STANLEY Gibbons – The stamps and collectibles firm is eyeing a boost from royal baby memorabilia after a 17 per cent increase in first–half revenues to £17.2 million. Higher costs cut profits by 10 per cent to £1.8m, but the interim dividend rose 9 per cent to 3p a share.
• Nikon – Weak demand for mirrorless cameras, designed to bridge the gap between compact models and high–end SLR devices, saw the Japanese group cut its annual profit forecast by almost a quarter to ¥65 billion (£433.2m).
• Enterprise Inns – Britain’s largest pub landlord said net income during the 18 weeks to 3 August dipped 2.7 per cent, an improvement on the 4.2 per cent slide it reported for the first half of the year, when bad weather affected trading.
• Rio Tinto – Higher taxes and a fall in prices for commodities such as coal and iron ore led to an 18 per cent drop in first–half profits at the mining giant to $4.2bn (£2.7bn), but the dividend was hiked by 15 per cent to 83.5 cents a share.
• Paul E Schweder Miller & Co – The Financial Conduct Authority has fined two of the stockbroker’s staff almost £116,000 for failing to prevent illegal price manipulation by Dubai–based private investor Rameshkumar Goenka. He was fined a record $9.6m by the Financial Services Authority in 2011 for market abuse.