Market Report: Taking Stock

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r Electronic Retailing Systems, AIM's only Nasdaq stock, pressed up a 53.5p gain to a 325p peak. The shares were floated at 145p last summer by stockbroker Henderson Crosthwaite. The company has produced a system allowing price changes and stock information to be transmitted between a store's central computer and the shelf display.

r Cambridge Mineral Resources, up 0.5p to 10.5p, is said to be having an interesting time in Donegal where it is seeking gem stones. According to the Irish rumour mill it has found evidence of possible diamond and sapphire indicating deposits. The company, which also has exploration interests in Spain and Sweden, refused to comment. Its shares, now traded on Ofex, are due to move to AIM in the next few months.