London's FTSE 100 jumps 59.5 points higher to 6,789.97 in early dealings on Monday, recovering from Friday's falls with support from steadier oil prices as markets continue to adjust to the Trump presidency.
Bookmaker William Hill (WMH) clips ahead 2.4% to 290.5 as the recent bid target says 2016 operating profits will be at the top end of the previous £260m-to-£280m guidance. Net revenue grew 6% in the third quarter, led by a return to growth in the online business following investments in the mobile sportsbook offer.
Support services business DCC (DCC) sparks up 8.3% to £65.35 on stellar first half results and a positive outlook, the company expecting to deliver full year operating profit and earnings per share ahead of market expectations. DCC also cheers with news of the £96m acquisition of French natural gas retail and marketing business Gaz Europeen.
Platinum producer Lonmin (LMI) is bid up 8.7% to 212p on well-received full year results, a reorganisation of the business improving profitability and enabling the business to be cash flow positive despite a low pricing backdrop, as well as a positive fourth quarter production report.
Convenience food maker Greencore (GNC) gains 6.5% at 311p on news of the £594.3m acquisition of Peacock Foods, a frozen breakfast sandwiches-to-kids' chilled meals maker that will transform its US business. Greencore's full year results show strong growth across the UK and US food-to-go markets.
Support services and construction group Interserve (IRV) rises 4.1% to 374p after bagging a new five-year facilities management contract with the UK government worth over £40m.
Publisher Johnston Press (JPR) gains 7.6% to 14.12p as it responds to speculation in the Sunday Times over the potential for asset sales. Johnston, owner of the i Newspaper and other regional titles, is looking to sell businesses so it can buy back debt trading below par value.
Unloved agriculture-to-engineering combine Carr's (CARR) rebounds 4% to 144p on solid full year results delivered in tough agricultural market conditions. Investors are also reassured by the news first quarter trading has started positively with a 'continued stabilising of farmgate milk prices'.