Shares: Taking Stock

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David Abell, the former Suter chief who is involved in a shareholders revolt at mini-conglomerate Thomas Jourdan, is taking a deeper interest in Turnpyke.

The day after the engineer announced a sharp profits advance to pounds 237,000 Mr Suter lifted his shareholding by 325,000 shares to 4.5 per cent. He has been close to the company, up 1p to 19p, for some time.

Minmet's Ofex traded off-shoot, Crediton Minerals, has seen "encouraging" evidence in its search for gold in Devon. Results of further tests should be known in August. Minmet firmed 0.25p to 4p and Crediton 1p to 10p.

r Financial bookie IG Index's middle quote for the closing price for shares of Alliance & Leicester on Monday is 498p.