The morning news update with Vodafone, TalkTalk and Blinkx

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FTSE 100

Land Securities (LAND) – posts pre-tax profits of £1.031 billion for the six months to September.

Vodafone (VOD) – H1 EBITDA down 10% to £5.9 billion, dividend up by 2% at3.6p per share.

CRH (CRH) – Third quarter Group like-for-like sales growth of 3%, EBITDA up 6%. Full year guidance reiterated.

FTSE 250

Galliford Try (GFRD) – its infrastructure business has been appointed by the Highways Agency to its Collaborative Delivery Framework, with individual schemes ranging in value from £25 million to £100 million.

Renishaw (RSW) – anticipates that revenue for the year will be between £425m and £445m and adjusted profit before tax will be between £95m and £105m.

TalkTalk Telecom (TALK) – headline EPS up 263% to 2.9p in the six months to September, interim dividend up 15% to 4.6p.

Taylor Wimpey (TW.) – For the second half to date, sales rates of 0.60 are around 5% below 2013. Cancellation rates of 13% for the year to date remain historically low.

Small caps

AdEPT Telecom (ADT) – Adjusted profit before tax increased by 13.9% to £2.2 million in the six months to September.

Chaarat Gold (CGH) – provides an updated resource statement for the Chaarat Gold Project. Total JORC compliant resource increased 15.43% from 5.29 million ounces to 6.1 million ounces at a grade of 3.20 g/t of gold.

Centaur Media (CAU) – is encouraged by the momentum across the business and anticipates trading for 2014 to be in line with its expectations.

Blinkx (BLNX) – posts an adjusted loss before tax of $3.43 million for the six months to September.

Gable Holdings (GAH) – announces an agreement for a 20 per cent quota share with Barbican Insurance for Gable’s Danish property portfolio business.  The new capacity is anticipated to deliver an additional circa £7 million of gross written premiums per annum to Gable commencing 2015.

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