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

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

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

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

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

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]

Sunday tips: Lloyds, Vedanta

Sun, 03 May 2015

The Conservative party's decision to sell the state's remaining stake in Lloyds - should it retain power - is a cockamamie scheme, as it would impose extra costs on the bank. Management should be focu... [more]

Friday tips round-up: IAG, Saga

Fri, 01 May 2015

Unlike its former state-owned flag carrier rivals, the fact that IAG has carried out a radical overhaul of its legacy practices and staffing means its premium rating is well deserved. Several other ta... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Whitbread, Alliance Trust

Wed, 29 April 2015

A new branch of Whitbread's Costa coffee chain returns half the investment necessary to open it in just its first year. In terms of numbers that translate into a 46% return on capital. Little wonder t... [more]

Sunday share tips: WPP, Asos, WANDisco

Sun, 26 April 2015

Shares in Asos should be sold, the Inside the City column said in the Sunday Times. After a rollercoaster ride up to a £70 all-time high before shooting down to half that point after three profit warn... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: UK supermarkets, Lloyds

Tue, 21 April 2015

Do non-cash impairment charges matter? What if they run into the billions of pounds? After all, they all they can be dismissed as one-offs. Yet they do matter. Analysts at Deutsche Bank estimate Tesco... [more]

Sunday share tips: Associated British Foods, SABMiller, Keywords Studios

Sun, 19 April 2015

Buy shares in Associated British Foods, the owner of the Primark budget fashion retail chain, wrote Danny Fortson in the Sunday Times. This autumn, Primark will open its first location across the pond... [more]

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

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

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

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

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]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Expedia Inc. 113.00 6.71 22:10
NetApp Inc. 33.14 4.31 22:10
Intuit Inc. 106.76 2.50 22:10
Analog Devices Inc. 67.10 2.45 22:10
Avago Technologies Ltd. 132.64 2.35 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Ross Stores Inc. 97.03 -4.45 22:09
Autodesk Inc. 56.39 -1.95 22:10
Dollar Tree Inc 77.18 -1.91 22:10
Charter Communications Inc. 175.33 -1.86 21:41
Wynn Resorts Ltd. 106.54 -1.44 21:55