News Results for Character Group (The) (CCT)

  • 18 Jan
    07:32
    Character Group says trading remains in-line with expectations

    Character Group said Friday trading remained in line with expectations following 'good' retail sales over the Christmas period. The group's strong performance in the UK market in the second half...

  • 02 Jan
    16:50
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Jerry Healy, Executive Director, exercised 18,000 shares in the company on the 2nd January 2019 at a price of 213.00p. The Director now holds 73,000 shares. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...

  • 14 Sep
    16:41
    Mining rally fuels FTSE

    The FTSE 100 enjoyed a robust performance as rising miners boosted the index amid potential new trade talks before the US and China. Anglo American added 2.3% to £15.45 and Evraz rose 1.8% to...

  • 14 Sep
    11:58
    FTSE enjoys modest gains despite potential trade talks

    Investors seemed cautious over potential new trade talks between the US and China as the FTSE 100 gained only 0.2% to 7,297 around midday. Among the notable risers were consumer goods colossus...

  • 25 Apr
    14:09
    Character Group profit falls 37%, sees better second half

    Character Group, which sells Scooby Doo and Teletubbie figures, said first-half profit fell 37% in a challenging market for toy retailers. The company has been hurt by the collapse of Toys R Us,...

  • 19 Jan
    08:23
    Character on track

    Character Group's trading for the first four months of its current financial year, which includes the all-important Christmas retail sales, were in line with expectations, according to an update...

  • 05 Jan
    08:33
    Character confirms voting rights

    Character Group has confirmed that it had 23,910,108 in issue at 4 Jan, which included 3,008,506 in treasury and that the total number of shares carrying voting rights was 20,901,602. At...

  • 05 Dec
    07:07
    Character hikes divi as underlying profits rise

    Character Group's underlying pre-tax profits rose 6.9% to £13.4m in the 12 months to the end of August despite a 4.7% fall in revenues to £115.3m. Underlying operating profits were up 6.6% at...

  • 16 Oct
    11:20
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    David Harris, Non Executive Director, bought 4,181 shares in the company on the 13th October 2017 at a price of 406.40p. The Director now holds 60,181 shares. Story provided by...

  • 11 Oct
    13:03
    Character Group buys back shares

    The Character Group has confirmed that it purchased 50,000 of its own ordinary shares for cancellation at 380p apiece. At 1:02pm: (LON:CCT) Character Group The PLC share price was -66.5p at...

  • 11 Oct
    09:28
    Character FY18 to be below forecasts

    Character Group has warned that its performance for the year to the end of August 2018 was expected to be significantly below current market estimates. In a trading statement on 19 Sep, the group...

  • 20 Sep
    07:28
    Character on track but flags Toys 'R' Us concern

    Character Group saw a solid finish to its financial year to the end of August and expected underlying pre-tax profits to meet current market forecasts. The group said its balance sheet remained...

  • 15 Sep
    11:51
    North Korea's latest missile test scares investors

    Investors were concerned following North Korea's latest missile test over Japan, causing investors to be nervous about geopolitical tensions once more. This nervousness contributed to a 1.2%...

  • 06 Sep
    07:26
    Character adds Pokemon to its portfolio

    Character Options - Character Group's principal trading subsidiary - has been appointed the master toy distributor in UK and Ireland for the Pokemon brand. Character said that under the...

  • 06 Sep
    07:13
    FLASH: Character adds Pokemon to its portfolio

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 14 Jul
    07:23
    Character's licence for Teletubbies renewed for three years

    The Character Group's licence for the Teletubbies toy range has been extended for three years. It said DHX Brands - the dedicated brand management and consumer products arm of DHX Media - had...

  • 14 Jul
    07:03
    FLASH: Character renews licence for Teletubbies

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 27 Apr
    07:47
    Character profits fall

    Character Group's underlying operating profits fell by 17.2% to £7.2m in the half year to the end of February. The group said a significant proportion of its purchases were made in US dollars and...

  • 27 Apr
    07:21
    FLASH: Character profits fall

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 23 Jan
    15:40
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Mark Dowding, Financial Director, bought 9,554 shares in the company on the 23rd January 2017 at a price of 498.10p. The Director now holds 93,395 shares. NOTE: Average price over 2 transactions....

  • 20 Jan
    07:22
    Character warns on H1

    Character Group expects first half results to be lower than last time but it remains confident that market forecasts for the 2017 financial year will be achieved. A trading update ahead of today's...

  • 20 Jan
    07:05
    FLASH: Character warns of lower first half

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 01 Dec
    07:23
    Character rosy

    The Character Group reports another excellent year of trading with revenues rising to £121m up 22.1% on last time. Underlying profit before tax for FY 2016 was £12.5m, this compares with...

