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|09Dec16 11:11||RNS||Severn Trent Response to Ancala Announcement|
|07Dec16 04:44||RNS||Comment on Ancala declaring bid won't be increased|
|05Dec16 07:40||RNS||Publication and Posting of Acquisition Document|
|01Dec16 09:37||RNS||Total Voting Rights|
|25Nov16 01:11||RNS||Response to Ancala Offer Document for Dee Valley|
|24Nov16 03:35||RNS||Form 8 (OPD) Dee Valley Group plc|
|24Nov16 02:45||RNS||Publication of Supplementary Prospectus|
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17 Nov 16
"The Fed's Patrick Harker yesterday spelt out just how complex policy on interest rates has now become. Janet Yellen's own testimony this afternoon, which is seen as key to December's FOMC decision, will have to grapple with all the new uncertainties injected by the President-elect, ranging from regressive tax cuts, booming infrastructure spending, financial deregulation and cuts in federal spending. No easy task, even if the markets appear more convinced than ever that the first hike since 2006 will be delivered next month and that this will be the first of a series of such moves over the subsequent 18 or so months as inflation climbs. The recent phase of asset repricing, nevertheless, took a breather yesterday, with all principal markets making only fractional movements. The Dow Jones broke its record run to drift into the red as financials retrenched, while momentum in technology stocks meant the NASDAQ still managed to close modestly up. Asia also put in just marginal movements across the board, as oil prices went lower on weekly data detailing a large rise in inventories, while the Bank of Japan surprised traders with its plans to buy unlimited JGBs at fixed rates in its latest daily market operation. The latter, of course, being seen as it effort to ensure domestic rates do not find themselves shackled to the US T-bill's upward movements. Today, the UK is due to release retail sales figures while the CML provides mortgage lending data; Eurozone inflation numbers are also expected this morning. Clearly the principal event of the day, however, will be Janet Yellen's Testimony on Capitol Hill which is due to commence at 10:00hrs EST and likely overshadow speeches also due from the Fed's William Dudley and Lael Brainard; the US is due to release inflation, weekly jobless claims and export statistics this afternoon as well. Another busy day for UK corporates, with earnings or trading updates scheduled from the likes of CRH (CRH.L), Great Portland Estates (GPOR.L), Johnson Matthey (JMAT.L), Kier Group (KIER.L), Premier Oil (PMO.L), Royal Mail (RMG.L), Shanks (SKS.L), Ted Baker (TED.L), TT Electronics (TTG.L) and Watkin Jones (WJG.L). The FTSE-100 is expected to open virtually unchanged." - Barry Gibb, Research Analyst
21 Jul 16
Despite overnight markets rising again, Europe is more likely to see Brexit-related issues dominate early trading. The FTSE-100 is seen down around 20 points at the opening and ahead of the European Central Bank policy meeting that is due to take place later today. Still awaiting firm evidence of the impact of the UK's vote to leave the EU, the ECB is expected to keep its current €1.8tr stimulus measure unchanged despite President, Mario Draghi, having already suggested it has presented key risk that could knock as much as 0.5% off Eurozone economic growth over the next three years. Some economists, however, consider that any such a decision would be more a reflection of his lacking new options or ideas, rather than confidence that momentum is finally improving. A new caution that suggests clouds are gathering over the UK, comes from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors who released a survey this morning indicating commercial property brokers are now bracing for a downturn in real estate values and rents. The US markets meanwhile continued their long positive run, basking in dollar strength the Dow Jones achieving yet another record close, with all other principal indices also rising as technology stocks reversed Tuesday's sell off to see the NASDAQ put in the strongest individual performance. Asia was also up across the Board, with the Nikkei claiming back twice Wednesday's losses as the Yen hit a six-week low against the US$, dragging Chinese and Australian stocks behind it. Other than the ECB rate decision, the UK is expected to release retail sales and public sector finances data, while Theresa May continues her European tour visiting the French President, Francois Hollande. The corporate calendar is also quite busy, anticipating results or trading statements fromBabcock, Britvic, Daily Mail and General Trust, easyJet, Howden, Premier Foods,SABMiller, SSE, Tate & Lyle and Unilever.
