Share account administration company Share PLC's share prices jumped over 10% on Thursday after it reported a 28% increase in revenues to £18.7m for 2017.
Share, operator of independent retail stockbroker The Share Centre updated the market on its trading for the third quarter of the financial year to 31 December on Tuesday, reporting that performance in the quarter was in line with upgraded management expectations, with revenues excluding interest increasing 29% year-on-year.
Share, the parent company of popular retail stockbroker The Share Centre, announced it had seen a 23% increase in revenue over the first half to £8.9m.
AIM-listed Share, which operates stockbroker The Share Centre, said on Tuesday that sales and profitability for the first half of the year will be significantly ahead of its expectations as trading has remained strong after a record first quarter.
AIM-listed Share said on Wednesday that current trading for the year to 31 December 2017 has remained strong following a record first quarter which saw revenues reach in excess of £4m for the first time ever.
Share Plc said it continues to view its prospects for 2017 very positively and was well positioned for year-on-year revenue and earnings growth.
Share Plc's stocks are up almost 2% a £2.1m one-off net gain from the partial sale of shares in London Stock Exchange boosted its full-year pretax profit to £1.0m, from £0.9m a year earlier.
Share Plc has cashed in £1.6m of its investment in the London Stock Exchange in order to beef up its balance sheet in the past fortnight.
Share announced on Friday that its subsidiary, The Share Centre, sold 20,000 of the shares it held in the London Stock Exchange Group on 8 December.
Independent stockbroker Share, which operates The Share Centre, posted an update on trading - including its third quarter performance - and announced an agreement to acquire a book of 8,000 customer accounts on Tuesday.
Share plc announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary, The Share Centre Ltd, sold 23,727 of the shares it held in London Stock Exchange Group on 23 June.
Harwood Capital, acting as investment manager on behalf of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC, picked up another large batch of shares in EKF Diagnostics.
Share PLC said a continuation of current subdued dealing levels for the rest of the year will likely lead to results for 2015 being below market expectations.
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AIM-listed stockbroker Share impressed with annual results showing profits up 157 per cent and encouraging growth in its market share.
Pre-tax profits from the UK's top 350 companies reporting at the end of 2013 rose 43.7 per cent to 6.6bn pounds, according to the Share Centre.