COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

Frederick Cooper lifted pre-tax profits to £3.4m (£2.4m) in 26 weeks to 31 January. Eps 4.8p (2.2p). Dividend held at 0.8p.

Six months to 31 December

Lincat improved pre-tax profits to £996,000 (£688,000). Eps 9.1p. Dividend is 2.7p (2.2p).

Town Centre Securities made £4.2m (£3.95m) pre-tax profit. Eps 2.37p. Dividend 1p (0.96p).

Year ended 31 December

Abbott Mead Vickers' pre-tax profits jumped to £8.2m (£4.75m). Eps 15.68p (9.33p). Total dividend is 7.4p (5.25p).

Arcadian Intl made £417,000 pre-tax profit (loss £471,000). Eps 0.18p. Total dividend 0.8p.

Bruntcliffe Aggregates boosted pre-tax profits to £2.3m (£671,000). Total dividend 1.25p.

BNB Resources turned in higher pre-tax profits of £3.6m (£2.6m). Total dividend is 5.5p.

W Canning slumped to £10.6m taxable loss (profit £2.2m). Total dividend is 7.5p (7.29p).

Churchill China produced higher pre-tax profits of £3.6m (£2.4m). Total dividend is 2.19p.

Newman Tonks leapt to £20.2m (£15.8m) pre-tax profits. Total dividend is 6.75p (6.2p).

Plasmec climbed from £73,000 taxable loss to £715,000 pre-tax profit. Total dividend is 4p (3p).

Pittards achieved £2.2m pre-tax profit (loss £6.8m). Eps 7.2p. Total dividend is 2p (1p).

Ropner rose to £4.4m (£3.9m) pre-tax profit. Eps 12.4p (11.3p). Total dividend is 8.25p (7.5p).

Seafield Resources increased pre-tax profits to £1.9m (£1.5m). Eps 3.1p (1.1p). No dividend.

Trinity Intl rose to £22.9m (£19.9m) pre-tax profit. Eps 24p. Total dividend 10.7p (9.7p)

Telspec leapt to £6.6m (£3.4m) pre-tax profit. Total dividend 3.7p.

Weir Group slid to £30.55m (£37.5m) pre-tax profit. Total dividend is 6.96p (6.5p).

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