COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

Jury's Hotel made pre-tax profits of Ir£4.1m (Ir£2.8m) in the six months to 31 October. EPS Ir11.5p (9.6p). Dividend is Ir2.1p (1.9p).

Ryland Group pre-tax profits rose to £1.2m (£727,000) in the six months to 31 October. EPS 3.47p (2.58p). Dividend is 0.27p.

Denmans Electrical increased pre-tax profits to £2.8m (£2m) for year to 30 September. EPS 41p (30.74p). Final dividend is 4.7p making 6.8p (6.4p).

Gibbs Mew, the beer maker, edged pre-tax profits ahead to £1.9m (£1.6m) in the six months to 30 September. EPS 15.57p (16.21p). Dividend 4p (3.75p).

Microgen saw pre-tax profits slip to £6.2m (£6.7m) in the year to 31 October. EPS 10p (10.5p).

Final dividend is 5.05p making 7.25p.

Jones Stroud Holdings virtually maintained pre-tax profits at £2.9m in the six months to 30 September. EPS 11.08p (EPS 11.4p). Dividend held at 3.5p.

Hawtin lifted taxable profit to £2m (£1.5m) for year to 30 September. EPS 2.81p (2.2p). Final dividend 0.875p making 1.15p.

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