- In a pre-results trading update, high-tech product and services provider Oxford Instruments said it expected adjusted operating profit to be "around the higher end" of expectations despite a small adverse currency effect.

Trading in the company's second half was, as it expected, supported by a strong order and its normal second-half seasonal bias.

Good cash conversion during the year resulted in the firm achieving a positive net cash position as at 31 March.

The company would publish its full-year results for the year ended 31 March 2019 on 11 June.

At 9:21am: [LON:OXIG] Oxford Instruments PLC share price was +51p at 1051p

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