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Friday tips round-up: National Express, Aviva

Friday tips round-up: National Express, Aviva

Fri, 31 October 2014

National Express seems to be on a firm footing, with a sound base from which to expand into new territories. Nevertheless, the company's chief executive, Mr. Finch, has experienced some setbacks of la... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Standard Life, Next

Thursday tips round-up: Standard Life, Next

Thu, 30 October 2014

Standard Life has a lot on its plate, but it also has attractive prospects. To start off with, Standard Life now manages £290bn on behalf of savers and investors which it then directs into equities an... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: BG Group, Synthomer

Wednesday tips round-up: BG Group, Synthomer

Wed, 29 October 2014

While BG Group waits for its new chief executive, Chris Finlayson, to arrive next spring the company's financials are heading in the wrong direction. A case in point, underlying earnings for the third... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Mortgage Advice Bureau, Petra Diamonds

Tuesday tips round-up: Mortgage Advice Bureau, Petra Diamonds

Tue, 28 October 2014

Undeterred by the wave of companies which have recently pulled their market flotations and a profit warning out from Foxtons, which operates in similar area of the housing market, Peter Brodnicki pres... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Tesco, Unilever

Friday tips round-up: Tesco, Unilever

Fri, 24 October 2014

Let's play a game, 'name that company'. It made £112m of pre-tax profit at the half stage of the year on £34bn of revenue. On top of that, sales have been on the decline everywhere over the last 18 mo... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: British American Tobacco, Plus500

Thu, 23 October 2014

Reported revenues at British American Tobacco dropped by 9.6% over the first nine months of the year as the value of sales was hit by a strong pound and volumes dropped 3%. That should however have al... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Reckitt Benckiser, Asos

Wed, 22 October 2014

Reckitt Benckiser's high valuation rating and predicted slow progress means that the stock is rated a 'hold', according to Martin Waller from the Tempus column in The Times on Wednesday. The comments ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Rolls Royce, Tesco

Tue, 21 October 2014

Notwithstanding the impact from the sanctions imposed on Russia, there still seems to be a good business case to be made for shares of Rolls Royce. No, they may not return to the £12.71 per share mark... [more]

Sunday share tips: Premier Foods, Rare Earth Minerals, Bunzl

Sun, 19 October 2014

It could be the a good time to buy shares of Premier Foods, Danny Fortson argued in his Sunday Times column, Inside the City. The company, whose brands include Oxo and Mr Kipling, took on too much deb... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Diageo, Mondi

Sat, 18 October 2014

Ex-Diageo chief Paul Walsh timed his exit in July of 2013 near perfectly. Since then emerging markets went into reverse with the depreciation in local currencies bringing great pressure to bear on con... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Weir Group, Imperial Innovations

Thu, 16 October 2014

Having failed in its bid to purchase Finnish group Metso Weir Group purchased Trio, a far smaller outfit, marking its first bolt-on acquisition since the start of last year. Trio specialises in commin... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: SAB Miller, Royal Mail

Wed, 15 October 2014

SAB Miller's shares rose despite the release of some disappointing second-quarter figures. The brewer saw sales of lager off by some 1% in China due to poor weather, while its performance in Australia... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Glencore

Tue, 14 October 2014

Anyone wishing to peer into the future might be advised to observe the goings-on in north-western Australia. They will find 3-km long robo-trains careening through the landscape. It is precisely these... [more]

Sundays tips round-up: Carnival, Petroceltic, Brewin Dolphin, WYG

Sun, 12 October 2014

The Questor column in The Telegraph has rated cruise operator Carnival as a 'sell' on the back of concerns about the spread of Ebola which have sparked a recent sell-off across the travel sector. The ... [more]

Friday tips round-up: N Brown, Hays

Fri, 10 October 2014

Mail order group N Brown on Thursday warned again on profits for the full year, slashing its forecasts by 13% and claiming that the warmer weather had impacted negatively on its sales in September. C... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: TSB, Virgin,Marston's

Thu, 09 October 2014

The long list of challenger banks, both those who have recently floated as well as those which are waiting in the wings to do so, enjoy some important advantages over their big four rivals (HSBC, Barc... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Capita, Spirent Communications

Wed, 08 October 2014

Investors chasing returns and growth from outsourcer Capita have been ignoring one glaring warning sign, if not more. The company's return on capital has been tumbling for the past seven years. Capita... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Dairy Crest, Graphene Nanochem

Tue, 07 October 2014

The drop in commodity prices is hurting dairy processor Dairy Crest, piling the pressure on the farmers which supply it. The company has been forced to cut its payments to them thrice since July - wit... [more]

Sunday share tips: BG Group, Genel Energy, Palace Capital

Sun, 05 October 2014

Sell shares of BG Group, Danny Fortson advised in the Sunday Times. Credit Suisse analysts have questioned whether the gas producer's big Australian operation will open on time and have said BG's esti... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Oil explorers, Vodafone

Sat, 04 October 2014

At least as far as the oil exploration sector is concerned, investors are no longer content with promises of new discoveries. Once again, what matters is cash, whether it be in the form of cash-flow o... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Sainsbury, Tesco, UBM

Thu, 02 October 2014

Competition in the UK groceries market has simply gotten downright vicious, as the disruptive German discounters Aldi and Lidl carve themselves a piece of the market. That is so much so the case that ... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: RBS, Icap

Wed, 01 October 2014

The speech delivered by the RBS boss at this year's Merrill Lynch banking conference, in London, was far more upbeat than the one delivered by his predecessor Fred Goodwin, in 2008, during the start o... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Balfour Beatty, Compass

Tue, 30 September 2014

Infrastructure and engineering contractor Balfour Beatty's latest figures revealed the danger inherent in chasing large numbers of small contracts, particularly in the low margin world of construction... [more]

Sunday share tips: Dunelm, Essentra, Eros International

Sun, 28 September 2014

It's a good time to buy shares in Dunelm, Danny Fortson argued in the Sunday Times's Inside the City column. Just over a third of its customers are retired and almost half have paid off their mortgage... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Sports Direct, Direct Line

Fri, 26 September 2014

Sports Direct's decision to sell 'put' options on 23m shares of Tesco to Goldman Sachs is tantamount to a bet that the grocer's shares will not fall further. Fortunately, the strike price for those de... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Barclays 237.95 6.92 14:34
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 383.70 5.04 14:34
St James's Place 746.00 4.70 14:34
ARM Holdings 875.50 4.41 14:34
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 406.90 4.15 14:34

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fresnillo 697.50 -2.65 14:34
Direct Line Insurance Group 275.40 -2.17 14:34
Randgold Resources Ltd. 3,709.00 -1.85 14:34
Anglo American 1,315.50 -0.38 14:34
BT Group 366.60 -0.35 14:34