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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 [...]

Best of British – five UK stocks to add to your investment portfolio

9 June 2014

With the Queen’s ‘official’ birthday being marked this month, (following her actual birthday on 21 April) we examine five ‘Best of British’ stocks as tipped by analysts at The Share [...]

Mindful Money’s Monday share tips: Sainsbury, ASOS, Home Retail Group & Mulberry

9 June 2014

Given the torrid week the UK’s supermarkets have just endured following Tesco’s disappointing update all eyes will be on Sainsburys when it publishes its latest numbers on Wednesday. The meteoric [...]

Lloyds confirms TSB shares will have a price range between 220p and 290p

9 June 2014

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed that in the upcoming TSB IPO shares will be sold at a price range between 220p and 290p writes Philip Scott. Lloyds, which was bailed [...]

FTSE 100 Friday close: Supermarkets feel the heat as Tesco results disappoint

6 June 2014

The FTSE 100 index of the UK’s top firms plateaued this week as the embattled supermarket sector came under even further pressure with Tesco’s latest set of results leaving a [...]

Vodafone’s £19bn turnaround plan inspires ‘little confidence’ in analysts

6 June 2014

The promised turnaround at telecoms giant Vodafone (VOD) is more a ‘leap of faith’ than a certainty, according to analysts at Jefferies. Following its results at the end of May, [...]

Platinum specialist Johnson Matthey sees annual profits soar by 17%

5 June 2014

Chemicals group Johnson Matthey has reported a 17% jump in pre-tax profits to £406.6m for the year ended 31 March writes Philip Scott. The FTSE 100 listed platinum specialist said [...]

Rewards outweigh the risks when speculating in Chinese IPOs listing in the US argues stock broker Walker Crips

4 June 2014

Chinese IPOs listed in the US offer the potential of exponential growth and the prospect of geometric share prices flying off into the stratosphere says Damian Testi stockbroker at Walker Crips [...]

Wolseley enjoys share price rise as plumbing giant reports strong US performance

3 June 2014

Traders have cheered today’s latest market update from Wolseley with shares in the plumbing giant up 3% in early trading as the firm boasts of robust performance from its US [...]

The stocks set to be big World Cup winners

3 June 2014

With the World Cup about to kick-off it is worth remembering that it is not all about football as a plethora of big businesses are hoping the tournament will provide [...]

Mindful Money’s Monday share-tips: Tesco & Johnson Matthey

2 June 2014

The UK’s embattled supermarket sector will be under the spotlight once again on Wednesday when Tesco issues its first quarter trading statement. With its shares off 17% over the past [...]

FTSE 100 Friday close: Miners hit as China’s flagging growth rate worries market

30 May 2014

Mining stocks fell firmly out of favour this week as concerns over China’s economic growth rate escalated. The Chinese government reportedly urged local authorities to speed up on their building [...]

Boost your income – the top dividend paying shares to watch

29 May 2014

Do you live in a home that now has two post deliveries some days? If so, you probably think you are better off. But don’t be so sure of that [...]

Severn Trent a ‘hold’ as utility group posts better than anticipated results

29 May 2014

Shares in Severn Trent have enjoyed a boost after the utility group reported better than expected underlying pre-tax profits for the past year. By 2pm the shares – currently rated [...]

Apple set to buy Dr Dre’s Beats headphones for $3bn

29 May 2014

Apple is to buy premium headphone maker and subscription streaming music service Beats Electronics for $3bn (£1.8m), marking the iPhone makers biggest ever deal. As part of the acquisition, which [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly share-tips: Kingfisher, Severn Trent and Tate & Lyle

26 May 2014

Kingfisher investors will be hoping to hear that the UK’s buoyant property market has helped drive-up sales for the B&Q owner when it delivers its first quarter trading update on [...]

FTSE 100 Friday close: AstraZeneca’s rejection of Pfizer’s “final” offer weighs on market

23 May 2014

AstraZeneca’s rejection of Pfizer’s “final” attempt to secure a merger deal and some words of caution from Royal Mail put the brakes on blue-chips this week. The FTSE 100 index [...]

Saga shares not a steal says Lombard Odier’s specialist ‘Golden Age’ fund manager

23 May 2014

The pricing of the Saga IPO at the lower limit of the pricing range at close to 185p shows that the valuation of the firm has come under close scrutiny [...]

Lloyds to win big from UK recovery and home loan frenzy

23 May 2014

Lloyds (LLOY) has been tipped as the biggest winner of the ongoing recovery of the UK economy as lending increases and earnings growth is boosted. Rohith Chandra-Rajan, an analyst at [...]

Royal Mail: expert warns on firm’s dividend appeal after chief talks of competitive threat to universal service

22 May 2014

Royal Mail (LON:RMG) shares fell by 37.5p, or 6.5%, to 537.5p this morning as the firm warned that competitive pressure from rivals such as TNT Post UK – firms not [...]

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