The week's winners
Culver up 26.7%
Highway up 7.7%

The week's losers
Goshawk down 51.3%
SVB down 7.2%

Is Chris Fagan the most hated man in Lime Street? He already has a plateful of problems.

The boss of beleaguered GoshawK, the Lloyd's-based group that became embroiled in the collapse of failed ambulance chaser The Accident Group, has seen his company's stock plummet this week.

It lost half its value when Fagan was forced to issue his second profit warning in less than three months.

The need to strengthen reserves could leave it breaching its banking covenants, it admitted.

The company itself wouldn't put a figure on its losses, but Numis, its broker, moved its forecasts southwards by £20m to £21.5m for the interim results due out next week.

The group's combined ratio improved to 95.9% from 101.5%.

Kiln unveiled a storming set of results on the same day, with a combined ratio of 75%, only to see its stock actually slip slightly.

Likewise, Brit has yet to be rewarded for its sterling first half figures.

First half profits leaped by more than 700% at Hiscox.

The group reported pre-tax profits of £31.5m in the six months to 30 June, up from £3.9m in the same period last year.

The jump came along with a 33.5% increase in gross written premiums, up to £590.6m from £442.3m.

Only Cox appeared to escape, suggesting that investors see it as a different animal - a motor insurer - from its Lime Street peers.

Cox actually managed to grow its premiums from the sector as well as producing higher overall profits.