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

The fund managers who still hold RBS

The fund managers who still hold RBS

29 Jul 2014

Less than a fifth of UK fund managers now hold RBS (LON:RBS) in their portfolios, according to data from Hargreaves Lansdown.

RBS 'still the least investable of all UK banks' despite profit rise

RBS 'still the least investable of all UK banks' despite profit rise

25 Jul 2014

Despite Royal Bank of Scotland (LON:RBS) revealing that profits for the second quarter of this year had almost doubled, sending the share price up 14 per cent, RBS remains an unattractive investment relative to its rivals, according to Robert James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Mike Prentis: The best UK smaller companies for private investors today

Mike Prentis: The best UK smaller companies for private investors today

23 Jul 2014

Mike Prentis, high performing manager of the BlackRock Smaller Companies (LON:BRSC) investment trust, which has returned 411 per cent in the past ten years compared to 237 per cent for the AIC UK Smaller Companies sector, has outlined for What Investment the smaller company stocks he feel offer the best value for UK private investors right now. 

M&G: BP is a better investment than Shell right now

M&G: BP is a better investment than Shell right now

22 Jul 2014

Mike Felton, manager of the £720 million M&G UK Growth fund, believes that investors should prefer BP (LON:BP) to Shell (LON:RDSB) at the present time.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a 'sell', despite CEO change

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a 'sell', despite CEO change

21 Jul 2014

The announcement this morning that Tesco (LON:TSCO) is to change its chief executive should not immediately change investors' view of the stock, which remains a ‘sell’ according to Keith Bowman, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Old Mutual: The best UK smaller companies

Old Mutual: The best UK smaller companies

16 Jul 2014

Dan Nickols, whose £991 million Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies fund has returned 501 per cent since launch in 2001, compared to 163 per cent for the IMA UK Smaller Companies sector in the same period, has outlined the stocks he is investing in at present.

JP Morgan: The best five stocks for Eurozone investors right now

JP Morgan: The best five stocks for Eurozone investors right now

15 Jul 2014

John Baker, the high performing manager of the JP Morgan Europe Dynamic Ex UK fund, has outlined the five stocks that he believes represent best value in the Eurozone at present. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest Burberry update likely to put 'positive pressure' on share price 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest Burberry update likely to put 'positive pressure' on share price 

10 Jul 2014

Further trading updates over time in line with the news released this morning from high-end clothing and luxury goods maker Burberry (LON:BRBY) are likely to put upward pressure on the share price, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Henry Dixon: The best stocks to invest in when interest rates rise 

Henry Dixon: The best stocks to invest in when interest rates rise 

2 Jul 2014

Henry Dixon, manager of the high-performing GLG UK Undervalued Assets fund, has outlined for What Investment the stocks and sectors in which he will be investing in expectation of an interest rate rise this year. 

Few tangible assets and high debt make AA shares too much of a risk, says fund manager

Few tangible assets and high debt make AA shares too much of a risk, says fund manager

26 Jun 2014

Shares in motor breakdown and insurance business AA (LON:AA), which became available to private investors this morning, are too risky despite the strong and experienced management team, according to George Godber, manager of the Miton UK Opportunities fund. 

World Bank downgrading global growth 'bad for mining stocks' 

World Bank downgrading global growth 'bad for mining stocks' 

12 Jun 2014

The decision of the World Bank to downgrade its global growth forecast to 2.8 per cent from the 3.2 per cent it had estimated in January will have a negative impact on mining stocks, according to Alaistair McCaig, market strategist at IG. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Sainsbury's the best investment among the UK supermarkets

Hargreaves Lansdown: Sainsbury's the best investment among the UK supermarkets

11 Jun 2014

Despite the company reporting a further decline in sales, Sainsbury’s (LON:SBRY) shares remain more attractive than those of any other UK listed supermarket, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.

The best stocks for UK income investors 

The best stocks for UK income investors 

3 Jun 2014

Chris White, head of UK equities at Premier Asset Management, believes that the best value asset class for income investors today are ‘blue-chip’ equities. 

Alex Wright: Most IPOs offer little value for investors

Alex Wright: Most IPOs offer little value for investors

2 Jun 2014

Alex Wright, the high profile manager of the Fidelity Special Situations fund, believes that private investors should generally avoid initial public offerings (IPOs) as they offer little value.

What are the best value mid-cap stocks in the UK right now

What are the best value mid-cap stocks in the UK right now

30 May 2014

Richard Watts, manager of the Old Mutual UK Select Mid Cap fund, highlights some of his favourite stocks.

Lloyds and HSBC a 'better investment' than TSB shares due to low growth potential

Lloyds and HSBC a 'better investment' than TSB shares due to low growth potential

30 May 2014

Investors seeking to invest in bank shares should shun TSB when it comes to the market next month in an initial public offering (IPO), and focus on Lloyds and HSBC instead, according to Chris White, head of UK equities at Premier.