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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

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

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

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

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]

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

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]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc 4,050.00 3.98 17:14
Vodafone Group 200.50 1.85 17:14
Standard Chartered 1,115.00 1.46 17:02
Old Mutual 184.70 0.65 17:08
3i Group 379.60 0.56 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Pearson 1,139.00 -2.57 17:02
G4S 251.00 -2.41 17:02
Anglo American 1,308.00 -2.39 17:08
Tullow Oil 494.60 -2.16 17:02
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,217.00 -1.90 17:08