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George Osborne postpones Lloyds Banking Group share sale on the back of the market turmoil

28 January 2016

In the wake of the turmoil gripping international stockmarkets, the chancellor George Osborne has postponed the sale of the Government’s final stake in Lloyds Banking Group, according to BBC News. Speaking to the BBC’s economics editor Kamal Ahmed, George Osborne said he would not give the go-ahead until the markets had calmed, saying that “now […]

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Sage recommended as a “hold” despite healthy first quarter trading

27 January 2016

As Sage releases its first quarter trading numbers, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Quarter 1 trading at accounting software firm Sage saw organic revenues up 6.6% and recurring revenues up 10.4%, supported by a rise in software subscriptions and growth in its European and African […]

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Dixons Carphone tipped as a “buy” on trading update

26 January 2016

As Dixons Carphone reports a Q3 trading update Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning Dixons Carphone reported the all-important Christmas trading update in which the group said like for like sales were up 5% for the 10 weeks ending 9 January. Investors should appreciate […]

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Five defensive stocks to battle the ongoing volatility

25 January 2016

Following the S&P 500’s worst five-day start to a new year on record, investors are braced for further volatility in 2016. As a confluence of headwinds weighs on markets, including an oil price slump and China’s slow-down, Lewis Grant, senior portfolio manager of the Hermes Global Equity Fund, identifies defensive stocks that he believes can […]

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Porvair shares tipped as a ‘buy’ as group announces healthy profits

25 January 2016

As Porvair reports its full year results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… On Monday , specialist filtration and environmental technology group Porvair reported a 9% rise in full year pre-tax profits to a record £9.2m. As well as this, the company said basic earnings per […]

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Broker view: Shares in homebuilder Taylor Wimpey are a ‘buy’

25 January 2016

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he tipping shares in house builder Taylor Wimpey as a ‘buy’… There’s no denying that the house-building sector has had an excellent few years and Taylor Wimpey is no exception. Investors should acknowledge that it was the best performing stock in the FTSE 100 […]

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Royal Mail shares a ‘hold’ as delivery group publishes latest update

21 January 2016

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what the third quarter trading update from Royal Mail, announced on Thursday, means for investors… Royal Mail’s nine-month performance was in-line with expectations as the group reported this morning that revenues increased by 1% over the period. This was supported by a 4% increase in […]

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Shell shares slide on profit warning

20 January 2016

Shares in Shell fell by nearly 6% in early trade following a warning by the company that its profits were likely to be below analysts’ expectations. Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what this means  for investors… This morning, Royal Dutch Shell announced that it expects earnings adjusted for one-time items to […]

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Brokers backing advertising giant WPP make its shares a ‘strong buy’

18 January 2016

The New Year has witnessed brokers come out in force to back advertising giant WPP with the market consensus now pushing the stock into ‘strong buy’ territory. As the bellwether of the advertising industry, WPP is widely regarded as a global economic barometer. The company offers a wide range of exposure to both digital media […]

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Mindful Money weekly shares watch: Unilever, Royal Mail & Laird

18 January 2016

Unilever shareholders will be hoping the firm can maintain its recent positive momentum when the Bovril and Lynx owner updates the market with its full-year results on Tuesday. Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre highlighted that recent trading updates from global consumer goods giant Unilever have cheered the market as they showed […]

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