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Wednesday 29 February, 2012

29-Feb-2012 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 28.25 22.83% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 27.88 2.31% CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 767.00 2.13% INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 2315.00
29-Feb-2012 05:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

PLUS Market Early Equity plc 0.47 25.00% Barclays Bank plc - Notes 32.00 6.67% General Medical Clinics plc 17.50 1.45% Webb Capital plc 6.00
29-Feb-2012 04:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 15:00 and 16:00

Overall Market OXFORD TECHNOLOGY 4 VENTURE CAPITAL 43.50 19.18% LOMBARD RISK MANAGEMENT PLC ORD 0.5 11.00 11.34% LEGENDARY INVESTMENTS PLC ORD 0.1P 0.19 5.56% SNACKTIME PLC ORD 2P 41.00
29-Feb-2012 04:23 PM

Orsu reveals positive results from Karchiga DFS

Orsu Metals Corporation has revealed positive results of a definitive feasibility study for its 94.75%-owned Karchiga volcanogenic massive sulphide copper project in Kazakhstan. The purpose of the DFS was to determine the viability of open pit copper m
29-Feb-2012 04:03 PM

Amerisur completes work-over on Colombia well

Amerisur Resources has completed a work-over on its Platanillo-2 well in Colombia. Amerisur said the poor zonal isolation across the N sand interval was successfully repaired by way of a cement squeeze and the zone was subsequently perforated using a d
29-Feb-2012 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 26.88 16.87% CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 770.75 2.63% BUNZL PLC ORD 32 1/7P 965.50 2.22% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1944.00
29-Feb-2012 03:51 PM

Total Produce schedules FY results

Total Produce will announce its preliminary results for the year to the end of December on 6 March. At 3:51pm: (LON:TOT) share price was 0p at 35p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
29-Feb-2012 03:43 PM

Geo Genesis pre-tax profits fall

Pre-tax profits at Geo Genesis fell to $232,051 for the year to the end of September - down from $1.4m last time. The company said it had anticipated strong returns from its seed investment and advisory commission on Santaro Interactive Entertainment Co
29-Feb-2012 03:32 PM

US crude oil inventories rise by 4.2m barrels

US commercial crude oil inventories rose by 4.2 million barrels to 344.9 million in the week ending 24 February. The US Energy Information Administration says crude oil inventories are in the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. Tot
29-Feb-2012 03:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 14:00 and 15:00

Overall Market DEO PETROLEUM PLC ORD 1P 31.25 8.70% ENVIRONMENTAL RECYCLING TECH. PLC O 2.33 8.37% RUSPETRO PLC ORD 10P 180.38 7.77% FINDEL PLC ORD 5P 3.80
29-Feb-2012 03:21 PM

US OIl and Gas losses narrow

Pre-tax losses at US Oil and Gas fell to $174,694 in the year to the end of September - down from $340,785 last time. The company said a competent person's report commissioned by US Oil's wholly-owned subsidiary, Major Oil International
29-Feb-2012 03:12 PM

MRSK transfers management of unit to ERDF Vostok

Russia electricity distributor MRSK has transferred the management of its Siberian-based subsidiary, Tomsk Distribution Co, to �?lectricit�© R�©seau Distribution France Vostok until the end of 2019. ERDF Vostok will take on the operational mana
29-Feb-2012 03:00 PM

PPC high voltage tariffs to rise by around 7%

Public Power Corporation's high voltage tariffs will increase by around 7% this year after being stable since July 2008. The company clarified the new tariffs following recent press reports. PPC pointed out that international fuel prices - natural
29-Feb-2012 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 27.25 18.48% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1958.00 2.73% LONMIN PLC ORD SHS USD1 1135.00 2.71% BUNZL PLC ORD 32 1/7P 967.75
29-Feb-2012 02:51 PM

Chicago PMI rises to 64.0

The Chicago Institute for Supply Management's business barometer rose to 64.0 in February - its highest level for 10 months. The barometer also market a 29th month of expansion and its fourth consecutive month above 60. The barometer stood at 60.2
29-Feb-2012 02:41 PM

Sony starts roll-out of new smartphone

Sony Mobile Communications started the roll-out of its new smartphone - Xperia S - at the Sony Store in Barcelona this morning (29 February). The award-winning handset, which was first introduced at CES in Las Vegas in January and showcased at Mobile Wo
29-Feb-2012 02:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 13:00 and 14:00

Overall Market ALEXANDER DAVID SECURITIES GROUP PL 0.18 20.00% VPHASE PLC ORD 0.25P 0.73 15.87% SOFIA PROPERTY FUND LD ORD NPV 1.38 15.00% KINGSWALK INVESTMENTS LD ORD 1P 0.83
29-Feb-2012 02:27 PM

DTEK agrees $110m revolving credit

DTEK signed an agreement with Ukrsotsbank on a three-year $110m multicurrency revolving line of credit. Proceeds will be used for working capital. Chief financial officer Vsevolod Starukhin said: "DTEK is actively cooperating with both local and
29-Feb-2012 02:24 PM

Broker News & Views

Numis has upgraded ITV from add to buy, target price raised from 86p to 100p, while Shore Capital has upgraded National Express Group from hold to buy. Shore Capital downgrades Go-Ahead Group from hold to sell. Numis downgrades Taylor Wimpey from buy to
29-Feb-2012 02:23 PM

Heritage Oil buys back shares

Heritage Oil has bought back 50,000 ordinary shares at 185.0p apiece to be held in treasury. Heritage Oil plc holds 33,556,107 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 256,191,923 ordinary Shares in issue as well as 2,811,408 exchangeable shares of no par v
29-Feb-2012 02:00 PM

Alternative Energy pre-tax losses rise

Alternative Energy posts pre-tax losses of %4.0m for the year to the end of August - up from $3.6m a year ago. Revenues rose to $52,826 - up from $658 - while gross profits increased to $7,369 from $62. Chairman Christopher Nightingale said the financia
29-Feb-2012 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 29.00 26.09% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1957.00 2.68% LONMIN PLC ORD SHS USD1 1134.00 2.62% CAPITA PLC ORD 2.066666P 770.25
29-Feb-2012 01:52 PM

Credit markets hit by crisis 'cures', says LGIM

Some of the problems faced by credit markets were inadvertently created by well-meaning policy makers, according to Legal & General Investment Management�€?s credit strategist Ben Bennett. He said that when the credit crisis hit, policy makers cut i
29-Feb-2012 01:38 PM

US GDP price index up 1.1%

The price index for gross domestic purchases, which measures prices paid by US residents, increased 1.1% in the fourth quarter. The Bureau of Economic Analysis says this 0.3 percentage point more than in the advance estimate. The index increased 2.0% i
29-Feb-2012 01:36 PM

US GDP growth revised up to 3%

US gross domestic product for the fourth quarter has been revised up to an annual rate of 3.0%, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis This is up from 1.8% in the third quarter. The latest estimate is based on more complete source data than were a

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