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Tuesday newspaper round-up: Data leaks, UK confidence, Barclays, BT

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Data leaks, UK confidence, Barclays, BT

Tue, 03 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - US investors may be profiting from leaked economic data releases that allow them to front-run market-moving news, according to a research paper published by the European Central Ban... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Sports Direct, BHS, Barclays, Smiths, Cobham

Sunday newspaper round-up: Sports Direct, BHS, Barclays, Smiths, Cobham

Sun, 01 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has offered to buy collapsed retailer BHS, saving its entire store estate and thousands of jobs. Although the tycoon was unable to agree a deal before... [more]

Sunday share tips: The Restaurant Group, RBS, Connect Group

Sunday share tips: The Restaurant Group, RBS, Connect Group

Sun, 01 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Restaurant Group remains on the menu for the Sunday Times' Inside the City columnist Danny Fortson, three months after it was recommended in the paper while he was on holiday. A... [more]

Sector movers: Banks, engineering stocks lead drop

Sector movers: Banks, engineering stocks lead drop

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Banks weighed on the Footsie at the end of the week as Royal Bank of Scotland flagged to investors the risk that the sale and separation of its Williams&Glyn retail and business ban... [more]

Directors dealings: John Laing Group chief picks up batch of shares

Directors dealings: John Laing Group chief picks up batch of shares

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - John Laing Group´s boss and his partner picked up a handful of stock in the infrastructure investor on Friday. Olivier Brousse purchased 4,707 shares himself at a price of 213.31p... [more]

Citi downgrades global equities to underweight, more positive on commodities

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investors should mind the curves ahead, strategists at Citi said. The recent more favourable market backdrop might probably persist for a bit more, they said, but they were concerne... [more]

Broker tips: Pearson, Weir Group, RBS

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Numis reiterated a 'reduce' rating and target price of 640p for Pearson on Friday after the education publisher reported its first quarter trading update. The company reported a 4% ... [more]

Friday broker round-up

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - BT Group: UBS upgrades to neutral with a 430p target. Howden Joinery: JP Morgan reiterates overweight with a 570p target. Weir: HSBC upgrades to hold with a target price of 1150p J... [more]

Shore stays at buy on RBS following Q1 figures, flags risks to dividend

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - ShoreCap retained its positive stance on Royal Bank of Scotland following the lender´s latest results but flagged the possibility that setbacks in the sale of its William&Glyn unit ... [more]

Friday newspaper share tips: Pendragon, Weir Group

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The recent drop in shares of car dealer Pendragon might be an interesting opportunity for investors, The Times´s Tempus said. It is a well-run outfit, offering a solid dividend whic... [more]

Weir shares rise as HSBC upgrades rating to 'hold' from 'reduce'

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Weir Group's shares rose on Friday after HSBC upgraded the oil and gas services stock to 'hold' from 'reduce' and raised the target price to 1,150p from 750p. HSBC said it expects t... [more]

Numis reiterates 'reduce' rating for Pearson

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Numis reiterated a 'reduce' rating and target price of 640p for Pearson on Friday after the education publisher reported its first quarter trading update. The company reported a 4% ... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Apple, BHS, executive pay, Reckitt

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who was among Apple's largest outside shareholders, said on Thursday that he no longer held a position in the technology company. "We no longer have... [more]

Large-cap miners pace gains

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in large-cap mining groups paced gains on the top flight index after one of their number closed the sale of two of its Brazilian businesses, a possible indication that the ra... [more]

Thursday newspaper share tips: Barclays, Henderson Group

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The only positive in Barclays´s latest set of results was the absence of any new misconduct allegations, which means its shares may get cheaper still, The Times´s Tempus argued. Pro... [more]

Directors dealings: Saga boss shows conviction, picks up large batch of shares

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - A family investment company linked to Saga boss Andrew Goodsell bought a large batch of shares on Tuesday, the company said in a statement. The investment company purchased 2,564,10... [more]

Friday preview: RBS to report first quarter loss, analysts estimate

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to report a wider first quarter loss on Friday, reflecting a £1.25bn payment to the Treasury. The City estimates a first quarter loss of £957m... [more]

Broker tips: Stagecoach, Next, Tullow Oil

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investec upgraded Stagecoach to 'reduce' from 'sell' saying that while the outlook for the company remains negative in many areas, much of this is already priced into the shares. Th... [more]

Deutsche Bank upgrades Cobham but caution remains

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Deutsche Bank upgraded Cobham to 'hold' from 'sell' after the aerospace and defence group proposed raising £500m from a rights issue in the second quarter. However, while the concer... [more]

Goldman Sachs downgrades Next amid industry headwinds

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Goldman Sachs downgraded retailer Next to 'sell' from 'neutral', slashing the 12-month price target to 5,000p from 6,400p, highlighting limited upside relative to peers. "We expect ... [more]

Investec upgrades Stagecoach to 'reduce'

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investec upgraded Stagecoach to 'reduce' from 'sell' saying that while the outlook for the company remains negative in many areas, much of this is already priced into the shares. Th... [more]

Credit Suisse upgrades Bellway and Persimmon, downgrades Berkeley

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Credit Suisse upgraded Bellway and Persimmon, but downgraded Berkeley as it took a look at UK housebuilders. The bank, which is broadly neutral on the sector, upped Bellway to 'outp... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: OECD, Philip Green, FTSE pay

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Britain's biggest advertisers have ramped up their fight to introduce greater transparency into how their media budgets are spent by marketing services groups such as WPP, Publicis ... [more]

Big oil lends its weight to advance in FTSE 100

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Footsie was lifted by gains in the oil majors as crude oil futures hit their best level year-to-date in morning trading and analysts weighed in with positive views on BP´s first... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Amazon.Com Inc. 683.85 3.68 22:10
Netflix Inc. 93.11 3.42 22:10
Mondelez International Inc. 44.31 3.14 22:10
Incyte Corp. 74.36 2.89 22:10
Discovery Communications Inc. Class C 27.50 2.69 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Baidu Inc. 178.91 -7.92 22:08
Seagate Technology Plc 20.48 -5.93 22:09
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 83.00 -1.59 22:00
NetApp Inc. 23.30 -1.44 22:10
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. 46.55 -1.42 22:08