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Thursday tips round-up: Dignity, Legal & General

Thursday tips round-up: Dignity, Legal & General

Thu, 05 March 2015

There are few things in life as certain as death, which gives funeral parlour operator Dignity exceptional visibility. So while the number of funerals dropped by 3.5% last year, the company is now set... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Barclays, Merlin Entertainments

Wednesday tips round-up: Barclays, Merlin Entertainments

Wed, 04 March 2015

Sentiment may have turned on shares of Barclays. The stock has risen 15% over the last six months, outperforming other UK banks and its universal European peers. Hence, the lender's stock now changes ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Rio Tinto, Intertek

Tuesday tips round-up: Rio Tinto, Intertek

Tue, 03 March 2015

It's cheap and dirty - coal, that is. It has also become increasingly less profitable as the price has continued to decline. Since spring 2011 it has nearly halved. In fact, in the case of Australian ... [more]

Sunday share tips: Carillion, Cineworld, Travis Perkins

Sunday share tips: Carillion, Cineworld, Travis Perkins

Sun, 01 March 2015

Might Carillion be building up for another bid for rival Balfour Beatty? Ahead of Wednesday's results and after last week's six-month takeover bid came to an end, Danny Fortson in the Sunday Times sai... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: TSB, Aldermore, Henderson Group

Thursday tips round-up: TSB, Aldermore, Henderson Group

Thu, 26 February 2015

Sometimes, having too much money is a bad thing - particularly if you are bank. That is the case at TSB, it has far more capital and a higher cost base than it needs. This shows up in its loan-to-depo... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: BHP BIlliton, GKN

Wed, 25 February 2015

Under pressure perhaps to keep investors happy with its yield, mining group BHP Billiton on Tuesday announced it would be increasing its interim pay-out by 3%. Analysts expect a full-year dividend yie... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Bunzl, Dechra Pharmaceuticals

Tue, 24 February 2015

Despite foreign exchange headwinds and the economic slowdown on the continent, Bunzl continues to sport a multiple of over 21 times earnings. The company, which distributes a range of workaday cleanin... [more]

Sunday share tips: Ladbrokes, Sports Direct, Speedy Hire

Sun, 22 February 2015

Richard Glynn is expected to hold Ladbrokes' dividend when he unveils the bookmaker's annual results on February 26th, but the odds on a subsequent cut are shortening, Matthew Goodman said in the Sund... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Centrica, Rexam

Fri, 20 February 2015

In an unexpected move, Centrica's new chief, Iain Coon, decided to cut the dividend pay-out for the first time in the company's history. It was reduced by 30% to its lowest since 2009. At approximatel... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Wood Group, HSBC

Wed, 18 February 2015

Investors should be wary of yesterday's surge in the shares of oil field services group Wood Group. The company reported a strong set of figures despite the recent drop in oil prices. However, one mus... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Hammerson, DX Group

Tue, 17 February 2015

Shares in Hammerson have outperformed the market smartly over the last year, rising by 22%, with the bulk of those gains having materialised this year. Investor interest in the retail property sector ... [more]

Sunday share tips: Hammerson, BT, dotDigital

Sun, 15 February 2015

Hold shares of property investor Hammerson, Danny Fortson recommended in the Sunday Times. The Inside the City tipster suspects the company's annual results on February 16th could be very strong, supp... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: ARM Holdings, Telecity

Thu, 12 February 2015

The outlook for chip designer ARM Holdings is better than some would make it out to be, although there are arguments both in favour and against the company. With an 85% market share in mobile - most s... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Babcock International, Halma

Wed, 11 February 2015

Some of the frothiness has now come out of the share price of engineering support services firm Babcock International, making them a buy, says The Times's Tempus. Investors are chiefly worried about t... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Randgold Resources, Lloyds insurers

Tue, 10 February 2015

West Africa-focused gold miner Randgold Resources's shares shone bright last year. With an average cost of production at its three main mines of well beneath $712 an ounce, below the current market pr... [more]

Sunday share tips: GlaxoSmithKline, Vodafone, BT

Sun, 08 February 2015

Buy GlaxoSmithKline shares, Questor advised in the Sunday Telegraph. Concerns about a Chinese corruption scandal weighed down the shares in the past year but annual results on February 4th showed sign... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Smith&Nephew, Vodafone

Fri, 06 February 2015

Orthapaedics manufacturer Smith&Nephew has proved deft at moving into high-growth areas while slashing costs. Nonetheless, the shares are overpriced. Since 2011 the company has splashed out $2.8bn on ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: CRH, RPS Group

Tue, 03 February 2015

London-listed building materials group CRH has stepped in to scoop up the assets which rivals Holcim and Lafarge were forced to discard in order to obtain the green light from Brussels for their own m... [more]

Sunday share tips: Smith & Nephew, Severn Trent, Grainger

Sun, 01 February 2015

Buy shares of Smith & Nephew, Danny Fortson advised in the Sunday Times. The Inside the City columnist said shares of the maker of artificial hips and knees had surged after US rival Stryker said it w... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Renishaw, John Laing

Fri, 30 January 2015

Renishaw caught the proverbial falling Apple in its first half. The precision machinery-maker saw its pre-tax profits more than double over those six months to £56.6m as orders from cell-phone makers ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Petra Diamonds, Aveva

Tue, 27 January 2015

Mining is a laborious process. It takes time to get at the precious stones and ores buried deep underneath our feet. Nevertheless, eventually it can be quite a lucrative undertaking. The same is true ... [more]

Sunday share tips: PZ Cussons, Finsbury Food Group

Sun, 25 January 2015

Sell shares of PZ Cussons, Danny Fortson recommended in the Sunday Times. The maker of Imperial Leather soap has been hit by economic problems in Nigeria, its biggest market, and pressure applied to s... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Standard Life, Monitise

Fri, 23 January 2015

Shareholders in Standard Life are sitting pretty after the relevant authorities cleared the way for the firm to payout £1.75bn in cash. That comes in the wake of the £2.2bn sale of its Canadian arm la... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Greene King, Alliance Pharma

Tue, 20 January 2015

Pub operator Greene King has seen a slowdown in its sales for the fiscal year-to-date, but its recent purchase of rival Spirit Pub Company will pay off. In the 36 weeks since the start of the financia... [more]

Sunday share tips: Mitie, UK Mail, Vodafone

Sun, 18 January 2015

Mitie's shares have fallen but not as fast as those of outsourcing rivals such as Serco and Balfour Beatty, Danny Fortson pointed out in the Sunday Times. Matthew Earl, a former City analyst who write... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Friends Life Group Limited 434.90 7.07 17:00
Aviva 569.50 7.05 17:00
Schroders 3,178.00 4.75 17:00
Standard Life 442.00 4.44 17:09
Admiral Group 1,514.00 3.77 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Rio Tinto 2,985.00 -2.88 17:14
HSBC Holdings 570.60 -2.64 17:08
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 562.00 -1.32 17:09
Ashtead Group 1,129.00 -1.31 17:00
BG Group 922.20 -1.13 16:56