Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Upstream LSE:UPS London Ordinary Share KYG7393S1012 ORD 0.25P (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 1.625p 0.00p 0.00p - - - 0 06:42:01
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
6.3 0.4 21.9 0.1 2.23

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27/7/2017
09:32
MARKET REPORT FTSE flat on day of mixed corporate results The FTSE 100 was broadly flat on Thursday morning, edging up just 0.06% to 7,456.96 with strong performances from Diageo and Rentokil Initial. Diageo (DGE) rose 5% to 2,391p after it reported net sales of £12.1bn and operating profit of £3.6bn for the year to 30 June - up 15% and 25%, respectively. Rentokil Initial (RTO) added 3.78% to 285.2p on the back of first half pre-tax profit growth of 12.5% and revenue growth of 16%. Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) reported a strong first half performance with improvements in underlying and statutory profit. Underlying profit rose by 8% to £4.5bn with underlying return on tangible equity of 16.6. But the share price fell 1.6% to 67.99p. Sky's (SKY) operating profit fell by £97m, or 6%, to £1,467m in the 12 months to 30 June after the company absorbed £629m of Premier League costs and invested in new businesses. The stock slipped 0.1% to 965.5p. Anglo American (AAL) resumed dividends after net debt was reduced to $6.2bn, driven by $2.7bn free cash flow. The news cheered investors, sending the share price up 3.14% to 1,232.5p. Just Eat (JE.) upgraded its full year revenue guidance after reporting a 38% rise in its revenue for the six months to 30 June. Nevertheless, the stock slipped 0.42% to 707.5p. St James's Place (STJ) added 1.4% to 1,237.5p after announcing a 40% increase in net inflows of funds under management to £4.3bn in the six months to 30 June.
master rsi
27/7/2017
09:19
ESP 108.875p = Empiric to acquire student accommodation scheme in Canterbury The Board of Empiric Student Property plc (ticker: ESP), the owner and operator of premium student accommodation across the UK, is pleased to announce that the Group has exchanged contracts to acquire the freehold of the Franciscan International Study Centre (the "Property") in Canterbury for £5.8 million (excluding costs). The acquisition is expected to complete on or around 9 August 2017. The Property includes five standing townhouses for student accommodation with 50 beds (of which 27 are en-suite rooms) and a separate 16,200 sq. ft. building, all set in three acres of land with development potential. The Property is located at the edge of the main campus of the University of Kent which benefits from a 24-hour shuttle bus service between the university and the city centre. Hello Student® will manage the townhouse accommodation and will be marketing it for the 2017/18 academic year. The Group is currently in pre-application discussions with Canterbury County Council regarding planning permission for a student accommodation scheme in excess of 325 beds to be developed on the Property. The scheme will consist of a mix of studios, two and three bed apartments and six bed townhouses, with a generous amount of student amenity space including a central reception area, large common and games rooms, work and reading rooms, a gym and offices. The Company is currently targeting the commencement of development works in Q3 2018. Paul Hadaway, Chief Executive of Empiric Student Property plc, commented: "Canterbury represents a prime opportunity for the Group with a low level of private accommodation serving the student market. The Property is ideally located to target students from the University of Kent, which is well regarded and has demonstrated strong growth over the past five years, including a 58 per cent. rise in postgraduate students and a 41 per cent. rise in international students. As well as generating revenue for the forthcoming academic year, the acquisition of the Property should enable the Group to develop a significant student accommodation scheme adjacent to this vibrant university and close to Pavilion Court, the Group's first Canterbury acquisition. This acquisition is in line with Empiric's investment criteria and returns profile."
