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Thursday 30 July, 2015

30-Jul-2015 09:16 AM

Leeds Group hit by euro weakness

Leeds Group posts a pre-tax profit of £1,571,000 for the year to the end of May - 2.5% down on last time and heavily influenced by the weakness of the euro. Net asset value per share at 31 May was 50.2p (2014: 50.7p), and earnings per share for the year
30-Jul-2015 09:15 AM

RPS Group's H1 pretax profit slips

RPS Group booked an H1 pretax profit of £17.9m, from £21.7m. Revenue was £284.1m, from £279.4m. Interim dividend was 4.66p a share, from 4.05p. Chairman Brook Land said: "RPS is a diverse company: we operate across a broad client base in a wide
30-Jul-2015 09:14 AM

Rexam's H1 pretax profit halved

Rexam has posted an H1 pretax profit of £82m, half the £164m reported a year earlier. Interim dividend was 5.8p a share, unchanged. CEO Graham Chipchase said: "Results for the half year were in line with our expectations. Trading in the first hal
30-Jul-2015 09:13 AM

APC Technology acquires EEVS Insight

APC Technology Group has completed the acquisition of EEVS Insight Ltd, the UK's leading provider of performance analysis and verification services for any sustainability project, product, service or investment in the energy efficiency space. APC wi
30-Jul-2015 09:07 AM

Kromek losses narrow

Kromek, a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, posts pre-tax losses of £3.1m for the year to the end of April, down from £4.3m last time. The group has also raised £11.0mm gross, through a condi
30-Jul-2015 09:02 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 08:00 and 09:00

Overall Market Atlas Mara Co-invest 6.25 +3.65% Brooks Macdonald Group 1799.50 +2.04% Cohort 333.00 +0.60% Vedanta Resources 388.80
30-Jul-2015 09:00 AM

Instem on track

Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, expects trading for the year to 31 December to be in line with market forecasts. It says that in line with management expectations, the encouraging market dynam
30-Jul-2015 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 BG Group 1066.25 +2.52% Royal Dutch Shell 1819.50 +2.39% Rolls-Royce Group 747.25 +2.29% AstraZeneca 4281.50 +2.
30-Jul-2015 08:58 AM

InterContinental Hotels operating profits up

InterContinental Hotels Group's underlying operating profits rose by 10% to $329m at constant rates in the six months to the end of June with revenues up 8% at $801m. On a reported basis, revenues were up 1% at $915m and operating profit up 9% at $3
30-Jul-2015 08:54 AM

accesso bullish on 2016 and 2017 results

accesso Technology expects results for 2016 to be ahead of current forecasts and 2017 to be materially ahead of current expectations The company says that based on excellent momentum across all of its business divisions, the board is delighted to reite
30-Jul-2015 08:50 AM

Boussard & Gavaudan NAV update

Boussard & Gavaudan Holding says the estimated net asset value of its sterling shares was £17.0658 at the close of business on 29 July. The estimated NAV of its euro shares was �?¬19.3991. At 8:50am: (LON:BGHS) Boussard Gavaudan Holding share pri
30-Jul-2015 08:50 AM

Letšeng prices remain firm, says Gem Diamonds

Prices achieved for high value diamonds at Gem Diamonds' 70%-owned Letšeng mine remain firm despite difficult market conditions, the company says. But progress at its Ghaghoo mine is slower than planned. The company says the overall diamond market
30-Jul-2015 08:42 AM

Hayward Tyler order intake up 14%

Hayward Tyler Group's order intake for the first quarter is 14% up on last year. The group says the second and final issue under the secured loan note programme announced in January has raised approximately £1.4m before costs to support the on-goi
30-Jul-2015 08:38 AM

Countrywide pre-tax profits fall

Property services group Countrywide's pre-tax profits fell by 22% to £28.9m in the six months to the end of June as potential buyers held back pending the outcome of the General Election. Total income rose by 1% to £338.6m but adjusted earnings be
30-Jul-2015 08:34 AM

Alba net income up 107%

Aluminium Bahrain's net income jumped by 107% to BD66.9m in the first half. Net income for the second quarter was BD29.8m compared with BD15.2m a year ago. Total sales for the first half rose by 8% to BD405.9m. The board has recommended an interim
30-Jul-2015 08:27 AM

Impellam pre-tax profits up 40.6%

Impellam Group's pre-tax profits rose by 40.6% to £20.1m in the 26 weeks to 3 July. Revenues were up 35.8% at £831.6m and the interim dividend of 7.0p per share is 12% up on last time. The group says key operational highlights include: - Cultur
30-Jul-2015 08:23 AM

Centaur Media pre-tax profits fall

Centaur Media's pre-tax profits fell to £4.2m in the six months to the end of June - down from £13.8m last time. Revenues fell to £36.8m from £40.8m and adjusted pre-tax profits dropped to £5.7m from £6.6m. The group said fall in revenue ref
30-Jul-2015 08:17 AM

All Leisure losses narrow

All Leisure posts an after-tax loss of £12.3m for the six months to the end of April - down from £15.6m a year ago. The loss includes a charge for the movement in the fair value of derivative hedging instruments of £37,000 (six months ended 30 April
30-Jul-2015 08:13 AM

AstraZeneca sees top-line growth

AstraZeneca's core operating profits fell to $3,618m in the first half - 4% down 4% at constant exchange rates. Total revenues were up 1% at constant rates at $12,364m and reported operating profits rose by 1% at constant rates to $1,856m. The grou
30-Jul-2015 08:07 AM

Communisis adjusted operating profits up

Personalised customer communication services provider Communisis reports a strong growth in profitability, operating margin and earnings per share in the six months to the end of June driven by enduring client relationships and higher margin services. Re
30-Jul-2015 07:59 AM

Datatec sees good revenue growth

Datatec continued to deliver sustainable revenue growth in the period from 1 March to 30 June. The group said delivered good revenue growth of 18.2% for the period compared to the four months ended 30 June 2014. Westcon continues to report excellent re
30-Jul-2015 07:56 AM

Bodycote hit by drop in oil and gas sectors

Bodycote's headline pre-tax profits fell by 3.5% to £52.6m in the six months to the end of June. Revenues were 4% down at £299.8m and headline operating profits were 3.6% lower at £54.1m. On a statutory basis, operating profits fell to £32.1m f
30-Jul-2015 07:54 AM

RBS posts in line Q2 operating profit

Royal Bank of Scotland posted a Q2 operating profit of £304m, in line with Q1 2015. Litigation and conduct costs were lower at £459m compared with £856min Q1 2015, while restructuring costs rose to £1.05bn from £453m in Q1 2015 as the pace of restruc
30-Jul-2015 07:52 AM

Inchcape pre-tax profits fall

Luxury car dealer Inchcape's first half pre-tax profits fell by 5.6% to £153.0m but the group says it is on track to deliver a robust full year performance. Revenues were up 1.3% at £3.4bn and underlying operating profits rose by 3.6% to £159.2m.
30-Jul-2015 07:49 AM

Rentokil Initial lifts H1 pretax profit by 5.1%

Rentokil Initial posted an H1 pretax profit up 5.1% to £70.2m. Revenue was up 0.1% to £855.3m. Interim dividend rose 13% to 0.87p. Its expectations for the FY are unchanged. CEO Andy Ransom said: "In February 2014 we set out our new differentiat

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