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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 weren't as rosy as was hoped.
But the firm is sticking with production forecasts of 700,000 ounces of gold for the full year. The shares have fallen by 50% in the past 12 months, so is this a buying opportunity? Well, that's for brave investors to decide for themselves.
The shares are still up around 10% over the past 12 months, even if it has been a volatile ride, and forecasts are suggesting a full-year dividend of 3.5%. That should still be safe, even if earnings forecasts are perhaps cut back based on today's warning.
But the company is sticking to its full-year guidance, saying: "The second half of the year should benefit from an increase in output and sales and the outlook for copper demand remains sound."
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