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27/7/2017
09:05
LLOY 67.84p - 1.24p Lloyds hikes divi as profits rise Lloyds Banking Group has reported a strong first half performance with improvements in underlying and statutory profit. Underlying profit rose by 8% to £4.5 billion with underlying return on tangible equity of 16.6 . Total income was 4% higher at £9.3 billion and net interest income of £5.9 billion was up 2% with improved margin of 2.82%. Other income was 8% higher at £3.3 billion. Other highlights: - Operating costs 1 per cent lower at £4.0 billion. Market-leading cost:income ratio improved to 45.8 per cent - Asset quality remains strong with impairment charge of £268 million, asset quality ratio stable at 12 basis points - Loans and advances increased to £453 billion, including the benefit of the acquisition of MBNA - Statutory profit before tax 4% higher at £2.5 billion, despite an additional £1 billion of conduct charges in the second quarter, primarily in respect of PPI - Strong capital generation of c.100 basis points reflecting strong underlying performance with common equity tier 1 (CET1) ratio of 14.0% (13.5% post dividend); leverage ratio of 4.9% - Tangible net assets per share of 52.4 pence (31 Dec 2016: 54.8 pence) after payment of 2016 final dividend of 2.2 pence per share and a 1.4 pence per share reduction from the acquisition of MBNA The board has declared an interim ordinary dividend of 1.0 pence per share, up 18%, which, it said, was in line with the group's progressive and sustainable approach to ordinary dividends
master rsi
27/7/2017
08:52
FTSEE opening slightly lower but now unchanged
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26/7/2017
23:56
TLW 165.90p +12.10p Was the start performer on the oil sector ready to go over 50 days MA at 170p on the chart
master rsi
26/7/2017
23:48
The Oil Man: Faroe Petroleum, Echo Energy, Tullow Oil - Malcolm Graham-Wood | 26th July 2017 New best friends Russia and Saudi Arabia are underpinning the market, to a degree although longevity is always uncertain. The KSA, after having surprisingly "unadhered" to its own quota in May, has now accepted its punishment and will cut back more in August and September. The Russians are at their 300,000 barrels per day cut, although longer term that may drift if temptation gets in the way or others don't adhere. The UAE have announced a further cut by reducing September customer allocations by 10% and others are having their collars felt. The market liked this a lot and moved up sharply - and that was before the API stats came out after the close. These figures showed a 10.2 million barrel draw, which was way bigger than the analysts' guesses of around -2.6 million and showed yet higher refinery utilisation, in turn leading to a build in gasoline stocks of 2.6 million, again not forecast. Tonight's EIA numbers will give us a clearer view on the situation but anything like this draw will be good for sentiment and keep prices firm, with WTI edging towards $50 and Brent having held above it last night. Today's rise of about 30 cents as I write is helpful. Faroe Petroleum Faroe Petroleum (FPM) continue to display exploration success, which is the envy of the market place. Over a long period of time they have regularly delivered and have done so again with this sidetrack well on Brasse. The result of the 31/7-2S well has been announced and as expected it has franked the form of the original discovery and volumes have been increased. Resource range has increased from 43-80 million barrels of oil equivalent to 56-92 million barrels of oil equivalent in high-quality reservoir sands of high-grade crude similar to that of the Brage field, with 18 million of oil and 4 million of gas. The result provides excellent field economics at low hydrocarbon prices and the development has fast track potential with both Brage and Oseberg fields only 13 kilometres away for tieback purposes. With this infrastructure advantage, the company can realistically think of first oil in 2020/21 and, at a higher rate of over 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, the capex should come in at around the $550 million (£421 million) currently anticipated. At a share price of 85p and a market cap of £303 million this stock is ludicrously undervalued on any conceivable basis. The sector may be out of favour but, be warned, it could go the way of Ithaca (IAE) which at these prices would be a travesty. Echo Energy Echo Energy (ECHO) has just announced that it, along with Pluspetrol and state-owned YPFB, has signed a technical evaluation agreement (TEA) for the Rio Salado block, onshore Bolivia. Echo are out in Bolivia at the prestigious YPFB Gas & Oil congress in Santa Cruz where a number of agreements have been signed, notably between Bolivia and