Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC

Spirax-Sarco Engineering remain focused on strategies for growth

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Spirax-Sarco Engineering (LON:SPX), the world leader in the control and efficient use of steam, peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies, and a leading provider of electric thermal solutions, issues the following trading update in respect of the four month period ended 31st October 2019.  Economic environment The global macro-economic environment remains subdued with the latest forecast for Global Industrial Production …

Smiths Group Continuing Operations up 11%

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Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) today announced that management expectations for the full year remain unchanged, based on its first quarter performance. Revenue for the three months ended 31 October for Continuing Operations1 was up 11% on an underlying2 basis. This reflected: ·      Continued good growth in John Crane in both original equipment and aftermarket. ·      Strong growth in Smiths Detection, helped by previously announced contract …

British Land company plc

British Land Company make further progress on mixed use strategy

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British Land Company (LON:BLND) has today announced its Half Year results. Chris Grigg, Chief Executive said: “Our operational performance has been good and we made further progress on our mixed use strategy, including a resolution to grant planning for a new urban centre at Canada Water in London.  We continue to deliver space that our customers want, with 1.3m sq ft of …

Taylor Wimpey continue to see good demand for homes with a strong order book

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Taylor Wimpey (LON:TW) has provided its trading statement. Overview Pete Redfern, Chief Executive, commented: “We are on track to deliver full year 2019 results in line with our expectations driven by an industry-leading sales rate. In spite of wider political and economic uncertainty, housing market conditions have remained resilient. We are focused on the delivery of the highest service and build …

SSE progressing well in the execution of its low-carbon strategy

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SSE (LON:SSE) has announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2019. Headlines Headline half year results exclude SSE Energy Services and Gas Production assets held for sale: The results below reflect the reinstatement of the Capacity Market following approval by the European Commission and therefore include c.£110m of GB Capacity Market payments in respect of the period …

Coca Cola HBC AG deliver strong performance in Q3

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Coca-Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH), a leading bottler of the brands of The Coca-Cola Company, today announced its 2019 Q3 trading update. Third quarter highlights Solid performance in a quarter where poor weather impacted industry volumes in our geographies. FX-neutral revenue growth of 3.4%, or 2.3% excluding the impact of the Bambi acquisition. Continued strong progress on our key areas of strategic …

Unilever Chairman Marijn Dekkers steps down; Nils Andersen appointed

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Unilever (LON:ULVR) has announced that Marijn Dekkers has decided to step down as Chairman of the Board with immediate effect. Nils Andersen, Non-Executive Director, has been appointed by the Board to succeed Marijn as Chairman of Unilever. Marijn, who was appointed as Chairman of Unilever in April 2016, has chosen to stand down as Chairman so that he can focus …

Anglo American plc

Anglo American hosting analyst and investor visit on Bulks business

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Anglo American (LON:AAL) is this week hosting an analyst and investor visit to Queensland, Australia to provide a detailed update on Anglo American’s Bulks businesses. The update will cover Anglo American’s world-class steelmaking ingredient businesses of Kumba Iron Ore, Minas-Rio, and the Metallurgical Coal operations in Australia, as well as its nickel and export thermal coal operations. Seamus French, CEO …

ITV on track to deliver full year guidance

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ITV (LON:ITV) has provided its Q3 Trading Update for the 9 months to 30 September 2019. Carolyn McCall, ITV Chief Executive, said: “ITV’s overall performance for the first nine months of 2019 was as we expected, and although the economic environment continues to be uncertain, we are making good progress in executing our strategy. We have successfully launched BritBox and are encouraged by …

Meggitt update on Q3 trading

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Meggitt (LON:MGGT), a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, announced its third quarter trading update and an upgrade to its revenue guidance for the year to 31 December 2019. Trading in the third quarter was stronger than previously anticipated, with overall organic revenue growth of 11%, driven by all …