Market Report: Taking Stock

Prime People, the recruitment group, was the day's best mover, up 28 per cent to 8p. Year's profits could be more than pounds 400,000 against pounds 126,000. It is on the acquisition trail but may be getting closer to the PSD recruitment group, which has nearly 30 per cent.

ISA International, the electronic office equipment group, jumped 14.5p to 101p after Charterhouse Tilney produced a target price of 110p. Profits will be lower; CT expects pounds 6.2m for last year, with pounds 6.5m this year.

Prestige Corporate has acquired 8.3 per cent of Delyn, the cash-rich property group at 105p a share against 97.5p in the market.

Pan Andean Resources, seeking oil in Bolivia, has raised pounds 1m, selling shares at 30p; the price fell 1p to 30.5p.