Shares: Taking Stock

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Property developer Wiggins climbed 1p to equal its peak at 13.75p. Swiss buying was said to be behind the advance.

The group is known to be keen to extend its airport operations which currently embrace only Manston in Kent.

It is hoping to clinch deals to run around half-a-dozen continental airports and is keen on operating in the US.

Hanover International, the hotel chain which is thought to have attracted the attention of Jarvis Hotels, held at 143.5p.

Stockbroker Greig Middleton expect profits to climb from pounds 1.95m to pounds 3.5m this year and then go to pounds 4.1m. It puts assets at 219p a share.

Radstone Technology fell 8.5p to 46.5p. It expects a loss, the third in a row. The company is raising pounds 2.1m through a rights issue and placing at 40p.