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Retail investors should be wary of Alibaba hype if they have missed out on the ‘IPO pop’

17 September 2014

Chris Beauchamp, Market Strategist at IG Group, discusses what to look out for in Alibaba’s upcoming IPO:  Alibaba’s IPO is finally upon us, and the hype and enthusiasm is still [...]

Retailer Phones 4u goes into administration as EE and Vodafone pull business

15 September 2014

Retailer Phones 4u has gone into administration putting nearly 5,600 jobs at risk after EE and Vodafone unexpectedly pulled their business from the group. Vodafone ceased trading contrasts via Phones [...]

Broker tips automobile software group Incadea for adventurous investors

15 September 2014

Stockbroker The Share Centre is tipping rising software group Incadea for intrepid investors willing to take on some risk. Founded in 2000 in Germany, where the company’s research and development [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly share watch: ASOS, Smiths Group & Investec

15 September 2014

After suffering a severe fall in the value of their shares ASOS investors will be looking for some light at the end of the tunnel when the online retailer delivers [...]

St Leger’s Day share tips: Randgold Resources, GlaxoSmithKline & RPC Group

11 September 2014

On the back of the apparent market lull over the summer months, the old City adage asserts that investors should “sell in May and go away, don’t come back until [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly share watch: Kingfisher, Barratt Developments, Morrison & Home Retail Group

8 September 2014

After unveiling some poor numbers earlier this year, shareholders will be eager to hear how B&Q owner Kingfisher is progressing when it delivers its half-year results this Wednesday. The past [...]

Standard Life to return £1.7bn to shareholders at 73p a share. What are the tax implications?

4 September 2014

Standard Life plc is to sell its’ Canadian business to a subsidiary of Manulife for approximately £2.2 billion. Standard Life will return £1.75bn to shareholders through a return of cash [...]

Better days ahead for Europe’s banking sector?

3 September 2014

Justin Bisseker, European banks analyst, at fund manager Schroders discusses a significant autumn of developments in the European banking sector, which should be beneficial for the sector and the broader [...]

Tesco in trouble after profit warning and divi cut but analysts hold on

29 August 2014

Poor trading has forced Tesco to issue another profit warning and slash its dividend 75%, but analysts have not given up hope just yet. The shock announcement marks the second [...]

Brokers tip Melrose Industries as group announces 9% rise in profits

28 August 2014

Brokers have come out in support of Melrose Industries as the firm’s half-year profits rise by 8.6%. Analysts at Investec Securities, Canaccord Genuity and The Share Centre have all reiterated [...]

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 [...]

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