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Trafficmaster shares swerve

DRIVING services firm Trafficmaster said it was &ldquo;upbeat&rdquo; about prospects for 2010 despite a 25 per cent drop in sales of consumer services like stolen vehicle tracking.<br /><br />Shares in the company fell 7.9 per cent as broker Panmure Gordon cut its price target from 56p to 52p on valuation grounds.<br /><br />Trafficmaster insisted operating profit would be in line with last year&rsquo;s figure and noted tentative signs of a recovery in car sales.<br /><br />Chief executive Tony Eales added: &ldquo;We see a number of opportunities to make strategic acquisitions.&rdquo;<br />