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Friday tips round-up: Renishaw, John Laing

Friday tips round-up: Renishaw, John Laing

Fri, 30 January 2015

Renishaw caught the proverbial falling Apple in its first half. The precision machinery-maker saw its pre-tax profits more than double over those six months to £56.6m as orders from cell-phone makers ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Petra Diamonds, Aveva

Tuesday tips round-up: Petra Diamonds, Aveva

Tue, 27 January 2015

Mining is a laborious process. It takes time to get at the precious stones and ores buried deep underneath our feet. Nevertheless, eventually it can be quite a lucrative undertaking. The same is true ... [more]

Sunday share tips: PZ Cussons, Finsbury Food Group

Sunday share tips: PZ Cussons, Finsbury Food Group

Sun, 25 January 2015

Sell shares of PZ Cussons, Danny Fortson recommended in the Sunday Times. The maker of Imperial Leather soap has been hit by economic problems in Nigeria, its biggest market, and pressure applied to s... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Standard Life, Monitise

Friday tips round-up: Standard Life, Monitise

Fri, 23 January 2015

Shareholders in Standard Life are sitting pretty after the relevant authorities cleared the way for the firm to payout £1.75bn in cash. That comes in the wake of the £2.2bn sale of its Canadian arm la... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Greene King, Alliance Pharma

Tuesday tips round-up: Greene King, Alliance Pharma

Tue, 20 January 2015

Pub operator Greene King has seen a slowdown in its sales for the fiscal year-to-date, but its recent purchase of rival Spirit Pub Company will pay off. In the 36 weeks since the start of the financia... [more]

Sunday share tips: Mitie, UK Mail, Vodafone

Sun, 18 January 2015

Mitie's shares have fallen but not as fast as those of outsourcing rivals such as Serco and Balfour Beatty, Danny Fortson pointed out in the Sunday Times. Matthew Earl, a former City analyst who write... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Associated British Foods, Income stocks

Sat, 17 January 2015

Discount clothing brand Primark has been the main engine behind the rise in shares of Associated British Foods. However, as the unit's rapid rate of growth in both profits and revenues has slowed down... [more]

Sunday share tips: Amec, Tesco, Churchill China

Sun, 11 January 2015

Sell shares of Amec, Danny Fortson advised in the Sunday Times. A year ago the oil services company paid £2bn in cash and shares for Swiss-listed rival Foster Wheeler. Its other option was to hand cas... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Persimmon, Interserve

Thu, 08 January 2015

A detailed look at homebuilder Persimmon's trading update, the first from a company in the sector, shows the rate of growth is falling back. Despite this, and the current uncertainty surrounding the u... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: BP, Meggitt

Wed, 07 January 2015

What kind of investor would buy a stock whose total return over the last ten years was -4% and has underperformed its benchmark by 90 percentage points during that same period? Institutional investors... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Galliford Try, KazMunaiGas

Tue, 06 January 2015

The shrewdness of Galliford Try's boss, Greg Fitzgerald, has stood the company well since the financial crisis. Fitzgerald, who has been at the outfit for 34 years, the last 11 of them at the helm, op... [more]

Sunday share tips: Severn Trent, Old Mutual, Genel Energy

Mon, 05 January 2015

The Sunday Times's journalists have selected their share tips for 2015: Severn Trent is Dominic O'Connell's recommendation. The water regulator's crackdown has not been as bad as feared and there is t... [more]

Sunday share tips: Aviva, IAG, Sainsbury“s

Sun, 28 December 2014

The Telegraph's reporters have made their share tips for 2015: James Quinn picked Aviva, saying if the insurer's proposed takeover of Friends Life is confirmed then Aviva's balance sheet will be stren... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: BT, Workspace Group

Wed, 24 December 2014

The purchase of EE by BT will likely be inked at some point early next year, with the price tag at or around the £12.5bn price given. BT had begun work on building out its own mobile network from scra... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Premier Oil, TUI

Tue, 23 December 2014

Sooner or later the larger oil companies will look to take advantage of the recent drop in the price of crude to buy-out some of the smaller independents. One of those potential take-over targets is P... [more]

Sunday share tips: BT Group, Shepherd Neame, Afren

Sun, 21 December 2014

Long-term investors should consider buying shares in BT, Danny Fortson argued in the Sunday Times. The Inside the City columnist said BT boss Gavin Patterson is likely to ask shareholders for about £2... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Diageo, Catlin Group

Fri, 19 December 2014

Consumer goods giant Diageo is seeing a slowdown in growth in one of its main markets, the United States. One would have thought the economic recovery and drop in the oil price would have translated i... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Domino Printing, Imagination Technologies

Wed, 17 December 2014

Domino Printing would seem to enjoy both a favourable outlook and a predictable business model. The firm, whose printers produce labels for consumer goods companies, believes it can grow at above the ... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Domino Printing, Imagination Technologies

Wed, 17 December 2014

Domino Printing would seem to enjoy both a favourable outlook and a predictable business model. The firm, whose printers produce labels for consumer goods companies, believes it can grow at above the ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Greggs, Cohort

Tue, 16 December 2014

The fortunes of Greggs seem to have taken a turn for the better. Its latest trading update was a positive surprise, it actually showed growth in like-for like sales accelerating to a 5.4% clip over th... [more]

Sunday share tips: Asia Resource Minerals, Bellway, Hangar8

Sun, 14 December 2014

Sell shares of Asia Resource Minerals, Danny Fortson advised in The Sunday Times. The Inside the City tipster said the company, formerly known as Bumi, became further entrenched in the "99% club" afte... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Asos, Iomart

Wed, 10 December 2014

When something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Shares of on-line fashion retailer Asos are trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of 54.3 versus a rating of between 30-35 times profits for we... [more]

Sunday share tips: Whitbread, Betfair, Sage

Sun, 07 December 2014

Buy shares of Whitbread, Danny Fortson advised in the Sunday Times. The company's shares have hit a record high and have nearly quadrupled in the past five years, the Inside the City tipster said. Wit... [more]

Friday tips round-up: DS Smith, BTG

Fri, 05 December 2014

Specialist packaging manufacturer DS Smith has proven adept at growing with its clients, acquiring rivals and moving into new niches and geographies. That has seen the company transformed from a maker... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Sage, Homebuilders

Thu, 04 December 2014

Analysts are sceptical about Sage's newly arrived chief executive, Stephen Kelly's, strategic plans for the software manufacturer. Nevertheless, the fact remains that Mr.Kelly's track record at his pr... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,685.00 4.89 16:44
Fresnillo 899.00 4.23 17:00
Tullow Oil 365.00 4.02 16:44
Dixons Carphone 435.00 2.55 17:13
BHP Billiton 1,446.00 2.09 17:13

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 544.50 -3.46 17:09
Sainsbury (J) 255.40 -3.18 17:13
Ashtead Group 1,088.00 -2.77 17:07
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 179.90 -2.70 16:41
BT Group 417.90 -2.61 17:09