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Brokers are tipping BT shares as the firm reveals solid first quarter profits

30 July 2015

Brokers are calling BT shares a ‘buy’ as the telecommunications giant reports a 9% rise in first quarter pre-tax profits. The firm also asserted that it was on track to [...]

Royal Bank of Scotland enjoys rise in quarterly profits but litigation costs hit first-half numbers

30 July 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a 27% rise in its second quarter profits helped partly by a strong performance across its personal and business banking divisions. It said its [...]

Barclays Bank sees profits rise 25% in second half but scales back dividend ambitions

29 July 2015

Barclays Bank has reported a 25% rise in statutory pre-tax profits to £3.14bn for the six months to the end of June. Barclays has seen profits in the second quarter [...]

ITV a buy for medium risk investors though future growth may be more ‘conservative’

28 July 2015

ITV continued to rebalance its business successfully with the broadcaster saying it was on track for another strong performance this year as net profits rose to £275m in the six [...]

Shares in British engineering solutions provider Costain are a ‘buy’

27 July 2015

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, picks Costain as share of the week… British engineering solutions provider Costain is a top choice for investors seeking a long [...]

Buy, sell or hold? Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Barclays, ITV & Diageo

27 July 2015

When ITV announces its second quarter update on Tuesday investors are likely to be looking at the performance of its studio business and will want an update on recent acquisitions. [...]

Ladbrokes a ‘buy’ after it strikes merger deal with Coral

24 July 2015

Bookmakers Ladbrokes has announced it will merge with smaller rival Coral, in what analysts have said will be a ‘transformative deal’.   The merged business is expected to be valued [...]

Amazon shares surge 18% after surprise profit

24 July 2015

Shares in online retailer Amazon surged 18.5% after it reported a surprise profit.   After-hours trading on Wall Street overnight pushed up the share price to $571.24, after losing 1.3% [...]

Pearson confirms it is selling FT Group to Nikkei

23 July 2015

Following wide media speculation Pearson confirmed on Thursday that it has agreed to sell FT Group to Nikkei Inc. for £844m. The disposal of the FT Group marks the end [...]

Pearson confirms it is in “advanced discussions” on possible sale of the Financial Times Group

23 July 2015

  Pearson confirmed it “is in advanced discussions” regarding the potential sale of the Financial Times. According to a report in The Guardian, German publishing group Axel Springer is emerging as [...]

Investors respond positively to improvement in Kingfisher trading

23 July 2015

As Kingfisher provides a trading update Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher reported a [...]

B&Q owner Kingfisher sees strong sales across the UK and Ireland

23 July 2015

Shares in home improvement giant Kingfisher have risen in early trading as the group reports that like-for-likes rose 3.5% in the second quarter, helped by strong performance at B&Q and [...]

Royal Mail is a hold for Share Centre

21 July 2015

As Royal Mail reports this morning Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, Royal Mail produced a Q1 trading update [...]

Why Easyjet is a ‘buy’ for medium risk investors

20 July 2015

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, has highlighted Easyjet as his share of the week. He explains below why he is backing the discount carrier… After reporting [...]

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

20 July 2015

Royal Mail shares have jumped almost 20% over the past six months helped partly by the problems being endured at competitors CitySprint and Whistl. But on Tuesday the FTSE 100 [...]

M&S is a ‘buy’ after general merchandise shake-up

17 July 2015

High-street retail stalwart Marks & Spencer may benefit from the departure of head of general merchandise, making it a ‘buy’ for investors.   Marks & Spencer head of general merchandise [...]

Dixons Carphone marks “terrific” first year as profits jump 21%

16 July 2015

Dixons Carphone has announced that it enjoyed a 21% rise in pre-tax profits it is first annual results. On Thursday the company, which was established with the merger of Carphone [...]

Sports Direct shares are a ‘buy’ as the retailer beats market expectations in its full-year results

16 July 2015

As Sports Direct reports a 16% rise in full year underlying profits and 4.7% increase in sales Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what this means [...]

Burberry still a ‘buy’ for Share Centre, despite sales drop

15 July 2015

As Burberry reports this morning, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… Global brands group Burberry’s first quarter trading update reported a fall in [...]

FTSE 100 enjoys gains as Greek deal leads shares higher

13 July 2015

The FTSE 100 closed 1% up on Monday following the news that Greece had managed to seal a deal with its creditors. London’s blue-chip index finished the day’s session, 64.57 [...]

Brokers tipping consumer goods giant Unilver as sales in the US and Europe rise

13 July 2015

With UK consumer spending set to hopefully rise from its current levels a number of brokers have come out in support of FTSE 100 giant Unilever and are calling it [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Burberry, Dixons Carphone & Sports Direct International

13 July 2015

With Burberry shares down by some 13% over the past three months investors will be eager to hear some positive news when the group reports its first quarter trading update [...]

Unclaimed shares: does Standard Life owe you £1,270?

10 July 2015

A total of 65,000 have just a year to claim the shares and even cash owed to them by Standard Life.   When The Standard Life Assurance Company demutualised in [...]

Summer Budget accused of ‘stifling aspiration’

10 July 2015

The chancellor has been accused of ‘stifling aspiration’ by restricting dividend and buy-to-let allowances in the summer Budget.   Karen Clark, a tax expert at accountants Baker Tilly, said simplification [...]

Primark’s parent company Associated British Food is a ‘hold’ for Share Centre

9 July 2015

Associated British Food, the parent company of Primark and grocery brands like Kingsmill, has posted a slim increase in group revenues ths morning. Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The [...]

