UPDATE 2-Scania shares drop 6 pct on dull earnings, outlook

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(Adds analysts, detail, updates shares) By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM, April 27 (Reuters) - Shares in Swedish truck maker Scania fell more than 6 percent on Wednesday after it posted a lower-than-expected rise in first-quarter pretax earnings and said 2005 would be an "off year" in its key European market. The group's quarterly pretax profit was 1.70 billion Swedish crowns ($242.3 million), versus 1.37 billion in the year-ago quarter and 1.73 billion forecast in a Reuters poll. Scania ...

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