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Omega Diagnostics Shares Rally Following Financial Times Report

Sam Boughedda trader
Updated 22 Jul 2021

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LON: ODX Omega

UK-based firm, Omega Diagnostics (LON: ODX) share price has rallied over 25% on Monday after the company responded to an article published by the Financial Times earlier in the morning that said it is one of three manufacturers selected to make rapid Covid-19 tests.

The Financial Times article stated that the Department of Health has chosen Omega Diagnostics, SureScreen, and Global Access Diagnostics to produce up to 2 million lateral flow tests.

However, Omega responded by saying that while it can confirm it is continuing to modify its Alva-based facility to upscale its lateral flow test production capacity significantly, it will only make an announcement once an agreement has been signed.

Despite the lack of confirmation from Omega, they didn't completely deny the reports, suggesting there has been some discussion regarding a possible agreement with the UK Department of Health.

Investors are certainly taking positives from the news, with Omega’s shares trading at 85.5p up over 21% after initially reaching highs of 91p following the open on Monday.

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Sam is a trader and lead stock market writer at AskTraders. After starting his career in the forex market, Sam now focuses on stocks, specifically consumer staples.