Shares & trading
News on FTSE-listed companies, from results to brokers' views
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
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
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.
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’.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
11 Sep 2014
Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, believes that while supermarket group Morrisons (LON:MRW) has ‘confounded its doubters by raising its dividend in contrast to Tesco’s recent cut’, the shares should still be sold.
10 Sep 2014
Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, believes that the strong earnings growth of companies in the house building sector is likely to mean that momentum stays with the sector for the foreseeable future.
8 Sep 2014
James Clunie, manager of the Jupiter Absolute Return fund, has three of the five largest investments in his fund in major oil companies, as he believes that the ‘cheapish’ stocks could deliver huge gains over the next three years.
1 Sep 2014
Star fund manager Neil Woodford, who has raised over £2 billion from private investors for his new CF Woodford Equity Income fund since launch in July, has disclosed that he has sold all of his shares in banking giant HSBC.
29 Aug 2014
The announcement from supermarket giant Tesco this morning that it is slashing its dividend by 75 per cent, and is unlikely to hit its profit forecasts for 2014, means that shares in the retailer are a definite sell, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
20 Aug 2014
Star UK equity income fund manager Jeremy Lang, whose Ardevora UK Income fund has returned 56 per cent since launch in 2011, compared to 39 per cent for the IMA UK Equity Income sector, has revealed that TSB is the only UK bank in which he would invest.
12 Aug 2014
Strong performance from its overseas businesses saw insurance giant Prudential (LON:PRU) record a 17 per cent increase in profits for the six months to the end of June, making the stock a ‘strong buy’, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
11 Aug 2014
Simon Edelsten, manager of the Artemis Global Select fund, has outlined the stocks he has been investing in recently ‘that would not be greatly affected should the recovery in major economies disappoint’.