The Morning news update with Next, BP, Domino’s Pizza and Sound Oil

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FTSE 100

Next (NXT) – NEXT Brand sales for the first half of the financial year were up 10.7%, of which 2.4% came from the opening of new space. 

BP (BP.) – second-quarter replacement cost profit was $3,182 million, compared with $2,400 million a year ago.

Mondi (MNDI) – underlying operating profit for the half year ended 30th June 2014 is expected to be above that of the comparable prior year period of EUR367 million.

FTSE 250

Domino’s Pizza (DOM) – profit before tax increased by 10.1% to £24.5 million in the 26 weeks to 29th June.

SEGRO (SGRO) – has acquired a portfolio of four UK logistics properties from Harbert European Real Estate Fund III, L.P, a fund advised by Harbert Management Corporation (Europe), LLC, for £49.5 million.

Greencore (GNC) – recorded revenue of £326.4 million in the 13 weeks to 27th June 2014, an increase of 6.7% on the prior year on a reported basis and an increase of 7.5% on a like for like basis.

Small caps

Camkids (CAMK) – 51 additional retail stores added in 2014 and trading continues to be in line with market expectations.

KBC Advanced Technology (KBC) – Since the AGM statement in June has continued to make good progress in both its Consulting and Technology divisions. Performance for the full year will be in line with expectations.

Eclectic Bar (BAR) – Trading for the 12 months to June is in line with the Board’s and the market’s expectations.

Sound Oil (SOU) – first gas was delivered from the onshore Casa Tiberi field, located in the Marche Region of Italy, to the local gas distributor on 28th July.

Escher Group (ESCH) – Adjusted EBITDA for the six month to June is expected to be approximately US$1.6 million, down from $2.4 million after investment in new product areas.

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