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19 Nov 2014
Investors looking for positives in the latest Royal Mail (LON:RMG) results should, according to Hargreaves Lansdown's head of equities Richard Hunter, focus on the board’s intention to pursue a ‘positive dividend policy’ in the coming years.
18 Nov 2014
High profile fund manager Neil Woodford, whose CF Woodford Equity Income fund is the top performer out of 88 funds in the IMA UK Equity Income sector since launch in June, believes that AstraZeneca, the largest holding in his £3.3 billion fund, can substantially grow revenue over the next decade.
17 Nov 2014
Job Curtis, manager of the £1.2 billion City of London Investment Trust (LON: CTY), has told What Investment that he won’t be selling any of his holding in oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, despite the fall in the oil price.
12 Nov 2014
This morning’s announcement by supermarket group Sainsbury's (LON:SBRY) that new store openings will be cancelled and sales in the past six months are down 2.1 per cent means that the bad news materially outweighs the good for Sainsbury's shareholders, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
11 Nov 2014
The outlook for telecommunications company Vodafone ‘is the most positive it has been for years’, following its latest results announcement, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
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10 Nov 2014
Despite the share price declining in the wake of a profit warning, Neil Woodford has confirmed that he has recently been ‘taking advantage’ of the weakness in the Rolls-Royce share price by increasing his holding in the company.
6 Nov 2014
Shares in supermarket group Morrisons (LON:MRW) remain a 'sell' despite the stock rallying in the wake of a more positive than expected sales update from the company this morning.
5 Nov 2014
The recent negativity towards shares in online grocery firm Ocado (LON:OCDO) shows that the market is ‘missing a trick’, according to John MacDougall, manager of the Baillie Gifford Global Discovery fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.