Friday, October 29

Friday Shares to Watch

Shares to Watch - Investors Chronicle and Newspaper Share Tips


Share Tips of the week
Buy - Elementis, Mitchells & Butlers, Mattioli Woods
Sell – Chemring

Share Tips: Funds
Buy – Lutetia Patrimoine

Tips: Fixed Income
Buy – RBS Inflation-Linked bonds

Share Tips Updates
Buy - IMI, Eaga, Oakley Capital, Impax Asset Management,
Sell - Dechra Pharma

Cover Story10 Shares with years: of growth ahead- Antofagasta, Rotork, Provident Financial, Greggs, Mitie Group, PZ Cussons, BAT’s, Sage, Diageo, Rathbone Bros

Sector Focus
IT: Cyber crime, a virtual reality

Some Company Results
Buy - Plexus, Smiths News, Braemar Shipping, Nighthawk Energy, Lidco

Boris whacks coalition with Kosovo jibe [Boris for PM I say - at least he's got some good jokes - and his sister as Kommissar of Ministry of N*k*d Truth - Ed. - I removed the vowels to avoid the wrath of Google's weird computer]

Boris Johnson the Man Who Would be Prime Minister - Tee Hee

Rachel Johnson the Lady Editor who would be the sister of Boris Johnson - on second thoughts I think she would make a better Prime Minister
Slow and steady as she goes reaps rewards for Shell

Tempus Share Tips
AstraZeneca - Longer-term prospects uncertain
DTZ Holdings - Avoid
Croda – Hold and buy on weakness

Deal of the day - Avacta

Flight tax rise adds extra £100 to a family holiday [don't have a family and don't go on holiday and certainly not to the Maldives - Ed.]

Questor Share Tips Royal Dutch Shell 'B' - Buy at 1962p
Croda - Hold at 1470p

Stock market newsDesire Petroleum's advisers have cashed in
Big banks will lead recovery [what's he been smoking ?]
Small-caps hit by public spending fears


Stock market news
Santander catching a very nasty cold from the Spanish flu [good]

Investment Share TipsAggreko - Hold at 1592p
Croda - Buy at 1470p
Hansen Transmissions - Sell at 45p

Stock market newsAstraZeneca whacked on talk of R&D policy risks

China bid rumours boost Manganese Bronze

Solomon Gold up on rumours of positive update

Halliburton and BP knew the risks before spill [Is this news ? Everyone knew BP knew it was bad cement job - but I guess having it confirmed means BP are more liable to be coughing up more in damages than expected- Ed.]

Shell - Shell generates plenty of cash and could spend more on itself
Santander - Investors worry that the worst is yet to come in Spain [Santander have one of the worst customer service records in the UK - Abbey National was bad enough with their rip-off charges but Santander has taken competence to a whole new level as I have discovered from bitter experience - Ed.]

AstraZeneca patently doomed to twilight of the spods

Stock Market News
Pressure grows on BHP to drop bid
Standard Chartered firm on rumours of JP Morgan bid
Prudential rises on AIA debut hopes
Chariot Oil rises on Namibia report
Mouchel falls 30.1% after passing on the final dividend

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Thursday, October 28

Newspaper Shares to Watch Tips

Shares to Watch - Shares Magazine and Newspaper Tips


Share Tips Plays:

Buy Hill & Smith at 303p
Buy Horizonte Minerals at 12.5p

Share Tip Updates:Buy Afren
Take profits at Tarsus

The Griller:
Sell Thorntons. Interview finance director Mark Robson

World Wide Wonders:
Buy Bodycote -- Origo Partners -- Essar Energy -- Faroe Petroleum

Sector report:
Buy WPP -- Toluna -- Cello


Questor share tips

Hold Braemar Shipping Services at 539p +1.
Hold British American Tobacco at £24.01 -37p.


Fed fuelling catastrophe of rapdily rising raw material prices.

Stock Market newsRecessions can't be predicted, says BoE chief Charles Bean
Pimco says US is like a Ponzi scheme - see also What is a Ponzi scheme ?
BG project hit with $1.2bn tax claim in Kazakhstan
Interest rates to rise as economy recovers
Internet shopkeepers pump £100bn into the economy [by taking it out of their pockets ? - Ed.]
Bank admits to errors in its forecasting
Virgin launches 'broadband services Ferrari'

More cash points dispense £5 notes


Tempus share tips

Hold Laird, but buy on weakness.
Sell Carpetright.
Don't chase Helphire Group.


