Taking Stock

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rMcBride, the detergent maker, foamed 11p higher to 135.5p as Wassall emerged as a near 3 per cent shareholder. The shares were 215p in 1995. Wassall, easier at 326p, has 5.6 per cent of TLG, the lighting group which had been seen as its next target. TGI held at 75p.

rTechnoplast, the Israeli plastic group, held at 97.5p. Henderson Crosthwaite says the shares are a strong buy. Profits should be pounds 2.4m this year and pounds 3.2m next. The company has three investments worth pounds 18m against a pounds 24m capitalisation.

rBradstock put on 6p to 84.5p, highest for two years. The insurance broker has trading links with Hong Leong, a Malaysian group. There is talk it is increasing its 4.7 per cent stake.