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A faltering start on Wall Street following the long weekend across the Atlantic has hit sentiment closer to home, although downside has so far been limited. The AIM Index closed just over six points down at 1307.98

  • Northbridge Industrial Services +16%
  • Tertiary Minerals +13%
  • Valirx +12%
  • Falcon Oil & Gas -22%
  • Marechale Capital -19%

Northbridge Industrial Services [LON:NBI] tops the board today although upside has been a rather uninspiring 16%. There’s no news out although media coverage of the stock may be lending a degree of support.

Tertiary Minerals [LON:TYM] added 13% although the £4m market cap company saw limited trading during the day and the spread of around 6% also needs to be taken into account. Again, no hard news behind the move, but one to watch in the coming days, perhaps?

Valirx [LON:VAL] also found itself at the upper end of the board and grabbing the notable mention, with the biomedical accelerator adding 12% during the day. The company published a half year report this morning including news of narrowing losses, which appears to have driven elevated levels of buying interest during the session.

Falcon Oil & Gas [LON:FOG], one of yesterday’s star performers gave back some gains to close 22% lower. Opportunistic profit taking would seem the obvious call here, although given the scale of gains posted since late last week, if this marks the end of any shake down, there’s likely little cause for concern in the short term.

Marechale Capital [LON:MAC], another winner from yesterday following its 79% advance, found itself under pressure today. Shares gave up 19% off the back of news that the CEO had sold around 25% of his stake in the company. Understandably this sends a strong signal to investors over the near term outlook for the stock.

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Please note this article does not constitute investment advice. Investors are encouraged to do their own research beforehand or consult a professional advisor.

Tony Cross

Tony Cross

Tony Cross is a market commentator with over 15 years of experience, producing compelling, insightful copy for journalists and investors alike. Focusing on macroeconomics, UK blue chip equities and inter market analysis, Cross's commentary is well regarded for its clarity and ability to cut through the waffle. He has been quoted in publications as diverse as The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian and The Sun. He has also been a regular guest on both Share Radio and TipTV.

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