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Wednesday 02 March, 2016

02-Mar-2016 09:10 AM

Broker Forecast - Cantor Fitzgerald issues a broker note on DX Group Plc

Cantor Fitzgerald today reaffirms its hold investment rating on DX Group Plc (LON:DX.) and cut its price target to 23p (from 26p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
02-Mar-2016 09:08 AM

888 appoints CEO

888 chief operating officer Itai Frieberger has been appointed as the group's chief executive with immediate effect. He has been COO since 1 April 2011 and joined the board on 13 May 2015. Brian Mattingley - who has been executive chairman since Ma
02-Mar-2016 09:03 AM

Fitch downgrades ConocoPhillips to 'A-'

Fitch Ratings has downgraded ConocoPhillips's long-term issuer default rating and associated unsecured ratings to 'A-' from 'A'. The rating outlook remains negative. Fitch has also downgraded the company's short-term IDR and
02-Mar-2016 09:02 AM

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

Overall Market Regus 302.65 +93.45% Royal Mail 459.25 +90.87% Weir Group 974.00 +89.75% Ashtead Group 848.25
02-Mar-2016 09:01 AM

Law Debenture update on NAV

The Law Debenture Corporation's net asset value with borrowings at par and including fair value of IFS businesses on 29 February was 511.20 pence per share (ex income) and523.29 pence per share (cum income), which includes the proposed 2015 final div
02-Mar-2016 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 Anglo American 516.30 +5.09% Antofagasta 513.00 +4.61% BHP Billiton 769.60 +3.94% Shire 3892.00 +3.
02-Mar-2016 09:00 AM

Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Taylor Wimpey PLC

Deutsche Bank today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Taylor Wimpey PLC (LON:TW.) and raised its price target to 247p (from 233p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
02-Mar-2016 08:53 AM

Just Eat non-execs step down

Just Eat has confirmed that as anticipated in the company's full year results, Benjamin Holmes and Michael Risman have stepped down as non-executive directors. At 8:53am: (LON:JE.) Just Eat share price was +8.2p at 390.2p Story provided by Sto
02-Mar-2016 08:50 AM

Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Signet Jewelers Ltd

Deutsche Bank today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Signet Jewelers Ltd (LON:SIG) and raised its price target to 10800p (from 9800p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
02-Mar-2016 08:45 AM

Elegant Hotels update on Waves Hotel acquisition

Elegant Hotels' acquisition of Waves Hotel and Spa, Barbados, has received the required approval from the Central Bank of Barbados. The acquisition is also conditional on the company completing a credit agreement with its bankers, The Bank of Nova S
02-Mar-2016 08:40 AM

Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Mondi PLC

Deutsche Bank today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Mondi PLC (LON:MNDI) and raised its price target to 1750p (from 1650p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
02-Mar-2016 08:34 AM

Darty confirms approach by Steinhoff

Darty has confirmed it has received a non-binding conditional proposal from Conforama, a member of the Steinhoff International Holdings NV Group, to acquire the company at 125 pence per share in cash. This follows the firm offer announced by Fnac SA on
02-Mar-2016 08:30 AM

Digital Barriers completes acquisition of Brimtek

Digital Barriers, the specialist provider of visually intelligent technologies to the global surveillance, security and safety markets, has completed its acquisition of Brimtek Inc. At 8:30am: (LON:DGB) Digital Barriers PLC share price was 0p at 48p
02-Mar-2016 08:30 AM

Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Glencore PLC

Deutsche Bank today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN) and raised its price target to 138p (from 125p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
02-Mar-2016 08:29 AM

Laird underlying pre-tax profits up 16%

Laird's underlying profit before tax rose by 16% to GBP73.1 million in the year to the end of December. In sterling, revenue increased by 12% from £564.9m in 2014 to £630.4m in 2015. However, over 70% of the group's revenue is in US dollars, an
02-Mar-2016 08:25 AM

Boussard & Gavaudan NAV update

Boussard & Gavaudan says the estimated net asset value of its sterling shares was GBP18.5525 at the close of business on 29 February. The estimated NAV of its euro shares was euro21.2530. At 8:25am: (LON:BGHS) Boussard Gavaudan Holding share price wa
02-Mar-2016 08:20 AM

Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC

Deutsche Bank today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) and raised its price target to 450p (from 420p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
02-Mar-2016 08:10 AM

Alecto identifies additional gold resources at Matala

Alecto Minerals reports excellent results from a confirmatory sampling programme at its wholly owned Matala gold project in Zambia. The results have validated an historic report produced in 1984, which was issued by the Zambian Industrial and Mining Cor
02-Mar-2016 08:10 AM

Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on BT Group PLC

Deutsche Bank today reaffirms its sell investment rating on BT Group PLC (LON:BT.A) and cut its price target to 410p (from 435p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
02-Mar-2016 08:07 AM

ITV maintains double-digit growth

ITV reports its sixth consecutive year of double-digit profit growth with revenues rising across all parts of the business. Total external revenue for the year to the end of December was up 15% at £2,972m (2014: £2,590m) and there was a 6% growth in net
02-Mar-2016 08:00 AM

Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on Glencore PLC

Credit Suisse today reaffirms its outperform investment rating on Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN) and raised its price target to 155p (from 130p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
02-Mar-2016 07:58 AM

City Natural Resources NAV falls

City Natural Resources High Yield Trust's net asset value per share stood at 96.0p at the end of December - a total return for the six months of -17.9%. The benchmark index returned -20.7%. Chairman Geoff Burns said: "A rare positive devel
02-Mar-2016 07:54 AM

Empresaria unveils record profits

International specialist staffing group Empresaria reports record pre-tax profits for the year to the end of December with growth in all KPIs. Net fee income rose to GBP49.2m - up by 10% on last time and 16% higher at constant currencies. Pre-tax profi
02-Mar-2016 07:50 AM

Synthomer improves FY pretax profit

Synthomer has lifted its FY pretax profit to GBP953m, from GBP86.0m. Dividend was 8.6p a share, from 7.8p. Total sales, however, were lower at GBP894.0m, from GBP990.5m. Chairman Neil Johnson described the 12-month period as an excellent one for the comp
02-Mar-2016 07:50 AM

Entertainment One on track

Entertainment One says its trading performance was in line with expectations in the nine months to 31 December. Underlying Group EBITDA was 15% higher on a reported basis reflecting strong performance in Television and the impact of acquisitions during

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