Sunday, May 30

Share Tips from Sunday Newspapers

Stock Market - Sunday Newspaper Share Tips

For Investors Chronicle share tips see - stocks and shares

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips

Buy Aviva at 319.9p
Buy Electrocomponents at 213.7p

Comment:

Ryanair's full-year profits about to get a sharp upgrade

Fears for BP share price after leak top fill failure

Euro Disney hit by growing debt fear

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Midas Share Tips


Dogs portfolio includes 3 newcomers: Aviva, British Land, Vodafone

Comment:

European Commission to deploy mystery shoppers to check on banks to discover how they threat their customers

Retailers looking for boost from World Cup

Innocent's healthy growth cuts losses

Marc Bolland has a tough job at Marks & Spencer

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Spanish banks face major test of market confidence as they hve to find €46 bn in new debt financing

Ryanair annual profits take off

SATURDAY NEWSPAPERS

FINANCIAL TIMES

Speculation a predator is interested in Premier Oil's North Sea portfolio

Berkeley Mineral Resources expected to secure waste processing rights at Kabwe mine in Zambia

Gulf of Mexico - long shadow over BP's future

TIMES

Tiddler to watch
- Stadium Group rose 8p to 63p after saying it was in talks that may lead its plastics division being sold off. Expect an update soon. Last month they issued a positive trading report, saying customer demand is ahead of last year.

Think unconventional to survive (National Grid, Vodafone, British Land BAT, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Sainsbury and Centrica all have dividend yields over 5%)

THE INDEPENDENT

Derek Pain: Avon Rubber underpriced and worth a second look

DAILY MAIL

Talk Talk up on vague takeover talk talk

DAILY EXPRESS

SIG in from the cold on bid hopes

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Saturday, May 29

BP Top Kill Fails to Stop Oil Spill

Stock Market - BP Top Kill Fails to Stop Oil Spill

BP has stated that the "top kill" manoeuvre to try and stop the oil spill leaking into the ocean from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico has failed. Oil expert T Boone Pickens actually said on Friday on CNBC that it would fail, unless BP got extraordinarily lucky. According to T Boone Pickens the only way to end this sorry saga is by drilling a second well, which BP is already doing it is believed, but that this will take until August to complete.

BP have said "We have not been able to stop the flow. We have made the decision to move on to the next option."

That next option is the so-called "lower marine riser package cap", that captures oil from the well rather than trying to seal it. This will take at least four days to show results.

U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Mary Landry, who was with the BP representative Suttles, said the news that the top kill had failed was disappointing and that the best option was the relief well which BP says will take two months.

The top kill maneuver involved pumping heavy mud into the well shaft to stop the flow, then seal it with cement. But it had never been attempted at this depth before.

The failure is another blow to BP's reputation and profits. They have spent $940 million so far.

It is also of course a blow to everyone living around the Gulf of Mexico and the rest of the world, especially given that this looks set to continue for a while yet. The oil spill live video feed is not a pretty sight.

BP Stock Price Chart


BP is also being taken to court being accused of deliberate recklnessness by a pension fund in the UK they claim that "that BP knowingly, or with deliberate recklessness, failed to properly maintain, operate, inspect and monitor its pipelines at Prudhoe Bay (Alaska). ... BP had received repeated warnings from multiple sources and knew that its pipelines were severely corroded, repeatedly cut corrosion-inhibiting maintenance in order to reduce costs and improve profits, and failed for more than 14 years to inspect the inside of the pipelines with an in-line inspection tool that would have precisely identified the level and location of the corrosion."

So it looks like more trouble ahead for BP and more pollution for the rest of us.

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Friday, May 28

Newspaper Share Tips May28

Stocks and Shares - Newspaper Share Tips

INVESTORS CHRONICLE

Share Tips

Sell Barratt Developments at 105.60p
Buy Holidaybreak at 285p
Buy Bowleven at 104.75p
Buy Hansen Transmissions at 88.30p
Buy Foresight Planned Exit VCT at 100p

Updates:

Buy Morson -- Xcite Energy -- Pace -- New Britain Palm Oil -- Invensys

Anite fairly priced

Company Results:

Buy Grainger -- Great Portland -- Renovo (spec) -- Cranswick -- United Utilities -- National Grid -- Impax Asset Management -- Immupharma -- Marks & Spencer -- Petroneft -- Pennon -- Homeserve -- Dairy Crest -- C&W Worldwide -- Romag -- Clyde Process Solutions -- Entertainment One

Sell Chloride -- British Airways -- C&C Group


THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Hold Tate & Lyle at 415.5p until strategy becomes clearer
JJB Sports a buy for flag wavers -
Buy London and Stamford - one of the rare property companies that has benefited from the downturn

Comment

Deal of the day: William Morrison

Tiddler to watch - i-Design - Shares surged 22%, after its first contract in the US. They sell advertising space on ATMs and the deal with Cardtronics lets it sell third-party ads. on 2,200 machines in the USA and 800 in the UK. The deal extends the reach of its atm estate by 53%

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Hold Tate & Lyle at 415.3p
Buy Antofagasta at 895.5p - good long-term bet, fundamentals are sound

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Share Tips


Hold Man Group
Buy Cable & Wireless double act
Buy JJB Sports

DAILY EXPRESS

Rotala firm of acquisition talk

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Thursday, May 27

Newspaper and Magazine Share Tips

Online Stock Trading - Newspaper Share Tips

SHARES MAGAZINE

Share Tips


Buy Lombard Medical Technologies at 1.02p

Updates:

Buy Vectura -- Education Development -- BSS

Fund Managers' Top Picks:

Bovis Homes -- CSF -- CPP -- Hutchison China Meditech -- Emis -- Hikma Pharma -- Spectris -- Vedanta Resources -- Supergroup -- Tullow Oil.

