Friday, July 29

Today's IC and Newspaper Share Tips

Newspaper Share Tips


Share Tips of the Week
Buy Beazley
Buy Vodafone
Buy Caparo Energy

Share Tips UpdatesBuy Domino’s Pizza
Long-term buy Great Portland Estates
Buy GGG Resources

Britvic – still a sell
KSK Power Ventur – still a long-term buy
Buy Lonrho
Buy Triple Plate Junction
Buy Vectura

Cheap shares set to bounce)
M&C Saatchi, PV Crystalox Solar, CSR, 888 Holdings, Augean, GVC Holdings, Murgitroyd, YouGov, BATM, Bioquell

Tech StocksARM – High enough

De Beers confirms exceptional growth in price of diamonds

Company Results
Buy – BG Group, Capita, GlaxoSmithKline
Long-term good value – Howden Joinery
Good value – Informa, BP, Provident Financial
High enough – Colt
Fairly-priced - WSP, Reckitt Benckiser, PZ Cussons, ITM Power, Charter, Renishaw

Sprint Nextel - Uncertainty around plans to upgrade networks is stifling good news
Exxon/Shell: Both showing the value of long-term investment
BAE Systems: spending pressures make valuation of BAE difficult

Stock market news
Asia suffers from US debt standoff - Nintendo falls almost 20% after cutting 3DS price
Film studios win online piracy battle - BT ordered to block access to free movie download website
BP chairman Svanberg targeted for groups lack of clarity

Cynical public needs lessons in price rises, says gas chief
£2bn windfall coming the way of Vodafone investors
Banks shed 40,000 staff
Bidders must keep Comet a going concern
GKN buys German vehicle components manufacturer for £280 M - its largest ever acquisition

Tempus share tips
Hold Reed Elsevier
Invensys high enough
Tate & Lyle fair enough


Questor share tips

Hold BT Group at 198p
Buy National Express at 261.3p

Stock market news
Warnings of global slump if US allows 'insane' default
Credit Suisse to cut 2,000 jobs
Exxon's $10bn profits lower than expected
China's economic miracle may be about to derail


Investment Share Tips

Hold Glencore at 476.5p
Buy BAE Systems at 307p
Buy St James's Place Capital at 356p.

Stock market news
Centrica blames profit slide at British Gas on fuel efficiency
BT profits rise as it boosts broadband
Soaring oil prices give Shell 77% boost


British Gas owner Centrica attacked over £1.3bn profits
Retail sales fall at fastest for a year
Economic pessimism still dominating consumers
Britons avoid foreign holidays for fourth consecutive year


Banks to chop 12,000 jobs
Rolls-Royce to gain from airliner boom

Thursday, July 28

Stock Market Newspaper Tips Thursday

Stock Market Today - Newspaper and Magazine Share Tips


Share Tips of the Week
Buy Rightmove
Buy Bayfield Energy

Directors Deals
Buy Whitbread and Mulberry
Mulberry Alexa Handbag - very trendy - cost around $1200

Stock market newcomers that might soar
Music Festivals, 3Legs Resources, Ubisense, Smart Metering Systems, Wildhorse Energy, Zambeef Products, Zapadnaya

Agenda Buy Greggs
Buy BG Group
Buy Thomas Cook
Buy Hornby
Buy Kentz
Buy Domino Pizza
Misys – Take Profits

Buy Logica
Buy Old Mutual
Buy Range Resources

Tips UpdatesBuy Archipelago Resources

Small CapsBuy Waterlogic
Buy i-Design
Buy Headlam
Speculative Buy Teknomining

Non-life Insurance shares to buy - Novae, Lancashire, and Hardy Underwriting

Buy Firestone Diamonds and Petra Diamonds


Tempus share tips

Consider taking profits at British American Tobacco
Hold Aegis
Buy Renishaw.


Questor Share Tips
Buy GlaxoSmithKline at 1373p
Hold ARM at 595.5p
ARM valuation is 54x this year's earnings, as investors expect them to constantly amaze. But yesterday, they made it clear that they might not do so in Q4. If you already own ARM you might want to hold for the long term, but the price is likely to slip and there may be a better time to buy over the next 6 months.

