By Saxon East

The news of Brightside’s share placing didn’t seem to go down to well on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

The share price dropped 4p over seven days to 25p last Monday.

Elsewhere on AIM, Jelf continued to hover around 40p, eventually closing at 41.5p.

The share price seems to have stabilised at that level, having dropped from the mid-50s last month.

The broking group THB is another flatliner on AIM. It closed at 61p, a price it has levelled out at since the start of October.

At the bluechip end of the market, Aviva remained steady on the FTSE 100 at 380p.

The news of a strategic shake-up, with David McMillan as the new general insurance boss, barely registered in the City. Investors seem to be more concerned about the insurer hitting its results forecasts.

AIM movers

Brightside 29p to 25p = -13.8%

THB Group 61p to 61p = 0%

Jelf 40p to 41.5p = 3.75%

FTSE 100 5297.58

FTSE 250 9152.27

All share 2704.02

Dollar 1.63

Euro 1.10

Yen 147.1