Investment Column Share Tips

Hold British American Tobacco at 2,405.5p
Hold Laird at 149p
Buy CSR at 309.6p

Willie Walsh at BA to get pay rise of 12% and £1.65 million bonus
Greek bonds hit by election jitters
Vinca Cable doubles Post Office subsidy

Chinese banks - After the lending splurge last year, the age of irresponsibility is at an end
Emerging markets lift P&G fortunes
Wells Fargo admits foreclosure problems

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Wednesday, October 27

Stocks to Watch

Shares to Watch - Newspaper Share Tips inc. Questor

Interest rates to rise as economy recovers

Questor Share TipsDechra Pharmaceuticals - Buy at 528p - last week, Dechra Pharmaceuticals unveiled it had acquired US group DermaPet, which looks like a smart move - The shares were recommended on October 25 2009 at 427.9p and they remain a buy.
Cineworld – Buy at 218p

Russia steps in to help NATO in Afghanistan

The oil market is one for the gambler

Investment Column Share TipsBraemar Shipping - Buy at 538p
Lidco – Buy at 18p - Lidco attributes a strong H1 and upbeat outlook to increased interest from NHStrusts in its heart monitoring equipment. The CEO says the Government's desire to improve surgical care led to a 34% rise in UK sales and he expects hospitals to buy more. Although any AIM-listed healthcare group carries risk, Lidco is still a buy.

Microgen - Hold at 109p

Stock market news
Cairn’s troubles in Greenland leave shares in the cold

SealVision rises on Contract hopes
Rumours of a bullish broker circular lift Northern Petroleum

Tech cycle could throw a spanner in ARM's works

Cairn Energy suffers blow to drilling programme in Arctic
Goldman Sachs says Vodafone should quit US venture

ArcelorMittal warns of drop in steel demand

Tempus Share TipsARM – Hold
Braemar Shipping - Attractive
Reckitt Benckiser - strong hold

Deal of the day - St Peter Port Capital

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Tuesday, October 26

Shares to Watch

Shares to Watch - Tuesday Newspaper Share Tips

Labour on back foot over economy after secret memo
Clampdown on banks has only just started

Tempus Share Tips
IMI - long-term hold
Xaar - Buy on weakness
InterContinental Hotels - High enough

Deal of the day - Xcite Energy


Questor Share Tips

Pearson – Hold at 947p
McBride - Hold at 177p

Stock Market NewsCameron vows to encourage bank lending
Miners take FTSE-100 close to 5800
Pearson profits up on digital demand

Declines in housing market raise fears of double dip

Investment Share TipsIMI - Buy at 828.5p
Abbeycrest - Hold at 5.75p
Impax Asset Management - Buy at 59p

Stock market newsCopper miners surge led by Chilean operator
Talk of a significant buy order at Fidessa

Renovo Group rises on US bid hopes

Appointment by Berkshire Hathaway leads to speculation about Warren Buffett successor
Xcited excited by drilling results

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Monday, October 25

Revolutionary New Credit Card from Citi

Shares to Watch - Citibank's Revolutionary New Credit Card

Citibank is planning to to begin testing a new credit card labeled Card 2.0, or 2G, on consumers. The new credit card is fitted with an LED display, buttons, and encryption technology all on an ordinary sized credit card. The aim is for the Citi card to revolutionize the credit card industry.

Jeff Mullen CEO of Dynamics Inc. designers of the card, said “We are trying to be the innovation arm of an industry that has never had one.”

Citi intends starting tests next month, with the aim of launching the credit cards in mid-2011. They hope the new innovative product will attract customers who may otherwise have taken their credit card business elsewhere.

Holders of the new credit card will be able to pay with rewards points at the register. Terry O'Neil Executive VP of Citi Cards said “We’ve developed a proprietary technology that will allow Citi to do the conversion [of rewards points to dollars] when the transaction comes through.”

The new card has another new and potentially more interesting feature - its s fraud protection technology. The technology used in the new credit card, which may one day combine credit and debit accounts, allows the card issuer to deactivate the card remotely, by rewriting its magnetic strip and making it useless. The hope is that 2G will drastically lower the amount of card theft, and thus the number of fraudulent charges.

