News And Announcements
Ryanair has teamed up with Manchester Airports Group to bring legal action against the UK government over its “traffic light” system for Covid-19 restrictions.
Leisure operator Brighton Pier Group has acquired the entire share capital of Lightwater Valley Attractions, it announced on Thursday, for consideration of up to £5m in cash.
Ultra Electronics surged on Thursday following a report the engineering and defence company could be a takeover target.
Sunrise Resources said on Thursday that it has reached agreement with Power Metal Resources to sell its Garfield and Stonewall Properties in Nevada.
Internet-of-things (IoT) specialist investor Tern announced on Thursday that it intends to file an application with the OTC Markets Group for its ordinary shares to be publicly cross-traded on the OTCQB Market in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sumo Group updated the market on its trading on Thursday, reporting that the global video games market remained “strong”, and that it was performing in line with its expectations for the year-to-date.
Robotic automation technology company Blue Prism reported a 35% improvement in bookings in its first half on Thursday, to £98m.
Specialist social care and education services company CareTech reported a “strong underlying performance” in its interim results on Thursday, with revenue growing 16. 5% to £243m year-on-year.
British financial technology firm Wise announced on Thursday it is planning to go public on the London Stock Exchange through the first ever direct listing on the bourse.
Manufacturing services and power products company Volex reported a 13. 3% improvement in revenue in its preliminary results on Thursday, to $443. 3m (£317. 03m).
Computer vision technology company Seeing Machines announced on Thursday that its driver monitoring system (DMS) software was now available across five additional vehicle models from global automotive manufacturers.
Healthcare investment company Syncona reported year-end net assets of £1. 3bn in its final results on Thursday, up from £1. 25bn in the prior year.
Intellectual property business IP Group said on Thursday that portfolio company Apollo Therapeutics had completed a $145. 0m financing round.