Dialight gets lift as profit grows

Shares in lighting products maker Dialight soared yesterday after it reported a 21 per cent increase in operating profit for the first half, and forecast full-year results at the higher end of market expectations. Group revenue climbed 18.2 per cent to £61.1m while pre-tax profits rose to £8.3m from £6.2m. Shares closed up 5.22 per cent, outperforming the market.