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Tuesday share tips: Sky, BG Group, Vodafone

Tuesday share tips: Sky, BG Group, Vodafone

Tue, 30 June 2015

Sky´s decision to dedicate one of its channels solely to Formula 1 fits in well with its strategy as a content distributor, but a theoretical purchase of the franchise whole does not. Speculation has ... [more]

Sunday share tips: Safestore, Sirius Minerals

Sunday share tips: Safestore, Sirius Minerals

Sun, 28 June 2015

Safestore is set to continue capitalising on the growing need for self-storage facilities. The sector is growing as the housing market improves, driving demand from retail users, but companies are als... [more]

Thursday share tips: StanChart, Stagecoach Group

Thursday share tips: StanChart, Stagecoach Group

Thu, 25 June 2015

Like other global banks new StanChart chief Bill Winters's remit is clear, seek high, sustainable and low-risk returns while culling costs at the rest of business units. Hopefully, he will not be as t... [more]

Wednesday share tips: Petrofac, Ladbrokes

Wednesday share tips: Petrofac, Ladbrokes

Wed, 24 June 2015

The latest trading update from oil field services firm Petrofac showed that losses at its North Sea Laggan­Tormore project were now estimated to be $50m higher. That resulted from labour unrest with i... [more]

Tuesday share tips: UK banks, Severn Trent

Tuesday share tips: UK banks, Severn Trent

Tue, 23 June 2015

Banks may not be happy with the new 'ring-fencing' rules, but just a decade on from the financial crisis they need to learn live with them. Legislation passed in 2013 set out the need for lenders to s... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Berkeley Group Holdings

Thu, 18 June 2015

The premium on Berkeley Group Holdings shares on a price-to-book basis is justified. Above all else homebuilders are property companies. Their sucess hinges on their saviness when it comes to land, wh... [more]

Wednesday share tips: Ashtead, Crest Nicholson

Wed, 17 June 2015

Shares in Ashtead came off on profit-taking following its latest full-year profits. The company, which rents out equipment, believes it can outspend rivals on new investment, allowing it to deliver be... [more]

Tuesday share tips: Aberdeen Asset Management, StanChart

Tue, 16 June 2015

Aberdeen Asset Management´s decision to raise 100m pounds via the sale of preference shares is unsettling. Six weeks ago it said it would spend that same amount buying back ordinary shares. In goes on... [more]

Sunday share tips: Auto Trader, VP

Mon, 15 June 2015

A year-and-a-half ago Guardian Media Group let go of its 51% stake in Auto Trader for £600m in cash. When private equity outfit Apax took the company public three months ago, those same shares went fo... [more]

Friday tips round-up: RBS

Fri, 12 June 2015

According to some investors the state is flogging shares of RBS at too low a price - but such criticism is wide of the mark. The government spent £45bn of taxpayers' money to bail-out the lender. So t... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: SAB Miller, Diageo

Tue, 09 June 2015

Reports that three Brazilian millionaires might be interested in making a bid for Diageo via their 3G investment vehicle may just be an attempt to force the hand of SAB Miller. Indeed, 3G holds a stak... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Henderson Group, AO World

Wed, 03 June 2015

Shares in fund manager Henderson Group may look primed for a fall, but that may be misleading. True, the bulk of its assets are mainly in equities and fixed income, especially in the UK and US, and it... [more]

Sunday share tips: Lloyds Banking, Quindell, Quantum Pharmaceutical

Sun, 31 May 2015

Lloyds Banking Group shares are a 'hold', said Questor in the Sunday Telegraph. The bank is certainly making progress: reporting rising profits, is close to returning to paying a dividends and small i... [more]

Friday tips round-up: IAG, Serco

Fri, 29 May 2015

IAG saw profits nearly double last year and they are expected to rise sharply again in 2015, but the company may face a raft of headwinds over the coming year. For starters, the acquisition of Aer Lin... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Brewin Dolphin, Card Factory

Thu, 28 May 2015

Brewin Dolphin's share price took a hit despite reporting progress in beefing up its profit margins during its first half. Those improved to 22.3% from 20.8%. However, at 4% its organic rate of growth... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: RyanAir, Shawbrook

Wed, 27 May 2015

RyanAir has discovered that a little love can go a long way. So while it carried a record 91m passengers in the year to March and registered a two-thirds rise in profits, there is still momentum to be... [more]

Sunday share tips: Tate & Lyle, Direct Line and Bloomsbury Publishing

Sun, 24 May 2015

Insurer Direct Line's shares are worth holding, according to Midas in the Mail on Sunday. The insurer is part of a new tendency of companies to pay special dividends on top of their two payments per y... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Icap, Homeserve

Wed, 20 May 2015

Low levels of liquidity in markets, reflected in reduced trading volumes, impacted on Icap´s latest full-year figures. Global broking profits dropped by almost 30%, with the world´s largest lenders ha... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Old Mutual, Vesuvius

Fri, 15 May 2015

Old Mutual's latest quarterly results revealed gross sales up by almost a fifth, mostly thanks to its UK-based wealth management unit. Yet the company continues to be dogged by pressures to give up it... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Mondi, SAB Miller

Thu, 14 May 2015

Specially corrugated cardboard is the place to be in the paper sector, thanks to the sheer scale of demand from the likes of online retailers such as Amazon.com. Shares of Mondi, which derives about 7... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Experian, Hiscox

Wed, 13 May 2015

Experian believes consumer spending in the UK and US began to recover towards the end of 2012. However, the company's financial year to the end of March was a sluggish one. On an organic basis sales g... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale, Lonmin

Tue, 12 May 2015

Iron ore prices have halved over the last year, notwithstanding a recent bounce, as the main producers - Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Vale - have moved to raise production. Investors should not misread... [more]

Sunday share tips: UK banks, MXC Capital

Sun, 10 May 2015

Investors who piled into bank shares after the election results became known may have jumped the gun. True, the risk of a less disciplined approach to economic management by Labour has been eliminated... [more]

Friday tips round-up: RSA, BT Group

Fri, 08 May 2015

RSA's new chief, Stephen Hester, has done all that could be expected of him to right the ship since he came on board. He strengthened the balance sheet through a rights issue and cut costs while sharp... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: GlaxoSmithKline, Sage

Thu, 07 May 2015

GlaxoSmithKline's decision not to proceed with the sale of part of its HIV unit, announced as part of its strategy update on 6 May, was the right one. It would pocket $10bn from such a sale but the un... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Wynn Resorts Ltd. 103.07 4.46 21:50
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. 88.30 3.71 22:09
Comcast Corp. 62.25 3.51 22:10
Mylan Inc. 69.70 2.71 21:59
Mattel Inc. 26.34 2.53 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Sandisk Corp. 56.41 -3.11 22:01
Keurig Green Mountain Inc 74.70 -2.52 21:58
Expedia Inc. 107.19 -1.98 22:10
Citrix Systems Inc. 69.38 -1.11 22:10
Gilead Sciences Inc. 116.01 -0.91 22:10