The new credit card could be a winner for Citibank it will be interesting to see the results of the consumer tests.

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Sunday, October 24

Weekend Newspapers Share To Watch

Shares to Watch - Weekend Newspaper Share Tips

Financial Times

PetroVietnam is considering taking up its right to buy BP’s assets in Vietnam, which may put en end to a $1.8 billion deal BP has agreed with TNK-BP

General Electric agrees to buy Clarient, for about $580 million in cash to expand into the market for products and tests that analyse cancers.

Farewell to the DVD - Netflix has said the disc’s condition is terminal.

The Times

Tempus share tips

Gulf Keystone a clear favourite.

Sterling, drilling programme is still under way, the chances of a quick discovery appear remote but all is not lost.

Heritage is attractive at a 24% discount to its NAV.

The Independent

Share tips

BofA Merrill Lynch says RBS's stock could double from 46.18p.

Goldman Sachs raises BA to buy and target to 377p from 295p

BofA Merrill Lynch cuts Vedanta to "neutral".

Jefferies raises TalkTalk to "hold" from "underperform".

UBS lifts Inchcape recommendation to 390p.


Sunday Telegraph

Questor share tips

Hold Capita at 778½p
Buy GlaxoSmithKline at £12.80½.


Coalition claims that they are 'pulling Britain back from the brink' are nonsense.

The Observer

JC Flowers is lining up bids for at least 4 building societies in the UK as part of a plan to create a "supermutual" that could be partially floated in 5 years time.

Private equity funds circle Blacks Leisure after it confirms talks on a possible offer.

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Friday, October 22

Newspaper Share Tips Midas & Questor

Online Stock Investing - Questor and Midas Share Tips Friday Newspapers

Daily Telegraph

Questor share tips

Buy BAE Systems at 357.2p - The shares are one of Questor's tips of the year - they are flat since then - yielding 4.7%– rising to 5% next year and Questor considers this safe.

Questor also recommends BP, Shell, Rio Tinto and Avocet Mining in his recent podcast.

The Independent

Investment Column Share Tips

Buy William Hill at 168.9p
Hold Henderson at 135p
Hold Debenhams at 76.5p

Daily Mail

Midas Share Tips

EasyDate (AIM - EZD) is Britain’s leading online dating group with a portfolio of brands. It has grown into a company valued at £85 million on the stock market. Easydate charges a subscription fee to any user of its sites.
EasyDate benefits from this and is working hard so it can advise subscribers of the sites that might suit them best.
It operates in 29 countries and has just bought the US
Midas verdict: The shares have done well since the summer, but at 112.52p there is plenty of potential. The worldwide online dating market is growing at about 10% per cent a year in many countries.
CEO Dobbie believes his company could easily be worth £300 million within a few years. Buy.
Easydate - 6 month chart

VITEC is a leader in the camera accessory market, selling equipment to broadcasters and professional photographers worldwide.
Midas Extra, recommended Vitec in August 2008, at 370p. Today they are at 485p, but the business has changed significantly and there is lenty of scope for new investors.
Vitec is moving into the consumer market, with tripods, bags and lighting.
It has also started working with the police, providing technology to monitor real time events from the air.
This same technology can also be used for military robotic cameras and the company is working with the FBI and a number of US police forces.
Midas verdict: Vitec has real potential over the next 5 years. Hold tight if you're a shareholder, buy some shares if you're not

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Thursday, October 21

Share Tips in Thursdays Newspapers

Online Stock Investing - Newspaper Share Tips Thursday

Spending Review 2010: share tips

Buy Carillion
Buy BAE Systems
Sell QinetiQ

Questor share tips
Buy Go-Ahead Group at 1227p -
Buy May Gurney at 226p
Buy Carillion at 341.2p

Australian billionaire James Packer raises his stake in Australian Ten Network Holdings to 17.88%.

Tempus share tips
Buy Holidaybreak.
Avoid Dragon Oil
Steer clear of Sports Direct.


