Bovis Homes Group PLC (BVS.L)
* Cost cuts offset hit from rising build cost (Adds Brexit context, shares, estimates)
July 9 Bovis Homes Group Plc said on Tuesday it expected to report a significant improvement in first-half profit, with demand for new homes fuelling an improved annual operational and financial performance.
News of a 950 million pounds ($1.20 billion) bid for the residential units of builder Galliford Try plc drove shares in the company 8% higher on Tuesday even as the bidder Bovis Homes said the two sides were no longer in talks.
* Bovis may be a viable bidder for some Kier's assets -Liberum
May 28 Gains in mining company shares due to a rise in China's iron ore prices pushed London's main stock market index higher on Tuesday, while those in construction firm Galliford jumped after it rejected an offer for two housing businesses.
Britain's Galliford Try plc said on Saturday it had rejected a bid from home builder Bovis Homes Group as the offer was not in the interests of all shareholders.
May 25 Britain's Galliford Try plc said on Saturday it had rejected a bid from home builder Bovis Homes Group as the offer was not in the interests of all shareholders.
May 25 Bovis Homes Group has approached Galliford Try Plc about a housebuilding tie-up after a previous merger talks broke down, Sky News reported on Saturday.