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Dividend delights: 3 shares set to deliver sustainable income

12 February 2016

Investors relying on equities for income have been hit by stockmarket turbulences but there are still companies you can rely on.   The search for income had been increasingly difficult [...]

Rolls Royce slashes divi by half but now is the time to buy

12 February 2016

Rolls Royce has slashed its dividend but experts argue that now could be the best time to buy.   Final results announced by Rolls Royce showed profits fell 12% to [...]

Broker view: Why Rio Tinto shares are a ‘buy’ despite the group enduring a full year loss of $866m

11 February 2016

As Rio Tinto reports its full year results, and a loss of $866m, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is still calling its shares [...]

Randgold Resources shares tipped as a ‘buy’ as group enjoys hike in sales despite lower bullion prices

8 February 2016

Miner Randgold Resources has reported that sales have risen over the fourth quarter, despite lower gold prices hitting profits. The group’s chief executive Mark Bristow described 2015 as one of [...]

“Good quality defensive firms offer opportunities for positive returns”

8 February 2016

David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range explains why there is still quality to be found in defensive stocks… It has been a difficult start to 2016 with most [...]

BG posts solid final results ahead of Shell takeover

5 February 2016

Oil and gas firm BG Group has reported profit declines ahead of the Royal Dutch Shell takeover.   BG Group has reported for the final time before it is taken [...]

3 stocks that will benefit from Valentine’s Day

5 February 2016

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and consumers are set to splash out £86 million on gifts; here are the stocks that will profit from romance.   According to dating [...]

Vodafone shares are a ‘buy’ as the group reports yet another quarter of growth

4 February 2016

As Vodafone delivers its third quarter trading update, two brokers explain what it means for investors… Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre comments: Vodafone’s third quarter results [...]

Four AIM stock tips for intrepid investors to consider for their ISA

4 February 2016

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, picks four AIM stocks adventurous investors could consider for their ISA… Finsbury Food is the producer of a wide range of [...]

Royal Dutch Shell annual profits collapse by 80% on the back of falling oil prices

4 February 2016

Royal Dutch Shell has reported a steep fall in earnings and that it is to axe a substantial 10,000 jobs as falling oil prices continue to bite. On Thursday, the [...]

Broker view: Why shares in a Sky are a ‘buy’

1 February 2016

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at stockbroker The Share Centre, explains why he is backing shares in Sky… It was a busy week for Sky last week as the company [...]

“Technology investing is changing to capture the next growth phase”

1 February 2016

Investing in technology no longer means finding the next Facebook while its founder is still working in a garage and wearing tracksuit bottoms writes Mindful Money columnist and managing director [...]

BT shares are a ‘buy’ as the group reports “stand-out” quarterly results

1 February 2016

Shares in BT rose 3% in early trading as the telecommunications giant announced “stand-out” quarterly results. On Monday the group reported that during the three months to 31 December, profit [...]

Barclays to pay $70m fine over ‘dark pool’ trading operation

1 February 2016

Barclays is to be hit with a $70m fine for misleading investors in regards to it US “dark pool” trading arm, the New York Attorney General’s office has said. According [...]

Sky a ‘buy’ after strong Q2 results

29 January 2016

Broadcaster Sky has announced better than expected profits, leading analysts to predict the share price could begin to rise again.   In its second quarter results, Sky reported that operating [...]

“Will the recent market volatility impact the rest of 2016?”

28 January 2016

Adam Ryan manager of the BlackRock Income Strategies Trust outlines his thoughts on the recent market volatility, and looks at what might happen over the rest of 2016… Most of [...]

George Osborne postpones Lloyds Banking Group share sale on the back of the market turmoil

28 January 2016

In the wake of the turmoil gripping international stockmarkets, the chancellor George Osborne has postponed the sale of the Government’s final stake in Lloyds Banking Group, according to BBC News. [...]

Sage recommended as a “hold” despite healthy first quarter trading

27 January 2016

As Sage releases its first quarter trading numbers, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Quarter 1 trading at accounting software firm [...]

Dixons Carphone tipped as a “buy” on trading update

26 January 2016

As Dixons Carphone reports a Q3 trading update Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning Dixons Carphone reported the all-important [...]

Five defensive stocks to battle the ongoing volatility

25 January 2016

Following the S&P 500’s worst five-day start to a new year on record, investors are braced for further volatility in 2016. As a confluence of headwinds weighs on markets, including [...]

Porvair shares tipped as a ‘buy’ as group announces healthy profits

25 January 2016

As Porvair reports its full year results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… On Monday , specialist filtration and environmental technology [...]

Broker view: Shares in homebuilder Taylor Wimpey are a ‘buy’

25 January 2016

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he tipping shares in house builder Taylor Wimpey as a ‘buy’… There’s no denying that the house-building sector has [...]

Royal Mail shares a ‘hold’ as delivery group publishes latest update

21 January 2016

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what the third quarter trading update from Royal Mail, announced on Thursday, means for investors… Royal Mail’s nine-month performance was [...]

Shell shares slide on profit warning

20 January 2016

Shares in Shell fell by nearly 6% in early trade following a warning by the company that its profits were likely to be below analysts’ expectations. Graham Spooner, investment research analyst [...]

Brokers backing advertising giant WPP make its shares a ‘strong buy’

18 January 2016

The New Year has witnessed brokers come out in force to back advertising giant WPP with the market consensus now pushing the stock into ‘strong buy’ territory. As the bellwether [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Unilever, Royal Mail & Laird

18 January 2016

Unilever shareholders will be hoping the firm can maintain its recent positive momentum when the Bovril and Lynx owner updates the market with its full-year results on Tuesday. Graham Spooner, [...]

