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Thursday 23 February, 2012

23-Feb-2012 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 18.50 8.82% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1885.00 6.08% ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC OR 28.72 5.09% CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 718.00
23-Feb-2012 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Circle Opportunities plc 2.00 33.33% Early Equity plc 0.47 25.00% Barclays Bank plc - Notes 32.75 9.17% Webb Capital plc 6.00
23-Feb-2012 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market RARE EARTH MINERALS PLC ORD 0.01P 0.26 13.04% CORAC GROUP PLC ORD 10P 12.50 12.31% WESTMINSTER GROUP PLC ORD 10P 24.25 9.58% OXUS GOLD PLC ORD 1P 1.58
23-Feb-2012 04:29 PM

BlackRock World Mining beats benchmark

BlackRock World Mining Trust's net asset value fell by 22.3% in the year to the end of December. This compares with a 27.0% fall in its benchmark, the HSBC Global Mining Index. The company's share price fell by 21.5%. All percentages calcul
23-Feb-2012 04:02 PM

US crude oil inventories rise by 1.6m barrels

US commercial crude oil inventories increased by 1.6 million barrels in the week ending 17 February. The US Energy Information Administration said that at 340.7 million barrels, crude oil inventories are in the upper limit of the average range for this
23-Feb-2012 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 18.88 11.06% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1870.50 5.26% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 27.64 5.14% CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 719.75
23-Feb-2012 03:42 PM

Bankers Investment Trust NAV up 3.4%

Bankers Investment Trust's net asset value per share rose by 3.4% on a total return basis in the three months to the end of January. This compares with a 3.2% rise in the FTSE All-Share Index and and 4.1% rise in the composite index of 50:50 FTSE Al
23-Feb-2012 03:33 PM

US gas storage down at 2,595bn cu ft

US working gas in storage fell to 2,595bn cu ft in the week ending 17 February. The Energy Information Administration says this represents a net decline of 166bn cu ft from the previous week. Stocks were 753bn cu ft higher than last year at this time
23-Feb-2012 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market VERDES MANAGEMENT PLC ORD 0.1P 0.29 26.09% RARE EARTH MINERALS PLC ORD 0.01P 0.26 13.04% PENDRAGON PLC ORD 5P 13.25 10.42% AVIA HEALTH INFORMATICS PLC ORD 0.5 13.25
23-Feb-2012 03:13 PM

Polar Capital Technology lags index

Polar Capital Technology Trust's net asset value per share rose by 4.98% on an undiluted basis in the six months to the end of January. This compares with a 6.02% rise in the Dow Jones World Technology Index. At 3:13pm: (LON:PCT) Polar Capital Te
23-Feb-2012 03:08 PM

KONE wins Louisiana medical centre contract

KONE has been won a contract to install lifts in the new Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System Replacement Hospital. KONE will install 43 total third-party lifts, including geared traction passenger, service and freight elevators. The 200-b
23-Feb-2012 03:04 PM

US house prices fall 0.1%

US house prices fell modestly in the fourth quarter according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency�€?s seasonally-adjusted purchase-only house price index. The HPI, calculated using home sales price information from Fannie Maeand Freddie Mac-acquir
23-Feb-2012 03:03 PM

Broker News & Views

Citigroup downgrades WPP Group from buy to neutral, target price raised from 860p to 875p. Oriel Securities downgrades Whitbread from buy to hold. Singer Capital Markets downgrades ASOS from buy to fair value, target price raised from 1800p to 1950p.
23-Feb-2012 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 18.13 6.65% CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 718.50 4.36% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 27.30 3.84% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1840.00
23-Feb-2012 02:53 PM

Capita underlying pre-tax profits up 6%

Capita reveals a steady performance in 2011 and a good platform for further progress this year. Turnover for the year to the end of December rose by 7% to £2,930m with underlying operating profits up 8% at £427.4m. Underlying pre-tax profits rose by 6
23-Feb-2012 02:41 PM

Boomerang Plus schedules interims

Media investment group Boomerang Plus will announce its results for the six months to the end of November on 28 February. At 2:41pm: (LON:BOOM) share price was 0p at 45.5p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
23-Feb-2012 02:39 PM

Genel Energy poised to be major regional player

Anglo-Turkish independent Genel Energy is poised to become a major regional oil and gas company, according to chief executive Tony Hayward. He said the company had moved with remarkable speed in the three months since its creation. Hayward said revenue
23-Feb-2012 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market VERDES MANAGEMENT PLC ORD 0.1P 0.27 17.39% KALIMANTAN GOLD CORPORATION LIMITED 5.38 7.60% URANIUM RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 2.85 6.34% SEFTON RESOURCES INC. COM SHS NPV 3.03
23-Feb-2012 02:24 PM

Fyffes schedules FY results

Fyffes will release its preliminary results for the year to the end of December on 1 March. At 2:24pm: (LON:FFY) Fyffes share price was -0.25p at 33.13p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
23-Feb-2012 02:07 PM

Lansdowne pleased with North Celtic Sea seismic

Lansdowne Oil & Gas is pleased with results of the recently processed 3D seismic surveys over its prospects in the North Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland. Lansdowne says interpretation of the Amergin prospect has been completed and has confirmed the presenc
23-Feb-2012 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 18.13 6.65% CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 723.25 5.05% ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC OR 28.59 4.61% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 27.44
23-Feb-2012 01:53 PM

Jelf Group resolutions passed at AGM

Jelf Group has announced that all resolutions tabled at its annual general meeting were passed. At 1:53pm: (LON:JLF) Jelf Group share price was 0p at 73p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
23-Feb-2012 01:33 PM

US jobless claims unchanged

US initial unemployment claims were unchanged in the week ending 18 February from the previous week's revised figure of 351,000. The US Department of Labor said the four-week moving average was 359,000, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week&apo
23-Feb-2012 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market JOHNSTON PRESS PLC ORD 10P 7.53 9.45% SACOIL HOLDINGS LIMITED ORD SHS NPV 4.63 8.94% FRONTLINE LD ORD USD2.50 350.00 7.69% UTV MEDIA PLC ORD 5P 130.38
23-Feb-2012 01:14 PM

easyJet founder fails to block directors' pay package

Low-cost airline easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has failed to block a pay package for directors. The airline's remuneration report was approved by just over 55% of shareholder votes - and by over 96% excluding votes from the Stelios famil