The Stoxx Nordic 30 Index, the benchmark for the region, added 28.36, or 0.4 percent, to 6,640.38 at 10:09 a.m. in Stockholm, its fourth straight rise.
The following companies’ shares were among the most active in Nordic markets today. Symbols are in parentheses.
Carlsberg A/S (CARLB DC) jumped 2 percent to 509.50 kroner, taking the shares to their highest price since Aug. 6. The biggest brewer in the Nordic region and in Russia doubled its earnings forecast. It now expects a 40 percent increase in full- year net income, compared with an earlier forecast of a 20 percent increase in 2010 net income.
The brewer’s second-quarter profit rose to 2.63 billion kroner ($450 million) from 1.94 billion kroner a year earlier, beating the 2.05 billion-krone average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
D/S Norden A/S (DNORD DC), Europe’s largest publicly traded commodities shipping line, climbed 2.2 percent to 228.60 kroner, extending yesterday’s 2.5 percent increase. It reported a second-quarter net income of $83.3 million compared with an average estimate of $60.3 million in a Bloomberg survey of 10 analysts.
EnQuest Plc (ENQ SS) rose 3.1 percent to 13.30 kronor, the shares’ largest climb since Aug. 2. The North Sea oil and gas driller whose shares are listed in both Stockholm and London raised its forecast for average production in 2010 to 20,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day from 18,000 barrels.
Tryg A/S (TRYG DC) fell 2.9 percent to 335.40 kroner, the stock’s third straight loss. The Nordic region’s second-largest property and casualty insurer said net income in the second quarter declined to 128 million kroner from 710 million kroner a year earlier, as claims increased and the company reported a loss on its equity holdings. That missed the 360 million-krone average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
To contact the reporter on this story: Adam Ewing in Stockholm at Aewing5@bloomberg.net