Analysts at Canaccord Genuity upgraded software firm Idox from 'hold' to 'buy' on Thursday due to "significant news flow" coming from the group over the last two months.
Bar and restaurant operator Loungers said on Thursday that like-for-like sales over the four-week period from 17 May through to 13 June were up 26. 6% against 2019 comparatives.
Revised data confirmed May's acceleration in the cost of living in the euro area on the back of sharp increases in energy and services prices.
Halfords reinstated its dividend on Thursday and posted a rise in full-year profits and revenue as it benefits from a boom in demand for e-bikes and e-scooters amid the pandemic.
Research published by the Financial Conduct Authority on Thursday, estimated that 2. 3m adults now hold cryptoassets, which was up from 1. 9m in 2020.
Baidu has partnered with BAIC Group to build 1,000 driverless cars over the next 3 years in a push to commercialize a robotaxi service across China.
Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Thursday after the Federal Reserve stepped up its timeline for rate hikes, with two increases now likely set to take place in 2023.
Multi-utility infrastructure and service provider Fulcrum Utility Services has been awarded a new £5. 5m multi-utility infrastructure contract that would support the decarbonisation of the UK agriculture sector, it announced on Thursday, by powering a new 22-hectare renewably-heated vegetable growing facility.
In its first results as a listed company, Dr Martens reported a jump in full-year revenue and earnings on Thursday thanks to solid online sales, as it reiterated its medium-term guidance.
Life sciences company OptiBiotix Health reported a 104% improvement in its full-year revenue on Thursday, to £1. 52m.
European shares were still lower at lunchtime on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve said it might curb stimulus measures sooner than expected as the pace of the post Covid pandemic recovery stoked inflationary fears.
London stocks were still a little weaker by midday on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve signalled that it could hike interest rates earlier than expected.
Premier Inn owner Whitbread maintained guidance despite an extension of the UK government’s lockdown, forecasting strong summer demand in coastal destinations.
Natural resources investor Metal Tiger updated the market on exploration at its investee Armada Exploration on Thursday, which holds two exploration licences covering an area of 2,991 square kilometres in Gabon, which are prospective for magmatic nickel-copper sulphide.
Animal feed additives manufacturer Anpario said on Thursday that it had delivered "good sales" and an "improved profit performance" in the six months ended 30 June but cautioned that raw material price inflation and disruptions to supply chains and shipping operations had impacted trading.
Stocks in Asia closed in a mixed state on Thursday, as investors digested the latest news out of the US Federal Reserve, which signalled overnight that interest rate hikes would be brought forward to 2023.
Shares in safety equipment specialist Halma slumped on Thursday after Berenberg said the stock’s valuation "remains a hurdle".
Liberum upgraded Pets at Home to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ on Thursday, lifting the price target to 510p from 460p, driven by the broker’s new, higher forecasts following the company’s preliminary results.
Budget airline easyJet on Thursday unveiled 12 new UK domestic services as it looked to capitalise demand for "staycations" after the government extended its Covid lockdown by a month.
Seraphine Group aims to float on the London Stock Exchange's main market and raise funds to finance its international expansion as well as its push into the digital space.