John has been covering financial markets since before the FTSE 100 existed, starting out on the Industries and Commodities team at Dun & Bradstreet, before moving on to Datastream, where he was head of the news team for several years. After a succession of management roles at Thomson Reuters he returned to front-line journalism in 2006. Prior to joining Proactive Investors he was managing editor at Sharecast.
Environmentalists swill say it does not go far enough but it is a start
Group system sales were up 18.3% year-on-year in the first quarter. The pizza delivery outfit now has 541 stores live with global positioning satellite capabilities
Seeing Machines' FOVIO driver monitoring platform uses advanced machine vision technology to precisely measure and analyse head pose, eyelid movements and eye-gaze under a full spectrum of demanding lighting conditions, including through sunglasses
It's less than a week since it issued a brief trading statement at the time of its announcement about the resignation of its chief financial officer, so today's AGM statement contained few surprises
Redcentric has won a large framework agreement with a range of public sector rganisations across the Yorkshire and Humber region. The agreement could be worth £15-20m revenue a year in due course.
Co-founder of the company that bears his name, Dr Raymond Akers was executive chairman and also the company's chief scientific officer
Directa Plus believes it has the highest number of graphene-enhanced end products for purchase by its customers than any other graphene producer
While other parts of the business have continued to grow, albeit against soft comparatives a year ago, the Composites and Defence Systems business has continued its recent declining trend
Plus500 continues to shine for the virtual portfolio while new entrant Strix Group has got off to a solid start. Since its inception, the portfolio has outperformed the FTSE 100 index.
Somero must be an expert at the Hokey-Cokey as it has been a case of "in-out, in-out" and now in again in terms of membership of the virtual portfolio that looks to identify small caps capable of growing dividends. Also making the cut is a kettle safety controls designer.
John Harrington runs a stock screen using the principles of investment guru Geraldine Weiss and finds a couple of stocks that look they might be cheap on an historical basis
A long overdue revisiting of the "Dividends don't lie" stock-picking formula highlights an unwise dalliance with a company whose dividends had stopped growing