Nordic Stocks: Basware, DFDS, Getinge, Haldex, RNB Retail, Sandvik, Volvo

The Stoxx Nordic 30 Index, a benchmark measure for the region, fell 24.36, or 0.4 percent, to 6,462.63 at 10:58 a.m. in Stockholm.

The OMX Stockholm 30 Index slipped 0.4 percent while the Copenhagen 20 Index retreated 0.3 percent. The Helsinki 25 Index lost 0.2 percent and Norway’s OBX Index dropped 0.3 percent.

The following companies’ shares were among the most active in Nordic markets today. Symbols are in parentheses.

Basware Oyj (BAS1V FH) rose 4.9 percent to 18.99 euros, the biggest gain since Feb. 17. The Finnish maker of invoicing software said its second-quarter sales rose 17 percent.

DFDS A/S (DFDS DC) advanced 2.3 percent to 378.5 francs. Denmark’s biggest ferry operator completed its rights offer and will have gross proceeds of 554.7 million kroner ($93.7 million).

Getinge AB (GETIB SS) climbed 3 percent to 159.6 kronor, lifting the shares to the highest price since June 22. The world’s largest maker of surgical workstations said second-quarter net income rose to 487 million kronor ($64.6 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.

Haldex AB (HLDX SS) increased 6 percent to 80 kronor, rising for the seventh day. The Swedish maker of car parts won an order worth 1 billion kronor from SAFHolland.

RNB Retail & Brands AB (RNBS SS) retreated 2.1 percent to 6.85 kronor, paring the 14 percent surge from July 9. The owner of Swedish children’s clothing chain Polarn O. Pyret said same-store sales in Sweden fell by 3.2 percent.

Sandvik AB (SAND SS) rose 0.8 percent to 97.35 kronor, extending the 2.5 percent rise from July 9. The world’s largest maker of metal-cutting tools was upgraded to “neutral” from “underweight” at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Volvo AB (VOLVB SS) slumped 2 percent to 89.1 kronor, paring four days of gain. The world’s second-largest maker of heavy trucks was downgraded to “hold” from “buy” at ABG Sundal Collier.

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