Monday, December 27

4 Motley Fool Stock Picks

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Dan Dzombak, the Internet and technology editor at the Motley Fool, generally likes to invest in under-followed companies and special situations. He likes to concentrate capital on his best ideas rather than spreading it too thin. He has just published a number of stock picks on the Motley Fool site :

1. Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE: LYG) Taken from the top stock picks from the pitches made on CAPS, the Motley Fool's free investing community. Lloyds Banking Group, was a pick last month, but caught his eye as it fell from the level at which it was picked. Lloyds, along with plenty of other European has seen its shares fall over the past 3 months on general fears of problems in European banks. Lloyd[s is one of the big 4 banks in the UK but it required a lot of money from the government during the recent crisis after it was "forced" (by the same government) to buy Halifax to save it.

2. Transocean (NYSE: RIG)
Transocean was one of Fortune's picks for the best stocks for 2011. Transocean, operates offshore drilling rigs around the world. Its stock had been hit hard after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, - owned and operated by Transocean but leased to BP. The rig was insured, and Transocean says that its contract with BP protects it from all liability, including gross negligence. Transocean's rigs will be in higher demand as oil prices rise. Currently trading at nine times earnings, definitely a stock to add to your watchlist.

3. Mosaic (NYSE: MOS)
Mosaic - also one of Fortune's picks for 2011. They manufacture potash, phosphates, and other fertilizer products. China is said to be considering restricting its sale of phosphates outside China, which would help Mosaic. The barriers to entry are high (which would please Warren Buffett) as the cost of a new potash mine is in the billions of dollars. As the population grows around the world, fertilizers will become more important to meet the demand. Mosaic represents a good way to cash in on that trend

4. Imation (NYSE: IMN). - recommended in November

Imation is a global developer and marketer of recordable optical media, flash products, magnetic tape media, and consumer electronics. Operating under the Memorex, Imation, TDK Life, and XtremeMac brands.

It's cheap
Imation is trading below its net current asset value at around 88% of its NCAV of 10.76 i.e. "absurdly cheap".

It has no debt and loads of cash and other current assets.

No one cares
Only two analysts were on the most recent conference call, Imation is a company that Wall Street and most investors know very little about.

We will know more about the company's strategy in January -- so investing in an undervalued stock unti lthen is not such a bad thing.

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Thursday, December 23

Magazine Share Tips 2011

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Share Tips for 2011

BP, GlaxoSmithKline, European Goldfields, Vodafone, Tullow Oil, Brammer, WPP Group,City of London Investment, Chariot Oil & Gas, Hutchison China Meditech, GW Pharma, Chaarat Gold, Majestic Wine, Quercus, Steppe Cement, Parseq, Theo Fennell

Sector Report
Buy - IS Pharma, Axis-Shield, GlaxoSmithKline.


The Lex Column

The S&P 500 suggests things are back to where they were before the crash

Stock market news
Sweetener worries may drag Tate & Lyle
Fundraising rumours help JJB Sports


Tempus Share Tips

Mouchel - Stay in for the long haul
Centamin Egypt - One for the brave
Zotefoams- tuck away

Deal of the day - Manroy


Editorial Comment
Borrowers beware, the MPC interest rate hawks will soon hold sway
Time for Mouchel to give Costain a chance

Stock market news
BoE policymaker Paul Fisher says 'brace yourself for 5% interest rate'

Questor Video Share Tips
Don't buy retailers now - but could be some bargains in January if there are profit warnings
Negative on airlines in general -
Winners are gas suppliers - Centrica, Scottish and Southern SSE (for income seekers)
A punt for the festive season - Domino's Pizza - heavy snow sends sales through the roof - PE 33 is high but lots of free cash flow


Bumper boardroom pay is bad for business

Stock market news
Rumours that Travelzest could be subject of an approach
ARM saw stock climb by 36.8p to 440.3p after reports that Microsoft will use Consumer Electronics Show to display a new OS for tablets, that can run on processors made by ARM.

