LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
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Today, Earnings Review released its analysts' notes regarding Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (LON: IMT), Spectris Plc (LON: SXS), Genesis Emerging Market Fund Ltd. (LON: GSS), Jardine Lloyd Thomson Group Plc (LON: JLT) and A.G. BARR Plc (LON: BAG). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://earnings-review.com/3378-100free.
Imperial Tobacco Group Plc Analyst Notes
On May 7, 2014, Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (Imperial Tobacco) announced H 1 2014 financial results (period ended March 31, 2014). The Company posted adjusted tobacco net revenue of £3.1 billion, down by 4.6% YoY. Imperial Tobacco reported adjusted EPS of 89.6 pence, down by 0.7% YoY. Imperial Tobacco reported considerable stock reductions during the reporting period, which affected volume, revenue and profit figures. The Company informed that the ongoing stock optimization program will strengthen long-term supply effectiveness and the cost optimization program will deliver incremental savings of £60 million for the full year. For the full year 2014, the Company expects a reasonable growth in the adjusted EPS at constant currency and dividend growth of at least 10%. The Board has declared an interim dividend of 38.8 pence per share, which will be paid on August 19, 2014, with an ex-dividend date of July 16, 2014. The full analyst notes on Imperial Tobacco are available to download free of charge at:
Spectris Plc Analyst Notes
On April 25, 2014, Spectris Plc (Spectris), released the Interim Management Statement covering the period from January 1, 2014 to April 24, 2014. As per the statement, sales for Q1 2014 were down 1% YoY, adversely impacted by foreign currency exchange movements. Spectris informed that like-for-like sales to North America grew by 7% YoY, Asia Pacific by 6% YoY and Europe by 1% YoY. According to the Company, net debt as on March 31, 2014 was approximately £90 million, down £14 million since the start of 2014. Additionally, at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on April 25, 2014, Spectris shareholders, among other things, approved the payment of a final dividend of 28.00 pence per share, payable on July 25, 2014. The Company is expected to issue its Interim results on July 25, 2014. Spectris is a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. The full analyst notes on Spectris are available to download free of charge at:
Genesis Emerging Market Fund Ltd. Analyst Notes
On June 2, 2014, the stock of Genesis Emerging Market Fund Ltd. (Genesis EMF) slipped by 0.15% and closed at €536.21. The Company's stock opened at €537.50, and fluctuated within the range of €536.21 - €541.50. The stock of Genesis EMF has strengthened by 5.30% in the last one month. The full analyst notes on Genesis EMF are available to download free of charge at:
Jardine Lloyd Thomson Group Plc Analyst Notes
On June 2, 2014, Jardine Lloyd Thomson Group Plc (JLT) announced the appointment of Steve Dimaria as Senior Vice President, JLT Towers Re with responsibility for Canadian Agriculture. JLT Towers SE is a part of the JLT Group. The Company informed that Steve will be based in the Toronto office and will play a significant part in nurturing the competences of JLT Towers Re in North America. Confirming the appointment, Alastair Speare-Cole, Co-CEO, JLT Towers Re, said, "Steve is a really great hire for the business and testament to our focus on client needs and ongoing success. We see Agriculture as an important specialty area for JLT Towers Re. We are keen to build out our agricultural reinsurance practice in a number of geographies including China, USA and Canada." The full analyst notes on JLT are available to download free of charge at:
A.G. BARR Plc Analyst Notes
On May 27, 2014, A.G. BARR Plc (Barr) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and issued an Interim Management Statement, prior to the AGM, covering trading for the period January 27, 2014 to May 27, 2014. As per the statement, total revenue for the 15 weeks to May 11, 2014 increased by 5.2% YoY. The soft drinks market, as measured by Nielsen, recorded value growth of 1.9% and volume decline of 0.6% over the period up to and including May 10, 2014. The Company stated that the brand and sales program associated with the sponsorship of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is fully underway and its "Fit for the Future" change program is making good progress. During the AGM, all resolutions put forth by the management were passed on a show of hands. Besides, the Company will pay an interim dividend of 8.19 pence per ordinary share on June 6, 2014. The full analyst notes on BARR are available to download free of charge at:
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