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Broker tips: Kainos, Boohoo, Centrica
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg downgraded software outfit Kainos from 'buy' to 'hold' on Monday, stating the firm was now "stuck in an awkward spot".
FTSE 100 movers: Phoenix Group boosted by upgrade; Aviva slumps
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.3% at 7,442.61 in afternoon trade on Monday.
FTSE 250 movers: Kainos hit by downgrade; Centrica cashes in
(Sharecast News) - The FTSE 250 was down 0.16% at 19,889.05 at 1520 BST.
US open: Major indices trade lower at the bell
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks opened lower on Monday ahead of some key retail data and earnings slated for later in the week.
Director dealings: Energean non-exec makes £1.35m sale, Gear4music CEO invests
(Sharecast News) - Musical instruments and equipment retailer Gear4music was at the top of the list of director buys on Monday, after its chief executive officer spent over £90k on shares.
US pre-open: Futures trade lower ahead of week of retail earnings, data
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Monday ahead of some key retail data and earnings slated for later in the week.
Monday newspaper round-up: BrightHouse, City regulations, National Grid
(Sharecast News) - Administrators for the collapsed rent-to-own firm BrightHouse, which specialised in loans for big-ticket items such as fridges and sofas, have warned they will not have enough money to compensate thousands of customers who were left with unaffordable debts. The latest report from the accountants Grant Thornton, which is managing the administration, shows a plan to set aside £600,000 for payouts to customers who may have been mis-sold expensive loans by BrightHouse has been scrapped. - Guardian
Sunday newspaper round-up: Vodafone, Bank of England, Ukrainian grain
(Sharecast News) - State-controlled Emirates Telecommunications Group has amassed a 9.8% stake in Vodafone. However, Etisalat, as the Abu Dhabi telecoms operator is know, has said it has no intention of making a takeover bid nor is it "seeking to exert control or influence". That statement in effect bars it from being able table a bid for six months. Be that as it may, Enders analyst., Karen Egan, believes that the move adds to the pressure on Vodafone boss, Nick Read, to accelerate his restructuring plans. The company, which is due to present results on Tuesday, was already facing calls from some of its main shareholders to slim its operations and boost returns. - The Financial Times on Sunday
Friday newspaper round-up: Twitter, water companies, Vodafone
(Sharecast News) - Twitter announced the departure of two top leaders in a major shakeup that comes as billionaire Elon Musk is working to close a $44bn deal to acquire the company. In an email to employees on Thursday, chief executive Parag Agrawal said Twitter's leaders for consumer product and revenue will leave the company. Agrawal said the company was temporarily pausing hiring, and would review all existing job offers to determine whether any "should be pulled back". - Guardian
Thursday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Didi, Saudi Aramco, BlackRock
(Sharecast News) - Client meetings and emails could be picked up alongside a pint of milk and a box of eggs under a new deal between Tesco and flexible office operator IWG. From later this month, the owner of office operator Regus is to test out a 3,800 sq ft flexible working area within Tesco's New Malden supermarket, with room for 12 private desks, 30 co-working spaces and a meeting room. - Guardian
Wednesday newspaper round-up: City regulation, Trump Twitter ban, Panmure Gordon
(Sharecast News) - More than 250,000 households will "slide into destitution" next year, taking the total number in extreme poverty to around 1.2m, unless the government acts to help the poorest families hit by the energy price shock, according to the National Institute for Economic & Social Research (NIESR). More than 1.5m households will see the rise in food and energy bills outstrip their disposable income, forcing them to rely on savings or extra borrowing to make up the shortfall, said the thinktank, which blamed welfare spending cuts since the Brexit vote in 2016 for leaving millions of families in a vulnerable financial position. - Guardian
Tuesday newspaper round-up: Electric cars, Twitter, Aviva chief, Rightmove
(Sharecast News) - Drivers are scrambling to buy secondhand electric cars, more than doubling sales in the past year as demand for zero-emission vehicles surges. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the number of transactions for electric cars increased from 6,600 in the first three months of 2021 to almost 14,600 in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 120%. - Guardian
Carlyle to buy ManTech in $4.2bn deal
(Sharecast News) - US buyout firm Carlyle has agreed to buy ManTech, a provider of technologies and solutions for national security programs, in a $4.2bn deal.
Credit Suisse downgrades Boohoo
(Sharecast News) - Credit Suisse has downgraded Boohoo on growing headwinds, sending the shares in the fast fashion retailer lower.
