Company News in Brief

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Year to 30 September

Barcom, the civil engineering and contractor's plant hirer, plunged to pounds 782,000 ( pounds 4.8m) pre-tax profit. Final is 1.25p.

Bradstock Group, the insurance broker, disclosed a slight fall in pre-tax profits to pounds 7.4m ( pounds 8m). Final is 3.65p, making 5.1p (4.75p).

GWR, the independent radio contractor, more than doubled pre- tax profits to pounds 721,000 ( pounds 340,000). Final is 4p, making 7p (4p).

Year to 31 October

Shoprite, the retailer and property company, more than doubled pre-tax profits to pounds 2.7m ( pounds 1.1m). Final 5.5p, making 7.5p (5.2p).

Turkey Trust is paying a 4p special dividend with the 1p final, making 5p. Net asset value per share is 148.06p (148.97p).

Six months to 30 September

Bromsgrove Industries, the engineer, made pounds 4m pre-tax ( pounds 3.2m). Dividend 1.65p (1.5p).

Tinsley Robor, the printer and packager, cut pre-tax losses from pounds 398,000 to pounds 132,000.

TGI, the loudspeakers maker, virtually halved pre-tax profits to pounds 340,000 ( pounds 671,000). Interim dividend is 0.5p.

Six months to 31 October

First Technology, maker of safety and security systems, boosted pre- tax profits to pounds 807,000 ( pounds 83,000). Turnover fell to pounds 11.4m ( pounds 16m).

Gold Greenlees Trott, provider of marketing services, eased to pounds 2.2m ( pounds 3m) pre-tax profit. Dividend held at 1.5p.

Learmonth Burchett Management Systems, the computer systems consultant, made pounds 753,000 pre-tax ( pounds 281,000 loss).

MS International, the defence and electrical equipment maker, rose to pounds 250,000 ( pounds 175,000) pre- tax profit. Dividend is held at 1p.

Multitone Electronics, the radio communication systems maker, edged ahead to pounds 875,000 ( pounds 864,000) pre-tax profit. Dividend is 1.5p (1.25p).

Westport Group, provider of photographic and retail market services, fell to pounds 111,000 ( pounds 373,000).

Other

Danae Investment Trust is paying 3.375p per income share for the six months to 30 November.

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