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Imperial Innovations investment in Stanmore Implants pays off

Imperial Innovations investment in Stanmore Implants pays off

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Imperial Innovations Group was looking forward to a cash windfall on Friday, as SIW Holdings sold its Stanmore Implants Worldwide business to Stryker Corporation for £35.6m. Through... [more]

Flowgroup's shares plunge as it reports full year loss

Flowgroup's shares plunge as it reports full year loss

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Flowgroup's shares plunged on Friday after the energy services company reported a wider operating loss in 2015. The company posted an operating loss of £17.1m in the year to 31 Dece... [more]

Small caps news round-up

Small caps news round-up

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Flowgroup's shares plunged on Friday after the energy services company reported a wider operating loss in 2015. The company posted an operating loss of £17.1m in the year to 31 Dece... [more]

Emprasaria acquires remainder of Ball and Hoolahan

Emprasaria acquires remainder of Ball and Hoolahan

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Empresaria celebrated the completion of a major purchase on Friday, acquiring the remaining 25% of Ball and Hoolahan (B&H) from Roy Hoolahan, as part of a planned succession. The AI... [more]

Shell leaves Petro Matad on its own in Mongolia

Shell leaves Petro Matad on its own in Mongolia

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Petro Matad revealed it had lost its partner in the Block IV and V production sharing contracts in west and central Mongolia on Friday. The AIM-traded company said that, on 28 April... [more]

Shire's Q1 earnings and revenue beat expectations

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Pharmaceutical company Shire posted better-than-expected first-quarter revenue and earnings on Friday as it said its acquisition of US-based Baxalta was on track. In the three month... [more]

Polymetal pleased with Lichkvaz mineral resource estimate

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Polymetal International released its mineral resource estimate for the 100%-owned Lichkvaz project on Friday, adding to the planned product expansion at its recently-acquired Kapan ... [more]

Pets at Home buys majority stakes in veterinary centres

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Pets at Home has acquired majority stakes in two veterinary referral centres. The pet retailer said on Friday that it has acquired a 76% stake in Cambridge-based Dick White Referral... [more]

Great Portland Estates sells Mortimer House for £27m

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Great Portland Estates announced on Friday that it had exchanged contracts to sell Mortimer House in London's Fitzrovia for £26.95m. The FTSE 250 firm said the office property, with... [more]

Laird confident on second half growth after strong Q1

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Laird said first quarter revenue grew 15% to £171m, in line with expectations and was confident of growth weighted towards the second half of the year. On an organic basis in consta... [more]

Ophir Energy hits stumbling block at Fortuna

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Ophir Energy hit a stumbling block on its road to final investment decision at the Fortuna floating liquefied natural gas project, offshore Equatorial Guinea, it reported Friday. Th... [more]

Currencies help drive Rotork first quarter revenues

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Favourable exchange rates and contributions from acquisitions helped drive a 0.7% increase in first quarter revenues at valve maker Rotork. In a separate announcement, Rotork also s... [more]

3i Infrastructure buying up to 50% of TCR

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - 3i Infrastructure announced an investment of €200m into TCR on Friday, in a consortium with Deutsche Asset Management. Headquartered in Brussels, TCR is Europe's largest indepe... [more]

Restaurant Group tumbles after profit warning

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Restaurant Group tumbled on Friday after it warned over its annual profits, as it highlighted a further deterioration in trading conditions and announced the departure of ... [more]

RBS Q1 losses more than double after payment to UK govt

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - British taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland more than doubled first quarter losses to £968m after paying out a £1.2bn dividend to the UK government. Operating profits rose to £421... [more]

SABMiller could spin off more European assets

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Brewing giant SABMiller is set to spin off its businesses in central and eastern Europe, as part of the package of commitments being agreed between its suitor AB InBev and the Europ... [more]

AstraZeneca first-quarter revenue up, earnings down

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - AstraZeneca posted a drop in first-quarter earnings but a rise in revenue as core research and development costs increased, reflecting recent acquisitions. Core earnings per share f... [more]

Pearson trades to expectations in first quarter

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Education publisher Pearson was trading in line with expectations in the first quarter, it reported on Friday, with adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share before ... [more]

IAG Q1 pre-tax profits soar, but sees impact from Brussels attacks

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Airline group IAG said first quarter operating profits were €155m before exceptional items compared with €25m in 2015. Pre-tax profits were up to €124m from a loss of... [more]

Arian Silver raises £700K through share placement

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Arian Silver Corp.'s shares fell on Thursday after the company announced a £700,000 fundraiser to boost its balance sheet and fund projects. The company placed 70 million new common... [more]

Small caps news round-up

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Strategic natural resources investor Metal Tiger announced its participation in the acquisition of 12,013,173 shares in Goldstone Resources, in conjunction with Red Rock Resources, ... [more]

Rio Tinto to buy back $1.36bn in debt

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Rio Tinto said on Thursday that it has priced an offer to buy back $1.36bn in debt, as it looks to cut debt amid the downturn in commodity prices. The company launched the cash tend... [more]

Indivior hit by Phase I trial failure and manufacturing issue

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Indivior has abandoned further development of a pill to treat heroin addiction and said the potential approval of a monthly treatment for schizophrenia was likely to be delayed afte... [more]

Shire shareholders approve remuneration report, but only just

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shire shareholders voted to approve the pay of the drug maker's top directors on Thursday, but only just. At the annual general meeting in Dublin, 50.55% of shareholders voted to ap... [more]

RBS likely to miss 2017 deadline for Williams & Glyn sale

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Royal Bank of Scotland has warned that it is likely to miss the 2017 deadline to spin off its Williams & Glyn subsidiary, laying the bank open to a "significantly greater" financial... [more]