Thursday, April 29, 1999

TRISTATE MARKET SPOTLIGHT


NS Group Inc. up 17.71 percent

        NS Group Inc. soared 17.71 percent Wednesday, gaining $1.061/4 to close at $7.061/4. Wednesday's trading volume of 572,200 was almost 31/2 times its 13-week average daily volume of 164,867.

        No specific news seemed to move NS Group, which is the parent of steel companies including Newport Steel Corp. and Koppel Steel Corp. A company spokeswoman attributed the swing to increased interest in the market sector. NS Group also issued a news release Tuesday announcing last week's agreement with Newport's hourly employees.

       



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