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Age : 44
Public asset : 1,718,456 USD
Linked companies : Softcat plc
Biography : Currently, Graham Charlton holds the position of Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at...

FTSE 100 Closes Tuesday Up as Investors Return to Safe Havens

07/12/2022 | 10:29am EDT

The FTSE 100 closed up 0.18% on Tuesday, following an initially weak start. It's been a challenging day for European markets with concerns over a global economic slowdown apparently driving a move into bonds and pushing yields lower, and hitting the resources and energy sector by pressuring oil prices, Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets U.K. says in a note. "These concerns are once again being reflected by resilience in the traditional safe havens of utilities and health care, with Centrica [PLC] and SSE [PLC] building on their rebounds yesterday, while airlines have also rebounded led by [International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A.]," Mr. Hewson says.

Companies News: 

United Utilities to Sell Renewable Energy Business for Around GBP100 Mln

United Utilities Group PLC said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its non-appointed renewable energy business to SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust PLC for an enterprise value of around 100 million pounds ($118.9 million).


Balfour Beatty to Sell Indiana University Asset for $150 Mln

Balfour Beatty PLC said Tuesday that it is selling its 67%-owned on-campus student accommodation of the Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, for a total of $150 million.


Plus500 Set to Surpass 2022 Market Views After Strong 1H

Plus500 Ltd. said Tuesday that it expects to post revenue and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for 2022 as a whole ahead of market expectations after closing a strong first-half performance.


Totally FY 2022 Pretax Profit Rose on Higher Demand; Raises Dividend

Totally PLC said on Tuesday that performance for fiscal 2022 was above both the board and market expectations driven by an increased demand due to the impact of the pandemic on waiting lists.


Grafton Backs 2022 View as 1H Revenue Grew 12%

Grafton Group PLC said Tuesday that its full-year expectations are unchanged as its first-half performance was in line with plans.


Wincanton 1Q Revenue Rose, Supporting FY Market Views

Wincanton PLC said Tuesday that revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 rose despite a challenging macroeconomic environment and it is on track to deliver full-year results in line with market views.


Marshalls Posts 1H Revenue Rise, Expects Full Year in Line With Market Views

Marshalls PLC said Tuesday that revenue for the first half of the year rose and that it expects its full-year performance to be in line with market expectations.


Dewhurst Group Appoints John Bailey as CEO

Dewhurst Group PLC said Tuesday that it has appointed John Bailey as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 1.


System1 Group to Launch Share Buyback Program for Up to GBP1.5 Mln

System1 Group PLC said Tuesday that it intends to launch a share buyback program for up to 1.5 million pounds ($1.8 million).


Anglo Pacific Group to Buy Royalties Portfolio for $185 Mln

Anglo Pacific Group PLC said Tuesday it has agreed to buy a royalties portfolio from South32 Royalty Investments Pty. Ltd. for $185 million.


Petropavlovsk to File for Administration, Halt Trading on LSE

Petropavlovsk PLC said Tuesday that its board has requested to temporarily suspend its shares from trading on the London Stock Exchange after filing for administration due to its financial situation.


Foresight Group FY 2022 Pretax Profit Rose, Raises Dividend

Foresight Group Holdings Ltd. said on Tuesday that pretax profit for its first full year as a public company rose as revenue grew across all its divisions, and declared an increased dividend payout.


Bens Creek Appoints Murat Erden as CFO

Bens Creek Group PLC said Tuesday that it has appointed Murat Erden as chief financial officer, effective July 12.


Kistos Makes GBP1 Bln Bid for Serica to Form New North Sea Producer

Kistos PLC on Tuesday outlined a cash-and-equity takeover proposal for Serica Energy PLC which values the U.K. gas producer at 1.04 billion pounds ($1.24 billion) and would grant Serica shareholders a 50% stake in the combined business.


System1 Group Reports 1Q Revenue Fall; Lower FY 2022 Pretax Profit

System1 Group PLC said Tuesday that revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 fell due to inflationary pressures, among other issues, as it reported a lower pretax profit for fiscal 2022 after booking higher costs.


Restaurant Group Buys Barburrito for GBP7 Mln

Restaurant Group PLC said Tuesday that it bought Mexican-style restaurant chain Barburrito Group Ltd. for 7 million pounds ($8.3 million), and that it repaid a further GBP44 million of its term loan in June.


Creightons Shares Fall on Lower FY 2022 Pretax Profit, Revenue

Shares in Creightons PLC fell Tuesday after the company reported a fall in pretax profit and revenue for fiscal 2022 owing to inflationary and logistic challenges.


Sanderson Design Year-To-Date Performance in Line; Sees Meeting FY Profit Expectations

Sanderson Design Group PLC said Tuesday that performance in the year to date has been broadly in line with the prior year and that profit remains on track to meet the board's full-year expectations.


Knights Group Shares Rise as it Meets FY 2022 Guidance

Shares in Knights Group Holdings PLC rose Tuesday after the company met its guidance for fiscal 2022 and said it has had a strong start to the current financial year.


Pure Gold Completes Debt Refinancing

Pure Gold Mining Inc. said Tuesday that it has renegotiated debt obligations with its lending partner, and has started to consider selling the company or its gold mine in Ontario.


Softcat Appoints Graham Charlton as Next CEO

Softcat PLC said Tuesday that it has appointed Graham Charlton as its next chief executive, effective Aug. 1, 2023.


TinyBuild Says 1H Performance Topped Views; Expects FY in Line With Views

TinyBuild Inc. said Tuesday that performance for the first half of 2022 was slightly above expectations, driven by strength in its catalog titles and new game launches.


