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Friday 24 February, 2012

24-Feb-2012 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC ORD USD0.10 1500.00 4.53% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 134.40 4.19% CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 747.50 4.11% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 400.10
24-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
24-Feb-2012 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market IMAGE SCAN HOLDINGS PLC ORD 1P 2.75 13.17% BOWLEVEN PLC ORD 10P 135.50 11.98% HELIUS ENERGY PLC ORD 1P 16.50 10.00% INCH KENNETH KAJANG RUBBER PLC 10P 13.00
24-Feb-2012 04:29 PM

Network shareholders vote overwhelmingly for offer from NGH Topco

NGH Topco is moving ahead with its acquisition of Network Group Holdings. It has received valid acceptances from over 99% of Network shareholders for its cash offer. At 4:29pm: (LON:NGH) share price was 0p at 26.5p Story provided by StockMarketWire
24-Feb-2012 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC ORD USD0.10 1500.50 4.56% CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 750.00 4.46% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 134.50 4.26% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 400.10
24-Feb-2012 03:42 PM

Radiation problem at furnace owned by Outokumpu

Outokumpu's melting furnace at Tornio was exposed to a source of radiation during the night between Thursday and Friday which was identified as americium. The mill security system revealed the radiation source and standard security actions were car
24-Feb-2012 03:38 PM

Sales of new homes in US at highest level for a year

Sales of new single family homes in the US are at their highest level for a year. The Census Bureau has increased its original figure of sales in December from 307,000 to 324,000. Its initial forecast of sales in January was 321,000, ahead of market exp
24-Feb-2012 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market COVE ENERGY PLC ORD 1P 240.50 21.23% WATERMARK GLOBAL PLC ORD 0.15P 0.22 10.00% BOWLEVEN PLC ORD 10P 131.38 8.91% IENERGIZER LD ORD 1P 327.50
24-Feb-2012 03:28 PM

Improving consumer sentiment in the US

Improving unemployment figures and indications that salaries are growing again has improved consumer confidence in the US. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan final index of consumer sentiment increased to 75.3 from 75 in January. Story prov
24-Feb-2012 03:23 PM

Royal Mail misses key delivery target

Royal Mail missed its main delivery target during the period before Christmas. Despite no problems with the weather a total of 92.3% of first class mail was delivered the following day during the three months to mid December. The target was 93%. But i
24-Feb-2012 03:13 PM

OFT clears Experian acquisition

The Office of Fair Trading has decided, on the information currently available to it, not to refer the anticipated acquisition by Experian of 192business to the Competition Commission. At 3:13pm: (LON:EXPN) share price was -5.75p at 947.75p Story p
24-Feb-2012 03:07 PM

OMG makes good start to its financial year

OMG is confident of achieving marketing expectations this year. Ahead of its AGM, Anthony Simonds-Gooding, Chairman of OMG, said: "The Board is pleased to announce that the Group has had a good start to the financial year with Group revenue continu
24-Feb-2012 03:04 PM

Streategic review at Agneash Soft Commodities

Agneash Soft Commodities is undertaking a strategic review of its future direction following the sale of its listed investment portfolio. It is expected that this review will be concluded, and the results released to shareholders, in the near future.
24-Feb-2012 03:00 PM

PTT Exploration makes bid for Cove Energy

PTT Exploration, Thailand's national petroleum exploration and production company with more than 40 projects in 13 countries around the globe, has made a cash offer for Cove Energy. It is proposing to pay 220p for each Cove share. The offer values
24-Feb-2012 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC ORD USD0.10 1494.50 4.15% CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 744.50 3.69% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 399.60 3.60% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 133.15
24-Feb-2012 02:43 PM

Citizens Advice welcomes OFT review into Payday Lending

Gillian Guy, Chief Executive at national charity Citizens Advice said: "Four times more people are coming to us with payday loan problems compared to a couple of years ago. Worryingly, more and more people are being treated unfairly, being offered
24-Feb-2012 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market OXFORD ADVANCED SURFACES GROUP PLC 12.50 8.70% TMT INVESTMENTS PLC ORD NPV 1.11 7.77% RED ROCK RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 3.03 6.32% REGENCY MINES PLC ORD 0.1P 2.25
24-Feb-2012 02:16 PM

Broker News & Views

UBS has downgraded easyJet from buy to neutral, with the target price cut from 490p to 480p. Investec has upgraded BAE Systems from hold to buy. Barclays Capital initiates equal weight on Travis Perkins, target price 1150p. Citigroup downgrades Hays fro
24-Feb-2012 02:11 PM

Mining veteran joins Avocet

Avocet Mining has announced the appointment of Gordon Wylie as a director. A geologist by training, he has over 35 years of experience in mining and exploration geology, including eight years in AngloGold Ashanti's senior management team where he w
24-Feb-2012 02:06 PM

Total starts production on time in Nigerian field

Total, operator of Block OML138, has announced the start-up of production of the offshore Usan field in Nigeria, in line with the planned schedule. Usan is the second deep offshore development operated by Total in Nigeria, coming on stream less than thr
24-Feb-2012 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 743.50 3.55% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 399.20 3.50% VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC ORD USD0.10 1483.50 3.38% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 132.70
24-Feb-2012 01:34 PM

Marathon urges shareholders to reject tender offer

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has received notification of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares (approximately 0.58%) of MPC's outstanding common stock at a price of $41.50 per sha
24-Feb-2012 01:32 PM

SSE produces response to possible referendum on Scottish independence

SSE (LON:SSE) has considered the practical implications for its businesses of the consultations issued in January 2012 by the UK Government and the Scottish Government and they are set out below. In doing so, SSE is mindful of the fact constitutional arr
24-Feb-2012 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market OXFORD ADVANCED SURFACES GROUP PLC 12.25 19.51% WOBURN ENERGY PLC ORD 1P 2.40 10.09% 1PM PLC ORD GBP0.0006818 0.11 10.00% CELLCAST PLC ORD 1P 2.25
24-Feb-2012 01:23 PM

Aquarius Platinum top faller on the FTSE All Share

Shares in mining firm Aquarius Platinum (LON:AQP) were down more than 8% in lunchtime trading - having recovered slightly from a three-year low set earlier in the day. The fall reflects fears that the Zimbabwe government may seize some of their assets in