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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]

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]

Chesnara ups dividend as profits rise

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

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]

Charles Taylor lifts dividend as interim profit jumps

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]

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]

Xaar shares rocket after strong margins reported

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares in inkjet printer company Xaar were up after the company posted a drop in pre-tax profit but better margins. At 1444 BST shares had gained almost 10% to 495.25p. Xaar report... [more]

Fitbug promotes product manager to chief executive

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - AIM listed Fitbug has appointed Anna Gudmundson as chief executive officer. Gudmundson, who ran her own consultancy, was interim product director at the fitness tracker firm since F... [more]

Petropavlovsk swings to loss on poor gold prices

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Russian gold producer Petropavlovsk swung to a first half loss but predicted higher second half production. Shares in the miner were up by 0.75% to 5.74p at 1224 BST, as the company... [more]

OptiBiotix Health widens first half loss, reports good progress

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Life sciences business OptiBiotix Health said it had made good progress, while its first half loss widened. The company, which makes products to combat obesity, posted a loss of £51... [more]

Forte Energy director James Leahy quits, citing personal reasons

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Industry veteran James Leahy has quit Forte Energy, citing personal reasons. Shares in AIM-listed Forte tumbled as the director said he was leaving with immediate effect. At 0809 B... [more]

PressureTechnologies appoints engineer to board

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - AIM listed PressureTechnologies has appointed Brian Newman to its board as non=executive director. Newman, whose board roles included positions at Teknomek Ltd, Shrewsbury and Telfo... [more]

Plus500 interim revenue up but profit hit by regulatory issues

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Foreign exchange and contracts-for-difference broker Plus500, which is being bought by Playtech, posted a rise in interim revenue but a drop in profit as its second quarter was hit ... [more]

SQS to acquire US-based Galmont

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Software providing SQS Software said it has agreed to purchase software testing consultancy Galmont Consulting for up to $22m. The cash and share deal will see SQS pay an initial $3... [more]

InterQuest's CFO steps down

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Michael Joyce will step down from his role as chief financial of InterQuest Group, the recruiter in technology and analytics said on Thursday. Joyce, who has been with the company f... [more]

Skyepharma shares gain on first half swing to profit

Wed, 26 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares in drug delivery company Skyepharma rose after the company swung to profit in the first half of the year. Skyepharma, which specialises in oral and inhalation products, said ... [more]

Range Resources plunges despite receiving payment deadline extension

Wed, 26 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Range Resources plunged over 8% early on Wednesday, after the oil and gas explorer said the deadline related to its payment to Lind Asset Management had been extended. The... [more]

Fastjet acquires first plane, as fleet expansion continues

Wed, 26 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Budget Airline fastjet has reached a deal to buy its first plane, after agreeing to purchase an Airbus A319 aircraft. The Africa-focused carrier has so far been leasing aircrafts, b... [more]

Solo Oil and Aminex said Kiliwani gas well will produce more than expected

Wed, 26 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Oil explorers Solo Oil and Aminex said the Kiliwani North-1 gas well in Tanzania will produce more gas than initially expected. The two groups said the well, which was tested with a... [more]

Great Western Mining unable to justify share jump

Tue, 25 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Ireland-based Great Western Mining Corporation said it could not attribute the move in its share price to any specific reason. Shares in the group, which is engaged in the explorati... [more]

Sirius Minerals inches closer to full approval for York potash project

Tue, 25 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Fertilizer firm Sirius Minerals said it had permissions for four out of five of the planning applications it submitted for its York potash project. The AIM listed company said the d... [more]

Global Invacom completes acquisition of UK satellite maker

Tue, 25 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Singapore investment company Global Invacom Group said it completed the acquisition of a US satellite maker, sending shares upwards. At 1107 BST shares in AIM listed Global Invacom ... [more]

Image Scan Holdings jumps after first delivery of new product

Tue, 25 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Image Scan Holdings surged over 7% on Tuesday, after the x-ray screening systems provider confirmed it completed the first deliveries of its new product. In a short statem... [more]

MXC Capital to acquire parent company

Tue, 25 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Investment group MXC Capital has reached an agreement to acquire parent company MXC Holdings in an all-share deal worth £15m. The London-listed company said the acquisition, aimed a... [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