Cambridge Index

Cambridge Index adds 0.1%

The Cambridge index rose 0.1% or 37.6 points to settle at 25,118.2, as index heavyweights such as DS Smith and Abcam posted weekly gains to their share prices. Morgan Stanley reissued its “Overweight” rating on Johnson Matthey, down 0.4% to 3406p, and stated a target price of 3500p.

Tristel, up 4.4%, announced that the approval for its foam-based chlorine dioxide product DUO from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would be delayed to May 2018 from late 2017. The company was informed by EPA regarding the change in its approach and requested additional data, which has been compiled and submitted by the company.

Frontier Developments, down 3.7%, announced that it will hold the Frontier Expo 2017 at Here East in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The company released the next series of Elite Dangerous game updates for 2018 - titled "Beyond", while revealed the first ever in-game footage of Jurassic World Evolution.

UK markets finished higher in the prior week, after the Britain’s service sector recovered from its lowest level in eleven months in September. The nation’s manufacturing PMI fell more-than-expected in September, while the construction PMI surprisingly contracted for the first time in thirteen months. The FTSE 100 index climbed 2% to settle at 7,516.7, while the FTSE AIM 100 index added 1.5% to close at 5,189.5. The FTSE techMARK 100 index jumped 1.3% to end at 4,642.1.

US markets also ended higher in the previous week, after the US ISM manufacturing accelerated to a thirteen-year high, while its services PMI advanced at its strongest pace in twelve years. In contrast, the nation’s non-farm payrolls declined to a seven-year low level in September, amid disturbance from the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The DJIA index advanced 1.6% to end at 22,773.7, while the NASDAQ index gained 1.5% to close at 6,590.2.


The Cambridge & FTSE AIM 100 Index Movement

Sector Break-up - Market Cap

Sector Break-up - No of Comps

Index movers

Amino Technologies PLC

Amino Technologies PLC, a leader in digital entertainment solutions for IPTV, Internet TV and in-home multimedia distribution, edged 3.9% lower to 195.5p.

Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC

Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC, which specialises in computerised neuropsychological tests, advanced 6.4% to 157.5p.

CyanConnode Holdings PLC

CyanConnode Holdings PLC, the integrated software solution provider for utility metering and lighting control, slipped 7.6% to 27.3p.

Frontier Developments PLC

Frontier Developments PLC, a leading independent developer of video games, fell 3.7% to 1048.0p. The company announced that it organised Frontier Expo 2017 at Here East in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The company released the next series of Elite Dangerous game updates for 2018 - titled "Beyond", while revealed the first ever in-game footage of Jurassic World Evolution gameplay.

Gaming Realms PLC

Gaming Realms PLC (former PDX PLC), an online gaming operator, developing free-to-play and real-money products, surged 15.8% to 8.1p and emerged as the top gainer in the Cambridge Index.

Horizon Discovery Group PLC

Horizon Discovery Group PLC, the life science company supplying research tools to organisations engaged in genomics research and the development of personalised medicines, rose 5.7% to 240.0p.

Netcall PLC

Netcall PLC, a provider of call-back, auto-messaging and contact solutions, declined 11.6% to 44.0p and emerged as the top loser in the Cambridge Index.

Sareum Holdings PLC

Sareum Holdings PLC, which is engaged in the structure-based drug discovery business, jumped 10.8% to 1.0p.

Tristel PLC

Tristel PLC, a provider of infection control and water treatment products, added 4.4% to 274.0p. The company announced that the approval for its foam-based chlorine dioxide product DUO from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would be delayed to May 2018 from late 2017. The company was informed by EPA regarding the change in its approach and requested additional data, which has been complied and submitted by the company. FinnCap reissued its “Corporate” rating on the stock.

Vernalis PLC

Shares of biotech firm, Vernalis PLC, dropped 8.6% to 13.3p.

Other movers

Johnson Matthey PLC

Johnson Matthey PLC, a speciality chemicals company and leading provider of precious metal products and environmental technologies, lost 0.4% to 3406.0p. Morgan Stanley reissued its “Overweight” rating on the stock with a target price of 3500.0p.

The Cambridge & FTSE AIM 100 Index Movement

Sector Break-up - Market Cap

Sector Break-up - No of Comps

Table 1 Cambridge Index - Weekly Top 5 Gainers

Table 2 Cambridge Index - Weekly Top 5 Losers

Table 3 Cambridge Index - Top 5 Weights

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