Shares & trading

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

Barclays shares 'have plenty of capital appreciation to come' following latest results 

Barclays shares 'have plenty of capital appreciation to come' following latest results 

30 Oct 2014

The latest results from banking giant Barclays (LON:BARC) announced this morning confirm that there should be a lot of ‘capital appreciation’ to come from the share price, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

Lloyds Banking Group shareholders can expect 'a small dividend' in 2015

Lloyds Banking Group shareholders can expect 'a small dividend' in 2015

28 Oct 2014

Investors in Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY) can look forward to the company paying a dividend in 2015, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: investors should be cautious on BP, despite attractive dividend

Hargreaves Lansdown: investors should be cautious on BP, despite attractive dividend

28 Oct 2014

Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, believes that the declining oil price, strife in Russia and the continued fall-out from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill mean that investors should be cautious on oil giant BP (LON:BP), despite the dividend. 

TSB shares 'a considerably worse investment now than when the company floated'

TSB shares 'a considerably worse investment now than when the company floated'

24 Oct 2014

The latest results from TSB (LON:TSB), the bank that floated in June, make the shares a worse investment now than at the time of their IPO, according to Old Mutual Global Investors banking analyst Rob James.

Richard Buxton: Tesco shares could be the M&S of the next 15 years

Richard Buxton: Tesco shares could be the M&S of the next 15 years

24 Oct 2014

Investors are ‘still in the dark’ regarding the future direction of Tesco (LON:TSCO), and until that changes it is hard to conceive of a reason to invest in the stock, believes Richard Buxton, manager of the £1.4 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha fund. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a definite sell following latest results 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a definite sell following latest results 

23 Oct 2014

The announcement this morning that Tesco (LON:TSCO) has had to revise upwards its estimate of the level at which profits were overstated in previous years, coupled with the announcement of a steep fall in sales and profits, make Tesco shares a definite sell, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Alex Wright: The stocks I've added, and those I've sold, for the Fidelity Special Situations fund

Alex Wright: The stocks I've added, and those I've sold, for the Fidelity Special Situations fund

21 Oct 2014

Alex Wright, manager of the £2.7 billion Fidelity Special Situations fund alongside the Fidelity Special Values Investment Trust and the Fidelity UK Smaller Companies fund, has outlined for What Investment readers the stocks he has been buying and selling for the Special Situations fund. 

JP Morgan: the best FTSE 250 stocks for investors today

JP Morgan: the best FTSE 250 stocks for investors today

21 Oct 2014

Georgina Brittain, manager of the JP Morgan Mid Cap Investment Trust, which has returned 58 per cent in the two years since she became co-manager (compared with 29 per cent for the average fund in the AIC UK All Companies sector), has described for What Investment readers some of the best stocks she is currently invested in on the FTSE 250 index. 

The Share Centre: three UK stocks to benefit investors this winter

The Share Centre: three UK stocks to benefit investors this winter

8 Oct 2014

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, has outlined three UK stocks that he believes will perform well this winter. 

Neil Woodford: Investors should stick with AstraZeneca despite the distractions, but it's time to sell Reckitt Benckiser  

Neil Woodford: Investors should stick with AstraZeneca despite the distractions, but it's time to sell Reckitt Benckiser  

7 Oct 2014

High-profile fund manager Neil Woodford, whose fund is the absolute best performer in the IMA UK Equity Income sector, has urged investors to stick with AstraZeneca, despite the recent underperformance of the stock, but he has sold all of his shares in Reckitt Benckiser, having held an investment in the company for a decade. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Sainsbury's an unconvincing investment, despite the 'extremely attractive' dividend

Hargreaves Lansdown: Sainsbury's an unconvincing investment, despite the 'extremely attractive' dividend

1 Oct 2014

The latest trading update from supermarket giant J Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) highlights many positives for the company, but the investment case remains uncertain, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Royal Mail shares are 'too cheap' says star income fund manager

Royal Mail shares are 'too cheap' says star income fund manager

24 Sep 2014

Francis Brooke, high-performing manager of the £1.75 billion Trojan Income fund, has started to ‘build a holding’ in Royal Mail (LON:RMG) as he feels that the shares are ‘too cheap’. 

Tesco shares may be cheap, but we're still not buying, say top fund managers

Tesco shares may be cheap, but we're still not buying, say top fund managers

24 Sep 2014

A pair of leading fund managers, who manage a combined total of £2.6 billion for private investors, intend to shun Tesco (LON:TSCO) despite the recent price falls that have engulfed the stock.

Nick Train: The three sectors to invest in for the next decade are booze, food and soap

Nick Train: The three sectors to invest in for the next decade are booze, food and soap

19 Sep 2014

The markets' assumption that large consumer staple stocks such as Diageo will underperform for the next decade is being proved wrong, according to Nick Train, top-performing manager of the Finsbury Growth and Income investment trust.

Investors should 'wait and see' before buying Alibaba shares

Investors should 'wait and see' before buying Alibaba shares

17 Sep 2014

Investors might be better off waiting a few months to buy shares in Chinese technology giant Alibaba, according to Chris Beauchamp, market strategist at stockbroker IG.

Legal and General: The best value UK mid-cap and technology stocks for investors today

Legal and General: The best value UK mid-cap and technology stocks for investors today

15 Sep 2014

Richard Penny, whose L&G UK Alpha fund has returned 17 per cent in the past year, compared to 6 per cent for the IMA UK All Companies sector in the same period, has outlined the UK mid-caps and technology stocks which he believes represent value for private investors at the present time.