News and Announcements

Totally wins extensions to several urgent care contracts
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Healthcare services provider Totally announced a number of contract extensions for the provision of clinical assessment services, GP out-of-hours and urgent treatment centres across the North East of England, the Midlands and Greater London on Thursday.

Boeing shares rally as Ryanair orders more 737 MAX aircraft
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Ryanair has agreed to buy an additional 75 new MAX-8200 aircraft from Boeing, taking the total number of aircraft ordered to 210 from 135.

MJ Gleeson shares jump on dividend restart plan
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - MJ Gleeson shares jumped after the housebuilder said annual results would beat expectations and it was planning to restart dividends during 2021.

GoldStone reports regulatory progress in Ghana
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Gold exploration and development company GoldStone Resources announced on Thursday that the Ghanaian Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) has approved the recommendation for the grant of the expanded mining lease for the Akrokeri-Homase Gold Project (AKHM).

Asda joins growing list of grocers to repay rates relief cash
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Asda is to repay the £340m it received in business rates relief, the latest supermarket chain to do so, the retailer confirmed on Thursday.

N4 Pharma shares surge on latest from Nanomerics collaboration
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Specialist pharmaceuticals company N4 Pharma updated the market on its ongoing research collaboration agreement with Nanomerics on Thursday.

Tekcapital investment Belluscura makes 'milestone' FDA submission
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Intellectual property investment company Tekcapital announced on Thursday that its portfolio company Belluscura has submitted its 'X-PLO2R' portable oxygen concentrator for 510(k) clearance with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Qinetiq to sell OptaSense business for £29m
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Defence technology company Qinetiq has agreed to sell its OptaSense business to Luna Innovations for £29m in cash.

Aquiline pulls out of talks with Nucleus Financial
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Aquiline Capital Partners has pulled out of contention to buy Nucleus Financial leaving the fintech company with three potential bidders.

Flutter Entertainment surges as it ups stake in FanDuel
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Flutter Entertainment shares surged after the Paddy Power Betfair owner said it had agreed to buy the entire 37.2% interest in US gaming company FanDuel currently held by Fastball Holdings - a consortium led by private equity group KKR - for $4.18bn (£3.13bn).

Westminster Group raises £5m in placing
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - AIM-listed Westminster Group said on Thursday that it has conditionally raised around £5m in a share placing to help support "the initial deployment of long-term multi-million pound annual recurring revenue prospects in advanced stages of negotiation".

Active Energy makes 'rapid progress' on development at Lumberton
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Renewable energy and forestry management company Active Energy announced an operational update on the development of its 'CoalSwitch' reference plant at the Lumberton site in North Carolina on Thursday.

Sigma Capital delivers 3,000th home for the PRS REIT
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Private rented sector, residential and regeneration developer Sigma Capital announced on Thursday that it had reached the milestone of delivering its 3,000th new rental home to the PRS REIT, through its private rented sector (PRS) property platform.

Sareum Holdings secures grant for Covid-19 treatment project
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Specialist drug development company Sareum Holdings announced on Thursday that the grant offer letter from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) had now been received and approved.

Global Petroleum secures historic data for Namibia licence
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Global Petroleum updated the market on licence PEL0094, block 2011A in Namibia on Thursday, reporting that it recently purchased historic 2D seismic data in order to improve interpretation of the Marula prospect in the western part of the block.

Mkango completes extensive drilling programme at Mchinji
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Mkango Resources announced the completion of an "extensive" hand-auger drilling and soil sampling programme to identify rutile prospects within its 869 square kilometre Mchinji licence in Malawi's Mchinji district on Thursday, held by its wholly-owned subsidiary MKA Exploration.

IronRidge upbeat on latest drilling results from Zaranou
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Africa-focussed minerals exploration company IronRidge Resources reported initial high-grade and broad low-grade drilling results from the third phase drilling programme at the Ehuasso and Ebilassokro and targets, both within the Zaranou Gold Project area in Côte d'Ivoire, on Thursday.

RBC downgrades G4S, calls GardaWorld bid 'fair'
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - RBC Capital Markets has called GardaWorld's latest £3.7bn offer for G4S fair, as it downgraded its rating on the outsourcing giant.

CyanConnode appoints operating chiefs for group and India
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Mesh network technology company CyanConnode has appointed Allan Baig as its group chief operating officer, and Ratna Garapati as the chief operating officer of CyanConnode India, it announced on Thursday, which are both non-board appointments.

Land Securities to update BlackRock on Bonham Carter workload
Thu 03 Dec 2020
(Sharecast News) - Land Securities said it would keep BlackRock updated on the workload of director Edward Bonham Carter after the world'[s biggest asset manager voted against him at the company's annual general meeting.

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