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UK stocks edge higher after mixed signals from Fed

19th September 2019

UK stocks are making marginal gains on Thursday morning despite mixed signals from the US Federal Reserve in the previous session. At 08:58, the benchmark FTSE 100 was 0.19%, or 14.12 points, higher at 7,328.99. Retailer Next fell 4.08% to 5,918p amid profit-taking after it saw a 2.7% increase in pre-tax profit in the first six months of the year as strong online sales offset the continued slump in retail and left its full-year guidance unchanged. Gulf Keystone slipped 3.18% to 228.50p after it confirmed that a gross payment of $14.1m ($11.0m net to Gulf Keystone Petroleum) had been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government for Shaikan crude oil sales during June 2019. Diageo edged 0.4% lower to 3,256.50p after it announced in-line trading ahead of AGM 2019. ... Read More

Director Deals - Aberdeen Diversified Income And Growth Trust Plc (ADIG)

19th September 2019

Anna Troup, Non Executive Director, bought 5,000 shares in the company on the 17th September 2019 at a price of 106.94p. ... Read More

JD Sports announces update on CMA review of Footasylum acquisition

19th September 2019

JD Sports Fashion Plc today provides an update following the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) announcement regarding the Group's acquisition of Footasylum. The CMA has confirmed that it intends to refer its review to Phase 2. Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman of JD Sports Fashion Plc, commented: 'We continue to believe that Footasylum would be a positive addition to the Group, bringing a differentiated customer demographic and fashion-led product range that is complementary to our existing business. ... Read More

hVIVO announces interim results; revenues grow and losses narrow

19th September 2019

hVIVO announced its interim results with revenue up 22% to £5.9m (H1 2018: £4.9 million), and loss for the period coming down from £4.4m to £3.8m. The company highlighted cost cutting and operational efficiencies which support the business turnaround, but cancellations of contracted work had impacted the cash position. ... Read More

Director Deals - India Capital Growth Fund Ltd (IGC)

19th September 2019

Elisabeth Scot, Chairman, bought 15,000 shares in the company on the 18th September 2019 at a price of 72.25p. ... Read More

Kier announces full year results; moves to a loss

19th September 2019

Kier announced its full years with profits of last year at £88.m falling to a loss of £209.2m in 2019. ... Read More

Tate & Lyle enters into full defined benefit pension scheme buy-in with Legal & General

19th September 2019

Tate & Lyle said it had agreed a £930m bulk annuity insurance buy-in with Legal & General Assurance Society for its group pension scheme. The company said the agreement would provide certainty and security for the scheme's affected members and save £20m in annual contributions. The buy-in would secure an insurance asset from Legal & General that fully matched the remaining pension liabilities of the scheme, with the result that Tate & Lyle no longer bears any investment, longevity, interest rate or inflation risk in respect of the scheme. ... Read More

Spudding starts at Petro Matad's Gazelle-1 exploration well

19th September 2019

Mongolian oil explorer Petro Matad Limited said that spudding had started at Gazelle-1 exploration well in eastern Mongolia, a little earlier than previously forecast. Gazelle-1 would be drilled to a total depth of around 2,500 metres and was forecast to take approximately 35 days to drill and log. ... Read More

EVR Holdings announces interims; losses widen

19th September 2019

EVR Holdings grew revenue from £6,831 to £128,432, with loss for the period before taxation growing from ££4.4m to £7.1m. ... Read More

IG Group announces 1st quarter results; favourable market conditions benefit trading

19th September 2019

IG group performed well in the first quarter benefitting from growth in the number of active clients, and from increased client trading activity as a result of the favourable market conditions in August. Revenue in Q1 FY20 was £129.1m, in line with the prior year. ... Read More

Diageo announces in line trading ahead of AGM 2019

19th September 2019

Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive, commented: 'Fiscal 20 has started well as we continue to build on the momentum and consistent progress we are making in the execution of our strategy. ... Read More

Wilmington sees 10% drop in FY Ebitda but 'promising' sales in new year

19th September 2019

Information and education provider Wilmington reported a 9.7% drop in full-year earnings, reflecting previously announced cost increases to support its growth, even as it saw a 1% increase in revenues. Adjusted Ebitda fell 9.7% to £21.5m with Ebita margins at 17.6% while adjusted pre-tax profit fell 11.5% to £19.3m for the 12 months to 30 June 2019. However, revenue rose 1% to £122.5m. ... Read More

Gulf Keystone Petroleum announces Shaikan payment update

19th September 2019

Gulf Keystone confirms that a gross payment of $14.1m ($11.0m net to Gulf Keystone Petroleum) has been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government for Shaikan crude oil sales during June 2019. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com. ... Read More

