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Friday tips round-up: Debenhams, Pennon

Friday tips round-up: Debenhams, Pennon

Fri, 17 April 2015

Debenhams has always traded at a discount to the retail sector due to the belief that department stores will struggle to compete with other retailers. News at the start of 2015 that sales had struggl... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Poundland, Ashmore Group

Wednesday tips round-up: Poundland, Ashmore Group

Wed, 15 April 2015

Contrary to expectations, Poundland's takeover bid for 99p Stores has run into a possible regulatory hurdle. The Competition & Markets Authority has found there are up to 92 areas where the two firms ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Aviva, Falkland Oil and Gas

Tuesday tips round-up: Aviva, Falkland Oil and Gas

Tue, 14 April 2015

The Tempus column in The Times has labelled new-look Aviva as a 'buy' following the insurer's now-completed takeover of Friends Life, saying that the enlarged group is one of the most high-yielding st... [more]

Sunday share tips: Poundland, Rio Tinto, Fox Marble

Sunday share tips: Poundland, Rio Tinto, Fox Marble

Sun, 12 April 2015

Buy shares in Poundland, recommended the Sunday Times' Inside the City column. Last week the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) threatened to potentially block Poundland's takeover of rival 99p S... [more]

Friday tips round-up: UK Banks, Cranswick

Friday tips round-up: UK Banks, Cranswick

Fri, 10 April 2015

The loan loss ratio for UK banks stood at 0.14% at the end of 2014 according to Standard&Poor's, versus 0.69% in 2013 - a rare positive for the sector. It is a reflection of faster economic growth, lo... [more]

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

Thu, 09 April 2015

After nearly a year of constant speculation regarding a possible bid Royal Dutch Shell has finally made a move for BG Group. Such bold action was certainly called for. If successful the transaction wi... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Glencore, Rio Tinto, BCA

Wed, 08 April 2015

Analysts are wary regarding the prospects for a Glencore bid for Rio Tinto emerging any time soon and for good reason. For one thing, over the last six months shares in the latter have performed rathe... [more]

Sunday share tips: Marks&Spencer, Gulf Keystone, Lookers

Mon, 06 April 2015

Buy shares of Marks & Spencer, Questor advised in the Sunday Telegraph. The end to falling sales at M&S's clothing business was an important moment in the investment case for M&S after almost four yea... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Tate&Lyle, BTG

Fri, 03 April 2015

Tate&Lyle surprised investors with its full-year pre-tax profit guidance. However, while management has drawn a line under a horrendous 2014 it has a lot of hard work ahead to shore-up investor confid... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Lloyds, Thomas Cook

Wed, 01 April 2015

You should always pay your debts, or maybe not. In the depths of the past financial crisis Lloyds Banking Group issued £8.3bn of so-called enhanced capital notes (ECN). Those pay a coupon of up to wha... [more]

Sunday share tips: London Stock Exchange, International Personal Finance, Microsaic

Sun, 29 March 2015

Buy shares of London Stock Exchange (LSE), Danny Fortson recommended in the Sunday Times. The Inside the City columnist said since chief executive Xavier Rolet took over in 2009 LSE it has outperforme... [more]

Friday tips round-up: LSE, Amec FosterWheeler

Fri, 27 March 2015

The decision by Borse Dubai to get out of its stake in the London Stock Exchange can be put down to profit-taking. The LSE's shares rose 61% since 2007, easily outpacing the 15% rise seen in the FTSE ... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Bellway, CardFactory

Thu, 26 March 2015

There is no sign that housing is cooling off, homebuilder Bellway told investors. Since January its reservations were up by 10%, despite the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming elections. In the late... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Wolseley, Standard Chartered

Wed, 25 March 2015

An improving US economy drove revenues and profits higher at homebuilders' merchant Wolseley over the last half year. The London-listed outfit derived three-quarters of its profits from the States. Si... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Centamin, Halfords

Tue, 24 March 2015

Egypt-focused gold miner Centamin offers investors a rather unique selling point, a dividend yield of about 3%. That comes despite the poor performance by the price of gold over the past year, which f... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: BHP Billiton, IG Group

Wed, 18 March 2015

BHP Billiton's decision to de-merge some of its non-core activities into a new vehicle, South 32, opens up some intriguing possibilities, according to The Times' Tempus column. In essence, the Austral... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: BG Group, Faroe Petroleum

Tue, 17 March 2015

The headwinds faced by BG Group in Egypt are abating, but others continue to hold it back. An agreement reached over the weekend will see the company invest $2bn alongside two Egyptian outfits in its ... [more]

Friday tips round-up: TSB, Fenner

Fri, 13 March 2015

Lloyds was quick to show its approval of Spanish lender Banco Sabadell's bid for TSB and rightly so. The 360p a share offer which has been put on the table represents a small premium to the UK bank's ... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Foxtons

Thu, 12 March 2015

Hikma Pharmaceuticals' decision not to sell its injectables business is probably one of the savviest decisions the company has taken in the last few years. The price-tag mooted was $2bn. More importan... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Prudential, Close Brothers

Wed, 11 March 2015

Whoever replaces Tidjane Thiam at the helm of Prudential will have a tough act to follow, but he should stick to the game plan. Since being brought on board Thiam managed to constantly confound those ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Apple, Abcam

Tue, 10 March 2015

Consumer tech giant Apple's hold on the average Americans' imagination is such that a recent survey shows that should it launch a new product, such as an electric car, close to 20m individuals would c... [more]

Friday tips round-up: BT Group

Fri, 06 March 2015

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Friday tips round-up: Aviva, BT Group

Fri, 06 March 2015

Market thinking on Aviva's takeover of Friends Life appears to have turned for the better, after the shares' initial negative reaction. The former stands to gain the most from the combination. Certain... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Dignity, Legal & General

Thu, 05 March 2015

There are few things in life as certain as death, which gives funeral parlour operator Dignity exceptional visibility. So while the number of funerals dropped by 3.5% last year, the company is now set... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Barclays, Merlin Entertainments

Wed, 04 March 2015

Sentiment may have turned on shares of Barclays. The stock has risen 15% over the last six months, outperforming other UK banks and its universal European peers. Hence, the lender's stock now changes ... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Mattel Inc. 26.75 5.84 22:10
Mylan Inc. 69.82 4.46 22:05
Seagate Technology Plc 57.43 2.63 22:05
Netflix Inc. 571.55 1.69 22:10
Western Digital Corp. 99.44 1.65 22:00

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Vimpelcom Ltd Ads 5.67 -4.71 22:10
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 81.75 -3.55 21:59
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 125.07 -3.00 22:08
Ross Stores Inc. 100.40 -2.96 21:41
Yahoo! Inc. 44.45 -2.91 21:59