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London close: FTSE 100 dragged down by banks and miners

London close: FTSE 100 dragged down by banks and miners

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Banks and miners led the FTSE to a lower close Friday, in a session awash with blue-chip news including disappointing annual results from Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Charter... [more]

Small cap news round-up

Small cap news round-up

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Africa and Europe-focused upstream gas company Sound Energy upstream said the third Tendrara well, TE-8, has been drilled to the first casing point at a measured depth (MD) of 461m.... [more]

Berenberg downgrades Goldman Sachs as Trump rally 'may have peaked'

Berenberg downgrades Goldman Sachs as Trump rally 'may have peaked'

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Goldman Sachs has been downgraded to 'sell' by Berenberg as the German bank indicated its belief that the investment banking behemoth's stock is now overvalued and that it could fac... [more]

AstraZeneca receives positive CHMP recommendation for hyperkalaemia drug

AstraZeneca receives positive CHMP recommendation for hyperkalaemia drug

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - AstraZeneca has received a positive recommendation for its treatment of a condition caused by cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases. Following the FTSE 100 drug company's ong... [more]

Heathrow pre-tax profit surges as it prepares for expansion

Heathrow pre-tax profit surges as it prepares for expansion

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Heathrow posted its results for the 2016 calendar year on Friday, with revenue rising 1.5% to £2.81bn and adjusted EBITDA improving 4.8% to £1.68bn. The private consortium-held airp... [more]

Sound Energy says TE-8 well drilled to first casing point

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Africa- and Europe-focused upstream gas company Sound Energy upstream said the third Tendrara well, TE-8, has been drilled to the first casing point at a measured depth (MD) of 461m... [more]

Results round-up: RBS, IAG, Pearson, Standard Life

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland fell on Friday after it said losses widened in the year to 31 December - its ninth consecutive loss - as it was hit by legacy issues. RBS reported a... [more]

Broker tips: National Express, Drax, BAE Systems

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investec has upgraded National Express to 'buy' from 'hold' and hiked the price target to 385p from 335p. The brokerage said it is turning positive to reflect higher expectations fr... [more]

Cambridge Cognition, Takeda team up for depressive-disorder study

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Cambridge Cognition rose more than 9% on news it has teamed with Japanese pharmaceutical Takeda to pilot the use of an Apple Watch app to monitor and assess cognitive func... [more]

Foresight acquires Sandridge solar farm

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Foresight Solar Fund announced the completion of its second largest acquisition to date and its second acquisition of 2017 on Friday, a 100% interest in a 49.6 MW operational UK sol... [more]

Atlantis Resources on the up as turbine successfully exports power

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in tidal power company Atlantis Resources rose on Friday as its turbine has successfully exported power to the grid in Scotland and has operated at full capacity. The AIM-lis... [more]

Candover NAV drops as it pays down debt

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Candover Investments issued its preliminary unaudited results for the year to31 December on Friday, with a net asset value per share of 163p, which represented a 10% increase over t... [more]

Audioboom continues squeeze-out to acquire SONR

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Audioboom confirmed on Friday that it had received a further acceptance of its offer to purchase the entire issued share capital of SONR News, following its announcements on 25 Janu... [more]

PowerHouse demonstration unit to be sited at Thornton Science Park

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - PowerHouse Energy updated the market on the movement of its G3-UHt ultra-high temperature demonstration gasification system on Friday, which was enroute from Australia to the UK, mo... [more]

Edenville Energy relinquishes uranium prospecting licence

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Edenville Energy announced on Friday that as it was now concentrating on advancing activities at its Rukwa coal deposit, its exploration prospecting licence for uranium had been rel... [more]

Savannah Resources reduces FY loss after productive 2016

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Savannah Resources has almost halved its full-year pre-tax loss to £1.8m, from a loss of £3.1m, after a productive 12-month period that had enabled it to start 2017 with three proje... [more]

Webis agrees term loan in bid to consolidate, lift number of operating licences

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Webis Holdings are down more than 8% after it agreed a term loan on behalf of Watch & Wager Inc (W&W) for $500,000 from Galloway Ltd, as part of its strategy to consolidat... [more]

Coats Group lifts FY pre-tax profit amid market volatility, pricing pressures

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Coats Group are down almost 5% after it posted a rise in full-year pre-tax profit, in a 12-month period characterised by uncertainty, volatility and pricing pressures. Pre... [more]

Beowulf Mining frustrated by Kallak North exploration concession process

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Beowulf Mining's shares rose almost 7% after saying it remains hopeful it will be issued an exploration concession for the Kallak North project, but is frustrated with a now four-ye... [more]

Cloudtag's shares plunge after £975,000 subscription, Nomad resignation

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Cloudtag plunged more than 30% as it said its nominated adviser had resigned, and that it has raised £975,000 in a subscription at 3.75p a share. The subscription, for 26m... [more]

Google's self-driving car operation accuses Uber of technology 'theft'

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies has been accused of theft from Google's self-driving technology company, Waymo. Alphabet, the parent company of Google and Waymo, filed a lega... [more]

Idox reports strong start to new financial year, in line with its views

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Idox rose almost 4% after reporting a strong start to the new financial year, in line with its expectations. The supplier of information management software solutions said... [more]

Palace Capital sells Stockport, Leeds properties for £3.7m

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Property investor Palace Capital has sold a warehouse in Stockport and an office building in Leeds for a combined £3.7m. The AIM-listed company sold vacant freehold of Allen House i... [more]

CPL Resources issues a number of incentive shares

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - CPL Resources announced on Friday that application had been made to the Irish Stock Exchange and to the London Stock Exchange for 330,697 new ordinary shares to be admitted to tradi... [more]

Ascent Resources issues 200k conversion shares

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - European oil and gas exploration and production company Ascent Resources announced on Friday that received a notice of exercise to convert 1,831 convertible loan notes of £1 each, w... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Incyte Corp. 131.21 7.59 22:04
Intuit Inc. 128.01 6.06 22:10
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 99.82 2.58 21:45
Dollar Tree Inc 79.41 2.37 22:10
Paychex Inc. 61.81 2.32 21:30

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Baidu Inc. 175.17 -5.13 22:02
Liberty Global Plc Lilac Class A 25.31 -3.14 21:15
Liberty Global Plc Lilac Class C 25.27 -3.07 21:15
Shire Plc Ads 181.29 -2.24 21:15
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. 87.51 -1.99 22:10