BSkyB considering £1bn share buy-back
Gold could hit $2,000
ITV to launch TV micropayments next year
British Gas fined £2.5m
Santander UK profits hit by £538m PPI provision


Investment Share Tips

Buy Morgan Crucible at 335.5p
Buy Brewin Dolphin at 152p - also tipped by Midas recently at 160p see Midas

Sky board to discuss Murdoch's position
Poor UK sales pull down Carphone
Fed tells RBS to improve controls on money laundering
Manufacturers to cut jobs as confidence falls

Retailers cut jobs as hopes of recovery in economy fade
Vedanta clashes with protesters over pollution and human rights
Carphone Warehouse sales down 3.3%
UK broadband connection speeds 'only half as fast as advertised'
Sales of Lloyds branches gets few bidders
LVMH's 'remarkable' H1 results show luxury is back in fashion
Italian and Spanish borrowing costs
BP profits soar amid call for break-up

Tuesday, July 26

Tuesday Newspaper Stock Picks

Stock Market News - Tuesday Newspaper Tips

FTSE down 27 points at the moment on poor economic news - DOW futures slightly down as we wait with baited breath for the resolution of the US debt crisis !

Weekend and Investors Chronicle tips here - share tips

The Daily Telegraph

Questor Share Tips

Avoid Wolseley at 1915p
Avoid Wolfson at 155p

From Sunday
Buy United Utilities at 588p- income play for an above-inflation return.

Questor also says to buy Melrose, Weir Group and GKN in his podcast

Financial Times

Yorkshire Building Society buys remaining Egg mortgage and savings customers from Citigroup.

ING to sell its insurance operations in Latin America for €2.68 billion.

Clorox unlikely to receive a rival offer from Kimberly-Clark, after they dismiss talk of a bid.

Saint-Gobain to acquire Wolseley’s UK trade business Build Center.

Holidaybreak shares climbed 15% on Monday after it said it was in talks that may lead to a takeover.

Dow Chemical and Aramco announce plans to build a $20 bn petrochemical complex in industrial city of Jubail.

Greek rollover - rather than deal with the problem the eurozone may be setting the scene for a bigger default further down the road.

Reckitt Benckiser: robust results - but full-year results may come up short.

The Times

Tempus share tips

Hold Reckitt Benckiser
Further upside could be limited for Aberdeen Asset Management.

The Independent

Investment Share Tips

Hold Aberdeen Asset Management at 229p
Hold Persimmon at 462p
Buy Staffline at 242p.

The Guardian

A third Greek bailout looks like it is only a matter of time.

US debt crisis - markets have not panicked yet, but only a short-term fix is found they may start.

Daily Mail

Midas Share Tips

Flybe shares are cheap at 1761/2p. Brokers believe the stock is worth at least 220p. Buy.

Monday, July 25

Weekend Papers Tips

Stock Market News - Weekend Newspaper Share Tips

Sunday Telegraph

Questor Share Tips
Buy United Utilities at 588p, for the income for above-inflation returns.
Sell Hilton Food Group at 273p, rising cost pressures mean it is time to take profits.

Mail on Sunday

Midas Share Tips
Buy Flybe at 176.5p, which looks cheap given potential for growth, brokers are looking for at least 220p.

Updates: Capital Pub Company share holders should accept the 235p bid from Greene King
Marston's share holders should hold at 105p for income and capital growth.

Investors Chronicle

Share Tips of the Week:
Buy Max Property at 110p - discount to NAV will close further as successful strategy of buying distressed property is continued.
Buy Hansard Global at 169p - 8%-+ yield and strong sales growth.
Buy Triple Plate Junction at 7p - speculative gold miner with potential for 'huge' upside.
Sell Abcam at 417p; take profits - looks overvalued, with business model also coming under increased scrutiny.

Share Updates:
Keep buying Novartis at CHF51.
Keep selling Wilmington at 113p.
Keep selling Yell Group at 9p.

Tip Bits:
Keep buying Fenner, Advanced Computer Software, Sinclair IS Pharma, FirstGroup, and Brady.

Stock Market News Tips:
Keep selling Betfair at 637p,
Buy William Hill at 220p,
Buy Ladbrokes at 140p

Buy Land Securities for office development pipeline.
BHP Billiton still good value at £23.77 after latest production update.
Keep buying International Personal Finance at 331p, benefiting from eastern Europe recovery.

