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Shares:Taking Stock

Hi-Tec, the sports shoe maker, has had a spectacular run since Blacks Leisure's

fine results. The shares put on 4p to 57p, a 12 month peak. The company was back in the black at the interim stage and should have made further headway, perhaps approaching pounds 2m for the year.

Cambridge Mineral Resources, due on Ofex next month, is looking for gemstones in Ireland, Spain and Sweden. Backers include David Bramhill, a director of Pan Andean. It has applied for six licences in Ireland and is thought to have agreed to acquire control of two diamond concessions in Sweden.

Latest AIM hit is Staffware, a software group with work-flow systems. Placed by Henderson Crosthwaite at 225p the shares closed at 254p.