Market report: Taking Stock

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Lopex, the advertising and marketing group, rose 2p to 39.5p, a 12-month high. Incepta, the advertising and public relations group headed by entrepreneur Bob Morton, has nearly 11 per cent and could be adding to its stake. In February the acquisitive group acquired Citigate, the financial PR business, in a reverse takeover.

DPA-Egami, developing packaged electronic document management systems, is the latest to head for Ofex. It recently pulled in pounds 450,000 through a private placing and its market debut will not produce new capital .

Greenalls, the hotel and pub chain, should roll out interim profits this month of pounds 63.6m against pounds 57m, say Nikko, the Japanese securities house. It looks for pounds 171.9m for the year.