"Everybody seems to be choosing them," said Andrew Gibson, the head of research at Galvan. "It was Apple, then Google and now Microsoft – they have got the big three."

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Tuesday, December 21

Online Stock Trading Tips

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Tempus Share Tips

Intermediate Capital - Buy for the long term
Forth Ports - Up with events for now
Healthcare Locums - fall looks a little overdone

Deal of the day - Tribal Group


Questor Share Tips:

ETFS Agriculture - Buy at 578p
Group NBT - Buy at 375p - first recommended by Questor on March 12 last year at 214½p - shares remain a buy due to their excellent cash generation and growth opportunities in Europe over the next few years. This purchase (Indom - domain name producer) is an ideal deployment of the company's cash balance – which should grow though 2011. Buy

Stock market news
Gartmore slips despite takeover talks with rival


Outlook Column

Bankers appear to be staying in London
Smaller retailers to suffer the most

Stock market news
Cold boosts energy stocks

For Midas' latest share tips and Questor video about waste management companies see - Midas share tips
Warm front for the energy firms
Zurich Financial eyeing up Admiral Group


Bid talk heats up Drax Group


The Lex Column
Uralkali/Silvinit - $24 bn deal could create world's biggest potash producer

Stock market news
Admiral Group up on vague buy-out rumours
SuperGroup under pressure as forecasts are slashed
HMV feels winter chill
Aurum Mining supported by talk of further stakebuilding by David Williams
Western Oriental rumoured to have received an offer for one of its operations

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Sunday, December 19

Weekend Newspaper Tips and Rumours

Weekend Newspaper and Midas Share Tips

Got to admit the weekend share tips are few and far between - if you want to see the Investors Chronicle tips cick here investors chronicle share tips


The Times

Tempus share tips

FinnCap suggests avoiding Daisy and buying KCom

Citi recommends buying Vodafone and BT

Daily Telegraph

Video Share Tips
- listen to Questor's reasons for recommending waste management and recycling companies
Shanks - waste management -
Pennon - (south west water and viridor, energy from waste) plan to double generation capacity - very sensible long-term bet
DS Smith - packaging/recycled packaging -

The Independent
Outsourcing group Tribal has received another takeover approach just one month after previous talks collapsed.

Financial Times

CVC lines up €12 bn takeover bid for Spanish infrastructure giant Abertis,

Abu Dhabi in talks to buy a 20% stake in the London Stock Exchange; it is understood to have made a $1.5 bn offer to buy out the financial empire of its indebted neighbour, Dubai

Simon Property Group to raise its £3 bn offer for Capital Shopping Centres; they have been told by Takeover Panel to make a bid or walk away by 12 January.

Gartmore expected to agree a £325 M sale to competitor Henderson in next few days.

IG Group in talks to sell sports division, Extrabet, to bookmaker Star Sports.

Anglo American considering a multi-billion-pound plan to take control of the world’s largest diamond company De Beers, by buying out the Oppenheimer family.

FSA claims it has nothing to publish on RBS and cannot produce a report.

European currency looks as stable as a custard sandwich.

Talk of bank break-ups may end lending revival.

Stock market comment

Emerging markets are hot tip for 2011, except for contrarians who think smart move could be investing in the US instead.

The Sunday Telegraph
Ladbrokes makes £240 M takeover approach to online gaming company 888

Daily Mail

Midas Share Tips
Redhall (RHL) is poised to grow as the economy improves. Turnover has improved from £20 million to £145 million and it is hoped it will double over the next five years both organically and through acquisitions, this should occur and the shares should increase in value. Buy.

Portmeirion update - sell some to take some profit but hang on to some as they should continue to do well.

BP about to auction its Canadian natural gas business as part of efforts to sell £19 bn of assets to finance huge costs of the Gulf oil spill disaster.

