DFDS, EOC, Getinge, Norsk Hydro, Sandvik: Nordic Stock Preview

The following companies may have unusual price changes in Nordic trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and share prices are from the previous close.

The Stoxx Nordic 30 Index, a benchmark measure for the region, advanced 88.01, or 1.4 percent, to 6,486.99.

The OMX Stockholm 30 Index (OMX) rose 1.5 percent while the Copenhagen 20 Index (KFX) retreated 0.1 percent. The Helsinki 25 Index (HEX25) gained 1.2 percent and Norway’s OBX Index advanced 1 percent.

DFDS A/S (DFDS) : Denmark’s biggest ferry operator completed its rights issue and will have gross proceeds of 554.7 million kroner ($93.7 million). The shares slipped 0.3 percent to 370 kroner.

EOC Ltd. (EOC) : The Norwegian provider of offshore oil services in Asia said its third-quarter revenue was $18.5 million and the loss for the period was $3.4 million. The shares rose 2.4 percent to 6.35 kroner.

Getinge AB (GETIB) : The world’s largest maker of surgical workstations said second-quarter net income rose to 487 million kronor ($64.8 million) from 330 million kronor a year earlier. Analysts had estimated a net income of 476 million kronor, according to a survey compiled by Bloomberg. Getinge shares gained 2.9 percent to 155 kronor.

Norsk Hydro ASA (NHY) : Europe’s third-largest aluminum maker said it received subscriptions for 513 million new shares. The shares increased 2.4 percent to 32.56 kroner.

Sandvik AB (SAND) : The world’s largest maker of metal-cutting tools was upgraded to “neutral” from “underweight” at JPMorgan Chase & Co. The shares climbed 2.5 percent to 96.55 kronor.

To contact the reporter on this story: Adam Ewing in Stockholm at aewing5@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Merritt at dmerritt1@bloomberg.net.

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