Shares & trading

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

Hargreaves Lansdown: the main attraction of Royal Mail shares is the dividend

Hargreaves Lansdown: the main attraction of Royal Mail shares is the dividend

19 Nov 2014

Investors looking for positives in the latest Royal Mail (LON:RMG) results should, according to Hargreaves Lansdown's head of equities Richard Hunter, focus on the board’s intention to pursue a ‘positive dividend policy’ in the coming years. 

Neil Woodford: AstraZeneca can increase revenues by 75 per cent in the next decade

Neil Woodford: AstraZeneca can increase revenues by 75 per cent in the next decade

18 Nov 2014

High profile fund manager Neil Woodford, whose CF Woodford Equity Income fund is the top performer out of 88 funds in the IMA UK Equity Income sector since launch in June, believes that AstraZeneca, the largest holding in his £3.3 billion fund, can substantially grow revenue over the next decade. 

City of London's Job Curtis: Investors don't have to worry about Shell, despite the oil price fall

City of London's Job Curtis: Investors don't have to worry about Shell, despite the oil price fall

17 Nov 2014

Job Curtis, manager of the £1.2 billion City of London Investment Trust (LON: CTY), has told What Investment that he won’t be selling any of his holding in oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, despite the fall in the oil price.

Hargreaves Lansdown: The negatives outweigh the positives for Sainsbury's shares

Hargreaves Lansdown: The negatives outweigh the positives for Sainsbury's shares

12 Nov 2014

This morning’s announcement by supermarket group Sainsbury's (LON:SBRY) that new store openings will be cancelled and sales in the past six months are down 2.1 per cent means that the bad news materially outweighs the good for Sainsbury's shareholders, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Vodafone shares a 'buy' following latest results

Hargreaves Lansdown: Vodafone shares a 'buy' following latest results

11 Nov 2014

The outlook for telecommunications company Vodafone ‘is the most positive it has been for years’, following its latest results announcement, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Neil Woodford: Why I've been buying more Rolls-Royce shares, despite the bad news

Neil Woodford: Why I've been buying more Rolls-Royce shares, despite the bad news

10 Nov 2014

Despite the share price declining in the wake of a profit warning, Neil Woodford has confirmed that he has recently been ‘taking advantage’ of the weakness in the Rolls-Royce share price by increasing his holding in the company. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Morrisons shares still a 'sell', even though news is positive

Hargreaves Lansdown: Morrisons shares still a 'sell', even though news is positive

6 Nov 2014

Shares in supermarket group Morrisons (LON:MRW) remain a 'sell' despite the stock rallying in the wake of a more positive than expected sales update from the company this morning.

Baillie Gifford: Ocado shares are a ‘fantastic long-term prospect’

Baillie Gifford: Ocado shares are a ‘fantastic long-term prospect’

5 Nov 2014

The recent negativity towards shares in online grocery firm Ocado (LON:OCDO) shows that the market is ‘missing a trick’, according to John MacDougall, manager of the Baillie Gifford Global Discovery fund.

Barclays shares 'have plenty of capital appreciation to come' following latest results 

Barclays shares 'have plenty of capital appreciation to come' following latest results 

30 Oct 2014

The latest results from banking giant Barclays (LON:BARC) announced this morning confirm that there should be a lot of ‘capital appreciation’ to come from the share price, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

Lloyds Banking Group shareholders can expect 'a small dividend' in 2015

Lloyds Banking Group shareholders can expect 'a small dividend' in 2015

28 Oct 2014

Investors in Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY) can look forward to the company paying a dividend in 2015, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: investors should be cautious on BP, despite attractive dividend

Hargreaves Lansdown: investors should be cautious on BP, despite attractive dividend

28 Oct 2014

Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, believes that the declining oil price, strife in Russia and the continued fall-out from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill mean that investors should be cautious on oil giant BP (LON:BP), despite the dividend. 

TSB shares 'a considerably worse investment now than when the company floated'

TSB shares 'a considerably worse investment now than when the company floated'

24 Oct 2014

The latest results from TSB (LON:TSB), the bank that floated in June, make the shares a worse investment now than at the time of their IPO, according to Old Mutual Global Investors banking analyst Rob James.

Richard Buxton: Tesco shares could be the M&S of the next 15 years

Richard Buxton: Tesco shares could be the M&S of the next 15 years

24 Oct 2014

Investors are ‘still in the dark’ regarding the future direction of Tesco (LON:TSCO), and until that changes it is hard to conceive of a reason to invest in the stock, believes Richard Buxton, manager of the £1.4 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha fund. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a definite sell following latest results 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a definite sell following latest results 

23 Oct 2014

The announcement this morning that Tesco (LON:TSCO) has had to revise upwards its estimate of the level at which profits were overstated in previous years, coupled with the announcement of a steep fall in sales and profits, make Tesco shares a definite sell, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Alex Wright: The stocks I've added, and those I've sold, for the Fidelity Special Situations fund

Alex Wright: The stocks I've added, and those I've sold, for the Fidelity Special Situations fund

21 Oct 2014

Alex Wright, manager of the £2.7 billion Fidelity Special Situations fund alongside the Fidelity Special Values Investment Trust and the Fidelity UK Smaller Companies fund, has outlined for What Investment readers the stocks he has been buying and selling for the Special Situations fund. 

JP Morgan: the best FTSE 250 stocks for investors today

JP Morgan: the best FTSE 250 stocks for investors today

21 Oct 2014

Georgina Brittain, manager of the JP Morgan Mid Cap Investment Trust, which has returned 58 per cent in the two years since she became co-manager (compared with 29 per cent for the average fund in the AIC UK All Companies sector), has described for What Investment readers some of the best stocks she is currently invested in on the FTSE 250 index.