Rio Tinto and Xstrata have both put in bids of about £5 bn for Colombian assets of America's Drummond Coal

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Friday, December 17

IC and Newspaper Share Tips

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Share Tips
of the Week
VP – Buy
Smiths – Buy
Specialist Energy – Buy
Assura – Sell

Fidelity European Values – Buy

Share Tips Updates
Standard Chartered – Buy
Rank – Buy
Domino’s Pizza – Buy
Blackrock Smaller Companies Investment Trust – Buy

Company Results
Buy – Photo-Me, International Greetings, Assetco, Terrace Hill
Fairly-priced – iEnergizer, HMV, Southern Cross Healthcare, Domino Pizza, DS Smith, BGlobal
High enough – Supergroup, Mulberry, Betfair
Good value – OPG Power Ventures, Zytronic, Caretech, ATH resources
Long-term Good value – Kirkland Lake Gold, Micro Focus, Infrastrata
Sell – Carpetright, Ashtead

BP - fate of share price now in the hands of lawyers
Bank of England - Banks need to retain more earnings and so limit bonuses and dividends

Stock market news
Inflation threat for telecom stocks
Lavendon rises on forecast


Tempus share tips

Buy RPC Group
Avoid Goals Soccer.

Redstone - a gamble, investors should only buy in the belief that the new team can turn it around quickly and sell it on while the going is good, which is a risk

Tiddler to Watch - Noricum Gold

Stock market news
Punters fold on PartyGaming after news of US setback

Winter fuel could be rationed

Questor Share Tips Pennon – water and sewage - Buy at 639.5p
RPC Group – Take up rights
From yesterday - Ferrexpo - ironore - buy at 385p

Heavy snow and ice storms likely to cause widescale disruption in the UK.

Investment Share TipsRio Tinto – Buy at 4406p
Laura Ashley – Hold at 19.5p
Westminster – technology systems for defence and security plus fire protection and safety markets - Speculative buy at 16.75p

Stockmarket news
Ashtead up on back of cost base and US strength
With interest rate set to rise next year is now the time to get a fixed rate mortgage ? Check out - low rate remortgage deals

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Thursday, December 16

Magazine and Newspaper Shares Tips

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Market Beating Profits : -
10 Shares to BUY
ETFS Agriculture, Meggitt, British Land, iShares S&P 500, Tesco, ETFS Copper, National Bank of Greece, Lyxor ETN Gold, Lyxor S&P CNX Nifty India, Kalahari Minerals ………..

10 Shares to Sell … iShares MSCI Japan, Qinetiq ETFX S-NET ITG Global, ETFS Short Nickel, Barratt Development, ArcelorMittal, Carpetright, Vienna ATX Future (March 2012), NYSE Liffe’s Long Gilt, Vesta’s Wind Systems

The Agenda Pages
Diageo – Buy
Smith & Nephew – Buy
Heritage Oil – Buy
ZincOx – Buy
BG Group – Buy
Altona – Buy
European Nickel - Buy
Nature – Buy
Kesa – Speculative Buy
Yule Catto – Sell

Plays of the Week
DS Smith – Buy

Small Caps
Noricum Gold – Buy
International Greetings - Buy
Zytronic – Buy
CareTech – Sell
Luminar – Sell

Teknomining – Take Profits

Sector Report: Construction & Minerals
Buy Construction & Materials
Buy Morgan Sindall and Steppe Cement

San Leon Energy - Buy


BP sued by US in $21-billion US Gulf spill action

Stock market news
Buyers buoy French Connection
Share issue bolsters MAM funds


Tempus Share Tips
Pearson – Hold
Morgan Sindall – no reason not to hang on
Portmeirion Group - Buy

Stock market news
£200 M but for someone a deal with Rexam could be a gift


Look out for extra £500 on electricity bills to pay for green energy

Questor Share Tips
DS Smith – Buy at 202p
Ferrexpo – Buy at 385p

Stock market news
Rexam rises on sale rumours


Investment Share Tips
Hammerson – Hold
SuperGroup- Hold


Stock Market Report
Autonomy boosted by bid hopes

Stocks news
Portmeirion pins hopes on royal wedding

WikiLeaks has released cables according to which BP covered up an oil leak in Azerbaijan - resulting in two fields being shut with output being cut by over 500,000 barrels a day for months -Update : Bail has been granted apparently to Julian Assange - but he ain't out yet].