Comment Tip:
Sanderson Group due a re-rating at 31p,
Netcall still a buy at 20p - target 23p .

Martin Li picks speculative oil tiddlers which could provide spectacular pay-off: Range Resources, Gulf Keystone Petroleum, Borders & Southern, Red Emperor, Chariot Oil & Gas, Falkland Oil & Gas, Max Petroleum and Bahamas Petroleum.

Funds - Buy Picton Property Income at 49p, long-term value with only medium risk.

Six high-yielding defensive stocks revealed by 'stock-screening' processes - Clarkson, John Menzies, Hiscox, Cranswick, Beazley and AstraZeneca

Results - Buy CSF Group at 71p

If you are looking for a mortgage check out info. on best mortgage deals

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

Thursday, July 21

Magazine and Newspaper Share Tips

Online Stock Trading - Magazine and Newspaper Share Tips July21


Share Tips of the Week
Afferro – Buy

5 Power picks -
Croda International
Domino Printing

Sierra Rutile – Buy
Kenmare Resources – Buy
BP – Buy
Bellway – Buy
Advanced Computer Software – Buy

Small Caps
Telford Homes – Buy
Metalrax – Buy
Quercus – Buy
Synchronica – Buy


Tempus share tips

Take profits at London Stock Exchange
International Personal Finance a bet on whether you expect further euro-contagion
Playtech price looks about right ahead of any further developments.


Questor Share Tips
Buy Yule Catto at 227p
Buy Melrose at 356p

Pfizer to buy drug maker Icagen for $56m
Intel sales hit record $13bn
UK economy at 'near standstill', says OECD
Mortgage lending jumps on pick up in buy-to-let market


The Investment Column
Buy LSE at 1030p
Buy Pursuit Dynamics at 325p
Hold Brooks Macdonald at 1272p

Santander to shelve flotation of UK business
Interest rate rise looks unlikely until late 2012


Apple profits up 124% year-on-year on record sales of iPhones
Interst rate likely to stay at 0.5% until 2012
Yell's investors take fright after 29% fall in internet traffic


Google in tax storm
Traders banking on Misys takeover
Rio Tinto said to be eyeing sale of a UK power station to German-owned energy giant RWE Npower.


BSkyB - is its future is as rosy as its past
Germany and France settle differences on Greek debt in 11th hour meeting
Osborne says eurozone problems potentially 'as damaging as 2008'
Brussels says bank lenders may need to raise £460bn by 2019
White House open to temporary debt deal
Blackstone in deal to buy Jack Wolfskin for £700m - highlighting outdoor clothing's rapid growth
Intel and Qualcomm bullish on H2
Wells Fargo receive $85m fine over subprime loans
Carl Icahn raises offer for Clorox to $ 13 billion
Ecolab agrees to buy US water treatment company Nalco for $5.4 billion.
China’s state-owned Cnooc agrees to buy bankrupt Calgary-based oil sands producer Opti Canada for $2.1 billion.
Riverbed Technology announces deal to buy UK cloud computing company Zeus for $140 million in cash.
Dell makes move into datacentre networking, by buying Force10 Networks.

Wednesday, July 20

Share Tips and Stock Market Game

Stock Trading - Tips from Today's Papers

Daily Telegraph

Barratt Developments agrees deal with John Whittaker to allow it to build homes on the tycoon's land up north

Only Germany can save EMU as contagion goes systemic

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Questor Share Tips

Hold International Ferro Metals (IFM) at 18p
Buy Johnson Matthey at 2016p

From Monday
Buy Lavendon (rents out elevated platforms) at 108p - looks cheap at 11 x earnings and could be an acquisition target
Lavendon 10 year chart - impressive ! and back above the 20 day moving average

2 year chart - 120p seems like obvious resistance point

Stock charts for beginners
Buy GKN at 228p

Financial Times

Apple overdelivers - they beat Wall Street estimates in its last quarter but is the master of controlling expectations.

UnitedHealth - eps up 17% year on year and profit guidance was raised.

BofA and Goldman Sachs - Tuesday’s results give cause for concern in two important respects.

Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis suffering from strength of the Swiss franc

Electrolux - Swedish appliance maker issues profits warning as reluctant customers refuse to pay more.

