Shares & trading
News on FTSE-listed companies, from results to brokers' views
20 Feb 2014
Helal Miah, investment research analyst at fund supermarket The Share Centre, has outlined the five stocks which he believes should be central to an ISA investor's portfolio.
13 Feb 2014
In the wake of Lloyds Banking Group’s (LON:LLOY) results announcement this morning, investors in the stock ‘will have to take a lot on trust and some investors don’t really like doing that’, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors.
11 Feb 2014
While Barclays has been trading at a relatively low valuation relative to its assets, investors cannot be confident that all of the bad news associated with the bank has been ‘priced into’ the current share price, according to Alistair McCaig, market strategist at IG.
4 Feb 2014
The ‘bad news significantly outweighs the good’ and Lloyds Banking Group is now materially worse as an investment opportunity for typical private investors, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual.
4 Feb 2014
The dividend yield offered by BP, currently around 4.4 per cent, means that oil major BP remains ‘attractive’ for private investors despite the slump in the company's profits, opined Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
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28 Jan 2014
Despite the recent announcement from Royal Bank of Scotland (LON:RBS) that it faced billions in further charges and penalties, ‘investors cannot be certain that there is not more bad news to come', Old Mutual Banking analyst Robert James told What Investment.
15 Jan 2014
Stephen Message, manager of the Old Mutual UK Equity Income fund, reveals where he’s finding attractive and reasonably priced dividend opportunities – and why he’s avoiding food stocks and tobacco.
9 Jan 2014
Shares in Tesco (LON:TSCO) and Morrisons (LON:MRW) both fell today as the high street supermarkets reported sharp declines in sales over the Christmas period.
8 Jan 2014
Supermarket giant J Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) has reported a 36th consecutive quarter of sales growth, but its share price fell as the company announced a downward revision of its sales forecast for the coming year.
7 Jan 2014
Resource stocks, such as oil and gas companies, look cheap in the current climate, according to Julian Chillingworth, chief investment officer at Rathbone Unit Trust Management.
2 Jan 2014
The Chinese government’s policy of attempting to focus future growth on domestic consumption is a negative for the mining sector, according to Alistair McCaig, market analyst at spread betting firm IG.
18 Dec 2013
Private investors turned profit takers towards the end of 2013 as they became net sellers of UK equities for the first time since May 2012, according to data compiled by Capita Asset Services.
12 Dec 2013
Shares in discount retailer Sports Direct (LON:SPD) fell by 8 per cent this morning despite the company announcing increased profits.
4 Dec 2013
Tesco’s innovations in the areas of online shopping and the ‘click and collect' service are such strong positives that they outweigh the drop in sales reported by the company this morning, according to Alistair McCaig, market strategist at spread betting firm IG.
27 Nov 2013
The first set of results as a listed company from Royal Mail (LON:RMG) make the shares worth holding, despite the increasingly ‘loud whispers’ from market participants regarding the valuation of the company, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
26 Nov 2013
Alan Brierley, director of investment trusts at Canaccord Genuity, has urged investors to exit the British Assets Trust (LON:BSET) following another set of ‘poor’ results from the investment trust.