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Woodford: The one UK stock that excites us most right now 

Woodford: The one UK stock that excites us most right now 

6 May 2015

Woodford Investment Management, the firm synonymous with Neil Woodford, whose £5.4 billion Woodford Equity Income fund has returned 18 per cent since last June, compared 7 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector since launch last June, has outlined the small company that he is most excited about right now. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Sainsbury shares definitely a sell following latest results 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Sainsbury shares definitely a sell following latest results 

6 May 2015

A slew of one-off costs and write-downs plunged supermarket giant J. Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) into its first full year loss for a decade, reinforcing the view of the shares as a definite sell, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Latest results show HSBC shares could 'gallop ahead' when US interest rates rise 

Latest results show HSBC shares could 'gallop ahead' when US interest rates rise 

5 May 2015

In common with many of the other UK banks, HSBC (LON:HSBA) is struggling to find ways to grow its revenue in the current climate, but it will be a prime beneficiary of US interest rates rising in the future, a scenario that could lead to the share price of the banking giant making rapid gains, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

Lloyds Banking Group can grow its dividend by 500 per cent by 'the end of 2015' following latest results 

Lloyds Banking Group can grow its dividend by 500 per cent by 'the end of 2015' following latest results 

1 May 2015

Shareholders in Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY) can expect the dividend to rise to as much as 4p per share in the coming year, following the announcement this morning of the banking group’s results for the first quarter of 2015, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Barclays shares are a 'strong buy', following latest results 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Barclays shares are a 'strong buy', following latest results 

29 Apr 2015

Despite the fines for forex activities, the latest results from banking giant Barclays shows that the company is making real progress, and that the shares are a ‘strong buy’ for investors, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Why I am selling my HSBC shares right now, by top UK equity income fund manager 

Why I am selling my HSBC shares right now, by top UK equity income fund manager 

29 Apr 2015

Thomas Moore, manager of the £862 million Standard Life Investments UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, has revealed that he has sold all of his shares in banking giant HSBC over the past month, despite the yield currently offered by the company. 

'Barclays shares are much better value than those of Lloyds Banking Group', says top fund manager 

'Barclays shares are much better value than those of Lloyds Banking Group', says top fund manager 

27 Apr 2015

Shares in Barclays offer much greater potential in the coming years than those of Lloyds Banking Group, based both on the respective valuations attached to the companies, and the level of reform being carried out by the management teams of the businesses, according to Kevin Troup, manager of the Standard Life Global Equity Income fund. 

Why I have £15 million invested in RBS shares, by top fund manager

Why I have £15 million invested in RBS shares, by top fund manager

21 Apr 2015

Mark Costar, manager of the JO Hambro UK Growth fund which has returned 157 per cent over the past decade, compared to 117 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK All Companies sector in the same time period, has told What Investment that the ‘doesn’t agree’ with any of the negativity around shares in banking group RBS at present. 

Glaxosmithkline shares a tremendous opportunity for income investors, says top fund manager 

Glaxosmithkline shares a tremendous opportunity for income investors, says top fund manager 

20 Apr 2015

Despite the recent bouts of bad news to have dampened expectations around the stock, the combination of the attractive yield and the potential for structural changes to the business makes shares in Glaxosmithkline a tremendous investment, according to Adrian Frost, manager of the £7.3 billion Artemis Income fund.

Why I'm selling my property holdings, and buying shares in HSBC and Centrica, by top income fund manager

Why I'm selling my property holdings, and buying shares in HSBC and Centrica, by top income fund manager

16 Apr 2015

Tony Yarrow, manager of the Wise Income fund, which is the fourth best out of more than 90 funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past five years has disclosed the reasons why he is selling his commercial property holdings in the UK and investing the capital in banking giant HSBC and energy firm Centrica. 

Richard Buxton: The UK economic recovery might have peaked, but HSBC remains an attractive investment 

Richard Buxton: The UK economic recovery might have peaked, but HSBC remains an attractive investment 

14 Apr 2015

Richard Buxton, head of equities at Old Mutual Global Investors and manager of the £2 billion UK Alpha fund believes that the UK economic recovery may have peaked, despite the current lusty performance of UK equities. 

Why I'm backing big oil companies for income, by top fund manager 

Why I'm backing big oil companies for income, by top fund manager 

7 Apr 2015

Simon Gergel, manager of the £687 million Merchants Investment trust, which yields over 4.5 per cent, has revealed to What Investment the reasons behind his decision to hold significant investments in BP and Shell, despite the volatility in the oil price.

Revealed: The three best AIM stocks for Inheritance Tax planning investors in 2015 

Revealed: The three best AIM stocks for Inheritance Tax planning investors in 2015 

30 Mar 2015

George Godber manager of the high performing Miton UK Value Opportunities fund, has revealed for What Investment readers the three AIM stocks he believes offer most potential for investors eager to use the AIM market as a vehicle for Inheritance Tax Planning. 

Take a profit on your Tesco shares if you can, counsels top fund manager

Take a profit on your Tesco shares if you can, counsels top fund manager

25 Mar 2015

The recent appreciation in the share price of Tesco is a signal for investors who are in a position to take a profit, according to Charles Luke, manager of the 575 million Murray income trust, which has a yield of over 4 per cent. 

Richard Buxton: HSBC shares are now a 'worry' of an investment

Richard Buxton: HSBC shares are now a 'worry' of an investment

19 Mar 2015

Despite it being the largest holding in his £2 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha Equity fund, Richard Buxton believes that HSBC shares are now on the ‘worry list’ of holdings for UK investors

Nick Train: The FTSE 100 stock I still think is a 'tremendous opportunity', despite the valuation

Nick Train: The FTSE 100 stock I still think is a 'tremendous opportunity', despite the valuation

17 Mar 2015

Star fund manager Nick Train has described one FTSE 100 stock as a tremendous opportunity, despite the waves of negativity that have engulfed the stock in the wake of its most recent results announcement. 

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