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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 [...]

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 [...]

HSBC to axe thousands of UK jobs in cost cutting drive

9 June 2015

HSBC is to shed some 8,000 jobs in the UK in a bid to slash costs. Europe’s biggest bank presently has around 48,000 UK employees and 1,000 branches and is [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Sainsbury, Home Retail Group & RPC

8 June 2015

The UK’s embattled supermarket sector will be back in the spotlight again this week when Sainsbury updates shareholders with its first quarter trading numbers on Wednesday. The nation’s main players [...]

Broker calls FTSE 100 paper giant Mondi a ‘buy’

8 June 2015

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre explains why he is tipping blue-chip international packaging and paper group Mondi as a ‘buy’… Global international packaging and paper group [...]

Parents underestimating how hard it is for children to buy their first home

8 June 2015

The parents of ‘Generation Rent’ are underestimating just how hard it is for their children to take their first step on the property ladder. The Generation Rent report by Halifax [...]

Government is to sell off its remaining 30% stake in Royal Mail, worth £1.5bn, to help cut the deficit

4 June 2015

The chancellor George Osborne has announced that government is to sell-off its remaining 30% stake in Royal Mail, worth some £1.5bn, in a bid to help cut the deficit. Presently [...]

Shares in Johnson Matthey fall as the group delivers its full year results but the consensus has it as a ‘buy’

4 June 2015

Shares in Johnson Matthey have tumbled following the release of its full year results but the analyst consensus still has the chemicals and platinum specialist down as a ‘buy’. Despite [...]

Wolseley a ‘buy’ following spike in revenues

2 June 2015

Plumbing giant Wolseley has posted a third quarter trading profit of £195m and its full-year results are anticipated to be in line with expectations. Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at [...]

Engineer AVEVA is a ‘buy’ for intrepid investors claims broker

1 June 2015

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, highlights why engineer to the oil and gas sectors AVEVA is a ‘buy’ for investors who are happy to take on [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Dixons Carphone, Wolseley & Halfords

1 June 2015

Shareholders in Wolseley will be hoping the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing package will have aided sales for the heating and plumbing giant across the continent when it updates the [...]

Government announces it is extending its sale of Lloyds shares to the end of the year as it offloads another 1%

1 June 2015

The government has announced that it is extending its Lloyds Banking Group share sale for a further six months. On Monday the government confirmed it had also sold off a [...]

Why has BP outperformed Shell? And will it continue?

28 May 2015

Brewin Dolphin equity analyst Iain Armstrong takes a look at the differing fortunes of the two FSTE 100 listed oil majors BP and Royal Dutch Shell…  BP We know that [...]

Kingfisher’s first quarter results reach expectations but for now its shares are a ‘hold’

28 May 2015

Brokers are calling home-improvement retailer Kingfisher a ‘hold’ after the business reported a 0.8% rise in like-for-like sales and an increase in retail profit of 1.4% to £150m during its [...]

Severn Trent a ‘hold’ for low risk income seekers

22 May 2015

Shares in water company Severn Trent are a ‘hold’ after a ‘mixed bag’ of results.   The company reported a 53.5% fall in pre-tax profits to £148.2 million, from £318.9 [...]

Royal Mail shares are a ‘hold’ given the challenging market backdrop

21 May 2015

As Royal Mail reports its full year results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors…  In its full year results reported this [...]

Royal Mail sees annual profits rise by 6%

21 May 2015

Royal Mail has enjoyed a jump in annual profits despite the backdrop of a “challenging” trading environment. In its results for the year ended 29 March, the postal service group reported that adjusted operating profit [...]

M&S is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre, as it posts first annual profit rise for four years

20 May 2015

As Marks and Spencer posts its first rise in annual profits for four years, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what these mean for investors… This [...]

Technology firm Stadium Group is a ‘buy’ for more intrepid investors say brokers

18 May 2015

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, highlights why Stadium Group is worthy of investors’ attention right now… Stadium Group is a UK based provider and manufacturer of [...]

