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Wednesday 06 March, 2013

06-Mar-2013 04:30 PM

Aviva unveils board changes

Aviva has unveiled a raft of changes to the composition of its board and committees. * Richard Goeltz will retire from the board, and as senior independent director and a member of the audit and nomination committees on 8 May, having served nine years on
06-Mar-2013 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market 1pm PLC 0.15 7.14% Norman Broadbent PLC 45.00 5.88% Communisis PLC 53.38 5.18% International Personal Finance PLC 473.25
06-Mar-2013 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 Vodafone Group PLC 180.03 6.78% Admiral Group PLC 1333.00 5.21% Home Retail Group PLC 131.45 3.18% Legal & General Group PLC 167.55
06-Mar-2013 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market Triple Plate Junction PLC 0.70 27.27% Greka Drilling 22.25 8.54% Quindell Portfolio 12.00 5.45% CPP Group PLC 16.50
06-Mar-2013 03:23 PM

OFT publishes UCL Hospitals-Royal Free London decision

The Office of Fair Trading has published the text of its decision on the acquisition by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust's neurosurgery services. This decision can be found on the Of
06-Mar-2013 03:20 PM

OFT clears Francisco Partners-Kewill deal

The Office of Fair Trading has cleared the completed acquisition by Francisco Partners (with a controlling interest in GXS Worldwide) of Kewill. OFT has decided, on the information currently available, not to refer the merger to the Competition Commissio
06-Mar-2013 03:04 PM

US factory orders fall 2%

New orders for US manufactured goods in January decreased by $9.6bn or 2.0% to $472.9bn, according to the US Census Bureau. This followed a 1.3% increase in December. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.3%. Story provided by StockMarketW
06-Mar-2013 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 Vodafone Group PLC 181.08 7.40% Admiral Group PLC 1324.50 4.54% Home Retail Group PLC 131.30 3.06% Legal & General Group PLC 167.50
06-Mar-2013 02:59 PM

UK Commercial Property schedules FY results

UK Commercial Property Trust will announce its results for the year to the end of December on 20 March. At 2:59pm: (LON:UKCM) share price was -0.32p at 69.43p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
06-Mar-2013 02:53 PM

Polar Capital non-exec joins Worldwide Healthcare board

Polar Capital Technology Trust non-executive director Sarah Bates has agreed to become an independent non-executive director of Worldwide Healthcare Trust with effect from 22 May. At 2:53pm: (LON:PCT) Polar Capital Technology Trust share price was +4.6
06-Mar-2013 02:49 PM

Enables IT schedules AGM

Enables IT Group will hold its annual general meeting at the offices of Brown Rudnick LLP, 8 Clifford Street, London W1S 2LQ on 27 March at 10 a.m. At 2:49pm: (LON:EIT) Eagle Eye Telematics share price was -5p at 8.5p Story provided by StockMarketWi
06-Mar-2013 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market Stadium Group PLC 49.50 7.61% Solo Oil PLC 0.55 5.77% Triple Plate Junction PLC 0.58 5.45% Oxford Catalysts Group PLC 134.75
06-Mar-2013 02:29 PM

Earthport inks deal with American Express

Earthport has signed an agreement to expand its existing foreign exchange international payment service with American Express. The launch of the service is expected later in 2013. At 2:29pm: (LON:EPO) Earthport share price was +3.01p at 23.13p Story
06-Mar-2013 02:18 PM

Citizens Advice welcomes clampdown on payday lenders

Citizens Advice has welcomed Government plans to clampdown on payday lenders. The Government has announced that the payday loan industry will be a top priority for the Financial Conduct Authority and that the use of continuous payments authorities �&eur
06-Mar-2013 02:14 PM

Broker News & Views

Credit Suisse lifts Tesco to outperform from neutral, target price increased to 430p from 355p. Shore Capital upgrades Tesco to buy from hold. HSBC lifts John Wood Group to overweight from neutral, target 900p from 790p. Exane BNP Paribas cuts Associate
06-Mar-2013 02:14 PM

Galantas Gold encouraged by sampling data

Galantas Gold has received encouraging geochemical soil sampling and geophysical data regarding four mineral prospecting licenses, totalling 160.7 sq. kms, in Ireland. The four licences are held by Galantas subsidiary, Omagh Minerals Ltd. The data reve
06-Mar-2013 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 Vodafone Group PLC 180.03 6.78% Admiral Group PLC 1327.50 4.78% Home Retail Group PLC 131.65 3.34% Legal & General Group PLC 166.95
06-Mar-2013 01:55 PM

New Galleon games fall short of expectations

Galleon's latest games have fallen short of management expectations in both sales and cash flow generated. The company announced on 21 November that its cash flow was increasingly under pressure and significant risks remained due to the nature of th
06-Mar-2013 01:38 PM

ITV repays £138m from bilateral loan

ITV plc has repaid £138m of its £200m 2019 bilateral loan. Total savings in adjusted financing costs are expected to be around £50m over the remainder of the loan - around £9m on an annualised basis, and will result in an exceptional loss of £38m.
06-Mar-2013 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market Trakm8 Holdings PLC 17.50 9.38% Stadium Group PLC 49.50 7.61% FASTJET PLC ORD 1P 2.60 6.12% ECR Minerals PLC 0.23
06-Mar-2013 01:21 PM

US adds 198,000 private sector jobs, says ADP

The US private-sector employment increased by 198,000 from January to February, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. The estimated gain from December to January was revised up by 23,000, to 215,000. Small businesses (1-49 employees) a
06-Mar-2013 01:13 PM

Thomas Cook starts consultation on 2500 job losses

Travel agent Thomas Cook has started a consultation on the restructuring of its UK business and the loss of 2500 full-time jobs. The group says most of the job losses will be in back-office functions and its retail network, including some store closures.
06-Mar-2013 01:08 PM

Active Biotech enrols first patient in CONCERTO study

Teva Pharmaceutical and Active Biotech have enrolled the first patient in a study to evaluate laquinimod on disability progression The third phase III placebo-controlled study is designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of once-daily o
06-Mar-2013 01:04 PM

Brokers' round-up, mixed views on Debenhams

Deutsche Bank lifts Debenhams to buy from hold, target 100p from 120p. JP Morgan Cazenove cuts Debenhams to neutral from overweight, target 95p from 137p. Credit Suisse lifts Tesco to outperform from neutral, target 430p from 355p. Shore Capital lifts
06-Mar-2013 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 Vodafone Group PLC 180.00 6.76% Admiral Group PLC 1319.00 4.10% Legal & General Group PLC 167.55 2.98% Home Retail Group PLC 130.85

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