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Wednesday, December 15

Questor Midas Newspaper Share Tips

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Irish bank bonuses 'solution' is dangerous necessity

Stock market news
OFT probing private healthcare
BP leads the gainers and helps FTSE continued upward movement
AstraZeneca buoyed by dividend hopes
ZincOx lifted by eecycling hopes


Tempus Share Tips

Imagination Technologies - Buy
Betfair - Avoid
IDOX - Avoid

Deal of the day - Active Energy

Tiddler to Watch - Doric Nimrod Air One


Questor Share Tips
Go-Ahead Group - Buy at 1280p

Stock market news
Dr Doom, Nouriel Rouibini offers some good news on economic prospects for 2011
BP shines as FTSE-100 hits high for year


Christmas sales melt away

Investment Share Tips Column
Capita - Hold at 680p
Betfair - Avoid at 990p
Domino Printing - Buy at 574p

Stock market news
Asset sales and bid talk drive BP to the summit


Lead Story of the City & Finance Pages
Debt crisis threat to Spain and Belgium

At a Glance - Betfair

Midas Share Tips

Fortune Oil's profits increased by 15% to £18 million last year and are expected to rise over the next three years.
The shares are 7.31p and have been around that level for pver a year. Tee Kiam Poons arrival signals a step change in Fortune Oil's prospects. Currently valued at £135 million, Tee wants to build Fortune Oil into a £1 billion business. Even if he achieves only a quarter of thisthe shares should do well. Buy.

Stock market news
BP may attract a bid after asset sales
Pursuit Dynamics attracts some of the shrewdest investors in the City


Connemara Mining up on talk of positive drilling report

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Tuesday, December 14

Newspaper Share Tips and Recommendations

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THE FINANCIAL TIMESUS widens probe into Stanford to include brokers

The Lex Column
Expectations that Fed will retreat from the remainder of QE2 are overdone
Will a large US city default?
Signs of financial excess have returned in the form of bankers' bonuses

Stock market news
Imagination Technologies to licence chips directly
Burberry bid talk continues
Worries over charge for carbon permits eat into Drax shares
Scottish & Southern Energy up on Takeover gossip
Bill Gates fund increases stake in Carpetright
Vague bid rumours boosts TravelZest
Obtala Resources strengthened by Tanzania Gold prospect talk

Accountants start recruiting straight from school as tuition fees bite

Tempus Share TipsDe La Rue - Avoid for now
Diageo - Hold
New Britain Palm Oil - Add

Tiddler to Watch - Nature Group


Questor Share Tips
3i Infrastructure Fund - Buy at 121.5p
Reckitt Benckiser - Buy at 3573p

Stockmarket news
Scottish & Southern Energy tipped for takeover in 2011

‘Prepare for all-out cyber war’ - Whitehall getting ready for crippling attack on government websites as pro-WikiLeaks 'hacktivists' aim to cause widespread disruption on the internet.

