Shares in UK flooring retailer Carpetright surged on Thursday after it said UK sales had improved in the fourth quarter, a year after its creditors and investors backed a rescue plan which saw it close dozens of underperforming stores.
Shares in Kier Group fell more than 16 percent on Monday after the British builder disclosed an accounting error that pushed up its debt for 2018, months after many shareholders refused to buy into a new issue of stock.
Britain's impending exit from the European Union is making it hard to hire workers from the bloc who are at the centre of London's hotel business, operator Millennium & Copthorne Hotels said on Friday.
An activist investor urged online food delivery firm Just Eat to pursue merger talks with a peer such as Takeaway.com, saying on Monday it did not trust the board to get the appointment of a new CEO right.
Domino's Pizza on Tuesday warned a slowdown in overseas markets would dent its 2018 underlying pre-tax profit, sending shares in Britain's biggest pizza delivery firm down more than 10 percent, on course for their worst day in two years.
Jan 25 Britain's IQE joined several
other semiconductor companies in issuing a bleak earnings
forecast, highlighting broader technology sector weakness as
China's economy slows.
Fast-growing Fevertree Drinks expects to report an almost 40 percent jump in annual revenue on strong demand for its flavoured tonic water and premium mixers, it said on Thursday, lifting its shares by more than 15 percent.
British pub operator JD Wetherspoon Plc said it enjoyed strong sales over the Christmas period, helped by Britons' new-found fondness for gin and solid demand for coffee drinks.
Sophos Group Plc's shares slumped 25 percent on Friday, after the cyber security company warned of slightly lower annual billings as hardware upgrades and sales to new customers fell.
More Britons headed to the pub for a pint over Christmas and New Year, Greene King said on Tuesday as it reported higher sales and record numbers on Christmas Day itself.