FTSE 250 housebuilder Crest Nicholson has reported that pre-tax profits for the six months ended 30th April dropped to £74.8 million due to increasing costs of sales.
Shares in AIM listed self-storage specialist Lok’n Store climbed by 4.05% to 434.39p, as at 1300 BST, after the company announced that it has acquired two new freehold sites.
FTSE100 private medical provider NMC Health has entered into a non-binding agreement to form a joint venture healthcare platform with the investment arm of Saudi Arabia’s largest pension fund.
IT services provider Redcentric has seen its shares drop to 92.55p, a 7.45% decline from this morning’s opening price. Management said that results for the year ended 31st March were in line with expectations but issued a warning about the current financial year.
Specialist chemical manufacturer Synthomer has announced that it is under investigation as part of a wider European Commission anti-trust inquiry related to the purchase practices for Styrene monomer within the European Economic Area.
Satellite data specialist Avanti Communications has won its case against the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to recover sums payable for the lease of its ARTEMIS satellite.
Digital marketplace operator Autotrader reported a rise in revenues of 7% for the year ended 31st March, as the number of listings on its sites continued to tick up.
Retailer WH Smith saw group sales increase by 4% for the 13 weeks ended 2nd June relative to the same period last year, with most of the growth coming from Travel outlets.
FTSE 250 office space provider Workspace reported that profits before tax for the year ended 31st March were £170.4 million, almost double those in the previous year.
Morocco-focused upstream gas outfit Sound Energy has initiated the farm out process for its Sidi Moktar licence as it looks to fund development while retaining operatorship.