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  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:50
    JP Morgan Cazenove today reaffirms its overweight investment rating on FirstGroup PLC (LON:FGP) and raised its price target to 151p (from 141p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:40
    Cantor Fitzgerald today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Ted Baker Plc (LON:TED) and raised its price target to 3100p (from 2900p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:30
    Peel Hunt today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Onesavings Bank (LON:OSB) and set its price target at 485p. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:20
    Liberum Capital today reaffirms its hold investment rating on Segro (LON:SGRO) and cut its price target to 475p (from 490p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:10
    Jefferies International today reaffirms its hold investment rating on Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) and raised its price target to 232p (from 222p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:00
    Jefferies International today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Aviva PLC (LON:AV.) and raised its price target to 600p (from 525p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:58
    Custodian REIT has sold car dealerships in Peterborough and Knutsford for a total of £9.75m. The company said had sold a 24,582 sq ft car dealership on Mobberley Road, Knutsford, for £7.0 million, £0.72 million (11.5%) ahead of the last valuation at 31 December 2016, representing a net initial yield of 4.92%. It said the property was let to R Stratton & Co Limited on a lease expiring in 2058, subject to break options in 2028, 2038 and 2048. The property was purchased...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:55
    Andrew Livingston, Non Executive Director, 32,895 shares in the company on the 23rd March 2017 at a price of 152.00p. The Director now holds 68,898 shares. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Director deals data provided by www.directorsholdings.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:54
    Ergomed's revenues rose by 30% to £39.2 million in the year to the end of December and gross profit increased by 43% to £12.0m. Ergomed said adjusted EBITDA fell to £3.0 million (2015: £3.4 million) and EBITDA was £1.6 million (2015: £2.8 million), reducing principally due to inclusion of Haemostatix R&D (2016: £1.0 million, 2015: £nil) following its acquisition. EPS (adjusted) was 7.1p (2015: 9.2p) and EPS was 1.3p (2015: 5.2p), again due to...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:50
    Jefferies International today upgrades its investment rating on Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) to buy (from hold) and raised its price target to 500p (from 390p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:49
    Inland Homes' revenue fell to £32.6m in the six months to the end of December - down from £55.1m a year ago -including £27.5m (2015: £30.3m) from the sale of 87 residential units (2015: 93). The gross margin from the sale of residential units reduced to 20.0% (2015: 24.1%), reflecting the final cost of homes that had to be completed after a contractor failure. The company said that going forward, the board was confident that improved margins would be achieved as its...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:49
    Yu Group has posts FY pretax loss of £1.5m, from a loss of £1.0m for the preceding 14-month period ending Dec. 31, 2015. Revenue was £16.3m, from £3.9m in the 14-month period. "The Board are confident that the group will continue to grow at a rapid rate with a concurrent progression in the Group's profitability and cash generation," said the company in a statement. It said that with relatively low levels of capex and a substantial potential marketplace of SMEs and...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:43
    Artilium's revenue for the six months to the end of December 2016 rose to €5.1m - up from €4.3m a year ago. The group generated a gross profit of €3.8m or 74.3% of reported revenue (2015: €2.8m or 65.3% of reported revenue) and generated an adjusted EBITDA of €0.1m (2015: -€0.2m). The group reported a net loss after tax of €0.9m (2015: net loss after tax of €0.8m). Non-executive chairman Jan-Paul Menke said: "Artilium has made strong progress in...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:40
    Jefferies International today downgrades its investment rating on Carillion PLC (LON:CLLN) to hold (from buy) and cut its price target to 230p (from 360p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:37
    Fulcrum Utility Services said revenue and cash for the year ending 31 March were expected to be in line with market forecasts, while EBITDA was expected to be slightly ahead of market forecasts. The company said it had performed strongly over the 12-month period and the order book had increased by £7.2m (33%) to £29.0m. It said this increase highlighted progress within the business during 2016-17 and included £4.2m for the gas conversion contract in the South West...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:32
    Electrical Geodesics has issued preliminary results of case studies from the first three patients treated in its safety and feasibility trial for suppressing focal epilepsy with Geodesic Transcranial Electrical Neuromodulation. The company said the patients in this trial at the University of Washington Harborview Hospital in Seattle suffered from focal epilepsy (i.e. epilepsy associated with a specific region of the brain) that was not controlled by medication. It said the epileptic...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:30
    Jefferies International today downgrades its investment rating on Balfour Beatty PLC (LON:BBY) to hold (from buy) and cut its price target to 280p (from 290p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:29
    Ebiquity's underlying operating profits rose by 4.4% to £13.0m in the year to the end of December. Revenue increased by 9.1% to £83.6m with like for like constant currency revenue growth of 2.1%. Underlying pre-tax profits were up 5.5% at £11.8m and net debt fell to £28.1m from £28.9m in 2015. Chief executive Michael Karg said: "We have seen continued strong performance from our consultancy businesses MVM and MPO, which are at the core of the changing...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:27
    Personal Group has posted a pretax profit from continuing operations of £10.5m, down from £14.1m a year earlier, and said it had started 2017 in a strong position. Revenue for the 12 months was £53.6m, from £58.0m. Dividend was lifted 5.3% to 22p a share. CEO Mark Scanlon said that while 2016 brought about some challenges for the group, it was now better placed than ever to take advantage of the opportunity that now existed within its market place. "The market we...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:25
