Shares & trading
News on FTSE-listed companies, from results to brokers' views
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lloyds Banking Group shareholders can expect the dividend to grow by 800 per cent in the coming years, says top fund manager
12 Mar 2015
Steve Davis, manger of the high-performing £1.35 billion Jupiter UK Growth fund believes that the UK banks are ‘one of the few genuinely clear and good growth opportunities in the UK market at present.’
11 Mar 2015
Ed Legget, who during his eight years as manager of the Standard Life UK Equity Unconstrained fund has returned 201 per cent, compared to 64 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK All Companies sector in the same time period, has revealed the reasons behind his decision to buy shares in large mining and oil companies, despite the volatility currently endemic in those sectors.
4 Mar 2015
Four profit warnings in the space of six months, an accounting scandal, a drop of almost 50% in the share price and a dividend slashed by 75%: 2014 was not the best of years for Tesco. Will new leadership restore the troubled store to its former glory?