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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

ITV PLC

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  • The Independent: ITV has hiked the dividend by 35% to 3.5p and, for the second year in a row, there was also an extra special payout of 4p as the profit soared
  • The Guardian: ITV seeks new acquisitions as it returns to profit and falls back in favour

BP PLC

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  • 7News Fox: BP has dropped its plans to put $300 million worth of windmills in the town of Cape Vincent
  • Huffington Post: A federal judge has indefinitely delayed the trial of a former BP executive accused of lying to Congress in 2010 about the amount of oil that was spewing from the company's blown-out well
  • Global News: A federal judge refused Wednesday to halt payments from a BP fund to compensate deckhands and other seafood workers harmed financially by the 2010 Gulf oil spill

Barclays PLC

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  • Financial Times: Three former employees of Barclays - Jonathan Mathew, Peter Johnson and Stylianos Contogoulas - faced criminal charges in court on Wednesday as a result of the UK Serious Fraud Office’s probe into alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Pharmaceutical Online: GlaxoSmithKline is asking the EU for tougher regulation of E-Cigarettes that are in competition with the drug company’s own Nicorette gums and other related products

Rio Tinto PLC

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  • KDLG: The chief financial officers for the city of New York and the state of California are continuing to call for Rio Tinto to divest itself from Northern Dynasty

Tyman PLC

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  • Wall Street Journal: Tyman announces that its international division, Schlegel International, yesterday completed the acquisition of Vedasil Brasil, the market leader in the manufacture and supply of pile weather-seals in Brazil

International Personal Finance PLC

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  • London South East: International Personal Finance on Wednesday said its pretax profits for 2013 rose by 45% after solid revenue growth, driven by the home credit lender's expansion into new markets and an increase in the credit it issued

Travis Perkins PLC

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  • RTT News: Travis Perkins on Wednesday reported a higher profit for full-year 2013, as revenues grew about 6%

WPP PLC

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  • Twst.com: WPP announced that its wholly owned operating company JWT, the global marketing communications agency, has agreed to acquire Lemon Sky, a leading creative digital marketing company in Poland

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