Grafton Group Appoint Dr. Rosheen McGuckian as Non-Executive Director

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Grafton Group plc (LON: GFTU) has announced the appointment of Dr. Rosheen McGuckian as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1st January 2020. Dr. McGuckian is Chief Executive Officer of NTR plc, an unquoted Irish company that acquires, constructs and manages sustainable infrastructure assets, having been appointed to the role in April 2013. She held a number of other senior management …

TI Fluid Systems plc Announce Ronald Hundzinski as CFO

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TI Fluid Systems plc (LON: TIFS) has announced that Ronald Hundzinski will be the Group’s new Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director of the Company, both effective 6th January 2020. Ron will be joining the Group from Tenneco, Inc. where he is Executive Vice President ‑ Finance. During the prior thirty-five years, he has held a variety of leadership …

GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited Additional Listing

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GCP Infrastructure Investments (LON: GCP), the only UK listed fund focused primarily on investments in UK infrastructure debt has made an application for 299,117 Ordinary Shares of £0.01 each fully paid in the Company to be admitted to the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange. It is expected that these New …

TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC

TalkTalk Telecom Significant increase in profitability through H1

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TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC (LON: TALK) have provided results for the half year to 30th September 2019. Metric H1 FY20IFRS 16 1 H1 FY20Pre-IFRS 16 1 H1 FY19Pre-IFRS 16 1 Headline 2 revenue (ex-Carrier and Off-net) £764m £764m £771m Statutory revenue £792m £792m £822m Headline 2 EBITDA £140m £115m £101m Statutory operating profit £29m £28m £19m Statutory profit before taxation £1m £4m (£4m) Net Debt 3 £1,041m £830m …

Card Factory Plc

Card Factory increased average spend both in stores and online

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Card Factory (LON: CARD), the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts, announced its trading update for the nine months ended 31st October 2019. Key highlights · Year-to-31 October 2019 (“YTD”) Group revenue growth of +5.0% (2019: +3.4%) · Overall YTD Card Factory like-for-like (“LFL”) sales of +0.9% (2019: 0.0%) · Continued store roll out driving additional …

Premier Oil plc generating significant free cash flow

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Premier Oil (LON: PMO) has provided a Trading and Operations Update for the 10 months to 31st October 2019. Highlights · Group production averaged 79.4 kboepd for the period with high operating efficiency of 94%; forecast full year production at upper end of 75-80 kboepd guidance · Catcher Area rates of 69 kboepd (gross) and very high operating efficiency of …

Great Portland Estates strong operational performance

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Great Portland Estates plc (LON: GPOR) has announced the results for the Group for the six months ended 30th September 2019. Highlights1 include: Valuation up 0.8%2, driven by committed developments and rental value growth · Portfolio valuation up 0.8%2 (developments: up 6.0%2) · Rental value growth of 1.0%2 (+1.4% offices, -0.2% retail); yield compression of 1 bp · Total property …

QinetiQ Group delivers profitable growth and progress

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QinetiQ Group (LON: QQ.) have issued results for six months to the 30th September 2019. Statutory results Underlying* results H1 2020 H1 2019^   H1 2020   H1 2019^ Revenue £486.5m £420.3m £486.5m £420.3m Operating profit £68.5m £47.8m £59.7m £51.6m Profit after tax £62.2m £50.1m £52.0m £45.8m Earnings per share 11.0p 8.9p 9.2p 8.1p Interim dividend per share 2.2p 2.1p …

Genus Continued progress with volumes, revenues and adjusted operating profits

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Genus (LON:GNS), a leading global animal genetics company, published the following trading update for the period from 1 July 2019 to 13 November 2019, to coincide with its AGM at 11:00am GMT this morning. Trading, in the four months to 31 October 2019, showed continued progress with volumes, revenues and adjusted operating profits for both PIC and ABS, our porcine and …

FirstGroup Results underpin outlook for full year

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FirstGroup (LON:FGP) has announced its half-year results for the six months to 30 September 2019. Overview Overall first half adjusted trading in line with expectations outlined at start of the financial year, with growth in Group revenue and Adjusted2 operating profit in the period Statutory loss before tax and reported EPS in the first half includes charges for Greyhound impairment and …