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Pound shop retailers not offering value to potential shareholders

27 August 2014

Pound shops may not offer value or at least not to equity investors with fierce competition environment and a struggle to increase margins due to their cost cutting measures argues [...]

Brokers back UK house-builder Taylor Wimpey

21 August 2014

Confidence is growing in Taylor Wimpey as analysts at The Share Centre upgrade their recommendation on the house-builder’s shares to a ‘buy’. While its stock is off by 10% over [...]

BHP Billiton – shares not capital on offer from demerger – but The Share Centre still says ‘Buy’

19 August 2014

Mining giant BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new (£8.4bn) metals and mining company specialising in aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel, and silver. BHP Billiton will [...]

Is it time for investors to once again look at UK banking stocks?

18 August 2014

The UK’s banking sector has been vastly under-owned in recent years but with good reason. Almost six years on since US banking giant Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, many investors [...]

Randgold Resouces tipped for investors willing to ride the volatility of bullion

18 August 2014

As the price of bullion enjoys a rebound broker interest in African gold mining and exploration group Randgold Resources is accelerating. Following a caustic period in 2013, the price of [...]

Risky AIM shares prove to be a young investor’s game

18 August 2014

Just 12 months down the road since the Chancellor George Osborne opened the gates for investors to put AIM stocks into ISAs, new research shows it is the younger generations [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly share watch: Persimmon, BHP Billiton, Home Depot & AGA Rangemaster

18 August 2014

With the UK’s housing market showing no real signs of dramatically cooling-off investors will be keen to hear how home-builder Persimmon has enjoyed the reinvigorated backdrop when it reports its [...]

Glencore still attractive for medium risk investors says The Share Centre

13 August 2014

Glencore remains attractive for investors willing to accept a medium level of risk says The Share Centre. The broker says Glencore’s mixed production report is similar to the first quarter [...]

Prudential tops City forecasts with 17% jump in profits

12 August 2014

Insurer Prudential has published a better than expected set of results today with operating profits up in all major geographies and divisions. The FTSE 100 constituent, on the back of [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly share watch: Prudential, G4S, Serco & Glencore

11 August 2014

Shareholders will be hoping to hear Prudential has managed to maintain its recent positive momentum in operating profits when it reports its half year numbers on Tuesday. The FTSE 100 [...]

The Share Centre tips three AIM stocks – Breedon Aggregates, Anpario and Amerisur Resources

7 August 2014

The Share Centre has tipped three AIM shares to coincide with the anniversary of the shares being allowed to be held within an Isa. The three firms are Breedon Aggregates, [...]

City brokers expect BHP Billiton shares to benefit from the improving economic backdrop

4 August 2014

City analysts are tipping multinational mining group BHP Billiton as share to snap-up as they believe it is well positioned to benefit from the global economic recovery. While the bread [...]

HSBC shares rise as group reports fall in profits during the first half of 2014

4 August 2014

HSBC shares have firmed 3% despite the bank reporting that pre-tax profits dropped by 12% in the first six months of the year. The bank which serves some 52 million [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Rio Tinto, InterContinental, Standard Chartered & Randgold Resources

4 August 2014

The market will be keen to hear how progress has been coming along at InterContinental Hotels, now widely viewed as something of a global economic barometer, when it updates with [...]

The Share Centre rates ITV a buy

30 July 2014

ITV has been recommended as a ‘buy’ by the Share Centre as the television company reported a rise in half year profits of 11% to £322m. Graham Spooner, investment research [...]

High Street banks out of favour with income share and fund investors, but is it time to reassess?

29 July 2014

The number of direct investors holding high street bank shares has fallen by up to 54% says The Share Centre’s investment research analyst Graham Spooner. Investors favour HSBC and Standard [...]

Are banks now a buying opportunity for investors?‏

28 July 2014

Chris Beauchamp, market commentator at IG Group, comments on the opportunities for investors in the banking sector… Since the financial crisis, banks have lagged behind the FTSE All-Share index, which [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly share watch: Barclays, ITV & AstraZeneca

28 July 2014

With Barclays again in the spotlight, this time as a result of the lawsuit brought by the New York attorney general, shareholders will be keen to hear how the bank [...]

Can Twitter become a viable alternative to Facebook?

23 July 2014

Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chair, commented recently that, “Valuation metrics in some sectors do appear substantially stretched—particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries.” Brenda Kelly, [...]

Royal Mail shares fall as it warns investors that tougher competition will hit parcel revenues

22 July 2014

Royal Mail has warned investors that earnings from its UK parcel business are likely to be lower than expected this year as a result of stiffer competition. In the group’s [...]

Tesco shares rise as retailer paves the way for new CEO

21 July 2014

Despite a issuing a profits warning, shares in Tesco have risen as it announces that its current chief executive officer Philip Clarke is to leave the group in October. The [...]

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

21 July 2014

Given that Royal Mail’s shares have come somewhat back down to earth in recent months investors will be eager to hear about the group’s future strategy when it updates the [...]

UK dividend growth grinds to a near halt as the strength of the pound hits payouts

21 July 2014

Dividend payouts from UK firms have hit their worst patch in some three years as the strength of sterling takes its toll. According to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from [...]

Sports Direct International enjoys 15% annual rise in profits

17 July 2014

Retailer Sports Direct International has achieved a 15% rise in annual pre-tax profits to £239.5m, up from £207.2m a year earlier. In its results for the 12 months ended 27 [...]

London Stock Exchange a hold says the Share Centre

16 July 2014

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) remains a hold says Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre following this week’s first quarter results which saw a 16% growth in [...]

Neil Woodford publishes entire holdings of CF Woodford Equity Income fund‏

14 July 2014

Star manager Neil Woodford has gone against tradition in the world of fund management and published the entire contents of his newly launched portfolio. While the vast majority of fund [...]

