Friday, May 13

Shares to Buy from Tips in Newspapers

Shares to Watch - Friday Share Tips

Why has blogger been unavailable all day ? Well, I don't know, Google carried out some maintenance and broke their blogging system for 24 hours, but that explains why these share tips are bit late today !

Investors Chronicle Share Tips

GCM Resources
Restaurant Group

Financial Times

Trading Post - Long yen versus the Aussie dollar is the bet.

Facebook admits it hired a PR group in the US to generate stories critical of Google’s approach to privacy.

Advent International and Carlyle Group are considering listing German producer of refractory metals, H.C. Starck, , on the stock market.

Clinton Cards' like-for-like sales drop 3% for the 40 weeks to 8 May.

Dixons Retail's sales fall 2% for the year to 30 April.

BT unveils 71% increase in pre-tax profit for 2010-11.

Handbag manufacturer Coach plans to move up to 50% of its manufacturing out of China due to rising labour costs.

Shares in fashion retailer SuperGroup fell pver 20% on Thursday on evidence of a slowdown in UK sales growth.

Insurer Aegon reports net profits of €327 million in Q1 2011, below expectations of €345 million.

Goldman Sachs shares fell 3.5% as analysts say bank may still face charges from the US DoJ for its conduct during the financial crisis.

The Times

Council of Mortgage Lenders say 9,100 homes were repossessed in Q1 vs 7,900 in Q1 of 2010.

Europe must take immediate action to avoid another financial crisis, the IMF warned yesterday.

William Hill, suffered one of the biggest shareholder rebellions of the year soi far at its AGM yesterday when over a third of investors refused to endorse its executive pay.

Old Mutual reports 4% drop in Q1 sales to £369 million.

Tempus stocks and shares tips

Hold RSA
Hold Aegis
Buy Cookson.

The Independent

Investment share tips

Buy 3i at 290p - it failed to confirm the market's worst fears yesterday and there is encouraging news in the pipeline
Buy Tullett Prebon at 393p
Hold Clinton Cards at 17p.

The Guardian

The slump in commodities might be more than just 'froth' - Glencore's CEO is unworried about the market volatility but the volume of copper and aluminium being imported into China is now falling.

Daily Mail

An analyst trip to Yorkshire seems to have paid off for Greene King. A series of bullish notes on the pubs operator were sent out as a result.

Daily Express

Stock Market News

Speculators liked Scottish & Southern Energy yesterday as bid rumours emerged around a trio of UK utilities.

The Daily Telegraph

Leading opposition figures in Kazakhstan have accused Glencore of illegally privatising assets worth up to $7.6 billion.

Households in the UK suffer most significant drop in income since 1981, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Keller shares slump 20% on Thursday after issuing a profits warning.

Output at FTSE 100 Kazakh company Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation grew substantially in Q1, but warned that costs are rising.

Questor Share Tips

Supergroup - sell at 1219p
Shares fell 22.5% yesterday as the company said sales growth at its core retail division had slowed from 91.8% in Q3 to 39% in Q4. It also has not opened as many stores as it had hoped, and said the warm weather in March and April meant it had the wrong kind of stock in its shops. If yesterday's fall had happened just once it would be an unfortunate but costly blip and possibly a buying opportunity. But this has happened before. In these uncertain times we prefer to invest in steady and stable stocks.

BT - buy at 199p

Questor Share tips from Thursday
Barratt Developments - buy at 118p
HSBC - buy at 646p