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Thursday 23 June, 2011

23-Jun-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 50.40 1.10% CARNIVAL PLC ORD USD 1.66 2334.00 0.69% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 835.00 0.54% IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC ORD 10P 2038.00
23-Jun-2011 05:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

PLUS Market Oriental City Group Plc 20.50 8813.04% Mastermailer Holdings PLC 80.00 5697.10% Aspartus Resources plc 5.50 2650.00% Sprue Aegis plc 17.25
23-Jun-2011 04:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 15:00 and 16:00

Overall Market VALUE CATALYST FUND LIMITED (THE) O 30.00 6.19% SYMPHONY INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LD 0.79 3.95% BORDERS & SOUTHERN PETROLEUM PLC OR 51.12 3.80% IMMUNODIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS HOLDINGS P 929.75
23-Jun-2011 04:29 PM

Origin welcomes impending floatation by Continental Farmers

Origin Enterprises has welcomed Continental Farmers Group's announcement of an impending flotation on the Dublin and London stock exchanges. Continental is a highly focussed, diversified and large scale producer of agricultural crops operating in w
23-Jun-2011 04:18 PM

cScape warns of negative impact from CSIS on full-year results

cScape Group warns its full year results will be negatively impacted by cScape Strategic Internet Services. The group made a first half pre-tax profit of £65,000 with postitive contributions from both cScape Strategic Internet Services and Blue Sky Hos
23-Jun-2011 04:07 PM

JPMorgan Japan Smaller Cos lags benchmark

JPMorgan Japan Smaller Companies Trust's undiluted total return on net assets was -13.7% in the year to the end of March. This underperformed the return of the company's benchmark, the S&P Japan Small Cap Index (total return net), which rose by
23-Jun-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 50.43 1.16% CARNIVAL PLC ORD USD 1.66 2343.50 1.10% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 837.25 0.81% IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC ORD 10P 2036.50
23-Jun-2011 03:33 PM

US gas storage up at 2,354bn cu ft

US working gas in storage rose to 2,354bn cu ft in the week ending 17 June. The Energy Information Administration says this is a net increase of 98bn cu ft from the previous week. Stocks were 258bn cu ft less than last year at this time and 64bn cu ft
23-Jun-2011 03:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 14:00 and 15:00

Overall Market SEEING MACHINES LIMITED ORD NPV 1.75 8.02% GMA RESOURCES PLC ORD 1P 0.75 7.14% GREKA DRILLING LIMITED ORD USD0.000 39.37 5.32% ABLON GROUP LIMITED ORD EUR0.01 46.00
23-Jun-2011 03:28 PM

OFT wins refunds for internet shoppers

The Office of Fair Trading has won refunds for internet shoppers. Arora Tech and associated websites ESave2Day, Shop4Tek.com and PricebustersUK.com offered for sale various computer software and hardware products such as memory cards and hard drives but
23-Jun-2011 03:16 PM

Broker News & Views

Matrix recommends buy Imperial Tobacco Group, target price 2,290p. Citigroup reiterates hold on Kesa Electricals, target price reiterated at 140p. Jefferies recommends buy Avanti Communications Group, target price 1340p. Evolution Securities neutral o
23-Jun-2011 03:05 PM

US new-home sales fall 2.1%

US new-home sales fell to seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 319,000 in May - 2.1% down on April's revised rate of 326,000. The departments of commerce and housing and urban development said the figure is 13.5% above the May 2010 estimate of 281,0
23-Jun-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 837.25 0.81% ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC ORD 5 1080.50 0.70% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 49.97 0.24% CADBURY ORD 10P 0.00
23-Jun-2011 02:56 PM

Rank's independent directors advise accepting Guoco offer

Rank's independent directors are advising shareholders to accept the offer by Guoco - even though they still believe it substantially undervalues the group. Rank says there is no certainty its listing will continue after the 150p offer closes on 1 J
23-Jun-2011 02:44 PM

Saab unable to pay employees' wages

Swedish car firm Saab is unable to pay employees' wages as it has not obtained short-term funding. Owner Swedish Automobile said it was in discussions with lenders to try and obtain short-term funding. Swedish Automobile, formerly known as Spyker C
23-Jun-2011 02:30 PM

Jupiter Second Split Trust's total assets up 1.1%

Jupiter Second Split Trust's total assets increased by 1.1% in the six months to the end of April. It says this compares favourably with the rate of 0.8% for the company's benchmark, three-month LIBOR, and the cost of the accrued entitlemen
23-Jun-2011 02:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 13:00 and 14:00

Overall Market PHYSIOMICS PLC ORD 0.04P 0.57 9.62% VPHASE PLC ORD 0.25P 1.08 5.88% PETRO MATAD LIMITED ORD USD0.01 101.50 5.73% BERKELEY MINERAL RESOURCES PLC ORD 4.40
23-Jun-2011 02:25 PM

Charles Gurassa to be easyJet deputy chairman

easyJet has appointed Charles Gurassa as a non-executive director with effect from 27 June. He will be appointed deputy chairman and senior independent director, with effect from 1 September. Gurassa has considerable experience within the airline and
23-Jun-2011 02:10 PM

Chariot signs deals with two partners for Namibia licences

Chariot Oil & Gas has signed heads of terms with two companies for two licence areas offshore Namibia. Further details of these agreements will be announced in due course. Discussions continue on the third licence area. CEO Paul Welch said: "Whi
23-Jun-2011 02:05 PM

GE and partners to invest $63m in home energy technology firms

GE and its venture capital partners will invest $63m in 10 innovative home energy technology companies. This marks the second round of funding as part of the $200m 'GE ecomagination Challenge'. This phase - 'Powering Your Home' -
23-Jun-2011 02:01 PM

Petro Matad's DT-6 well is dry

Mongolia-focussed oil explorer Petro Matad's Davsan Tolgoi-6 well failed to find hydrocarbons. The well reached a total depth of 1,923m in volcanic basement rocks below the Tsagaantsav objectives. Drilling has been terminated, wireline logging c
23-Jun-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC ORD 5 1084.50 1.07% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 838.25 0.93% IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC ORD 10P 2031.50 0.07% CAPITA GROUP PLC ORD 2.066666P 724.75
23-Jun-2011 01:37 PM

Premier Farnell appoints group CFO

Premier Farnell - a leading distributor of products and services to engineers and purchasing professionals globally - has appointed Nicholas Cadbury as group CFO, with effect from 1 September. Cadbury replaces current CFO Mark Whiteling who leaves on
23-Jun-2011 01:33 PM

US jobless claims up at 429,000

US initial unemployment claims rose to 429,000 in the week ending 18 June - an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 420,000. The US Department of Labor said the four-week moving average was 426,250, unchanged from the previ
23-Jun-2011 01:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 12:00 and 13:00

Overall Market PENTAGON PROTECTION PLC ORD 0.1P 0.14 7.69% RED EMPEROR RESOURCES NL ORD NPV (D 30.37 7.50% FRONTERA RESOURCES CORPORATION CMN 6.12 4.08% CHARIOT OIL & GAS LIMITED ORD 1P 152.25