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Molyneux Estates deepened pre- tax losses to pounds 2.5m ( pounds 1.1m) for the year to 30 June. LPS worsened to 11.2p (3.07p). Total dividend is 1p.

Maddox Group incurred pounds 18.9m taxable loss (profit pounds 325,000) for the half-year to 30 June. LPS 4.3p (EPS 0.21p). No dividend.

Appleby Westward made pre-tax profits of pounds 730,000 ( pounds 1m) for the six months to 31 August. EPS 8.5p (11.9p). Dividend is held at 3.2p.

Six months to 30 September

Business Post Group, floated in July, reported a 15 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to pounds 2.2m ( pounds 1.9m). EPS 3.3p (3.2p). Dividend is 1.2p.

Channel Holdings achieved a sharp rise in pre-tax profits to pounds 808,000 ( pounds 191,000). EPS 1.7p (1p). Dividend is 0.5p (nil).

Penna incurred a pounds 118,000 taxable loss (profit pounds 1m). LPS 2p (EPS 13.9p). Dividend is 1p (3p).

Pilot Investment Trust is to raise pounds 15m via a placing and offer of shares, only eight months after its launch. Pilot has increased its net assets by 25.1 per cent since March to 121.1p a share by 30 September. Dividend is 0.5p.

Wilshaw lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 1.4m ( pounds 809,000). EPS 1.05p (0.6p). Dividend is 0.2p (0.15p).

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