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Hampson Industries, the precision engineer, manufacturer, cleaning and maintenance group, showed a decline in pre-tax profits of 19.6 per cent to pounds 4.05m in the year to 31 March. Final dividend is 1.773p, making 2.373p (same).

Jones Stroud Holdings, makers of accessories for textile and electrical industries, lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 4.8m (pounds 4.5m) in the year to 31 March. Final dividend is 3p, making 8p (same).

Norbain Electronics rose to pounds 502,000 (pounds 451,000) pre-tax profit in the year to 30 April. Total dividend is 1p (0.7p).

Cardiff Property plunged to pounds 28,000 (pounds 187,000) pre-tax profit in the six months to 31 March. Interim dividend is 0.85p.

Kewill Systems reported lower pre-tax profits of pounds 2.4m (pounds 3.7m) in the year to 31 March. No dividend.

Brasway, the tube and hydraulic hose end fitting makers, climbed from pounds 892,000 loss to make pounds 1.25m pre-tax profit for the year to 30 April. Total dividend is 0.58p (0.51p).

Druck Holdings lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 4.7m (pounds 4.4m) in the year to 31 March. Total dividend is 9.4p.

Moorgate Investment Trust's net asset value grew to 128.1 (112.4p). Final dividend is 3.8p, making a total unchanged at 5.5p.

Christie Group, the business agency, sharply reduced pre-tax losses to pounds 889,000 (loss pounds 2.6m) in the year to 31 March. No dividend.

Bank Leumi, fell to pounds 3.2m (pounds 3.9m) for the year ended 31 December. Total dividend is held at 4.5p.

Witan Investment Company's net asset value per share improved to 181.3p (178.5p). It is paying a 2.7p (2.5p) dividend to 30 June.

Castle Cairn Investment Trust Company marginally raised its net asset value per share to 43.86p (43.58p). No dividend.

General Consolidated IT held the dividend of 4.3p and held the net asset value per share at 172.3p in the 26 weeks period to 30 June.

River and Mercantile Trust paid a dividend of 2.25p (1.6p) in the half- year to 30 June. Net asset value per income share rose to 65.38p (60.77p). Net asset value per capital share fell to 123.88p (152.71p).

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