Shares & trading
News on FTSE-listed companies, from results to brokers' views
26 Nov 2015
The increased political appetite for shale gas production, commonly known as fracking, offers potential significant gains for one particular FTSE 100 stock, according to Tineke Frikkee, manager of the Smith and Williamson UK Equity Income fund.
24 Nov 2015
Georgina Hamilton, co-manager of the Miton UK Value Opportunities fund, which has returned 22 per cent over the past year, compared to 4 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK All Companies sector in the same time period, has revealed the reasons behind the funds investment in Imperial Tobacco, despite the sector appearing to have limited growth potential.
24 Nov 2015
Veteran investor Mark Slater, whose Slater Income fund is the second best performer out of 77 funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past 3 years , with a return of 70 per cent, compared to 40 per cent for the average fund in the sector, has revealed the reasons behind his decision to invest in Rio Tinto shares.
Alex Wright: Why Lloyds Banking Group shares are a good investment for 2016, and investors should shun mining stocks
23 Nov 2015
Alex Wright, manager of the Fidelity Special Values investment trust and the Fidelity Special Situations fund, has asserted that Lloyds Banking Group shares continue to be amongst the best investments for 2016, but the prospects for the mining stocks are likely to remain bleak.
23 Nov 2015
Eric Moore, manager of the Miton Income fund, which has a current dividend yield of 4.2 per cent, has outlined for What Investment the reasons why he believes that oil giant Shell may not be able to maintain its dividend at the present level beyond two years from now.
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19 Nov 2015
Chris White, the experienced manager of the Premier Income fund, which has returned 52 per cent over the past three years, compared to 41 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector has confirmed to What Investment that he has sold all of his shares in the UK house builders.
Mark Barnett: Why I won't invest in UK banks or miners, and the FTSE 100 stock I've sold all my shares in this year
18 Nov 2015
Mark Barnett, manager of the Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income funds,and the Edinburgh Investment Trust, has revealed the reasons behind his refusal to own any UK bank share, mining share and the FTSE 100 stock he has sold all of his shares in during 2015.
13 Nov 2015
Veteran investor Nick Train, whose Finsbury Growth and Income trust is the absolute best performing fund in the AIC UK Equity Income sector over the past five years has revealed the reasons behind his decision to ‘bunker down’ with his investment Pearson, despite the recent share price volatility.
12 Nov 2015
Mike Dennis, retail analyst at broker Cantor Fitzgerald has asserted that there are clear signs of improvement in the performance of retail giant Sainsbury, making the stock a ‘buy’.
12 Nov 2015
Duncan Goodwin, head of global resources at Barings Asset Management, has revealed where he feels the best opportunities are amongst the oil company shares, even as the oil price tumbles.
Lloyds Banking Group shares 'well worth sticking with' due to significant dividend potential says fund manager with £90 million of them (and he also likes Glencore)
11 Nov 2015
Richard Buxton, manager of the Old Mutual UK Alpha fund has asserted that shares in Lloyds Banking Group are worth persevering with due to the potential for dividend growth, despite the shares ‘moving sideways’ for much of this year.
6 Nov 2015
Nick Mustoe, chief investment officer at Invesco Perpetual has asserted that the shares of BP and Shell are a ‘huge opportunity’ right now, despite the oil price fall.
3 Nov 2015
Whilst he believes that shares in fallen banking giant RBS are the most attractive of the UK bank shares right now, they are simply too expensive to be a good investment, according to Mark Boucher, manager of the Smith and Williamson Enterprise fund.
Latest HSBC results 'buck the trend' with strong profit growth and a 'punchy' dividend, agree analysts
2 Nov 2015
Banking giant HSBC bucked the trend of UK banks delivering below expectation results for the past quarter with a roaring set of numbers that showed profits up 32 per cent in the third quarter.
2 Nov 2015
Kevin Troup, manager of the Standard Life Global Equity Income fund, which has returned 62 per cent over the past five years, compared to 46 per cent for the average fund in the IA Global Equity Income sector in the same time period, has revealed for What Investment the reasons behind his decision not to own any shares in drinks giant Diageo.
30 Oct 2015
The latest results from banking group RBS were better than expected and on several measures and mean that now is the time to buy, according to Ian Gordon, banking analyst at Investec.