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Thursday 20 October, 2011

20-Oct-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC ORD 10P 103.40 3.92% G4S PLC ORD 25P 241.00 3.17% NEXT PLC ORD 10P 2614.00 2.91% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 725.00
20-Oct-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Adnams plc 9300.00 -53.03% Oracle Coalfields Ord Shs 0.1p 7.00 -6.67% Rare Earths and Metals plc 0.17 -2.78% Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
20-Oct-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market TXO PLC ORD 0.1P 0.67 11.67% HEALTHCARE LOCUMS PLC ORD 10P 6.30 4.65% ORTAC RESOURCES LIMITED ORDS NPV (D 0.94 2.17% MECOM GROUP PLC ORD 60.85888P 143.50
20-Oct-2011 04:16 PM

Meggitt gives notice of IMS

Aerospace firm Meggitt (LON:MGGT) will announce its interim management statement for the period from 1 July to 3 November 2011 on Friday 4 November 2011. At 4:16pm: (LON:MGGT) Meggitt share price was -1.9p at 363p Story provided by StockMarketWire.co
20-Oct-2011 04:13 PM

Mining Sector: Eastern Platinum falls on strike

Shares in South African-focused miner Eastern Platinum (ELR) were down nearly 9% on strike action at its Crocodile River mine - which will halve production from the project. Talks between JIC Mining Services (JIC), a contractor on Crocodile River, and th
20-Oct-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC ORD 10P 104.65 5.18% G4S PLC ORD 25P 241.65 3.45% NEXT PLC ORD 10P 2609.50 2.74% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 723.25
20-Oct-2011 03:36 PM

Build in stocks of US natural gas

US supplies of natural gas increased by slightly less than forecast in the week ending 14 October according to estimates from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Working gas in storage was 3,624 billion cubic feet (Bcf) representing a net increa
20-Oct-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market CHAARAT GOLD HOLDINGS LTD ORD USD0. 24.25 7.78% CHURCHILL MINING PLC ORD 1P 12.50 5.22% WOBURN ENERGY PLC ORD 1P 1.45 5.07% AUKETT FITZROY ROBINSON GROUP PLC O 3.25
20-Oct-2011 03:25 PM

Director retires from Standard Life

Kent Atkinson is to retire from the Board of Standard Life (LON:SL.) on 31 December 2011 after seven years service. He has been a non-executive director of Standard Life since January 2005 and has served as the chairman of the Group Audit and Complianc
20-Oct-2011 03:18 PM

CB leading index points to softening US economy

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.2% in September to 116.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3% increase in August, and a 0.6% increase in July. Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board said: "September
20-Oct-2011 03:11 PM

Fall in US house sales as expected

Existing-home sales were down in September, in line with expectations, on the heels of a strong gain in August, but remain well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactio
20-Oct-2011 03:08 PM

Signs of recovery in US manufacturing

Responses to the US Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey for October suggest that regional manufacturing activity is showing signs of recovery, following several months of decline. The survey's indicators for activity, shipments, and new orders
20-Oct-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC ORD 10P 106.95 7.49% G4S PLC ORD 25P 240.70 3.04% NEXT PLC ORD 10P 2609.50 2.74% MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC ORD 25P 335.95
20-Oct-2011 02:58 PM

Gaddafi dead - senior NTC official

National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta said that Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has died after being captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which Nato warplanes attacked. Story provid
20-Oct-2011 02:53 PM

Broker News & Views

Kepler has downgraded BAE Systems from buy to hold, with the target price cut from 390p to 305p. Citigroup initiates buy on Filtrona, target price 405p. Collins Stewart downgrades G4S from hold to sell, target price cut from 300p to 190p. Goldman Sachs
20-Oct-2011 02:35 PM

Abbeycrest fails to reach agreement on loan payments

Embattled jewellery firm Abbeycrest (LON:ACR) has failed to agree a revised payment schedule for a loan facility with the owner of its former head office and car park in Leeds. In May the company announced revised termination arrangements with the lessor
20-Oct-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market GALANTAS GOLD CORPORATION COM SHS N 5.25 7.58% CHAARAT GOLD HOLDINGS LTD ORD USD0. 21.75 4.17% CASTINGS PLC ORD 10P 267.50 3.88% ANGLE PLC ORD 10P 61.50
20-Oct-2011 02:09 PM

Galantas finds more gold on Northern Ireland property

Galantas Gold (LON:GAL) has encountered more gold with drilling on its on its Omagh, County Tyrone property. The group reported that its 100%-owned subsidiary Omagh Minerals has identified significant gold intersections in drilling and channel sampling
20-Oct-2011 02:03 PM

Tethys Petroleum updates on Tajikistan well

Central Asian-focused oil company Tethys Petroleum (LON:TPL) has announced encouraging results from a flow test on the Beshtentak well BST20 in Tajikistan. The well has recently been worked over by applying modern perforating and acidisation techniques a
20-Oct-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC ORD 10P 106.35 6.88% G4S PLC ORD 25P 240.70 3.04% NEXT PLC ORD 10P 2610.00 2.76% MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC ORD 25P 337.25
20-Oct-2011 01:42 PM

US jobless claims in line with expectaions

Jobless claims in the US came in as expected for the week ending October 15. The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 403,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 409,000. The 4-week moving average was
20-Oct-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR PLC ORD 5P 45.00 7.14% COSALT PLC ORD 1P 0.72 5.88% ASTERAND PLC ORD 5P 2.37 5.33% SKYEPHARMA PLC ORD 100P 48.00
20-Oct-2011 01:21 PM

Canopius walks away from Omega

Following Omega Insurance Holding's recommendation of an bid by Haverford - rival suitor Canopius has withdrawn its own offer. Canopius submitted a revised offer on 13th October at a higher price than previously indicated and higher than the upper l
20-Oct-2011 01:12 PM

Greek downturn worse than forecast

A draft report from the European Union and IMF's "troika" mission to Greece has said the country's economic downturn is substantially worse than forecast. The report recommends paying out a sixth aid tranche as soon as possible despit
20-Oct-2011 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC ORD 10P 105.80 6.33% G4S PLC ORD 25P 240.20 2.83% NEXT PLC ORD 10P 2600.00 2.36% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 725.75