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dotDigital (LON:DOTD) - up 2% to 86.6p (£259m) - Acquisition - Graham - GREEN

Dotdigital makes a £25m acquisition (mostly paid in cash) for a business with which it already works in partnership. The logic behind the combination makes perfect sense in my view and so even if Dotdigital is paying a full price for it, I think it’s good news for the stock.

Restaurant (LON:RTN) - up 1% to 44.2p (£337m) - Interim Results - Paul - AMBER/RED

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