Chip designer Imagination Technologies (IMG) falls nearly 7% to 209.4p as microprocessor giant Intel (INTC:NDQ) sells a 9.3% stake in the UK business at 205p. The US group still retains a 5% stake in Imagination but the market is clearly concerned by this latest development. Shares looked at Imagination's full year results earlier this week.
A new disaster strikes business IT and communications technology supplier Outsourcery (OUT:AIM) as it warns on revenues and threatens a new cash call. Analysts slashes forecasts for 2014 and 2015 by roughly a third to £8.5 million and £15.3 million. The shares slump 15% to 33p, meaning the stock is now trading 70% below the May 2013 110p IPO price.
Stamp dealer Stanley Gibbons (SGI:AIM) clips ahead 3.5p to 281.5p on robust final results and an upbeat outlook statement. The philatelic retailer acquired rare coins specialist Noble Investments late last year in a deal whose strategic attractions Shares highlighted.
Models and collectibles group Hornby (HRN), the serial profits-warner, edges ahead 0.17p to 76.63p. Full-year results to 31 March from the Scalextric-to-Humbrol paints brand owner are disappointing, showing wider losses on lower sales, though today's statement contains no new nasty surprises.
Fashion retailer SuperGroup (SGP), which posted a mild profits warning in May, cheapens 7p to £10.36 on news of the acquisition of its Scandinavian distributor for an undisclosed sum. Following on from the purchase of Spanish and German distributors last year, SMAC Group's acquisition returns the rights to trade the Superdry brand across Denmark, Norway and Finland.
Having just invested in digital vouchers with acquisition of Markco Media yesterday, the market shrugs off news that mobile payments specialist Monitise (MONI:AIM) has bought out its Indonesian joint venture partner Astra Graphia in a £7 million all-share deal. The shares are off 2.2% to 55.5p.
Despite a widespread technology sell-off over the past couple of months investors remain hungry for new deals, and business communications specialist IMImbolie (IMO:AIM) gets its Aim IPO away. The company has raised £30 million at 120p, with the stock edging 5.5p higher in early trading to 125.5p.
Public transport operator National Express (NEX) adds 2.8% to 255p after the Birmingham-headquartered company successfully retains the Essex Thameside franchise. National Express, which currently operates the line as C2C, will continue to run the service from 9 November 2014 until 2029.
Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce (RR.) edges 1.3% higher to £10.60 on unconfirmed reports that it has landed a $2 billion contract to supply engines for a re-vamped Airbus (AIR:PA) A380. The UK engineer is believed to have beaten off competition from General Electric (GE:NYSE).
Mariana Resources (MARL:AIM) rises 9.2% to 4.23p after starting a new drill programme for its Condor de Oro metals project in Peru.
Camco Clean Energy (CCE:AIM) dives 30.9% to 4.75p after announcing a heavily-discounted share placing to raise £1 million (before expenses) at 4p. There's an open offer for shareholders at the same price. The cash call comes alongside late full year 2013 results.
Punch Taverns (PUB) retreats 5.1% to 9.25p after saying it was close to reaching an agreement with its biggest group of bondholders over a £2.3 billion restructuring deal involving a debt-for-equity swap.
Eastern Europe-focused real estate concern Secure Property Development & Investments (SPDI:AIM) gains 1.6% to 60p on a 54% rise in net asset value to $52.2 million in 2013. Improved occupancy saw it collect 33% more rent at $2.8 million.
China-based Jiasen International, a designer, maker and wholesaler of wooden home furnishings and doors, announces its intention to float on Aim.