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Tuesday 23 February, 2016

23-Feb-2016 07:46 AM

Genus on track after solid H1

Genus, a leading animal genetics company, reports solid first half results and says its full year is on track. Adjusted operating profits of GBP23.9m were 3% up at constant currencies but 2% at actual exchange rates. Adjusted operating profit, including
23-Feb-2016 07:43 AM

Morgan Sindall swings to reported FY pretax loss

Morgan Sindall has swung to a reported FY pretax loss of GBP14.8m, from a prior-year profit of GBP22.8m. total dividend was up 7% to 29p a share, from 27p. Revenue gained 7% to GBP2.3bn, from GBP2.2bn. "We are pleased with the year end result which
23-Feb-2016 07:42 AM

Coms unit wins significant contract

Coms says its core operating division, Redstone, has won a strategically significant contract to design and install an in-building cellular system serving nearly one million square feet of office space in the city of London. The contract is for the U
23-Feb-2016 07:41 AM

Persimmon hikes underlying FY pretax profit

Persimmon has hiked its underlying FY pretax profit by 34% to GBP637.8m, from GBP475.0m. Revenue was up 13% to GBP2.9bn, from GBP2.6bn. It described the performance as outstanding. Chairman Nicholas Wrigley said: "It is now four years since we lau
23-Feb-2016 07:40 AM

DDD unit launches UPix social photography app

DDD Group subsidiary GenMe Inc has launched the innovative new UPix social photography app in the Google Play store. UPix simplifies and improves the process of creating the ideal selfie by allowing the user to capture the optimal shot of the background
23-Feb-2016 07:39 AM

RGM completes acquisition of Horse Hill stake

Regency Mines has now completed the acquisition of a 5% interest in Horse Hill Development Ltd (HHDL) from Angus Energy for a consideration of GBP400,000. In connection with the completion, 54,236,919 new ordinary shares are being issued to Angus at a pr
23-Feb-2016 07:38 AM

Ceres Power scales up production capability

Ceres Power Holdings has completed a manufacturing scale up project that enables high volume production capability, a key step towards mass market commercialisation of its unique fuel cell technology in response to growing market opportunities. The new
23-Feb-2016 07:37 AM

Dalata gets approval for Clarion Sligo deal

Dalata Hotel Group has received approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to acquire the Clarion Hotel in Sligo. The acquisition is expected to close in due course. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
23-Feb-2016 07:36 AM

Advance Frontier Markets' NAV falls

Advance Frontier Markets Fund's net asset value per share fell by 14.7% in the six months to the end of December while the share price fell by 18.1%. Chairman Grant Wilson said: "Frontier markets have endured a difficult period of performance,
23-Feb-2016 07:36 AM

Amec Foster Wheeler wins USD183m contract

Amec Foster Wheeler ahas been awarded a USD183m contract by The Europe District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to support the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System. The project will involve the construction of mission critical facilities, inc
23-Feb-2016 07:35 AM

GHG buys out minority at major referral hospital

Georgia Healthcare Group has signed a binding memorandum of understanding, subject to relevant regulatory approvals, to buy-out the remaining 33.3% minority shareholding of its largest paediatric hospital, Iashvili Referral Hospital. GHG has held a 66.7
23-Feb-2016 07:33 AM

GKN pre-tax profits up

GKN reports continued progress in 2015 and delivered on its expectations. Sales for the year ended 31 December increased 2% organically with good growth in Automotive; GKN Aerospace up; GKN Land Systems down in tough markets. Trading margin were unchan
23-Feb-2016 07:30 AM

Ladbrokes' revenue

Ladbrokes reports good progress on strategy and FY17 financial objectives in year to the end of December with ecouraging H2 customer metrics. Group net revenue rose by 3.2% to GBP1,195.5m. UK Retail net revenue rose 2.0% with Q4 seeing strong growth at
23-Feb-2016 07:29 AM

Stanley Gibbons warns on FY, flags placing

Stanley Gibbons Group said directors believe that for the year to March 31, 2016, the company will report an adjusted loss before tax of GBP1m-GBP2m. It also unveiled plans to raise about GBP10m via an equity hike. "The Group has continued to experi
23-Feb-2016 07:25 AM

OXB's GBP8.1m hike

Oxford BioMedica intends to raise GBP8.1m via to a placing of 128.38m new shares at a discounted 6.3p each with both new and existing investors together with the Directors. "The principal purpose of the Placing is to provide adequate working capital
23-Feb-2016 07:25 AM

BHP Billiton sets out new model after H1 loss

BHP Billiton has set out a new operating model that will create a more agile company after posting a statutory operating loss of USD7.03bn for the six months to the end of December against a restated profit of USD7.9bn a year ago. BHP Billiton says the
23-Feb-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Tomorrow's Events

UK24/02/2016 09:30 BBA Mortgage Approvals | Forecast: 45.2K | Previous: 44.0K24/02/2016 11:00 CBI Realized Sales | Forecast: 16 | Previous: 16US24/02/2016 14:45 Flash Services PMI | Forecast: 53.6 | Prev
23-Feb-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Month Ahead Events

UK24/02/2016 09:30 BBA Mortgage Approvals | Forecast: 45.2K | Previous: 44.0K24/02/2016 11:00 CBI Realized Sales | Forecast: 16 | Previous: 1625/02/2016 09:30 Prelim Business Investment q/q | Forecast: 0.60% | Previous: 2.20%
23-Feb-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Today's Events

US23/02/2016 14:00 S&P/CS Composite-20 HPI y/y | Forecast: 5.60% | Previous: 5.80%23/02/2016 15:00 Richmond Manufacturing Index | Forecast: 2 | Previous: 223/02/2016 15:00 CB Consumer Confidence | Forecast: 97.6 | Previous: 9
23-Feb-2016 07:00 AM

Economic Events - 7 Days Ahead Events

UK24/02/2016 09:30 BBA Mortgage Approvals | Forecast: 45.2K | Previous: 44.0K24/02/2016 11:00 CBI Realized Sales | Forecast: 16 | Previous: 1625/02/2016 09:30 Index of Services 3m/3m | Forecast: 0.70% | Previous: 0.60%2

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