion, part-owner TeliaSonera said.

The deal solves a long-running dispute between the owners which has meant that cash-rich Megafon has never paid a dividend to shareholders. Telia said it expected to receive around 22 billion Swedish crowns ($3.25 billion) from the deal.

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The Swedish banking group posted 3.7 billion Swedish crowns in operating profits, above the 3.4 billion expected in a Reuters poll of analysts.

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The Nordic banking group posted first-quarter operating profit of 1 billion euros, flat from a year earlier and slightly above market expectations.

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The Finnish steel maker is expected to report a swing into first-quarter adjusted operating loss of 5.1 million euros from a profit of 25 million euros a year ago, according to analysts. Rautaruukki results are due at 0600 GMT.

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The Finnish lift and escalator maker Kone is seen reporting a rise of 3.4 percent in first-quarter operating profit to 123 million euros. Kone results are due at 0930 GMT.

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Finnish pulp and paper firm Stora Enso is expected to report quarterly adjusted operational profit of 139 million euros down 46 percent from a year earlier.

Results are scheduled at around 1000 GMT and shareholders will convene for an annual meeting at 1300 GMT.

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The Finnish chemicals firm reported a 15 percent fall in first-quarter operative EBIT and cut its full-year outlook.

It said it now expects revenue and operative EBIT for 2012 to be around the same level as in 2011. It previously forecast improvements from a year earlier.

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Eyes on Nokia after chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc reported solid first-quarter results and forecast second-quarter revenue growth ahead of Wall Street estimates.

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