Friday, July 22

Stock Market Tips Friday

Stock Market News - Investors Chronicle and Newspaper Stock Picks


Share Tips of the Week
Hansard Global – Buy
Max Property – Buy
Triple Plate Junction (gold mining in Papua New Guinea and Vietnam) – Buy
Abcam – Sell

Oil explorers set for big gains on oil finds, the following cos. get a mention: – Range Resources, Gulf Keystone, Borders & Southern, Red Emperor, Chariot Oil & Gas, Falkland Oil & Oil, Bahamas Petroleum, Max Petroleum,

Miners targeting minerals in Kazakhstan : - Central Asia Metals, Sunkar Resources, Hambledon

Fund Tip of the Week
Picton Property Income – Buy

Fixed Income Tip of the Week
European Government Bonds – Worth a punt

Share Tips UpdatesNovartis – Buy
Yell – Sell
Wilmington – Sell

BitsFenner – Buy
Advanced Computer Software – Remain worth buying
Sinclair IS Pharma – Buy
FirstGroup – Shares remain a buy
Brady – Still worth buying

Company ResultsBuy – CSF Group
Good Value - Cyril Sweet, SThree, IG Group
Fairly-priced – Sports Direct, iEnergizer


Questor Share Tips

Buy Afren at 148.5p - shares look cheap - buy on this weakness but oil exploration programmes are always risky

Afren 7 year chart

Well done to anyone who bought at 20p!

Buy Hargreaves Services at 1040p

Stock Market news
Greece to default as EU agrees €159bn bailout
Nokia posts €500m loss
FED making plans for US debt default
Retail shops start sales early
Microsoft profits jump 30% on demand for Office
Scottish & Southern raises gas and electric bills by 18%


Investment Stock Picks

Buy Great Portland Estates at 436p
Buy 888 Holdings at 34.75p
Hold Howden Joinery at 114.5p


Cut in VAT is the only way to stop the blood letting on the high street.

Greece hopes help Aviva as talk of bid re-emerges
Banks forced to share Greek pain
John Lewis to open range of smaller stores
Food retailers in biggest slump since records began

HBOS may still face action by watchdog
Record £2bn H1 sales at Christie's
Sales down at Mitchells & Butlers after departures from board
Cable & Wireless Worldwide shareholders in pay protest

Wet weather damages B&Q sales
Anger over C&W pay
FSA to probe HBOS collapse
Halfords bike sales soar

The Times

Tempus share tips

Capita Group shares look like they will recover by year end
AstraZeneca share price appears justified
Little reason to buy Colt.


Three years after HBOS collapse, we discover that regulators are investigating possible wrongdoing at the bank.

UK is getting into debt at amazing speed, borrowing billions just to pay the interest on previous borrowings, the austerity measures have done nothing so far