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SmallCap Round Up: Optibiotix, Mediazest, Cleantech Lithium

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That weaker than expected UK inflation reading gave the AIM Index another leg up in early trade, with momentum being sustained through the session. By 3pm the all share was more than 10 points higher at 765.25.

  • Optibiotix +48%
  • Mediazest +28%
  • Cleantech Lithium +15%
  • Bonhill -63%
  • Watkins Jones -40%

Optibiotix LON:OPTI was the day’s biggest riser by 3pm, having advanced 48%. The company this morning issued an update on its development of artificial sweeteners which appears to have caught the attention of the market, not least given negative media coverage surrounding aspartame. Volumes were meaningfully elevated and weighted towards the bid.

Mediazest LON:MDZ added 28% by copy time in the wake of a trading update. The company notes it is making good progress in H2 with a growing volume of work from high profile clients. Today’s gains do however need to be set against recent downside pressures.

Cleantech Lithium LON:CTL added 15% by 3pm, with the company continuing to benefit off tailwinds from its updated resource estimates published at the start of the week.

Bonhill LON:BONH is back on the list in an apparent race to zero, having shed a further 63% by copy time. The results of a tender offer were published today, this having received the support of a majority of shareholders. As previously noted the company is seeking a voluntary liquidation and will be delisted at the end of the month


Watkins Jones LON:WJG was in second to last place at 3pm, off 40% despite a significant buy in by the non-executive chair. The director bought in at a significant discount, reflecting the impact of today’s sell-off. More news may be coming – but it could take a while to surface.

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