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Mindful Money’s 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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Labour would target dividends if companies refuse to pay a decent wage, Jeremy Corbyn warns

18 January 2016

A Labour government could stop corporations from sharing their profits with shareholders if they fail to pay employees the living wage. BBS News reports that in a speech, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned that he would target dividend payouts in a bid to take-on pay inequality. Speaking to the Unite Union in Scotland he explained […]

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3 share tips to beat Blue Monday

15 January 2016

Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year, is on the way, but investors can benefit from the nation’s malaise.   Blue Monday falls on the third Monday in January, which, due to festive debt, being back at work and dark mornings, is the most depressing day of the year.   However, three […]

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The rise of a telecoms giant: BT and EE merger gets go-ahead

15 January 2016

BT has been given the go-ahead for a takeover of mobile phone company EE, creating a telecoms giant.   The deal will mean the company will grow to mammoth proportions and will provide mobile, broadband, TV and phone lines to 35 million customers.   The size of the company could also see customers’ bills reduced […]

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Uncertain economy is boost to Experian: ‘buy’

15 January 2016

An uncertain economy will boost the need for credit checking, meaning Experian shares are a good bet for investors.   Experian’s third quarter results revealed organic revenue growth of 6%, which was inline with expectations. However, foreign exchange is likely to be a headwind to final results.   The Share Centre investment research analyst Graham […]

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Broker view: Burberry revenues climb but the fashion house is still a ‘hold’

14 January 2016

As Burberry reports its third quarter results Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they means for investors… On Thursday fashion retailer Burberry reported third quarter revenues up 1% to £603m with comparable sales improving on the 4% decline seen in the second quarter. In Asia, its key growth market, the […]

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Tesco boasts stronger Christmas trading with UK sales up 1.3%

14 January 2016

Embattled supermarket giant Tesco enjoyed a “strong” Christmas trading period with UK like for like sales rising by 1.3% in the six weeks ending 9 January. In addition, total group sales jumped by 2.1% for the period. However the retailer’s announcement was dampened by the fact that its sales for the 13 weeks ending 28 […]

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Morrisons is a ‘hold’ for Share Centre as it beats expectations

12 January 2016

As Morrisons reports its Q3 results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Investors received a late Christmas boost from Morrisons today, as the retailer reported like-for-like sales in the run up to Christmas had beaten market expectations with a 0.2% rise. There were also positive signs […]

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Mindful Money’s shares watch: Morrisons, Barratt Developments, Sainsbury & Tesco

11 January 2016

While a number of companies are updating the market with their latest numbers this week, it’s the troubled supermarket sector which is likely to dominate proceedings. Tuesday sees Morrisons report on its trading for the first nine weeks of its fourth quarter. Like its main rivals the business has felt the brunt of stiffer competition […]

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Why volatility in Chinese markets is a buying opportunity

8 January 2016

The tumultuous nature of China’s stockmarket may be scaring investors but it is also providing some important buying opportunities.   Nigel Green, chief executive of deVere Group, said investors need to gain stockmarket perspective after China’s seesawing index saw the biggest fall in the yuan, China’s currency, in five months, China suspended trading twice in […]

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