Thursday, May 19

Thursday Stocks and Shares Tips

Stock Market Tips - Thursday Newspaper Tips

Glencore share price debuts at 530p - up around 3% so far.

Financial Times

GE to make share $12 billion in buy-backs over next few years.

LinkedIn’s IPO lives up to hype, at $45 a share it is raising $351 million.

Shire pharmaceuticals agrees to buy US company, Advanced BioHealing, for $750 million - gaining access to Dermagraft skin substitute that helps restore damaged tissue.

Amec, engineering services co., pays $280 million for US project management company Mactec.

Compass: - CEO of the largest catering company by revenues in the world has improved operating margins dramatically - now a good defensive bet for investors.


Prudential Regulatory Authority expected to police City risks far more fiercely than the FSA ever did.


Quantitative easing not dead but it might be snoozing.

The Times

Tempus share tips

Compass shares high enough
Experian shares have farther to rise in the long-term.
Hold Amec.


European finance ministers have agreed a €78 bn rescue package for Portugal.

The Independent

Cairn Energy expected to extend the deadline for its $9.6 billion deal to sell its Indian assets to Vedanta yet again.

Investment Share Tips

Buy Experian at 796p - world's biggest credit reference agency - sound long-term investment
Buy Heritage Oil at 232.5p - market has priced in bearish outcome - ample space for upside gains

The Guardian

Mary Portas - 'queen of shops [yes, we had never heard of her either - Ed.] , enlisted to find ways to revitalise Britain's high streets [lower prices - offer home delivery service - put thatched roofs on all shops - our free advice - Ed.].

Lloyds' - clawbacks of banker's wonuses should start with the £1.45 million paid to Eric Daniels.

The Daily Telegraph

Questor share tips

Buy Cineworld at 205.5p - Cinema is a risky business and Cineworld is heavily reliant on movie studios, but it is heavily invested in digital technology and, provided there is a strong range of 3D releases, its near term future looks bright. Questor first recommended Cineworld at 120p in March 2009, they are now 71.25% higher. Buy

From Wednesday

Buy Cluff Gold at 89p - at the Questor update the shares were at 104.5p – however, the shares are still a buy for exploration success as 75% of Baomahun is still unexplored. But investors must bear in mind the inherent risks of any exploration programme

Buy Vodafone at 169.7p

From Tuesday

Buy Cranswick at 783.5p


Gordon Brown would be a hopeless IMF chief [surely not - he did after all "save the world"] .

Daily Mail

Stock Market Report

Revived bid / stakebuilding speculation, and upgrade by City broker UBS, sparked a useful rally in BG Group.