The Morning News Update with Lloyds, NMC Health and Utilitywise

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FTSE 100

Standard Chartered (STAN) – reports pre-tax profits of $1.53 billion for the three months to September, down from $1.83 billion.

BP (BP.) – Underlying replacement cost profit for the quarter to September was $3 billion, compared with $3.7 billion for the same period in 2013.

Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) – Underlying profit increased by 35% to £5,974 million in the nine months to September. Makes an additional £900 million provision for PPI in the third quarter and confirms the loss of 9,000 jobs in strategic review.

FTSE 250

NMC Health (NMC) – revenues up by 18.1% at $161.2 million in the three months to September.

Synthomer (SYNT) – At current run rates and given the current demand environment in Europe, the Board now expects full year profit-before-tax to be slightly below current consensus of £87.8 million.

Small caps

Utilitywise (UTW) – pre-tax profits up by 76% at £13.06 million in the year to July, dividend up by 54% at 4p per share.

Share (SHRE) – revenues for the third quarter of 2014 were 2.3% lower than the comparable period last year.

TEG Group (TEG) – has requested the suspension of trading of its shares on AIM pending clarity on its financial position.

Urals Energy (UEN) – the planned annual tanker shipment for export from Arcticneft on Kolguyev Island has been completed successfully.  The tanker left Kolguyev Island on 23rd October with 26,093 tons of crude (an equivalent of 207,940 barrels).

Feedback (FDBK) – posts a net loss of £471,000 for the year to May, down from £730,000.

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