Why adidas is the real winner of the World Cup‏

14 July 2014

David Moss, manager of the F&C European Equity fund explains why adidas is the real winner of the tournament and why he invests in the sports retailer… With over 50% of [...]

Analysts upbeat on prospects for GKN shares

14 July 2014

Despite some recent share price volatility brokers are tipping blue-chip engineer GKN as a ‘buy’ as its long-term outlook remains robust. While the firm, which works in the automobile and [...]

Mindful Money’s Monday share watch: Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Land Securities & Sports Direct

14 July 2014

Investors will be hoping to hear some positive news from Rio Tinto on production and commodity price revenues when it updates with its second quarter results this Wednesday. With the [...]

Royal Mail sell-off cost taxpayers over £1 billion, say MPs

11 July 2014

The sale of Royal Mail cost taxpayers over £1 billion because the shares were sold too cheaply, according to MPs.   In a report by the Business Innovation and Skills [...]

Vince Cable launches review into Government IPOs following controversial Royal Mail sell-off

10 July 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable has ordered a review into Government IPOs following a barrage of criticism over the privatisation of Royal Mail. The investigation, which will be led by Lord [...]

Burberry reports 12% rise in sales but profits likely to be hit by strength of the pound

10 July 2014

Fashion house Burberry has reported a robust rise in trading for the three months to the end of June but has cautioned that the strength of sterling would hit full [...]

The Share Centre maintains M&S as a buy despite mixed results

8 July 2014

The Share Centre has recommended investors buy Marks & Spencer despite a mixed set of results which saw food sales rise but clothing and online sales fall. Sales at the website were down [...]

PG Tips and Sure owner Unilever a ‘buy’ for investors looking for long-term growth

7 July 2014

Analysts at retail stockbroker The Share Centre are going against the market consensus ‘hold’ recommendation and tipping Unilever as a ‘buy’ for investors looking to build a position in a [...]

Mindful Money’s Monday share tips: M&S, Burberry, AB Foods & Barratt Developments

7 July 2014

With UK High Street retailing giant Marks & Spencer scheduled to report its first quarter trading update on Tuesday investors want to hear continuing reports of rising sales following some [...]

Balfour Beatty shares plummet as infrastructure group issues fresh profit warning

3 July 2014

Shares in infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty have collapsed in early trading after the group issued another profit warning. In its latest market update, the FTSE 250 constituent admitted that it [...]

Brokers tip industrial transportation group James Fisher & Son

30 June 2014

Analysts are tipping industrial transportation firm James Fisher & Sons as a share for investors seeking out niche growth opportunities. The FTSE 250 member has already enjoyed a 43% share [...]

Mindful Money’s Monday share-tips: Persimmon, Carillion & Tullow Oil

30 June 2014

Persimmon shareholders will be closely looking out for any hints of a property market slowdown – given the recent action from the Bank of England - when the house-building giant [...]

Dixons and Carphone Wareshouse deliver strong results ahead of upcoming merger

26 June 2014

Ahead of its upcoming merger with Carphone Warehouse, electronic retailer Dixons has boasted a 53% rise in its annual profits aided by a surge in television sales in the run-up [...]

AIM stocks for the most adventurous of NISA investors

26 June 2014

As investors are set to benefit from the increased ISA – or NISA – limit of £15,0000 from the 1 July 2014, we look at three AIM shares that analysts [...]

Telecoms firm Monetise tipped by the Share Centre

24 June 2014

The Share Centre is tipping mobile telecoms group Monetise as its share of the week. The firm’s first half results saw the group narrow losses year on year and maintain [...]

Five low to high-risk share tips to include in your NISA

23 June 2014

From the start of July UK savers will be able to squirrel away up to £15,000 into their Isa every tax year – up from the current limit of £11,880. [...]

Mindful Money’s Monday share tips: Dixons, Standard Chartered, Imagination Technologies & Bunzl

23 June 2014

With electronics retailer Dixons publishing it full-year results on Thursday investors will be keen to hear how its proposed merger with Carphone Warehouse is progressing. It is expected that European [...]

Lloyds offloads 35% stake in TSB, shares priced at 260p

20 June 2014

Lloyd Banking Group has floated a larger-than-expected stake in new challenger bank TSB, whose shares have been priced at 260p. The initial public offering (IPO) sees TSB float with a [...]

Saying ‘No’ to TSB shares

17 June 2014

The TSB share offer, which closed yesterday (Tuesday 16 June) afternoon, has failed to generate the throng of eager investors that Royal Mail created. If anything, there was a longer [...]

Ahead of TSB listing investors warned that IPO’s are not a “sure-fire” bet

16 June 2014

As expectations build ahead of TSB hitting the stock exchange later this month analysts are warning investors that initial public offerings (IPOs) should not be seen as a one way [...]

World Cup fever injects further appeal into ITV shares

16 June 2014

With the FIFA World Cup now in full swing ITV is in favour among investors with a number of analysts delivering upbeat recommendations on the broadcaster. The past week has [...]

Mindful Money’s Monday share tips: Whitbread, Ashtead & Debenhams

16 June 2014

Despite Whitbread’s stock rocketing over the past year analysts are gearing up for more gains with the market consensus calling the firm a ‘strong buy’ ahead of its update on [...]

Luxury handbag maker Mulberry a ‘hold’ despite near 50% drop in profits

12 June 2014

Brokers are calling Mulberry a ‘hold’ despite the fashion house reporting a near halving of profits as the cost of store openings and investment in a new factory took their [...]

FTSE 100 races into week as blue-chips aim for new 14-year high

9 June 2014

The market is off to a flying start this week, with the FTSE 100 edging towards its best level since hitting 6,894.88 last month, its highest point since it peaked [...]

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