    Cronin Group's after-tax losses fell to £0.71m in the year to the end of December - down from £1.16m which included discontinued operations. The group said it continued to benefit from a sound balance sheet with cash balances at 31 December of £4.79 million compared with £5.42 million at the end of 2015. The £0.63 million decrease in cash during the year was mainly attributable to the research and development and overhead expenditure costs associated with...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:22
    Sirius Minerals has recorded a FY pretax loss of £23.4m, from a loss of £7.5m booked for the nine months to Dec. 31, 2015. Most of the losses were linked to administrative expenses and finance costs. The company also said it planned to apply for admission to listing of its shares on London Stock Exchange's main market, and gave notice of intended cancellation of trading of its AIM listing. Directors said they believed a premium listing would support the long-term strategy of the...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:21
    Amryt Pharma has started EASE, its phase 3 clinical trial of AP101, the group's lead drug candidate, which offered a potential treatment for Epidermolysis Bullosa. EB is a rare, genetic skin disorder, which causes exceptionally fragile skin. The company said it had initiated the first site for EASE in Sydney, Australia, and would randomise the first patient within the next few days. It said that as previously reported, it expected to conduct EASE in approximately 15 countries at over 30...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:20
    Cantor Fitzgerald today reaffirms its hold investment rating on Next PLC (LON:NXT) and cut its price target to 4425p (from 4600p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:17
    Genel Energy has removed its previous guidance of gross average production of 24-31,000 barrels of oil per per day this year for the Taq Taq field and expected to take a $181m hit on the field carrying value following a fall in estimated reserves. The company - which has a 44% working interest - said the field was currently producing around 19,000 bopd, compared with about 36,000 bopd at the end of 2016 and recently key producing wells had exhibited high rates of decline as a result of...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:14
    Tasty said trading since year's end had proved challenging and warned it expected headline operating profit for 2017 would be below that achieved in 2016. The warning came as it posted a FY headline operating profit before pre-opening costs and non-trading costs up 21% to £4.8m. Revenue had improved to £45.8m, from £35.8m. "Post year end trade has been below expectations and the Directors believe that the trading environment for the coming 12 months will remain...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:10
    Liberum Capital today reaffirms its hold investment rating on Informa PLC (LON:INF) and cut its price target to 675p (from 715p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:04
    First Property Group has agreed to sell one of its three directly held properties in Romania, a logistics warehouse in Ploiesti, for a total consideration of €3.2 million. The group said the sale would result in a profit before tax of just over €1 million, all of which would be recognised in the current financial year ended 31 March. The group said the purchaser, Aquila Part Prod SRL, was also the current occupier of the property. The lease to Aquila expires in July 2017....
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:00
    Liberum Capital today initiates coverage of GLI Finance Ltd (LON:GLIF) with a hold investment rating and price target of 24p. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:57
    Drum Income Plus REIT has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting on Friday were passed. At 8:57am: (LON:DRIP) Drum Income Plus Reit Plc Ord 10p share price was 0p at 97p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:50
    Peel Hunt today upgrades its investment rating on Lonmin PLC (LON:LMI) to hold (from sell) and cut its price target to 95p (from 105p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:47
    ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments said the borrower under the group's Lanos (York) loan had completed a refinancing of the property which provided security for the loan. It said that as a result, the £10m loan had been repaid in full, together with accrued interest, exit and prepayment fees of approximately £1.1m in aggregate. The company also announced that it had advanced a further £500,000 to the borrower of the group's Northlands loan, to...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:41
    ICG Enterprise Trust has successfully refinanced part of its bank facilities. The company said it had access to total bank facilities of £100m, half in sterling and half in euros, jointly provided by The Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank. It said £40m which had been due to expire on 27 March had now been renewed with the same banks for a further three years, expiring on 27 March 2020. The company said £60m remained in place and was due to expire in April 2019. At...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:40
    Peel Hunt today initiates coverage of Fuller Smith & Turner PLC (LON:FSTA) with a add investment rating and price target of 1100p. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:34
    Boussard & Gavaudan Holding said the estimated net asset value of its sterling shares was £19.8299 at the close of business on 27 March. The estimated NAV of its euro shares was €22.5716. At 8:34am: (LON:BGHS) Boussard Gavaudan Holding share price was 0p at 1582.5p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:30
    HSBC today reaffirms its hold investment rating on FirstGroup PLC (LON:FGP) and raised its price target to 130p (from 120p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:20
    Macquarie today reaffirms its outperform investment rating on Rio Tinto PLC (LON:RIO) and set its price target at 4200p. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:19
    Hostelworld's adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose to €23.9m in the year to the end of December - up 7% on a constant currency basis with revenue flat. Reported adjusted EBITDA rose by 1% on revenue 4% lower and adjusted after-tax profits fell to €19.4m from €21.0m). The group said the proposed final dividend of 10.4 euro cents per share reflected a 75% distribution of adjusted profit after tax, which was line with its stated policy....
