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.
"The group's targeted investment in customer growth is driving both our Saga branded policy count and cruise bookings," the group said
Companies need to move to a more balanced capital allocation approach, make cautious input assumptions and invest in strong market fundamentals. They need to move with the changing world, HSBC said, adding that the risks of not investing in new technology and not recognising rising environmental, social and governance...
"These early results from Greatland's first and ongoing exploration campaign at Black Hills far exceed our initial expectations," said CEO, Gervaise Heddle
"In light of strong order book cover and improved performance, the board's outlook for FY 2018 remains positive, with expectations unchanged. As previously highlighted, we expect a stronger contribution from Countermeasures and scheduled reductions in Energetics"
Acquired companies are blossoming under Shearwater's management. This year the acquisitive company has bought Crystal IT Services and GeoLang Holdings
The new facilities are more expensive than the ones they replace
"Trading remains in line with overall budgets and the group is well-positioned to meet current market expectations for the full year," said the CEO, Ken Greetham
AIMS already has a significant interest in the company, owning a total of 2.35mln depositary interests, equivalent to around 11.26% of the shares in the company
Our Stockpot editor has been off the boil for a while, lazing on the beach and what-not but he is back on the case now and will have some updates soon - unless he gets distracted by the World Cup. In the meantime, here is a recap of the virtual portfolios that are being trialled in this column.
Stockpot is running three virtual portfolios based on the idea of momentum investing - investing in stocks that are rising sharply. Next week, we will look at how the big caps and mid-caps did but this week we look at the horror story that is ... the tiddlers!
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.