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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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  • Manchester Evening News: Warrington-based Waterfall Services, a specialist national contract catering company focusing on education and care and welfare sectors, has secured a £2.9 million deal with Barclays
  • HITC Business: Barclays has announced that Stephen Thieke has been appointed as a non-executive Director with immediate effect

BP PLC

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  • Yahoo News: BP's Kwinana refinery in Australia is being prepared for a major scheduled shutdown within months to undergo a multimillion-dollar maintenance programme

easyJet PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Gatwick and easyJet have locked horns over who was to blame for the chaos that reached “biblical proportions” at the airport on Christmas Eve
  • The Independent: EasyJet flew 61.33 million passengers in 2013, which is 3.6% more than during the previous 12 months

Essentra PLC

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  • Wall Street Journal: Essentra has acquired 100% of the share capital of Mesan Kilit AS for an undisclosed cash consideration

Howden Joinery

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  • WKRB News & Analysis: Howden Joinery Group’s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Citigroup Inc in a research report issued on Tuesday

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • The Guardian: HSBC is preparing to hand out multimillion-pound share awards to 1,000 of its top staff as it attempts to bypass the new European Union rules capping bankers' bonuses

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • The Guardian: A mass sell-off of the government's 33% stake in Lloyds Banking Group has moved a step closer after the management of the bailed out bank was asked by UK Financial Investments to draw up the detailed information needed for a sale

Prudential PLC

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  • WKRB News & Analysis: Prudential’s stock had its “underweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JP Morgan Chase in a research report issued on Tuesday; the analysts have a $15.09 target price on the stock

Reed Elsevier PLC

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  • 4-traders: Reed Elsevier has appointed Centrica PLC's Nick Luff as Chief Financial Officer of both the PLC and NV Boards, at a date to be decided

Rio Tinto PLC

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  • Business Standard: Rio Tinto plans to produce up to three million carats of diamonds annually from its Bunder deposit, in Indian Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Reuters: Private equity firm TPG is vying for Shell's refining and retail business in Australia, along with a consortium involving Macquarie Group, the Australian Financial Review reported on Wednesday
  • UPI: Shell New Zealand says it will drill an exploration well in the Great South Basin

Travis Perkins PLC

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  • WKRB News & Analysis: Travis Perkins’ stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Citigroup Inc. in a research note issued on Tuesday; the analysts currently have a $31.33 price target on the stock

Weir Group PLC

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  • Zolmax News: Weir Group’s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by research analysts at Espirito Santo Investment Bank Research in a report released on Tuesday; the analysts have a $42.64 price objective on the stock

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