East of England, meanwhile, partly blamed a drop in its trading profits
from [pounds sterling] 15.
PREMIER Foods reported marginal trading profits
yesterday, despite a fall in revenues for the year to December 31.
Smith said trading profits
increased by 9 per cent to $278 million in the final quarter of 2010 on flat revenues of $1.
PLUMBING and heating giant Wolseley gave its share price a boost - after forecasting trading profits
to top market expectations.
5% to pounds 370m and trading profits
for the division increased 75% to pounds 42m.
Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Al-Braikan in a US District Court in Manhattan over suspicious trading profits
earned by fake offers to acquire US companies.
Inchcape, which sells marques such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz at 156 UK dealerships, said trading profits
leapt by more than 50 per cent to pounds 35.
The problems in North America have been offset by strong trading in Europe, where revenues excluding acquisitions increased by more than 15 per cent and trading profits
were up by around 5 per cent in the 11 month period.
US Dollar weakness has led to an 8% adverse currency translation impact when US trading profits
are reported in sterling.
Cyberbabe Lara Croft and a hitman have put computer games publisher SCi Entertainment on course for annual trading profits
of at least pounds 25m.
were up 12 per cent to pounds 324m largely due to a bumper year at Waitrose.
Calandra, without admitting or denying any wrongdoing, agreed to return more than $416,000 in trading profits
and interest and to pay a civil penalty of $125,000.