SHARES AND MARKET REPORT: MARKET MOVERS

bBespak 555p (up 10p, 1.8 per cent). Pfizer close to filing for approval of Exubera inhaled insulin product using Bespak's technology.

bRentokil Initial 156.5p (up 3p, 2.0 per cent). Hopes that new chief executive will prompt internal shake-up.

bDAT Group 326p (up 86.5p, 36.1 per cent). Joint venture with Danish wholesaler to sell and service e-mail phones.

bScott Tod 48.5p (up 1p, 2.1 per cent). Rumours it will be taken over by a rival.

bDerwent Valley 1,150p (up 50p, 4.6 per cent). Merrill Lynch advises buying the property company, citing rental and capital growth in London's West End office market.

bSpeedy Hire 691p (up 31p, 4.7 per cent). Killik & Co says buy.

bMatalan 237p (up 3.5p, 1.5 per cent). More bid speculation.

bStanelco 12p (up 2p, 20.0 per cent). Progress with the packaging product being trialled for Asda.

bNCC Group 247.5p (up 12.5p, 5.3 per cent). Rumours of pounds 4m contract with Continental European company.

bXstrata 1,026.5p (up 16.5p, 1.6 per cent). Speculation down under that its bid pounds 3.5bn for WMC may be trumped.

nRio Tinto 1,650p (down 22p, 1.3 per cent). Speculation that it may trump Xstrata's pounds 3.5bn bid for WMC of Australia.

nDixons 745p (down 5p, 0.6 per cent). British Retail Consortium data shows slowdown in electricals sales.

nReckitt Benckiser 1,581p (down 26p, 1.6 per cent). Worries results today will fail to justify record share price.

nMaxima 140.5p (down 2p, 1.4 per cent). Plans to use share currency to consolidate software sector, company tells investor lunch.

nAvis Europe 56.5p (down 2p, 3.4 per cent). Analysts rubbish previous day's talk its majority shareholder has put it up for sale.

nReuters 402.75p (down 2.25p, 0.6 per cent). Don't expect much in the way of share buy-backs, Goldman Sachs says.

nWhitehead Mann 52.5p (down 5p, 8.7 per cent). Reputation damaged by string of profits warnings.

nPatagonia Gold 9.75p (down 2.25p, 18.8 per cent). Poor drilling results.

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