The Dow Jones Nordic 30 Index, a measure for the region, rose 36.55, or 0.5 percent, to 7,617.89 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Stockholm after yesterday’s 1.2 percent loss.
The OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 0.7 percent, while Norway’s OBX Index decreased 0.7 percent. The OMX Copenhagen 20 Index and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index both lost 0.3 percent.
The following companies were among the most active in Nordic markets today. Stock symbols are in parentheses.
Amer Sports Oyj (AMEAS FH) fell for the first time in three days, losing 8.3 percent to 9.8 euros. The maker of Wilson rackets and Salomon skis reported fourth-quarter net income of 38.1 million euros ($52.5 million), missing the 48.8 million- euro mean estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
Atea ASA (ATEA NO) added 1.7 percent to 60 kroner, its third straight advance. The Nordic and Baltic supplier of IT infrastructure reported annual net income of 498.6 million kroner ($87.1 million), beating the 400.4 million-krone average estimate in a Bloomberg survey of 12 analysts.
Kesko Oyj (KESBV FH) fell the most in 2 years, losing 7.5 percent to 32.74 euros. Finland’s largest retailer reported fourth-quarter net income of 59 million euros, missing the 61.4 million-euro mean estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
Konecranes Oyj (KCR1V FH) rose the most in a year, jumping 9.1 percent to 32.85 euros. The world’s biggest supplier of industrial cranes reported fourth-quarter net income of 31.9 million euros, beating the 26.9 million-euro mean estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj (LAT1V FH) fell for a fourth day, losing 4.2 percent to 13.22 euros. The waste management and recycling company reported earnings-per-share of 0.14 euros in the fourth quarter, unchanged from the same period a year earlier.
Metso Oyj (MEO1V FH) fell for a second day, losing 1.4 percent to 37.09 euros. The Finnish maker of papermaking equipment and rock crushers reported fourth-quarter net income of 76 million euros, missing the 90.3 million-euro mean estimate of ten analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
Rautaruukki Oyj (RTRKS FH) dropped the most since May 2010, losing 4.3 percent to 17.50 euros. Finland’s largest producer of carbon steel posted a fourth-quarter net loss of 30 million euros compared with the average estimate of a 19.4 million-euro profit in a Bloomberg survey of eight analysts.
Sponda Oyj (SDA1V FH) rose 1.6 percent to 3.75 euros, erasing most of yesterday’s 1.6 percent loss. Finland’s largest publicly traded real-estate company reported fourth-quarter net income of 54.2 million euros, beating the 23.6 million-euro mean estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
TDC A/S (TDC DC) rose for a second day, adding 1.1 percent to 47 kroner. Denmark’s largest phone company reported fourth-quarter net income of 1.44 billion kroner ($267 million), compared with an average estimate of 879 million kroner in a Bloomberg survey of nine analysts.
TeliaSonera AB (TLSN SS) rose for a second day, adding 3 percent to 54.75 kronor. Sweden’s biggest phone company posted fourth-quarter income that beat analyst estimates and forecast better results for this year on growth in the Nordic region and Spain.