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Friday 19 August, 2011

19-Aug-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 2452.00 71.59% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1970.00 7.07% PETROFAC LIMITED ORD USD0.02 1168.00 3.09% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 6610.00
19-Aug-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Talbex Group (The) plc 0.10 -5.00% Bright Futures Group plc 0.17 -2.78% Rare Earths and Metals plc 0.17 -2.78% Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
19-Aug-2011 04:30 PM

Essar terminates Salaya II power agreement

Essar Energy has terminated a long term power purchase agreement for the Salaya II power plant. The India-focused integrated energy company said its subsidiary, Essar Power Gujarat, had served notice on Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam - the Gujarat state electr
19-Aug-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market RANGE RESOURCES LIMITED ORD NPV (DI 13.00 4.00% AFRICAN EAGLE RESOURCES PLC ORD 1P 6.87 3.78% BERKELEY MINERAL RESOURCES PLC ORD 3.05 3.39% ITHACA ENERGY INC COM SHS NPV (DI) 114.25
19-Aug-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 2473.00 73.06% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1998.00 8.59% PETROFAC LIMITED ORD USD0.02 1190.00 5.03% THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 46.09
19-Aug-2011 03:45 PM

Begbies Traynor sets date for AGM

Begbies Traynor will hold its annual general meeting at the group's head office at 340 Deansgate, Manchester, on 28 September at 11 a.m.. At 3:45pm: (LON:BEG) Begbies Traynor Group Ld share price was +1.25p at 38.25p Story provided by StockMa
19-Aug-2011 03:45 PM

Broker News & Views

Goldman Sachs downgrades William Morrison from neutral to sell, target price cut from 320p to 308p. Numis upgrades ARM Holdings from add to buy. Goldman Sachs downgrades GKN from neutral to sell, target price cut from 327p to 307p. JP Morgan downgrades
19-Aug-2011 03:36 PM

Aker Solutions to create 500 UK jobs

International oil services company Aker Solutions aims to create 500 new UK jobs over the next year. Norway-listed Aker Solutions is set to recruit 300 staff to its Aberdeen operation and create 200 positions at the company's newly established wes
19-Aug-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market CHURCHILL MINING PLC ORD 1P 17.25 6.15% IQE PLC ORD 1P 29.00 5.00% ALECTO MINERALS PLC ORD 0.7P 2.62 4.80% HIKMA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC ORD SHS 1 607.50
19-Aug-2011 03:14 PM

RENN Universal Growth IT lags index

RENN Universal Growth Investment Trust's net asset value per share fell by 6.5% in the three months to the end of June. This compares with a 1.9% fall in the Russell 2000 Index, in sterling terms. At 3:14pm: (LON:RUG) Renaissance U.S. Growth Inve
19-Aug-2011 03:11 PM

OFT publishes text of Princes-Premier Foods decision

The Office of Fair Trading has published the text of its decision on the acquisition by Princes of the canning business of Premier Foods Group. This decision can be found on the OFT's website at www.oft.gov.uk Story provided by StockMarketWire.co
19-Aug-2011 03:09 PM

Vedanta reduces size of bridge to equity facility

Vedanta Resources has permanently reduced the size of its $1.0bn bridge to equity facility by $730m and it currently stands at $270m. Vedanta has a funding requirement of $4.5bn for the acquisition of a 30% stake in Cairn India from Cairn Energy. Vedant
19-Aug-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 2493.50 74.49% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1922.00 4.46% PETROFAC LIMITED ORD USD0.02 1180.50 4.19% THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 45.47
19-Aug-2011 02:45 PM

Monks Investment Trust beats index

Monks Investment Trust's net asset value fell by 3.1% in the three months to the end of July. This compares with a 3.8% fall in the comparative index - the FTSE World Index in sterling terms. The company's share price fell by 5.8% during the p
19-Aug-2011 02:43 PM

Hikma on track to deliver organic revenue growth of 7%

Hikma Pharmaceuticals remains on track to deliver around 7% organic revenue growth for the full year, with a gross margin of around 47%. Hikma said that in the branded business, its team in the Middle East and North Africa region had done an excellent jo
19-Aug-2011 02:34 PM

First quarter losses rise at Anglesey Mining's 33%-held LIM

First quarter losses at Anglesey Mining's 33%-held Labrador Iron Mines rose to $4.7m - up from $0.9m last time. LIM said this was almost entirely due to start-up expenses of approximately $3.5m relating to non-refundable transportation expenses
19-Aug-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market CREIGHTONS PLC ORD 1P 3.00 50.00% HAMBLEDON MINING PLC ORD 0.1P 4.87 5.41% AMUR MINERALS CORPORATION ORD NPV 11.00 4.76% CHURCHILL MINING PLC ORD 1P 16.75
19-Aug-2011 02:27 PM

Jupiter Dividend & Growth total assets up 0.7%

Jupiter Dividend & Growth Trust's total assets less current liabilities rose by 0.7% during the six months to the end of June. By comparison, the company's benchmark index, the FTSE All-Share Index, rose by 1.1%, in capital terms, during the
19-Aug-2011 02:19 PM

Absolute Return Trust NAV down 1.1%

The net asset value of Absolute Return Trust's sterling and euro shares fell by 1.1% to £1.3569 per £1 share and €0.9960 per €1 share in the three months to the end of June. The mid market price of ARTL's sterling shares on the Londo
19-Aug-2011 02:10 PM

WPP Digital to takeover Rockfish Interactive

WPP Digital has agreed to acquire Rockfish Interactive Corp, a leading digital marketing agency. The deal is subject to approval by regulators and Rockfish shareholders. Arkansas-based Rockfish - which was founded in 2006 - employs 150 people. It p
19-Aug-2011 02:05 PM

Strategic Minerals agrees deal for Ebony Iron Pty

Strategic Minerals has agreed to takeover Ebony Iron Pty, a privately held Australian mining company. The acquisition is subject to the completion of satisfactory due diligence and Strategic Minerals agreeing a sale and purchase agreement with the share
19-Aug-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 2497.50 74.77% G4S PLC ORD 25P 250.65 2.89% PETROFAC LIMITED ORD USD0.02 1163.50 2.69% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1870.50
19-Aug-2011 01:56 PM

Ocean Wilsons resumes work on Brazil shipyard

Ocean Wilsons is resuming work on the Guaruj� II shipyard in Brazil following an agreement with the Sao Paulo state prosecutor. Ocean Wilsons subsidiary Wilson, Sons Com�rcio, Ind�stria e Ag�ncia de Navega��o has agreed to make social and environmental i
19-Aug-2011 01:47 PM

Nestl� launches ice cream snack for dogs

Nestl� has launched a frozen ice cream snack for dogs. The new product - Frosty Paws Bites - has been launched in the US. The bites have been specially formulated for dogs and contain high quality protein, vitamins and minerals, but no milk as most dogs
19-Aug-2011 01:37 PM

Downing Absolute Income VCT2 net asset value falls

Downing Absolute Income VCT 2's net asset value per ordinary share stood at 90.4p at the end of June - down from 91.2p at the end of March. The total return per ordinary share and 'A' share was 95.5p compared with 96.3p at the end of March