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Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Peter Erskine, the chairman of gaming company Ladbrokes, on Friday lifted his holding in the bookmaker one day after it pulled out of its operations in Canada following tighter regulations on UK licensing of international activities.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Shore Capital may downgrade Tesco's financials further after the struggling supermarket failed to give any profit guidance in its first half results this week.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Shore Capital is putting its 'buy' advice on C&C under review after the Irish drinks group said it was in talks about a possible counter-bid for Spirit Pub Company.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Fixed-line telecom stocks were the worst performers in London on Friday as broker downgrades weighed on heavyweight constituents BT Group and Talktalk.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Investec has repeated its 'buy' recommendation for TSB after a decent third quarter from the challenger bank, with the broker reiterating its excitement about prospects for "mortgage-led growth" in 2015.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Recent falls in the share price of Royal Dutch Shell mean that the oil major is now worth a 'buy', according to UBS which removed its 'neutral' rating on the stock on Friday.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Recent falls in the share price of Royal Dutch Shell mean that the oil major is now worth a 'buy', according to UBS which removed its 'neutral' rating on the stock on Friday.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
African Barrick Gold: JP Morgan moves target price from 300p to 310p maintaining its overweight rating. Canaccord Genuity reduces target price from 330p to 275p keeping a buy recommendation. Numis moves target price from 270p to 280p and leaves its buy recommendation unaltered.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
A second-quarter update from pet shop chain Pets at Home was received well by the market on Friday, though analysts at Oriel Securities kept a 'reduce' rating on the stock, recommending investors to "sell into any strength".
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Let's play a game, 'name that company'. It made £112m of pre-tax profit at the half stage of the year on £34bn of revenue. On top of that, sales have been on the decline everywhere over the last 18 months. Who done it? You guessed it, Tesco. More importantly, to put it simply, price charts can be misleading. So despite the sharp falls in the stock price buyers should beware. In fact, the current share price, at 174p, is roughly discounting earnings per share of 15.8p, if one takes into account that Tesco has historically traded at a price-to-earnings multiple of 11.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Two senior Bioventix directors have sold shares in the antibody development group in order to meet investor demand, it said on Thursday.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
There was a wide range of analyst reaction after Tesco unveiled interim results, with one commentator saying they contained "the worst performance in 40 years" as profit before tax bombed 92% to £112m and UK trading profits shrank 56%.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Shore Capital is reviewing its advice to investors to buy Premier Foods shares after the Mr Kipling and Ambrosia rice group warned the City to expect profits at the lower end of hopes.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Friday is set to be a quieter session in terms of company news - following a hectic morning on Thursday with results from a number of blue chips - though third-quarter numbers from pharmaceutical group Shire will likely be closely watched following the recent failed $54bn takeover by US rival Abbvie.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
International airline carrier IAG is the most attractive play on business model 'convergence' in its sector Credit Suisse wrote on Thursday.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Tesco's highly-anticipated first-half results delivered a blow to the UK supermarket sector on Thursday despite profits coming in ahead of expectations, as analysts raised concerns about the struggles facing its new boss as he attempts to turn the business around.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Reported revenues at British American Tobacco dropped by 9.6% over the first nine months of the year as the value of sales was hit by a strong pound and volumes dropped 3%. That should however have already been known to the market. What may not have been accounted for yet and which would explain yesterday's drop in the share price is that in the third quarter the declines accelerated. The firm does not provide quarterly figures so you need to do the maths yourself. It would seem that as competition stiffens the pressure on consumer spending is leading some smokers to downshift or go for smuggled products. Also pressuring the group's results were weak trading in Russia and high comparators in Brazil. Furthermore, price increases in Australia and Malaysia had to be reversed. However, despite the slowdown in consumer spending around the globe the company's dividend yield is attractive, so 'hold', Tempus says.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Investec hailed Thursday's announcement by mining group Rio Tinto that it has decided to extend the tenure of its chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO), saying it provides certainty for shareholders.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Investors of Foxtons shouldn't be deterred by a profit warning from the estate agency group, says Numis Securities, which maintained its 'buy' rating after a sell-off in the shares on Thursday.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Tullow Oil's share price dropped sharply on Thursday after the company reported a mixed exploration and appraisal update on Kenyan operations, though analysts at Westhouse Securities recommend investors to use this weakness as a buying opportunity.
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