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Wednesday 16 November, 2011

16-Nov-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1952.00 3.50% KINGFISHER PLC ORD 15 5/7P 254.30 2.46% CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 8/13P 295.00 2.43% PETROFAC LIMITED ORD USD0.02 1422.00
16-Nov-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Fidelity Systems plc 6.88 25.00% Mastermailer Holdings PLC 1.88 15.03% Saregama plc 0.50 -93.94% Amicrest Holdings plc 14.50
16-Nov-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market PIPEHAWK PLC ORD 1P 3.12 19.08% SACOIL HOLDINGS LIMITED ORD SHS NPV 4.12 9.87% WEST PIONEER PROPERTIES LIMITED ORD 14.00 7.69% SEFTON RESOURCES INC. COM SHS NPV 3.47
16-Nov-2011 04:27 PM

JPMorgan US Smaller Cos down 20.5%

JPMorgan US Smaller Companies Investment Trust's net asset value fell by 20.5% on a total return basis in the three months to the end of September. This compares with a 19.5% fall in the benchmark. The company's share price fell by 18.6% durin
16-Nov-2011 04:24 PM

JPMorgan Claverhouse lags benchmark

JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust's net asset value fell by 18.1% on a total return basis in the three months to the end of September. This compares with a 13.5% fall in the benchmark. The company's shares fell by 19.5% during the period.
16-Nov-2011 04:21 PM

JPMorgan Emerging Markets beats benchmark

JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust's net asset value fell by 17.7% on a total return basis in the three months to the end of September. This compares with a 20.2% fall in its benchmark. The company's share price also fell by 17.7% duri
16-Nov-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1946.00 3.18% CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 8/13P 293.20 1.81% PETROFAC LIMITED ORD USD0.02 1419.00 1.65% LONMIN PLC ORD SHS USD1 1061.00
16-Nov-2011 03:44 PM

Ceres Media appoints new distributors

Ceres Media has appointed additional distributors in the US and northern Europe and expanded the sales team in North America to promote the NatureWoven range of environmentally friendly products. In the US, Ceres media has appointed two of the largest US
16-Nov-2011 03:32 PM

US crude oil inventories fall by 1.1m barrels

US commercial crude oil inventories fell by 1.1 million barrels to 337.0 million barrels in the week ending 11 November. The US Energy Information Administration said crude oil inventories are in the upper limit of the average range for this time of year
16-Nov-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market TOTALLY PLC ORD 1P 0.77 79.07% WEST PIONEER PROPERTIES LIMITED ORD 13.50 35.00% ROXI PETROLEUM PLC ORD 1P 4.37 12.63% SURFACE TRANSFORMS PLC ORD 1P 11.75
16-Nov-2011 03:09 PM

Wilmington appoints chairman

Wilmington Group has appointed Mark Asplin as chairman in succession to David Summers. Asplin was formerly a partner with KPMG, which he left to set up Jasper Corporate Finance, an independent corporate finance practice. He joined Wilmington's B
16-Nov-2011 03:05 PM

NAHB Housing Market Index up 3 points

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose by three points to 20 on the US National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for November. The gain builds on a revised three-point increase in October,
16-Nov-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1937.50 2.73% CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 8/13P 292.40 1.53% LONMIN PLC ORD SHS USD1 1060.00 1.53% SERCO GROUP PLC ORD 2P 502.25
16-Nov-2011 02:59 PM

Invesco optimistic over outlook for property

Property values will hold up better than in the post-Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008, Invesco Real Estate believes. It says that while recent stock market volatility may be reminiscent of the period following the Lehman Brothers collapse, it is confiden
16-Nov-2011 02:51 PM

Totally clinches NHS contract

Niche community publisher and digital marketing services provider Totally is preferred bidder for an NHS contract worth £1,595,000, including VAT. The contract is to develop shared decision making aids for web and mobile applications and to provide back-
16-Nov-2011 02:43 PM

DEO and partners to take Maersk's interest in Perth field

DEO UK and its partners Atlantic Petroleum UK and Faroe Petroleum have agreed, subject to regulatory approvals, to assume Maersk Oil UK's 19.11% interest in the Perth field. DEO will then have a just over 52.03%, Faroe Petroleum over 34.6% and Atla
16-Nov-2011 02:38 PM

Broker News & Views

Numis upgrades London Stock Exchange from hold to add, target price unchanged at 948p. Barclays Capital initiates overweight on Essar Energy, target price 400p. Societie Generale initiates buy on Cairn Energy, target price 370p. Societie Generale initia
16-Nov-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market ENOVA SYSTEMS INC COM SHS NPV 12.50 19.05% OXUS GOLD PLC ORD 1P 1.32 15.79% CERES POWER HOLDINGS PLC ORD 5P 14.12 11.89% ROXI PETROLEUM PLC ORD 1P 4.25
16-Nov-2011 02:23 PM

US capacity utilisation up

US capacity utilisation for total industry increased to 77.8% in October, the US Federal Reserve said today (16 November). This is up from 77.3% in September. Utilisation was 2.1 percentage points above its level from a year earlier but 2.6 percentage p
16-Nov-2011 02:20 PM

US industrial output up 0.7%

US industrial production expanded by 0.7% in October after having declined 0.1% in September, the US Federal Reserve said today (16 November). Previously, industrial production was reported to have gained 0.2 percent in September; most of this revision r
16-Nov-2011 02:15 PM

Gitanjali Gems realigns international businesses

Gitanjali Gems has revealed changes as part of its ongoing realignment and restructuring of its international business. The company has has transferred its stake in Giantti Italia to Leading Italian Jewels, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gitanjal
16-Nov-2011 02:09 PM

Demand for US long-term securities jumps

Net foreign purchases of US long-term securities rose to $61.2bn in July from $44.4bn the previous month, new figures from the US Treasury show. Net foreign purchases of long-term US securities were $73.8bn. Of this, net purchases by private foreign i
16-Nov-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1933.00 2.49% CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 8/13P 292.30 1.49% SERCO GROUP PLC ORD 2P 502.25 1.46% THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 43.46
16-Nov-2011 01:48 PM

Rio Tinto Alcan to close Lynemouth aluminium smelter

Rio Tinto Alcan plans to close its aluminium smelter in Lynemouth and is in exclusive talks over the potential sale of the power station at the Northumberland site. The closure of the smelter is subject to the completion of a 90-day consultation process
16-Nov-2011 01:38 PM

US core CPI up 0.1%

US consumer prices for all items apart from food and energy - the so-called core CPI - rose by 0.1% in October, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was the same increase as the previous month and matched its smallest increase of the yea