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Thursday 26 January, 2017

26-Jan-2017 08:13 AM

Lonmin maintains sales guidance

Lonmin has maintained its sales guidance for 2017 but was disappointed by first quarter production at its Generation 2 shafts and is reviewing its capital expenditure. The Marikana mining operations including Pandora produced 2.3 million tonnes during t
26-Jan-2017 08:10 AM

Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on Saga

Credit Suisse today initiates coverage of Saga (LON:SAGA) with a neutral investment rating and price target of 200p. Story provided by
26-Jan-2017 08:03 AM

GPE leasing momentum continues

Great Portland Estates reports strong activity in the third quarter to the end of December as leasing momentum continued. The group said 16 new lettings (86,600 sq ft) were signed generating annual rent of £7.2m (its share: £6.4m) It said t
26-Jan-2017 08:00 AM

Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Johnson Matthey PLC

Barclays Capital today initiates coverage of Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT) with a equal weight investment rating and price target of 3380p. Story provided by
26-Jan-2017 07:56 AM

CPL hikes divi as pre-tax profits rise

CPL Resources' revenues rose by 6% to €228.7m in the six months to the end of December and pre-tax profits were up 7% at €8.1m. Earnings per share increased 8.5% to 23.0 cents and the interim dividend is up 10% at 5.75 cents per share. C
26-Jan-2017 07:54 AM

Sky's H1 pretax profit slips, says on track for FY

Sky says it has delivered a strong H1 performance as its pretax profit slips, and that it continues to make significant progress against its strategy and remains on track for the FY. FY pretax profit was £377m, from £414m, on revenue of &poun
26-Jan-2017 07:53 AM

Card Factory confident after good Christmas

Card Factory expects full-year underlying pre-tax profits will be slightly ahead of market consensus after a good Christmas trading period and against a strong comparative. The group said this was driven by a combination of like-for-like sales growth and
26-Jan-2017 07:49 AM

Record revenues for Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo, the luxury brand specialising in shoes and accessories, saw another year of record revenue for the 12 months ended 31 December. The group said there was strong growth in Asia, continued solid growth in Europe and Japan and improving trends in
26-Jan-2017 07:47 AM

Sage Group says Q1 results broadly in line

Sage Group said its Q1 results are broadly in line with its expectations, having previously indicated that the early part of FY 2017 would start more slowly, with growth accelerating through the year and into FY 2018. "Management is clear that FY17
26-Jan-2017 07:44 AM

DMGT profit outlook unchanged

Daily Mail and General Trust is trading in line with expectations and its profit outlook for year the year is unchanged. It said revenue for the first quarter to the end of December of £520m was in line with the previous year on an underlying basi
26-Jan-2017 07:39 AM

Haynes earnings up

Haynes Publishing's earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose by 21% to £4.1m in the 26 weeks to the end of November. Boosted by the higher sales of its professional products range in Europe and positive exchange rate m
26-Jan-2017 07:36 AM

Whitbread makes good progress

Whitbread says its total sales rose 8.3% in 39 weeks to Dec. 1, 2016, and on a like-for-like basis are up 1.9%, as it continues to make good progress on its three-point strategic plan. The outfit expects to deliver FY results in line with expectations. I
26-Jan-2017 07:31 AM

Unilever hikes FY net profit

Unilever has hiked its FY net profit by 5.5% to €5.5bn despite turnover falling 1% to €52.7bn, severe economic disruptions, and challenging market conditions that are likely to continue into H1 2017. Its quarterly dividend payable was €0.3
26-Jan-2017 07:30 AM

Anglo American output up

Operational improvements across Anglo American's portfolio delivered a 4% production increase on a copper equivalent basis in the fourth quarter of 2016. The group said De Beers saw continued production increases, reflecting improved trading conditi
26-Jan-2017 07:26 AM

Diageo sales and op. profits rise

Drinks giant Diageo's reported net sales at £6,421m and operating profit of £2,065m were up 14.5% and 28.0% respectively in the six months to the end of December, reflecting accelerated organic growth and favourable exchange. The group saw organic g
26-Jan-2017 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Month Ahead Events

UK31/01/2017 00:01 GfK Consumer Confidence31/01/2017 09:30 Mortgage Approvals31/01/2017 09:30 M4 Money Supply m/m31/01/2017 09:30 Net Lending to Individuals m/m01/02/2017 00:01 BRC Shop Price Index y/y01/02/
26-Jan-2017 07:00 AM

Economic Events - 7 Days Ahead Events

UK31/01/2017 00:01 GfK Consumer Confidence31/01/2017 09:30 Net Lending to Individuals m/m31/01/2017 09:30 M4 Money Supply m/m31/01/2017 09:30 Mortgage Approvals01/02/2017 00:01 BRC Shop Price Index y/y01/02/
26-Jan-2017 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Tomorrow's Events

US27/01/2017 13:30 Durable Goods Orders m/m | Forecast: 2.70% | Previous: -4.50%27/01/2017 13:30 Advance GDP q/q | Forecast: 2.10% | Previous: 3.50%27/01/2017 13:30 Advance GDP Price Index q/q | Forecast: 2.10% | Previous: 1.
26-Jan-2017 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Today's Events

UK26/01/2017 09:30 Index of Services 3m/3m | Forecast: 0.90% | Previous: 1.00%26/01/2017 09:30 BBA Mortgage Approvals | Forecast: 41.1K | Previous: 40.7K26/01/2017 09:30 Prelim GDP q/q | Forecast: 0.50% | Previous: 0.60%

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