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Monday 28 September, 2020

28-Sep-2020 11:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 11:00

FTSE 100 HSBC Holdings 309.13 +9.10% Diageo 2691.50 +6.74% Land Securities Group 520.05 +6.05% Standard Chartered 356.90 +5.
28-Sep-2020 10:02 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 09:00 and 10:00

Overall Market Dalata Hotel Group 226.50 +3.07% Integumen 33.50 +1.52% Scancell Holdings 16.75 +1.52% Palace Capital 187.25
28-Sep-2020 10:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 10:00

FTSE 100 HSBC Holdings 307.83 +8.64% Diageo 2670.25 +5.90% Standard Chartered 354.40 +5.23% Land Securities Group 514.60 +4.
28-Sep-2020 09:44 AM

GetBusy touts ongoing 'robust' performance; completes £2m loan agreement with Silicon Valley B

Document management and task management software GetBusy said its performance had remained 'robust' since the first half of the year. SmartVault's annual contract value from new customers remained around 40% ahead of last year. 'T
28-Sep-2020 09:39 AM

Hermes Pacific Investments narrows annual losses

Investment company Hermes Pacific Investments made a loss of £94,000, which was lower than the loss of £107,000 reported for the previous financial year. The company said its investments in the emerging market sector had performed in line wi
28-Sep-2020 09:25 AM

Crossword first-half losses widen, but sees revenue up 25% this year

Cybersecurity company Crossword said it expected to report revenue growth of 25% this year and a pre-tax loss in line with market expectations. The guidance came as first-half losses widened on higher costs. For the 6 months ended 30 June 2020, pre-t
28-Sep-2020 09:19 AM

Avacta deepens first-half losses on higher R&D costs

Cancer therapies and diagnostics group Avacta reported deeper first-half losses as higher research and development costs offset a rise in revenue. For the six-month period ended 30 June 2020, pre-tax losses widened to £8.1 million from £6.6
28-Sep-2020 09:15 AM

Ceres Power losses widened as increased investment offsets revenue growth

Fuel cell and electrochemical technology company Ceres Power reported a wider losses as further investment into electrolysis for hydrogen offset a rise in revenue. For the 12 months ended 30 June 2020, pre-tax losses widened to £10 million from &p
28-Sep-2020 09:05 AM

Surface Transforms posts first-half loss; reaffirms upgraded sales guidance

Break disc manufacturer Surface Transforms posted a first-half loss after rising sales were offset by R&D spending. The company stuck to its recently upgraded annual sales guidance, citing a strong-than-expected performance this year. Pre-tax losses for
28-Sep-2020 09:02 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 08:00 and 09:00

Overall Market Next Fifteen Communications Group 500.00 +2.35% 4Imprint Group 1973.00 +1.70% Integumen 32.50 +1.56% Purplebricks Group 73.30
28-Sep-2020 09:01 AM

Eddie Stobart Logistics losses widen in H1 as exceptional costs weigh

Logistics group Eddie Stobart Logistics reported wider first-half losses on exceptional losses. For the six months ended 31 May 2020, underlying pre-tax loses widened to £16.3 million from £3.9 million year-on-year as revenue The compa
28-Sep-2020 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 HSBC Holdings 311.90 +10.08% Diageo 2659.50 +5.47% Standard Chartered 355.10 +5.43% Smith (Ds) 289.15 +4.
28-Sep-2020 08:38 AM

Concepta first-half losses widen on higher costs

Healthcare company Concepta reported wider first-half losses on higher costs. For the six months to 30 June 2020, pre-tax losses widened to £1.35 million from £1.33 million year-on-year as revenue fell to £12,707 from £15,717. &a
28-Sep-2020 08:28 AM

Chesnara ups dividend, but swings to loss in H1 as pandemic impact, impairment bite

Insurance company Chesnara raised its interim dividend despite swinging to a pre-tax loss in the first half of the year owing to an impairment charge and losses resulting from the impact of the pandemic. For the six months ended 30 June, pre-tax los
28-Sep-2020 08:21 AM

HSBC jumps after largest shareholder Ping An Asset Management reportedly ups stake

Banking group HSBC rose Monday after its largest shareholder, China's Ping An Asset Management, reportedly upped its stake in the bank, the Financial Times reported. Ping An revealed in an exchange filing late on Friday that it had raised its hold
28-Sep-2020 08:12 AM

Christie sees entire quarter's income lost in H1 on pandemic impact

Professional and financial services provider Christie said an entire quarter's income was lost owing to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the first half of the year. 'Across the Group, in aggregate, approximately 50% of our expected reven
28-Sep-2020 08:01 AM

Instem sees ongoing momentum as first-half profit jumps

IT solutions provider Instem said it expected momentum to continue through the rest of the year after reporting a jump in first-half profit. For the six months ended 30 June 2020, pre-tax profit rose to £1.9 million from £0.4 million year-o
28-Sep-2020 07:55 AM

Bahamas Petroleum losses deepen; touts cash flow growth

Oil and gas company Bahamas Petroleum said it expected to grow cash flows on increased production next year after reporting wider first-half losses as higher costs weighed on performance. For the six months ended 30 June 2020, net losses widened to $2.2
28-Sep-2020 07:52 AM

Norman Broadbent posts small loss as pandemic weighs on fee income

Executive recruitment consultancy Norman Broadbent posted a small first-half loss after the Covid-19 crisis weighed on fee income. Pre-tax losses for the six months through June amounted to £0.05 million, compared to a profit of £0.02 million
28-Sep-2020 07:42 AM

Numis forecasts 'materially higher' annual profit as revenue jumps

Investment banking and broking group Numis said it expected to post a 'materially higher' annual profit amid a jump in revenue Revenue for the year through September was expected to be in excess of £150 million, up from £111.6 milli
28-Sep-2020 07:41 AM

ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments maintains dividend on higher profit rises in

ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments maintained its dividend follownig a rise in first-half profit. For the six months ended 31 July 2020, pre-tax profit rose to 3.7 million from £2.7 million year-on-year, while income rose to &p
28-Sep-2020 07:32 AM

Van Elle says August revenue at around 80% of pre-Covid levels

Engineering group Van Elle said operations had continued to improve since its last market update, with revenue in August at around 80% of normal pre-Covid levels. In a trading update for its annual general meeting, Van Elle said it had seen further progr
28-Sep-2020 07:30 AM

Fulham Shore expects no material impact from government curfew; sees annual revenue up 7.2%

Restaurant operator Fulham Shore said it expected revenue to grow 7.2% to £68.6 million for the year ended 29 March and added that the government curfew on restaurants and bars would not have a material impact on performance. The company also delay
28-Sep-2020 07:25 AM

Reach profit drops 57%; says performing 'materially ahead' of expectations

'Daily Mirror' and 'Daily Express' newspaper publisher Reach booked a 57% drop in first-half profit as the pandemic hit sales already under pressure from a structural migration of readers online. Pre-tax profit for the six months thro
28-Sep-2020 07:11 AM

Diageo sees improved outlook amid stronger performance in US business

Alcoholic drinks maker Diageo said its outlook for first half of its 2021 financial year had improved since the previous year's end, citing particular strength at its US business. 'Compared to the first half of fiscal 2020, we still expect low
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