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Mindful Money’s Monday share tips

9 September 2013

This week sees the FTSE 100 listed Kingfisher, Morrisons and Next update the market. We look at what stockbrokers are recommending writes Philip Scott. Wednesday sees half year results arrive from B&Q owner Kingfisher. Over the past 12 months, its shares have surged 46%, and by 40% in the past six months alone, in part […]

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FTSE 100 Friday close: Blue chips make strong start to September

6 September 2013

The FTSE 100 enjoyed a strong start to September with a 2 per cent gain over the week to close at 6,547.33 on Friday, up 14.89 points on the day. A spate of upbeat purchasing managers’ indices for Europe, China and the UK unveiled at the start of the week set the benchmark index off […]

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US tax implications of Vodafone payout – Sipps offer shelter but Isas do not says Hargreaves Lansdown

3 September 2013

Broker Hargreaves Lansdown has set out in detail what the Vodafone Verizon deal means for investors and the possible tax implications. Some £54 billion is to be returned to Vodafone shareholders through a mixture of a special dividend and a holding in Verizon shares. This £54 billion has been estimated to equate to 112p per […]

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Mindful Money’s Monday share tips: Dixons, Greene King

2 September 2013

This week see the arrival of updates from FTSE 250 listed Greene King and Dixons Retail. We take a look at what the brokers are recommending writes Philip Scott. Pub group Greene King reports its first quarter trading update on Tuesday. Over the past 12 months it has enjoyed a 49 per cent share price […]

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FTSE 100 Friday close: Syrian conflict weighs on markets

30 August 2013

Already tested by the upcoming end of easy money, the political wrangling over the Syrian crisis further tested markets this week. But even as military intervention now looks less likely, and upwardly revised US economic growth numbers for the second quarter gave the market some cheer, the FTSE 100 shed 1 per cent over the […]

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Mindful Money shares update – Petrofac, Admiral, G4S and WPP

26 August 2013

Following the bank holiday weekend, the market awaits updates from oil services group Petrofac, insurer Admiral and advertising giant WPP. Philip Scott round ups what the brokers are saying. On Tuesday, Petrofac delivers its second quarter results. The oil equipment, services and distribution sector has experienced relative weakness so far this year as contract awards […]

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Apple Inc and the ‘Icahn’ activist investor

22 August 2013

An octogenarian named Carl Icahn buys a stake in Apple, the world’s largest technology company. And the share price leaps five per cent writes Tony Levene. Now what other person of his age could do that? Probably fewer than the fingers of one hand. His purchase has put Apple’s equity back on the map after […]

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Brokers label Regus a ‘buy’ on upbeat outlook

20 August 2013

Brokers are showing solidarity in their support for Regus and The Share Centre has even labelled it, its ‘share of the week’ writes Philip Scott. Regus, which has seen its stock rise by 79 per cent in the past 12 months, and by 40 per cent in just six, provides businesses with fully equipped offices […]

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Best stock picks for a summer rally

20 August 2013

With summer in full swing, fund manager Fidelity Worldwide Investment asked its portfolio managers to highlight some of the key stocks that they think are worth keeping an eye out for. Here is what they had to say: Travel Whether you choose to drive, fly or even take a boat, your mode of transport could […]

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Mindful Money Monday share tips: Glencore Xstrata, Persimmon

19 August 2013

This week sees market updates arrive from house builder Persimmon, support services group Carillion as well as miners Glencore Xstrata and BHP Billiton writes Philip Scott. We look at what the brokers are saying about them. Glencore Xstrata, which unveils its second quarter results on Tuesday like other miners has endured a tough period, as […]

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