LONDON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Earnings Review released its analysts' notes regarding J D Wetherspoon plc (LON: JDW), Associated British Foods plc (LON: ABF), Fidessa Group plc (LON: FDSA), Telecom plus PLC (LON: TEP) and Ted Baker plc (LON: TED). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://earnings-review.com/4262-100free.
J D Wetherspoon plc Analyst Notes
On June 18, 2014, J D Wetherspoon plc (Wetherspoon) announced that the nine pubs managed by the Company in Northern Ireland were awarded a five star rating each, by local council's inspectors. According to the Company, the nine pubs namely- The Spinning Mill in Ballymena, The Bridge House in Belfast, The Central Bar in Carrickfergus, The Tuesday Bell in Lisburn, The Spirit Merchant in Newtownards, The Linen Hall in Enniskillen, The Old Courthouse in Coleraine and The Diamond and The Ice Wharf, both in Derry, were judged on hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, take-aways and clubs. Darren Niven, Wetherspoon's Area Manager for Northern Ireland, said, "“I am delighted that we have gained the top rating in all nine pubs and I'm sure our customers will welcome the news too. Standards of hygiene at the pub are of paramount importance. All of the staff work hard to ensure that the pubs offer their customers the highest levels of hygiene at all time and we are delighted that our efforts have been recognized with the five star ratings." The full analyst notes on J D Wetherspoon are available to download free of charge at:
Associated British Foods plc Analyst Notes
Associated British Foods plc (ABF) posted on its Investor Relations section that it will release its Q3 2014 interim management statement on July 10, 2014. The Company, engaged in the processing and manufacture of food worldwide, is looking to acquire breakfast cereal maker Dorset Cereals from Surrey-based Wellness Foods, according to a Financial Times report dated June 5, 2014. According to the report, the acquisition price is expected to be around £50 million. The deal is yet to get an approval from the UK regulators. The full analyst notes on A.B.Food are available to download free of charge at:
Fidessa Group plc Analyst Notes
On June 25, 2014, Fidessa Group plc (Fidessa) announced the appointment of David Polen as Global Head of Electronic Execution. David, who will report to Mark Ames, Global Head of Sell-side Services for Fidessa, will be responsible for delivering a range of fully-managed solutions that allow brokers to present global execution to their own clients more intelligently and more cost-effectively. Mark Ames said, "It's great to have David spearheading our efforts to strip out the complexity from global electronic execution. We aim to give brokers the breathing room to focus on creating a competitive advantage, while reducing costs and providing a homogenous trading experience." David Polen added, "Fidessa's aim is to help brokers focus on trading ideas, rather than regulatory and technical intricacies. Navigating the current trading landscape is already complex and costly, with many subtleties associated with trading across asset classes and geographies." The full analyst notes on Fidessa are available to download free of charge at:
Telecom plus PLC Analyst Notes
On June 6, 2014, Telecom plus PLC (Telecom plus) announced that Chris Houghton, Finance Director, will leave the Company with effect from October 3, 2014 to pursue outside interests. Chris, who joined the Company in September 2008 and was appointed Finance Director in February 2009, will continue to serve in his executive board role until his relieving, to ensure a proper handover of his work. Andrew Lindsay, Chief Executive of Telecom plus, said, "I would like to thank Chris for the real contribution he has made to the success of Telecom Plus over the last six years; he has been a key member of our senior management team during a period in which we have achieved growth and have significantly improved the financial strength of the business. I have hugely valued his unwavering support and, on behalf of the Board, wish him well in his future career." The full analyst notes on Telecom plus are available to download free of charge at:
Ted Baker plc Analyst Notes
On June 10, 2014, Ted Baker plc (Ted Baker) released interim management statement for the 19 week period from January 26, 2014 to June 7, 2014. During the period, the Company's revenues increased by 17.9% YoY, with retail sales increasing by 15.8% and wholesale sales by 25.2%. The Company's gross margins were flat in comparison to the last year and were in line with the management's expectations. Commenting on the performance, Ray Kelvin CBE, Founder and CEO said, "The Ted Baker brand has continued to perform very well and we have delivered further progress across our global markets and distribution channels. We are pleased with the performance of our Spring/Summer collections both in the UK and internationally, which is testament to our skilled and passionate team." The full analyst notes on Ted Baker are available to download free of charge at:
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