  • 01 Dec
    07:04
    FLASH: Character revenues rise

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 21 Sep
    09:55
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Mark Dowding, Financial Director, bought 10,000 shares in the company on the 20th September 2016 at a price of 435.00p. The Director now holds 83,841 shares. Story provided by...

  • 21 Sep
    09:55
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    David Harris, Non Executive Director, bought 4,597 shares in the company on the 20th September 2016 at a price of 435.00p. The Director now holds 56,000 shares. Story provided by...

  • 14 Sep
    07:27
    Character on course

    The Character Group, designers, developers and international distributor of toys, games and giftware, expects results for the year ended 31 August to meet market forecasts. The group's portfolio...

  • 14 Sep
    07:07
    FLASH: Character on course

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 27 Apr
    07:48
    Character dividend up 40% after record H1

    The Character Group unveils record first half results which, it says, continues to underpin its position as the UK's leading independent toy company. Revenue in the period was GBP65.2m, against...

  • 27 Apr
    07:18
    FLASH: Record first half for Character

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 06 Apr
    12:02
    Character Group schedules H1 results

    The Character Group (CCT) has confirmed that it will be announcing its financial results for the half year ended 29 February 2016 on Wednesday 27 April 2016. At 12:02pm: (LON:CCT) Character...

  • 22 Jan
    13:17
    Character resolutions passed at AGM

    Character Group has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting today were passed. At 1:17pm: (LON:CCT) Character Group The PLC share price was +24p at 502.5p Story...

  • 22 Jan
    07:23
    CCT performing

    The Character Group continues to perform well with solid Christmas period sales across all major lines at consumer level, shareholders at today's annual general meeting will be told. The group...

  • 22 Jan
    07:03
    FLASH: Character continues to perform well

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 31 Dec
    08:45
    Character Group buys back shares

    Character Group bought back 4,673 ordinary shares yesterday at 463.93p apiece for cancellation. At 8:45am: (LON:CCT) Character Group The PLC share price was 0p at 467.5p Story provided by...

  • 30 Dec
    09:56
    Character Group buys back shares

    The Character Group bought back 124,263 ordinary shares yesterday at 465p apiece for cancellation. At 9:56am: (LON:CCT) Character Group The PLC share price was -2.5p at 465p Story provided by...

  • 24 Dec
    09:00
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    David Harris, Non Executive Director, bought 1,703 shares in the company on the 23rd December 2015 at a price of 468.99p. The Director now holds 48,403 shares. Story provided by...

  • 21 Dec
    13:01
    Character buys back shares

    Character Group bought-back 85,000 ordinary shares on Friday at 478.82p apiece for cancellation. At 1:01pm: (LON:CCT) Character Group The PLC share price was 0p at 472.5p Story provided by...

  • 01 Dec
    07:29
    CCT's earnings

    The Character Group reports a net profit before tax on continuing operations of GBP12.27 million for the year to the end of August (2014: GBP7.11m). Group revenue in the year was £99.05 million...

  • 01 Dec
    07:12
    FLASH: Character earnings up

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 08 Sep
    14:22
    Character on track

    Character Group's board expects year end results to be in line with market forecasts. The company says the board will provide the market with a further update on developments and trading when...

  • 15 Jul
    16:28
    Character Group non-exec dies

    Character Group independent non-executive director Lord Birdwood died on Sunday. Lord Birdwood joined the board in September 1995. Executive chairman Richard King said: "On behalf of my board,...

  • 30 Apr
    09:21
    Character unveils record first half

    The Character Group unveils record interim results with pre-tax profits jumping 178% and the dividend up 51.5%. Revenues for the six months to the end of February rose by 24% to £58.16m; group...

  • 30 Apr
    07:26
    FLASH: Character Group revenues up

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 20 Feb
    08:25
    Character Group buys back shares

    Character Group has announced that it bought back 25,000 ordinary shares on 18 February at 365p for cancellation. At 8:25am: (LON:CCT) Character Group The PLC share price was 0p at 361p Story...

  • 06 Feb
    08:33
    Character Group buys back shares

    Character Group bought back 148,391 ordinary shares yesterday at 363.336p apiece for cancellation. At 8:33am: (LON:CCT) Character Group The PLC share price was -6.5p at 358.5p Story provided...

  • 26 Jan
    09:30
    Character portfolio gets positive reception at toy fair

    Character Group says its product portfolio for the 2015 season had an extremely positive reception from retailers and media at the BTHA Toy Fair in London last week. The group says this follows...

  • 21 Jan
    08:08
    Character scoops Toy Supplier of the Year award

    Character has won Toy Supplier of the Year and three product awards at the British Toy & Hobby Association's Toy Industry Awards. Character Options - the group's principal trading...

  • 16 Jan
    17:07
    FTSE rises on resources with BP in positive focus

    FTSE indices closed the week on a positive note after several torrid sessions. Resources enjoyed upticks on value grounds, with oil issues posting mostly mild gains as crude prices staged a limp...

