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Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
There are far too many sources of uncertainty around integrated energy company Centrica right now. The company's businesses have been hit by warm weather and declining oil and gas prices. An improvement can be expected next year, but it will be largely offset by a change in the tax regime governing its upstream activities. The firm not only seeks gas in the North Sea, it also provides electricity to its customers and services the boilers.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
Broker Liberum has lifted its target price for budget airline Easyjet from 1,650p to 1,725p and repeated its 'buy' recommendation, hailing the company's efforts to adapt to an "inflationary world".
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
Broker Liberum has lifted its target price for budget airline Easyjet from 1,650p to 1,725p and repeated its 'buy' recommendation, hailing the company's effort to adapt to an "inflationary world".
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
Westhouse Securities has called for investors in the oil and gas sector to be a "bit more patient" with oil prices currently rumbling along at multi-year lows, as it highlighted buying opportunities in the sector.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
Credit Suisse has lowered its rating for UK outsourcing group Serco from 'neutral' to 'underperform' and more than halved its target price for the stock, saying that the shares are "too expensive".
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
Afren: Westhouse cuts target price from 110p to 90p and retains its 'neutral' rating.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
Change is good, but not quite what UK MPs have in mind. Their vote in favour of ending the so-called 'beer-tie' is a great idea. In effect, it will allow large pub operators to purchase their beer from wherever they like, instead of being forced to buy it from the likes of Enterprise Inns or Punch Taverns from which they let their properties.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi will speak in Frankfurt on Friday after saying he was open to government bond-buying to boost the weak Eurozone economy.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
Since falling below 40p in the height of the financial crisis, shares in Hutchison China MediTech (Hutchison Chi-Med) have climbed and climbed and climbed more than 3,000% but executive chairman Simon To seems to believe they can ascend yet higher.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
UK-listed mining stocks were bearing the brunt of the selling pressure on Thursday as disappointing economic data from across the globe - China in particular - hit market sentiment.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
Numis Securities is staying upbeat on Mothercare's prospects after the baby goods retailer said its lacklustre UK business was showing signs of improvement.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
First-half results from Johnson Matthey came in well ahead of consensus estimates and should reassure investors who were worrying about full-year forecasts, according to broker Liberum.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
Engineering support services group Babcock International's interims were "very solid", Investec analyst John Lawson said in a research note on Thursday.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
Engineering support services group Babcock International's interims were "very solid", Investec analyst John Lawson wrote in a research note e-mailed to clients on Thursday.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
Credit Suisse believes property investment and development company Great Portland Estates is set to outperform its peer group over the next twelve months. Hence its decision to initiate coverage of the stock with an 'outperform' recommendation.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
AGA Rangemaster: N+1 Singer cuts target price from 200p to 165p and stays with its 'buy' recommendation.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2014
Investors will on Thursday be closely watching the release of US data on inflation, weekly jobless claims, home sales and manufacturing to assess the health of the world's biggest economy.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2014
With share in his company down 44% from this year's earlier all-time high of 715p, UK Mail chief executive Guy Buswell has bagged a sackful of shares the day after the company hiked its dividend.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2014
Royal Mail smashed forecasts with first-half profits, but analysts labelled the interim report as a "mixed bag", with shares dropping sharply on the back of competition concerns.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2014
A slump in the share price of Royal Mail dragged the industrial transportation sector firmly into the red on Wednesday, as the postal service group underwhelmed with its interim reports.
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