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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

AstraZeneca PLC

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  • Zolmax News: AstraZeneca’s stock had its “underweight” rating reaffirmed by JP Morgan Chase on Wednesday

Barclays PLC

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  • Financial Times: Barclays has recouped about £300 million in promised bonuses from its bankers in the biggest ever effort by a global bank to strip staff of previous years’ awards

Bodycote PLC

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  • Reuters: Bodycote reported an 18.5% rise in full-year profit to $135.9 million, helped by new contracts at its aerospace business


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  • Financial Times: BP misrepresented critical information to regulators and continued drilling in “dangerous” conditions while working on the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an expert witness
  • The Christian Science Monitor: Executives from BP recently descended on Tanzania with a request to pursue natural gas investments

Diageo PLC

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  • Just Drinks: Devlin Hainsworth, the head of East African Breweries, a Diageo subsidiary, is leaving the company eight months after taking up the post

Filtrona PLC

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  • Zolmax News: Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of Filtrona from $8.19 to $10.16 in a research note issued on Wednesday

First Quantum Minerals PLC

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  • The Globe and Mail: First Quantum Minerals has extended the deadline on its hostile bid for Inmet Mining by almost two weeks, citing regulatory concerns

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Reuters: GlaxoSmithKline's HIV/AIDS drugs business is to share intellectual property rights on children's medicine in a patent pool designed to make treatments more widely available in poor countries

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Sameer Gupta, 33, a New Jersey client of HSBC Holdings, pleaded guilty to evading taxes on $1.2 million in income and using an account in India to hide some of his money


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  • Bloomberg: ITV plans to pay a special dividend of $236 million after profit rose 8.1% to 267 million pounds last year

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • Fox Business: Lloyds Banking Group Wednesday announced the repayment of €10 billion of funds to the European Central Bank

Rio Tinto PLC

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  • Financial Times: Mongolia has revoked the licences for a key portion of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine, amid a mounting dispute between Rio Tinto and the Mongolian government over costs, revenues and taxes
  • Wall Street Journal: Rio Tinto expects its Simandou iron ore project in West Africa to start production in 2015

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Financial Times: Shell said it was abandoning plans to drill for oil off the north coast of Alaska this year, in a huge setback for the company’s Arctic ambitions
  • Bloomberg: Shell says solar power, a business it abandoned four years ago, may expand into the world’s biggest source of energy in the next half century

Tullow Oil PLC

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  • Energy & Capital: Tullow Oil has discovered crude minerals along the Kenyan and Ethiopian borders along the Tertiary rift

Weir Group PLC

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  • BBC: Weir Group has reported record annual pre-tax profits of £443 million, up 12%
  • Financial Times: Shares of Weir Group jumped 7.3% to £23.22 on Wednesday, its biggest daily jump in more than a year, as its annual results triggered a bear squeeze
  • Scotsman: Weir Group chief executive Keith Cochrane is calling for Britain to speed up its entry into the shale gas industry to help the country become more self-sufficient in meeting its power requirements

Xstrata PLC

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  • Australian Mining: Xstrata officials in north Queensland have taken a “zero tolerance” approach to synthetic drug use in the mining industry following warnings from police about the region's problems

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