Paraguay, to collaborate on gas sales and pipelines. This TEA will enable the companies to progress a technical evaluation of the block over the next 12 months. When that is completed, and if all is looking good, the parties will be able to propose a commercial agreement to YPFB to define a work programme and "is likely to include the drilling of an exploration well". The Rio Salado block surrounds the Huayco block where Echo has identified a structure and contains an extension of it. Accordingly, their seismic reprocessing programme will be extended for "a minimal incremental cost" over the Greater Huayco area. It should be remembered that, at present, Echo has not confirmed commercial terms in Rio Salado and so doesnt have a firm right during the evaluation period. Having said that, the company is clearly delighted with the signing of such an agreement in the area and is pleased to have got underway with the second of "many pre-identified strategic transactions in Bolivia" and indicates that there is much more to come. Tullow Oil Interims from Tullow (TLW) this morning which are pretty much as predicted with revenues and production in line with guidance. The loss was worse than I expected due to an impairment charge of $642 million mainly on TEN I hear which is a disappointment as production there seems to be going well. As expected, following the $750 million rights issue and trumpeted free cash flow, net debt is down and cost savings are now expected to be $650 million rather than the earlier $500 million in the market and further cash is being saved by the Ugandan farm-down. The excitement quotient will be delivered by the Suriname well, Araku-1, which is expected 4Q 2017 and aiming for in excess of 500 million barrels of oil. With strong performance operationally, the weakness in the share price since the rights issue has probably been overdone but doubts remain over the early write-off at TEN. Apart from that, Tullow is in good enough nick. Range Resources Still suspended, the quarterly update from Range (RRL) is still important to ensure that operationally all is going according to plan. Production was 531 barrels per day with revenue of $2.3 million and the company has cash resources of $17.5 million. With the RTO still underway, holders will be pleased to know that the documentation should be out in this quarter and after that the suspension should be lifted. With so much going on it will be good to hear from the company about the operations and how the corporate activities will change the shape of Range, which is looking most interesting. Petrofac Another couple of contract wins for Petrofac (PFC) this time in Iraq where they have picked up $100 million worth of business - one extended and one new - for construction management services. With a number of pieces of business won recently, PFC is seemingly carrying on as normal and it is probably, if slightly with some schadenfreude, that they see other service companies being called in by the SFO.
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26/7/2017
23:24
Key levels for Anglo American and the mining sector - Alistair Strang | 26th July 2017 The mining sector (FTSE:NMX1770) Having discovered 92% of roadside crow deaths are caused by heavy lorries, I'm reminded that when we view one of the heavyweights in the mining sector (NMX1770), we should view the sector itself in the hope of spotting a signal which justifies the bloom - or gloom - of one of its components. To view the sector, it's currently trading around 16,290 and regarded on a path toward 16,670 points. This ambition is critical, if choosing a heavyweight for the longer term, as it appears that, should the sector manage to close a session above 16,670, we should anticipate a growth surge of an initial 2,000 points. And this will prove to be quite a big deal for sector components. It would require trading below 14,300 before we'd experience collywobbles. Anglo American (LSE:AAL) Over the last couple of years, Anglo American (AAL) shares have tended slavishly to mimic the sector index. Currently it's trading around 1,170p and regarded as being on a path toward 1,235p. Visually this suggests a coming challenge of the downtrend since 2011. In the event of closure above 1,235p, we're looking for growth to a fairly useless 1,315p - useless other than breaking above a six-year downtrend. The implications of such an upward break move the price into big picture territory, permitting us to mention 1,700p in the future. The seriously long-term attraction will be regarded as being 2,186p. If the market intends to derail any optimism, the share requires to close below the red line - currently 1,001p - as 470p becomes attractive, though will require a few other criteria fulfilled as the initial drop ambition calculates at 820p.