Manx Financial takes majority stake in partner Payment Assist
(Sharecast News) - Manx Financial Group announced on Monday that its Manx Ventures subsidiary has agreed to acquire a 50.1% interest in UK-focussed point-of-sale lender Payment Assist for initial consideration of £4m cash.
Lekoil applies to AQSE Growth Market, to delist from AIM
(Sharecast News) - Lekoil announced on Monday that it has applied for admission of its shares to trading on the Access segment of the AQSE Growth Market of the Aquis Stock Exchange.
Litigation Capital to finance health records action against Google
(Sharecast News) - Dispute financier Litigation Capital Management has entered into a litigation finance agreement for a new representative claim, it announced on Monday.
Empire reports drilling results from Eclipse Gold Project
(Sharecast News) - Empire Metals announced the assay results of the diamond drill programme at the Eclipse Gold Project in Western Australia on Monday.
Hostelworld YTD revenues approach pre-Covid levels
(Sharecast News) - Online booking platform operator Hostelworld told shareholders on Wednesday that a strong start experienced in the first 12 weeks of the year had continued through April and into early May, with both bookings and demand approaching 2019 levels.
MusicMagpie to sell on UK & US Back Market
(Sharecast News) - Re-commerce business MusicMagpie has entered into a contract to sell consumer electronic products on Back Market, an online marketplace dedicated to refurbished devices.
Record delivers FY AUME growth
(Sharecast News) - Currency and derivatives manager Record said on Friday that assets under management equivalent had increased by 3.7% in the year ended 31 March.
ProCook FY revenues rise as group grows market share
(Sharecast News) - Kitchenware supplier ProCook said on Thursday that full-year revenues had grown after it continued to grow market share throughout the year, significantly outperforming the UK market.
Wincanton Q4 revenues up 13%
(Sharecast News) - Logistics company Wincanton said on Tuesday that fourth-quarter revenues were expected to have increased at least 13% on an underlying basis, excluding disposed of businesses.
Genedrive rallies on positive news about hearing loss test
(Sharecast News) - Molecular diagnostics company Genedrive rallied on Tuesday after the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued a new Medtech Innovation Briefing on its MT-RNR1 hearing loss test.

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Carlyle to buy ManTech in $4.2bn deal
(Sharecast News) - US buyout firm Carlyle has agreed to buy ManTech, a provider of technologies and solutions for national security programs, in a $4.2bn deal.
Credit Suisse downgrades Boohoo
(Sharecast News) - Credit Suisse has downgraded Boohoo on growing headwinds, sending the shares in the fast fashion retailer lower.
Manx Financial takes majority stake in partner Payment Assist
(Sharecast News) - Manx Financial Group announced on Monday that its Manx Ventures subsidiary has agreed to acquire a 50.1% interest in UK-focussed point-of-sale lender Payment Assist for initial consideration of £4m cash.
Lekoil applies to AQSE Growth Market, to delist from AIM
(Sharecast News) - Lekoil announced on Monday that it has applied for admission of its shares to trading on the Access segment of the AQSE Growth Market of the Aquis Stock Exchange.
Litigation Capital to finance health records action against Google
(Sharecast News) - Dispute financier Litigation Capital Management has entered into a litigation finance agreement for a new representative claim, it announced on Monday.
Empire reports drilling results from Eclipse Gold Project
(Sharecast News) - Empire Metals announced the assay results of the diamond drill programme at the Eclipse Gold Project in Western Australia on Monday.
