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18 June 2018 · 2 min read

Scottish Investment Trust (SCIN); Half-year results: posts NAV total return of +1.8%

Stock flat at 880.0p at 8:18

SCIN posted an NAV total return of +1.8%, which was above the sterling total return of the international MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) of -0.1% and below the UK-based MSCI UK All Cap Index total return of +2.2%, for the six months ended 30 April 2018.

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Sparks Team
18 June 2018 · 2 min read

Standard Life Private Equity Trust (SLPE); interim results: NAV total return of +1.5%

For the six months ended 31 March 2018, SLPE’s NAV total return was 1.5%. The NAV per ordinary share rose 0.2% to 390.4p (30 September 2017: 389.6p).

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Sparks Team
18 June 2018 · 1 min read

appScatter Group (APPS); update on Priori Data acquisition

Stock flat at 57.0p at 8:15

The revised final long stop date of 15 June 2018 under the sale & purchase agreement between APPS and Priori Data has passed without the acquisition being completed. Both the parties continue to work constructively towards the completion of the acquisition.

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Sparks Team
18 June 2018 · 1 min read

KEFI Minerals (KEFI); FY results; loss before tax of £6.266m

Stock down 6.59% to 2.55p at 8:19

KEFI has announced its results for the year ending 31 December 2017. Exploration cost was £146,000 (2016: £125,000) and diluted loss was 1.987p per share (2016 loss: 0.628p per share).

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Sparks Team
15 June 2018 · 2 min read

Ebiquity (EBQ); partners with Snapchat to enhance third party measurement

Stock up 3.10% to 66.5p at 8:08

EBQ has joined the Marketing Mix Modelling (MMM) program of Snapchat. The program will enable clients to access and analyse a greater granularity of data and help them better understand Snapchat’s effectiveness at driving engagement and ROI.

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Sparks Team
15 June 2018 · 3 min read

Record (REC); FY18 results: AUME up 7% in USD terms (down 5% in GBP terms) and revenue and EPS up 4%

Stock down 4.76% to 44.38p at 8:00

REC’s AUME (31 March 2018) grew 7% YoY to $62.2bn (fell 5% to £44.3bn in GBP terms). Revenue rose 4% YoY to £23.8m, while costs (before variable pay) grew 13% YoY largely due to additional headcount, resulting in operating margin declining to 31% (2017: 34%). EPS grew 4% YoY to 3.03p, taking into account the tender offer (July 2017).

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