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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]

Hurricane Energy; oil & gas; drilling

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]

general finance

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]

Trading screen

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]

electronic

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]

Tuesday tips round-up: Babcock, Tesco

Tue, 22 July 2014

The recent slide in the share price of Babcock has been "overdone", according to the Tempus column in The Times, which recommended investors 'buy' shares of the engineer. The paper said that the grou... [more]

Sunday share tips: Wincanton, Royal Mail, Petropavlovsk

Sun, 20 July 2014

Markets are underestimating the turnaround story at small-capitalisation haulage firm Wincanton. The current consensus of analysts' estimates is calling for pre-tax profits to come in at about £2... [more]

Friday tips round-up: ITV, Computacenter

Fri, 18 July 2014

'Buy' ITV on bid talk, recommends the Questor column in The Telegraph, following the news that Liberty Global has bought a 6.4% stake in the broadcaster. "The shares jumped 7pc higher on the announcem... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: London Stock Exchange, Rio Tinto

Thu, 17 July 2014

The Tempus column in The Times says it is "waiting for a clearer picture to emerge" at London Stock Exchange. While Wednesday's first-quarter trading update showed that the exchange operator is operat... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Carr's Milling, Dairy Crest

Wed, 16 July 2014

Investors should 'buy' shares of Carr's Milling Industries, according to the Questor column in The Telegraph, which believes that the stock is "overlooked and undervalued". The paper explained that C... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: AVEVA, Recruitment stocks

Tue, 15 July 2014

'Hold' shares of engineering software group AVEVA for the long term, recommended the Tempus column in The Times on Tuesday. While AVEVA is seen by analysts as a "world-class British company with a lea... [more]

Sunday share tips: Halfords, Sports Direct, Real Estate Investors

Sun, 13 July 2014

Buy shares of Halfords to capitalise on the UK’s retail recovery and the growing craze for cycling, Questor advised in the Sunday Telegraph. The shares have risen about 60% since Questor recommended t... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Premier Oil, Ashmore

Fri, 11 July 2014

Things seem to be looking up for oil exploration outfit Premier Oil. Its latest trading statement confirmed that it was on track to hit an average level of production of between 58,000 and 63,000 barr... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Booker Group, Aviva

Thu, 10 July 2014

Shares of Booker Group, which supplies convenience stores, have re-rated to a price-to-earnings multiple of 20 times, versus the high 20’s in the not so distant past. Curiously, that comes, in part,... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Shire, Dunelm

Wed, 09 July 2014

Shares of Shire failed to move higher despite AbbVie raising the aggregate amount of its bid to £51.15 from £46.26, showing that investors have little faith in the deal actually going through or in Ab... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Taylor Wimpey, SABMiller

Tue, 08 July 2014

Markets seem to have read the runes wrong when it comes to housebuilders. Taylor Wimpey is a case in point in that regard. There were no negative aspects to the firm’s trading statement. There was no ... [more]

Sunday tips round-up: Serco, Balfour Beatty, N Brown

Sun, 06 July 2014

Serco is becoming a classic falling knife share, Questor said in The Sunday Telegraph. Its loss of the contract to run London’s Docklands Light Railway caps a grim 12 months for the outsourcing group.... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Balfour Beatty, Serco

Fri, 04 July 2014

Investors in Balfour Beatty have had a bad time of it of late. The UK construction group likes big, complex projects but during the recession the appetite for those was understandably curtailed. Hence... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Carillion, WanDisco

Thu, 03 July 2014

In recent times construction and support services firm Carillion has been reducing its UK construction business so as not to have to take on just any low-margin work going. While sensible that resulte... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: McBride, UK Stocks

Tue, 01 July 2014

Steer clear of McBride. The private label household products outfit yesterday announced the exit from unprofitable product lines in the contract space, where it makes products for the likes of Procter... [more]

Sunday share tips: Gulf Keystone Petroleum, Homebuilders, Science in Sport

Sun, 29 June 2014

Shares in Kurdistan-focused Gulf Keystone Petroleum are notoriously volatile. In large part that can be put down to its enthusiastic following among retail investors. Another important factor has been... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Barclays, DS Smith

Fri, 27 June 2014

Banks partaking of Barclays' ‘dark pool’ should have known the risks they were taking. To say that such trading venues are un-transparent simply does not cut it, they are supposed to be, hence the nam... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Anglo American, BG Group

Wed, 25 June 2014

South Africa’s platinum miners yesterday reached an agreement to end a five-month long labour strike – the third longest in the country’s history within that industry. However, while in this instance ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Shire, AA

Tue, 24 June 2014

Despite the recent sharp run-up in the price of Shire’s stock investors should resist the urge to take their money and run. In the first place, it is entirely possible that AbbVie will come back with ... [more]

Sunday share tips: Debenhams, Johnston Press, Carpetright

Sun, 22 June 2014

Steer clear of shares in Debenhams, Questor advised in the Sunday Telegraph. There was no repeat of the December 31st profit warning when the department store group published its trading statement on ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Dutch Shell 'B' 2,558.50 2.67 17:08
Intu Properties 328.10 2.65 16:36
Royal Dutch Shell 'A' 2,442.00 2.46 17:04
ITV 208.60 2.05 16:38
GlaxoSmithKline 1,436.50 0.81 17:14

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Schroders 2,390.00 -4.36 17:14
Weir Group 2,567.00 -3.79 17:00
St James's Place 726.50 -3.77 17:06
Tullow Oil 728.50 -3.57 17:00
Glencore 360.05 -3.08 17:08