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Broker view – why shares in Next are a ‘hold’

24 March 2016

As Next reports its full year results Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is calling the shares a ‘hold’… Next shares opened down by 7% this morning as it reported full year revenues of £4.1bn, up 3% but slightly short of consensus expectations. It was disappointing to see sales […]

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Stock and fund tips for building your child’s Junior ISA

24 March 2016

For those looking to spice up their child’s junior ISA portfolio one broker is tipping utility group National Grid and household firms company Reckitt Benckiser as ideal stocks to add. Saving into a stocks and shares Junior ISA, or JISA, is a decent way to build up a nest egg. You can invest up to […]

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Shares in Next take a dive as the retailer announces its full-year results

24 March 2016

Shares in Next tumbled in early trading on Thursday after the retailer reported that its annual pre-tax profits had risen to £836.1m. Its latest results are up from £794.8m year earlier. In the year to 30 January, sales for Next Directory, its online and catalogue business, increased by 8% and Next Retail by 1%.  Total […]

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Broker view: Why shares in BT are a ‘buy’

21 March 2016

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is backing shares in BT… In its most recent trading update, telecommunications powerhouse BT said that trading was strong, and had been so for a considerable time. The acquisition of mobile network EE will enable the group to offer the ‘quad-play’ of fixed […]

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Broker view – why shares in FTSE AIM 100 listed Earthport are a ‘hold’

21 March 2016

As FTSE AIM 100 listed group Earthport reports interim results Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is calling the firm’s shares a ‘hold’… In its unaudited interim results reported this morning, financial services group Earthport said revenues rose 17.6% to £10.6m, even though it was impacted by restructuring initiatives. […]

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Twitter at 10 – is the social media giant a good investment?

21 March 2016

As Twitter marks its 10th anniversary, Mark Hawtin, investment director and technology equity specialist at GAM believes while the success of the group as a media asset is clear, as an investment, the story is less cut and dry, he explains why… With over 13bn registered users and 100m logins daily, Twitter has changed the […]

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Berkeley a ‘buy’ as strong housing market keeps it on track

18 March 2016

A strong property market means housebuilder Berkeley expects its full year results to be at the top end of expectations.   The company expects to deliver £2 billion of profits over the next three years and to pay a 100p dividend in September, as its Q3 trading update shows it’s on track to meet expectations. […]

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How to invest in stocks and shares for the first time

18 March 2016

Tipping your toe into the world of stocks and shares can be daunting; here’s four things you need to look out for when investing for the first time.   The Share Centre head of investment research Andy Parsons said everyone, bar those who are set to inherit a fortune, has to make their money work […]

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Broker view: Why shares in insurer Prudential are a ‘buy’

14 March 2016

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is tipping insurer Prudential as his share of the week… Life insurer Prudential reported its full year 2015 results last week, which were welcomed by the market as group operating profits climbed by 22% to £4bn. Key business units performed well with its […]

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Five ‘hidden gem’ fund tips for your investment ISA

14 March 2016

Despite the thousands of funds available to UK ISA investors, many people are tempted to go with high profile names when choosing where to invest their money. However, that can mean overlooking some lesser known but equally good, funds and fund managers. Investment analyst FundCalibre has identified five hidden gems, which make its Elite Rated […]

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