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26/7/2017
23:10
10 of the best-quality companies on AIM - Stockopedia and Ben Hobson - 26th July 2017 Stockmarket valuations often drift in the traditionally quiet summer months, and this year is no exception. But after taking a breather in recent weeks, smaller-cap indices are beginning to pick up again - and this bullish move is being led by the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). AIM is the UK's market for smaller, growth companies. The All-Share index, which comprises 963 companies, has risen by an impressive 39% over the past year. Indeed, AIM has helped deliver some of the market's biggest winners in recent years. But it's not all good news. New research shows that the number of companies leaving AIM because of the resignation of their Nominated Advisers (Nomads) has risen sharply over the past five years. Analysis by accountancy group UHY shows that 14 out of 82 companies that left AIM in the last year did so because their Nomad resigned. That compares to only three out of 101 companies that delisted in 2011/12. AIM's Nomad system is part of a "light touch" regulatory regime that was designed to make it easier for smaller companies to maintain a public listing. Nomads tend to be corporate brokers and investment banks, and it's their job to advise companies on their responsibilities to the market. One of the quirks of the Nomad system is that these advisers occasionally resign from their positions. Often the reasons are genuine and companies can quickly find a replacement. However, under AIM rules, failure to find a replacement in time will result in them being booted off the market. A cancelled market listing that's forced by a Nomad resignation can be hugely frustrating for investors. It leaves them with few options but to go along with the company's terms, and it's damaging to the reputation of the market as a whole. According to UHY, the financial risks of failing to make sure client companies are compliant, together with limited fees available, has reduced the number of firms prepared to take on the role of Nomad. Apparently, this is being felt hardest among smaller or more complex companies, as well as those based in emerging economies (AIM has 161 international companies). One of the encouraging features about what's become a regular look at higher quality, small-cap AIM stocks, is that the list of names doesn't change all that much. Somero Enterprises (SOM) is an American company specialising in technology that levels concrete floors. It works in a cyclical market, but in upbeat conditions its profitability and financial strength are eye-catching. Others include the internet TV company Amino Technologies (AMO), payment services group SafeCharge International (SCH) and the vehicle tracking specialist Quartix (QTX). The best return on capital, at 80.8%, is found in the smallest company on the list -Best of the Best (BOTB), the car competitions business. The highest margins, at 54.6%, are to be found at the biotech business, Bioventix (BVXP). Keeping an eye on company quality For investors, this "crunch" in the Nomad system is a reminder of the risks of investing in AIM shares and why a focus on quality is essential. We regularly press the case in this column for embracing high quality standards in small-cap investing. One place to start is to focus on the moat-like qualities of firms that can establish and defend highly profitable operations that can produce impressive, long-run returns for their shareholders. Moats have earned themselves a place in the investing lexicon that's synonymous with a robust competitive advantage and strong, resilient profitability. It's a term employed by the successful American investor, Warren Buffett, and looks for characteristics in a business that make it very difficult for competitors to fight against. Companies with the strongest competitive moats tend to be large and well established. But these features can also be found in much smaller businesses in highly profitable niches. Typically, you can find the signs in some key quality measures and metrics. They include strong, stable returns from invested capital can be seen in return on capital employed (ROCE) and return on equity. These firms often have great pricing power, which often shows up in high margins and high levels of free cashflow. To get an idea of the sorts of companies on AIM that have the hallmarks of strong economic moats, we screened the market for Interactive Investor using some of these key measures. We sorted the list based on Stockopedia's QualityRank, which takes into account long-term quality factors, balance sheet strength and any potential accounting or insolvency risk red flags - from zero (poor) to 100 (excellent). Evidence of growing numbers of AIM de-listings as a result of Nomad resignations will be a concern for some market watchers. However, higher-quality companies rarely encounter this problem. Given the inherent risks of investing in smaller companies - which can be more prone to financial pressure - de-listings are part and parcel of the challenges faced by investors. Focusing on profitable, financially resilient business with the capability of delivering strong returns to shareholders, is likely to be a preferable place to begin assessing AIM stocks.
