Handelsbanken Q4 profit lags forecast, dividend in line

February 9, 2016 6:10 AM

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STOCKHOLM Feb 9 Sweden's Handelsbanken reported fourth-quarter operating profit below expectations on Tuesday but proposed to pay an annual dividend in line with forecasts.

Operating profit in the quarter rose to 5.53 billion Swedish crowns ($656 million) from a year-ago 4.31 billion, lagging a mean forecast for 5.72 billion seen in a Reuters poll of analysts.

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