Thursday, June 30

Thursday Stock Trading Tips

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FTSE higher again - but still below 5900

FTSE 100 - Risers
Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) 48.31p +8.24%
BG Group (BG.) 1,410.50p +4.43%
Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) 37.81p +3.03%
Barclays (BARC) 251.750p +1.06%
Aviva (AV.) 433.90p +1.19%
BP (BP.) 453.80p +0.99%
Standard Life (SL.) 207.00p +0.88%
Investec (INVP) 500.50p +0.87%
Vedanta Resources (VED) 2,049.00p +0.84%
Old Mutual (OML) 131.50p +0.84%

FTSE 100 - Fallers
ARM Holdings (ARM) 585.00p -1.60%
ICAP (IAP) 475.90p -0.61%
Petrofac Ltd. (PFC) 1,536.00p -0.58%
Serco Group (SRP) 550.00p -0.45%
Autonomy Corporation (AU.) 1,687.00p -0.41%
Smiths Group (SMIN) 1,177.00p -0.34%
Fresnillo (FRES) 1,411.00p -0.28%
ITV (ITV) 71.75p -0.28%
Intertek Group (ITRK) 1,982.00p -0.25%
Rolls-Royce Group (RR.) 633.00p -0.24%

Financial Times

Ed The Talking Horse
Melrose makes initial approach for Charter International, valuing the welding equipment and industrial compressors supplier of at around £1.3 bn.

News Corp sells MySpace to Specific Media for $35 million - Justin Timberlake invests undisclosed amount - [Newscorp bought it for $580 million in 2008 - Rupert Murdoch hoped to get $1 billion for it at one point - Ed the talking horse].

Justin Timberlake buys MySpace

[I'v been told this blog needs spacing up - so here's a pic of Justin Timberlake in case someone was curious - Ed the talking horse]

Entertainment retailer HMV Group completes £53 million sale of bookstores chain Waterstone’s to A&NN Group.

The Times

Tempus Share Tips
Hold Vodafone
Avoid Cineworld Group.
Tuck away Anite, though immediate progress may be slow


Bank of America sets aside astounding $21 billion to settle claims by investors who lost money when they bought mortgage-backed securities

The Independent

Investment Share Tips Column

Buy Hunting at 756p
Hunting is performing well and remains affordable. Last buy recommendation was when the stock was trading on 26 x forward earnings. RBS now puts it on just over 27 x falling to less than 22 x on 2012 estimates. The continued strength in the oil price and the expected strong performance in H2 mean there is no reason to sit on the fence or sell.

Buy Anite at 74.5p
Buy Photo-Me International at 63p - good figures prompting analysts to raise expectations

The Guardian

Betfair's flotation is full of holes - but it is still generating plenty of cash.

Greek can kicked down the road - bailout cash will flow, but the inevitable has only been postponed.

Failed Canadian stock exchange deal means the LSE is still looking for a partner.

The Daily Telegraph
Brighton Pier, put up for sale by owners Noble, if you have £50 million you don't know what to do with.

Questor Share Tips

Buy Anglo American at 3015p
Buy Cineworld at 200p if Car2 is a success

Tips from Wednesday
Buy Standard Chartered at 1581p
Buy Centrica at 325p for income and long-term growth - gas prices are headed up