Buy, sell or hold? Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Burberry, Vodafone, M&S & Royal Mail

18 May 2015

Vodafone shareholders are likely to have their fingers crossed in anticipation of hearing improved sales numbers when the group updates the market with its fourth quarter numbers on Tuesday. During [...]

ITV’s results show strength for investors despite being overshadowed by pay strike

14 May 2015

As ITV reports on its first quarter, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors. This morning, ITV’s first quarter results gave some [...]

Why pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline is a ‘buy’ for income seeking investors

11 May 2015

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is a ‘buy’… The defensive nature of the GlaxoSmithKline and the competitive yields paid to investors [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Easyjet, Compass Group & ITV

11 May 2015

Easyjet has some hype to live up to when it publishes its second quarter results on Tuesday, given the very positive tone of its last market report when it raised [...]

BT – What its annual results mean for investors and why it is still a ‘buy’

7 May 2015

As BT reports its full year results, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… BT’s fourth quarter and final results reported today [...]

BT enjoys 14% rise in annual pre-tax profits

7 May 2015

Shares in BT edged ahead in early trading as the telecommunications giant announced a 14% increase in pre-tax profits to more than £2.6bn for the 12 months to the end [...]

Sales numbers at Morrisons fall back once again

7 May 2015

Troubled supermarket group Morrisons has reported that like-for-like sales tumbled 2.9% in the three months to 3 May. It marks a poorer performance on the previous quarter when sales dropped [...]

BP is rated share of the week by the Share Centre

5 May 2015

The Share Centre has rated BP as a buy and says the firm is being proactive in taking action to cope with the lower oil price. Helal Miah, investment research [...]

Lloyds takes £660m hit from TSB sale

1 May 2015

The sale of TSB has triggered a £660 million charge for Lloyds and pushed profits to fall 11% in the first quarter.   The £1.7 billion sale of TSB means [...]

Apple Inc “is a one product company”

30 April 2015

This quarter, once again, the iPhone stood out for its revenue and volume growth, spurred by China and emerging markets where Apple is winning over Android by a significant margin [...]

Royal Dutch Shell’s first quarter results confound expectations despite deep slide in earnings

30 April 2015

Royal Dutch Shell reported on Thursday that its revenues dropped 40% to $65.7bn in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, beating market expectations. [...]

Royal Bank of Scotland posts £446m loss for the first quarter of 2015

30 April 2015

Majority taxpayer owned Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a £446m loss for the first three months of 2015. The bank, which is still 80% owned by the state after [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: BP, Royal Dutch Shell, RBS & Lloyds Banking Group

27 April 2015

The dramatic fall in the oil price since last June will provide the primary backdrop for BP when it updates the market with its first quarter results on Tuesday. While [...]

HSBC could leave UK, but resurrect Midland Bank before it goes

24 April 2015

HSBC shares increased today as the bank said it was considering moving it s headquarters out of London, as speculation grows that it could bring back Midland Bank.   Following [...]

Government sells £586m of Lloyds shares

24 April 2015

The government has offloaded more of its share in Lloyds bank, raising £586 million.   The stake held by the taxpayer is now 21%, down from the 41% held after [...]

Would Lloyds bank sale echo Royal Mail IPO and encourage more first-time investors?

20 April 2015

The sale of £4bn of Lloyds shares to the general public proposed by the Conservative party over the weekend, would be a positive move for private investors, as it will [...]

2015 set to see strongest dividend growth since 2012

20 April 2015

Despite poor headline figures shareholders payouts from UK firms have enjoyed a decent start to 2015 spurring on analysts to up their expectations for the year. According to the widely [...]

Venture capital trust dividends soar to new high on their 20th anniversary

20 April 2015

On the 20th anniversary of the creation of Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) figures from trade body the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) highlight that dividends across the asset class are [...]

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