Agriservices group Origin Enterprises said on Thursday that it had made a "strong start" to trading in its "seasonally quiet first quarter" compared to last year when carry-over of stock on-farm reduced demand.
Credit hire and legal services provider Anexo has signed a major agreement with UK-based broker MCE Insurance, it announced on Thursday, to offer post-accident claims services to all of MCE's non-fault insurance customers.
Jefferies urged investors to 'buy' InterContinental Hotels as the broker chose hotels as its top subsector in the leisure industry.
Clinical-stage infectious disease pharmaceutical company Poolbeg announced the appointment of Daniel Hoft to its scientific advisory board on Thursday.
Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy Group announced the intended sale of its 47. 5MW renewable asset portfolio as part of a strategic shift to energy and mobility services on Thursday, driven by further investment in electric vehicle mapping platform Zap-Map.
London stocks were still just a touch higher by midday on Thursday amid fairly quiet trade, with US markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
European were still in positive territory on Thursday despite data showing a bleak outlook for the German economy and rising Covid cases on the Continent.
North Sea-focussed upstream oil and gas company Serica Energy updated the market on its Columbus field in the Central North Sea on Thursday, announcing that first production had been achieved.
Markets closed in a mixed state in Asia on Thursday, with South Korean equities in focus after the Bank of Korea hiked interest rates.
Predictive genetics company Genincode said on Thursday that it was now moving towards "a number of important milestones" which will drive its growth and profile over the coming years.
UK retail sales were at their strongest level for this time of year in November, according to the latest survey from the Confederation of British Industry.
Cryptocurrencies have maintained their positions in recent days, with little movement in the prices of the main cryptoassets by market capitalization. Meanwhile, analysts warn that volatility may rise and volume may fall due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US and the close of the month of November. Bitcoin is trading in a price range that holds $55,500 as support, while rallies remain limited to $60,000. However, experts warn that drops to $53,000 are still possible.
RBC Capital Markets upgraded outsourcer Capita on Thursday to ‘outperform’ from ‘sector perform’ and lifted the price target to 70p from 55p, saying it was "one for the brave".
Building materials company Michelmersh Brick said on Thursday that its trading performance had continued to be positive in the final quarter of the financial year, with full-year revenue and profits both seen topping market expectations thanks to "strong demand" seen in its end markets.
Aviation logistics provider John Menzies announced on Thursday that its Menzies Aviation division has secured an extension to its long-standing ground services partnership with easyJet at 21 airports across Europe.
Retail and commercial banking group Secure Trust said on Thursday that it now anticipates full-year pre-tax profits will be above the top end of analysts' consensus estimates.
Cake Box shares slumped on Thursday after the company’s chief executive and his partner sold 3m shares in a placing.
Vivo Energy on Thursday said it had agreed to be taken over by Dutch commodities trader Vitol Investment in a deal worth around $2. 3bn.
PayPoint reported net revenue from continuing operations of £56. 1m in its first half on Thursday, up 20. 9% year-on-year, which it said was driven by a “proactive recovery” from the prior year impacts of Covid-19.
Housing and social care provider Mears Group said on Thursday that trading across the group has "continued to strengthen" its the publication of its interim results in August.