easyJet: Berenberg downgrades to hold with a target price of 820p.
The UK has become less attractive as a place for overseas companies to invest during the Covid-19 crisis but its appeal is relatively strong compared with the rest of Europe, a survey showed.
London stocks finished in positive territory on Wednesday, as investors mulled UK inflation data and the latest news on the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity upped their target price on exploration and production firm Vaalco from 155p to 210p on Wednesday following the group's "transformational transaction".
Imperial Brands revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director Bob Kunze-Concewitz had acquired 15,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed cigarette manufacturer.
Spain and Portugal-focussed tungsten, tin and gold company W Resources announced on Wednesday that non-executive director Pablo Neira has been appointed as an executive director, with a specific focus on overseeing the La Parrilla tungsten and tin project in Spain.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 9% at 19,697. 46 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Banknote authentication and security technology company Spectra Systems has “significantly strengthened” its patent position, it announced on Wednesday, through the issue of a patent for its ‘TruBrand’ technology in China.
Wall Street stocks were mixed at the bell on Wednesday as major indices looked for direction following yesterday's losses.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% at 6,385. 59 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Billing and customer relationship management software company Cerillion announced a new three-year managed services contract with Scarlet on Wednesday, which is a triple-play communications services provider in Belgium, part of the Proximus Group.
Asia-Pacific-focussed oil and gas production company Jadestone Energy announced the voluntary relinquishment and termination of service contract 56 (SC56), offshore Philippines on Wednesday.
Financial advisor and property services consultancy Begbies Traynor said on Wednesday that full-year results are set to be "at least in line" with current market consensus for adjusted pre-tax profit of £9. 8m.
US retailer Target easily surpassed earnings expectations with its third-quarter results on Wednesday, buoyed by an improved online sales performance.
European stock markets eased into the green at lunch on Wednesday, spurred on by takeover activity to distract investors from the surging number of Covid cases.
Agricultural supplies company Wynnstay said on Wednesday that FY 2020 underlying pre-tax profit is set to be "significantly ahead" of current market forecasts after better-than-expected trading since June.
Advanced materials engineering company Versarien announced the receipt of an independent report from Turkey’s Ankara University on Wednesday, detailing the results of a preliminary study of its modified graphene materials for use against SARS-CoV-2, the strain of coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease.
Wall Street futures had stocks opening higher ahead of the bell on Wednesday as major indices looked set to attempt to regain some of yesterday's losses.
Botswana Diamonds announced on Wednesday that drilling has started on its Thorny River and Marsfontein project areas in South Africa.
Life sciences company OptiBiotix Health announced on Wednesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary ProBiotix Health has granted a non-exclusive licence for ‘LPLDL’ to Genuine Health, for a cardiovascular health product in Canada and the United States.