The week in a minute

A snapshot of good and bad corporate news
Thursday 11 Jan 2018 Author: Daniel Coatsworth

GOOD NEWS

Plus500 (PLUS:AIM): Trading is yet again ahead of market expectations, prompting analysts to upgrade forecasts.

Johnson Service (JSG:AIM): Expects full year results to be ahead of management expectations.

H&T (HAT:AIM): Says full year pre-tax profit will be ahead of market expectations.

Carr’s (CARR): Positive trading update leads Investec to say Carr’s is on track to grow profit this financial year following a setback in 2017.

Craneware (CRW:AIM): Significant contract win with a major US healthcare provider, plus positive trading update.


 

BAD NEWS

Shire (SHP): The drugs firm said it wouldn’t hit a $20bn sales target for 2020 and added that a break up of the business won’t happen near-term as some had previously speculated.

Be Heard (BHRD:AIM): Profit warning after reduced activity in part of its business and deferral of some existing and new contracts.

Elegant Hotels (EHG:AIM): Cuts dividend, says revenue per available room fell 4.6% in its 2017 financial year.

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