Shares & trading

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

Exclusive: Why I've been buying more Lloyds Banking Group shares, by investor of £1.4 billion

Exclusive: Why I've been buying more Lloyds Banking Group shares, by investor of £1.4 billion

26 Aug 2016

Job Curtis, who runs the City of London Investment Trust, a £1.4 billion fund that has increased its dividend for each of the past thirty years under his tenure, has revealed the reasons why he has been investing more capital in Lloyds Banking Group shares.

Exclusive: Why I've sold all of my Shell and BP shares, by manager of £543 million

Exclusive: Why I've sold all of my Shell and BP shares, by manager of £543 million

25 Aug 2016

Stephen Bailey, who runs the Liontrust Macro Equity Income fund has revealed the reasons why he has sold all of his shares in Shell and BP.

Lloyds bank shares are 'cheap' and a 'reliable' dividend payer for years to come

Lloyds bank shares are 'cheap' and a 'reliable' dividend payer for years to come

22 Aug 2016

Chris White, manager of the £216 million Premier Monthly Income fund which has a yield of 4.3 per cent, has asserted that the shares of Lloyds Banking Group can produce reliable dividends, particularly as the economic outlook changes.

The UK property share I think represents 'good value' after Brexit, by investor with 5.6 per cent yield 

The UK property share I think represents 'good value' after Brexit, by investor with 5.6 per cent yield 

19 Aug 2016

Simon Gergel, who runs the £644 million Merchants Investment Trust, which has a yield of 5.6 per cent has revealed the one UK property share he thinks remains good value despite the lingering worries around the EU referendum result.

How to decide between Automatically or Manually copying traders 

How to decide between Automatically or Manually copying traders 

18 Aug 2016

As technology continues to reshape the financial world, there has been sharp growth in recent years of social trading platforms. These are online trading platforms that allow users to view and follow the investment moves of others, and to communicate with fellow traders, much in the way that one follows friends on other social media apps, like Facebook.

Why Tesco shares are 'astonishingly cheap' by veteran investor

Why Tesco shares are 'astonishingly cheap' by veteran investor

18 Aug 2016

Nigel Waller, the City veteran who runs the Overstone Equity Income fund, has asserted that the shares of the UK supermarket group Tesco are exceptionally cheap right now, as the company starts to claw back market share from discount rivals, while preserving its profit margins.

I won't buy Lloyds Banking Group shares due to my worries about the dividend, says investor of £1.6 billion

I won't buy Lloyds Banking Group shares due to my worries about the dividend, says investor of £1.6 billion

10 Aug 2016

Martin Cholwill, the veteran investor who runs the Royal London UK Equity Income fund, which is the absolute top performing fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past five years, has revealed the reasons why he doesn’t own shares in Lloyds Banking Group.

RBS 'a long way from being investable' following latest results, according to analysts 

RBS 'a long way from being investable' following latest results, according to analysts 

5 Aug 2016

The latest set of results from banking giant RBS indicate that ‘profitability is still an issue’, and that it’s a ‘long way from being investable’, according to a brace of prominent analysts.

Why I'm selling my Shell shares after Brexit, by investor of £543 million

Why I'm selling my Shell shares after Brexit, by investor of £543 million

4 Aug 2016

Stephen Bailey, who runs the Liontrust Macro Income fund, has revealed the reasons why he is currently selling all of his Shell shares, despite many investors being positive on the stock in the wake of the EU referendum result.

UK interest rates cut: but what are the shares to buy for profit, and those to avoid as a result? 

UK interest rates cut: but what are the shares to buy for profit, and those to avoid as a result? 

4 Aug 2016

At noon today, Mark Carney did what so many market participants had expected since the result of the EU referendum was announced, and cut interest rates, from the previous 0.5 per cent, to 0.25 per cent, an historic low.

Terry Smith: Why now is the perfect time to own Unilever shares, despite the valuation

Terry Smith: Why now is the perfect time to own Unilever shares, despite the valuation

4 Aug 2016

Terry Smith, the City veteran whose £7.7 billion Fundsmith Equity fund has returned 74 per cent over the past three years, compared to 24 per cent for the average fund in the IA Global sector, has asserted that investors shouldn’t be concerned about the valuation attached to Unilever and other global companies.

HSBC dividend looks 'solid' following latest results, says analyst 

HSBC dividend looks 'solid' following latest results, says analyst 

3 Aug 2016

The shares of banking behemoth HSBC moved stoutly upwards following the latest results, and investors should trust that the dividend will continue to be paid, asserted Rob James, banks analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Nick Train: Why I'm sticking with Pearson shares, despite the negatives

Nick Train: Why I'm sticking with Pearson shares, despite the negatives

1 Aug 2016

Star fund manager Nick Train has revealed the reasons why he persists with him substantial investments in Pearson shares, despite his being able to identify a slew of reasons for being negative on the stock.

Exclusive: Barclays shares can 'double by the end of 2017' following latest results 

Exclusive: Barclays shares can 'double by the end of 2017' following latest results 

29 Jul 2016

The latest results from banking giant Barclays, released in London this morning,  show sufficient progress that investors should start thinking of the shares doubling by the end of 2017, according to Rob James, banks analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Lloyds Banking Group share dividend can grow by 'at least 27 per cent' this year despite Brexit, according to top analyst

Lloyds Banking Group share dividend can grow by 'at least 27 per cent' this year despite Brexit, according to top analyst

28 Jul 2016

Although the EU referendum result will likely dent the profitability of Lloyds Banking Group, the dividend this year could grow by at least 27 per cent, according to Rob James, banks analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Why Lloyds Banking Group shares are 'amongst the cheapest' on the UK market right now, by star investor

Why Lloyds Banking Group shares are 'amongst the cheapest' on the UK market right now, by star investor

28 Jul 2016

Kevin Murphy, co-manager of the Schroder Recovery fund, a £779 million fund that has returned 76 per cent over the past five years, compared to 45 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK All Companies sector in the same time period, has asserted that Lloyds Banking Group shares are ‘amongst the cheapest shares on the UK market’, and can deliver double-digit returns for years to come.