Investment Share TipsVodafone - Buy at 168.5p
International Personal Finance - Hold at 352p
Majestic Wine - Hold at 400p

Allied Irish Banks bonuses blocked
Myners calls for RBS and Lloyds breakup
Bankers' blackmail the City by threatening to leave


Stock market news
Wood Group leads a surge in oil mergers
FSA chief to end bailouts of UK banks
How to Make Money Investing

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Friday, December 10

Todays Newspaper Share Tips

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Investors Chronicle

Share Tips

Buy WH Smith at 522p
Buy Lamprell at 303.4p
Buy Stellar Diamonds at 6.325p
Buy St Peter Port Capital at 58p

Sell Hiscox at 358p

Share Tips Updates

Buy Plant Impact -- Novae -- Bellway -- Begbies Traynor

Mouchel fairly priced

Company Results

Buy Local Shopping Reit -- Greene King -- Conygar -- Alternative Networks -- Falkland Islands Holdings -- Pressure Technologies -- Innovation -- Character Group

Sell TUI Travel.

The Times
Dell is close to acquiring Compellent Technologies, for about $876 million.

National Grid has agreed to sell its gas and electricity distribution businesses in New Hampshire for $285 million.

Tempus share tips
Hold DS Smith
Avoid HMV.
Premier Farnell - long-term hold.

The Daily Telegraph
Catalyst Media Group has shelved plans to flog its major asset - a near-21% stake in Satellite Information Services - after failing to attract bids at its £40 M asking price.

Germany will not abandon no bail-out clause

Questor Share Tips
Buy Ashtead Group at 158p
Hold Standard Chartered at 1810p

The Independent

Investment Share Tips
Premier Farnell - Take profits at 280p
Ashtead - Buy at 158p
Salamander Energy buy at 253p

The Guardian

HMV's - decline seems inexorable, and Waterstone's doesn't appear much healthier.

Mulberry and Burberry - appetite for very expensive designer handbags has helped what used to be a small leather goods firm in Somerset (England-shire) to global status - [their bags are pretty good quality too allegedly and would make a good Christmas present if you're stuck for ideas - Mulberry Handbags Ed.]

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Tuesday, December 7

Newspaper Share Tips Tuesday Dec7

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Too soon for De La Rue to surrender to Oberthur

Stock market news
Buoyant BP helps Footsie gains
Desire Petroleum hit by dry well
Hopes of Tanzania update lift Edenville Energy


Tempus Share Tips
Vodafone - There seems little immediate upside
Begbies Traynor - A solid hold
BP - Could be attractive for potential predator

Deal of the day - Obtala Resources


Stock market Comment:
Cleaning up with whiteboard millions (Promethean World)

Questor Share Tips
Anglo American - Buy at 3062p
Primary Health Properties - Buy at 329p


HSBC "took kickbacks to keep Madoff in business" (victims seeking $9-bn damages from bank)

Investment Share Tips
Petrofac - Buy
Begbies Traynor - Hold
Buy - Aegis

Stock market news
M&A spotlight sends Tullow Oil up


US 'could need more quantitative easing'
HSBC was 'deliberately blind' to Bernie Madoff ponzi fraud says $9bn lawsuit
De La Rue: Bidding war looms
Carphone expects Google Android to be top platform
New car sales fall again


€urozone in crisis talks

Stock market news
ASOS in fashion.


Stock Market Report
Punch up on renewed bid talk

Further news
Rio ignites bidding war for coke miner
Bidders woo Mouchel
EasyJet profits from expansion

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Sunday, December 5

Stock Pick for Monday Morning

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If you trade stocks on the NASDAQ then here is an interesting pick for Monday morning from the guys at - it's interesting for day traders not long-term investors and the video is interesting anyway even if you don't want to trade the stock as it gives you an insight into the sort of things to look for in stock charts when day trading

The stock ticker is GERN - Geron Corporation a biopharm company developing treatments for cancer and chronic degenerative diseases. Of course as a day trader or a swing trader you would be more interested in the charts than in what the company actually does.

