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Sunday share tips: BT Group, Shepherd Neame, Afren

Sunday share tips: BT Group, Shepherd Neame, Afren

Sun, 21 December 2014

Long-term investors should consider buying shares in BT, Danny Fortson argued in the Sunday Times. The Inside the City columnist said BT boss Gavin Patterson is likely to ask shareholders for about £2... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Diageo, Catlin Group

Friday tips round-up: Diageo, Catlin Group

Fri, 19 December 2014

Consumer goods giant Diageo is seeing a slowdown in growth in one of its main markets, the United States. One would have thought the economic recovery and drop in the oil price would have translated i... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Domino Printing, Imagination Technologies

Wednesday tips round-up: Domino Printing, Imagination Technologies

Wed, 17 December 2014

Domino Printing would seem to enjoy both a favourable outlook and a predictable business model. The firm, whose printers produce labels for consumer goods companies, believes it can grow at above the ... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Domino Printing, Imagination Technologies

Wednesday tips round-up: Domino Printing, Imagination Technologies

Wed, 17 December 2014

Domino Printing would seem to enjoy both a favourable outlook and a predictable business model. The firm, whose printers produce labels for consumer goods companies, believes it can grow at above the ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Greggs, Cohort

Tuesday tips round-up: Greggs, Cohort

Tue, 16 December 2014

The fortunes of Greggs seem to have taken a turn for the better. Its latest trading update was a positive surprise, it actually showed growth in like-for like sales accelerating to a 5.4% clip over th... [more]

Sunday share tips: Asia Resource Minerals, Bellway, Hangar8

Sun, 14 December 2014

Sell shares of Asia Resource Minerals, Danny Fortson advised in The Sunday Times. The Inside the City tipster said the company, formerly known as Bumi, became further entrenched in the "99% club" afte... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Asos, Iomart

Wed, 10 December 2014

When something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Shares of on-line fashion retailer Asos are trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of 54.3 versus a rating of between 30-35 times profits for we... [more]

Sunday share tips: Whitbread, Betfair, Sage

Sun, 07 December 2014

Buy shares of Whitbread, Danny Fortson advised in the Sunday Times. The company's shares have hit a record high and have nearly quadrupled in the past five years, the Inside the City tipster said. Wit... [more]

Friday tips round-up: DS Smith, BTG

Fri, 05 December 2014

Specialist packaging manufacturer DS Smith has proven adept at growing with its clients, acquiring rivals and moving into new niches and geographies. That has seen the company transformed from a maker... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Sage, Homebuilders

Thu, 04 December 2014

Analysts are sceptical about Sage's newly arrived chief executive, Stephen Kelly's, strategic plans for the software manufacturer. Nevertheless, the fact remains that Mr.Kelly's track record at his pr... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Iron ore miners, Aberdeen Asset Management

Tue, 02 December 2014

Iron ore miners may be facing much the same dilemma as OPEC is, when trying to force high-cost producers out of the market. Although plummeting crude prices may force some smaller tight oil producers ... [more]

Sunday share tips: Betfair, Workspace Group, VP

Sun, 30 November 2014

Investors should back the judgment of Breon Corcoran, the Chief Executive of Betfair, Matthew Goodman argued in the Sunday Times. In the Inside the City column, Goodman said Corcoran had quietly got B... [more]

Friday tips round-up: RPC Group, SSP

Fri, 28 November 2014

After many years, Icelandic packaging manufacturer Promens has been taken over by RPC Group, instead of the other way around, as at one point had seemed possible. The transaction is the British group'... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Thomas Cook, Wolseley

Thu, 27 November 2014

Thomas Cook reported a pre-tax loss of £114m yesterday, which markets had been expecting to turn into a pre-tax profit of £270m next year. Yet investors were already worried that overcapacity in this ... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Severn Trent, Mitchells&Butlers

Wed, 26 November 2014

The latest figures from quoted water utility Severn Trent revealed a company in healthy shape, with pre-tax profits 10% ahead at £155.8m. Critically, it no longer seems to be the case that the company... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Petrofac, Miners

Tue, 25 November 2014

As an investment alternative Petrofac is fit for purpose, if you're a gambler of course. Yes, there is the decline in the oil price to contend with, but the root of the problem lies in its energy serv... [more]

Sunday share tips: Centrica, Concha, UDG Healthcare

Sun, 23 November 2014

Investors should avoid Centrica shares, Questor advised in the Sunday Telegraph. The British Gas owner has been hit by political uncertainty following Labour leader Ed Miliband's pledge to freeze ener... [more]

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

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

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

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

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]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Admiral Group 1,339.00 2.29 16:58
Compass Group 1,107.00 1.93 16:52
BAE Systems 471.30 1.86 17:04
Kingfisher 330.30 1.82 17:09
Johnson Matthey 3,410.00 1.76 17:04

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,150.00 -6.34 17:00
Tullow Oil 407.00 -4.05 17:00
Fresnillo 714.00 -3.38 17:00
TUI AG Reg Shs (Post- 16/12/14)(DI) 1,038.00 -3.26 17:05
Tesco 181.00 -2.37 17:09