LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
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Today, Earnings Review released its analysts' notes regarding Bankers Investment Trust PLC (LON: BNKR), Edinburgh Investment Trust PLC (LON: EDIN), PENNON GROUP (LON: PNN), STAGECOACH (LON: SGC) and United Utilities Group (LON: UU.). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://earnings-review.com/3632-100free.
Bankers Investment Trust PLC Analyst Notes
On June 6, 2014, shares of Bankers Investment Trust PLC's (Bankers Investment Trust) - the investment Company, which operates as an investment trust gained 0.79% from its previous day's close, and closed at £576.50. During the session, the Company's shares opened at £568.50 and fluctuated in the range of £568.50 - £577.00. A total of 52,340 shares changed hands during the session. Over the past 12 months, the shares of Bankers Investment Trust increased 7.26%, as compared to the FTSE 100, which increased 6.96% during the same time period. The full analyst notes on Bankers Investment Trust are available to download free of charge at:
Edinburgh Investment Trust PLC Analyst Notes
Invesco Perpetual, the manager and secretary of Edinburgh Investment Trust PLC (Edinburgh Investment Trust) reported on behalf of the Company that its total assets stood at £1.43 billion as of March 31, 2014. Net Asset Value performance increased 11.6% for the 12-month period ended March 31, 2014. Edinburgh Investment Trust declared a dividend yield of 3.8% and a total dividend of 22.8 pence for 2013. The full analyst notes on Edinburgh Investment Trust are available to download free of charge at:
PENNON GROUP Analyst Notes
On June 3, 2014, PENNON GROUP (PENNON) announced financial results for FY 2014 (period ended March 31, 2014). The Company posted 10.0% YoY increase in revenue to £1.3 billion. On a segment-wise basis, revenue from water and sewerage rose 4.3% YoY to £520.0 million, while revenues from waste management increased 14.0% YoY to £802.0 million. Operating profit, before net exceptional charges, was up 4.8% YoY to £257.5 million. Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent was £182.2 million, versus £160.8 million in FY 2013. The Board recommended a final dividend of 20.92 pence, subject to shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting, to be held on July 31, 2014. The final dividend will be paid on October 3, 2014 to shareholders on the register on August 8, 2014. The cash and cash deposits for FY 2014 was reported at £613.1 million as compared to £634.5 million for FY 2013. The full analyst notes on PENNON GROUP are available to download free of charge at:
STAGECOACH Analyst Notes
On June 5, 2014, transport operator Stagecoach revealed that more than half of its UK bus fleet now operates using a greener, carbon-saving fuel blend. The Company informed that it has significantly increased the number of its buses running on a greener blend of 30% biofuel and 70% diesel, compared to a standard fuel mix with 5% bio content. The results demonstrate that the greener fuel has helped Stagecoach to save more than 67,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide in the past year. Robert Montgomery, Managing Director, Stagecoach UK Bus, commented, "We were the first major bus company in the UK to run buses on 100% biofuel and we are continuing to lead the way in the use of this greener blend which allows us to continue delivering our greener, smarter bus services to the millions of people who use them every day as well as being kinder to the environment." The full analyst notes on STAGECOACH are available to download free of charge at:
United Utilities Group Analyst Notes
On June 4, 2014, water utility United Utilities Group (UU) announced that it is taking steps to deal with the threats posed by flash flooding. A study conducted by the Met Office and Newcastle University has identified that climate change could result in heavier summer rainfall, with a greater risk of flash flooding. Further, the experts writing in the Nature and Climate Change journal have warned that the short, sharp downpours could become an increasingly unwanted characteristic of the British summer if the effects of global warming continue. UU said that it is investing heavily in schemes designed to mitigate the risk of flooding homes and business. The Company is targeting areas more likely to experience flooding and defect identification through CCTV sewer surveys. The full analyst notes on UU are available to download free of charge at:
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