Monday newspaper round-up: BrightHouse, City regulations, National Grid
(Sharecast News) - Administrators for the collapsed rent-to-own firm BrightHouse, which specialised in loans for big-ticket items such as fridges and sofas, have warned they will not have enough money to compensate thousands of customers who were left with unaffordable debts. The latest report from the accountants Grant Thornton, which is managing the administration, shows a plan to set aside £600,000 for payouts to customers who may have been mis-sold expensive loans by BrightHouse has been scrapped. - Guardian
Sunday newspaper round-up: Vodafone, Bank of England, Ukrainian grain
(Sharecast News) - State-controlled Emirates Telecommunications Group has amassed a 9.8% stake in Vodafone. However, Etisalat, as the Abu Dhabi telecoms operator is know, has said it has no intention of making a takeover bid nor is it "seeking to exert control or influence". That statement in effect bars it from being able table a bid for six months. Be that as it may, Enders analyst., Karen Egan, believes that the move adds to the pressure on Vodafone boss, Nick Read, to accelerate his restructuring plans. The company, which is due to present results on Tuesday, was already facing calls from some of its main shareholders to slim its operations and boost returns. - The Financial Times on Sunday
Friday newspaper round-up: Twitter, water companies, Vodafone
(Sharecast News) - Twitter announced the departure of two top leaders in a major shakeup that comes as billionaire Elon Musk is working to close a $44bn deal to acquire the company. In an email to employees on Thursday, chief executive Parag Agrawal said Twitter's leaders for consumer product and revenue will leave the company. Agrawal said the company was temporarily pausing hiring, and would review all existing job offers to determine whether any "should be pulled back". - Guardian
Thursday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Didi, Saudi Aramco, BlackRock
(Sharecast News) - Client meetings and emails could be picked up alongside a pint of milk and a box of eggs under a new deal between Tesco and flexible office operator IWG. From later this month, the owner of office operator Regus is to test out a 3,800 sq ft flexible working area within Tesco's New Malden supermarket, with room for 12 private desks, 30 co-working spaces and a meeting room. - Guardian
Wednesday newspaper round-up: City regulation, Trump Twitter ban, Panmure Gordon
(Sharecast News) - More than 250,000 households will "slide into destitution" next year, taking the total number in extreme poverty to around 1.2m, unless the government acts to help the poorest families hit by the energy price shock, according to the National Institute for Economic & Social Research (NIESR). More than 1.5m households will see the rise in food and energy bills outstrip their disposable income, forcing them to rely on savings or extra borrowing to make up the shortfall, said the thinktank, which blamed welfare spending cuts since the Brexit vote in 2016 for leaving millions of families in a vulnerable financial position. - Guardian
Tuesday newspaper round-up: Electric cars, Twitter, Aviva chief, Rightmove
(Sharecast News) - Drivers are scrambling to buy secondhand electric cars, more than doubling sales in the past year as demand for zero-emission vehicles surges. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the number of transactions for electric cars increased from 6,600 in the first three months of 2021 to almost 14,600 in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 120%. - Guardian
Broker tips: Kainos, Boohoo, Centrica
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg downgraded software outfit Kainos from 'buy' to 'hold' on Monday, stating the firm was now "stuck in an awkward spot".
Broker tips: Coca-Cola HBC, Drax Group, Aveva
(Sharecast News) - Jefferies upgraded Coca-Cola HBC to 'buy' from 'hold' on Friday and lifted its price target on the stock to 2,000.0p from 1,800.0p as it said although there was still no visibility on the endgame for the Russia/Ukraine conflict, it has more confidence in the underlying earnings prospects of the business.
Broker tips: SSE, Capital & Counties, HomeServe
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg upgraded energy firm SSE from 'hold' to 'buy' on Thursday, stating they now see "a buying opportunity".
Broker tips: Avast, Ashtead
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on software firm Avast from 680.0p to 550.0p on Wednesday but said they still think the group's fundamentals "remain sound".
Broker tips: Abcam, Direct Line, IWG
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at RBC Capital Markets lowered their target price on protein research tools producer Abcam from 1,950.0p to 1,700.0p on Tuesday in order to better reflect share price movements at competitors.
Broker tips: Mondi, Rathbone Brothers, Beazley
(Sharecast News) - Credit Suisse cuts its price target on Mondi shares to 1,940.0p from 2,150.0p to reflect the paper and packaging group's decision to divest its high-margin Russian operations.
Manx Financial takes majority stake in partner Payment Assist
(Sharecast News) - Manx Financial Group announced on Monday that its Manx Ventures subsidiary has agreed to acquire a 50.1% interest in UK-focussed point-of-sale lender Payment Assist for initial consideration of £4m cash.
Lekoil applies to AQSE Growth Market, to delist from AIM
(Sharecast News) - Lekoil announced on Monday that it has applied for admission of its shares to trading on the Access segment of the AQSE Growth Market of the Aquis Stock Exchange.
Litigation Capital to finance health records action against Google
(Sharecast News) - Dispute financier Litigation Capital Management has entered into a litigation finance agreement for a new representative claim, it announced on Monday.
Empire reports drilling results from Eclipse Gold Project
(Sharecast News) - Empire Metals announced the assay results of the diamond drill programme at the Eclipse Gold Project in Western Australia on Monday.
Sutton Harbour reports 'strong' post-Covid recovery
(Sharecast News) - Sutton Harbour Group said in an update on Monday that trading was continuing to make a "strong recovery", with sustained high levels of occupancy at the marinas now reaching capacity, and car parking revenues back to the peak trading levels of two years ago.
Horizonte progresses Araguaia after it completes funding
(Sharecast News) - Horizonte Minerals updated the market on the March quarter on Monday, having closed the $633m funding package for the construction of the Araguaia nickel project.

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