Games Workshop ahead of forecasts

Games Workshop Group says sales and profits in the four months to 2 October were ahead of the board's original expectations.

An update says: "Over the four month period of the year to date we have seen sales growth in constant currency terms. Sales have further benefitted from the favourable impact of a weaker pound. These have resulted in growth in reported sales for the period.

"However, the Board is aware that this is early in the 2017 financial year and that there are a number of key challenging trading periods ahead."

At 3:40pm: (LON:GAW) Games Workshop Group PLC share price was +26.25p at 540.25p