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Supposedly dull software firm Alfa Financial has added more than £80m to its value, what’s going on?

Investors are certainly seeing the glass half full when it comes to UK asset and consumer finance industry software supplier Alfa Financial (ALFA), for today at least. Beating full year forecasts will typically do that. ‘Revenues in line and adjusted profit across a number of measures 10% to 15% better than our forecasts’, admit analysts at broker Numis Securities today. You can read the ...

Alfa Financial has a lot to prove after disastrous start to life on the stock market

In little more than a year Alfa Financial Software (ALFA) has gone from cherished FTSE 250 technology luminary to virtual stock market leper. In a similar vein to Sir Richard Branson’s quip about how to become a millionaire (start with a billion, then buy an airline), owning shares in Alfa Financial have, thus far, been a ticket to the poor house. Founded by executive chairman Andrew Page ...

Market report: WPP growth slump shows scale of job for new boss, DS Smith and Redrow upbeat

Shares in the world's biggest advertising agency WPP (WPP) plunge more than 7% to £11.88 in early trade on Tuesday, heading the FTSE 100 loser board, after posting lower revenues in its first half results. The group, which confirmed Mark Read as its new chief executive yesterday, also raised its sales expectations for the full year, not that investors are giving it much credit for doing ...

Market report: Frankie & Benny’s owner offers hope of recovery despite profits slump

Britain’s Restaurant (RTN) reports a 30% drop in half year underlying pre-tax profit on Thursday, as slowing consumer spending weighs on sales. Yet shares in the Frankie & Benny's and Garfunkel's owner rally close on 5% at 333.1p with investors relieved to hear of a bulging pipeline of growth opportunities and progress with a Frankie & Benny's value proposition despite the dividend ...
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