The Times

Evolution reveals it is in advanced negotiations with BNP Paribas to buy the French bank’s UK wealth management division

Tempus share tips

No reason why Henderson Group should outperform
Hard to see why Dairy Crest shares should rise much
Ricardo - a strong hold.


After paying housing costs, petrol, grocery bills, utility bills, UK consumers have little left to spend on anything else.

Regulators value Stansted airport at £1.3 bn, but BAA is unlikely to realize that much.

The Independent

Investment Share Tips

Buy Johnson Matthey at 2016p
Buy Headlam at 285p
Buy Craneware at 575p (they help US hospitals bill their patients).


Decline of euro is good for gold

Consumer Focus report accuses independent financial advisers of telling clients to change personal pension providers just to earn a commission from them [Wow I am shocked - Ed the talking horse].

The Guardian
Supermarkets and high street stores may do better to concentrate on online sales instead of opening more stores.

Euro confusion reigns - Trichet's hard line is one reason why eurozone has tied itself in knots to keep Greece in the euro.

Daily Mail

Midas Share Tip
- Buy Brewin Dolphin at 160p. Shares have slipped this year on worries about nervous markets impacting on performance. They are now cheaper than many competitors, but growth prospects are good and dividend yield is almost 5%.

Monday, July 18

Weekend Paper Tips July16

Stock Market Investing - Weekend Newspaper Share Tips

The Investors Chronicle

Share Tips of the Week

Buy May Gurney Integrated Services at 284p - cheap rating despite defensive position and strong balance sheet.
May Gurney 2 year Chart

Buy British American Tobacco at £28.59 - exposure to fast-growing emerging markets and an attractive yield.

Buy Asian Citrus Holdings at 57.5p - rating too low given that it is debt-free and cash-generative.

Sell Britvic at 379p - exposed to commodity market volatility.

Share Tip Updates

Keep buying Cape at 560p.
Keep buying WH Smith at 516p.
Workspace now fairly priced at 29p.

Tip Bits

Keep buying
Babcock International at 714p
Tikit Group at 295p.
Metric Property at 110p

Keep selling
Dechra Pharmaceuticals at 473p.
Dunelm at 463p

Stock market news - Banks remain under pressure as a result of eurozone debt crisis, although HSBC and Standard Chartered are long-term buys for exposure to fast-growing developing markets.

BSkyB only fairly priced at 684p

Afferro and Aureus Mining - Liberian iron ore and gold plays - remain buys.

Keep buying European Goldfields at 805p after Greek approval for development projects.

Keep buying M&S at 365p, work continues to reposition it for growth.

Thomas Cook - high enough at 88p after 3rd profit warning in a year
Tui Travel is a sell at 205p given the much higher valuation of its shares.

Seven of the eight tips of the year remain buys – NCC, Asian Plantations, Aviva, British Empire Trust, Chariot Oil & Gas, Metric Property, and Tesco.

Results Tips:
Buy NCC at 630p
Buy Prosperity Minerals at 126p.
Buy Jacques Vert at 17.5p
Buy Plant Impact at 25p

Sunday Telegraph

Questor Share Tips

Buy Electrocomponents at 239p, - recent share price fall looks overdone, especially given the reliable 5.2% yield.

Electrocomponents 2 year chart

[The chart looks awful - the more cautious amongst us might want to wait till the price gets back above the 200 day moving average (the black line) -Ed the talking horse]

Buy BHP Billiton at £23.40, - Petrohawk Energy deal is a sensible move as demand for gas will rise significantly over next 10 years.

The Mail on Sunday

Midas: Buy Brewin Dolphin at 160p, - undervalued compared to peers in private investment management.

Update: Take profits at Telecom Plus, tipped 3 years ago at 318p and now 678p, but keep some for further growth.

Friday, July 15

Today's Paper Stock Picks

Online Stock Trading - Tips from Newspapers Today

Click here for Investors Chronicle tips - IC tips

The Daily Telegraph

Questor Share Tips

Barratt Developments - buy at 106p
Things are tough for all house builders. However, Questor says Barratt are fundamentally undervalued and the fall yesterday has created an opportunity. One of Questor's tips of 2011 they are up 19% so far this year.

