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FTSE 100 movers: RBS tops the leaders after surprise H1 profit

RBS delivered a better-than-expected first half operating performance, but said no one at the 80% taxpayer-owned bank was "complacent about the challenges ahead".
[5 Hours Ago]

FTSE 250 movers: Carillion and Balfour lead on merger talk

Both Carillion and Balfour Beatty leapt after they confirmed rumours they are in discussions about a possible merger. The preliminary talks are to develop a strategy and outline a business plan for a combined entity, which it said would be "underpinned by the evaluation of achievable synergies, future financing arrangements and a number of other essential supporting workstreams".
[6 Hours Ago]

FTSE 100 movers: Reed Elsevier leads risers

Reed Elsevier was the top riser after it reported a 4% increase in half year revenue at constant currency and a 5% increase in the dividend.
[Yesterday 16:06]

FTSE 250 movers: Howden Joinery rises on strong first half

First-half results from Howden Joinery received a warm welcome from the market as the kitchen and joinery products group delivered a decent jump in interim profits and reported a strong start to the second half. Howden-branded UK depots generated revenue of 428.2m in the first half, up 11.6%, helped by the opening of 17 new depots, taking the total to 576.
[Yesterday 15:26]

FTSE 250 movers: Renishaw surges as investors celebrate strong finish to year

Renishaw's market value increased by almost a fifth on Wednesday as the engineering company delivered an all-time high annual revenue of 355.5m in the year to June 30th after a record fourth quarter. Numis upgraded the stock from 'hold' to 'add' today, helping the stock rise 19% by the afternoon.
[Wed 14:37]

FTSE 100 movers: GlaxoSmithKline shares tank as drugmaker lowers outlook

The share price ofGlaxoSmithKline tanked 6% on Wednesday afternoon, leading the fallers on the FTSE 100, as the drugmaker disappointed with a 4% drop in quarterly sales to 5.6bn and lowered its full-year outlook. It now expects to deliver 2014 full-year core earnings per share "broadly similar to last year", down from its previous estimate of 4-8% growth.
[Wed 14:31]

FTSE 250 movers: IG Group rises on increased divi payment

IG Group leapt following what broker Numis Securities termed a "substantial" increase in its dividend payment, up 28% to 22.4p. The financial spread betting firm reported a 2.4% rise in full-year trading revenue to 370.4m. Numis kept its 'add' rating on the stock with a target price of 665p.
[Tue 15:59]

FTSE 100 movers: ARM leads the charge after strong Q2

Chip designer ARM Holdings was a high riser as it delivered a confident outlook, hailing a "healthy pipeline of opportunities" after strong licensing results helped profits beat expectations in the second quarter. The tech group, which makes processors for smartphones and tablets, said pre-tax profit in the six months to June 30th rose 9% year-on-year to 94.2m, ahead of the 91m estimated by analysts.
[Tue 15:53]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners show resilience amid global tensions

Miners Fresnillo and Antofagasta were showing resilience despite the mounting tensions seen in both Russia and Gaza over the past few days.
[Mon 15:55]

FTSE 250 movers: Hochschild lifted by rating, Bellway falls

Housebuilder Bellway, which had its 'hold' rating reiterated by Deutsche Bank.
[Mon 15:32]



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