Agricultural biological specialist Plant Health Care reported a slight growth in overall first-half revenue of 1% on Wednesday, to $5. 6m.
Plastic products designer, manufacturer and supplier Coral Products said in a trading update on Wednesday that the start of the current financial year met market expectations.
Life sciences company OptiBiotix Health reported a “strong” first half of trading on Wednesday, as sales revenue soared 195% to £0. 35m.
Simec Atlantis Energy announced a profit before tax of £4. 5m for the first half of 2023 on Wednesday, marking a notable shift from the £8. 6m loss reported during the same period last year.
Asia-Pacific markets ended mostly positively on Wednesday, rebounding from prior losses as investors digested fresh industrial data from China and inflation figures from Australia.
Cybersecurity group NCC said it expects a "period of considerable change" this year as it executes on its turnaround strategy after macro conditions held back revenue and profit growth in the 12 months to 31 May.
Liberum initiated coverage of British Gas owner Centrica on Wednesday with a ‘sell’ rating and 150p price target.
Broker Liberum has raised its rating on low-cost airline Wizz Air from 'sell' to 'hold', saying the recent drop in the shares has balanced the risk and reward.
The government has approved the development of Rosebank, the UK’s largest untapped oil field, sending shares in its operators higher.
The cryptocurrency market remains under pressure. Bitcoin (BTC) is moderately declining and is just above $26,200, while Ethereum (ETH) is unable to regain $1,600.
Television, brand and audio production specialist Zinc Media Group reported substantial first-half progress on Wednesday, with revenue growth of 68% year-on-year, bringing it to £18. 1m.
In its interim results on Wednesday, Saga said full-year underlying pre-tax profit was set to be ahead of market estimates, and that it has paused the proposed sale of its underwriting arm, as it announced the departure of its chief financial officer.
Nevada-focussed minerals explorer Golden Metal Resources announced promising findings at its Garfield Project on Wednesday.
Oil and gas investor Reabold Resources has received approval from the Environmental Agency (EA) to use oil-based drilling fluids at the West Newton B-2 well, it announced on Wednesday.
TI Fluid Systems updated the market on its trajectory on Wednesday as the automotive industry continued its shift towards electrification.
London stocks were flat in early trade on Wednesday as investors paused for breath after recent losses, with the prospect of higher-for-longer interest rates continuing to weigh on sentiment.
Bid target Pendragon on Wednesday reported an 10% increase in underlying first-half profits as it received yet another takeover offer – this time from US car retail giant AutoNation.
European shares opened lower on Wednesday as worries over interest rates continued to unsettle investors, leading to a sharp fall on US markets overnight on the back of surging treasury yields.
Vanquis Banking Group announced the appointment of Dave Watts as its new chief financial officer on Wednesday, set to commence in November.
Guarantor loans group Amigo has said that the orderly wind-down of the business is expected to happen "in the next few months", though it still remains open to any buyout offers from third parties.