Financial Times

BHP Billiton bets on US energy with agreement to buy Petrohawk oil and gas company, for $12.1 bn in cash.

Melrose increases its Charter International bid from 780p to 840p a share,

The Najafi Companies withdraw their offer for US bookseller Borders due to objections from the chain’s creditors.

ConocoPhillips to spin off its marketing and refining business to focus on exploration and production.

US food group Ralcorp announces plans to spin off Post Foods cereal business as it fights a $4.9 bn hostile bid approach from ConAgra Foods.

Williams increased bid for Southern Union to $5.5 billion

The Times

Nestlé's takes an 18% stake in New Zealand-based company Vital Foods.

Tempus share tips

Further progress should be slow at Pendragon
Ashmore Group - strong hold.

The Independent

Investment Stock Picks

Hold Barratt Developments at 106p
Hold Wilmington at 114.5p
Buy Centaur Media at 51p - given the positive update the 11 times forward earnings for next year looks cheap.

CAU - 7 year chart

Price is still below the 200 day moving average so a note of caution is advised

CAU - 6 month chart

5 day moving average has turned up which is generally a good sign

Stock charts for beginners


Barratt, the UK's largest house builder by volume, expects to announce it returned to the black over the year to the end of June.

The Guardian

Can Michael Clarke work miracles at Premier Foods ? Shares jump 20% on his appointment as CEO

Thursday, July 14

Newspaper Share Tips July14

Stock Trading Online - Thursday Share Tips

First things first - Oscar Carboni has been on CNBC again saying where he thinks the markets are heading - back in March Oscar gave his prediction on Fox News that the SnP would reach 1650 before the end of 2011 - Oscar is nothing if not bold - so we shall see if he is right - here is today's CNBC clip - he has a website by the way with lots of free videos and stuff on technical analysis and stock charting -


Share Tips of the Week

Buy - William Hill
Buy - DP Poland

Tips Updates
Carpetright – Take profits

Small Caps
Sagentia – Buy
Harvard International – Buy
Begbies – Buy
Thwaites – Speculative buy

Prime Selections for Patriotic Profits
London - Monitise
East Anglia - Domino’s Pizza
North East - Renew
North West - Speedy Hire
South East - Fidessa
South West - Ultimate Finance
Midlands - Marston’s
Scotland - Stagecoach
Northern Ireland & Wales - Wynnstay

Axis-Shield – Buy
Tullow Oil – Buy
GKN – Buy
Zetar – Buy
Aviva – Buy
European Goldfields – Buy
Toumaz – Speculative buy

Telecom Plus (Buy)

Buy Tower Resources

Top BSkyB investor calls for resignation of chairman James Murdoch
Bernanke refuses to rule out fresh stimulus
Gold hits all-time high
Fitch downgrades Greece to CCC
China growth cools but sharp slowdown averted
Electricity reforms could force companies out

Questor Share Tips

Buy - Ultra Electronics Holdings at 1676p
Buy - ICAP at 482p
Investing in gold - shares may be the best way to invest in gold - Questor's current gold miners buy recommendations include Centamin Egypt - risky play as its gold mine is in Egypt – Petropavlovsk, European Goldfields and Cluff Gold.

From Wednesday
Buy Shanks at 125p


Investors should prepare for big losses on Greece exposure
US debt - Awful macroeconomic news gives opportunity to resolve debate
Procrastination over Greece engulfing other economies and their banks
UK banks backtrack on plan to eliminate cheques by 2018

Stock market news
Murdoch's and News Corp's political problems mount in US as well as UK
IMF encoruages private sector to share Greek debt burden - report says Greece crisis may spiral out of control
Bernanke warns of recession risk
Citigroup getting closer to U-turn on credit cards
Retailers with global reach do well in UK
Apax leads $5bn cash offer for Kinetic
RBS losses on loans forecast to be less severe than expected


Federal Reserve floats possibility of QE3 as cure for weak economy
Biggest rise in 2 years in UK jobseeker count

Tempus share tips

Buy Icap for the longer term
Hold ITE Group
Morgan Crucible shares may rise further in due course.


