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Thursday 03 May, 2012

03-May-2012 01:42 PM

Ryanair traffic up 6%

Ryanair carried 7.2 million passengers in April - 6% up on a year ago. The load factor fell by one percentage point to 81%. At 1:42pm: (LON:RYA) Ryanair Holdings PLC share price was +0.03p at 4.43p Story provided by
03-May-2012 11:14 AM

4imprint remains on track for growth target

4imprint Group plc, the international promotional products Group, says it remains on track to double its Direct Marketing business. The group is today holding its Annual General Meeting and providing an interim management statement for the period from 1
03-May-2012 11:10 AM

AGA Rangemaster gives trading update

AGA Rangemaster Group (LON:AGA) is looking for an 'Olympic' effect to boost trading. The group is holding its Annual General Meeting at 11am today at which the following statement relating to the four month period to 28th April 2012 will be mad
03-May-2012 10:00 AM

St James's place sees FUM rise to record £31bn

The cautious mood of retail investors seen in the final quarter of 2011 continued into 2012, as the uncertainty around the economic recovery and the on-going euro crisis continued to make news headlines. Despite this backdrop St James's Place has co
03-May-2012 09:55 AM

Signs of improved momentum for WSP

WSP Group is trading in line with the Board's expectations in a generally stable business environment with signs of improving momentum in certain markets. The UK public and private sectors remain subdued with the exception of a more buoyant London m
03-May-2012 09:43 AM

RSA boosted by growth in Emerging Market business

RSA Insurance has made a good start to the year with net written premiums for the three months to 31 March 2012 are £2.2bn, showing an increase of 5% over the first quarter of 2011 (5% at constant exchange), with premium growth driven by 4% rate and a 1%
03-May-2012 09:37 AM

Johnson Service in line with expectations

Johnson Service Group remains confident it will achieve a satisfactory overall result for the year. And the board feels very positive about the prospects for the group despite the continuing harsh economic environment. Chairman John Talbot said the gro
03-May-2012 09:31 AM

EDC top line revenues up 50% at $746m

Eurasia Drilling Co's top line revenues rose by 50% to $746m in the three months to the end of March. The company's earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation margin was 20.3% compared with 22.1% last time while capital expend
03-May-2012 09:29 AM

Improved Q1 numbers for RPS

RPS Group's results for the first quarter were significantly better than in the same period in 2011. Each of the 3 reported businesses improved their profit contribution. Trading in Energy in the first quarter showed the significant improvement ant
03-May-2012 09:20 AM

Rexam expects 2012 to be year of progress

Rexam reports results for the Group since January 2012 are in line with expectations, and the financial position is largely unchanged from that at 31 December 2011. The packaging specialist said performance in Beverage Cans was in line with plans. Volum
03-May-2012 09:16 AM

Rangold points to strong Q1

Randgold Resources has posted a robust performance for the first quarter of 2012 despite the challenges presented by a coup in Mali, the expansion of its Loulo complex and the stabilising of its new Tongon mine in Côte d'Ivoire. Profit of US$104 mi
03-May-2012 08:48 AM

Aer Lingus operating losses naarow

Aer Lingus made an encouraging start to the year with first quarter revenues and operating losses both better than last year. Total revenues increased by 15.4% to �?¬251.5m while operating losses before exceptional items fell by 32.8% to �?¬36.1m
03-May-2012 08:42 AM

Genus in line with forecasts and ahead of last year

Trading at Genus - a leading global animal genetics company - has been in line with the board's forecasts since January and ahead of last year. The group says overall demand for its products and services has continued broadly in line with that expe
03-May-2012 08:37 AM

Maintenance hits Antofagasta output

Antofagasta's copper output totalled 162,900 tonnes in the first quarter - 25.5% up on a year ago when Esperanza was starting production. But output was 12.9% lower than the previous three months, mainly due to planned maintenance and expected lo
03-May-2012 08:30 AM

Lonrho revenues up 75% in strong first quarter

Lonrho had a strong first quarter revenues rising by 75.0% and like-for-like gross margins increasing by 2.8%. Revenue in the quarter was £58.9m with growth across the company's operating divisions. Net assets at 31 March stood at £180.5m - up
03-May-2012 08:22 AM

Thorntons sees total sales decrease 2.7%

Thorntons reports that total sales decreased by 2.7% to £62.4 million for the 16 weeks to 28 April. These numbers included the impact of the store closure programme. Excluding store closures, sales were broadly flat. In Own Stores, a further 11 stores
03-May-2012 07:50 AM

James Fisher trading ahead of expectations

James Fisher has started 2012 well and trading has been better than management expectations. The group reports growth in turnover for the first four months of the year in excess of 20%. But is says this strong performance should not necessarily be take
03-May-2012 07:46 AM

Bonduelle turnover up

Bonduelle Group's turnover for the third quarter to the end of March rose to �?¬429.9m - 4.4% up at constant currency exchange rates on a like-for-like basis and a 2% increase based on reported figures. Bonduelle said trading activities were sa
03-May-2012 07:23 AM

Legal & General expects conditions to stay challenging

Insurance group Legal & General said it continues to deliver strong, diversified and sustainable operational cash generation of £249m (Q1 2011: £245m). L&G maintained its cash generation guidance for the year. Q1 2012 operational cash generation inclu
03-May-2012 07:16 AM

Eurocastle Investment to issue IMS

Eurocastle Investment intends to release its interim management statement for the three months to the end of March on 16 May. Story provided by
03-May-2012 07:15 AM

Diageo enjoys steady organic growth in Q3

Drinks giant Diageo said strong sales growth continues, with 6% organic net sales growth in the third quarter. In the quarter to end-March, Diageo delivered 6% organic net sales growth with 3% organic volume growth and 3ppts price/mix against last year.
03-May-2012 07:05 AM

Morrisons ticks over

William Morrison Supermarket said today it has made a satisfactory start to its new financial year, although Q1 like-for-like sales weakened. Morrisons said as expected, the economic environment for the consumer has remained challenging, with the high p