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Monday 31 October, 2011

31-Oct-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

<pre>FTSE 100 GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC ORD 25P 1400.00 1.16% MORRISON (WM) SUPERMARKETS PLC ORD 302.20 0.30% BT GROUP PLC ORD 5P 188.10 0.11% CADBURY ORD 10P 0.00
31-Oct-2011 05:00 PM

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

<pre>PLUS Market Saregama plc 8.25 1550.00% Amicrest Holdings plc 170.00 1072.41% V2 Ventures plc 9.50 850.00% Sprue Aegis plc 17.25
31-Oct-2011 04:30 PM

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

<pre>Overall Market GREEN DRAGON GAS LTD. ORD USD0.0001 8.10 14.41% CSS STELLAR PLC ORD 1P 3.37 12.33% PLETHORA SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS PLC ORD 2.87 9.54% XG TECHNOLOGY INC COM STK USD0.01 ( 0
31-Oct-2011 04:28 PM

Press reports on Hydrodec changes 'inaccurate'

Hydrodec Group has dismissed press speculation about rumoured management changes. It says detail of the speculation is inaccurate but, as announced in the interim results on 21 September, the board is planning a further strengthening of the leadership t
31-Oct-2011 04:06 PM

Creon pre-tax losses rise

Creon Corporation posts pre-tax losses of £135,000 for the six months to the end of July - up from £50,000 last time. The loss per share rose to 0.31p from 0.11p. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
31-Oct-2011 04:01 PM

SuperGroup schedules trading update

Clothing company SuperGroup - the owner of the Superdry brand - will be announcing details of its second quarter trading performance on 9 November. At 4:01pm: (LON:SGP) Sanctuary Group (The) share price was -19.5p at 614.5p Story provided by StockMa
31-Oct-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

<pre>FTSE 100 GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC ORD 25P 1410.75 1.93% MORRISON (WM) SUPERMARKETS PLC ORD 305.30 1.33% UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC ORD 5P 615.25 1.28% BT GROUP PLC ORD 5P 189.75
31-Oct-2011 03:57 PM

INA Group 9M net profits up

INA-Industrija Nafte posts a sharp rise in net profits for the nine months to the end of September - despite a fall in the third quarter. Net profits - excluding special items - rose by 142.4% to $453m for the nine months despite third quarter profits fa
31-Oct-2011 03:30 PM

MF Global files for bankruptcy protection

Brokerage firm MF Global has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US after revealing £4bn of eurozone debt exposure. Earlier the company confirmed that the New York Federal Reserve had suspended MF Global's designation as a primary dealer. Story
31-Oct-2011 03:30 PM

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

<pre>Overall Market SKYEPHARMA PLC ORD 100P 61.12 24.73% CSS STELLAR PLC ORD 1P 3.37 12.33% AFRICAN COPPER PLC ORD 1P 1.87 6.86% PLEXUS HOLDINGS PLC ORD 1P 81
31-Oct-2011 03:14 PM

Fall in pension liabilities to boost Stadium pre-tax profits

Electronic manufacturing services and power solutions provider Stadium Group's reported full-year results will be significantly ahead of market forecasts following a reduction in its pension liabilities. It says this follows a series of one-off bene
31-Oct-2011 03:06 PM

SkyePharma set to get $10m milestone

SkyePharma is set to receive a $10m milestone payment following US Food and Drug Administration approval of the new drug application for Exparel. The payment will be due when Exparel achieves its first commercial sale in the US - which is expected in ear
31-Oct-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

<pre>FTSE 100 GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC ORD 25P 1405.75 1.57% BT GROUP PLC ORD 5P 190.60 1.44% UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC ORD 5P 615.25 1.28% MORRISON (WM) SUPERMARKETS PLC ORD 305.05
31-Oct-2011 02:59 PM

Chicago PMI falls to 58.4

The Chicago Institute for Supply Management's PMI index fell to 58.4 in October from 60.4 in September. The Institute for Supply Management said the barometer stabilised in October. It said the barometer marked a 25th month of expansion, yet the
31-Oct-2011 02:41 PM

Chief metallurgist at Oxus Gold JV loses spy case appeal

Oxus Gold has accused Uzbekistan of showing contempt for foreign investors after the chief metallurgist at the company's 50%-owned joint venture lost his appeal on a spying charge. The Uzbek military court rejected Said Ashurov's appeal agains
31-Oct-2011 02:33 PM

Broker News & Views

Peel Hunt downgrades Greene King from buy to hold. Societie Generale downgrades International Consolidated Airlines Group from hold to sell. UBS upgrades Sage Group from neutral to buy, target price 275p. Goldman Sachs downgrades Halfords from neutral t
31-Oct-2011 02:30 PM

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

<pre>Overall Market TERTIARY MINERALS PLC ORD 1P 8.87 20.19% CADOGAN PETROLEUM PLC ORD 3P 43.25 8.12% VIALOGY PLC ORD 1P 2.25 6.13% AGRITERRA LD ORD 0.1P 2
31-Oct-2011 02:29 PM

Grupo Financiero HSBC net income up 62.8%

Grupo Financiero HSBC's net income before taxes rose to MXN3,776m in the nine months to the end of September - 62.8% up on last year. The 2011 results were held back by restructuring charges, the majority of which related to a reorganisation of th
31-Oct-2011 02:23 PM

RusHydro net profits fall

RusHydro's net profits fell by 17% to RUB24,997m in the nine months to the end of September. Revenues increased by 7% to RUB69,460m and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose by 13% to RUB45,724m. RusHydro said revenues r
31-Oct-2011 02:16 PM

OCI wins EGP700m contract at KIMA fertiliser complex

Orascom Construction Industries has won a EGP700m subcontract at the Egyptian Chemical Industries Co's fertiliser complex in Aswan, Egypt. OCI said it had signed a construction contract with Maire Tecnimont to carry out civil, electromechanical
31-Oct-2011 02:05 PM

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation in MOU with Books for Africa

Philanthropic organisation The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding with US-based Books For Africa. The agreement names the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation as Books For Africa's premier distribution partner in Nigeria, pavi
31-Oct-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

<pre>FTSE 100 SHIRE PLC ORD 5P 1991.00 1.48% GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC ORD 25P 1404.50 1.48% UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC ORD 5P 614.75 1.19% MORRISON (WM) SUPERMARKETS PLC ORD 304.45
31-Oct-2011 01:56 PM

Mitsubishi Electric lowers FY forecasts

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has lowered its full year net sales forecast to Yen3.73bn - down from Yen3.79bn. It said the impact of the earthquake and tsunami and postponements of large-scale projects in the energy and electric systems segment meant t
31-Oct-2011 01:49 PM

Mitsubishi Electric net sales up 2%

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation's first half net sales rose 2% to Yen1,743.5bn. The company said the economy saw an upturn in Japan following a temporary decline caused by the earthquake and tsunami while a trend of gradual recovery was seen outside
31-Oct-2011 01:43 PM

United Gulf Bank net profits fall

United Gulf Bank's third quarter net profits fell by 93% to $0.7m in the three months to the end of September as total income fell to $25.3m from $33.2m. UGB said its profitability was hit by the volatile economic environment, depressed market perfo