COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

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Caldwell Investments revealed sharply lower pre-tax profits of £179,000 (£48,000) for the year to 31 October. The fall was in spite of better turnover of £8m (£6.8m). Earnings per share are 2.29p (4.05p). Final dividend is 0.61p, making 1p (same). Filtronic Comtek advanced from £438,000 to £1.5 pre-tax profit in he six months to 30 November, as turnover soared from £3.3m to £12.05m. Earnings per share improved to 3.23p (1.17p).

Haynes Publishing maintained pre-tax profits at £2.1m in the six months to 30 November on the back of a drop in turnover to £11.6m (£12.4m). Earnings per share edged up to 8.2p (8.1p). Dividend is held at 4p.

Motor World Group drove pre-tax profits up to £4.5m (£3.65m) for the year to 31 October on £45.8m (£39.3m) turnover. Earnings per share are 22.6p (23.4p). Total dividend 7.7p (7p).

Property Trust hoisted pre-tax profits to £254,000 (£102,000) in the six months to 30 September. Earnings per share 1.3p (0.5p).

St Andrew Trust is paying 5.4p (5.1p) final dividend for the year ended 31 December. Net asset value per share eased to 312.7p (324.8p).

TR Smaller Companies IT maintained the dividend at 1.5p for the six months to 30 November. Net asset value per share were 193.9p (191.5p).

Wintrust achieved £1.35m (£1.2m) pre-tax profit in the six months to 30 September. Earnings per share rose to 8.45p (7.36p). Dividend is 3.3p 3.65p.

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