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Commencement of Production, Dividends, Financial Results, Blocklisting of Shares, and Related Party Transactions - Analyst Notes on EVRAZ, Laird, Homeserve, Morrison and Barratt

June 23, 2014

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Earnings Review released its analysts' notes regarding EVRAZ plc (LON: EVR), Laird PLC (LON: LRD), Homeserve plc (LON: HSV), Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON: MRW) and Barratt Developments Plc (LON: BDEV). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

-- EVRAZ plc Analyst Notes On June 19, 2014, EVRAZ plc (EVRAZ) announced that the Company's rolling mill, EVRAZ Caspian Steel in Kostanay, Kazakhstan has commenced production and the first lot of rebar from the new mill has been already delivered to customers. EVRAZ stated that the plant has a capacity to produce 450 thousand tonnes of rebar per annum, with products including rebars of various length, with diameters ranging from 10mm to 40mm. Further, the mill is currently producing hardened rebar A500S with diameters of 14mm, 18mm and 25mm and A3 rebar made of steel grade 25G2S with diameters of 18mm and 25mm. In addition, the mill will produce a unique EVRAZ rebar A500(SP) that saved 25% of the amount of metal used in construction. The EVRAZ Caspian Steel is a joint venture between EVRAZ and Kazakhstani company Caspian Group. The full analyst notes on EVRAZ are available to download free of charge at:

-- Laird PLC Analyst Notes As per the Financial Calendar on the official website of Laird PLC (Laird), the Company will pay a final dividend of 7.9 pence on July 4, 2014. The record date for the dividend was June 6, 2014. The full analyst notes on Laird are available to download free of charge at:

-- Homeserve plc Analyst Notes On June 13, 2014, Homeserve plc (Homeserve) released its FY 2014 financial results (period ended March 31, 2014). The Company reported FY 2014 revenue of GBP568.3 million, up 4.0% YoY helped by growth in international businesses, which was more than offset by a decline in the U.K. revenue. During the year, the Company's U.K. revenues declined 6.6% YoY to GBP288.5 million, reflecting the reduction in customer numbers partially offset by higher repair income. FY 2014 profit attributable to equity holders came in at GBP10.0 million or 3.0 pence per diluted share, compared to a profit of GBP41.9 million or 12.7 pence per diluted share in FY 2013. The Company has proposed a final dividend of 7.67 pence per share, subject to AGM's approval, to be held on July 18, 2014. The dividend will be paid on August 1, 2014 to shareholders on the register on July 4, 2014. The full analyst notes on Homeserve are available to download free of charge at:

-- Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc Analyst Notes On June 18, 2014, Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (Morrison) issued a press release stating that the Company has filed an application for blocklisting of 7.0 million ordinary shares of 10 pence each in the Company to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange. Morrison informed that the above stated shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares of the Company. In addition, these are to be issued pursuant to Morrison Sharesave Scheme. The full analyst notes on Morrison are available to download free of charge at:

-- Barratt Developments Plc Analyst Notes On June 19, 2014, Barratt Developments Plc (Barratt) informed that the Company's Non-Executive Director, Nina Bibby has acquired 3,500 ordinary shares in the Company at 355.80 pence per share representing 0.0004% of the Company's issued share capital. Barratt informed that the above purchase was made on June 19, 2014 in London. In addition, the Company released the list of Directors/PDMRs, and their connected persons, who own the shares (10 pence each) of the Company and corresponding percentage of issued share capital: Robert Lawson 517,023 (0.053%); Mark Clare 1.6 million (0.164%); David Thomas 559,761 (0.057%); Steven Boyes 622,863 (0.063%); Tessa Bamford 31,784 (0.003%); Mark Rolfe 70,149 (0.007%); Richard Akers 40,000 (0.004%); Nina Bibby 8,500 (0.001%); and Tom Keevil 28,295 (0.003%). The full analyst notes on Barratt are available to download free of charge at:

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