Investment Column Share Tips

Buy Clyde Process Solutions at 55p - the shares are not overpriced, on about 8 x forecast earnings to February 2011, yielding just over 1%. Resilient throughout the downturn, with debt reduction at quite high levels, CPS is worth investing in and may even attract a bid (rivals have gone for fancy multiples)

Sell Telford at 77.5p
Hold Stobart Group at 143p

Record borrowing throws doubts on Osborne's plan
Argos's profits fall by 32%

Mortgage lending drops to 10-year low
Argos blames fall in profits on effects of recession
HP in battle with Canada over tax

Amylin/Eli Lilly - Ruling on drugs is a bitter pill for shareholders
Leaner times ahead
Altria - Profits and sales rise for smokeless tobacco

Further news
Chinese growth slows to 9.6%
UK government reveals $128bn cuts
Sarkozy orders police to unblock fuel depots
Morgan Stanley has $91m loss - Trading momentum slows to a halt
Suggestion that silver could be greater than gold
Boeing rejects fears of recession - profits boosted by emerging economies

£2.5bn levy looms large for banks
Transport shares take off

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Friday, October 15

Stock Trading Newspaper Share Tips

Online Stock Trading - Friday Newspaper Share Tips Oct15


Share Tips of the Week

Rank Group
Northbridge Industrial Services


Share Tips Updates
Buy - Carillion
Buy - Software & Computer Services (AIM)
Buy - Marks & Spencer
Sell - Halfords

Cover Story
Buy Gold - It will keep on rising, how and when to buy it (Shares to invest in include Chaarat Gold, Orosur Mining, Solomon Gold, Mariana Resources, and Vatukoula Gold Mines)

Company Results
Buy - Jubilee Plat's, Clearstream Tech, Gemfields, Matchtech
Fairly Price - Ted Baker,
Good Value - Nautical Petroleum


Yahoo - The wilder takeover rumours can be dismissed

Stock Marke News
HSBC close to shelving plan to buy Nedbank
African Barrick Gold cuts forecast after theft of fuel
Diageo's sales fall in Europe
Vodafone defies lacklustre trend on US dividend hopes
GTL boosted by ethanol ruling


Dollar drops on fears FED will quantitatively print another $1-trillion
QE2 ahoy after signals of distress from the US
Nearly one third of all home sales are now foreclosed properties

Tempus Share Tips
WH Smith - Attractive rating for one of the most defensive retail stocks, the habitual caveats about consumer spending remain however
Rio Tinto - long-term buy
Clinton Cards - don't chase

Stock market news
Investors wary of banks as they fear they will come looking for cash


Questor Share Tips
Punch Taverns - Avoid at 75p
Enterprise Inns - Avoid at 114p
Renold - Buy at 34p

Stock market news
African Barrick down as criminals infiltrate gold mine
Chaucer takeover bid speculation "wide of the mark"


Investment Share Tips
Mothercare - Hold at 502p
Booker Group - Buy at 53.6p
Probability - Speculative buy at 56.5p


International sales rocket at ASOS
Tourists boost WH Smith

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Thursday, October 14

Potential Takeover Targets

Stock Market Trading - Potential US Takeover Targets

Don't you just love surprises ! Especially when they arrive unexpected in your e-mail box and invite you to sign up for stock market tips. Well I gave them my e-mail address (which they already had anyway) and got the possible takeover target tips. They are for US stocks so may be of interest to folks who invest in North American stocks. They are all also under $10.

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (AMEX: BTN) - a leader in the transition to digital and 3-D, and making profits as the transition grips the industry.

BTN can outfit a theater, and is one-stop shopping mall for folks who want to get a movie theater up-and-running, or want `to retrofit an older theater with digital or 3-D technology.

It recently reported a surge in revenues 67% to $32.7 million—a quarterly record—and earnings rose to $2.8 million.

Takeover Target 2
Strong Alliances

Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD)— owns 36% of the company and is its distributor. It pays big dividends and is expanding rapidly. 3 year revenue growth of an average of 50% annually and net income growth of 35% a year.

Takeover Target 3:
Lionbridge Technologies

Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ: LIOX) provides language, development and testing services to businesses throughout the world, given the globalization that is going on, there is plenty of money to be made.

The 10 largest software companies and 5 largest Internet portals in the world use LIOX to help them localize their products e.g. Merck, Expedia, Porsche, Motorola, Oracle, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and IBM.

