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Wednesday 31 July, 2019

31-Jul-2019 09:40 AM

Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on International Personal Finance PLC

Shore Capital today upgrades its investment rating on International Personal Finance PLC (LON:IPF) to buy (from hold). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk...
31-Jul-2019 09:39 AM

Midatech Pharma appoints Frederic Duchesne non-executive director

Research and development biotechnology company Midatech Pharma said it had appointed Frederic Duchesne to the board as a non-executive director with immediate effect. Duchesne was previously president and CEO of the pharmaceuticals division of Pierre Fab
31-Jul-2019 09:32 AM

Ibstock lines up additional dividend despite profits falling 17% in H1

Ibstock said it would an additional dividend despite reporting a fall in profits blaming one-off costs and tougher comparisons. The company also announced the acquisition of Longley Concrete. For the six-month period ended 30 June 2019, pre-tax profi
31-Jul-2019 09:30 AM

Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Next PLC

Liberum Capital today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Next PLC (LON:NXT) and raised its price target to 6500p (from 6100p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk...
31-Jul-2019 09:25 AM

Computacenter expects profits 'materially ahead' of market expectations

Computacenter upgraded its outlook on full-year performance following a 'strong' start to the year and expectations for improved performance in the second half of the year. The company said it expected performance for the financial year 2019
31-Jul-2019 09:20 AM

Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Serco Group PLC

Liberum Capital today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Serco Group PLC (LON:SRP) and raised its price target to 170p (from 150p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk...
31-Jul-2019 09:12 AM

Centamin raises dividend despite profits falling by more than a quarter

Centamin raised its interim dividend despite reporting a fall in profits as sales of gold slipped in the first half of the year. The company declared an interim dividend of US$46.2m, 4.0 US cents per share. 'The Board's decision to increase
31-Jul-2019 09:10 AM

Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on 4imprint Group PLC

Liberum Capital today reaffirms its hold investment rating on 4imprint Group PLC (LON:FOUR) and raised its price target to 2800p (from 2500p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk...
31-Jul-2019 09:02 AM

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

Overall Market Countrywide 5.23 +6.52% Feedback 1.82 +2.82% Integumen Ord 1p 1.92 +2.13% Metro Bank 347.90
31-Jul-2019 09:00 AM

Glencore copper output falls on underperformance in Africa; flags $350m hit on cobalt business

Glencore reported a fall in copper output in the first half of the year, led by weaker-than-expected performance in its African copper business and the miner also flagged a $350m hit on its cobalt business following a drop in prices. First-half copper ou
31-Jul-2019 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 Next 6039.00 +7.53% Rentokil Initial 425.65 +3.26% Smith & Nephew 1916.50 +2.90% Evraz 680.00
31-Jul-2019 09:00 AM

Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Keywords Studios

Liberum Capital today downgrades its investment rating on Keywords Studios (LON:KWS) to hold (from buy) and raised its price target to 1700p (from 1415p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk.
31-Jul-2019 08:57 AM

PRS REIT pays Q4 dividend of 2p per share

Real-estate investment trust PRS REIT said it would pay an interim dividend of 2p per ordinary share for the fourth-quarter period covering 1 April to 30 June 2019. The dividend, which the firm said was a non-property income distribution, would be paid a
31-Jul-2019 08:53 AM

Rentokil posts increases in H1 revenue, profit, leaves FY guidance unchanged

Pest control company Rentokil saw increases in revenue and operating profit in the first half of 2019 and left its full-year guidance unchanged as it confirmed the sale of its stake in CWS-boco. Organic revenue rose 4.2% to £49.2m, which the compan
31-Jul-2019 08:50 AM

Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Cineworld Group PLC

Peel Hunt today upgrades its investment rating on Cineworld Group PLC (LON:CINE) to buy (from add) and cut its price target to 300p (from 320p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk...
31-Jul-2019 08:47 AM

Direct Line profits fall on weaker premiums

Insurer Direct Line reported a fall in pre-tax profits as lower average premiums in motor and lower partnership volumes weighed on overall premiums. For the 6 months ended 30 June, pre-tax profits fell to £261.3m from 292.8m as gross written pre
31-Jul-2019 08:40 AM

Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Antofagasta PLC

Peel Hunt today reaffirms its hold investment rating on Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) and raised its price target to 950p (from 935p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk...
31-Jul-2019 08:37 AM

St James's Place sees drop in H1 net inflows

Wealth management group St. James's Place said "challenging external factors" weighed on new inflows in the first six months of 2019. Net inflows of funds were £4.4bn in the first half of 2019, down from £5.2bn a year earlier.
31-Jul-2019 08:34 AM

Evraz steel output flat, but sales rise on higher demand in Q2

Evraz said second-quarter steel output was flat quarter-on-quarter, but sales rose 7.7% on higher demand. Total steel product sales rose by 7.7% QoQ, driven by higher demand, with sales of finished products up 10.1% due to higher sales of construction p
31-Jul-2019 08:30 AM

3i Group net assets rise in Q1 on good growth in private equity portfolio

Private equity and infrastructure investor 3i Group reported a rise in fiscal first-quarter net assets, led by good growth in its private equity portfolio. For the three months to 30 June, net asset value per share rose to 864p from 815p seen in the pre
31-Jul-2019 08:30 AM

Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Future PLC

Peel Hunt today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Future PLC (LON:FUTR) and raised its price target to 1270p (from 1200p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk...
31-Jul-2019 08:20 AM

Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Sanne Group Plc

Berenberg today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Sanne Group Plc (LON:SNN) and cut its price target to 650p (from 800p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk...
31-Jul-2019 08:16 AM

Man Group sees 5% rise in H1 AUM

Hedge fund group Man Group said its assets under management increased 5% in the first half of 2019 amid strong absolute performance from its quant alternative strategies, however outflows were higher year on year. In the six months to 30 June 2019, the
31-Jul-2019 08:10 AM

Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on ASOS Plc

Berenberg today downgrades its investment rating on ASOS Plc (LON:ASC) to hold (from buy) and cut its price target to 2500p (from 4000p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk...
31-Jul-2019 08:04 AM

BAE Systems profits jump amid operational improvements

Defence company BAE Systems reported a jump in half-yearly profits as ongoing operational improvements helped bolster performance For the six months ended 30 June, pre-tax profits jumped to £776m, from £571m a year earlier as revenue grew 4%

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