  • 16 Jan
    12:07
    FTSE mixed as resources lead blue chips higher

    FTSE indices were mixed midday as several rising resources stocks more than offset falls elsewhere. Oil issues benefitted as crude tiptoed higher, but still lingered below $50/bbl. European markets...

  • 16 Jan
    08:04
    Character sees solid growth

    Character Group saw solid growth in terms of both revenue and profitability in the year to 31 August, an update ahead of its annual general meeting today says. And the group says it was encouraged...

  • 16 Jan
    07:11
    FLASH: Character sees solid growth

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 03 Dec
    17:10
    FTSE falls as Osborne delivers ISA boon

    FTSE indices closed mildly lower after UK Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn statement proved a boon for savers and house buyers, but failed to overturn an overall cautious mood in the markets...

  • 03 Dec
    07:41
    Character revenues and profits rise

    The Character Group saw revenues and operating profits jump in the year to the end of August and reports a good start to the new financial year in the lead up to the crucial Christmas season....

  • 03 Dec
    07:10
    FLASH: Character Group revenues up 46%

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 26 Nov
    16:12
    The Character Group sets date for prelims

    The Character Group has stated that it will be announcing its Preliminary results, for the year ended 31 August 2014, on Wednesday 3 December 2014. At 4:12pm: (LON:CCT) Character Group The PLC...

  • 06 Nov
    08:18
    Character features strongly in DreamToys listing

    Two products from Character's current portfolio were featured by the Toy Retailers Association in its Top 12 listing of what is expected to be the most popular children's toys for Christmas. The...

  • 06 Nov
    07:29
    FLASH: Character features strongly in DreamToys listing

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 29 Sep
    13:55
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Michael Hyde, Executive Director, bought 9,681 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 215.00p. The Director now holds 209,681 shares. Story provided by...

  • 26 Sep
    14:20
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Jon Diver, Managing Director, sold post-exercise 303,000 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 63.00p. The Director now holds 1,206,003 shares. Story provided by...

  • 26 Sep
    14:20
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Joe Kissane, Executive Director, exercised 183,000 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 63.00p. The Director now holds 683,000 shares. Story provided by...

  • 26 Sep
    14:20
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Joe Kissane, Executive Director, exercised 183,000 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 63.00p. The Director now holds 683,000 shares. Story provided by...

  • 26 Sep
    14:20
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Joe Kissane, Executive Director, exercised 183,000 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 63.00p. The Director now holds 683,000 shares. Story provided by...

  • 26 Sep
    14:20
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Jon Diver, Managing Director, exercised 183,000 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 63.00p. The Director now holds 1,349,004 shares. Story provided by...

  • 26 Sep
    14:20
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Jon Diver, Managing Director, exercised 159,999 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 35.50p. The Director now holds 1,509,003 shares. Story provided by...

  • 26 Sep
    14:15
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Kiran Shah, Financial Director, exercised 203,000 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 63.00p. The Director now holds 4,198,001 shares. Story provided by...

  • 26 Sep
    14:15
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Kiran Shah, Financial Director, exercised 159,999 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 35.50p. The Director now holds 4,358,000 shares. Story provided by...

  • 26 Sep
    14:15
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Kiran Shah, Financial Director, sold post-exercise 240,999 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 213.00p. The Director now holds 4,117,001 shares. Story provided by...

  • 26 Sep
    14:10
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Richard King, Chairman, exercised 203,000 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 63.00p. The Director now holds 2,621,210 shares. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...

  • 26 Sep
    14:10
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Richard King, Chairman, exercised 159,999 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 35.50p. The Director now holds 2,781,209 shares. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...

  • 26 Sep
    14:10
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Richard King, Chairman, sold post-exercise 362,999 shares in the company on the 26th September 2014 at a price of 213.00p. The Director now holds 2,418,210 shares. Story provided by...

  • 08 Sep
    10:32
    Character Group wins wordwide licence for Teletubbies

    Character Group has announced that Character Options, its principal trading subsidiary, has been appointed as the global Master Toy Partner for the BBC's iconic brand Teletubbies. The Master Toy...

  • 08 Sep
    08:51
    Character Group on track

    Character Group expects results for the year ended 31 August will be in line with market forecasts. The group says growth in UK sales across several categories has been encouraging. A trading...

  • 08 Sep
    07:16
    FLASH: Character Group on track

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 20 May
    12:20
    Character buys back shares

    Character Group (LON:CCT) announces that on 19 May 2014 the Company bought back for cancellation 171,102 ordinary shares in the market, at a price of 195p per Ordinary Share. The Ordinary Shares...

  • 17 Jan
    15:17
    Character resolutions passed at AGM

    The Character Group has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting earlier today (17 January) were passed. At 3:17pm: (LON:CCT) Character Group (The) PLC share price...

