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bYell 469p (up 10.75p, 2.3 per cent). Goldman Sachs reiterates its "outperform" stance and sets a 483p price target.

bITV 125p (up 3p, 2.5 per cent). Bullish comments from Credit Suisse First Boston drive the stock higher.

bBAA 626.5p (up 8.5p, 1.4 per cent). Posts a 7.4 per cent rise in January passenger numbers.

bAvis Europe 60.75p (up 4.25p, 7.5 per cent). Bid speculation continues to surround the car hire group. 106.75p (up 2.75p, 2.6 per cent). Investors await today's first-quarter results from the online travel group.

bWoolworths 49p (up 1p, 2.1 per cent). Traders bet on a new bid emerging for the retailer in the near future.

bConroy Diamonds 4.87p (up 1.5p, 44.5 per cent). Issues a bullish trading update from its operations in Co Cavan, Ireland.

bLorien 72.5p (up 16p, 28.3 per cent). Says it has received a takeover approach.

bStanelco 14.87p (up 2.87p, 23.9 per cent). Unveils pounds 4.8m fund raising at 12.8p along with news of a deal for its technology.

bDelling Group 19.75p (up 3.75p, 23.5 per cent). Announces a series of contract wins worth pounds 3.7m.

bAtlantic Global 44p (up 6p, 15.8 per cent). Says its turnover for 2004 will stand at pounds 2.2m, up 10 per cent on the previous year.

bStarvest 14p (up 1.5p, 12.0 per cent). Investors applaud first-half results from the group.

bSportingbet 272.5p (up 14p, 5.2 per cent). Unveils an ultra-bullish trading statement.

nShell 472.25p (down 14.5p, 2.9 per cent). The stock goes ex-dividend.

nRio Tinto 1,621p (down 29p, 1.8 per cent). Morgan Stanley downgrades its rating on the stock to "equal-weight" from "overweight".

nKesa Electricals 328p (down 8.75p, 2.6 per cent). UBS downgrades its stance to "neutral" from "buy".

nBAT 972.5p (down 10p, 1.1 per cent). Profit taking after strong gains.