November 2, 2012 / 7:26 AM / in 5 years

UPDATE 1-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Nov 2

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HELSINKI, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Friday:


The Norwegian oil services firm reported third-quarter earnings in line with analysts’ forecasts and said it expected demand to hold up in most of its markets, while the order backlog reached a new record level.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA), adjusted for one-off items in the year-ago period, rose 36 percent to 1.12 billion Norwegian crowns ($197 million).

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Alcatel-Lucent, a competitor of Sweden’s Ericsson, posted its second straight quarter of losses but confirmed its goals of achieving a second-half operating margin better than in the first half of the year and ending 2012 in a positive net cash position.

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Global regulators late on Thursday said Nordea would need the smallest extra capital buffer beyond Basel III requirements among banks whose size and complexity demanded such a cushion.

The capital surcharge listed for the group of banks that included Nordea was 1 percent against a top rate of 2.5 percent.

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U.S. Trimble, a rival of the Swedish measurement technology group Hexagon, nearly doubled its GAAP operating income in the third quarter.

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Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms $1 = 5.6828 Norwegian crowns

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