master rsi
26/7/2017
22:56
MARKET REPORT FTSE up on housebuilders and utility stocks Stronger utility and housebuilding stocks supported gains by the FTSE 100. Barratt Developments (BDEV) led the housebuilders higher with a 1.9% jump to 615p. Taylor Wimpey (TW.) and Persimmon (PSN) were also up 1.6% and 1.3%, respectively. Utility stocks remained strong as United Utilities (UU.) and Severn Trent (SVT) rose 1.2% and 0.9%. The UK economy was estimated to have increased by 0.3% between April and June thanks to the retail sector, film production and distribution according to the Office for National Statistics. This was in line with expectations. The services sector grew at a slower rate of 0.2% over the same period, down from 0.4% in the three months to February. Brent crude oil nudged 1.2% higher to $50.80 per barrel. Copper increased 1% to $6,327 per tonne and gold reversed 0.3% to $1,247 per ounce. OVERSEAS MARKETS Strong results from planes manufacturer Boeing sent the company's shares flying 8% higher and helped the Dow Jones in the US open 0.5% up at 21,718 this afternoon. FTSE 100 RISERS AND FALLERS Investors already priced in a drop in pre-tax profit at broadcaster ITV (ITV). Profit fell from £425m to £381m in the first half. ITV hiked its interim dividend by 5%, helping the shares rise 2.4% to 180.2p. A decline in the trading margin from 8.6% to 8.4% in the first six months of 2017 dragged on engineer GKN's (GKN), prompting a 1% share price decline to 330p. Elsewhere in the FTSE, food service firm Compass (CPG) benefitted from a 3.9% boost in organic revenue growth in its third quarter of the year. The company reported good progress in Europe, new business in North America and an improving environment in the rest of the world. The stock gained 1.7% to £16.27. Among the miners, Antofagasta (ANTO) was broadly unmoved at 944p despite increasing copper production by 7.1% to 346,300 tonnes. FTSE 250 RISERS AND FALLERS Pub and brewery Marston's (MARS) fell 4.2% to 116.3p despite like-for-like sales continuing to be ahead of expectations. The market was willing to overlook Tullow Oil's (TLW) slip into a pre-tax loss of $519m in the first half of 2017 from a profit of $24m a year earlier as the stock advanced 7.8% to 165.7p. PayPoint One, card payment transactions and cashpoint payments bode well for PayPoint (PAY). The company said revenue grew 4.2% to £28.4m in the three months to June, which pushed the stock 1.9% higher to 843.5p. Banking group Paragon (PAG) advanced 4.9% to 428p thanks to strong trading in the quarter to 30 June, while new lending in the year to date hit £1.34bn, up from £1.19bn. SMALL CAP RISERS AND FALLERS Robert Walters (RWA) unveiled a record first half to June 2017 thanks to a 62% jump in operating profits to £16.2m. Shares in the staffer were up 4.2% to 452.2p. Huntsworth (HNT) said headline profit before tax rose 58% to £10m in the six months to the end of June, helping the share price tick 7.7% higher to 66.5p.
master rsi
26/7/2017
22:46
DOW finishing 95 points better
master rsi
26/7/2017
22:00
As the Master RSI of FIBs could you please let me know how the FIBs look like chart wise on UKOG as well as ANGS?
cpap man
26/7/2017
16:20
How the UPS are performing during last month
master rsi
26/7/2017
16:06
How the UPS are performing today
master rsi
26/7/2017
15:57
OIL spiking up and moving over yesterday's high
master rsi
26/7/2017
15:24
DOW on the up from the start now 122 points better
master rsi
26/7/2017
15:11
SDX 43.50p - 1.75p Had maximum retracement 78.6% anymore and going to test the 42.125p low on the 12th July 2 weeks ago
master rsi
26/7/2017
15:10
KOD KOD are just itching to break out....with the MAJOR news flow coming it really won't be that long now!
