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Ability to cut costs and grow dividend makes Lloyds Banking Group shares the stand out income investment of 2016, says top investor

Ability to cut costs and grow dividend makes Lloyds Banking Group shares the stand out income investment of 2016, says top investor

8 Feb 2016

The scale of the opportunity for Lloyds Banking Group to cut costs, grow profits and return the cash to shareholders is not adequately appreciated by the market and makes the shares an attractive option for 2016, according to Philip Smeaton, head of UK equities at Sanlam.

Hargreaves Lansdown: The best stocks for ISA income investors in 2016

Hargreaves Lansdown: The best stocks for ISA income investors in 2016

8 Feb 2016

Steve Clayton, head of equities research at Hargreaves Lansdown has revealed the stocks he favours for ISA income investors in 2016.

BlackRock: The best income stocks for ISA investors in 2016 

BlackRock: The best income stocks for ISA investors in 2016 

4 Feb 2016

David Goldman, co-manager of the BlackRock UK Income fund, which has returned 9 per cent in 2015, compared to 6 per cent for the average fund in the sector, has revealed for What Investment the stocks he is buying for income in the current market conditions.

Revealed: The four best AIM shares for ISA investors in 2016 

Revealed: The four best AIM shares for ISA investors in 2016 

4 Feb 2016

Investors considering placing AIM shares into their ISA in 2016 should consider four particular stocks for their portfolio, according to Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre.

Why I'm sticking with my investment in BP shares, by manager with £12 million of them 

Why I'm sticking with my investment in BP shares, by manager with £12 million of them 

3 Feb 2016

Alex Crooke, long-serving manager of the £750 million Bankers Investment Trust, which has increased its dividend in every one of the past 49 years, has revealed the reasons why he is sticking with his investment of approximately £12 million in BP shares.

Worse than expected results from BP place dividend in doubt, agree analysts 

Worse than expected results from BP place dividend in doubt, agree analysts 

2 Feb 2016

The latest results from oil major BP were much worse than expected, with a halving of profits and a decline in the cash flow position placing the prospects of a dividend cut or suspension firmly on the horizon, agree a brace of prominent analysts.

'Strong dividend growth potential' means BT and Lloyds Banking Group shares are attractive ISA income investments for 2016

'Strong dividend growth potential' means BT and Lloyds Banking Group shares are attractive ISA income investments for 2016

1 Feb 2016

Eric Moore, manager of the Miton Income fund, which has a yield of over 4 per cent and was amongst the top 25 per cent of all funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector in 2015, has revealed for What Investment the reasons why he thinks BT and Lloyds Banking Group shares are a good investment for 2016.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Investors interested in Lloyds Banking Group shares are 'better off buying now' than waiting for the government offer

Hargreaves Lansdown: Investors interested in Lloyds Banking Group shares are 'better off buying now' than waiting for the government offer

28 Jan 2016

The announcement this morning by the chancellor George Osborne that the government’s sale of its remaining shares in Lloyds Banking Group is to be delayed due to the prevailing market turbulence means that investors are better off buying now than waiting, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

The two UK stocks I'm buying more of for income right now, by manager of £1.1 billion 

The two UK stocks I'm buying more of for income right now, by manager of £1.1 billion 

27 Jan 2016

Tom Moore, manager of the giant Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, which returned 11 per cent in 2015, compared to 5 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector in the same time period, has disclosed the two UK stocks he has been buying more of lately.

The one FTSE 100 stock that became a bargain during the recent volatility, by top fund manager 

The one FTSE 100 stock that became a bargain during the recent volatility, by top fund manager 

27 Jan 2016

Simon Edelsten, manager of the high performing Mid Wynd Investment Trust and Artemis Global Select Fund told What Investment this morning that while his UK exposure is at the lowest level it has been for many years, one FTSE 100 stock has been rendered enough of a bargain during the recent volatility that he has invested in it.

Why Lloyds Banking Group shares can weather the current market storm, by investor with £80 million of them 

Why Lloyds Banking Group shares can weather the current market storm, by investor with £80 million of them 

26 Jan 2016

Richard Buxton, the veteran investor who runs the £2.3 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha Fund, has disclosed the reasons why he thinks that Lloyds Banking Group shares can weather the current market storm.

BHP Billiton share dividend 'in danger' following write down of US assets  

BHP Billiton share dividend 'in danger' following write down of US assets  

15 Jan 2016

Mining conglomerate BHP Billiton may be the highest yielding company in the FTSE 100, but the scant level of dividend cover and spate of write downs announced this morning place the ability of the business to pay the dividend in serious doubt, according to a host of analysts.

Alex Wright: Lloyds Bank shares an opportunity because market 'stuck in the past', and the UK small caps that look 'extremely cheap' right now

Alex Wright: Lloyds Bank shares an opportunity because market 'stuck in the past', and the UK small caps that look 'extremely cheap' right now

13 Jan 2016

Alex Wright, the high performing manager of the Fidelity Special Situations fund amongst other mandates, has disclosed the reasons why he sees Lloyds Banking Group shares as a good investment for 2016.

Star fund manager Mark Slater: The one UK share that I have bought more of during the recent volatility 

Star fund manager Mark Slater: The one UK share that I have bought more of during the recent volatility 

12 Jan 2016

Mark Slater, the veteran investor whose £300 million Slater Growth fund is the top performer out of 259 funds in the IA UK All Companies sector over the past three years has revealed the one UK share he has taken the opportunity to buy more of amidst the recent market carnage.

Why Shell and BP are poor income investments right now, by manager of £1.3 billion of assets 

Why Shell and BP are poor income investments right now, by manager of £1.3 billion of assets 

11 Jan 2016

Thomas Moore, the high performing manager of the Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund and the Standard Life Equity Income Trust, has revealed for What Investment the reasons why he won’t invest in oil giants BP or Shell.

Why Tesco shares are worth investing in, by manager of £450 million fund 

Why Tesco shares are worth investing in, by manager of £450 million fund 

6 Jan 2016

Simon Murphy, manager of the £450 million Old Mutual UK Equity fund, which has returned 45 per cent over the past five years, has revealed for What Investment the reasons behind his decision to invest in Tesco shares, despite the turbulence that surrounds the stock at present.