SHARES AND MARKET REPORT: MARKET MOVERS

Old Mutual 130.5p (up 2p, 1.6 per cent). Deutsche Bank upgrades the insurer to "buy" from "hold".

Manchester United 281p (up 12.75p, 4.7 per cent). The company says it has been presented with a detailed proposal from Malcolm Glazer which could see him buying the club.

Capricorn Resources 6p (up 2.75p, 84.6 per cent). Says it is in talks which may lead to a major acquisition by the company.

County Contact 12.25p (up 2.5p, 25.6 per cent). Swings into profit at the half-year stage and says it is confident about the future.

Partridge Fine Arts 72.5p (up 14p, 23.9 per cent). Confirms it is in talks which could lead to a takeover of the London-based fine art dealer.

Emblaze 225p (up 42p, 22.9 per cent). Boasts it moved into profits during the second half of 2004 and tells the market to expect it to make a profit in 2005.

QuikTrak Networks 2.62p (up 0.37p, 16.4 per cent). Raises pounds 600,000 via a placing of 41 million shares at 1.5p.

Wilshaw 9.5p (up 1.25p, 15.2 per cent). Evidence of stake-building excites.

Rentokil Initial 153.5p (down 1.25p, 0.8 per cent). Appoints Doug Flynn as its new chief executive.

EMI 235p (down 46.25p, 16.5 per cent). Warns that its full-year profits will fall nearly 20 per cent short of market expectations.

Reg Vardy 504.5p (down 25.5p, 4.7 per cent). Complains that trading in the first three months has been subdued, prompting the group to issue a full-year profits warning.

neasyJet 227.75p (down 4.25p, 1.8 per cent). Profit-taking after solid January passenger numbers.

Oxford BioMedica 19.5p (down 5p, 20.4 per cent). Announces the collapse of merger talks.

GTL Resources 4.12p (down 0.63p, 13.3 per cent). Roger Harris resigns as managing director.

Pursuit Dynamics 175.5p (down 16.5p, 8.6 per cent). Full-year results fail to excite.

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
PROMOTED VIDEO
ebooks
ebooksA special investigation by Andy McSmith
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Money & Business

Recruitment Genius: Software Development Manager

£40000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

Ashdown Group: Product Manager - (Product Marketing, Financial Services)

£30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager - Marke...

Recruitment Genius: Compliance Assistant

£13000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Pension Specialist was established ...

Ashdown Group: Market Research Executive

£23000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Market Research Executive...

Day In a Page

Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee