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Friday 25 February, 2011

25-Feb-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 COBHAM PLC ORD 2.5P 228.10 5.36% LONMIN PLC ORD SHS USD1 1829.00 4.51% BURBERRY GROUP PLC ORD 0.05P 1187.00 4.12% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 786.50
25-Feb-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market All Star Minerals plc 2.15 330.00% Chemistry Communications Group plc 34.50 170.59% U3O8 Holdings plc 1.40 86.67% Technis International plc 0.79
25-Feb-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market INVESCO PROPERTY INCOME TRUST LD OR 2.17 8.50% VOLGA GAS PLC ORD 1P 106.87 7.68% LUMINAR GROUP HOLDINGS PLC ORD 25P 12.25 7.64% UNIQ PLC ORD 10P 9.80
25-Feb-2011 04:05 PM

1,000 jobs lost at Auto Windscreens

Administrators for Auto Windscreens have announced that 1,000 workers are to lose their jobs. Auto Windscreens, based in Chesterfield, collapsed earlier this month. The administrators, Deloitte, had hoped to find a buyer for the UK's second biggest
25-Feb-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 COBHAM PLC ORD 2.5P 226.45 4.60% LONMIN PLC ORD SHS USD1 1828.00 4.46% BURBERRY GROUP PLC ORD 0.05P 1186.50 4.08% ANTOFAGASTA PLC ORD 5P 1400.50
25-Feb-2011 03:35 PM

Optare wins £2m. bus contract

Optare has won a contract valued at £2m to supply Arriva with 10 of its Solo Hybrid buses for export to Malta. Arriva has recently been awarded the contract to run the bus services in Malta and Gozo by Transport Malta and the Maltese Government. Delive
25-Feb-2011 03:31 PM

U.S. consumer sentiment at highest level for three years

U.S. consumer sentiment has risen to its highest level for three years. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan survey for February on the overall index on consumer sentiment was 77.5, up from 74.2 in January. Households with incomes above $75,000 a
25-Feb-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market EASTERN EUROPEAN TRUST PLC SUB SHS 29.25 15.84% GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LTD COM SHS 147.50 9.16% INVESCO PROPERTY INCOME TRUST LD OR 1.85 8.82% EUROPEAN GOLDFIELDS LIMITED COM SHS 781.00
25-Feb-2011 03:23 PM

Broker News & Views

Legal & General downgraded to sell from neutral at Goldman Sachs, target price 110p. Bodycote raised to strong buy at Arbuthnot, TP upped to 353p from 340p. Kazakhmys upped to buy from neutral at UBS, target price rising to 1800p from 1650p. African Bar
25-Feb-2011 03:16 PM

Chairman leaves Conexion Media

Conexion Media Group, the AIM listed media rights administration company, has announced that Brian Scholfield has resigned his position as non-executive Chairman with immediate effect. Guy Fletcher, a non-executive director, takes over. Mr Scholfield s
25-Feb-2011 03:12 PM

Losses continue at U308 Holdings

Uranium exploration company, U308 Holdings, which is quoted on PLUS, has reported annual losses of £635,888. The loss in the previous year was £575,952. The company has had problems with delays obtaining licences for its main project in Chile but think
25-Feb-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 LONMIN PLC ORD SHS USD1 1820.50 4.03% KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 1449.50 3.46% COBHAM PLC ORD 2.5P 223.75 3.35% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 780.25
25-Feb-2011 02:41 PM

New FD at Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing has announced that Wendy Pallot will be joining the Board as Group Finance Director on 8 April 2011. She succeeds Colin Adams who will step down from the Board on that day, as announced by the company on 16 November 2010. Ms. Pal
25-Feb-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market UNIQ PLC ORD 10P 9.52 12.00% LEED PETROLEUM PLC ORD 5P 1.50 11.11% EASTERN EUROPEAN TRUST PLC SUB SHS 27.00 10.20% PREMIER MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS PLC ORD 3.25
25-Feb-2011 02:24 PM

CFO to leave Pulse

Lim Tze Wye, the chief financial officer of Pulse Group, is to leave the company. Pulse, which is a digital market research agency based in Asia, has just announced interim results which show a big jump in its losses. Story provided by StockMarketWire
25-Feb-2011 02:20 PM

Losses jump at Pulse Group

Pulse Group, a PLUS-quoted digital market research agency based in Asia, has revealed a big jump in losses in its interim results for the six month period ended 30 November 2010. Turnover was $323,688 compared to $429,945 in the corresponding period of 2
25-Feb-2011 02:05 PM

Logistics director appointed at Shoprite

Shoprite Group, which is quoted on the PLUS market, has announced that Kevin Nicholson has been appointed a director. His primary responsibilities will be for logistics and loss prevention. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
25-Feb-2011 02:01 PM

U.S. fourth quarter growth was 2.8%

GDP growth in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2010 was 2.8%, according to latest figures from the Commerce Department. Last month preliminary figures had estimated the growth at 3.2%. The downward revision is mainly attributed to lower consumer spendi
25-Feb-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 785.25 3.94% LONMIN PLC ORD SHS USD1 1806.50 3.23% KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 1443.00 3.00% ANGLO AMERICAN PLC ORD USD0.54945 3267.75
25-Feb-2011 01:56 PM

GDP figures in U.S. revised downwards

Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
25-Feb-2011 01:53 PM

Barclays man becomes Martin Currie director

Martin Currie China 'A' Share Fund has announced that Mr. James Sha has become a director. He joined Barclays Capital Asia Ltd last July as a director and head of China Prime Services, which cover futures and hedge fund services. Story provi
25-Feb-2011 01:45 PM

Income down at BCB Holdings

BCB Holdings, which is quoted on AIM, has reported net income of $3.8m in the last three months of 2010, compared to $15.3m. in the same period of 2009. Earnings per share was $0.04 while in the same quarter of 2009 it was $0.15. For the nine months to
25-Feb-2011 01:38 PM

New director at Edge Performance

Kevin Falconer has joined the Board of Edge Performance VCT. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
25-Feb-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market PHYTOPHARM PLC ORD 1P 7.35 17.60% SAGE GROUP PLC ORD 1P 283.80 13.59% MONDI LIMITED ORD ZAR0.20 (DI) 490.00 8.89% BERENDSEN PLC ORD 30P 505.25
25-Feb-2011 01:28 PM

Oil prices fall back

Oil prices have fallen back from the levels reached yesterday. Brent crude in London was trading at $112.65 a barrel, after almost reaching $120 yesterday. U.S. light crude was at $97.49 a barrel back from over $100. Experts have expressed optimism tha