The bidding war for Sky (LON:SKY) stepped up a notch late on Wednesday as Comcast increased its bid to 1,475p per share from a previous offer of 1,250p.
ASX-listed Zenith Minerals (ASX:ZNC) has identified two strong conductive zones using ground-based magnetotelluric (MT) geophysical surveys at its Zacatecas lithium brine project in Mexico.
Shares in double-glazing firm Safestyle (LON:SFE) tumbled 9.2p to 40.5p (as at BST) after it reported its third profit warning of the year.
Investors toasted house builder Barratt Developments (LON:BDEV) after it said it expected pre-tax profits to come in at a record £835 million.
Shares in opioid abuse specialist Indivior (LON:INDV) plunged 120.8p to 257.3p (as at 13:38 BST) after a rival won approval for its generic version of Indivior’s Suboxone Film.
Insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor (LON:BEG) raised its annual dividend for the first time since 2011 as it reported a 283% rise in profit before tax to £2.3 million for the full year.
Shares in online grocery firm Ocado (LON:OCDO) jumped 55p to 1,065.5p (as at 14:22 BST) despite the firm slipping to a £9 million loss before tax for the first half of the year.
Shares in Sky (LON:SKY) rose to the top of the leader board this morning, after reports suggested that 21st Century Fox is planning a knockout bid of around £25 billion.
AIM listed Bellzone Mining (LON:BZM) watched its shares shoot upwards by 40.18% to 0.77p (as at 14:20 BST) after the National Assembly in Guinea ratified an amendment relating to its Kalia mining site and the surrounding infrastructure.
Shares in FTSE 250 miner Centamin (LON:CEY) slipped 5.77% to 110.95p (as at 10:30 BST) after the company revealed that gold production for the three months ended 30th June was roughly 25% lower than in the same period of the prior year.