FINANCIAL TIMES

Burberry conspicuous consumption alive and kicking in the age of austerity

EU bank levy is more of bank bashing than reducing risk

Vodafone rises on prospects of French and Chinese sales

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Pass on C&W Worldwide
There should be better times to buy Hogg Robinson
Buy Brewin Dolphin

Comment

Deal of the day: Bglobal

Tiddler to watch - Collabi

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Buy Centamin Egypt
Buy Domino's Pizza

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Share Tips


Hogg Robinson a speculative buy
Hold Shaftesbury
Buy Chrysalis

DAILY EXPRESS

Sylvania Resources rises new bid speculation


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Wednesday, May 26

Newspaper Share Tips May26

Newspaper Share Tips - Wednesday May 26


FINANCIAL TIMES
30% discount does not make buying BP a 'slam dunk'

Stanelco overshadowed by £3.5 M fundraising rumours

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Buy C&C Group at 3.21 euros
De La Rue: better value elsewhere at 893p
Hold HSBC Infrastructure at 115p

Comment:

Deal of the day: Burberry

Tiddler to watch - Media Corp at 2.15p - ( gaming and advertising) solid first-half results are expected, with revenue and profits up by more than 400%. They recently acquired online gaming Purple Lounge, and its Gambling.com site is back to No 1 in Google’s search rankings [that would depend a lot on what search term you use ! Ed.]

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Stock Picks


Buy HSBC Infrastructure Fund at 115p
Buy CVS Group at 162p

Comment:

Informa set for promotion to FTSE 100

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Share Tips


Hold Homeserve
Buy BSS Group
Avoid Torotrak

THE GUARDIAN

Renewed talk that Drax could be a target for Centrica

DAILY MAIL

Electra Private Equity shares buck the gloom

Exit from the Euro is not a soft option.

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Tuesday, May 25

Newspaper Stocks to Buy Tips

Which Stocks to Buy Now?


Stock markets have been sliding again with the FTSE down 128 at 4941 the CAC down 110 at 3322 and the DAX down 147 at 5659. The excuse this time is Spain being told to tighten its belt by the IMF but markets have a life of their own and often react without rhyme or reason which is why somepeople prefer to use stock charts rather than fundamentals to make their stock trading decisions - for more info. for beginners on what signs to look for see - buy stocks online

NEWSPAPER STOCK PICKS TUESDAY

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips

Hold Cranswick at 827p
Not too late to buy Elementis at 66.25p even though it could be vulnerable to a double dip recession
Buy Morson on weakness at 97.5p

Comment:

Fiberweb up on talk that Peter Gyllenhammar is stakebuilding

Deal of the day: Inland

Tiddler to watch - ValiRx - 0.45p - cancer diagnostics, have done deal to sell a self-testing kit for chlamydia in UK and Ireland, for use at home or STD clinics.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips

Buy BlueCrest AllBlue fund at 163p - for investors wanting a speculative way to play market volatility

Buy Cranswick at 827p - stocks first recommended at 600p on January 25 last year


Ccomment:

Fears that BP oil spill could impact BHP Billiton Petroleum

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Stock Picks


Buy Invensys
Buy Elementis
Hold Mulberry

DAILY MAIL

Imperial Tobacco lifted by talk of disposal

DAILY EXPRESS

Capita hit by government's £6 bn spending cuts

Informa up on hopes of earnings upgrade

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Monday, May 24

BP Share Price Time to Buy?

Stocks and Shares - Is it Time to Buy BP Stock ?


UPDATE 5 : July 12 - To see the Gulf oil spill webcam click here oil spill live video feed BP seems to be saying things are going better but of course BP has said lots of stuff over the last few months so I take little notice of what BP says. The share price ha recovered from 300p to 390p which is a nice bounce for anyone long BP but it's still way below the 200 day moving average (see below)and there's stil plenty of room for thing to get worse, so still only for gamblers IMHO.

UPDATE 4 : [June 8] The top kill was not successful - but the capping operation has met with a degree of success - BP are quoting various figures for how much oil they are recovering from their oil spill, but given we don't know how much oil is leaking from the spill whether the leak has increased as a result of shearing the pipe, we don't really know the significance of the figures BP are quoting. People still say the only solution is a second well which is being drilled at the moment, which was initially beng quoted as taking until August to complete, but now people are starting to talk of 'some time in the autumn'. Obama has however said that if Tony Hayward had been in his government he would have sacked him for his remarks on wanting to get his life back!
The BP share has had a bit of a pop today (Friday 28 May) but still too early to buy IMHO

UPDATE 3 : The BP share price slumped 13% today June 1 - and the price is stil way below the 200 day moving average - so still too early to be buying IMHO except for gamblers]

2 month BP stock chart



The oil spill is a horrendous tragedy and time alone will tell just how bad it gets. But have BP stocks fallen far enough ? Is it time to buy BP stocks yet ? OR is it better to wait until they finally manage to plug the oil well and clear up the mess they have caused ? Well here are a couple of BP Stock charts to consider.  For the live BP price in the USA type in BP into the window top left.

