Power generation company Drax posted a surge in full-year profits on Thursday and lifted its dividend, as Britons struggled to pay their energy bills.
Precision instrumentation and controls company Spectris reported record adjusted profits for 2023 on the back of double-digit sales growth and improving margins, though sales came in slightly below forecasts.
Molten metal flow engineer Vesuvius reported a drop in full-year profit and revenue on Thursday amid "difficult" market conditions.
Profits at Howden Joinery fell more than expected last year as a weaker DIY and housing market hit the bottom line.
Ocado said on Thursday that it swung back to an underlying profit in 2023 as its joint venture with M&S returned to profit.
Weir Group managed to deliver an 18% increase in adjusted profits in 2023 after beefing up margins more than expected as it pointed to further growth across the board this year.
Consumer health firm Haleon on Thursday posted flat annual earnings and said it expected to grow revenue this year on higher demand.
British Airways owner IAG on Thursday more than doubled annual profit as demand continued to rebound from the effects of the Covid pandemic.
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Brickability Group revealed on Wednesday that chief executive Alan Simpson had acquired 553,642 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed construction materials distributor.
Direct Line confirmed on Wednesday that it had rejected a £3. 1bn takeover approach from Belgium’s Ageas, as it significantly undervalued the group.
UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda more than halved annual losses last year, driven by higher prices for its high-end vehicles.
The Co-operative Bank reported an underlying profit of £120. 9m in its full-year results on Wednesday, down from £136m year-on-year, with a net interest margin of 180 basis points, making for a 14 basis point increase compared to 2022.
Application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) specialist EnSilica announced a substantial order for the tape-out of a bespoke ASIC from a major US-based electronics manufacturer on Wednesday.
Shares in Direct Line Insurance Group motored ahead on Wednesday, after Belgium's Ageas confirmed it was considering a possible £3. 1bn bid for its UK rival.
Verditek shares were surging on Wednesday afternoon, after it announced a conditional sale and purchase agreement to divest its solar business, including Verditek Solar Italy, to Verditek Solar Limited for £0. 53m.
UK housebuilder Taylor Wimpey said current trading was showing “some encouraging signs of improvement” but would still build fewer homes this year as 2023 profits almost halved on higher mortgage rates and weaker demand.
Digital health company Trellus Health announced a significant agreement with a major US health plan on Wednesday, targeting inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management.
Nexxen International announced on Wednesday that it had finalised a settlement and embarked on a three-year strategic alliance with Alphonso and LG Electronics.
Kibo Energy announced on Wednesday that its flexible power specialist subsidiary Mast Energy Developments (MED) had struck a strategic funding partnership with RiverFort Global Opportunities PCC (RiverFort), along with a substantial funding agreement, a new capacity market contract, and the termination of the Proventure joint venture agreement.
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