May 2, 2017 / 6:18 AM / in 6 months

NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on May 2

The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Tuesday:

MODERN TIMES GROUP (MTG)

The Swedish media group said on Tuesday it had increased its stake in online games developer InnoGames to 51 percent from earlier 21 percent in an investment of EUR 82.6 million for the additional shares.

InnoGames will be fully consolidated with effect from May 1, MTG said.

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NORDEA

The Finnish government is working with the country’s central bank to convince Nordea to move its headquarters to Helsinki from Stockholm, Finland’s Finance Minister Petteri Orpo said on Saturday.

The Danish government has already offered the bank a home in Copenhagen, but Orpo said in a TV interview that as a member of the euro zone and the EU’s banking union, Finland could offer a more stable environment for the bank.

Nordea is looking to move its head office if the Swedish government raises fees for the country’s bank rescue fund.

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DSV

The Danish freight forwarder reported better-than-expected operating profit before special items for the first quarter and raised its 2017 outlook on Tuesday.

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SEADRILL

The Oslo-listed rig firm has sold three jack-up rigs to Shelf Drilling for $225 million and will book a $190 million loss from the transaction, it said on Monday.

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AKER, AKER BP, AKER SOLUTIONS , KVAERNER

Norwegian investor Kjell Inge Roekke plans to “give back” to society the lion’s share of his estimated $2 billion wealth, starting with the construction and operation of a ship for research on ocean conditions and clean-up, he told daily Aftenposten on Tuesday.

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QUESTERRE

The company’s Jordanian oil shale discovery may hold 7.78 billion barrels, and could be commercialized with oil prices in a $50-$70 per-barrel range, it said on Monday.

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