LONDON -- The FTSE 100
But whatever the index of top U.K. shares is doing, there were quite a few results out today. Here are three companies from the FTSE indexes whose figures led to nice price rises.
The chairman of the engineering services group, David Allvey, said, "This is another strong performance with an increase in profit, robust cash balance and a high quality order book comprising both new contract awards and contract extensions," and told us the firm is on target to meet full-year expectations. With forecasts suggesting a dividend yield of 4.8%, rising to 5.1% next year, it could be one to watch.
Delcam shares have soared by around 90% over the past 12 months, and have four-bagged since the start of 2010. Forecasts value the shares quite highly, with a price-to-earnings ratio of 16 for this year, falling to 14.6 next year, and the dividend is only going to be around 1% -- but that's often the case with growth companies.
Falkland Oil & Gas
The company also took control of the Leiv Eiriksson rig in July, and its Loligo well spudded on Aug. 3. There are high hopes for Loligo, and with $220.7 million cash on the books, the future is looking pretty promising.
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