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Tuesday 19 April, 2011

19-Apr-2011 01:34 PM

US building permits up 11.2%

Privately-owned housing units authorised by building permits rose to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 594,000 in March, the US departments of commerce and housing and urban development said today (19 April). This is 11.2% above the revised February r
19-Apr-2011 01:31 PM

US building permits up

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19-Apr-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market SPITFIRE OIL LIMITED ORD USD0.0005 9.00 16.13% SILENCE THERAPEUTICS PLC ORD 1P 3.75 5.63% EMED MINING PUBLIC LD ORD 0.25P 14.37 4.51% BIOFUTURES INTERNATIONAL PLC ORD 1P 6.00
19-Apr-2011 01:28 PM

Acal ahead of previous forecasts

Technology products and services provider Acal's like-for-like sales were up 17% in the fourth quarter and the firm expects full-year results to be ahead of previous forecasts. Group sales ontinue to be driven by a strong electronics order book. Th
19-Apr-2011 01:13 PM

MCG confident after good start to the year

Management Consulting Group has made a good start to the year and is well positioned to benefit as economic conditions improve. The group says its trading outlook for 2011 remains as indicated at the time of the preliminary results statement in March. C
19-Apr-2011 01:08 PM

SimiGon swings to red

PC-based flight training and simulation solutions company SimiGon Limited, based in California, swung to a net loss of $0.68m for the year to December from a previous net profit of $0.07m. Revenue was $5.21m, down from $6.06m. Basic and diluted loss pe
19-Apr-2011 01:03 PM

Norwich & Peterborough appoints CEO

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has appointed Anne Gunther as its new chief executive. She will join the society tomorrow (20 April). Chairman Gordon Horsfield said: "I'm delighted N&P has secured someone of Anne's calibre to lea
19-Apr-2011 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 BURBERRY GROUP PLC ORD 0.05P 1210.00 5.58% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1560.50 3.07% ANGLO AMERICAN PLC ORD USD0.54945 3064.50 2.73% LONMIN PLC ORD SHS USD1 1610.50
19-Apr-2011 12:57 PM

BROKER MOVES ROUND-UP

888 Holdings upgraded to buy from hold at Numis. Advanced Medical Solutions started at Finncap with sell recommendation and 70p target price. Aegon NV upgraded to add at AlphaValue. AstraZeneca cut to reduced at AlphaValue, target price 3120.60p down f
19-Apr-2011 12:31 PM

Microgen on track after first quarter

IT services and solutions provider Microgen plc said it had started the year well and remained on track to meet management expectations. David Sherriff was promoted to chief executive officer. In an interim management statement covering the period from
19-Apr-2011 12:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 11:00 and 12:00

Overall Market TXO PLC ORD 0.1P 0.80 14.29% AEA TECHNOLOGY GROUP PLC ORD 1P 3.95 11.27% ASTAIRE GROUP PLC ORD 0.1P 0.34 9.68% DESIRE PETROLEUM PLC ORD 1P 13.12
19-Apr-2011 12:24 PM

Patsystems starts year as expected

Financial sector software group Patsystems plc said 2011 has started as anticipated, with results to the end of March in line with management expectations. Chairman Richard Last said in his AGM statement that within the first quarter a new exchange cust
19-Apr-2011 12:20 PM

Serviced Office Group turnover up 39%

Flexible office space provider Serviced Office Group plc reported turnover up 39% to £9.8m for the year to December, with a like-for-like increase of 1.9%. Operating profit increased by £2.5m to £2.9m, with profit margin up from 7.0% to 10.6%. EBIT rose
19-Apr-2011 12:06 PM

NCC Group revenue up 53% in first 10 months

Escrow and assurance provider NCC Group plc said its trading performance remained in line with management expectations and it was on course to deliver anticipated levels of growth and profitability. In its interim management statement covering the thre
19-Apr-2011 12:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

FTSE 100 BURBERRY GROUP PLC ORD 0.05P 1213.00 5.85% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1546.00 2.11% ANGLO AMERICAN PLC ORD USD0.54945 3044.75 2.07% XSTRATA PLC ORD USD0.50 1458.75
19-Apr-2011 12:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

PLUS Market Oriental City Group Plc 20.50 8813.04% Mastermailer Holdings PLC 80.00 5697.10% Aspartus plc 5.50 3566.67% Sprue Aegis plc 17.25
19-Apr-2011 11:57 AM

Stadium Group expects H2 growth

Electronic manufacturing services and power supply solutions provider Stadium Group plc said it was confident of delivering a result for the year in line with current market expectations. In an update at its AGM today (April 19), Stadium said it had achi
19-Apr-2011 11:43 AM

Oakley Capital NAV per share up 19%

Closed-ended investment company Oakley Capital Investments Limited posted a 19% rise in net asset value to £1.68 per share at December 31. The company said continued strong performance of its portfolio companies had added £35m to the NAV in the year. Sa
19-Apr-2011 11:30 AM

Surgical Innovations revenue up 55%

Medical devices designer and manufacturer Surgical Innovations Group plc reported a 55% rise in revenue to £7.04m from £4.54m for the year to December. Pre-tax profit increased to £1.55m from £0.26m. Operating margins were 22%, up from the previous 6%.
19-Apr-2011 11:30 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 10:00 and 11:00

Overall Market EMED MINING PUBLIC LD ORD 0.25P 14.00 3.70% CPPGROUP PLC ORD 10P 126.35 3.23% BEOWULF MINING PLC ORD 1P 55.00 2.80% ANGEL BIOTECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS PLC OR 0.39
19-Apr-2011 11:03 AM

Masawara raising $23.5m, plans chrome mining acquisition

African-focused investment company Masawara plc plans to raise $23.5m before expenses via a placing at 97.5c a share. The company said it is currently assessing the proposed acquisition of an interest in a chrome mining and smelting operation in Zimbabwe
19-Apr-2011 11:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 11:00

FTSE 100 BURBERRY GROUP PLC ORD 0.05P 1213.00 5.85% ANGLO AMERICAN PLC ORD USD0.54945 3048.25 2.19% MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC ORD 25P 377.75 1.87% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1539.50
19-Apr-2011 10:35 AM

Teaching union may strike over pension changes

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers is to hold a ballot on possible strike action in protest at pension changes. The union, which has never before held a strike, say that the changes will mean reduced pensions and higher premiums for their members.
19-Apr-2011 10:31 AM

Samsung expand relationship with Seagate

Samsung Electronics has announced an agreement to expand its strategic relationship with Seagate Technology. Samsung Electronics will transfer assets related to its hard disk drive operations to Seagate at a transfer price of $1.375bn. This will be paid
19-Apr-2011 10:30 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 09:00 and 10:00

Overall Market NOSTRA TERRA OIL AND GAS COMPANY PL 0.81 5.19% LOMBARD RISK MANAGEMENT PLC ORD 0.5 5.12 4.92% GLOBO PLC ORD 1P 26.50 3.92% SCOTTY GROUP PLC ORD 5P 6.62