March 17, 2017 / 6:57 AM / 6 months ago

NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on March 17

OSLO, March 17 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Friday:

KVAERNER and AKER SOLUTIONS

Norway’s Statoil has awarded Kvaerner a contract for upgrades on the Njord A platform valued at around 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($588.52 million). Aker Solutions will be a subcontractor of Kvaerner, and its share of the work is valued at about 1 billion Norwegian crowns.

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BAKKAFROST

Oslo listed Bakkafrost lowers expected harvest volumes for 2017 by around 2,000 tonnes after decision to harvest the remaining fish at A-73 Hvannasund Norður due to ISA (Infectious salmon anemia) suspicion.

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SANDVIK

Barclays raises its recommendation on the Swedish industrial company to “equal weight” from “underweight”.

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SSAB

Berenberg raises its recommendation on the Swedish steel company to “hold” from “sell”.

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