The 10 Year Chart with the 200 day moving average


and the 2 Year chart with the 200 day moving average



The price is certainly falling fast but it's still nowhere near the 380p we saw back in 2008. Personally I would wait for it to fight its way back over the 200 day moving average but braver souls might take a punt before then but personally I like Warren Buffett 's idea of "shooting fish in a barrel, when the water has run out"

BP still hasn't plugged the leak and the costs and damage just keep mounting - their latest attempt will be to top fill the pipe with cement and the like on Wednesday morning which they say has around a 65% chance of working. So let us hope that they get it right this time as the oil spill is frighteningly large and getting larger !

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Sunday, May 23

Sunday Newspaper Share Tips May23

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THE TIMES

Tempus

HSBC and Standard Chartered are well capitalised and should emerge better from the implementation of Basel III and other changes.

They are not cheap. But Standard Chartered, in particular, a play on emerging markets, looks affordable compared with the ratings of Chinese and Indian banks

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Buy Temple Emerging markets Investment Trust at 508.5p
Buy JP Morgan Indian Investment Trust at 381.9p

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Midas Share Tips


Sit tight on Prudential's £14.5 billion cash call

Update:

Hold or buy Portmeirion

Andy Brough - Cash back card is a master stroke for Telecom Plus

Comment:

Sales soar at bid target Chloride

INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

SFO launches investigation into E-Clear

Is the housing market set for a fire sale?

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Friday, May 21

Investors Chronicle Stocks Shares Tips

Online Stock Trading Investors Chronicle Share Tips


Check out the newspaper share tips - lots of people who trade stocks online use newspapers and magazines as first port of call to give them ideas for their research to give them ideas if they decide to buy stocks online
INVESTORS CHRONICLE

Share Tips of the week:

Buy Braemar Shipping Services at 480p
Buy Vertu Motors at 37p
Buy SmartFocus at 126p
Buy Scottish Mortgage at 594p

Sell Cohort at 108p
Companies with potential to be 10-baggers

MDM Engineering -- Firestone Diamonds -- Faroe Petroleum -- Falklands Oil & Gas -- Ocean Power Technologies -- Monitise -- SeaEnergy -- Asterand

Updates:

Buy Biocompatibles -- Conygar Investment -- Kier -- Trinity Mirror

Sell SIG -- ProStrakan

Company Results:

Buy Igas Energy -- Lonrho -- Mitie Group -- Griffin Mining -- Scottish & Southern Energy -- Tanzaniten One

Sell SSL International -- Carluccio's -- Yell Group.

FINANCIAL TIMES

Specualtion of Aquarius Platinum bid around Sylvania Resources

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Buy Booker
Take some profits at Rotork
Buy Cape on weakness

Comment:

Bet of the day: London Stock Exchange

Tiddler to watch - Wood Speen

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Stock Pisks


National Grid take up rights
Buy Cape

Comment:

Shareholders should back National Grid

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Share Tips


Buy Investec
Buy Great Portland
Buy Cape

Outlook:

Dumping HIPS won't help housing market [Rubbish - Ed. (a home owner)]

DAILY MAIL

Rumours that Infosys Technologies have Logica on their shopping list


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Thursday, May 20

Staples Post Better Results

Online Stock TradingStaples Results Good


Staples, makers of various office supplies and amongst other things cross cut shredders, reported a better Q1 than analysts expected today.


Sales to May 1, rose 5.2% to $6.1 billion, from $5.8 billion. Earnings at Staples (SPLS ) rose 32% to $188.8 million, or 26 cents per share, from $143 milliona year ago.

Staples CEO Ron Sargent said “Our first quarter performance was strong across the board” .

North American retail and international segments had the largest sales gains, with increases of 6%.

For the future Staples said it expects a modest economic recovery in 2010, with Q2 sales increasing in the low single-digits on a year-over-year basis and earnings between 16 cents and 18 cents per share, and between 18 cents per share and 20 cents per share, on an adjusted basis.

For the full year Staples expects of between $1.20 per share and $1.28 per share. On an adjusted basis it expects earnings between $1.25 per share and $1.33 per share. Wall Street is expecting $1.33 per share.

I would think that with identity theft on the increase people would be rushing out to buy all sorts of shredders to destroy their documents before dumping them in the trash, dumpster diving is apparently a v ery popular activity in some neighborhoods, so it reallt does make sense to slice and dice any documents that may contain personal details to prevent crooks getting hold of information from which they can make fraudulent credit cards and run up debts on your behalf.