Takeover Target 4
Diversified Leader
The third-largest temporary healthcare staffing company in the U.S.

Takeover Target 5:
International Distributor
The company manufactures and modifies, products produced by independent companies, to their own specific modifications to customize them for its customers and sell them under the company’s private brands e.g. radio frequency (RF) and microwave components, power semiconductors, electron tubes, microwave generators and data display monitors. RF, wireless and power divisions—will grow like Topsy as the recovery picks upd.

So there you have it 5 possible takeover targets as tipped by an ex-securities analyst in the brokerage industry. They sound reasonable enough but potential takeover targets is a rather loose term, but I'll be keeping an eye on them all the same to see how they turn out. And why do people trading stock on the stock market need to ply their wares via my mailbox ? That implies, as far as I'm concerned, that they are making their living selling stuff rather than actually investing on the stock market. Why don't they give all their tips away free not just a few to draw you into their e-mail list ? They may even manage to drive up the price of the stocks they have bought that way if they sent out enough e-mails. I wonder if anyone else has thought of that ?

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Share Tips

Norseman Gold
XP Power

Share Tips Updates
InterContinental Hotels
Entertainment One

Cover Story
The new North Sea oil winners - Buy Valiant Petroleum, Frontier Exploration, Xcite Energy, EnQuest,


Smith & Nephew
Blacks Leisure
Reed Elsevier
BAE Systems
Majestic Wines

Man Group
Speedy Hire

FeatureBreak-up Bonanza (5 Stock Picks: - Buy Pennon, Aegis, Severstal, Anite Smiths Group

Small Cap SharesBUY
Shepherd Neame
IS Pharma
Randall & Quilter

Finsbury Foods

Focus on PLUS
Speculative buy - Ford Eagle

Stock Screening Update (Momentum picks up 35.3%; Value Picks up 9.5% vs FTSE All-Share up 6.3%)

Nigel Bond CEO of Domino Printing - Buy

Sector ReportSteady dividends in Gas, Water and Multi-Utilities - (Buy Pennon, Severn Trent, Modern Water, National Grid. Sell Centricam Northumbrian Water,

Copper: Miners can't dig it out fast enough

Business Editor
Thinkagain if you thought problems were over

Tempus Share TipsBodycote - Hold
Fresnillo - The shares still look expensive
Man Group - cautious buy

Tiddler to Watch - Instem Life Science

Takeover NewsKesa sparks interest of investors on takeover rumours


Questor Share Tips

Standard Chartered - Take up rights
Bodycote - Avoid at 301p

Further news
FTSE-100 up 1.5% on Fed stimulus news

Investment Column Share Tips

Reed Elsevier - Buy at 563p
Bodycote - Buy at 301p
Walker Greenbank - Buy at 40.5p

Shares in Rockhopper Petroleum dive
Big spenders from China boost Burberry sales [Kuxury goods are doing well - takea look at Mulberry too - Ed.]
Walker Greenbank - wallpaper firm - thrives in recession

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Wednesday, October 13

Newspaper Share Tips Oct13

Stock Market Trading - Newspaper Share Tips



Pfizer buys King Pharmaceuticals - growth via the pocketbook instead of the test tube

Possible budget cuts weigh on BT Group
JJB starts fresh takeover talk
Good broker's report on African Eagle from Seymour Pierce


Tempus Share Tips

Aveva – wait for a better entry point
Low & Bonar – Buy
eXpansys – Buy for its ambition

Tiddler to Watch - Stratex International


Challenging times ahead for Ocado

Autonomy gets a hammering from one analyst who really does ‘get it’

Questor Share Tips
Antofagasta – Hold at 1249p
RPC Group – Buy at 298p - should benefit from broad-based economic recovery and will pass any rises in input costs on to customers. Shares remain a buy, but any gains will no doubt be slow and steady, as they have been so far this year.