Investment Share Tips

Icap still a champion - Buy at 482p
Buy Telecom Plus at 681.5p - (also a Robbie Burns favourite)
Buy Monitise at 37.5p - mobile payments - unlike some so-called "stars", Monitise is actually making money

Stock market news
Gold price hits record high
Big 4 banks line up to oppose call for retail ring-fencing
Hacker group targets RBS over oil deals
BP to invest £3bn in North Sea
Sales melting away at Thorntons

Age of austerity will last for decades: OBR
Bernanke ready to launch QE3
Hopes fade of Bombardier U-turn


Supergroup sales surge
Burberry sales soar
Shell looking to finalise Iraq gas deal

Monday, July 11

Weekend and Chronicle Share Tips

Stocks and Shares Tips for Investors

Investors Chronicle

Share Tips of the Week

Buy GKN at 234p - trading at overly large discount to UK industrials, given its prospects for growth.

Buy Icap at 478p - make most of market volatility, with backing of a 'decent' dividend yield.

Buy Domino's Pizza UK & Ireland at 413p - interims could lead to market 'falling in love' with the stock all over again.

Sell European Nickel at 15.5p - dull prospects for price of nickel mean the shares look vulnerable.

Share Updates:
Keep buying San Leon Energy at 28p.

Premier Foods now only fairly priced at 18p.

Keep buying Vectura at 91p.

Share Tip Bits:
Keep buying John Menzies at 548p
Balfour Beatty at 316p
BG Group at £14.10
Burford Capital at 132p

Keep selling Ark Therapeutics at 4.5p.

Keep buying N Brown at 285p, after its 'steady' trading update.

Rising copper prices should offer short-term benefits for First Quantum Minerals, Antofagasta and Kazakhmys.

Results Tips:
Buy Greene King at 500p
Buy Flybe at 192p
Buy St Modwen Properties at 196p
Buy Low & Bonar at 73p
Buy Photo-Me International at 65p.

The Times

Buy NCC at 653p
Avoid WHSmith
No reason to chase Lookers

The Independent

Sell Babcock

Sell McBride

The Sunday Times

James Ashton thinks Rio Tinto may announce doubling of US$5bn share buyback programme next month.

Yell is worth a speculative punt - before revival plan to be put forward by new CEO Michael Pocock this week.

Sunday Telegraph

Questor Share Tips

Buy European Goldfields at 875p, as it has finally got the go-ahead for development in Greece.
Goldfields is also waiting for permission for the Certej project in Romania. Once these are up and running, the company will be the biggest gold producer in the EU.

Buy Reckitt Benckiser at £34.67 on fundamentals - ignore recent takeover speculation.

Check out also tips on retirement investing and hammer bullish reversal pattern

Thursday, July 7

Thursday Newspaper Stockmarket Tips

Stocks and Shares - Newspaper Share TIps Thursday

The Daily Telegraph
South African conglomerate Bidvest, has had approach for its food distribution services arm, for a possible $4 bn deal.

Questor Share Tips
Buy Ferrexpo at 469p
Buy Balfour Beatty at 316p
Buy Genus at 1032p

Financial Times

Shares in Axis-Shield jump 49% the group said it had rejected a £230 million offer from US rival Alere.

Irish building materials group CRH agrees to pay €100 million for Belgium’s VVM Group.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is selling its 12% stake in Hammerson, for more than £400 million.

The Lex Column

Portugal - the mood sours once again, with investors increasingly convinced crisis cannot be contained.

China raises rates: - increase in 1-year interest rates shows Beijing has same inflationary problems as everyone else.

Murdoch’s tabloids have ignored questions about methods, thinking they would be protected from discovery.

The Times

Tempus share tips

Hold SABMiller - speculative punt
Balfour Beatty long term "buy".


European IPO market in crisis - approximately half the deals launched this year have failed completely.

The Independent

Investment Share Tips

Hold Balfour Beatty at 316p
Hold Robert Wiseman at 323.5p
Buy Robert Walters at 313p.

The Guardian

Sports Direct paid £7 million for 80% stake in USC and Cruise, specializing in designer brands such as Ugg and Adidas Originals

Viewpoint Column

Thousands of retirees discovering they have little more in their pension than they and their employer paid in.

