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British & American Investment Trust outperforms main benchmarks in first half

British & American Investment Trust outperforms main benchmarks in first half

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - British & American Investment Trust outperformed the FTSE 100 and All Share indices in the first six months of the year. In a statement released on Friday, the company said it had r... [more]

Cathay International Holdings swings to loss due to pricing pressure

Cathay International Holdings swings to loss due to pricing pressure

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Healthcare business Cathay International swung to a first-half loss due to challenging pricing conditions. Shares in the Hong Kong based company fell on Friday, shedding 14.61%to 19... [more]

Inmarsat rockets on successful launch of Global Xpress satellite

Inmarsat rockets on successful launch of Global Xpress satellite

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Inmarsat took off on Friday afternoon after the successful launch of a rocket carrying the third and final satellite of its $1.6bn Global Xpress superfast broadband progra... [more]

Kenmare Resources posts 'grim' first results as loss narrows

Kenmare Resources posts 'grim' first results as loss narrows

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Kenmare Resources posted a narrower loss, in first half results analysts at Shore Capital labelled 'grim.' Shares in the company, which mines titanium minerals in Mozambique, were d... [more]

Mylan shareholders approve hostile takeover

Mylan shareholders approve hostile takeover

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Drug maker Mylan's shareholders have voted in favour of a $33bn bid for Perrigo, the company announced. While Perrigo's management were against the deal, its fate lies in the hands ... [more]

FirstGroup nabs Essentra finance director

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Transport operator FirstGroup has appointed Essentra executive Matthew Gregory to chief financial officer. Gregory was group finance director at Essentra, and was with the company f... [more]

Chesnara ups dividend as profits rise

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Pension management firm Chesnara upped its interim dividend as first half profits rose from £30.4m to £27.4m. The company's profit figures were by boosted by a gains of £16.2m for t... [more]

Innovation surges after confirming advanced takeover talks with Carlyle

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Innovation Group surged after the London-listed software provider responded to press speculation by confirming that it is in advanced talks about a 40p-a-share takeover by... [more]

HSBC to probe Bacs issues as payments are held up

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Banking giant HSBC said it will investigate the issues that led to a number of payments being held up on Friday. The FTSE 100 group said the problems were thought to be linked with ... [more]

Supermarket sales volumes fall in August says Nielsen

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The volumes of UK supermarket sales in recent weeks fell for the first time since December, with Tesco, Sainsbury and Morrison all losing market share to discount stores. Accordin... [more]

GVC Holdings interim profit slips on Bwin-related costs

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Online gambling operator GVC Holdings posted a small drop in interim pre-tax profit as the company said it was hit by costs related to its pursuit of Bwin.Party Digital Entertainmen... [more]

Charles Taylor lifts dividend as interim profit jumps

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Insurance services provider Charles Taylor posted higher interim profit and revenue, boosted by a steady progress in its management services. In the six months to 30 June, the Londo... [more]

UTV surges despite dip in interim profits

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares in UTV Media jumped 7% on Friday, even though the media group posted a slight dip in interim pre-tax profit. In the six months to 30 June, UTV reported a 2% year-on-year decl... [more]

France's Ingenico said to be tabling bid for Worldpay

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - France's Ingenico is reportedly tabling an offer for an £11bn merger with UK payments processing company Worldpay that would derail its plans for a flotation. According to Sky News,... [more]

Henry Boot appoints first non-family boss as pretax profits rise

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Property developer Henry Boot appointed its first non-family member to chief executive amid a raft of management changes. Current group finance director John Sutcliffe has moved int... [more]

Tesco ex-CEO Clarke quizzed by SFO, reports say

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Ex-Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke has been called in for questioning by the Serious Fraud Office over the £326m accounting irregularities that emerged in the company's accounts... [more]

Bacanora and Rare Earth surge on Tesla deal

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Rare Earth Minerals and Bacanora Minerals have signed a deal with electric sports car and energy storage products company Tesla Motors. Under the deal, the US-based group will buy l... [more]

Sefton Resources moves to fight bankruptcy case

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - US oil and gas company Sefton Resources has moved to fight a bankruptcy claim brought by a former board member, and claimed the action was brought in bad faith. The company has file... [more]

Kier Group retained as sole contractor on Scape's £1.5bn project

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Property and construction group Kier Group has been retained as the sole contractor on Scape Group's £1.5bn framework. The London-listed company said the Scape National Minor Works ... [more]

Computacenter posts jump in interim profit, upbeat on full year

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - IT provider Computacenter posted a jump in interim pre-tax profit and said it expects its performance for the year to be slightly ahead of original expectations. For the six months ... [more]

Marshalls interims pave way for faster full year growth

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - A strong set of interim results from paving slabs specialist Marshalls showed sales growing faster than the wider construction market, leading to analysts upping expectations for th... [more]

Restaurant Group serves up increase in pre-tax profits on improved margins

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Restaurant Group posted a 10% lift in first half pre-tax profits to £36.9m as margins improved. Total revenues were up by 8% to £334m from £308m, which Restaurant Group said showed ... [more]

Rentokil buys Chicago-based Anderson Pest Solutions

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Rentokil Initial announced the acquisition of Chicago-based Anderson Pest Solutions for an undisclosed sum. The pest control company said the deal was in line with its strategy of c... [more]

Jimmy Choo interim profit jumps as revenue grows

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Luxury shoe and handbag maker Jimmy Choo posted a significant hike in profit in the first six months of the year, boosted by growth in its retail division. In the six months to 30 J... [more]

Rotork snaps up subsea specialist Bifold

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Industrial components manufacturer Rotork took advantage of the depressed market environment by acquiring what it described as a leading manufacturer of components for the oil and g... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Activision Blizzard Inc. 29.22 4.62 22:04
Viacom Inc. Class B 40.91 4.23 22:09
Cerner Corp. 63.13 2.75 22:00
Intel Corp. 28.42 2.53 22:00
Tesla Motors Inc 248.48 2.26 22:05

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Autodesk Inc. 47.52 -4.96 22:10
Mylan Inc. 50.37 -2.18 22:03
Tractor Supply Company 85.39 -1.99 22:00
Vimpelcom Ltd Ads 4.64 -1.90 22:10
Yahoo! Inc. 33.14 -1.63 22:09