Market Report: Taking Stock

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IES, the electronic security group, has had a disappointing time since moving from Ofex to AIM last summer. The shares arrived at 292p but have been down to 139p, moving ahead 10p to 170p yesterday. A deal with Asda, the superstores group, provided the uplift. IES integrated digital video system is to be installed at 27 Asda outlets; there is talk of other deals.

BZW is providing an interesting election punt. It is offering a range of put and call Footsie warrants, expiring on 9 May. Minimum stake is 5,000 warrants.

Wiggins, the property group which has taken over Tomorrows Leisure, was busily traded. In the past three months Seaq volume of more than 300 million has been recorded. The shares held at 10p.