SHARES AND MARKET REPORT: MARKET MOVERS
Wednesday 02 February 2005
bBP 537p (up 14p, 2.7 per cent). Citigroup upgrades its stance to "buy" from "hold".
bBarclays 597.5p (up 15.5p, 2.7 per cent). Big speculation continues to drive the stock.
bGroup 4 Securicor 140.5p (up 6.5p, 4.9 per cent). Buys OneService, the California-based shipper of diamonds and jewellery, for pounds 8.5m.
bEuropa Oil & Gas 36.5p (up 6.75p, 22.3 per cent). Bullish drilling update from its site in Romania excites.
bEicom 1.05p (up 0.18p, 20.7 per cent). Buys the Performance Channel from Daily Mail & General Trust for pounds 365,000.
bTadpole Technology 8.12p (up 1.25p, 18.2 per cent). Boasts that its Endeavors unit has won a contract worth $2.8m.
bSymphony Plastic 19.75p (up 3p, 17.9 per cent). Unveils a distribution deal in Canada.
bMurchison United 3.9p (up 0.58p, 17.5 per cent). Denies speculation that it is about to make a major acquisition.
bRaft International 12.37p (up 1.5p, 13.8 per cent). Wins a large order for its credit risk management software.
bTeather & Greenwood 73.5p (up 5p, 7.3 per cent). Agrees to 75p a share bid from the Icelandic bank Landsbanki.
nVirgin Mobile 246p (down 19p, 7.2 per cent). The latest suscriber figures from the group disappoint the City.
nWoolworths 48p (down 1.5p, 3.0 per cent). Deutsche Bank says it is sceptical that the retailer will be taken over.
nCarpetright 1,135p (down 25p, 2.2 per cent). The latest trading statement from the carpets retailer fails to excite.
nEmpire Interactive 6.62p (down 2.25p, 25.3 per cent). One of the group's biggest shareholders sells his stake .
nEpic Group 80.5p (down 9.5p, 10.6 per cent). Altium Securities downgrades its rating to "hold" from "buy" after a profits warning.
nNew Media Industries 2.62p (down 1.13p, 30.1 per cent). First-half losses widen to pounds 1.1m from pounds 163,000 previously.
nBede 57p (down 1.5p, 2.5 per cent). Profits taking after trading statement.
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