A round-up of Sunday newspaper share tips, as the Sunday Telegraph takes a look at Merlin Entertainment, the Sunday Times offers up Speedy Hire, and the Mail on Sunday examines the Ashoka India Equity investment trust.
Tools rental firm Speedy Hire posted a near-60% jump in full-year profit on Wednesday as it hiked its dividend and said it has kicked off the current year on a positive note.
Rental equipment provider Speedy Hire has further reduced its hire fleet as part of its optimisation programme, improving return on capital, asset utilisation and profits in the process.
Following the collapse of construction and outsourcing group Carillion, the government said it will take on some contracts and others will be re-tendered to other contractors.
Tools, equipment and plant hire services company Speedy Hire has acquired powered access specialists Profit Access Limited and Platform Sales & Hire for £13m.
Tools, equipment and plant hire services company Speedy Hire has secured an extension to its existing bank facilities.
Speedy Hire reassured investors that its turnaround strategy was gaining traction and that full year profits will be ahead of target as services revenues rise, sparking renewed talk of a merger with embattled rival HSS.
Equipment and plant hire services company Speedy Hire returned to profit in the year to the end of March 2017 as revenue grew and the turnaround plan bore fruit.
Speey Hire's David Shearer picked up a batch of shares ahead of the company´s year-end close on 31 March.
Tools, equipment and plant hire services company Speedy Hire issued an update on its trading performance for the year ending 31 March on Tuesday.
Tools, equipment and plant hire services company Speedy Hire has bought specialist lifting equipment business Lloyds British Testing from administrator PwC for undisclosed sum.
Speedy Hire's finance chief splashed out £50,632.93 on 117,751 shares of the equipment and tool rental group.
Industrial equipment rental company Speedy Hire reported a rise in first-half pre-tax profit and said it expects full-year results to be ahead of its previous forecasts.
Tools, equipment and plant hire services company Speedy Hire said revenue and pre-tax profit for the first half are expected to be ahead of the previous year, while profit for the full-year will likely be ahead of its previous expectations.
The chairman of tools, equipment and plant hire services company Speedy Hire has held on to his role despite the best efforts of largest shareholder Toscafund to oust him.
Tools, equipment and plant hire services company Speedy Hire announced the sale of its large mechanical plant fleet for £14.4m in cash to Ardent Hire Solutions.
Mail-order retailer Findel's advisers have approached former Argos and Homebase boss Terry Duddy about becoming the company's chairman, according to a report.
Britain could remain in the EU until late 2019, almost a year later than predicted, ministers have privately warned senior figures in the City of London. Theresa May has been expected to enact article 50 in January, setting in train the formal two years of negotiations before Brexit, but despite political pressure to stick to that timetable, she may be forced to delay because her new Brexit and international trade departments will not be ready, City sources told the Sunday Times.
Tool rental company Speedy Hire said it "strongly recommends" its shareholders vote against ousting executive chairman Jan Åstrand by its largest investor, Toscafund Asset Management.
Speedy Hire's biggest shareholder has called for an emergency shareholder meeting to remove "indecisive" executive chairman Jan Åstrand.