Fresh trading details on Monday could not provide respite for embattled LED lighting manufacturer Dialight (LSE:DIA).
The London-based business sank to 500p per share at one point in start-of-week trading before coming off that low, although it still remains 3% down on the day. Dialight's market value has halved during the past year, including a double-digit percentage fall after a painful profit warning in November on the back of manufacturing issues that hampered customer deliveries.
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