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Friday tips round-up: Centrica, Babcock

Friday tips round-up: Centrica, Babcock

Fri, 21 November 2014

There are far too many sources of uncertainty around integrated energy company Centrica right now. The company's businesses have been hit by warm weather and declining oil and gas prices. An improveme... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Enterprise Inns, Punch Taverns, ICAP

Thursday tips round-up: Enterprise Inns, Punch Taverns, ICAP

Thu, 20 November 2014

Change is good, but not quite what UK MPs have in mind. Their vote in favour of ending the so-called 'beer-tie' is a great idea. In effect, it will allow large pub operators to purchase their beer fro... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Reckitt Benckiser, MITIE Group

Tuesday tips round-up: Reckitt Benckiser, MITIE Group

Tue, 18 November 2014

Reckitt Benckiser has opted for the simplest of formulas to de-merge Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, which is laudable. Investors will get one share in the new Indivior for each Reckitt Benckiser s... [more]

Sunday share tips: Aggreko, Petrofac, Tracsis

Sunday share tips: Aggreko, Petrofac, Tracsis

Sun, 16 November 2014

Sell shares of Aggreko, Questor advised in the Sunday Telegraph. The market for its power projects division is uncertain and, with the shares trading at 19 times forecast earnings, Aggreko is priced a... [more]

Friday tips round-up: 3i, Great Portland Estates

Friday tips round-up: 3i, Great Portland Estates

Fri, 14 November 2014

3i seems to have a knack for investing. This is good, given that it is a private equity company. Indeed, the shares performed well throughout the bout of volatility which ensued this past Autumn and a... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Capita, Tullow Oil

Thu, 13 November 2014

The fall in shares of outsourcer Capita is an opportunity. While the company did report that its bid pipeline had fallen to £4.1bn from £5.7bn in July, that should already have been known by markets -... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Vodafone, Taylor Wimpey

Wed, 12 November 2014

Shares in Vodafone rose as the company re-assured that its dividend pay-out is safe, no matter how 'wild' such speculation may have been to begin with. After all, this is one of the largest and most r... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Serco, Hiscox

Tue, 11 November 2014

Take a step back to keep forging ahead, that was yesterday´s message from Serco´s chief, Rupert Soames, as he announced a 1.5bn pound write-off related to a review of goodwill and mispriced contracts.... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Tate & Lyle, AstraZeneca

Fri, 07 November 2014

Tate & Lyle has had a very difficult year with the two profit warnings. The reasons behind the downgrades are varied, ranging from cold weather in the US to a fire at the Singapore factory where its s... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: M&S, Centamin

Thu, 06 November 2014

Shares of Marks &Spencer rose sharply following its first-half results on Wednesday, pushing the company's forward price-to-earnings multiple to just over 13, from just over 12, writes the Financial T... [more]

Wednesday share tips: Imperial Tobacco, Associated British Foods

Wed, 05 November 2014

Assuming that you have no qualms about holding tobacco shares then companies in the space continue to be among the best dividend payers out there. Imperial Tobacco is one of these firms. Yes, its mark... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Salamander Energy, Ryanair Holdings

Tue, 04 November 2014

Shareholders in oil exploration outfit Salamander are well placed to benefit from the interest shown by several potential suitors, writes The Times' Tempus column. The most recent one of those is Op... [more]

Sunday share tips: Dairy Crest, Standard Life, Kalibrate

Sun, 02 November 2014

Buy shares of Dairy Crest, Danny Fortson recommended in the Sunday Times. The dairy producer has had a rough time as exports to Russia have dried up and supermarkets have cut milk prices, but the comp... [more]

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

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

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

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

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]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Anglo American 1,380.00 6.69 17:07
Rio Tinto 3,042.00 6.18 17:13
Tullow Oil 505.00 5.80 17:02
Fresnillo 763.50 5.31 16:46
BHP Billiton 1,662.00 5.02 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Imperial Tobacco Group 2,885.00 -1.33 17:11
TUI Travel 423.40 -0.87 17:00
Carnival 2,617.00 -0.80 17:08
easyJet 1,553.00 -0.77 17:07
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 377.70 -0.76 17:08