M&S is a ‘buy’ despite flat sales figures

7 July 2015

As Marks & Spencer reports mixed results this morning, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, a mixed trading update [...]

What the TSB takeover means for investors

6 July 2015

Now that the £1.7 billion cash takeover of TSB by Banco de Sabadell has been approved by regulators, Hargreaves Lansdown explains what the deal means for investors… TSB shares are [...]

Will Greek crisis put an end to market complacency?

6 July 2015

Jason Hollands, managing director of Tilney Bestinvest, looks at what events in Greece mean for market sentiment… Yesterday’s “no” vote in Greece, rejecting the terms of an already expired bailout [...]

The Share Centre tips St James’s Place

6 July 2015

Wealth manager St James’s Place has been picked as share of the week by the Share Centre due to strong dividend growth and Asian expansion plans. Graham Spooner, investment research [...]

Central London property Reit launches on AIM

3 July 2015

A central London-specific real estate investment trust (Reit) has launched on the alternative stock market (AIM) today.   The K&C Reit will start trading today under the ticker KCR. Reits [...]

BP reaches record $18.7bn settlement for 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster

2 July 2015

Five years on from the Deepwater Horizon accident and spill in 2010, BP has reached an agreement to settle all federal and state claims arising from the event. The oil [...]

Shares in Persimmon are a ‘hold’ as the house-builder reports figures in-line with market expectations

2 July 2015

As Persimmon updates the market, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it mean for investors… Persimmon’s first half trading figures proved to be in-line with [...]

Five European share tips to beat the Greek gloom

2 July 2015

Tim Crockford, co-manager of the Hermes Sourcecap Europe ex-UK Fund, believes revitalised European companies can defy the pervading Greek gloom… Europe’s private sector exposure to Greece has been reduced significantly [...]

Tullow Oil is a ‘buy’ despite profit drop

1 July 2015

As Tullow Oil report its H1 figures, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they means for investors… “Despite declining profits in the first half of [...]

Why shares in investment firm St James’s Place are a ‘buy’

29 June 2015

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is tipping St James’s Place shares as a ‘buy’… As a leading financial services company with interests in [...]

Supermarket giant Tesco rated ‘neutral’ after Q1 results

26 June 2015

Supermarket giant Tesco has reported an improvement in UK sales in its first quarter trading statement as the company gets to grips with a new strategy.   Like-for-like sales were [...]

Photo-Me shares a ‘buy’ as the group reports robust international progress

25 June 2015

As Photo-Me reports its fourth quarter numbers, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it mean for investors… Surrey based photo booth and laundrette company Photo-Me [...]

Why shares in AIM listed group Iomart are a ‘buy’

22 June 2015

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why Iomart is a ‘buy’ for the more intrepid investor… AIM listed cloud computing company Iomart is this week’s share [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Telecom Plus, Debenhams & Tesco

22 June 2015

Despite hitting the market with a profit warning earlier this year brokers are remaining upbeat on utility services provider Telecom Plus, with the shares currently rated a ‘strong buy’. The [...]

Auto Trader zooming ahead after first public results since IPO

19 June 2015

Car classifieds website Auto Trader has reported its first public results since its March IPO.   In its first set of results it announced pre-tax profits hitting £10.9 million and [...]

AIM index reaches 20th anniversary – three share tips for intrepid, long term investors

18 June 2015

As the AIM index marks two decades of trading, Gavin Oldham, executive chairman of broker The Share Centre, shares his view on the junior market and gives three top investments [...]

Investors see progress in Findel – and it’s still a ‘buy’

18 June 2015

As home shopping Findel group reports its full year results, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… This morning, home shopping and [...]

Whitbread is a ‘hold’ says Share Centre

16 June 2015

As Whitbread reports its Q1 trading update, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what the trading statement means for investors… Whitbread, owner of brands such as [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Whitbread, Berkeley Group & Poundland

15 June 2015

Premier Inns and Costa Coffee owner Whitbread is scheduled to announce its first quarter trading update on Tuesday, and investors are expecting to hear there has been further growth across [...]

“Investors cautious” over Royal Bank of Scotland offering

11 June 2015

As the chancellor George Osborne announces the sale of the government’s stake in RBS, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks what it may mean for investors…  [...]

Government offloads 15% of its remaining stake in Royal Mail at 500p per share

11 June 2015

The government has sold-off half of the 30% stake it retained in delivery firm Royal Mail, at a price of 500p per share, raising £750m. In a statement the Treasury [...]

Government announces plans to sell-off stake in Royal Bank of Scotland

11 June 2015

The government has said it is ready to start selling off its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland. In his annual Mansion House speech on Wednesday night the Chancellor George [...]

Despite the drop in sales Sainsbury’s shares are still rated a ‘buy’

10 June 2015

As Sainsbury’s updates the market with its first quarter results, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why the supermarket’s shares are still a ‘buy’ even though [...]

Sales at Sainsbury’s take another tumble as market competition tightens

10 June 2015

Sales figures at Sainsbury’s have tumbled once again as a result of what its boss describes as a  “highly competitive pricing backdrop”. On Thursday, the supermarket published its first quarter [...]

RPC tipped as a ‘buy’ as it achieves robust sales and profit growth

9 June 2015

As plastic packaging group RPC reports its full year results, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is backing the group’s shares… This morning plastic [...]

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