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HSBC confirms it will keep its headquarters in the UK

15 February 2016

HSBC has confirmed that it is to stay in the UK following a lengthy review of where best to locate its headquarters. The board’s decision was unanimous, the bank said in a statement. On Monday, following the announcement, HSBC’s shares had moved 1%, or 5.45p higher to 445.85p by 08:54am. In the wake of tighter […]

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Dividend delights: 3 shares set to deliver sustainable income

12 February 2016

Investors relying on equities for income have been hit by stockmarket turbulences but there are still companies you can rely on.   The search for income had been increasingly difficult for investors over the past couple of years and they have found a home in the stockmarket but the sell-off in global markets, particularly in […]

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Rolls Royce slashes divi by half but now is the time to buy

12 February 2016

Rolls Royce has slashed its dividend but experts argue that now could be the best time to buy.   Final results announced by Rolls Royce showed profits fell 12% to £1.4 billion in 2015 from £1.6 billion the year before. It also cut its dividend by half but despite the news shares jumped 14% this […]

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Broker view: Why Rio Tinto shares are a ‘buy’ despite the group enduring a full year loss of $866m

11 February 2016

As Rio Tinto reports its full year results, and a loss of $866m, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is still calling its shares a ‘buy’… Dire conditions on the commodity markets have led Rio Tinto to report a full year loss of $866m from a profit of $6.5bn […]

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Broker view: Six funds for your Isa

10 February 2016

Andy Parsons, head of investment research at The Share Centre, outlines six funds for investors to consider this ISA season… AXA Framlington Biotech fund For those investors seeking a very specific sectorial investment, the AXA Framlington Biotech fund may be worth consideration. Demographically, the world is continually changing, and emerging economies now need to tackle […]

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Profit boost for ARM Holdings despite smartphone slowdown

10 February 2016

As ARM Holdings reports its full year results Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… British chip designer ARM Holdings has beaten a global dip in smartphone sales as it reports a 17% rise in fourth quarter profit. This has been led by high demand for its […]

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Randgold Resources shares tipped as a ‘buy’ as group enjoys hike in sales despite lower bullion prices

8 February 2016

Miner Randgold Resources has reported that sales have risen over the fourth quarter, despite lower gold prices hitting profits. The group’s chief executive Mark Bristow described 2015 as one of the best years in the company’s history as it faced down the challenges surrounding the embattled gold mining industry to post performance improvements and advances […]

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“Good quality defensive firms offer opportunities for positive returns”

8 February 2016

David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range explains why there is still quality to be found in defensive stocks… It has been a difficult start to 2016 with most equity indices giving negative returns. In fact, markets peaked last April and on a number of measures, many have entered ‘bear market’ territory. The same […]

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BG posts solid final results ahead of Shell takeover

5 February 2016

Oil and gas firm BG Group has reported profit declines ahead of the Royal Dutch Shell takeover.   BG Group has reported for the final time before it is taken over by the oil giant Shell. It reported earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) from its upstream operations was £4.2 billion, down 35% […]

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3 stocks that will benefit from Valentine’s Day

5 February 2016

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and consumers are set to splash out £86 million on gifts; here are the stocks that will profit from romance.   According to dating website eHarmony.co.uk an estimated £86 million will be spent on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day, and is being dubbed ‘Red Saturday’ in the style of […]

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