DeepMatter announces interims; maiden revenue generation

19th September 2019

DeepMatter saw its first period of revenue generation for the combined Group with revenue of £0.22m delivered. The company announced a loss of £1.62m after tax (H1 2018: £0.98m loss), primarily attributed to the one-off costs of the InfoChem acquisition. An equity placing at 2.5 pence per share raised gross cash proceeds of approximately £4.0m during the period. ... Read More

Cabot Energy announces subscription for $350,000

19th September 2019

Cabot Energy is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with High Power Petroleum LLC to raise US$350,000 gross (£280,000), before expenses, by way of a subscription. As announced on 2 September 2019, the Company intends to launch an Open Offer in October 2019, to all shareholders at the proposed open offer price of 3p per share. ... Read More

Next maintains guidance as online sales remain strong in H1

19th September 2019

Retailer Next saw a 2.7% increase in pre-tax profit in the first six months of the year as strong online sales offset the continued slump in retail and left its full-year guidance unchanged. Pre-tax profit climbed to £319.6m from £311.1m a year earlier. Online sales climbed 12.6% to £1004.9m while retail sales dropped 5.5% to £874.3m. ... Read More

Begbies Traynor releases AGM Statement and Trading Update

19th September 2019

Ric Traynor, Executive Chairman, will make a statement on trading at today's Annual General Meeting: 'Revenue and profit growth in the first quarter is in line with our expectations and reflects both the continuing organic development of the group and the contribution from recent acquisitions. ... Read More

Anglo African Oil & Gas announces SNPC cost reimbursements

19th September 2019

Anglo African Oil & Gas has received a further repayment of funds US$600,000 from SNPC, which brings the total funds received in 2019 to US$3.956 million. ... Read More

Argo Blockchain announces new mining hardware installed and operational

19th September 2019

Argo Blockchain, a UK-based provider of enterprise scale cryptocurrency mining services, is pleased to announce that following the installation of 1,000 new Antminer T17 Bitmain mining machines, the total number of machines in production has increased from 5,000 to 6,000. The Company expects to increase its installed base rapidly over the remainder of this year. ... Read More

GAN Announces Agreement with JACK Entertainment LLC

19th September 2019

JACK Entertainment LLC ('JACK') has chosen GAN as their platform to support sports wagering and online casino gaming should enabling legislation and corresponding regulatory approvals come to pass in the jurisdictions where JACK operates. JACK and its affiliates own and operate gaming properties in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Baltimore in addition to racing facilities in Ohio and Kentucky. ... Read More

Symphony International Holdings to invest in eye healthcare provider

19th September 2019

Strategic investment company Symphony International Holdings said it had entered into a transaction for an investment in ASG Hospital Private Limited, a full-service eye healthcare provider with operations in India, Africa and Nepal. The investment would give it a "significant" minority interest in ASG at a cost of less than 5% of NAV. Symphony said it was investing in equal proportion with Foundation Holdings, a global investment firm focused on building sustainable, industry-defining companies in India and GCC's healthcare and education sectors. The investment would be made through a wholly-owned subsidiary of Symphony. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com. ... Read More

Cambridge Cognition interims show revenue drop and losses widen

19th September 2019

Cambridge Cognition announced its interim results this morning with revenue of £2.17m (H1 2018: £2.75m) and the loss before tax widening to £1.74m (H1 2018: £1.02m loss) In H1, sales were lower in the core clinical trials business due to short-term market factors, including a merger of two large customers leading to delays in finalising contracts, reduction in safety testing of two drug classes, and a dip in trial initiations for Alzheimer's drugs. The company's cash balance was £2.06 million at 30 June 2019. Commenting on the results, Matthew Stork, Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Cognition, said: 'As announced in our trading update on 27 August 2019, trading in the core business in H1 has been challenging. ... Read More

City Pubs Group interims show strategy driving sales

19th September 2019

The City Pub Group announced revenue growth in its interim results, up 36% to £27.1m (2018: £20.0m). Like for like sales increased by 2.6% year on year, and adjusted profit before tax was up 19% to £1.9m (2018: £1.6m). The company has continued its strategic expansion with four pubs opened in 2019. ... Read More

FTSE falls flat on strong pound ahead of US rates decision

18th September 2019

As investors await the latest call on US interest rates the FTSE 100 closed broadly flat as strength in the pound weighed on the index. In the US the S&P 500 was down 0.3% to 2,997.18 by 4.30pm UK time. Defence firm Cobham dipped 0.5% to 159.75p as the Government announced a probe into national security concerns over its £4bn takeover by US private equity group Advent International. LARGE AND MID CAP RISERS AND FALLERS DIY group Kingfisher dropped 2.5% to 196.4p after it booked a fall in first-half profit, marred by another poor performance at its French unit. ... Read More

Director Deals - Marlowe PLC (MRL)

18th September 2019

Mark Adams, Financial Director, bought 7,500 shares in the company on the 18th September 2019 at a price of 399.50p. ... Read More

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