Iconic boot maker Dr Martens said on Thursday that revenues jumped in the first quarter, with trading "slightly" ahead of its expectations and growth across all regions.
Information and analytics company Relx reported first-half revenue of £3. 39bn on Thursday, down from £3. 5bn year-on-year, although constant currency growth came in at 4%.
Global catering specialist Compass Group on Thursday said it expected trading to be around 80% - 85% of pre-Covid-pandemic levels in the fourth quarter as its larger markets reopened.
Anglo American said it would return $2bn to shareholders as the miner reported a 1,000% increase in first-half profit spurred by rising demand and prices.
Software company Sage said on Thursday that it had performed “strongly” in the first nine months of the year, as momentum continued to strengthen.
Schroders posted a big jump in profits as the business continued to benefit from the positive market environment and resulting new business.
Charles Stanley shares rocketed on Thursday after the wealth manager agreed to be bought by US rival Raymond James in a $278. 9m deal.
Evraz updated the market on its trading in the second quarter on Thursday, reporting that its consolidated crude steel output remained “almost flat” quarter-on-quarter.
Industrial engineering company Weir Group reported a 17% improvement in orders at constant currency in its first half on Thursday, to £1. 09bn, which it said was driven by demand for more sustainable mining technology.
Online trading platform CMC Markets said on Thursday that while client levels have moderated, it has continued to perform "well" and still expects to achieve its net operating income guidance for FY22.
Spirits group Diageo reported a sharp jump in annual profits, driven by higher sales as Covid lockdown easing in some of its markets allowed bars and restaurants to reopen.
AstraZeneca posted a jump in first-half revenue on Thursday as it updated its guidance to include recently-acquired Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
Inchcape reported a 37% improvement in group revenue on an organic basis for its first half on Thursday, to £3. 9bn, with growth coming in at 30% on a reported basis, with underlying revenue 3% below 2019 levels, pre-pandemic.
Rentokil International said it expected market expectations for annual profit to increase after the pest control and hygiene company reported sharp rises in interim profit and its dividend.
All of Royal Dutch Shell's key financial metrics headed in the right direction over the second quarter, with the company announcing a dividend increase and share buyback programme as a result.
UK telecoms and broadcasting group BT reported better-than-expected first-quarter core earnings as trading improved across most of its businesses.
London open The FTSE 100 is expected to open 15 points higher on Thursday, having closed up 0. 29% at 7,016. 63 on Wednesday.
BAE Systems increased its dividend and announced a £500m share buyback as the arms and aerospace company reported a 61% increase in first-half profit.
London stocks were set for a muted open on Thursday as investors mull the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve and wade through an avalanche of earnings.
Lloyds Bank swung to an interim profit and reinstated its dividend on Thursday after a large impairment credit, driven by an improved UK economic outlook.