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Wednesday, May 19

Stock Market Today No Shorts Please

Stock Market Today No More N*k*d Short Selling in Germany


On the stock market today n*k*d short selling raised its ugly head again. Those nasty Germans decided to ban it for European bonds, credit default swaps and ten of Germany’s biggest financial groups. Most people I have heard talking about this decision say it was either 'pathetic', 'useless', a 'waste of time' 'counter productive' 'stupid' 'populist' 'political' 'a decision taken by people who obviously don't have clue what they are doing' etc...

Worst of all, the Germans didn't tell the French what they were doing until 15 minutes before they did it ! Whatever happened to the 'entente cordiale' (if there ever was such a thing between the Germans and the French?) So Sarkozy is not too pleased with Ms Merkel to say the least. The French have said they have no intention of banning n*k*d short selling.

So why did the Germans do it ? My theory is that the Germans are getting Germany ready to pull out of the Euro, and are looking after Nummer Eins - but what the f do I know.

Meanwhile back on the markets - the FTSE closed down 149 at 5158 the CAC closed down 105 at 3511 the DAX closed down 167 at 5988 the DOW is down 111 the NASDAQ os down 28 and the S&P is down 11.

Angela Merkel says Europe is facing its greatest crisis in decades and says the euro may collapse.

Mining companies were hardest hit. Xstrata, ENRC, Rio Tinto, Kazakhmys and Antofagasta all fell 5% or more.

BHP Billiton said there may be a dividend cut in response to the Australian government's planned new tax on resource companies’ profits.

Oil explorer Rockhopper will know in 10-15 days how big its North Falkland Basin discovery is. Well 14/10-2 on the Sea Lion prospect has been drilled down 2,744m but had now been suspended for future testing. This is not as negative as it sounds apparently and those selling the stock are clueless say some.

FTSE 100 - Risers
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) 1,177.50p +0.38%
Everything else fell

FTSE 100 - Fallers
Xstrata -7.51%
Home Retail Group -7.36%
Kazakhmys -6.72%
Rio Tinto -6.68%
Petrofac Ltd. -6.58%
Eurasian Natural Resources -6.50%
Capital Shopping Centres Group -6.34%
Anglo American -6.17%
Antofagasta -6.16%
Vedanta Resources -6.10%


After the shock of Germany's announcement the euro fell then recovered on rumours that the ECB could take action to halt the euro's decline. but the ECB said nothing.

What Angela Merkel actually said - "Every one of us here can feel that the current crisis of the euro is the greatest challenge that Europe has faced for decades, since the signing of the Treaty of Rome. The euro is in danger ... If we don't deal with this danger, then the consequences for us in Europe are incalculable. If the euro fails, then Europe fails." Strong words, but you can't help but wonder why.

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Share Tips Wednesday Newspapers

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FINANCIAL TIMES

Rumours that Cobham could be a takeover target

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Hold Britvic at 458.75p
Pass on SSL International at 818.5p
Buy Paddy Power at 26 euros

Comment

Talk that Intermediate Capital will beat earnings expectations

Bet of the day: British Airways

Tiddler to watch - dot.Digital Group

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Buy SSL Inernational at 815.5p
Buy Britvic at 458.7p
Buy RM at 180.75p
Comment:

Talk that 3i Group may sell five portfolio companies

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Stock Picks


Avoid Drax Group
Buy SSL International
Buy Range Resources

DAILY MAIL

'Batman' shares (BATM) take a beating.

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Tuesday, May 18

Investors Chronicle & Newspaper Tips

Online Stock Trading - Investors Chronicle and Tuesday Newspaper Share Tips


INVESTORS CHRONICLE

Selected high-yielding shares

AstraZeneca -- Clarkson -- BP -- Go-Ahead Group -- Game Group -- Morgan Sindall -- Interserve -- Shell -- Paypoint -- Vodafone

Share Tips

Buy Provident Financial at 832.5p
Buy ETFS Short Industrial at 48.98 cents
Buy Altona Energy at 10.75p
Buy Murray Income at 832p

Sell PV Crystalox at 47p

Updates:

Buy Devro -- BG Group -- William Morrison -- Centrica -- Globo -- Equatorial Palm Oil Farms

Company Results:

Sell TUI Travel -- Lonmin -- Enterprise Inns

Buy Compass -- Babcock -- FirstGroup -- Fortune Oil -- Avon Rubber

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Hold Mitie Group
Buy ITE Group on weakness
Wait for better signs on occupancy before buying Big Yellow

Comment:

Bet of the day: oil price

Tiddler to watch - Chaarat Gold

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Stock PIcks


Prudential: take profits or sell
Buy RM Group

Comment:

UK is stuffed, but not as bad as Greece

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Share Tips


Hold ITE Group
Buy Kier
Buy SVG Capital

Comment:

Bargain hunters pin hopes on British Land

DAILY EXPRESS

Niche Group and Nationwide Accident up on acquisition hopes

Minoan Group raises £220,000 from a placing at 16p


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Sunday, May 16

Sunday Papers Share Tips

Online Stock Trading Sunday Newspaper Share Tips


SUNDAY TIMES

Mothercare shares are a good bet

Comment:

British Airways to post £600 M loss

Bankers plot guaranteed bonuses to avoid Budget tax

British Land expected to state bumper full-year results this week

Profits at Alliance Boots will shhot through the £1 bn barrier tomorrow

Briefing: Big Yellow

Sharewatch: Stobart Group

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Buy Tullett Prebon at 310.3p
Buy Vodafone at 134.5p

Comment

Vodafone to state 150% profits rise

Twitter's growth outpacing all others

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Bond returns best savings, but its a risk (Provident Financial, Tesco, Imperial Tobacco)

Comment:

Record losses at British Airways lead to survival fears
Vodafone profits from smartphone popularity
Gartmore hit as retail sales rise for rivals
Andy Hornby to state Boots is booming
PetroCapital expects substantial profit

SUNDAY EXPRESS

US plans to return General Motors to market
Vodafone's sales upwardly mobile

SATURDAY NEWSPAPERS

THE TIMES

Tiddler to watch
- Source BioScience


DAILY MAIL

Tullow Oil added to the Daily Mail buy list

Comment:

Renishaw tools up for growth

Talk of a downbeat circular on the way for Sports Direct

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Friday, May 14

Online Stock Trading Friday Tips

Online Stock Trading - Friday Newspaper Share Tips


Unfortunately no Investors Chronicle tips - but for Shares Magazine tips you can click here - Shares Magazine Tips

FINANCIAL TIMES

Sony pays price for backing wrong technologies

J Sainsbury in better shape but lagging behind its main rivals

Rumous that Gulf Keystone Petroleum management are meeting US investors

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Hold Old Mutual at 121p
Buy Euromoney on weakness at 568p
Tuck away Conygar at 116p

Comment

G4S up on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts bid rumours

Bet of the day: Vodafone

Tiddler to watch - Ilika

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Buy Petrofac at 1146p
Buy Cineworld at 185p

Comment:

Lansdowne Partners reduces short position in Prudential

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Share Tips


Buy Thomas Cook
Buy Trinity Mirror
Sell Keller Group

Comment:

Evolution's warning on Randgold Resources ignored by bulls

DAILY EXPRESS

Physiomics up on talk of a licensing deal with a major drugs company
NB : Before you go rushing off to fill your booties with PYC you may wish to read this RNS which came out around mid-day today (Friday)

"Physiomics plc
("Physiomics" or "the Company")
Recent Price Movements and Press Speculation

The directors of Physiomics note the recent price movements and press
speculation.

The directors can confirm that the only corporate deal of significance at
present is with an Indian Contract Research Organisation (the "ICRO"). It is intended that, if negotiations are successful, Physiomics and the ICRO will execute an agreement pursuant to which Physiomics will develop a predictive cancer model in association with ICRO. It is not anticipated that any revenue will be generated from the first stage of this deal but it may be that, if the first stage is successful, a further revenue generating commercial arrangement will be executed in the future between the parties.

A further announcement will be made in due course, if an agreement is executed. "

And here is a Physiomics intraday chart for good measure - buyer beware and all that



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Thursday, May 13

Online Stock Market Investing Game

Stocks and Shares - Online Stock Market Game


Ever thought you were a bit of a whiz when it comes to investing ? Then you should try your hand at the Daily Telegraph's latest stock market game - it's free and you can win cash prizes ! The Daily Telegraph is organizing its latest online fantasy stock market game in conjunction with J P Morgan - see here for more details Telegraph

When you sign up you are allocated 100,000 fantasy British pounds to invest (around $150,000) in various funds - so basically a risk-free way of testing your investing skills and maybe teaching you something about the stock market at the same time. Beginners may find it a good way to learn about investing without risking any money and before they actually buy stocks online for real.

The Telegraph has increased the stakes and amended the rules compared to last year. They have also added new prizes and new games.

The game involves picking investments from a selection of fund management companies, one of which is J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Total beginners to to stocks and shares and investing, can choose the ''Lucky Dip'' option which will create a balanced portfolio to start with which can then be changed as you gain more knowledge. You can also refer friends to take part in the game and your name will be entered into a cash prize draw.

Like in other fantasy games you can create a mini league and compete against other teams.  You may also find it useful to understand something about stock market charts for beginners

The prizes amount to £50,000 but no doubt this amount will be spread over several winners and several months.

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Shares Magazine Stocks Shares Tips

Stocks and Shares - Shares Magazine and Newspaper Tips May13


SHARES MAGAZINE

Share Tips

Buy Hydrogen at 125.5p
Societe Generale Warrant Callon S&P 500 at 56.1p

Updates:

Buy Pure Circle -- ITV -- Smurfit Kappa -- Connaught

The Griller:

Buy Xchanging: interview CEO

Blue Sky Portfolio:

Discovery Metals -- Oxford Catalysts -- Imperial Innovations -- Sagentia -- Re Neuron -- Toumaz -- Sarantel -- Xcite Energy -- Verona Pharma -- Zenergy Power

Sector Update:

Buy Victrex, Zotefoams, Carclo.

