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Vodafone shares are a ‘buy’ as the group reports yet another quarter of growth

4 February 2016

As Vodafone delivers its third quarter trading update, two brokers explain what it means for investors… Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre comments: Vodafone’s third quarter results today were reassuring for investors and they confirmed the improvement in its European markets seen earlier in the year. Overall revenues rose 2.6% to £10.3bn […]

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Four AIM stock tips for intrepid investors to consider for their ISA

4 February 2016

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, picks four AIM stocks adventurous investors could consider for their ISA… Finsbury Food is the producer of a wide range of baked goods for supermarkets, wholesalers, caterers and restaurants. This diversity reduces the risk level and gives the company exposure to potential growth in a number […]

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Royal Dutch Shell annual profits collapse by 80% on the back of falling oil prices

4 February 2016

Royal Dutch Shell has reported a steep fall in earnings and that it is to axe a substantial 10,000 jobs as falling oil prices continue to bite. On Thursday, the oil major confirmed in its results that over the fourth quarter, earnings on a current cost of supplies basis,  were $1.8bn compared with $4.2bn for […]

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Broker view: Severn Trent recommended as a “hold” on trading update

3 February 2016

As Severn Trent reports a Q3 trading update, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, utility company Severn Trent reiterated guidance for the year and said that trading was in line with expectations. This news will not come as any surprise to investors as the […]

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

1 February 2016

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at stockbroker The Share Centre, explains why he is backing shares in Sky… It was a busy week for Sky last week as the company announced in its first half results that it had started the year with good momentum. Operating profit was up by 12% at £747m, which investors […]

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“Technology investing is changing to capture the next growth phase”

1 February 2016

Investing in technology no longer means finding the next Facebook while its founder is still working in a garage and wearing tracksuit bottoms writes Mindful Money columnist and managing director of Chelsea Financial Services Darius McDermott… Industries including healthcare, energy and manufacturing are delivering the next wave of digital disruption As with the more ‘traditional’ […]

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BT shares are a ‘buy’ as the group reports “stand-out” quarterly results

1 February 2016

Shares in BT rose 3% in early trading as the telecommunications giant announced “stand-out” quarterly results. On Monday the group reported that during the three months to 31 December, profit before tax rose 24% to £862m while revenues increased by 3% to £4.59bn. BT has described the numbers as ‘its best result in seven years’ […]

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Barclays to pay $70m fine over ‘dark pool’ trading operation

1 February 2016

Barclays is to be hit with a $70m fine for misleading investors in regards to it US “dark pool” trading arm, the New York Attorney General’s office has said. According to BBC News the bank did not make it clear to its customers that predatory high-frequency traders were using the platform. Dark pools are essentially […]

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Sky a ‘buy’ after strong Q2 results

29 January 2016

Broadcaster Sky has announced better than expected profits, leading analysts to predict the share price could begin to rise again.   In its second quarter results, Sky reported that operating profit was up 12% to £747 million and revenue was up 5% to £5.718 million. A total of 337,000 new customers joined the Sky service […]

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“Will the recent market volatility impact the rest of 2016?”

28 January 2016

Adam Ryan manager of the BlackRock Income Strategies Trust outlines his thoughts on the recent market volatility, and looks at what might happen over the rest of 2016… Most of us start the New Year with the best of intentions: a new exercise regime, a ‘dry’ January, a promise to sort out the pile of […]

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