So check out the video to see what they recommend for Monday and the entry levels and stop loss levels

To see an excellent video on how to reduce risks when trading stock breakouts and maybe get in before the actual breakout occurs see trading stock breakouts

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Friday, December 3

Newspaper Share Tips Today

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Investors Chronicle
Share Tips of the week:

Buy Close Bros
Buy Melrose
Buy Optos
Buy K3 Business Technology


Buy Electra Private Equity, Alliance Pharma, Trading Emissions, Rio Tinto, and Tikit

Southern Cross Healthcare fairly priced

Company Results:

Buy Grainger -- KSK Power -- Digital Marketing -- Halma -- Acal -- Aberdeen Asset Management -- RPC -- Immunodiagnostics Systems -- Hogg Robinson -- Holidaybreak -- Capital Pub Co -- Brewin Dophin

Shares Magazine

Share Tips

Buy Centamin Egypt
Buy Chaarat Gold
Buy Highland Gold


Sell - Southern Cross – HMV

Buy – Royal Dutch Shell ‘B’ - Blacks Leisure – Ashtead – Banco Santander – Omega Diagnostics – Coal of Africa – Specialist Energy


Buy – Madagascar Oil - Archipelago Resources - Tate & Lyle - Compass - Salamander Energy – – Beacon Hill Resources

Small Caps

Buy – Avon Rubber – Tertiary Minerals – Optos – Capital Pub Company – Portmerion – – Chamberlin


Buy – Lamprell

The Times
Cable & Wireless Communications paid $210 million for a 51% stake in state-owned telecoms company in the Bahamas.

Tempus share tips
Kingfisher’s geographical spread makes the shares one of the more appealing in the retail sector.

Hold Consort Medical.

Speculative buy - Character Group.

The Independent

Investment Share Tips

Hold Britvic at 476p
Hold Kingfisher at 255p
Buy Domino's Pizza 550.5p

The Daily Telegraph

Questor Share Tips from Thursday

Buy May Gurney at 230p
Thomas Cook buy at 178p

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Wednesday, December 1

Tempus Questor Share Tips

Stock Marketing Investing - Wednesday Newspaper Share Tips

Stock markets today are rebounding from yesterday - FTSE up 122 NASDAQ up 49 DOW up  193 SandP up 15

Tempus Share Tips

Halma a long-term hold but up with events
Northumbrian - better returns elsewhere due to bad debts

Santander in turmoil after Lloyds raid
Flybe float raises fears of Ocado with wings
European Bank chief attempts to calm fears
Bonus pact loophole for overseas earners


Questor Share TIps

Buy RPC Group at 288p
Buy Cluff Gold at 110p

Stockmarket news

Portugal banks face 'intolerable' risk
Gazprom and Vitol to start trading rainforest
Rupert Murdoch considers selling MySpace [at a loss?]
Gazprom and Shell to develop projects together
House prices 'will fall 2.7% next year'
Flybe set for £200m float


Investment Share Tips

Buy Hogg Robinson - a risky punt - at 34p
Hold Halma at 313.6p
Hold Real Good Food Company at 23.5p

Stockmarket news

Generic medicines reduce costs in poorest countries
Families spend more on drink as recession hits home [lol ?]
Germany stages recovery [do they sell drink to the British ?]
Fears that Eurozone contagion will spread to Italy
Google 'prepares $6bn bid' for e-vouchers company Groupon

Shell and Gazprom sign global pact
Family spending falls as cash-strapped households tighten their belts [hmm except on drink apparently - Ed.]
Europe's biggest companies sitting on £445bn cash
Flybe wants to raise £60m to expand in Europe


Groupon and Google - an internet darling for austere times

Stock market news

Markets warned not to underestimate ECB

Fears of contagion spread to corporate debt market
Brussels launches Google probe
Google in advanced talks with Groupon a deal which would give search engine the edge in virtual marketing
Safe havens rally as euro plunges again
Shell and Gazprom in gas and oil alliance
China boost for Morgan Stanley
Telegraph plans to charge for online content

Stock market news

Borrowers hit as banks raise mortgage rate
Aberdeen doubles profits
Fancy a revolutionary credit card with an LED display ? See Citi Credit Card
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