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Brokers call FTSE AIM 50 stock Monitise a ‘buy’

20 September 2013

Stockbrokers are recommending that intrepid investors snap up shares in mobile telecommunications group Monitise writes Philip Scott. The FTSE AIM 50 listed group is currently trading at circa 58.75p per share. In the last year Monitise’s share price has ranged from 29.75p to 61.50p and over 12 months the stock has soared by 72% – and […]

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FTSE 100 to hit 8,000 next year says Citi

18 September 2013

The UK’s benchmark index is set to break through the 8,000 mark by the end of next year according to Citigroup writes Philip Scott. In an analyst note from the institution, as reported in The Telegraph, it asserted that declining concern over a break-up of the eurozone, combined with improving bank balance sheets and corporate […]

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Lloyds share sale – a small but significant step back to normality – including for investors in banks

17 September 2013

So small UK investors haven’t had the chance to pick up shares in the £3.21bn tranche of Lloyds Bank which has returned to institutional investors’ hands overnight. Six per cent more of the bank is in the hands of institutional investors. It is now around 32.7% of the combined Lloyds and HBoS group that remains state […]

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Mindful Money’s Monday shares – Debenhams, Smiths Group, Booker, United Utilities

16 September 2013

The week sees market updates arrive from cash and carry operator Booker, retailer Debenhams and engineer Smiths Group – we look at how brokers are viewing the businesses right now. Debenhams reports its full year trading update on Tuesday. The past 12 months have seen the FTSE 250 listed firm’s stock rise by 4% but […]

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FTSE 100 up on the week as fears of military action recede. Court win buoys AIM listed Gulf Keystone

13 September 2013

The FTSE100 closed at 6,583 rising around 36 points in an unsettled week that brought mixed economic news and while fears of military action in Syria increased and then receded. The week on the FTSE 200 started with early optimism buoyed a little by economic news from Japan fresh from winning the right to host […]

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Five stock picks to play the UK property recovery

13 September 2013

The UK property party is back on and even for those not looking to snap up a new home, there are other ways to play the rally writes Philip Scott. Following a prolonged period in the doldrums a spate of factors are now driving a considerable recovery in the sector. Growing confidence in the UK’s […]

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Royal Mail to float within weeks

12 September 2013

Following an announcement to the stock exchange, the government is expected to privatise the Royal Mail in a matter of weeks writes Philip Scott. BBC business editor Robert Peston said he expected the sale to take place in November. Some 10% of the shares will be split between 150,000 UK-based Royal Mail workers with the […]

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Gulf Keystone Petroleum shares soar. Is it time to buy?

12 September 2013

Shares in FTSE Aim 100 listed firm Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) have soared following a court ruling in London. On Tuesday, following the decision, the stock surged by 17%. The firm, which has long been a takeover target, conducts its principal activity of oil exploration in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. The oil producer […]

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Stock watch: Investors urged to ‘hold’ Next

12 September 2013

As the FTSE 100 listed fashion retailer Next reports a strong set of first half results, stockbrokers are recommending investors stay put and ‘hold’. Next’s strong first half results announced this morning show the retailer continues to deliver in difficult markets. Pre-tax profits increased 8.2% to £271.8m in the six months to end of June. […]

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The Share Centre tips cash and carry operator Booker

9 September 2013

Stockbroker The Share Centre is tipping cash and carry operator Booker as a stock investors may want to snap up writes Philip Scott. The FTSE 250 listed business has more than 170 branches across the UK and offers branded and private-label goods to the likes of convenience stores, grocers, pubs and restaurants. Booker has delivered […]

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