Recruitment giant Michael Page International (MPI) nudges ahead 2.1% to 437p after saying that second quarter gross profit increased 1.5% to £137.2 million. The UK is doing particularly well, offsetting a decline in income from the Americas region due to unfavourable foreign exchange rates. Panmure Gordon switches from 'sell' to 'hold', says there's signs of underlying improvement in most markets.

Coal miner New World Resources (NWR) jumps 20.8% to 14.5p on progress with restructuring its balance sheet.

Utility Warehouse owner Telecom Plus (TEP) rises 6.8% to £13.22 on a robust trading update with customer numbers up 16,739 during the first quarter to 547,378. Read our latest view on the stock here.

A maker of models for theme parks and museums, Paragon Entertainment (PEL:AIM) slumps 18.1% to 3.38p after a warning that delays to a major creative contract will reduce earnings expectations for the current financial year.

Resilient agriculture, food and engineering combine Carr's Milling Industries (CRM) cultivates a 19p (1.1%) gain to £17.69 on a reassuring trading statement. CEO Tim Davies, a recent Griller interviewee, flags a strong performance across all every division in the 19 weeks to 12 July and assures year-to-August forecasts will be met. Read our news analysis here.

Clover-to-Cathedral City maker Dairy Crest (DCG) dips 2.2% to 428.6p on a mixed first quarter trading statement. Though County Life, FRijj and Cathedral City all grew in the three months to June, fourth key brand Clover's sales fell in a tough spreads market. Shares recently outlined the food producer's uncertain outlook.

Software provider and consultant to the oil and gas industry KBC Advanced Technologies (KBC:AIM) ticks up 2.6% to 125.7p. The catalyst is a $5.8 million contract for its refinery simulation software Petro-SIM with an unnamed 'large' South American based energy firm.

An upgraded resource estimate for its Santa Maria Goretti prospect lifts Italy-focused oil and gas minnow Sound Oil (SOU:AIM) 9% to 11.7p. An independent audit increases the previous resource estimate by 82% to 32.8 billion cubic feet with a net present value of €52.4 million and the company hopes to drill in 2015. Read our news analysis.

Real estate investor Summit Germany (SMTG:AIM) rises 1.5% to 0.65p on positive interim figures for the six months to July. Net rent increased 17% to €45.7 million on rising occupancy and acquisitions, while loan to value fell to 54% from 62%.

Diagnostic tools provider Avacta (AVCT:AIM) gains 3.1% to 1.1p on signing a distribution agreement with Japanese life science R&D supplier Cosmo Bio.

Issue Date: 15 Jul 2014