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The top tier closed slightly higher on Thursday, as a strong performance by Smith & Nephew was offset by losses amongst the mining sector.
The top tier closed slightly higher on Thursday, as a strong performance by Smith & Nephew was offset by losses amongst the mining sector. 14 hours ago
Medical devices maker Smith & Nephew rose strongly after it posted a 3% increase in both revenue and profit for the third quarter, thanks to an improvement in its emerging and international markets units, recent product launches and investment in the sales force. On an underlying basis, turnover climbed from $1,027m to $1,148m, thanks to its Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities divisions, which benefitted from recent product launches and investment in the US sales force. 14 hours ago
Oil stocks led the downside, thanks to a combination of declining Brent crude prices and comments out of analysts at Deutsche Bank. 14 hours ago
Heavy falls in the resource sectors on a stronger dollar ensured that London's stock market was firmly in the red on Tuesday, after the withdrawal of stimulus by the Federal Reserve. 19 hours ago
London's stock exchange opened more or less flat on Thursday as heavy falls from mining stocks and BT offset gains from Barclays and St James's Place. 22 hours ago
London-listed stocks are set for a modest gain on Thursday morning, after the Federal Reserve surprised no one with its decision to terminate its third round of quantitative easing. 22 hours ago
Even though GDP figures were not as good as last quarter, they still matched expectations. How does this affect our forex trades on the pound sterling against the US dollar, a trade traders call 'Cable'.
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When I think of WH Smith’s (SMWH) I think of a familiar friend on the high street selling magazines, stationery and, in the good old days, 12-inch records from top 80s bands.
What I don’t think of is a rocket-powered growth machine, relentlessly driving earnings and dividends per share upwards every year. But in recent years that is exactly what it’s become.
2014 has seen a rush of companies looking to float on the London Stock Exchange. But while many recent initial public offers (IPOs) in London have looked overvalued, the flotation of luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo (CHOO) looks a little different.
On the whole by the time the ‘little investor’ gets a chance to become involved, returns are normally skinny or end up losing money as many IPOs recently have soon traded below their initial offer price.
Defence and security business Cohort (CHRT) has made its second earnings-enhancing acquisition in the current financial year. The latest acquisition is expected to enhance 2015-16 earnings by 15%.
AIM-quoted Cohort sold its space business earlier this year and that gave it a cash pile to finance acquisitions.