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16 Apr 2014
Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, believes that the latest results from Tesco (LON:TSCO) offer a ‘glimmer of hope’ for investors in the ‘beleaguered’ supermarket giant.
15 Apr 2014
Veteran fund manager Gervais Williams told What Investment this morning that while there are ‘genuine’ opportunities among companies developing new drugs, investors must be careful not to get ‘swept up’ in biotech bull markets.
28 Mar 2014
Gervais Williams, the veteran fund manager who currently runs the Miton Multi Cap Income fund, believes that investors looking for value stocks in the current equity bull market should focus on companies with a market cap of less than £10 million.
27 Mar 2014
Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, told What Investment this morning that the government reducing its shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY) is ‘undoubtedly a positive’ for investors.
21 Mar 2014
Investment professionals across London are today contemplating the investment opportunities and threats thrown up as a result of the pension reforms announced in the Budget.
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20 Mar 2014
Alex Wright, who recently took over as manager of the Fidelity Special Situations fund, and has run the top performing Fidelity UK Smaller Companies fund for many years, has identified two stocks that he believes will be particular beneficiaries of George Osborne's 2014 Budget.
18 Mar 2014
UK banking stocks offer a compelling investment opportunity at present, but Lloyds (LON:LLOY) is the bank to swerve at the present time, according to Stephen Message, manager of the Old Mutual UK Equity Income fund.
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.
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.