Tuesday, July 5

Today's Online Newspaper Stock Picks

Stock Market Today - Newspaper Share Tips

The Daily Telegraph
Shares in Treasury Wine Estates rose 11% on reports that a Chinese food company may make a bid

Questor Share Tips
Buy BHP Billiton at 460p
Buy John Menzies at 545p
Buy London Stock Exchange at 1059p

From Sunday
Buy NBT at 450p

The Independent

Investment Stock Picks

Buy Cenkos at 88p - shares starting to look cheap at about 8 x forecast full-year earnings. Dividend was cut last year, but should be raised if earnings improve. Mr Melling's impending departure, plus shaky economic climate, means business faces significant uncertainties, but there is a buying opportunity for anyone willing to take a risk.

Genus at 1032p - profit taking yesterday but stock still a buy.

Daily Mail

IMAX to expand UK operation from 14 to 50 cinemas to lure families away from rival home entertainment offerings.

Investing in Wine
Chateau Lafite Rothschild

In the last 10 years fine wine has soared in value from 130 GBP for a bottle of Chateau Lafite in 2001 to almost £1,000. Chateau Latour, has surged more than 6 x in the same time.

These wines all come from the Bordeaux region are top brands and appeal to extremely wealthy Asians. This year, prices have risen 13% with Haut-Brion ’96, up more than 20%

Investors can use the services of Vin-X, Berry Brothers & Rudd or Bordeaux Index to create a diversified portfolio of wines.

The investment can be tracked through an online index, much like the FTSE.

Demand is growing faster than supply and is likely to intensify as more affluent Asians join the club.

Midas says - When it comes to wine, knowledge is power. For those with £5K £100K to spare, Bordeaux is worth a look.

Financial Times
China’s largest search engine by revenue Baidu, will partner with Bing to let users see English-language search results

Shares in Psion dropped 17% yesterday after saying it would report a loss of £4 million for H1.

Animal genetics company Genus shrugs off weak porcine demand in Europe and confirms it will meet City full-year profit and revenues estimates.

Activity in Britain’s construction sector expands in June but with a sharp drop in housing activity

Regulators say European insurers' finances are robust overall

FSA issues warning about a rogue company masquerading as Invesco Perpetual trying to sell bogus funds to investors.

The Times
Fuller, Smith & Turner being pressed to increase its 200p-a-share offer for the Capital Pub Company or walk away

British families need to earn 20% more than they did a year ago to remain out of poverty

Britons paid off £5.8 billion on mortgage debt in Q1

Speciality chemicals producer Elementis gets £21 million refund from Brussels.

Friday, July 1

Friday Newspaper Tips July

Stocks and Shares - Friday newspaper Share Tips

Investors Chronicle tips

Share tips

Stocks to Buy:
Galliford Try at 488p
Elektron at 39p
Land Securities at 825p
Ladbrokes at 147p

Share Tips review

Polo Resources at 5.43p
Electra at £17.25
Capita 711p
Stellar Diamonds at 6.05p
Coastal Energy at 481p
Aviva at 434p.

Xchanging at 81p
Rank changed to ‘sell’ from ‘buy’ at 150p

The Daily Telegraph
The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears to be 'on verge of collapse' - prosecutors have 'serious doubts' about the accuser after it was discovered she has been receiving thousands of dollars from drug dealers and she lied about a previous rape case -
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
- read story here NYT -

A kipper
[he was stitched up like a kipper might be another interpretation - Ed the talking horse]

Questor Share tips
Buy BG Group at 1414p - great project pipeline and increasing demand for oil and gas.
Avoid Flybe at 184p

Financial Times
India finally approves Vedanta Resources take over of Cairn Energy’s Indian assets.

The Lex Column

BG Group: fertile fields just keep on growing.

Vodafone has still not made a single rupee in India, but it should prove very profitable in the long term.

The Times

Tempus share tips

Buy Greene King
Little upside in the price of Northgate shares.


The US FED's QE2 ended last night with 4th successive day of gains on Wall Street, a lot of which was no doubt due to traditional fund managers' end-of-quarter “window dressing”

The Independent

Investment Stock Picks

Hold Taylor Wimpey at 37.8p
Hold Greene King at 487.5p
Avoid Hampson Industries at 25.5p.

Daily Mail

Midas Share Tips

From Wednesday
Buy Innovation Group at 19p - should move higher this year and thereafter. The company has sorted out its problems, morale is high, should be benefits as insurers come under pressure to cut costs and outsource administrative functions.

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