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Nordic Stocks: DFDS, Getinge, Haldex, Medivir, Sandvik Move

July 12 (Bloomberg) -- The Stoxx Nordic 30 Index, a benchmark measure for the region rose 0.2 percent to 6,499.63 in Stockholm, a second day of gains.

The Helsinki 25 Index advanced 0.1 percent and Norway’s OBX Index climbed 0.9 percent. The OMX Stockholm 30 Index rose 0.2 percent, while the Copenhagen 20 Index increased 0.4 percent.

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

Basware Oyj (BAS1V FH) rose 1.4 percent to 18.36 euros, the fourth advance in five days. The Finnish maker of invoicing software said its second-quarter sales rose 17 percent.

DFDS A/S (DFDS DC) advanced 2.2 percent to 378 kroner. Denmark’s biggest ferry operator completed its rights offer and will have gross proceeds of 554.7 million kroner ($93.7 million).

DnB NOR ASA (DNBNOR NO) rose 5.8 percent to 72.7 kroner, the highest close since May 2008. Norway’s largest bank wants to conduct more investment banking in Asia and help Norwegian companies establish a second listing in Singapore, Dagens Naeringsliv reported today, citing Erik Borgen, the bank’s regional director for Asia.

Getinge AB (GETIB SS) climbed 4.5 percent to 162 kronor, the highest price since June 21. 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 profit of 476 million kronor, according to a survey compiled by Bloomberg.

Haldex AB (HLDX SS) increased 5.6 percent to 79.75 kronor, rising for a seventh straight day. The Swedish maker of car parts won an order worth 1 billion kronor from SAFHolland.

Medivir AB (MVIRB SS) jumped 24 percent to 131 kronor, the largest gain since 2003. The Swedish biotechnology company said its TMC435 experimental treatment for hepatitis C showed “potent and consistent antiviral efficacy” in a study.

Sevan Marine ASA (SEVAN NO) jumped 20 percent to 6.12 kroner, rising the most since November 2008. The Norwegian owner of floating units for the offshore oil industry signed a $530 million loan facility to replace existing debt on its Sevan Driller rig.

Sandvik AB (SAND SS) rose 1 percent to 97.45 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.

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