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Director dealings: EKF chair invests, Hilton Food CEO sells option shares

(Sharecast News) - EKF Diagnostics was on the list of director buys on Tuesday, after its chairman was involved in a purchase of almost £0.45m of its shares. The AIM-traded firm said funds connected to non-executive chair Christopher Mills purchased 1,275,000 of its shares last Thursday, for 35p each, spending a total of £446,249.99.

Following the purchase, EKF said Mills' total direct and indirect interest in the company was 132,150,000 shares, representing 29.04% of its total voting rights.

On the selling side of the ledger was Hilton Food Group, whose chief executive officer exercised and sold a tranche of long-term incentive plan shares.

The FTSE 250 company said Philip Heffer exercised options over the sale of 48,873 shares.

It said he sold them for 1,216p each, netting him a total of £594,295.67.

Top Director Buys

General Electric Co (cdi) (GEC) Director name: Culp Jr,Lawrence Amount purchased: 24,629 @ $74.63 Value: $1,838,062.20

General Electric Co (cdi) (GEC) Director name: Culp Jr,Lawrence Amount purchased: 21,978 @ $75.26 Value: $1,654,064.33

General Electric Co (cdi) (GEC) Director name: Culp Jr,Lawrence Amount purchased: 16,455 @ $73.60 Value: $1,211,087.97

Ekf Diagnostics Holdings (EKF) Director name: Mills,Christopher H B Amount purchased: 1,275,000 @ 35.00p Value: £446,249.99

Petershill Partners (PHLL) Director name: Kheraj,Naguib Amount purchased: 125,000 @ 255.50p Value: £319,375.01

Abcam (ABC) Director name: Crawford ,Sally W. Amount purchased: 13,141 @ $15.36 Value: $166,454.11

General Electric Co (cdi) (GEC) Director name: Culp Jr,Lawrence Amount purchased: 1,938 @ $72.80 Value: $141,086.41

Symphony International Holdings Ltd. (SIHL) Director name: Thadani,Anil Amount purchased: 195,418 @ $0.56 Value: $109,414.54

Dunelm Group (DNLM) Director name: Harrison ,Andy Amount purchased: 10,117 @ 981.00p Value: £99,247.77

Symphony International Holdings Ltd. (SIHL) Director name: Thadani,Anil Amount purchased: 150,000 @ $0.55 Value: $82,500.00

Iqgeo Group (IQG) Director name: Royde ,Max Amount purchased: 45,990 @ 145.36p Value: £66,850.33

Symphony International Holdings Ltd. (SIHL) Director name: Thadani,Anil Amount purchased: 110,313 @ $0.54 Value: $59,469.74

Hill & Smith Holdings (HILS) Director name: Simmons,Paul Amount purchased: 3,500 @ 1,364.00p Value: £47,740.00

Abcam (ABC) Director name: Crawford ,Sally W. Amount purchased: 1,859 @ $15.72 Value: $24,092.50

Up Global Sourcing Holdings (UPGS) Director name: Dent,Chris Amount purchased: 12,590 @ 158.85p Value: £19,999.22

Gyg (GYG) Director name: King,Richard Amount purchased: 25,000 @ 46.00p Value: £11,500.00

Volta Finance Limited (VTA) Director name: Meader,Paul Amount purchased: 1,062 @ 6.00 Value: 6,372.00

Volta Finance Limited (VTA) Director name: Page,Stephen Le Amount purchased: 903 @ 6.00 Value: 5,418.00

Volta Finance Limited (VTA) Director name: Kershaw,Dagmar Kent Amount purchased: 797 @ 6.00 Value: 4,782.00

Volta Finance Limited (VTA) Director name: Harrison,Graham Amount purchased: 744 @ 6.00 Value: 4,464.00

Tclarke (CTO) Director name: Sabanci,Aysegul Amount purchased: 2,000 @ 148.50p Value: £2,970.00

Gyg (GYG) Director name: King,Richard Amount purchased: 5,000 @ 38.00p Value: £1,900.00

Top Director Sells

Hilton Food Group (HFG) Director name: Heffer,Philip Amount sold: 48,873 @ 1,216.00p Value: £594,295.67

Meggitt (MGGT) Director name: Wood,Tony Amount sold: 14,162 @ 773.20p Value: £109,500.58

Meggitt (MGGT) Director name: Burdett,Louisa Amount sold: 8,972 @ 773.20p Value: £69,371.50

Mycelx Technologies Corporation (di) (MYX) Director name: Alper,Haluk (Hal) Amount sold: 22,500 @ 70.00p Value: £15,750.00

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