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Friday tips round-up: Playtech, Unite Group

Fri, 29 August 2014

Betting and gaming software provider Playtech's first half results showed the company is firing on almost all cylinders, but much is already baked into the share price, writes The Times's Tempus. Sal... [more]

Magnolia Petroleum; oil & gas; drilling; US

Wednesday tips round-up: Regus, Petrofac

Wed, 27 August 2014

Far from slowing down, after opening its 200th office centre in the first half of the year the provider of temporary office accommodation Regus is set to accelerate its expansion. A full 450 new centr... [more]

Shell

Tuesday tips round-up: Royal Dutch Shell, Hyder Consulting, GSK

Tue, 26 August 2014

There is a lot to be said for value-based investment strategies as the year-to-date performance of The Daily Telegraph Questor column's six picks for 2014 show. They have held up despite market turbul... [more]

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Sunday share tips: Bwin.Party, Afren

Sun, 24 August 2014

Bwin's tie-up with PartyGaming was premised on achieving such size that it would be better able to compete in the booming markets for gambling and sports betting - but in the event those expectations ... [more]

Trading floor; Trading screen; trading; traders; markets

Friday tips round-up: Premier Oil, Quindell

Fri, 22 August 2014

The first City appearance by the new boss of Premier Oil was a bit of an anticlimax on Thursday, according to The Times's Tempus column, though there were some signs that the oil explorer might "redis... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Hochschild Mining, Gem Diamonds

Thu, 21 August 2014

Investors in Latin-America focused precious metals miner Hochschild Mining should be wary. The company has made good progress cutting its costs, delivering $70m more in savings last year than the $200... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: BHP Billiton, CRH

Wed, 20 August 2014

As the Financial Times' Lex column would have it, the heads of BHP Billiton may yet stand accused of imperial overreach in the eyes of shareholders. As the man on the street would put it, bigger is no... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Bovis Homes, Amlin

Tue, 19 August 2014

Bovis Homes saw legal completions jump 54% to 1,487 homes for the six months ended on 30 June and has already sold almost the entirety of the houses which it plans to build this year. The result of th... [more]

Sunday share tips: Aga, Derwent London, Clinigen

Sun, 17 August 2014

Aga, the maker of cast-iron cookers, could be getting its act together after business plunged in the recession, Danny Fortson argued in his Inside the City column in the Sunday Times. The booming prop... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Carillion, Game Group

Fri, 15 August 2014

Carillion is trying to bite off more than it can chew. The construction outfit is aiming to what in effect would be the acquisition of its larger rival Balfour Beatty - its much larger rival. At £... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Standard Chartered, Pennon

Thu, 14 August 2014

Standard Chartered is under increased scrutiny from investors now that a decade-long run of record profits has just ended. During the past financial crisis the lender offered a rather unique value pro... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Serco, RM2 International

Wed, 13 August 2014

Outsourcing specialist Serco's latest set of half-year results make for grim reading. On the positive side of things, the company seems to have its eye on the ball, improving its return on capital emp... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Mitie, Shell

Tue, 12 August 2014

Management Incentive Through Investment Equity may prove to be the proverbial 'mouse that roared', writes The Times' Tempus. Yes, Mitie. Once criticised for its relative lack of exposure to central go... [more]

Sunday share tips: Bellway, Standard Chartered, Vertu

Sun, 10 August 2014

Buy shares of Bellway, whose valuation looks cheap, the Sunday Telegraph's Questor tipster advised. The housebuilder reported record trading on August 8th but the shares have fallen 6% this year on fe... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Cobham, Rio Tinto

Fri, 08 August 2014

Cobham's first-half results were "landmark" as revenues from its commercial activities surpassed those from the defence sector for the first time ever, as the firm progresses on its transformation int... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: African Minerals, Interserve

Thu, 07 August 2014

One needs to be careful when choosing a metric on which to value a company. Using so-called "cash" production costs to do so for miners is a case in point, the Financial Times' Lex column says. That i... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Aggreko, Rotork

Wed, 06 August 2014

Temporary power provider Aggreko's fortunes seem to have turned a corner but its shares are not inexpensive at the moment, writes The Times's Tempus. Sales at its power projects division increased by ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: HSBC, Intertek

Tue, 05 August 2014

Holding shares for dividends alone may sound nice in theory but in practice is by no means a risk-free endeavour. Exhibit number one: HSBC. Year-to-date its stock price has fallen by 12%, wiping out m... [more]

Sunday share tips: Diageo, Clipper Logistics, HSBC

Sun, 03 August 2014

Stay on the sidelines until Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes has got a grip on his sprawling drinks empire, Danny Fortson advised in the Sunday Times. In his Inside the City column, Fortson said Me... [more]

Friday tips round-up: BG Group, Royal Dutch Shell

Fri, 01 August 2014

Markets are understandably concerned by the situation facing BG Group in Egypt. The authorities there have been diverting the gas which should be shipped out to the domestic market instead, which is l... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Jupiter Fund Management, British American Tobacco

Thu, 31 July 2014

Fund manager Jupiter's shares are set to offer a yield that makes them worth looking at despite analysts' confusion over just how high a payout they can expect from the company. The business model req... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: GKN, BP

Wed, 30 July 2014

Engineering outfit GKN is continuing to do well in its core aerospace and automotive markets despite the negative impact of recent movements in foreign exchange markets. The company lost £24m in ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Hiscox, Reckitt Benckiser, GlaxoSmithKline

Tue, 29 July 2014

Insurance outfit Hiscox is one of the most respected names in its sector and for good reason. For the first half of the year the outfit achieved a combined ratio of 82%. That marks a deterioration on ... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Capita

Thu, 24 July 2014

Capita is a 'hold' after its recent outperformance, according to the Tempus column in The Times, despite a strong showing from the outsourcing group in the first half. The paper highlighted the £... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: ARM Holdings, Beazley

Wed, 23 July 2014

The Questor column in The Telegraph recommends investors keep hold of shares of chip design ARM Holdings, saying that despite a 20% fall in the stock year-to-date "it's not the time to jump in just ye... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fresnillo 962.00 2.29 16:59
AstraZeneca 4,567.00 1.95 17:07
RSA Insurance Group 458.20 1.91 17:07
St James's Place 717.00 1.85 17:05
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,085.00 1.60 17:07

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tesco 229.95 -6.64 17:07
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 177.50 -5.03 17:07
Sainsbury (J) 290.30 -4.35 17:09
CRH 1,397.00 -2.03 17:05
Marks & Spencer Group 429.90 -1.87 17:07