FTSE 100 grows with help from miners and oil majors; Shell Earnings on Payment Update



FTSE 100 rises as Shell wins after trading update

0804 GMT – The FTSE 100 rises 0.5% to 7136 points, led by Royal Dutch Shell after the energy giant said it would increase shareholder distributions. In a second quarter business update, Shell said it would increase total shareholder distributions to 20-30% of operating cash flow. Its shares are up 3.1%. Shell is also receiving a boost from a recovery in oil prices after the previous session’s sell-off amid uncertainty over OPEC’s next decision on crude production. The other energy actions BP and BHP are also higher. Mining stocks including Glencore, Rio Tinto and Anglo American are gaining as metal prices rise. ([email protected])

Companies News:

Renishaw Improves Forecast for Fiscal Year 2021; Cancels the formal sales process

Renishaw PLC on Wednesday improved its fiscal 2021 revenue and adjusted its pre-tax profit forecast on Wednesday, and said its formal sale process had not resulted in a new owner for the company.

JD Wetherspoon expects fiscal 2021 loss

JD Wetherspoon PLC said on Wednesday that it still expects to incur a loss for the year ending July 25 and will begin discussions with lenders regarding waivers for fiscal 2022 in due course.

PageGroup Raises 2021 Forecast After Second Quarter Gross Profit Rises Above 2019 Level

PageGroup PLC on Wednesday raised its operating profit forecast for 2021 after second-quarter gross profit nearly doubled from a year ago and surpassed its pre-pandemic level.

Rio Tinto appoints new legal director

Rio Tinto PLC announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Isabelle Deschamps, currently legal director of Dutch paint company Akzo Nobel NV, to succeed Barbara Levi as legal and external affairs director.

Vistry Group Says 1H Performance Exceeds Expectations

Vistry Group PLC said on Wednesday that its first half performance exceeded expectations at the start of the year and that it is confident it can deliver consensus forecasts for the full year.

Redrow’s full year revenue is expected to increase; Strong current trading

Redrow PLC said on Wednesday it plans to report an increase in revenue for fiscal 2021, adding that its performance remains strong in the second half of the year, achieving a higher sell rate.

Ferrexpo Announces Second Quarter Production Increase and Appoints New CFO

Ferrexpo PLC announced on Wednesday that its production of iron ore pellets increased in the second quarter and appointed Nikolay Kladiev as chief financial officer.

Country properties focus on partnership activities; To initiate share buybacks

Countryside Properties PLC said on Wednesday that following a strategic review, the board of directors concluded that in the future the company will focus all of its resources on its partnership activities and that it will soon launch a buyout of ‘actions.

888 Holdings Says Second Quarter Was Better Than Expected

888 Holdings PLC said on Wednesday that its second quarter performance was ahead of its board’s views and that adjusted earnings for the full year are expected to be slightly higher than the previous year despite the investments and potential challenges of the second semester.

Essentra says second quarter revenue increased for most of its units

Essentra PLC said on Wednesday that its performance was strong in the second quarter of the year, achieving revenue growth on a like-for-like basis.

On the beach to raise £ 26million via discounted stock placement

On the Beach Group PLC said on Wednesday it would raise around 26 million pounds ($ 35.9 million) after completing the non-preemptive share offering announced on Tuesday night.

Somero Enterprises expects to exceed its 2021 views, boosted by US growth

Somero Enterprises Inc. said on Wednesday it now plans to beat its 2021 forecast after a stronger-than-expected performance in the United States at the end of the first half of the year, a momentum that continued into the second half.

Robert Walters sees better-than-expected annual profit after Q2 acceleration

Robert Walters PLC said on Wednesday that profit for the full year is expected to be significantly higher than the current market forecast after its performance accelerated in the second quarter as customer confidence improved.

i3 Energy to acquire Cenovus Energy for $ 52.2 million; Fall in shares

Shares of i3 Energy PLC fell on Wednesday after it announced it had agreed to acquire Cenovus Energy Inc. for C $ 65 million ($ 52.2 million) and intended to raise at least $ 40 million. of pounds ($ 55.2 million) to fund the transaction.

Accesso Technology expects revenue increase in 2021

Accesso Technology Group PLC said on Wednesday that it plans to report an increase in revenue for 2021 and continues to benefit from pent-up customer demand combined with the accelerating trend towards e-commerce.

Rank Group secures £ 25million revolving line of credit

Rank Group PLC announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement for a two-year revolving line of credit of 25 million pounds (34.5 million dollars) with Lloyds Bank PLC, which will allow it to accelerate its investments.

MyHealthChecked Says First Half Earnings Jumped, Stocks Rise

Shares of MyHealthChecked PLC rose early Wednesday after the company said its revenue increased significantly in the first half of the year, thanks to Covid-19 testing services.

Increase in Sabien Technology’s turnover for fiscal year 2021; Rise in shares

Shares of Sabien Technology Group PLC rose after the company said fiscal 2021 revenue increased and open orders for fiscal 2022 were around 43,000 pounds ($ 59,331).

Woodbois 1H revenue increased amid wood and veneer production growth

Woodbois Ltd. said Wednesday its performance for the first half of the year was strong, driven by revenue growth, as well as increased production of sawn timber and veneer.

BBGI Global Infrastructure to raise £ 50million

BBGI Global Infrastructure SA said on Wednesday that it would raise around 50 million pounds ($ 69 million) through a discounted equity offering.

Third quarter assets under management of Impax Asset Management increased

Impax Asset Management Group PLC said on Wednesday that assets under discretionary management and advice for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 had increased.

Foxtons group chairman retires

Foxtons Group PLC said on Wednesday that Chairman Ian Barlow plans to step down from the board once a successor is found, but no later than December 31.

Redde Northgate Increased Pre-Tax Profit for Fiscal Year 2021; Confident for Fiscal Year 2022

Redde Northgate PLC said on Wednesday that pre-tax profit for fiscal 2021 increased thanks to higher revenue and merger synergies, and that it was well positioned for further growth in the coming year.

Wincanton’s strong 2-hour sales performance continues into the new fiscal year

Wincanton PLC said on Wednesday that the strong revenue performance of the second half of FY2021 has continued into the first quarter of FY2022 and is trading as expected.

K3 Capital to acquire two consulting firms and raise £ 10million

K3 Capital Group PLC on Wednesday announced the acquisition of consulting firms, Knight Corporate Finance Group Ltd. and Knight R&D Ltd., and intended to raise £ 10 million ($ 13.8 million) to fund the transaction.

AdEpt Technology fell to a pre-tax loss in fiscal 2021

AdEpt Technology Group PLC on Wednesday reported a decline in pre-tax loss for fiscal 2021 as costs rose and revenues declined, but said the strong momentum of the last quarter of the fiscal year continued through in fiscal year 2022.

Ten Entertainment returns to profitability and increases sales after site reopens

Ten Entertainment Group PLC said on Wednesday it had returned to cash generation and profitability since its centers reopened.

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