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Tuesday 17 May, 2016

17-May-2016 09:44 AM

Ashtead strengthens its board

Ashtead Group has appointed Lucinda Riches as a non-executive director from 1 June. She is a non-executive director of CRH plc, Diverse Income Trust and ICG Enterprise Trust. At 9:44am: (LON:AHT) Ashtead Group PLC share price was +45.25p at 921.75p
17-May-2016 09:43 AM

UK inflation 0.3% in April, below market forecasts

UK's consumer-price index (CPI), a measure of inflation, eased 0.3% in April, on the year, Office for National Statistics data showed. Economists had expected a print of 0.5%, as in March. UK inflation has been below Bank of England's 2% target
17-May-2016 09:40 AM

Broker Forecast - Macquarie issues a broker note on Kaz Minerals PLC

Macquarie today reaffirms its outperform investment rating on Kaz Minerals PLC (LON:KAZ) and set its price target at 200p. Story provided by
17-May-2016 09:39 AM

CPI increases by 0.3% in April

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) increased by 0.3% in the year to April 2016, down from 0.5% in March. The drop is the first fall since September 2015, which is approximately when the rate began to rise gradually from close to zero. Declines in air fare
17-May-2016 09:37 AM

JLIF pleased with performance

John Laing Infrastructure Fund Limited's board is pleased with the performance of the portfolio over the first quarter and the group has a strong pipeline of assets which it expects to complete in the coming months. Highlights: - Underlying gr
17-May-2016 09:30 AM

Broker Forecast - Macquarie issues a broker note on Glencore PLC

Macquarie today reaffirms its outperform investment rating on Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN) and set its price target at 180p. Story provided by
17-May-2016 09:25 AM

Cenkos outlook is 'satisfactory'

Cenkos Securities' pipeline and outlook for the full year is satisfactory, shareholders at the annual general meeting today will be told. Non-executive chairman Gerry Aherne will say: "Whilst markets have proved challenging since the start of 2
17-May-2016 09:23 AM

blinkx pre-tax losses widen

blinkx posts a pre-tax loss of $94.3m for the year to the end of March - up from $24.8m last time. blinkx said total revenue was $166.7m compared with $215.0m in FY2015, materially in line with company guidance. The change in revenue was principally d
17-May-2016 09:23 AM

Novolipetsk Steel posts Q1 results

Novolipetsk Steel said its Q1 2016 revenue was USD1.577bn billion (-4% qoq), while EBITDA margin was 18%. Free cash flow increased 2.5x to USD275m. The company's net profit was USD57m. HIGHLIGHTS: ? Sales volumes increased by 10% qoq (+5% yoy) to
17-May-2016 09:20 AM

Broker Forecast - Macquarie issues a broker note on Rio Tinto PLC

Macquarie today reaffirms its outperform investment rating on Rio Tinto PLC (LON:RIO) and set its price target at 2300p. Story provided by
17-May-2016 09:18 AM

Gym Group resolutions passed at AGM

The Gym Group has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting yesterday were passed. At 9:18am: (LON:GYM) The Gym Group Plc share price was -3.62p at 239.38p Story provided by
17-May-2016 09:17 AM

Gem Diamonds makes good start at Letseng

Gem Diamonds reports a strong start to the year at Let?eng with production in line with plan and prices steady for higher quality goods. The group recovered 28,698 carats during the period (reflecting a 28% increase on the first quarter of 2015). Ore tr
17-May-2016 09:13 AM

OMG Plc swings to H1 pretax profit

OMG Plc has turned an H1 pretax profit of GBP0.58m, from a loss of GBP1.37m, in what it described as a very encouraging six-month period. Its revenue improved to GBP12.2m, from GBP11.3m. CEO Nick Bolton commented: "This has been a very encouraging
17-May-2016 09:12 AM

Circle pleased with Egypt drill results

Circle Oil is pleased with results from the infill drilling campaign on the North West Gemsa field in Egypt. The second of the two production wells, AASE-24, has been drilled to TD, completed and tied in to the production infrastructure. On 16 May a well
17-May-2016 09:11 AM

CPPGroup update on AGM resolutions

CPPGroup has confirmed that resolutions 2, 3 and 5 (election of directors) will not be put to shareholders at tomorrow's annual general meeting as the persons named in these resolutions are no longer directors of the company. The remaining resolutio
17-May-2016 09:10 AM

Landore to start drilling on BAM East prospect

Landore Resources expects to start drilling on the BAM East gold zone at its Junior Lake property in Ontario on 30 June. The company says preparations are well advanced for the extension drilling of the newly discovered gold zone. Drilling to date has
17-May-2016 09:10 AM

Broker Forecast - Macquarie issues a broker note on BHP Billiton PLC

Macquarie today reaffirms its underperform investment rating on BHP Billiton PLC (LON:BLT) and set its price target at 700p. Story provided by
17-May-2016 09:06 AM

M&C Saatchi to appoint Sir Michael Peat as director

M&C Saatchi intends to appoint Sir Michael Peat as a non-executive director following its AGM on June 8. It added that non-executive director Adrian Martin does not intend to stand for re-election at the next AGM. At 9:06am: (LON:SAA) MC Saatchi PLC
17-May-2016 09:06 AM

Record results for GHG

Georgia Healthcare Group's net profit rose to a record GEL12.0 million in the first quarter - up 91.6% on a year ago and 138.0% higher than the previous three months. Revenue rose to GEL71.7 million (up 33.1% y-o-y, up 4.3% q-o-q) and EBITDA increas
17-May-2016 09:05 AM

Sareum appoints Stephen Parker as chairman

Sareum Holdings has appointed Stephen Parker as non-executive chairman, succeeding Paul Harper with immediate effect. At 9:05am: (LON:SAR) Sareum Holdings PLC share price was +0.03p at 0.89p Story provided by
17-May-2016 09:04 AM

MyCelx narrows FY pretax loss

MyCelx has narrowed its FY pretax loss to USD3.2m, from a prior-year loss of USD5.5m. Revenue was steady at about USD13.6m. The comparative period was swayed by selling, general and administrative expenses of USD11.5m, versus USD9.6m more recently. At
17-May-2016 09:02 AM

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

Overall Market DJI Holdings 119.50 +1.70% Fastforward Innovations 16.50 +1.54% Hastings Group Holdings 184.50 +1.15% Asiamet Resources Limited 2.33
17-May-2016 09:01 AM

PFD posts FY pretax loss from continuing ops

Premier Foods has posted a much-reduced FY pretax loss from continuing operations of GBP13m, from a loss of GBP135.6m. The comparative period was hurt by a GBP83.9m impairment of goodwill and property, plant and equipment, versus nil in the just-finishe
17-May-2016 09:01 AM

Huntsworth non-exec steps down

Huntsworth non-executive director Terence Graunke has resigned from the board with effect from 14 May due to his other commitments. He joined the , the healthcare communications and public relations group's board on 21 May 2012. The company intends
17-May-2016 09:00 AM

Broker Forecast - Macquarie issues a broker note on Anglo American PLC

Macquarie today reaffirms its underperform investment rating on Anglo American PLC (LON:AAL) and set its price target at 430p. Story provided by

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