Halma expects to meet full year profit expectations

FTSE 250 safety, health and environmental technology group Halma has reported that order intake in the fourth quarter of 2012/13 remained on track and said it expects adjusted profit for the full year to be in line with market expectations.

FTSE 250 safety, health and environmental technology group Halma has reported that order intake in the fourth quarter of 2012/13 remained on track and said it expects adjusted profit for the full year to be in line with market expectations.

The group said that trading patterns seen earlier in the year had continued, with good growth in the US and Asia, while tougher trading conditions remain in the UK and Europe.

Stronger performances were seen in the Industrial Safety, Fluid Technology and Health Optics, while the situation was weaker in Photonics.

Shares in Halma rose 1.3% to 491.10p by 08:55 by 08:55 Thursday.

NR

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