The great US mortgages crisis deepens

Investment Column Share Tips
Aveva – Hold at 1401p
Punch Taverns – Avoid at 80.5p
ASOS - Buy at 1153p - Although it's on a multiple of 46 x 2011 earnings Asos has a unique position in the online fashion market, but even if they suffer some short-term weakness as investors take profits, a bidder may take advantage. Asos is often linked to supermarkets or possibly even Amazon. We'd be happy with either scenario emerging after Thursday's trading statement. Buy

Shares news
Standard Chartered banks rises on bid talk


HBOS loses millions on Vegas casino
Fed moves closer to boost for US economy recovery
Falling exports threaten UK recovery
Ocado to hire another 2,000
Punch under pressure to cut £3 billion debt


Stock Market Report
Standard Chartered up on JPMorgan talk
HaloSource Water treatment firm to float

Stock market news
Punch Taverns announces plans to sell 1,300 pubs
C&C shows method behind Magners growth
Ocado plans to go North
N Brown confident ahead of spending review

Info. on Mortgage deals
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Tuesday, October 12

Pfizer Buys King Pharmaceuticals

Stock Market Today - Pfizer buys King Pharmaceuticals

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) has reached an agreement to acquire buy King Pharmaceuticals Inc. (KG) for $3.6 bn in cash. The deal is expected to soften the loss of market exclusivity for Lipitor, Pfizer's blockbuster treatment.

The price of $14.25 per King share is a 40% premium to Monday's closing price. For Pfizer this represents and expansion of its animal-health and painkiller businesses and an opportunity for cost savings.

Pfizer, is the world's largest pharmaceutical medicines maker in the world by sales, after acquiring Wyeth for $68 bn. The Wyeth lead to a significant diversification of Pfizer's business.

Pfizer CFOr Frank D'Amelio said today "We believe the transaction is attractive to shareholders."

Herman Saftlas analyst at Standard & Poor's said the King deal was a "good strategic fit" with Pfizer, and he expects Pfizer to continue to do similar deals to offset its patent losses.

Pfizer estimated it could lead to cost savings of at least $200 million a year by the end of 2013.

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Sunday, October 10

Share Tips Sunday Papers

Online Stock Market - Some Sunday Newspaper Share Tips


Questor Share Tips
May Gurney
- Buy at 206p - worries about cuts have hit the shares hard. They have fallen 5% below the initial recommendation price, at one point this year they were above 270p. Over 95% of contracts are long-term. The CEO told Questor the company has cut a number of staff to make any cuts easier to manage – but he said bins still need to be emptied and potholes need to be filled.

Anglo American - buy at 2726p - high commodiity prices make this a long-term play

Questor's Podcast - fund managers say never invest in Russia but Questor thinks there are very good reasons to invest there due to its large deposits of natural gas, petrol and coal, large Arctic territorial waters. His recommendations are to invest in Russia by buying shares in BP or Gazprom, which is a pure Russia play and has 70% of world's natural gas reserves. Russia is not the faint-hearted he says but if you are risk-averse then there is JP Morgans Russian Securities Investment Fund (JRS).


Midas Share Tips Saturday

Buy Dunelm (DNLM) at 420p. Dunelm is a chain of over 100 stores. Selling a broad range of household products. A solid company run by experienced managers with a supportive and experienced founding family.

Mulberry - luxury Mulberry handbags and shoes etc ... the price has risen from 206p in June by 138% to 490p. An extraordinary performance - but what should investors do now? Supporters say it has real potential, but recent increases are eyecatching. If you bought back in June sell 50% to 70% to lock in some profit and keep the rest. Don't forget shareholders get a 20% discount on Mulberry products sold in their stores.

For Friday's share tips from the Investors Chronicle see Investors Chronicle Tips

For tips from Shares Magazine see Shares Magazine tips

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Friday, October 8

Stocks and Shares Newspaper Tips

Buy Stocks Online -Friday Newspaper and Investors Chronicle Tips

US stock picks - Art Hogan has just been on CNBC saying he likes the solar sector and his pick of the stocks in the solar sector is Trina Solar (TSL) - for the next 12 to 24 months.


Share Tips of the Week



Share Tips Updates
Buy - Entertainment One, Alternative Networks, Immunodiagnostic Systems, RPC, Trading Emissions
Sell – Yell

Company Results
Sportingbet – Buy
Tesco – Buy
Coal of Africa – Buy
Kalahari Minerals – Buy
Aurelian Oil & Gas – Buy
Discovery Metals – Buy
Sylvania – Long-term buy

Velti – Good Value
M&C Saatchi – Good Value
Harvey Nash – Good Value
Cenkos – Good Value
African Minerals – Good Value
Petrolatina – Good Value
Helphire – Long-term good value
Regal Petroleum – High Enough


Tempus Share Tips

Betfair – Time for a long-term punt
Nestor Healthcare – Hang on just in case
Premier Oil – Hold

Tiddler to Watch -TyraTech

House prices slump hits builders


Questor Share Tips

Hochschild Mining – Hold at 490p
Carillion – Buy at 327p - Questor tipped Carillion on October 22 2009 at 310.3p and they have risen 6% since then. They are still at a significant discount to peers Serco and Capita.

