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Tuesday tips round-up: Balfour Beatty, Compass

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

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

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]

Thursday tips round-up: RBS, Inmarsat

Thursday tips round-up: RBS, Inmarsat

Thu, 25 September 2014

With Wednesday's initial public offering of its Citizens' Financial unit RBS has passed another milestone on the road to cleansing its balance sheet. Although the reception afforded by investors to th... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Tesco, Sage

Tuesday tips round-up: Tesco, Sage

Tue, 23 September 2014

There is speculation that Tesco may have been too optimistic when forecasting how successful its promotions – and hence promotion related payments from suppliers – would be. Nevertheless, ... [more]

Sunday share tips: GlaxoSmithKline, African Minerals, WANdisco

Sun, 21 September 2014

Buy shares of GlaxoSmithKline, Questor said in the Sunday Telegraph. China's £297m fine against GSK for corruption is manageable and has lifted the cloud that hung over the company. The shares have un... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Smiths Group, Dignity

Thu, 18 September 2014

Shares of Smiths Group took a hit after the company announced that strength in sterling had knocked 8% off its operating profits for the year ended in July and that one of its five business units was ... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Asos, Thomas Cook

Wed, 17 September 2014

Shares of Asos have been brought down to earth this year as reality set in. They have crashed from 70 pounds at their height to just 22.07 pounds yesterday, following another profit warning. The compa... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Ocado, SABMiller

Tue, 16 September 2014

The vision behind Ocado is quite alluring, to create a dominant online grocery delivery service. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be working. Instead of supermarkets becoming dependent on it, which ... [more]

Sunday share tips: Home retail, Panmure Gordon, Ocado

Sun, 14 September 2014

UK consumer confidence remains fragile, making Home Retail Group's shares no better than a hold, Questor said in the Sunday Telegraph. The owner of Argos and Homebase's shares fell last week by saying... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Next

Fri, 12 September 2014

Fashion retailer Next’s latest trading statement showed that its Directories business grew at a slower rate than its stores even after making allowance for new outlets – a first for the fi... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Barratt Developments, Optimal Payments

Thu, 11 September 2014

Return excess cash to shareholders or re-invest profitably into the business – if you can – that is the question. Housebuilder Barratt Developments is firmly in the former camp. The compan... [more]

Tuesday share tips: UK house builders, ABF

Tue, 09 September 2014

Some of the froth has come off the housing market, but home prices have hardly crashed and the largest firms continue to offer attractions for investors. Indeed, shares in the seven largest builders h... [more]

Sunday share tips: Ocado, Hargreaves Lansdown, Volution

Mon, 08 September 2014

After a "wild ride" for Ocado shareholders, the company faces further uncertainty, Danny Fortson argued in the Sunday Times. Its agreement to deliver groceries for Morrisons cheered investors but it h... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Booker Group, Ashtead

Thu, 04 September 2014

Somewhat perversely, shares of food wholesaler Booker Group have been weighed down by the souring in market sentiment towards the big grocers, despite not having any exposure to them. Much like Bunzl ... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Falkland Oil&Gas, Redrow

Wed, 03 September 2014

Oil exploration is a speculative affair but in the South Atlantic it can be particularly expensive, even when successful given the dearth of local infrastructure and the logistical costs involved. Nev... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Sainsburys, Berkeley Group

Tue, 02 September 2014

Sainsbury's full-year dividend pay-out of 17.3p per share is covered almost twice by its earnings. Indeed, the group's chief financial officer thinks the balance sheet is strong, but The Daily Telegra... [more]

Sunday share tips: Sainsbury's, Poundland, Hill & Smith

Sun, 31 August 2014

Sell shares of Sainsbury's because the supermarket group's dividend is under threat, Questor said in the Sunday Telegraph. The UK supermarket sector is heading for lower profits and that means Sainsbu... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Playtech, Unite Group

Fri, 29 August 2014

Betting and gaming software provider Playtech's first half results showed the company is firing on almost all cylinders, but much is already baked into the share price, writes The Times's Tempus. Sal... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Regus, Petrofac

Wed, 27 August 2014

Far from slowing down, after opening its 200th office centre in the first half of the year the provider of temporary office accommodation Regus is set to accelerate its expansion. A full 450 new centr... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Royal Dutch Shell, Hyder Consulting, GSK

Tue, 26 August 2014

There is a lot to be said for value-based investment strategies as the year-to-date performance of The Daily Telegraph Questor column's six picks for 2014 show. They have held up despite market turbul... [more]

Sunday share tips: Bwin.Party, Afren

Sun, 24 August 2014

Bwin's tie-up with PartyGaming was premised on achieving such size that it would be better able to compete in the booming markets for gambling and sports betting - but in the event those expectations ... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Premier Oil, Quindell

Fri, 22 August 2014

The first City appearance by the new boss of Premier Oil was a bit of an anticlimax on Thursday, according to The Times's Tempus column, though there were some signs that the oil explorer might "redis... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Hochschild Mining, Gem Diamonds

Thu, 21 August 2014

Investors in Latin-America focused precious metals miner Hochschild Mining should be wary. The company has made good progress cutting its costs, delivering $70m more in savings last year than the $200... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: BHP Billiton, CRH

Wed, 20 August 2014

As the Financial Times' Lex column would have it, the heads of BHP Billiton may yet stand accused of imperial overreach in the eyes of shareholders. As the man on the street would put it, bigger is no... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Associated British Foods 2,679.00 4.53 17:00
easyJet 1,423.00 3.04 16:56
Intertek Group 2,621.00 2.10 16:46
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 368.20 1.88 16:56
Sainsbury (J) 251.50 1.70 16:48

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Next 6,605.00 -3.79 16:56
Prudential 1,376.00 -2.72 17:08
Marks & Spencer Group 404.60 -2.60 17:08
Sports Direct International 618.50 -2.44 16:48
Intu Properties 322.70 -2.21 16:46