Company Results & Outlooks

UPDATE 1-Bond investors take fright at Tesco's fall from grace

* Shares down a further 1.3 pct at market close (Adds funding detail, downgrade reaction)

UPDATE 2-Jilted Shire raises guidance again after earnings jump

* Q3 earnings jump 60 pct, raises full-year forecast again

BRIEF-Shire says M&A, other ops unaffected by failed AbbVie takeover

LONDON, Oct 24 - Shire chief executive Flamming Ornskov told reporters on Friday:

Regulatory News 24 Oct 2014

Jilted Shire raises guidance again after Q3 earnings jump

LONDON, Oct 24 - Pharmaceutical firm Shire raised its guidance for full-year earnings on Friday, underlining its strong prospects as a standalone company after AbbVie Inc officially ditched its $55 billion purchase of the group on Tuesday.

Regulatory News 24 Oct 2014

UPDATE 1-Spectris gains as profit warning less severe than market expectations

* Shares rise nearly 6 pct (Adds comments from CEO, CFO, analysts; share movement)

24 Oct 2014

UPDATE 2-New UK bank TSB gains customers in challenge to big banks

* Customer deposits up 500 million pounds to 24.2 billion

Global Market Data, M&A 24 Oct 2014

ECB to find capital shortfall of over 800 mln euros at PTSB- Irish Times

DUBLIN, Oct 24 - European bank stress tests will find a capital shortfall of between 800 million and 1 billion euros at state-owned lender Permanent TSB (PTSB), the Irish Times reported on Friday without naming its sources.

IPOs, M&A 24 Oct 2014

Spectris warns FY profit to be modestly below market estimates

Oct 24 - Electrical engineering company Spectris Plc cautioned that full-year profit would be "modestly below" market expectations as economic conditions in its main geographies had shown little improvement.

24 Oct 2014

BRIEF-Spectris expects FY EBITA to be "modestly below" market consensus

* Sales for Q3 ending September 30, 2014 were flat on a constant currency organic ("like-for-like") basis

24 Oct 2014

BRIEF-Aquarius Platinum posts 3 pct rise in first-quarter revenue

* Q1 revenue increased by 3 pct to $62 million (Q1 2014: $60 million) in line with slightly higher prices

24 Oct 2014
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