Citigroup ordered to pay Dallas star Larry Hagman $11.1 million - $1.1m directly to the Dallas star and another $10m to a charity chosen by Mr Hagman. The bank must also pay $440,000 in legal fees and $20,000 in arbitration costs. A Citigroup spokesperson said the bank was "disappointed and disagree with the panel's finding". Citigroup is reviewing its options.


Man Group rises as bid talk whets investors' appetites

Investment Share Tips
Michael Page - Hold at 463.5p
Victrex - Hold at 1285p
UK Mail - Buy at 384p - continues to make steady progress, continues to take business away from Royal Mail and generous dividend of 5% - returns look impressive. It may look a little toppy at 15.2 x March 2011 forecast earnings, but yield should soothe any fears.

House prices worst monthly fall ever - 3.6% [but it means nothing says Halifax spokesman. In which why have them? - Ed.] - see here for Remortgaging Deals
Ofcom orders BT to make superfast access available to rivals
Profits upgrades as Mulberry sales soar


Bank of England holds interest rates
European banking regulators study proposals to limit bankers' bonuses
Mulberry bags reports 80% sales rise
BT told to share fibre-optic network with rivals
FTSE drops as miners fall, but Man lifted by takeover talk


US bid talk lifts Man
Emerging markets give recruitment firms a boost
M&S says move to quality has sent sales climbing

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Thursday, October 7

Share Tips and Stock Picks

Stocks and Shares - Thursday Newspaper and Shares Magazine Tips


Share Tips of the Week

Small Caps
Ocean Power Technologies
Ovoca Gold
Sceptre Leisure

Speculative buy
Providence Resources

Cover Story
Five best share tips to benefit from rising commodity prices: -
Buy - Landkom, ETFS Agriculture, Plant Healthcare, MP Evans, Sirius Energy...
Sell – Premier Foods

Stocks to BUY
Focus Solution
Great Eastern Energy
President Petroleum
Sable Mining

Stocks to SELL
JJB Sports
Dairy Crest

Speculative buy
Clipper Windpower

PLUS Market
Teknomining - Buy

Keith Ludeman, CEO of Go-Ahead... – Buy Go-Ahead Group

Food & Pharmaceuticals Retailers



Car sales: Dealers look for urgent lift in confidence

Tempus Share Tips
Marston's – A hold at least
Johnson Matthey – up with events, probably
Green Dragon Gas – Most speculative deal of the day
Morgan Crucible – The discovery of graphene (carbon only one atom thick) should help Morgan Crucible


Questor Share Tips

Northern Foods – Hold at 46p
Greggs - Hold at 464p

Autonomy pays price for volatile sales

Mining stocks lift FTSE closer to 5700 mark


IMF warns of housing market double-dip

Investment Share Tips
Greggs – Hold at 464p
Robert Walters – Hold at 292p
Gemfields – Buy at 10.5p - Apart from the prospect of higher emerald prices, Gemfields is supported by a promising valuation.

TeleCity drops as deal hopes take a hit


IMF warns UK housing market is set for a fall
IMF: Global recovery still fragile
Sainsbury's is the fastest growing of the big four supermarkets
Autonomy shares fall on US fears
Wellstream rejects General Electric takeover bid


Charter next course on takeover menu
ITM Power jumps 8% after winning grant funding of over £88,000 for 2 research projects


F-plan ensures robust health for Maston's
Sainsbury's beat Tesco with help from children's clothes

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Tuesday, October 5

Stocks to Buy Newspaper Tips

Buy Stocks Online - Newspaper Share Tips


Questor Share Tips
– Buy at 316p - pure play in the iron ore market - aggressive expansion plans and positive market outlook
BP - Buy at 430p - possibility of dividend - shares upgraded to buy from hold

