Balfour Beatty confirmed it was performing in line with expectations in a trading update on Thursday, as its shareholders gathered for its annual general meeting.
GVC Holdings said it would save an extra £15m of costs in 2020 as the company's integration of Ladbrokes Coral went quicker than expected.
Yu Group shares jumped by two-thirds after the energy supplier said the City regulator had scrapped its investigation into the company.
Miner Anglo American confirmed on Thursday that De Beers and the Government of the Republic of Namibia have approved the construction of its custom-built diamond recovery vessel.
Ergomed said on Thursday that full-year revenue and earnings are set to be "materially" ahead of current market expectations following strong trading year-to-date.
Bakkavor said on Thursday that it has agreed to buy desserts business Blueberry Foods from Samworth Brothers Limited for an undisclosed sum.
AIM-listed windows and doors retailer Safestyle warned on Thursday that full-year profit will be below current market expectations as margins have been slower to recover, while costs also weigh.
National Grid reported a 2% fall in its underlying operating profit to £3. 4bn in its full-year results on Thursday, or 4% at constant currency, explaining that it reflected the expected return of Avonmouth allowances and US tax reform, partially offset by higher property profit and favourable US legal settlements.
Euromoney Institutional Investor said interim pre-tax profits fell 59%to £49. 3m due to a gain on the sale of its Dealogic stake in 2017 that lifted the previous year's figures.
Investec posted a 9. 4% jump in full-year adjusted operating profit on Thursday as it said the demerger of the asset management business was on track.
3i said it was cautious about market conditions as the investment company reported a total return of 18% for last year.
European shares opened lower on Thursday as US President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency and blacklist China telecoms giant Huawei weighed on sentiment.
London stocks fell in early trade on Thursday as investors digested news that US President Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from "foreign adversaries" - a move widely seen as targeting China’s Huawei.
Road safety barrier maker Hill & Smith Holdings said trading in the first four months of 2019 was ahead of last year despite a “cautious” investment environment.
Burberry's underlying profit was unchanged last year as cost cuts offset a decline in revenue at the luxury clothing brand.
Just Group reported a drop in first-quarter new business sales on Thursday as retirement income fell and the pension provider said it was planning to shut its loss-making US operations.
Countryside Properties posted a rise in half-year profit on Thursday as completions and revenue rose and the home builder said it was on track to deliver volume and margin expectations for the full year.
Lloyds on Thursday said it would start to pay quarterly dividends to its 2. 4m shareholders from June 2020 amid a row over executive pensions at Britain's largest retail bank.
Micro Focus International updated the market on the six months ended 30 April on Thursday, saying that it expected to report interim results in line with the management guidance it gave in its preliminary results on February, on a constant currency basis.
London open The FTSE 100 is expected to open four points lower on Thursday, having closed up 0. 76% at 7,296. 95 on Wednesday.