Sosandar 1Q Revenue Up; FY 2022 Pretax Loss Narrowed on Higher Revenue

Sosandar PLC said Tuesday that revenue rose for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 and it reported a narrowed pretax loss for fiscal 2022 as revenue increased.


Synectics Swung to 1H Pretax Profit, Sees Further Growth for 2H

Synectics PLC said Tuesday that it swung to pretax profit in the first half of fiscal 2022, and the progress seen in the period was driven by its core systems division and strong gross margins.


Rambler Metals Says Ming Mine Achieved Record Production in 2Q

Rambler Metals & Mining PLC said Tuesday that its Ming mine in Canada achieved record copper production in June and in the second quarter.


Central Asia Metals Says It Is on Track to Meet 2022 Production Guidance

Central Asia Metals PLC said Tuesday that it is on track to achieve full-year production guidance, with copper output toward the top end of the range.


Foresight Group to Buy Infrastructure Capital for Up to A$140 Mln

Foresight Group Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Infrastructure Capital Holdings Pty for up to 140 million Australian dollars ($94.3 million).


AdEpt Technology FY 2022 Pretax Loss Widened, Resumes Dividend

AdEpt Technology Group PLC said Tuesday that pretax loss for fiscal 2022 widened on higher costs, and that it is reinstating its dividend payout.

Market Talk: 

Land Securities Makes Progress, But Slowdown Looms

0916 GMT - Land Securities has made good progress in starting to implement its chief executive's new strategy, but faces hurdles from a worsening economy, RBC Capital Markets says. "We expect a weaker macro-economic environment to negatively affect Landsec, given a relatively high level of variable rents in its retail/leisure businesses and exposure to more economically sensitive London office markets," RBC analyst Julian Livingston-Booth says in a note. "We downgrade our rating for Landsec's shares from outperform to sector-perform." RBC also cuts its price target on the shares to 675 pence from 950p. The stock drops 3.6% to 651p. (philip.waller@wsj.com)

British Land Faces a Tougher Economic Outlook

0858 GMT - British Land's outlook merits investor caution, RBC Capital Markets says, downgrading the property firm to underperform from sector-perform and its price target to 375 pence from 475p. "Our more cautious view of London office and U.K. retail-property markets negatively impacts our forecasts for British Land," RBC analyst Julian Livingston-Booth says in a note. "Furthermore, we believe a more negative macro scenario appears slightly at odds with management's view of its markets, increasing the potential negative impact to British Land's returns." Shares fall 4% to 444p. (philip.waller@wsj.com)

Contact: London NewsPlus; paul.larkins@wsj.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

07-12-22 1229ET

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ChangeLast1st jan.
ADEPT TECHNOLOGY GROUP PLC 0.00% 115 Delayed Quote.-47.96%
ANGLO PACIFIC GROUP PLC 1.31% 154.4 Delayed Quote.13.06%
BALFOUR BEATTY PLC -1.62% 316.6 Delayed Quote.22.82%
BENS CREEK GROUP PLC -3.04% 30.251 Delayed Quote.-6.18%
CENTRAL ASIA METALS PLC -0.22% 224 Delayed Quote.-13.32%
CENTRICA PLC -3.55% 73.88 Delayed Quote.7.13%
CREIGHTONS PLC 0.00% 36 Delayed Quote.-58.86%
FORESIGHT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED 2.82% 419.5 Delayed Quote.-7.27%
FTSE 100 -0.52% 6984.59 Delayed Quote.-4.92%
GRAFTON GROUP PLC -4.45% 646.3 Delayed Quote.-45.14%
KISTOS PLC 9.38% 455 Delayed Quote.2.44%
KNIGHTS GROUP HOLDINGS PLC -5.13% 87 Delayed Quote.-77.63%
LAND SECURITIES GROUP PLC -5.62% 485.3 Delayed Quote.-33.77%
LONDON BRENT OIL 2.48% 86.07 Delayed Quote.11.58%
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE PLC -0.16% 7622 Delayed Quote.10.16%
MARSHALLS PLC -4.15% 300 Delayed Quote.-54.80%
PLUS500 LTD. -1.63% 1627 Delayed Quote.21.57%
PURE GOLD MINING INC. -3.57% 0.135 Delayed Quote.-79.41%
SANDERSON DESIGN GROUP PLC 0.52% 97.5 Delayed Quote.-42.26%
SERICA ENERGY PLC 3.80% 355 Delayed Quote.41.91%
SOFTCAT PLC -2.11% 1159 Delayed Quote.-34.37%
SOSANDAR PLC 0.00% 16.5 Delayed Quote.-45.00%
SOUTH32 LIMITED 3.06% 3.7 Delayed Quote.-7.73%
SSE PLC -7.30% 1549 Delayed Quote.1.33%
SYNECTICS PLC 0.00% 115 Delayed Quote.15.00%
SYSTEM1 GROUP PLC 0.00% 230 Delayed Quote.-42.50%
SYSTEM1, INC. -7.55% 6.49 End-of-day quote.-34.84%
TINYBUILD, INC. 5.41% 112 Delayed Quote.-43.33%
TOTALLY PLC 0.00% 32.5 Delayed Quote.-5.80%
UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC -5.67% 888.8 Delayed Quote.-13.48%
WINCANTON PLC -3.15% 292.5 Delayed Quote.-17.93%
WTI 2.36% 78.472 Delayed Quote.1.76%