Company News in Brief

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Half year to 30 June

Wilson (Connolly), property developer, fell to pounds 8.8m (pounds 13.8m) pre-tax profit. Interim dividend is held at 1.27p.

Nurdin & Peacock declined to pounds 5.6m (pounds 7m) pre-tax profit. Interim dividend is held at 1.96p.

Caird Group marginally improved pre-tax profits to pounds 3.15m (pounds 3.1m). Dividend is held at 1.33p.

Evans Halshaw fell to pounds 1.5m (pounds 1.9m) pre-tax profit. Interim dividend is held at 3.6p.

Burnfield, maker of electric surface heaters, made pounds 1.1m pre-tax profit (loss pounds 281,000).

Haden MacLellan slumped to pounds 2.4m (pounds 7.9m) pre-tax profit. Interim dividend is cut to 1p (3p).

Celestion Industries made pounds 34,000 pre-tax profit (loss pounds 771,000). No dividend.

Sunleigh made pounds 11,000 pre-tax profit (loss pounds 1.3m).

Sherwood Computer boosted pre- tax profits from pounds 580,000 to pounds 1.75m. Interim dividend is raised to 1.75p (1.5p).

British Dredging slipped to pounds 578,000 (pounds 759,000). Interim dividend is held at 2.6p.

Avonmore Foods lifted pre-tax profits to Ir pounds 9.6m (Ir pounds 6.6m) on sales of Ir pounds 335m (Ir pounds 293.5m). Interim dividend is 1.45p (1.35p).

Stat-Plus Group fell to pounds 2m (pounds 2.4m) pre-tax profit. Interim dividend is 3.56p.

Holmes Protection lifted pre-tax profits from dollars 1.4m to dollars 1.5m.

BR-Borneo Petroleum achieved pounds 2.3m (pounds 1.7m) pre-tax profit. Interim dividend is held at 2.667p.

North Sea Assets advanced to pounds 890,000 (pounds 871,000) pre-tax profit.

Kleinwort Smaller Companies IT held interim dividend payout at 2p. Net asset value is 100.8p.

Pacific Assets Trust's net asset value fell to 253.2p (259.1p).

Others

British Thornton climbed from pounds 1m pre-tax loss to make pounds 947,000 pre-tax profit in the year to 30 April. No dividend.

Guardian and Manchester's pre-tax profits rose to pounds 19.2m (pounds 15.3m) in year to 28 March, on lower turnover of pounds 184.9m (pounds 190.8m).

Albany IT held dividend at 1.25p, but net asset value fell to 93.21p (117.9p) in the half year ended 31 August.

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