cpap man
26/7/2017
14:46
BREAKOUT GUN 5.50p +0.005 (+10.00%) This KEEP an EYE share is ready for the BREAKOUT after the large volume recently ----------------- Intraday ------------------------------------------ 2 months ------------------------------- 1 year -------------------
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26/7/2017
14:24
Vertu Motors PLC AGM Statement VTU -3.45% During the four-month period to 30 June 2017 (the "Period") the Group saw a strong performance in the plate change month of March followed by softer trading in April, May and June resulting from less favourable market conditions. The Board believes that the market softening is linked to the Vehicle Excise Duty ("VED") increase in April, the impact of sterling depreciation on new vehicle pricing and customer uncertainty regarding the General Election and the macroeconomic environment. Pricing disciplines and cost control minimised the impact of the market conditions on the Group's profitability, and as a consequence the Group
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26/7/2017
13:25
PETROFAC STRENGTHENS IRAQ PRESENCE WITH CONTRACTS WORTH US$100 MILLION Petrofac has secured a contract extension and a new award with a combined value of more than US$100 million for construction management, engineering, commissioning and start-up services for two International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Iraq. The awards reflect the extensive track record Petrofac has been amassing in the country since 2010. Today's announcement builds upon US$70 million of new awards in Iraq announced in April, giving the Group good visibility of future work in the country and securing around 250 jobs. Mani Rajapathy, Managing Director, Engineering & Production Services East, said: "We're delighted the IOCs in Iraq continue to choose Petrofac to support their operations. Iraq is an important market for us and, as evidenced by the number of awards we've secured there this year, we've consistently proven our delivery and execution capability on behalf of our clients. "As we move forward, our teams will remain focused on ensuring services are delivered in alignment with our clients' expectations to enable them to maximise value from their oil and gas assets."
master rsi
26/7/2017
13:00
TLW 163.50p +9.80p has gone over the breaking point 163p as said post 556
master rsi
26/7/2017
12:36
Director Deals - Virgin Money Holdings UK Plc (VM.) Peter Bole, Executive Director, sold 7,458 shares in the company on the 25th July 2017 at a price of 298.40p. The Director now holds 8,325 shares representing 0.00% of the shares in issue. -------------- Director Deals - Shawbrook Group Plc (SHAW) Stephen Johnson, Executive Director, sold post-exercise 144,251 shares in the company on the 26th July 2017 at a price of 340.00p. NOTE: Sale re Acceptance of Takeover Offer Steve Pateman, Chief Executive Officer, sold post-exercise 257,470 shares in the company on the 24th July 2017 at a price of 340.00p. The Director now holds 82,044 shares. NOTE: Sale re Acceptance of Takeover Offer
master rsi
26/7/2017
11:32
Bioquell Trebles Interim Profit As Sees Improving Sales Pipeline Shares in Bioquell were up 15% at 200.90 pence on Wednesday following the results. Bioquell PLC said on Wednesday that, "after a number of years of little growth", revenue rose a heady 19% in the half year ended June 30. Bioquell is a UK-headquartered technology company which sells specialist biological contamination control products and services into the Life Sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, with most of its revenues generated from overseas customers. Bioquell said total revenue for its half year rose 19% to GBP14.3 million from GBP12.0 million a year before. The improvement was generated largely by the company's core bio-decontamination division, which at GBP14.0 million contributes 98% of total revenue. The MDH Defence division contributed GBP0.3 million, 2% of total revenue in the first half and a 68% decrease from this time last year. Bioquell says its order book for this division is showing evidence of improvement, as the number of "prospects in the pipeline" have increased significantly, with new customers being added, which should show up in revenue in the second half. Profit before tax more than trebled to GBP1.4 million from GBP0.4 million the prior year. As a result, earnings per share jumped 5.5p from 0.8p. Bioquell said it expects revenue to be broadly similar in the second half of the year and pretax profit for 2017 is therefore likely to exceed current market expectations.
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