April 28, 2014 / 5:41 AM / in 4 years

NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on April 28

HELSINKI, April 28 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Monday:


The Swedish bank reported first-quarter profits in line with market expectations and said events in Ukraine would probably further delay an expected increase in credit demand in the Baltic countries.

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Investors will be on the look-out for reaction from the Swedish drug maker to a fresh approach by U.S. rival Mylan involving a 145 crown per share bid. Trade in Meda shares was halted late on Friday after the news, first reported by the Financial Times, saw the stock shoot up 10 percent.

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Australian oil exploration firm African Petroleum hopes to list its shares on the Oslo Axess stock market and could complete the process by the end of May, daily Dagens Naeringsliv reported on Monday.

Separately, daily Finansavisen said African Petroleum plans to raise between 100-200 million crowns ($17-$33 million) in cash to fund its growth plans.

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Private equiry firm KKR & Co has cut its stake in Norwegian IT and accounting firm Visma to 31.1 percent from 77 percent in a transaction valuing Visma at 21 billion crowns ($3.5 billion), daily Dagens Naeringsliv reported on Monday.

Private equity fund Cinven bought a 31.3 percent stake in the sale. KKR bought its stake in 2010 when the overall value of Visma stood at 11 billion crowns.

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The Finnish plastic pipe maker reported first-quarter adjusted operating profit of 8.6 million euros, beating analyst expectation and up 41 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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