Labour would target dividends if companies refuse to pay a decent wage, Jeremy Corbyn warns

18 January 2016

A Labour government could stop corporations from sharing their profits with shareholders if they fail to pay employees the living wage. BBS News reports that in a speech, Labour leader [...]

3 share tips to beat Blue Monday

15 January 2016

Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year, is on the way, but investors can benefit from the nation’s malaise.   Blue Monday falls on the third Monday [...]

The rise of a telecoms giant: BT and EE merger gets go-ahead

15 January 2016

BT has been given the go-ahead for a takeover of mobile phone company EE, creating a telecoms giant.   The deal will mean the company will grow to mammoth proportions [...]

Uncertain economy is boost to Experian: ‘buy’

15 January 2016

An uncertain economy will boost the need for credit checking, meaning Experian shares are a good bet for investors.   Experian’s third quarter results revealed organic revenue growth of 6%, [...]

Broker view: Burberry revenues climb but the fashion house is still a ‘hold’

14 January 2016

As Burberry reports its third quarter results Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they means for investors… On Thursday fashion retailer Burberry reported third quarter [...]

Tesco boasts stronger Christmas trading with UK sales up 1.3%

14 January 2016

Embattled supermarket giant Tesco enjoyed a “strong” Christmas trading period with UK like for like sales rising by 1.3% in the six weeks ending 9 January. In addition, total group [...]

Morrisons is a ‘hold’ for Share Centre as it beats expectations

12 January 2016

As Morrisons reports its Q3 results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Investors received a late Christmas boost from Morrisons today, [...]

Mindful Money’s shares watch: Morrisons, Barratt Developments, Sainsbury & Tesco

11 January 2016

While a number of companies are updating the market with their latest numbers this week, it’s the troubled supermarket sector which is likely to dominate proceedings. Tuesday sees Morrisons report [...]

Why volatility in Chinese markets is a buying opportunity

8 January 2016

The tumultuous nature of China’s stockmarket may be scaring investors but it is also providing some important buying opportunities.   Nigel Green, chief executive of deVere Group, said investors need [...]

Star fund manager Woodford calls for GSK break-up

8 January 2016

Veteran fund manager Neil Woodford has called for the break up for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.   The influential fund manager and founder of Woodford Investment Management told the BBC Radio [...]

Reasons why investors should stay positive in 2016

7 January 2016

Rowan Dartington Signature’s Guy Stephens highlights why investors should not be too pessimistic this year despite the turmoil in China… Happy New Year from the markets…not! Sound bites looking forward [...]

Five themes holding the key to India’s future growth

7 January 2016

India has been the standout performer in emerging markets since the beginning of 2014. However, investors have recently become increasingly concerned about India’s future growth potential. But Kunal Desai, manager [...]

Broker tips Marks & Spencer shares as a ‘buy’ as online and food sales continue to rise

7 January 2016

As Marks & Spencer updates the market Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is backing the retailer… Marks & Spencer announced third quarter trading [...]

Expert comment: “China market slump – it ain’t over yet”

7 January 2016

Jason Hollands, 
managing director
 at Tilney Bestinvest examines the market volatility engulfing China For the second time this week we’ve seen another sharp, circa 7% decline, in Chinese domestic stock [...]

China suspends trading for the second time this week as shares collapse

7 January 2016

Trading was halted on Chinese stock markets for the second time this week on Thursday when its so-called ‘circuit breaker’ system kicked in to stop dealing after the blue-chip CSI [...]

Is now the right time to refresh and rebalance your portfolio?

5 January 2016

In light of shoppers returning unwanted gifts to retailers Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, examines whether now is the right time for investors to revaluate their [...]

Argos owner Home Retail Group rejects bid approach from Sainsbury’s

5 January 2016

Sainsbury’s has disclosed that it approached Home Retail Group last year in a bid to buy the firm but that its offer was rejected. In a statement issued on Tuesday [...]

Shares in Next are a ‘hold’ as warm weather hits pre-Christmas sales

5 January 2016

As Next reports its fourth quarter results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Next reported disappointing results for its fourth quarter [...]

New Year volatility on Chinese stock market continues

5 January 2016

China’s New Year stock market woes continued on Tuesday following Monday’s halting of trading, which spurred on a global sell-off. The Shanghai Composite index closed at 3,287.71 points, 0.26% or [...]

Why shares in recent FTSE 100 entrant Hikma Pharmaceuticals are a ‘buy’

4 January 2016

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is tipping Hikma Pharmaceuticals as a ‘buy’… Hikma is a pharmaceuticals company with Middle Eastern origins and is [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Next, Marks & Spencer and Persimmon

4 January 2016

Next, due to publish its Christmas trading update on Tuesday, has witnessed its share price ease since its upbeat third quarter statement in October, with the retailer’s stock off by [...]

Investment outlook: Five stocks to watch in 2016

30 December 2015

Steve Clayton, head of equity research at Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers picks his five shares to watch in 2016…. EMIS Group plc  Effective communications between medical professionals is critical. EMIS is [...]

Five global shares fund managers are backing in 2016

21 December 2015

A selection Fidelity International’s portfolio managers, highlight one stock they would most like to see in their stocking on Christmas day… Alex Wright, Fidelity Special Situations & Fidelity Special Values [...]

How will global property securities fare in 2016?

17 December 2015

In his Global Real Estate Securities Outlook for 2016, Schroders’ Hugo Machin states that although higher interest rates may be unsettling to some investors, the right real estate securities are supported by [...]

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