FINANCIAL TIMES

Rolls-Royce higher on prospect of share buy-backs

Jardine Lloyd Thompson up on break-up bid hopes

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


There should be better times to buy Barratt Developments
Take profits at Stobart
Hold on to Dialight

Comment:

Bet of the day: RBS

Tiddler to watch - Xcite Energy

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Buy Compass Group at 557.5p
Buy Dignity (UK's only listed undertaker) at 648p

Comment:

BP dividend may be victim of oil spill

Mervyn King tells us what he really thinks

Comment:

TUI Travel will benefit from volcanic cloud

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Stock Picks


Buy Genus
Hold Stobart Group
Hold Dimension Data

Outlook:

Another crisis the bankers didn't see coming

DAILY MAIL

William Hill firm on rumours of £80 M acquisition of Australia's Centrebet

DAILY EXPRESS

Solo Oil up on talk of a bullish production update


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Tuesday, May 11

Gordon Brown to Resign Tonight

Online Stock Trading - Gordon Brown to Resign Tonight

[UPDATE : Gordon Brown has gone - David Cameron and Nick Clegg have taken up menage in 10 Downing Street.  For those who don't know David Cameron is a Conservative i.e. right-wing politician.

There will now also be a battle for the Labour leadership - the odds-on favourite is David Miliband all the more so as Alan Johnston has said he won't stand and will be backing Miliband - the latest odds (12 May) for the Labour leadershi pelection are shown below.]
After much wrangling it would appear that the Tories and the Liberals have put together a deal which will include a referendum on a fairer electoral system (no guarantee that it will be accepted of course) and a full coalition with cabinet places for Liberal Democrats.

Gordon Brown has finally decided that the game is up and he will be reisigning as UK Prime Minister tonight, i.e. he has to go to see the Queen and hand in his resignation (what a quaint country we have).

David Cameron will then go to the Queen and be invited to form a government.

Gordon Brown is also considering leaving politics altogether and resigning his seat to go into charity work or writing.

So who will be Gordon Brown's Successor As Permanent Labour Party Leader ? Here are the latest odds from William Hill on the Labour Party Leadship election.

2/7 David Miliband
5/1 Ed Miliband
8/1 Andrew Burnham
9/1 Ed Balls
20/1 Jon Cruddas
40/1 Alistair Darling
50/1 Yvette Cooper
100/1 Lord Mandelson
100/1 Jack Straw
100/1 James Purnell
100/1 John Denham
100/1 Hilary Benn
100/1 John Mann
100/1 Douglas Alexander
100/1 Shaun Woodward
100/1 Ben Bradshaw
100/1 John McDonnell
100/1 Tony Blair
100/1 Liam Byrne
150/1 Caroline Flint
200/1 Bob Ainsworth

Gordon Brown's Successor As Permanent Labour Party Leader

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Online Stock Trading - Tuesday Newspaper Share Tips May11


FINANCIAL TIMES:

EC policymakers have finally got on the front foot

The eurozone should not consider a mini-rally to be mission accomplished

India's spectrum auctions - soaring bids bring back memories of irrational exuberance

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Lonmin: better value elsewhere
Buy Braemar Shipping
Hold Tribal Group

Comment:

Bet of the day: Intercontinental

Tiddler to watch - African Eagle

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Hold Diploma
Hold Gem Diamonds

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Share Tips


Hold Lonmin
Buy Braemar Shipping
Buy Interserve

Outlook:

Brussels buys time, but its debt won't pay itself

DAILY MAIL

G4S may need to increase bid defences

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Sunday, May 9

Sunday Papers Shares Tips

Stock Trading - Weekend Newspaper Share Tips


SUNDAY PAPERS SUNDAY TIMES

Babcock defies gloom and is worth tucking away
Marc Bolland is having a difficult start at M&S

Comment:

Briefing: Stobart Group

Sharewatch: British Airways

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Buy Centamin Egypt at 144.75p
Buy Hill & Smith at 348.5p

Comment:

BT cuts 35,000 jobs after revealing a £1 bn pre-tax profit

Sales slowdown fear at Sainsbury's

MAIL ON SUNDAY

Midas Share Tips


Buy Lo-Q at 119p

Update:

Sit tight on Chloride

Comment:

BT to increase prices for fixed lines

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Sainsbury's eyes a 'pukka' £600 M profit

SATURDAY

FINANCIAL TIMES


Don't jump, but it could soon be time to buy on the dip

History suggests utilities and tobacco stocks will pay dividends

History also suggests bull market has further to run

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Morgan Stanley guiding investors towards stocks with good track record of paying dividends e.g. BAE Systems, Centrica, BAT, Imperial Tobacco and National Grid, or those with scope for potential increases such as IMI, Dunelm, Logica, Kingfisher, Tomkins, Pearson, and Weir Group

Other comment:

Tiddler to watch - Goldstone Resources

BP's woes far from over

DAILY TELEGRAPH

World Cup Winners:

Sports Direct -- DSG International -- William Hill -- Home Retail -- C&C -- Majestic Wine -- ASOS

Citywire:

UK banks' share rally has further to go

DAILY EXPRESS

Ascent Resources up onhopes of positive drilling update from Italy

Xstract Energy down despite co-investment deal talk

Enterprise Inns slumps on debt and tax worries

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Friday, May 7

Share Tips from Investors Chronicle and Newspapers

Stock Trading - Investors Chronicle and Friday Newspaper Share Tips


The DOW plummeted 998 points yesterday in about 10 minutes and the Nasdaq is cancelling a whole bunch of trades but the DOW still finished down 347 points - so yesterday was a bit odd to say the least. In the UK we have ignored all that and concentrated on living without Gordon Brown (the man who in his own words "saved the world"- how will we manage ?) The Liberal Democrats got more voters than last time but less MPs. At the moment there is no real government in the UK, which is an improvment on what we had yesterday. We got our first ever Green MP.

