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News on FTSE-listed companies, from results to brokers' views

Hargreaves Lansdown: The best way to invest in the oil price fall

Hargreaves Lansdown: The best way to invest in the oil price fall

28 Jan 2015

The falling oil price will be most profoundly felt by the general public in the UK at the petrol pumps as fuel costs fall, and will deliver gains to a suite of UK companies, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargeaves Lansdown.

Standard Life Investments: Rio Tinto's problems mean it's years away from being an attractive income investment

Standard Life Investments: Rio Tinto's problems mean it's years away from being an attractive income investment

28 Jan 2015

Thomas Moore, manager of the £781 million Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, which has returned 108 per cent over the past five years compared with 78 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector, has revealed that he has sold all of his shares in mining giant Rio Tinto (LON:RIO). 

Job Curtis: Tesco shares are not yet suitable for income investors, despite the share price gains  

Job Curtis: Tesco shares are not yet suitable for income investors, despite the share price gains  

27 Jan 2015

Income investors should not be distracted by the recent positive share price performance of supermarket giant Tesco, and instead consider alternative stocks to generate income, according to Job Curtis, manager of the £1 billion City of London Investment Trust. 

'Investors in Shell shares don't have to worry about the dividend,' despite the oil price fall

'Investors in Shell shares don't have to worry about the dividend,' despite the oil price fall

15 Jan 2015

Income investors should not be concerned about the ability of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) to continue to pay a dividend amid the carnage of the tumbling oil price, according to Chris White, head of equities at Premier Asset Management.

Richard Buxton: Investors should stick with HSBC, despite the share price falls

Richard Buxton: Investors should stick with HSBC, despite the share price falls

14 Jan 2015

The share price of banking group HSBC (LON:HSBA) has been ‘trickling downwards’ all year, but investors should stick with the company, according to Richard Buxton, manager of the £1.6 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha Equity fund. 

Franklin Templeton: The best UK income stocks for investors in 2015 

Franklin Templeton: The best UK income stocks for investors in 2015 

13 Jan 2015

Colin Morton, manager of the Franklin Templeton UK Equity Income fund, which has returned 7 per cent over the past year compared with 2 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the same period, has outlined the stocks and sectors that he believes should be the focus for UK income investors in the current climate.

Neil Woodford: The two UK IPOs I invested in during the past month

Neil Woodford: The two UK IPOs I invested in during the past month

12 Jan 2015

Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose £4.2 billion CF Woodford Equity Income fund is the absolute top performer in the IA UK All Companies sector over the past six months, has disclosed the two IPOs in tiny UK companies that he has invested in during the past month. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: It's too soon to buy Tesco

Hargreaves Lansdown: It's too soon to buy Tesco

8 Jan 2015

The announcement this morning of better-than-feared sales figures from Tesco (LON:TSCO) is no reason to rush to buy the shares, according Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Investment case for Sainsbury's shares 'weakened' by latest results

Hargreaves Lansdown: Investment case for Sainsbury's shares 'weakened' by latest results

7 Jan 2015

The investment case for supermarket giant J Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) has ‘weakened’ in the wake of the latest results from the company, and the shares are now a sell, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.

TSB is the one UK bank worth investing in right now, says top-performing fund manager

TSB is the one UK bank worth investing in right now, says top-performing fund manager

6 Jan 2015

George Godber, manager of the top-performing £152 million Miton UK Value Opportunities fund, has invested in TSB bank (LON:TSB).

Neil Woodford: Why I'm investing in Drax Group, despite the 'shambolic mess' of government energy policy 

Neil Woodford: Why I'm investing in Drax Group, despite the 'shambolic mess' of government energy policy 

2 Jan 2015

High-profile fund manager Neil Woodford has revealed that he intends to stick with his investment in energy company Drax Group, despite the stock price crashing 10 per cent in a single day just prior to Christmas in the wake of the government’s decision to review the subsidies available to biomass energy producers.

Nick Train: Why I am backing Reed Elsevier shares to deliver returns for years to come

Nick Train: Why I am backing Reed Elsevier shares to deliver returns for years to come

17 Dec 2014

Nick Train, manager of the high-performing Finsbury Growth & Income Trust amongst other mandates, believes that, contrary to the views of many market participants, there is plenty of room for more gains from digital media company Reed Elsevier. 

Neil Woodford: Why I am 'very confident' in the long-term prospect for BT shares

Neil Woodford: Why I am 'very confident' in the long-term prospect for BT shares

16 Dec 2014

Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose £3.7 billion CF Woodford UK Equity Income fund has an investment of around £190 million in telecoms giant BT, believes that the company’s proposed takeover of mobile phone business EE represents a ‘great opportunity’ for the business to grow revenues in the years to come.

Premier: The sectors for UK investors to focus on, and avoid, in 2015 

Premier: The sectors for UK investors to focus on, and avoid, in 2015 

15 Dec 2014

Chris White, head of UK equities at Premier Asset Management, has outlined the sectors he believes private investors should focus on in 2015, as well as those to avoid.

BT shares offer a 'rare opportunity' for UK income investors, says star fund manager

BT shares offer a 'rare opportunity' for UK income investors, says star fund manager

11 Dec 2014

Thomas Moore, manager of the high-performing £700 million Standard Life Investments UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, has revealed that he is ‘wary’ of investing more in FTSE 100 income stocks right now, but he feels that BT (LON:BT.A) represents a ‘rare’ opportunity for income investors. 

Nick Train: Why I have never invested in Tesco, but Burberry is a share to own for a decade

Nick Train: Why I have never invested in Tesco, but Burberry is a share to own for a decade

10 Dec 2014

High-performing fund manager Nick Train, whose Finsbury Growth & Income Trust has returned 9 per cent in 2014, compared with 4 per cent for the average trust in the AIC UK Equity Income sector, intends to continue to shun Tesco shares, but is invested in luxury clothing retailer Burberry.