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26-Nov-2012 07:05 AM

Pretax profits soar at meat producer Cranswick

Meat producer Cranswick reported revenues up 6% to £418.6m in the half-year to end-September (2011: £393.9m). Underlying revenues increased by 5%. Profit before tax rose by 21% to £22.5m (2011: £18.5m). Earnings per share were up 23% to 35.8p (2011:
31-Oct-2012 02:03 PM

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Jefferies International has downgraded Wolseley from hold to underperform. Societe Generale has initiated sell on Smiths Group, target price 940p. Liberum Capital upgrades Virgin Media from hold to buy, target price 2300p. Numis upgrades Cranswick from
08-Oct-2012 07:16 AM

Cranswick reports 6% increase in total sales

Food producer Cranswick said the overall performance of the business has been in line with management's expectations in the half-year to end-September. Underlying turnover in the six months was 5% ahead of the same period last year. Both the versat
02-Aug-2012 12:18 PM

Cranswick AGM resolutions pass

Cranswick (LON:CWK), the UK food producer, announces that at its 2012 Annual General Meeting, held yesterday, all resolutions were duly passed. At 12:18pm: (LON:CWK) Cranswick share price was -5p at 845p Story provided by
01-Aug-2012 02:21 PM

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Nomura initiates neutral on Hunting, target price 750p. UBS downgrades Whitbread from buy to neutral, target price increased from 2,100p to 2,290p. Exane BNP Paribas initiates outperform on Drax Group, target price 630p. N+1 Brewin downgrades Cranswick
01-Aug-2012 07:05 AM

Cranswick sales up 7%

Meat producer Cranswick said the current financial year has started in line with expectations. Sales for the three months to end-June increased 7.4% to £209m. During the period, all categories delivered robust growth and there were strong gains in sau
02-Jul-2012 08:45 AM

Cranswick takes over Kingston Foods

Cranswick has taken over Kingston Foods, a producer of premium cooked and roasted meat products. Cranswick says the acquisition strengthens its cooked meat production capabilities, further diversifies its product range in a growing market and broadens
21-May-2012 07:29 AM

Cranswick profits up

Meat producer Cranswick said today that underlying sales were ahead by 10% at £821m in the year to end-March, with pretax profit up 3% to £48.4m. Reported revenues were up 8% to £821m (2011: £758m). Operating profit was down 5% at £46.7m (2011: £4
30-Mar-2012 07:25 AM

Cranswick margins hit

Meat producer Cranswick said its sales performance in the final quarter was pleasing and contributed to an increase of 10% in underlying lfl sales. Cranswick said this reflected positive contributions from all product categories. The Group said it has i
16-Feb-2012 02:43 PM

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Societe Generale downgrades Next from hold to sell, target price stays 2,415p. Numis downgrades Speedy Hire from buy to add, target price 290p. Societe Generale downgrades Home Retail Group from buy to hold, target price raised from 115p to 120p. Num
30-Jan-2012 07:14 AM

Cranswick reports strong sales growth last quarter

Meat producer Cranswick said it benefited from a strong sales performance in the three months to 31st December 2011. Sales for the quarter increased by 10% on the same period last year, building on the momentum established in the first half. Sales growt
14-Nov-2011 07:27 AM

Cranswick margins hit

Pork producer said underlying revenues rose 6% in the half-year to end-September, but profit before tax fell to £18.5m, down from £23.8m in the prior year period. Reported revenues were up 3% at £393.9m (2010: £384.3m), however, higher first quarter inpu
07-Oct-2011 02:46 PM

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Espirito Santo initiates TUI Travel as a buy, target price 188p. Numis upgrades Cranswick from hold to add, target price unchanged at 300p. Nomura downgrades Smiths Group from neutral to reduce, target price cut from 1150p to 1050p. Cheuvreux upgrades B
06-Oct-2011 07:32 AM

Cranswick hams it up

Meat producer Cranswick said trading then has been as anticipated and includes the benefit of increased sales, both in the UK and overseas markets. Pig meat products continue to gain an increased share of the UK retail protein market, as evidenced by rec
27-Jul-2011 02:42 PM

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Numis downgrades Cranswick from add to hold, target cut from 898p to 700p. Numis downgrades Aegis Group from buy to add, target raised from 174p to 185p. Berenberg initiates hold on Standard Chartered, target price 1,616p and initiates buy on HSBC Holdi
26-Jul-2011 02:40 PM

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Liberum Capital upgrades United Utilities from hold to buy, target price raised from 623p to 700p. Oriel Securities upgrades easyJet from hold to add. Brewin Dolphin downgrades Cranswick from add to hold, target price cut from 860p to 700p. RBS downgrad
26-Jul-2011 09:14 AM

Cranswick first half operating profits to be down on last year

UK food producer Cranswick expects first half operating profits to be lower than a year ago. The group said it faced a challenging first quarter having to manage significant raw material price inflation in extremely demanding market conditions. Underlyi
16-May-2011 07:07 AM

Cranswick reports record sales and profitability

Food producer Cranswick reported underlying sales ahead 4% at £758m on volumes 6% higher in the year to end-March. Reported revenues were up 2% to £758m (2010: £740m). Pre-tax profit rose 8% to £47.1m (2010: £43.8m). Earnings per share were up 7% at 74
04-Apr-2011 01:20 PM


Alterian downgraded to sell from buy at Panmure Gordon, target price cut to 163p from 260p. Also downgraded to sell from buy at Peel Hunt, target cut to 160p from 200p. Ashmore Group upgraded to add from hold at Numis. Bank of Ireland downgraded to sell
01-Feb-2011 10:00 AM

Cranswick underlying like-for-like sales up 5%

Cranswick's third quarter continued the positive trading performance seen in the first half of the year. Underlying like-for-like sales increased by 5% in the three months to the end of December - showing a slight increase on the rate of growth see
15-Nov-2010 03:37 PM

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Serco raised to hold from reduce at Numis, target price 544p. Cobham removed from Goldman Sachs pan-Europe conviction buy list, target cut to 265p from 310p. Advanced Medical Solutions downgraded to hold from buy at Numis, target price 71p up from 69p.
15-Nov-2010 01:10 PM

Broker moves round-up

Advanced Medical Solutions downgraded to hold from buy at Numis, target price 71p up from 69p. Aegis upgraded to outperform from underperform at Cheuvreux, TP 140p vs 115p. Antofagasta downgraded to market-perform from outperform at Bernstein. British
15-Nov-2010 11:09 AM

Analysts lift Cranswick price target

Shares in Cranswick were in demand with the share price moving ahead 42p after the sausage producer delivered sparking interim results. Turnover for the six months to end September rose 8% to £384.3m and profits before tax were 12% higher at £23.8m. Th
15-Nov-2010 07:35 AM

Cranswick slices debt

Meat producer Cranswick said turnover was up 8% at £384.3m in the half-year to end-September. Profit before tax rose 12% to £23.8m (2009: £21.3m) Earnings per share were up 20% at 39.5p (2009: 33p), with underlying earnings per share up 9% at 35.9p (2009
05-Oct-2010 07:17 AM

Cranswick turnover up

Meat processor Cranswick said today it saw a positive trading performance in the half-year to end-September, with reported turnover increasing by 8%. Cranswick said good progress has been made at CCF Norfolk in driving through operating efficiencies and
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