25 May 16
"Equities in London are expected to open higher this morning, tracking sharp overnight gains in the global markets along with rising confidence that the electorate will choose to reject Brexit on June 23rd. The FTSE-100 is seen up some 26 points during early trade. US stocks led the way, with financial and technology shares the most obvious beneficiaries following better than expected housing data, firming oil and fresh investor optimism that June‟s anticipated Fed rate hike will not undermine domestic growth to the extent being suggested by market bears. The net result was for all 10 sectors in the S&P 500 to close higher. Asian markets followed suit, with most of the territories‟ principal indices rising 1% or more. Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund also contributed to the improved mood, putting together a proposal early on Wednesday that clears the way to provide fresh loans for Greece and sets out a basis for the country‟s future debt relief. The European Union also approved Anheuser Busch InBev NV's US$108 billion takeover of rival SABMiller on the understanding that the latter sheds most of its European assets. Investors should look out for details from the EU meeting of finance ministers this morning and results from M&S and Babcock." - Barry Gibb, Research Analyst
23 Feb 15
Severn Trent plc owns a group of companies employing more than 15,000 people across the UK, US and mainland Europe, with some involvement in the Middle East. It supplies water, waste, and utility services throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. The Group offers a range of water purification, sewage treatment and disposal, and recycling services as well as providing utility companies with a range of information technology services and software solutions and engineering consultancy services. Severn Trent plc is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Exceptional trading continues
08 Nov 16
Keywords has announced that the strong trading in localisation and audio services has continued into H216. In particular, the Synthesis business acquired in April continues to benefit from exceptionally strong trading. Full-year results are now expected to be materially ahead of consensus and we upgrade our FY16e EPS by 13%. Erring on the side of caution, we have not changed our FY17 estimates significantly. Nevertheless, we believe the company does have a platform to sustain double-digit earnings growth, and hence medium-/long-term prospects for further share appreciation remain good.
08 Dec 16
Elderstreet stake acquired 02 GENERAL NEWS Globalworth premium In this issue Venture capital firm Draper Esprit has taken a 30.8% stake in venture capital trust manager Elderstreet. Both investment managers focus on the technology sector and they will be able to co-invest. Elderstreet has investments in a number of AIM-quoted companies through its VCTs. The purchase was funded by an issue of Draper Esprit shares worth just over £250,000. Simon Cook, the chief executive of Draper Esprit, is a former partner at Elderstreet so he knows the business and the people who run it, although he did leave more than 14 years ago. Cook has previously acquired portfolios from 3i and Cazenove, two other firms where he has worked. Draper Esprit has an option to acquire the remaining shares in Elderstreet, which has more than £25m under management. Adding Elderstreet to the group enables Draper Esprit to offer investors a range of EIS funds, VCTs and an ISA qualifying listed evergreen patient capital fund. The enlarged group has venture capital assets under management of more than £350m. At the end of September 2016, Draper Esprit had a net asset value of 352p a share, which is similar to the current share price. The June 2016 flotation price was 300p a share. Draper Esprit is quoted on Ireland’s Enterprise Securities Market as well as AIM.
Focused on the long term
08 Dec 16
These are rare events but it is nice to see a management use its public listing advantageously to trade short-term dilution in EPS for the optionality of asymmetric upside in the long term. With over £10m already in the balance sheet, ABD has successfully raised £5.4m gross in a placing and expects to raise another £1m from an offer. We were not surprised to learn that the placing was over 3.5x oversubscribed. How many listed UK companies are positioned to take advantage of the digital revolution in the automotive industry? The additional investment in new people, facilities, products & services should be dilutive to FY2017-18 EPS but this is small price to pay to establish the leading supplier of integrated test, measurement and simulation solutions to the autonomous vehicle industry. Our forecasts assume that growth will accelerate from FY2019. We raise our target price to 575p based on 15x FY2019 EPS, equivalent to Ricardo, the only other UK stock which has embraced the optionalities offered by the technological changes in the automotive industry.
07 Dec 16
Severfield’s (SFR’s) H117 results were well ahead of the previous year; margin performance and order book development cause us to raise our FY17 profit expectations. This combination has also proved to be a catalyst for share price outperformance following the results. Revenue growth and further margin development towards management’s stated aim of doubling FY16 PBT by 2020 can sustain further progress.
N+1 Singer - Waterman Group - Encouraging AGM statement in line with expectations
09 Dec 16
This morning’s AGM Statement confirms that trading in the first four months of the year to 31st October was in line with expectations. Revenue was slightly above the prior year period and cash collection has remained strong. The Group has reiterated its commitment to maintaining a progressive dividend policy. The statement is encouraging and we therefore leave our forecasts unchanged. We note the attractions of a 5% dividend yield and consider the shares inexpensive at 4.5x FY’17 EV/EBITDA.