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Northbridge's short-term trading visibility challenging

Northbridge's short-term trading visibility challenging

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Northbridge Industrial Services warns its short-term trading visibility remains challenging, noting oil and gas industry sentiment and weak activity levels. The company, whose busin... [more]

Atlas Mara wary of forex, economic headwinds

Atlas Mara wary of forex, economic headwinds

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Atlas Mara sees its full-year profit to exceed the underlying $11.3 million booked in 2015, but warns softer African currencies and a more challenging economic backdrop provide "mea... [more]

Sable Mining Africa probes bribery and corruption reports

Sable Mining Africa probes bribery and corruption reports

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sable Mining Africa, the company founded by ex-England spin bowler Phillipe-Henri Edmonds, has confirmed it is investigating allegations of bribery and corruption made against the c... [more]

Hornby names David Mulligan interim finance director

Hornby names David Mulligan interim finance director

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - AIM-listed toy train maker Hornby has appointed David Mulligan as interim finance director. Mulligan will report to Steve Cooke, who was promoted from finance director to the role o... [more]

SVG Capital first-quarter NAV rises

SVG Capital first-quarter NAV rises

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - FTSE 250 private equity investor SVG Capital said its net asset value per share rose 2% in the three months to 30 April to 666p, with NAV up 13% over the 12 months. Meanwhile, the i... [more]

Takata surges on KKR buyout reports

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Japan's Takata Corp surged on Thursday following a report that US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is looking to buy a 60% stake in the auto parts maker. Accord... [more]

Vectura reports strong rise in full-year earnings

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Vectura“s full-year results edged past forecasts with analysts noting the sharp improvement in its free-cash-flow generation even as they pointed out several potential share price d... [more]

Impairment charge hits PayPoint FY results as refocus continues

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Full year pre-tax profits at PayPoint fell dramatically due to an impairment charge, although underlying results showed a small rise in adjusted operating profits. Revenues fell 2.7... [more]

Ibstock falls after longer brick supply chain blockage

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Brick maker Ibstock said the slow start to the year for its UK clay business had lasted fourth months before reaching a positive plumb-line. The FTSE 250 group said UK brick sales i... [more]

Sophos full-year billings up 20%

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - FTSE 250 cyber security firm Sophos Group reported solid sales growth on Thursday in its first results as a public company. For the year to the end of March, like-for-like billing... [more]

Asos founder trims stake but analysts sanguine

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Asos founder Nick Robertson sold a large amount of shares on Thursday due to personal needs for additional liquidity arising from recent developments in his personal life. His dispo... [more]

Foxtons appoints Mark Berry as new CFO

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Estate agent Foxtons has appointed Mark Berry - currently group financial controller at Hays - as its new chief financial officer. Berry will join the company on 7 November and will... [more]

Daily Mail H1 profit drops, warns on print advertising

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Daily Mail & General Trust shares tumbled on Thursday as the company posted drop in first-half profit and warned that a weak print advertising market will hit margins in the media b... [more]

Darty Q4 revenues boosted by France digital switchover

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Fourth quarter like-for-like revenue at France-based electrical retailer Darty rose 12%, with sales particularly strong in vision driven by the digital television switchover in Fran... [more]

LondonMetric buys Crawley distribution development site

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - LondonMetric has bought a four acre site in Crawley to develop around 100,000 sq ft of distritbution space at a cost of approximately £20m. The FTSE 250 company said the site, which... [more]

QinetiQ full year profits fall in challenging markets

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Defence engineering firm QinetiQ reported a fall in full year pre-tax profits of £90.2m compared with £105.4m a year earlier against a challenging markets backdrop. Revenue fell to ... [more]

Debenhams poaches Amazon's European fashion chief

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Debenhams has poached Amazon's European fashion boss, Sergio Bucher, to be the department store group's new chief executive from October. Bucher departs Amazon in a year when the on... [more]

B&M European Value declares ritzy divi as rapid expansion rolls on

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - B&M European Value Retail, the discounter chaired by Sir Terry Leahy, declared a special dividend as it posted final results showing strong sales, profits and cash generation. The F... [more]

Inchcape trading in line with expectations

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - FTSE 250 car dealership Inchcape said on Thursday that it has made a good star to the year, in line with its expectations. In a trading update for 1 January to 25 May, the company s... [more]

Pets at Home FY profit edges up, dividend lifted

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Pets at Home reported an increase in pre-tax profit for the year as revenue grew and the company lifted its dividend. For the 53 weeks to the end of March, statutory pre-tax profit ... [more]

Legal & General chairman to step down in June

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Legal & General chairman John Stewart has set a date of 1 June for his retirement, when he will be replaced on an interim basis by senior independent director Rudy Markham. Markham ... [more]

Tate & Lyle full year profits soar to £126m

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Full year pre-tax profits at Tate & Lyle soared to £126m from 25m as revenues rose 1% to £2.35bn. Adjusted profit before tax was £67m higher at £193 largely as a result of net excep... [more]

United Utilities reports large drop in full-year profits, divi up

Thu, 26 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - United Utilities reported a substantial drop in full-year underlying profits following the introduction of new regulated price controls and because of the expected increase in depre... [more]

Circassia to report Phase 3 trial results for cat allergy treatment in coming weeks

Wed, 25 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Circassia Pharmaceuticals kicked off phase-three trials for its grass allergy treatment, the second imunotherapy programme for which it was seeking regulatory approval, and said it ... [more]

Small caps news round-up

Wed, 25 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Imaginatik shares fell on Wednesday after the software company proposed a £2.1m fundraising to boost its balance sheet. The group will raise the funds by way of placing 63,263,520 n... [more]