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Citywire Top Stocks Daily News Digest

Citywire Top Stocks Daily News Digest

All the news from across the web about the companies featured in Citywire's Top Stocks

Barclays PLC

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  • The Globe & Mail: Indian tax authorities are investigating a possible financial scam after seizing $5 billion worth of bills of exchange issued by Barclays from the home of a trader
  • Nasdaq: Barclays roped in $297 million in fees by providing advisory and underwriting services to companies in UK to get ahead of Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan that held the first and second positions in 2011

BP PLC

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  • Chicago Tribune: Offshore rig contractor Transocean has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to settle US government charges arising from BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
  • Fox Business: Shares of BP climbed 2.4% in London on Thursday after Transocean announced a $1.4 billion settlement with the US Department of Justice over the oil-spill disaster

Diageo PLC

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  • The Daily Business Post: Diageo Ireland has announced that it donated over €1 million to charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs in Ireland in 2012

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Proactive Investors: Medical device maker GI Dynamics has entered into two separate research collaborations with GlaxoSmithKline and Medtronic to evaluate its EndoBarrier treatment for Type 2 diabetes and obesity
  • Baltimore Business Journal: Maryland received $3.6 million as part of a settlement with GlaxoSmithKline over allegations related to the marketing of various drugs

HSBC Holdings PLC

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Imagination Technologies Group PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Imagination Technologies Group, the maker of chip technology for tablet computers and smart phones, surged 7.8% to 439.7 pence on Thursday, its biggest gain since 16 October

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • Jags Report: Exane BNP Paribas reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group with a $1.02 price target on the stock

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Daily Mail: Shell is preparing to re-assess its Arctic drilling plans in the light of the latest setback in a trouble-strewn exploration campaign that has cost £3 billion but produced no oil
  • Business First: Louisville-based Blue Equity LLC has sold The Antilles Group, a licensed user of Shell brands in Jamaica, to the Paris-based Rubis Group

Taylor Wimpey PLC

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  • London Evening Standard: Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey saw off 20 rival bidders to buy St Dunstan’s House in London for £30 million

Unilever PLC

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  • Financial Times: Hormel Foods will acquire Skippy, the number-two peanut butter brand in the US, from Unilever for $700 million

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Vodafone has waded into battle with its regulator, Ofcom, over proposals to make it easier for customers to walk away from contracts if telecoms operators increase the cost of calls

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