Sterling Rises Vs Dollar After Fed Minutes, UK Data
1014 GMT - Sterling rises to a three-month high against the
dollar after Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting minutes signalled
a slowdown in policy tightening and U.K. purchasing managers' index
data beat expectations, Ebury says. The dollar falls after the
Fed's minutes on Wednesday showed most Fed members expect the pace
of interest rate rises to slow soon, Ebury strategist Matthew Ryan
says in a note. "This, combined with stronger-than=expected U.K.
macroeconomic data gave sterling a leg up." While U.K. PMI data
continued to show a contraction in manufacturing and services
activity, it was "far from levels that would suggest a deep
downturn is in the offing," Ryan says. GBP/USD rises 0.4% to
1.2109, having earlier hit 1.2114, according to FactSet.
Kingfisher Cuts FY 2023 Profit Views Amid Higher Investments
Kingfisher PLC said Thursday that profit for fiscal 2023 is
expected to be lower than previously guided as the company
increased investments and expenses.
Intertek Revenue Rose in 2H to Date; Sees 2022 Earnings
Intertek Group PLC said Thursday that it is on track to deliver
its full-year targets after booking 8.5% revenue growth at constant
currency in the period from July to the end of October.
Dr. Martens 1H Pretax Profit Fell on Higher Costs; Boosts
Dr. Martens PLC said Thursday that pretax profit for the first
half of fiscal 2023 fell amid higher costs, but increased its
dividend payout to reflect its confidence in the future of the
Hornby 1H Loss Widened But Flags Strong Order Book
Hornby PLC said Thursday that its first-half loss widened, as it
refrained from giving a full-year outlook ahead of the busy
TClarke Sees 2022 Revenue Below Expectations Despite Strong 2H
TClarke PLC said Thursday that trading for the second half of
the year to date has been strong, but revenue for the year will be
less than previously planned, with 40 million pounds ($48.2
million) of that expected to be booked next year.
Mothercare 1H Pretax Profit Fell Amid Challenging Backdrop;
Appoints New CEO
Mothercare PLC said Thursday that pretax profit for first half
of fiscal 2023 fell dragged by lower sales and higher costs amid a
challenging backdrop across its markets, and that Daniel Le
Vesconte will be the company's new chief executive.
Safestore Holdings FY 2022 Earnings Rose; 4Q Revenue
Safestore Holdings PLC said Thursday that it expects fiscal 2022
earnings to rise as it benefited from strong growth in U.K. revenue
and good performances in other markets.
Jet2 Swung to 1H Profit on Strong Demand; Expects to Beat FY
2023 Market Views
Jet2 PLC said Thursday that it swung to a pretax profit in the
first half of fiscal 2023 on a strong return of demand, and expects
to exceed full-year market expectations.
MacFarlane Group Year to Date Revenue Up 11%; To Meet Full-Year
MacFarlane Group PLC said Thursday that revenue for the year to
date is up by 11%, and that it expects full-year earnings to be
higher than last year and to meet expectations.
PayPoint Upbeat on FY 2023, Declares Interim Dividend as 1H
PayPoint PLC said it is confident for the remainder of the
fiscal year and will pay a higher dividend, as first-half revenue
grew across divisions.
Michelmersh Sees 2022 Beating Market Views; Kicks off GBP3 Mln
Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC shares rose Thursday after it
said that performance continued to be positive in the final quarter
of 2022 and that it expects to beat full-year market views, and
declared a share buyback of up to 3.0 million pound ($3.6
Ince Group Raises GBP4.7 Mln via Placing, Retail Offer; More
Ince Group PLC said Thursday that it has raised 4.7 million
pounds ($5.7 million) via the share placing and retail offer first
announced late on Wednesday, slightly more than planned.
XPS Pensions 1H Pretax Profit Fell; Sees FY 2023 Ahead of
XPS Pensions Group PLC said Thursday that it is confident its
fiscal 2023 performance will be ahead of expectations, and that
first-half pretax profit fell on higher costs despite a robust rise
Morses Club Swung to 1H Loss as Redress Claims Weigh
Morses Club PLC said Thursday that it swung to a pretax loss in
its first half, as it continued to flag uncertainty over its
viability as a going concern amid customer redress claims.
Gateley (Holdings) 1H Revenue, Underlying Adjusted Pretax Profit
Gateley (Holdings) PLC said Thursday that performance for the
first half of fiscal 2023 has been robust, backed on increased
sales business resilience despite the macroeconomic backdrop.
Gateley's 1H Seen as Reasonable, But Suggests Struggle With
1021 GMT - Gateley's brief update suggests a reasonable
performance in 1H, but the company's earnings are typically
weighted toward 2H, Shore Capital Jamie Murray says in a research
note as shares rise 1.7%. The legal and professional services
group's 1H revenue and adjusted pretax profit represents 47.6% and
39.0% of Shore's forecast for FY 2023, respectively, the analyst
says. "Revenue appears to be in line with our numbers, but adjusted
pretax profit is slightly below which indicates the group is
struggling to contain its costs effectively," Murray adds. Shore
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