Market Report: Taking Stock

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PolyDoc, an information management company with share presence's on AIM and in Amsterdam, is having a remarkable run. Up 50p on Friday the shares climbed a further 37.5p to 232.5p. Year's figures are due soon and there are hopes the group will produce a maiden profit.

Sell chemical group Hickson International, suggests Sutherlands, the stockbroker. Analysts Martin Evans and Catherine Haynes say: "Off skid row but still in the clinic, Hickson is only in early recovery." The shares are 85p.

Food group John Lusty rose 1.5p, equalling its 11.25p year's high. It has launched a breakfast cereal which is said to have been well received. Teather & Greenwood expect profits of pounds 1.9m (pounds 753,000).

Abacus Polar, an electrical component distributor, rose 10p to 136.5p after forging an alliance with a German group. The two will have a pounds 230m turnover.

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