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News on FTSE-listed companies, from results to brokers' views
4 Dec 2013
Tesco’s innovations in the areas of online shopping and the ‘click and collect' service are such strong positives that they outweigh the drop in sales reported by the company this morning, according to Alistair McCaig, market strategist at spread betting firm IG.
27 Nov 2013
The first set of results as a listed company from Royal Mail (LON:RMG) make the shares worth holding, despite the increasingly ‘loud whispers’ from market participants regarding the valuation of the company, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
26 Nov 2013
Alan Brierley, director of investment trusts at Canaccord Genuity, has urged investors to exit the British Assets Trust (LON:BSET) following another set of ‘poor’ results from the investment trust.
13 Nov 2013
Sainsbury’s (LON:SBRY) share price soared above £4 for the first time since 2008 as the supermarket giant bagged a 9.1 per cent increase in profits for the six months to the end of September, but there is still plenty of room for share price growth, according to Brenda Kelly, senior market strategist at IG.
12 Nov 2013
The longer-term prospects for Vodafone (LON:VOD) in the wake of the sale of its US division are a concern, despite the telecoms giant reporting an increase in profits and dividends for the six months to September, according to Alistair McCaig, market strategist at IG.
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7 Nov 2013
Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) recorded a loss of $64.6 million in the third quarter of 2013, up from $21.6 billion for the same period last year, but is likely to be valued at more than $14 billion (£8.7 billion) when it floats on the New York Stock Exchange today.
5 Nov 2013
Despite reporting flat profits and its ninth consecutive quarter of falling sales growth in its non-food business, Marks and Spencer (LON:MKS) remains a ‘buy’ for investors, according to Sheridan Admans, investment research manager at The Share Centre.
4 Nov 2013
HSBC (LON:HSBA) remains the most ‘investable’ of the UK banks following the announcement of its latest results, according to Rob James, a high profile banking analyst with Old Mutual.
1 Nov 2013
There are ‘crumbs of comfort’ for RBS shareholders from this morning's announcement of a £634 million loss, according to Rob James, a prominent banking analyst at Old Mutual.
31 Oct 2013
Profits at oil major Royal Dutch Shell slumped by more than $2 billion (£1.2 billion) as a consequence of higher costs across the business, and particularly due to the ‘sabotage’ of its business in the Niger delta.
30 Oct 2013
Rob James, a banking analyst handpicked by star fund manager Richard Buxton to work with his team at Old Mutual, has exclusively told What Investment that Barclays is a ‘whole lot more comfortable an investment’ following the banking giant's latest results announcement.
29 Oct 2013
Oil giant BP, which has been battered by the fallout from the Deep Water Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana in 2010, is to increase its dividend by 5.6 per cent to 9.5 cents per share for the third quarter of 2013.
28 Oct 2013
Investors seeking to protect their investment gains from the ravages of inflation should focus on equities, according to Nick Train, manager of the Finsbury Growth and Income Trust.
23 Oct 2013
Investors should not be blinded by the success of the Royal Mail placing; Twitter is a ‘very different proposition’ as it looks to come to market in the new year, according to Alistair McCaig, market strategist at IG.
9 Oct 2013
The likelihood that the newly floated Royal Mail will be large enough to secure a place in the FTSE 100 is a significant positive for investors to consider, according to Alistair McCaig, market strategist at IG.
9 Oct 2013
FTSE 250 bakers Greggs (LON:GRG) struck a cautious note for the rest of the year as it revealed a drop in like-for-like sales.