August 23, 2013 / 5:32 AM / 4 years ago

NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Aug 23

HELSINKI, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Friday:


The Danish engineering group FLSmidth & Co is expected to report a 19 percent increase in second-quarter operating profit to 384 million Danish crowns ($68.7 million), a Reuters survey of analysts showed.

The result are due at 0600 GMT.

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The dry bulk shipper is reporting its second-quarter results on Friday. It is expected to report core profits that have closed to triple in a year, to reach $39 million.

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Turkish operator Turkcell, in which TeliaSonera owns a 38 percent stake, posted second-quarter net profits of 556 million lira ($278.89 million) late on Thursday, roughly in line with the 558.4 million seen by analysts in a Reuters poll.

The company also maintained its guidance for 2013.

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China Mobile Ltd has awarded initial 4G contracts worth around 20 billion yuan ($3.2 billion), with Chinese firms securing more than half of the biggest prize in the global telecoms industry this year, industry sources said.

European vendors Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent SA and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) have obtained a share of around 10 percent each, the sources said. China’s Huawei and ZTE each obtained about 25 percent.

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Moody’s downgraded Nokia’s credit rating to ‘B1’ late on Thursday citing Nokia’s continuing challenges in reaching sustainable profitability in its smartphone and mobile phone business.

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Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms $1 = 5.5891 Danish crowns Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom

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