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Share Price:
172.00p
Change Today:
0.000p
Market Cap:
£143.39m
Sector:
Software & Computer Services

London mid-morning: Mixed day for retailers

Date: Wednesday 05 Jan 2011

  • Market Movers
  • techMARK 1,852.11 -0.15%
  • FTSE 100 5,988.89 -0.42%
  • FTSE 250 11,669.31 -0.45%

LONDON (ShareCast) - The top share index continues to hover around the 6,000 point mark after giving up some of yesterday’s gains.

Retailers are in focus, with Next one of the top risers in the FTSE 100 after the fashion chain said it remains on track to meet full-year profit forecasts even though it lost an estimated £22m of full price sales in the run-up to Christmas due to the snow. Like for like sales between 1 August and 24 December tumbled 6.1%, worse than analysts expected.

Meanwhile, entertainment media retailer HMV is in serious strife with a warning that it may struggle to meet bank covenants after sales tumbled in December. "Given the difficult trading conditions over Christmas and the likely outturn for the year, the board now expects that compliance with the April covenant test under the group's bank facility will be tight and is taking further mitigating actions during the next four months to address this," it said.

Snow has also been impacting construction activity. The Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the sector fell to 49.1 during the month from 51.8 in November. A reading below 50 indicates contraction.

Fast growing pizza delivery firm Domino’s Pizza will deliver an extra topping of profits after a strong finish to the year. System sales for the 13 week period to 26 December increased by 17.8% to £132.5m from £112.4m in the corresponding period of 2009.

AB Foods and Marks & Spencer are lower after a report that the cost of a loaf of bread is set to rise this month after UK wheat prices hit an all-time high. Industry executives and traders have quietly told wholesale consumers, such as bakers and pasta and biscuit producers, to expect price increases over the next two to three weeks, following a round of hikes in October and November, the FT reports.

Oil fabrications giant Petrofac has confirmed the appointment of Andy Inglis, the former head of BP's exploration and production and who was in charge of safety at the time of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

India-focused Hardy Oil and Gas has plugged and abandoned the KG-D9-B3 well on its D9 (KG-DWN-2001/1) exploration licence. Hardy’s second exploratory well in the Krishna Godavari basin on the East Coast of India drilled down 3,829 metres. There were gas shows of 6-9%, but tests suggests water gradient in the sand packages.

Oil explorer Gulf Keystone shares picked up after a bullish update on its Shaikan-3 shallow appraisal well, which tested the Cretaceous intervals in the immediate vicinity its huge Shaikan-1 discovery. As a result of the tests, log evaluations and recovered fluid samples, Gulf Keystone's current P50 (probable) to P10 (possible) estimate of Garagu oil in place volumes is 220m to 2.2bn barrels.

Trading has continued to improve at banking software company Gresham Computing which made a profit in the fourth quarter. Business had already improved during the first three quarters of 2010 when the company returned to a first half profit of £0.1m.

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Anglo American (AAL) 3,340.50p -1.95%
ICAP (IAP) 534.00p -1.66%
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COLT Group SA (COLT) 132.90p -3.56%
Ashtead Group (AHT) 166.10p -3.26%
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ITE Group (ITE) 245.40p -2.66%
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GHT Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 172.00p
Change Today 0.000p
52 Week High 176.50p
52 Week Low 132.50p
Volume 8,037
Shares Issued 83.36m
Market Cap £143.39m
Beta 0.32

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GHT Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Final
Ex-Div 15-Apr-21 09-Apr-20
Paid 20-May-21 21-May-20
Amount 0.75p 0.75p

Trades for 03-Dec-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
09:52 5,753 @ 172.86p
08:03 2,284 @ 172.87p

GHT Key Personnel

CEO Ian Manocha