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Tuesday 06 October, 2015

06-Oct-2015 08:46 AM

Gemalto provides solution for Samsung smartwatch

Digital security specialist Gemalto has provided the solution to Samsung Electronics for the launch of its latest Gear S2 smartwatch. Gemalto's solution will allow users to securely connect to the cellular networks. As a result, they will be able
06-Oct-2015 08:38 AM

Aquarius agrees offer by Sibanye

Aquarius Platinum's board has agreed a US$0.195 per share offer from Sibanye. The offer represents a premium of 60.3% to Aquarius�€?s closing share price of £0.08 on 5 October and 71.4% to Aquarius�€?s volume-weighted average share price
06-Oct-2015 08:26 AM

Acacia Q3 output below forecast

Acacia Mining's third quarter production with lower than expected at around 164,000 ounces. The group said several short-term factors negatively affected output at Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi over the period. North Mara performed in line with expectatio
06-Oct-2015 08:22 AM

Amedeo Air Four Plus quarterly report online

Amedeo Air Four Plus's report for the quarter ended 30 September is available at: At 8:22am: (LON:AA4) Amedeo Air Four Plus Limited Ord Npv share price was 0p at 105.5p Story pr
06-Oct-2015 08:07 AM

Gooch & Housego on track

Gooch & Housego expects its results for the year ended 30 September to be in line with market forecasts. GHH says that overall trading conditions in the year have been good, driven by demand for lasers servicing micro-electronic materials processing and
06-Oct-2015 08:02 AM

Boussard & Gavaudan NAV update

Boussard & Gavaudan says the estimated net asset value of its sterling shares was £17.0286 at the close of business on 5 October. The estimated NAV of its euro shares was �?¬19.3402. At 8:02am: (LON:BGHS) Boussard Gavaudan Holding share price
06-Oct-2015 07:57 AM

Alba secures option over Greenland project

Alba Mineral Resources has signed an agreement with Artemis Resources Ltd which grants to Alba an option to earn up to 70% of a graphite project near Nanortalik in southern Greenland. The licence area comprises the historic Amitsoq graphite mine and is
06-Oct-2015 07:53 AM

Good Energy boosted by 'Clean Energy Switch' campaign

Good Energy reports strong customer growth following an autumn 'Clean Energy Switch' campaign which has attracted almost 10,000 new domestic customers, nearly 80% of which are dual fuel. The 'Clean Energy Switch' was launched at the b
06-Oct-2015 07:50 AM

Liontrust positive net inflows in challenging quarter

Liontrust Asset Management reports a successful second quarter against a challenging economic and market background. Assets under management were £4.4bn at close of business on 30 September (31 March: £4.5bn) with net inflows of £117m in the quarter.
06-Oct-2015 07:49 AM

Ted Baker lifts H1 pretax profit by 14.6%

Ted Baker has hiked its H1 pretax profit by 14.6% to £17.8m, from £15.6m. Group revenue was £226.8m, from £182.2m. Interim dividend was 13.2p a share, from 11.3p. Founder and CEO Ray Kelvin said: "This strong performance across all channels and
06-Oct-2015 07:46 AM

BTG revenues to be in lower half of guidance range

Specialist healthcare company BTG reports good progress in implementing its growth strategy to become a leader in interventional medicine. But it expects full year revenues to be in the lower half of its guidance range. It says strong first half performa
06-Oct-2015 07:42 AM

Drum makes three acquisitions

Drum Income Plus REIT has made three acquisitions for a total consideration of £19.7 million. These are the company's first acquisitions since it was admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market on 29 May, raising gross proc
06-Oct-2015 07:40 AM

CityFibre first contract from Vodafone under MSA

CityFibre - a leading designer, builder, owner, and operator of fibre optic infrastructure in UK towns and cities - has announced the first contract under a master services agreement (MSA) with Vodafone. The MSA sets out standard contractual terms under
06-Oct-2015 07:38 AM

Firestone losses narrow

Firestone Diamonds' net losses narrowed in the year to the end of June and the Liqhobong mine remains on track for initial production in the fourth quarter of 2016. Liqhobong is owned 75% by Firestone with the government of Lesotho holding the remai
06-Oct-2015 07:33 AM

Empiric 'fully let' for new academic year

Empiric Student Property has seen strong demand for beds across its operating portfolio, which is fully let for the new academic year. The board confirms that five properties, which were previously under development, reached practical completion during S
06-Oct-2015 07:27 AM

Devro completes acquisition of PV Industries

Devro, one of the world's leading manufacturers of collagen products for the food industry, has completed the acquisition of PV Industries BV. As previously announced on 10 July, Devro entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in PVI.
06-Oct-2015 07:26 AM

St Ives' profit

St Ives has posted a FY pretax profit down 27% to £8.7m, from £11.9m. Underlying revenue was £344.6m, from £327.6m. FY dividend was 7.8p a share, from 7.15p. Net debt totalled £62.8m, from £42.7m. CEO Matt Armitage said: "This has been a very
06-Oct-2015 07:26 AM

Galliford Try unit preferred partner for hospital contract

Galliford Try's Morrison Construction business has been appointed preferred contractor by Hub South East Scotland Ltd on behalf of NHS Lothian for the £72 million construction of the new East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington, East Lothian.
06-Oct-2015 07:25 AM

Christie + Co advises on sale of 53 pubs

Christie + Co - Christie's specialist provider of agency and advisory services - has completed the sale of 53 pubs to Stonegate Pub Company on behalf of Tattershall Castle Group for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition brings Stonegate's numbe
06-Oct-2015 07:25 AM

Greggs' sales

Bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs saw own shop like-for-like sales rise by 4.9% in the 13 weeks to 3 October against strong comparatives. The group says this was slightly ahead of its expectations. In the year to date like-for-like sales have increa
06-Oct-2015 07:24 AM

UK Mail performs in line

UK Mail Group said overall group performance is in line with its revised expectations, which take account of the near-term challenges outlined in the company's trading statement of Aug. 7. Reported Group revenues (for continuing operations) for the
06-Oct-2015 07:23 AM

Wood Group appoints Robin Watson as CEO

Wood Group has appointed Robin Watson as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2016. He would succeed Bob Keiller who is retiring on Dec. 31, 2015. Story provided by
06-Oct-2015 07:22 AM

Stanley Gibbons chipper on H2, but warns on FY

Stanley Gibbons expects it will deliver materially higher revenue and profit in H2, but cautioned it was unlikely to meet market forecasts for the FY. As reported previously, the Group's auction calendar for 2015/16 is more heavily weighted towards
06-Oct-2015 07:21 AM

EZJ's passenger figures up

Low-cost airline easyJet carried 6,610,844 passengers in September - 7.6% up on a year ago. The load factor was 93.1% - up from 92.2% last time. On a rolling 12 month basis, the airline carried 68,629,825 passengers - 6.0% up. The load factor was 91.55
06-Oct-2015 07:19 AM

SABMiller says growth accelerates in Q2

SABMiller said growth accelerated in Q2, underpinned by the company's footprint in the growing beer markets of the world. "We continued to drive strong growth in Africa and Latin America, applying our deep local expertise to markets with favou

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