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:12
    AssetCo's operating profits rose to £4.9m in the year to the end of September - up from £4.4m in 2015. Revenues increased to £23.3m from £21.7m and gross profits of £6.7m were up from £6.1m last time. Profits before and after tax rose to £4.6m from £4.0m in 2015. At 8:12am: (LON:ASTO) AssetCo PLC share price was 0p at 355p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:10
    Macquarie today reaffirms its outperform investment rating on BHP Billiton PLC (LON:BLT) and set its price target at 1590p. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:06
    Etalon Group, one of Russia's largest and longest-established development and construction companies, has launched sales for the first phase of its Normandy project in the Losinoostrovsky District of Moscow. Etalon said Normandy was a comfort-class residential project comprising four residential buildings of up to 22 storeys each, underground parking facilities, a pre-school for 125 children and a primary school for 200 students. Etalon said it expected to complete the project in 2020....
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:04
    ClearStar's revenues rose by 3% to $16.0m in the year to the end of December. It said this was based on processing approximately 7.8 million screening services (2015: 7.2 million) on over 2.3 million people (2015: 2.2 million) that were provided to over 28,000 end-users (2015: 28,000). The group said that in 2016 general and administrative expenses were reduced by 7.8% to $7.5 million and the loss before interest, tax depreciation and amortisation fell to $666,000 from $956,000 last...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:00
    Credit Suisse today reaffirms its neutral investment rating on Lloyds Banking Group PLC ORD (LON:LLOY) and set its price target at 70p. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 07:56
    Instem's revenues increased 12% to £18.3m in the year to the end of December with recurring revenues up 21% at £12.1m and software as a service revenues up 38% at £2.9m. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation and non-recurring items for the year fell to £1.3m from £2.5m. The group said the decrease reflected a disappointing performance from Instem Clinical. The group said it continued to invest in its sales and operations teams and...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 07:51
    CloudCall's group revenues rose by 47% to £4.9m in the year to the end of December. The group said 85% of revenue was recurring and recurring revenues were up 63% compared to 2015. US revenues grew 160% to £1.3m (2015: £0.5m) underpinned by the relationship with Bullhorn. Gross profits rose by 50% to £3.8m and the operating loss before non-recurring items fell to £3.7m from £4.5m. Chief executive Simon Cleaver said: "I am pleased to report that...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 07:49
    Thomas Cook Group has maintained its FY underlying EBIT guidance and said trading for the group was progressing in line with its expectations. In a pre-close trading update, the company said that while it was seeing some margin pressure in parts of the business due to more competition, overall demand for summer holidays was strong. Based on our current trading performance, and supported by further financial benefits from implementing our strategy, it continued to expect its FY underlying...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 07:47
    Churchill China's pre-tax profits rose by 30% to £6.5m in the year to the end of December. Group revenue rose by 9% to £51.1m while hospitality revenue increased by 13% (2015: 8%). Operating profits were up 29% to £6.4m. Other highlights: - Basic earnings per share up 29% to 48.2p (2015: 37.3p) - Proposed final dividend up 16% to 14.8p (2015: 12.7p) - Cash generated from operations £6.7m (2015: £5.3m) - Good progress against key strategic...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 07:45
    LiDCO's revenues rose by 8% to to £8.21m in the year to the end of January and the group made an adjusted profit before tax of £0.06m against a loss of £0.34m last time. The group said product revenue (excluding third party products) was up 14% at £6.76m while surgery disposables revenue rose by 12% to £3.60m. Chief executive Matthew Sassone said: "LiDCO continues to take the right steps forward in delivering the strategic plan I outlined when becoming CEO....
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 07:41
    TClarke's underlying operating profits rose by 35% to £6.9m in the year to the end of December and the forward order book increased by 10% to £330m. Revenue from continuing operations rose by 15% to £278.6m and underlying pre-tax profits were up 48% at £6.2m. Chief executive Mark Lawrence said: "We are delighted with the results that we are presenting today. "Our business is clearly making good progress. "Our focus on improving performance and margins throughout...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 07:37
    AA's trading revenues rose by 1.6% to £940m in the year to the end of January. The group said the results were in line with expectations with strong operational cash flow and dividend progression. Roadside revenue grew 2.5% to £742m with growth in paid personal members (from 3,331,000 to 3,335,000) reversing the long-standing decline. Retention rose to 82%, despite the increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) and new business volumes grew 14%, driven by new systems, marketing...
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017 07:32
    Card Factory has increased its total dividend by 7.1% after another record year. Revenues for the year to the end of January rose by 4.3% to £398.2m and underlying EBITDA increased by 3.8% to £98.5m. Underlying operating profits were 3.0% up at £87.8m. The group declared a final dividend of 6.3p - up 5% - to take the total to 9.1p per share - up 7.1%. The groip also declared a special dividend of 15p per share - unchamged from last time. Chief executive Karen Hubbard...
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