Jacqui Smith (former Home Secretary i.e. Minister of the Interior) - was boote out and will now have to buy her own bath plugs) but thousands of people couldn't vote at all as they locked the doors at 10 p.m. and told them "tough, go away". There will probably be another election some time this year. But enough of this piffle, here are the Friday newspaper share tips.

INVESTORS CHRONICLE

Share Tips of the week:


Buy WPP Group at 669p
Buy Capital Pub Co at 102p
Buy Sinclair Pharma at 32p
Buy Iimia Investment Trust at 119p

Sell Arm Holdings at 246p

Updates:

Buy Asian Citrus -- William Hill -- Oakley Capital-- McBride -- Aberdeen Asset Management

Sell Whitbread

Company Results:

Buy Egdon Resources -- London & Associated Properties -- Bisichi Mining -- Noble Investments -- REA -- Petroceltic


THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Hold Diageo
Buy Tomkins on weakness
Buy 3i Infrastructure for income

Ccomment

Bet of the day: British Airways

Tiddler to watch - Nyota Minerals

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Stock Picks


Buy Antofagasta
Buy Vedanta Resources

Comment:

Lloyds: the Black Horse looks good on the straight
Morrisons' results - food for thought
BP fortunes have shifted no matter what it does with its oil slick

THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Share Tips


Buy BP
Hold Talvivaara Mining
Buy Tomkins

Outlook:

Britain's banks must say much Greece owes them
Time Willie Walsh dropped the hard man act at British Airways

Other comment:

RBS keen on WPP Group due to recovery in advertising

DAILY MAIL

Rumors of Richard Pennycook's departure give Morrison the jitters

Sylvania Resources up on bid speculation

DAILY EXPRESS

Gulf Keystone Petroleum boosted by Hunt Oil bid talk

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Thursday, May 6

DOW Dips Below 10,000 !

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The DOW just plummeted from -250 to over -900 with DOW below 10,000 all this in about 20 minutes - it has now bounced and is down only 529 points which seems like not so much !

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SHARES MAGAZINE

Share Tips


Buy NCC at 425p
Buy Connaught at 298p

Updates:

Buy Prosperity Minerals -- BAT -- Avocet Mining -- Rentokil Initial

World Cup Winners:

Paddy Power -- Domino's Pizza -- William Hill -- Mitchells & Butlers -- Aegis -- Tesco -- Young & Co Brewery -- Planet Payment

The Griller:
Buy United Business Media

Sector report:

Buy Marston's -- JD Wetherspoon -- Capital Pub Co

FINANCIAL TIMES

The immediate problem for the ECB is the threat of contagion

Australia - miners feel aggrieved, but supertax is right

European truckmakers - tentative signs of a rebound

Talk of a big seller hurts 888 Holdings

Rumours that Phorm is to raise around £10 million from Brazilian investors

THE TIMES

Tempus Share Tips


Hold Logica
Tuck away Lancashire Holdings
Pass on Millennium & Copthorne

Business Editor:

Prudential could now become a prey
National Express: buyers at the door

Ccomment:

Bet of the day: Kraft
Tiddler to watch - Global Brands

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Buy CSR at 432.9p
Buy Dechra Pharmaceuticals at 470.5p

Comment:

M&S clear out begins in earnest

Jeremy Warner: Britain vulnerable to eurozone land-grab

World Cup Shares Tips

1 Sports Direct
2 Nike or Adidas
3 William Hill
4 Lindt
5 Heineken
6 DSG international
7 C&C
8 Home Retail Group
9 Majestic Wine
10 Domino's Pizza
11 ASOS


THE INDEPENDENT

Investment Share Tips


Hold Liberty International
Avoid Rightmove for now
Buy Spirent Communications

Outlook:

M&S/Marc Bolland: buy this man a drink. He is going to need it

DAILY EXPRESS

Game Group boosted by bid hopes

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Tuesday, May 4

Stock Market Today May4

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The stock market today has taken a bit of a battering. The FTSE ended the day down 142 points - the DOW is currently down 226 the Nasdaq is down 77 and the S&P is down 28.

The miners saw the worst of the selling after the Australian government said it plans to introduce a resource rent tax of 40% on resource projects from July 2012.

But ENRC and Antofagasta who have no exposure to Australia were hit harder by worries about the global economy, in particular the debt situation in Greece and elsewhere.

BP continued its fall as the oil leak shows no sign of being fixed any time soon. BP denies but expects to meet the clean-up costs - estimated to amount to tens of billions. Other oil groups also fell.

On the positive side, security group G4S rose after saying revenues grew 4% at constant exchange rates in the Q1 compared with Q1 2009.

Inmarsat rose sharply on rumours of a bid from Harbinger, the New York hedge fund with a 28% stake in Inmarsat.