  • 23 Dec
    16:20
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Kiran Shah, Financial Director, sold 665,250 shares in the company on the 23rd December 2013 at a price of 182.00p. The Director now holds 3,948,334 shares. NOTE: Participation in the Buy-back...

  • 05 Dec
    14:40
    Character Group buys back shares

    Character Group has bought back 75,000 ordinary shares at 176p apiece for cancellation. At 2:40pm: (LON:CCT) Character Group (The) PLC share price was +1.5p at 177p Story provided by...

  • 28 Nov
    08:08
    Character in the black after strong second half

    The Character Group posts normalised pre-tax profits of £0.20m for the year to the end of August - down from £7.08m. But the group said it had a solid second half performance when it returned to...

  • 28 Nov
    07:10
    FLASH: Character returns to profit in second half

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Nov
    12:32
    Management change at Character Group

    Character Group, the designers, developers and international distributors of toys, games and giftware, has appointed its chief financial officer, Mark Dowding, as company secretary. He joined the...

  • 23 Sep
    09:39
    Character Group buys back shares

    Character Group has bought back 29,000 ordinary shares at 145p apiece for cancellation and now has 23,006,713 in issue. At 9:39am: (LON:CCT) Character Group share price was 0p at 146.5p Story...

  • 06 Sep
    07:16
    Character Group on track to reverse H1 losses

    Toys, games and giftware creator The Character Group said the group's trading performance in the second half of the financial year ended 31st August 2013 was satisfactory. The Board anticipates...

  • 06 Sep
    07:07
    FLASH: Character set to reverse first half loss

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 28 Jun
    17:30
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Richard King, Chairman, exercised 93,334 shares in the company on the 28th June 2013 at a price of 35.50p. The Director now holds 3,871,543 shares. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Director...

  • 28 Jun
    17:30
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Kiran Shah, Financial Director, exercised 93,334 shares in the company on the 28th June 2013 at a price of 35.50p. The Director now holds 5,613,584 shares. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...

  • 28 Jun
    17:30
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Michael Hyde, Executive Director, exercised 24,000 shares in the company on the 28th June 2013 at a price of 35.50p. The Director now holds 148,000 shares. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...

  • 02 May
    08:00
    Character Group in the red as revenues fall

    Character Group plunged into the red in the six months to the end of February as revenues fell to £30.6m from £44.2m - despite a 25% rise in international sales. The group said its trading...

  • 02 May
    07:09
    FLASH: Character Group in the red as revenues fall

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 22 Feb
    17:00
    Director Deals - Character Group (The) PLC (CCT)

    Richard King, Chairman, exercised 47,000 shares in the company on the 22nd February 2013 at a price of 63.00p. The Director now holds 3,778,209 shares. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...

  • 29 Jan
    12:15
    Character Group AGM resolutions pass

    Character Group (LON:CCT) announced that at today's Annual General Meeting (29 January 2013), all Resolutions proposed to shareholders were duly passed. At 12:15pm: (LON:CCT) Character Group...

  • 29 Jan
    08:34
    Character encouraged by feedback on new ranges

    Character Group is 'greatly encouraged' by the reception its new new season's product ranges have received. The group unveiled the ranges to its UK and international customer base at the recent...

  • 29 Jan
    07:18
    FLASH: Character encouraged by feedback on new ranges

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 17 Jan
    15:01
    Character Group buys back shares

    Character Group has bought back 25,800 ordinary shares at 125p apiece for cancellation. At 3:01pm: (LON:CCT) Character Group share price was -1.5p at 124.5p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 03 Jan
    08:04
    Character Group buys back shares

    Character Group has bought back 5,000 ordinary shares at 125p apiece for cancellation. The shares represent approximately 0.022% of the current issued share capital of the company - excluding...

  • 04 Dec
    14:10
    Broker News & Views

    Espirito Santo downgrades Tesco from neutral to sell, target price cut from 300p to 275p. Davy Research upgrades Travis Perkins from neutral to outperform. Espirito Santo downgrades Morrison from...

  • 04 Dec
    09:07
    Character lifts payout despite fall in profits

    Operating profits at The Character Group fell to £7.46m in the year to the end of August from £9.3m last time as revenues dropped to £74.95m from £94.95m. Group pre-tax profits slipped to...

  • 04 Dec
    07:17
    FLASH: Character profits fall as sales drop

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 27 Nov
    14:47
    Character Group schedules FY results

    Character Group will be announcing its preliminary results for the year to the end of August on 4 December. At 2:47pm: (LON:CCT) Character Group share price was 0p at 123.5p Story provided by...

  • 09 Nov
    15:29
    Character warns of disappointing first half

    The Character Group has warned that its first half results will be disappointing. But the group remains optimistic trading will generate stronger sales in the 2013 calendar year as a whole and...

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