Boots to boot out hundreds at beauty and health arm
Wolseley up on positive note from Credit Suisse


Investment Share Tips

Premier Foods – Sell at 18p
WS Atkins – Buy at 738p - given as a buy when it was at 571.5p in February. Despite rise in share price it is still inexpensive. The yield of over 4% is also nice. Still a buy.
AssetCo - Buy at 62p - supplies equipment for fire services in London and Lincolnshire - also mandated to supply staff and equipment in the event of major incidents - strikes, terrorist attack or the Olympics - contracts should be resilient in face of spending cuts - formula has been so sucessful AssetCo is selling it overseas: to Abu Dhabi's air force and is also managing the construction of a "disaster city" training area. If this is a success more could follow from that region.

TalkTalk takeover hopes fade


Housebuilding recovery starts to fade
Rates will rise, says ex-Bank deputy
Weak recovery leads to fears of trade war
Sanofi-Aventis goes hostile for Genzyme
Right to strike needs to be tougher says CBI


Tesco results will reflect a tough year


Survey of US manufacturers suggests recession may be on the cards again

Wolseley rises due to severe cost-cutting plans
Citigroup advises Glaxo to buy back shares
EnCore Oil fuelled by North Sea find


Boris Johnson says strikes should be allowed only if at least 50% of eligible members actually take part in the vote. The same BJ who became Mayor by winning 42.48% of his first-preference votes on a 45% turnout

Tempus Share Tips
Premier Foods – for the gamblers, but it might come good
Waterman Group – Hold
Enterprise Inns – An interesting punt

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Newspaper Share Tips Friday Oct1

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US stock markets just had the best September in 71 years


Share Tips
John Menzies
Surgical Innovations

Soco International
Home Retail

Share Tips Updates
Hansard Global
United Utilities

Best diamond miners: - The Best – Petra Diamonds. The Rest – Stellar Diamonds, Firestone Diamonds, African Diamonds

S&P dogs expected to be top dogs by the end of the year … Citigroup, American International Group, Eastman ETrade Financial, Prologis, Kodak, Marshall & Isley, MEMC Rlectronic Materials, Regions Financial Corporation, Office Depot, Keycorp

Company ResultsBuy – MJ Gleeson, Songbird Estates, International Ferro Metals, AEC Education, Northern petroleum
Long-term good value – Ambrian
Good value – Close Brothers, Quercus Publishing,
Fairly priced – Smiths Group, Wolseley
Speculative buy – Cove Energy



Mobile phones forecast to be most popular screen for browsing the web
Ericsson struggles as clients can’t afford new kit
Rolls-Royce CEO to retire as RR faces headwinds

Further news
Speculation grows over sale of Brit Insurance sale
Lamprell shares on the rise
Double blow to Regal Petroleum


Tempus Share Tips

ICAP – Buy on any weakness
Compass Group – up with events
Finsbury Food – Avoid

Tiddler to Watch - President Petroleum


The Front Page

Tougher curbs will make first-time mortgage even harder to get

Questor Share Tips
Compass – Buy
Tate & Lyle – Hold

Worries about Xstrata bidding war for Sphere


Mortgage squeeze getting tighter, Bank says

Investment Share Tips
Compass - Hold at 530.5p
Icap - Buy at 431.5p - Can be seen as undervalued. The recent creation of an electronic market for euro interest rate swaps, the world's largest financial market (depending on how you measure it), is a statement of intent and shows Icap's vision.
Regal Petroleum - Avoid at 18.5p - Yesterday Regal's shares fell by 30% to their lowest ever price - they have fallen around 80% in the last 12 months. Keith Henry, the Regal chairman will take over as CEO and lead a strategic review to cut costs, optimise production and strengthen the cash position. Regal will sell its Barlad concession for $25m in cash. But improvements may take a long time. This is not the time to go bargain hunting.


Dairy Crest says it's not for sale
Imperial Tobacco loses legal case on the ban on over-the-counter cigarette displays
Mobile phone group to cut 1,200 jobs


Analysis Share Tips

Tate & Lyle – Worth a punt
Homeserve – Well up with events

BP gets ready to pay a dividend again
AIG in $20 bn payback
FTSE flying towards 6,000
Clipper Windpower rises on revised offer

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