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Friday 24 May, 2013

24-May-2013 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market Surgical Innovations Group PLC 5.50 8.91% Coms PLC 2.43 8.00% Patagonia Gold PLC 12.63 6.31% Intandem Films PLC 1.13
24-May-2013 04:29 PM

Sprue Aegis welcomes lapsing of BRK offer

Sprue Aegis's independent directors have welcomed the lapsing of BRK's offer which received acceptance of around 1.26%. The independent directors welcome this announcement and confirm that they remain committed to building value for all Sprue
24-May-2013 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 Smiths Group PLC 1357.00 1.65% Shire PLC 2165.00 1.45% Severn Trent PLC 2070.00 1.37% Thomas Cook Group PLC 150.30
24-May-2013 03:36 PM

Seven agrees £5.6m financing with Danske Bank

Seven Technologies Holdings has agreed new banking facilities totalling £5.6m with Danske Bank. Seven says £2m will be used to fund the refinancing of existing YFM loan notes while £3.6m will be used to finance part of the acquisition cost of Dato
24-May-2013 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market Emblaze Ltd 51.38 7.87% Totally PLC 1.73 6.13% Red Rock Resources PLC 0.53 6.00% Circle Holdings PLC 32.50
24-May-2013 03:27 PM

BRK offer for Sprue Aegis lapses

Jarden Corporation subsidiary BRK Brands Europe's cash offer for Sprue Aegis has lapsed. BRK said that at 1 p.m. today (24 May) it had received valid acceptances in respect of 490,200 Sprue Aegis shares - approximately 1.26% of the existing issued
24-May-2013 03:17 PM

Concurrent launches two XMC adapter boards

Concurrent Technologies has launched two XMC (express mezzanine card) adapter boards. The company - a specialist in the design and manufacture of high-end embedded computer products for critical applications in the defence, aerospace, telecommunication
24-May-2013 03:10 PM

OFT clears Oxford University Press-Nelson Thornes deal

The Office of Fair Trading has cleared the completed acquisition by Oxford University Press of Nelson Thornes Ltd. The OFT has decided, on the information currently available, not to refer the merger to the Competition Commission under the provisions of
24-May-2013 03:00 PM

Desjardins surplus earnings fall

Desjardins Group posts surplus earnings before member dividends of $378m for the first quarter - down from $398m a year ago. Assets rose to $201.6bn - up from $196.8bn at the end of December and total income increased to $2,991m up from $2,858m a year ag
24-May-2013 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 Smiths Group PLC 1359.00 1.80% Home Retail Group PLC 155.35 1.40% Shire PLC 2161.00 1.27% Severn Trent PLC 2058.50
24-May-2013 02:44 PM

Messaging Intl pre-tax profits dip

Messaging International reports continued revenue growth for the year to the end of December - but pre-tax profits dipped. Revenues at the AIM-listed provider of innovative messaging services rose by 2.6% to £3.8m while pre-tax profits feel to £290,338
24-May-2013 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market Active Risk Group 22.50 6.48% Metminco 1.48 6.47% Leed Resources PLC 0.18 5.88% STM Group PLC 29.00
24-May-2013 02:13 PM

Broker News & Views

Exane BNP Paribas retains neutral on Halfords Group, target cut from 380p to 340p. HSBC reiterates neutral on SABMiller, target raised from 3,600p to 3,700p. Deutsche Bank cuts Halfords Group to sell from hold, target cut from 310p to 300p. Liberum Capi
24-May-2013 02:12 PM

KBC resolutions passed at AGM

KBC Advanced Technologies has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting yesterday (23 May) were duly approved by shareholders. At 2:12pm: (LON:KBC) KBC Advanced Technologies PLC share price was 0p at 75.5p Story provided
24-May-2013 02:03 PM

Robert Walters resolutions passed at AGM

Robert Walters has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting today (24 May) were passed on a show of hands. At 2:03pm: (LON:RWA) Robert Walters share price was +2.01p at 215.63p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
24-May-2013 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 Shire PLC 2172.00 1.78% Smiths Group PLC 1356.00 1.57% Home Retail Group PLC 154.65 0.95% G4S PLC 247.30
24-May-2013 01:56 PM

S&U strengthens its board

S&U has appointed Katherine Innes Ker as independent non-executive director. Chairman Anthony Coombs said: "We are delighted that Katherine has accepted our invitation to join S&U. She brings a great deal of experience of helping to grow successful
24-May-2013 01:52 PM

Galloper wind farm gets go-ahead, says SSE

Galloper offshore wind farm - a 50:50 joint venture between SSE and RWE npower renewables - has received development consent from the Department for Energy and Climate Change secretary Edward Davey. The Galloper site is located 27km off the Suffolk co
24-May-2013 01:41 PM

OGDC's new chief takes up reins

Oil and Gas Development Co has confirmed that Masood Siddiqui has now taken up the post of managing director/chief executive. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
24-May-2013 01:36 PM

US core durable goods orders up 1.3%

New orders for manufactured durable goods excluding transportation in April - so-called core durable goods - increased by 1.3% to $154.99bn in April, according to the US Department of Commerce. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
24-May-2013 01:34 PM

US durable goods orders up 3.3%

New orders for manufactured durable goods in April increased $7.2bn or 3.3% to $222.6bn, according to the US Department of Commerce. This increase, up two of the last three months, followed a 5.9% March decrease. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com.
24-May-2013 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market Caza Oil & Gas Inc 13.88 16.84% QUIXANT PLC ORD 0.1P 78.50 10.56% Creon Corporation PLC 0.53 6.00% Leed Resources PLC 0.18
24-May-2013 01:25 PM

Natasa Mining hit by impairment losses

Natasa Mining plunged into the red in the year to the end of December with a pre-tax loss of $7.1m loss against a profit of $5.6m last time. The company posted impairment losses on intangibles, investments and receivables of $185,000, $6.2m and $463,126
24-May-2013 01:14 PM

UMC Energy hit by Madagascar upheaval

UMC Energy posts consolidated pre-tax losses of £4.1m for the year to the end of December - up from £761,162 last time. Administrative expenses rose to £1.6m from £569,850 and there was an impairment charge of £1.9m (2011: nil) due to political uphe
24-May-2013 01:07 PM

OFT clears Petroplus acquisition

The Office of Fair Trading has cleared the completed acquisition by a consortium of Shell UK, Greenergy International and Vopak Holdings UK of certain assets of former Petroplus Refining and Marketing. The OFT has decided, on the information currently av

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