May 7, 2013 / 5:11 AM / 5 years ago

UPDATE 1-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on May 7

(Updates with results)

HELSINKI, May 7 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Tuesday:


Danish brewer Carlsberg’s first-quarter operating profits and revenue exceeded forecasts, as strong beer sales in Asia helped cushion a decline in mature European markets as well as in its former growth driver Russia.

It reported first-quarter EBIT of 661 million Danish crowns ($115.93 million), beating the market’s average forecast of 626 million. Quarterly sales was 13.3 billion crowns, compared to the market’s consensus forecast for 12.8 billion.

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The Swedish oil company, which has struck its key finds offshore Norway, posted first-quarter earnings in line with market expectations and stood by its production guidance for the full year.

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The Nordic region’s biggest construction group is to post first-quarter results at 0600 GMT. The company’s operating profit is seen rising to 484 million Swedish crowns ($74.1 million) from a year-ago 148 million, according to a Reuters poll of analysts.

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The world’s second biggest security services group is scheduled to publish first-quarter results at around 1100 GMT. Operating earnings are seen rising 6 percent to 678 million Swedish crowns ($103.85 million), a Reuters poll of analysts showed.

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The Norwegian oil services firm reported first-quarter EBITDA of 103 million Norwegian crowns ($17.65 million), below the market’s consensus forecast for 121 million.

It said it sees potential revenues of over 15 billion crowns.

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Finnish clothing and home furnishings retailer Marimekko reported a wider first-quarter loss due to a costly expansion in the United States and weaker sales in Finland.

Its quarterly operating loss grew to 1.3 million euros compared to 0.9 million euros a year earlier. Sales grew 10 percent from a year earlier to 20.7 million euros, but the number of stores was up 19 percent at 108 shops.

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