Standard Chartered has made a very strong start to 2010, with income and profit sharply higher.

Fincnail Times publisher Pearson will get $2bn from selling its 61% stake in Interactive Data Corporation (IDC) which it has been looking to sell since January.

AstraZeneca said the US FDA has approved VIMOVO, the arthritis pain relief pill.

Balfour Beatty has won contracts with Network Rail worth £248m.

Oil India Limited and Indian Oil Corporation have stopped their attempt to take over Gulfsands Petroleum.

FTSE 100 - Risers
Inmarsat +2.16%
British American Tobacco +1.92%
Capita Group +1.38%
G4S +1.35%

FTSE 100 - Fallers
Eurasian Natural Resources 1,087.00p -11.34%
Antofagasta 912.50p -8.66%
BHP Billiton 1,865.00p -7.92%
Xstrata 1,001.00p -7.87%
Kazakhmys 1,300.00p -7.41%
Lloyds Banking Group 61.24p -7.39%
Anglo American 2,615.00p -6.79%
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 50.75p -6.62%

FTSE 250 - Risers
St. Modwen Properties 182.10p +5.08%
Aberdeen Asset Management 143.40p +3.91%

FTSE 250 - Fallers
Talvivaara Mining Company 413.20p -9.51%
Ferrexpo 319.80p -9.15%
Aquarius Platinum Ltd. 401.40p -7.81%
Cookson Group 525.50p -7.07%
Senior 108.90p -6.12%
Game Group 89.50p -5.89%
Petropavlovsk 1,108.00p -5.70%

US Market

Stocks are sharply down but off their lows at -235 on the DOW.

Weakness is due to - oil spills/volcanoes/Greece debt/car bombs/profit taking/all of the above (delete as appropriate)

Airline stocks are very weak with the NYSE Arca Airline Index down by 5.6%. Housing, semiconductor, and networking stocks are also sharply down.

Some Broker Stock Picks
WPP, Standard Chartered

Panmure Gordon raises target for advertiser WPP Group although it rated Q1 showing as “reasonable”. Target increased from 600p to 800p.

Nomura Securities also likes WPP. althogh target remains unchanged at 750p.

Standard Chartered is liked by Charles Stanley - a view reinforced by an upbeat trading statement. “This was another positive trading update from Standard Chartered who, despite margin pressure, has enjoyed a strong start to the year with a record quarter in terms of both profit and income,” said Charles Stanley analyst Nic Clarke, adding that the bad debt position also seems to have improved in the first quarter of 2010.

“The performance of the Wholesale Bank remains strong but, as in the Q1 2010 [first quarter 2010], we would like to see an improved share of group profits from Consumer Banking in 2010 as it represents better quality earnings,” Clarke said.

The broker has retained its “accumulate” recommendation.

Newspaper Share Tips May4

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FINANCIAL TIMES

Car rental - Dollar Thrifty stock rises above $50 on talk of Hertz takeover

Liberty International split could lead to keen market interest

Automotive industry coming slowly back to life

THE TIMES

Saudi Arabia delays signing arms contract worth £4 billion to UK economy
Tiddler to watch - Westminster Group

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips

Buy BHP Billiton at 2025p
Buy Rio Tinto at 3379p
Buy Anglo American at 2805p
Hold Xstrata

THE INDEPENDENT

Takeover bid lifts WIN

Oracle of Omaha fans contemplate a future without Warren Buffett - to see a video of what Warren Buffett thinks of Goldman Sachs (in which he has a $5 billion investment)click here - Warren Buffett

THE GUARDIAN

M&S shareholders expect new CEO to bring rapid turnaround in fortunes

DAILY EXPRESS

Whitbread's businesses still a strong brew

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Sunday, May 2

Sunday Weekend Newspaper Share Tips

Sunday Newspaper Share Tips


For this week's Investors Chronicle tips see - Investors Chronicle Share TipsSUNDAY TIMES
Premier Foods not for the faint-hearted
Galliford Try worth a look

Agenda:

Limited pain for BP

Comment:

Investors say Argos has lost its way

Debts eat away at Pret a Manger's profits

Odeon and UCI Cinemas - £70 bn plan to install digital projectors for all screens by 2012

Cadogan Oil pursuing ex CEO Mark Tolley for millions in deals probe

ITV sees £20 million advertising boost from the World Cup this summer

Briefing: Sage Group

Sharewach: Emblaze

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Questor Share Tips


Buy GlaxoSmithKline at £12.15
Buy Gulfsands Petroleum at 320p

Comment

Tax surcharge casts shadow on future for UK oil refineries

THE OBSERVER

Comment:

It will hurt if Tories get to take the knife to UK's debts


MAIL ON SUNDAY

Midas Share Tips

Buy Brooks MacDonald at 727.5p

Updates:

Buy Ithaca Energy on any short-term weakness

Comment:

Asda accused of phoney price war

Losses mount at Earls Court and Olympia


SUNDAY EXPRESS

Marc Bolland takes helm at M&S on Tuesday

Falklands dig deeper for oil

Revolt over bonuses looms at Lloyds

The Tote earmarked for sale by government this summer, made a profit of £9.7 million last year