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Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Dialight PLC

Berenberg today initiates coverage of Dialight PLC (LON:DIA) with a sell investment rating and price target of 620p.

Dialight plc and SThree plc: 2 growth stars you probably haven’t considered

If you're looking for the best growth opportunities, I think it makes sense to look further down the market at those companies that remain off the vast majority of professional investors' radars. Here are just two examples. 

Dialight underlying operating profits rise

Underlying operating profits at Dialight rose to £6.5m in the six months to the end of June - up from £4.2m last time.

Revenues increased to £92.7m from £79.8m and underlying basic earnings per share rose to 12.8p from 7.8p.

The group reported a statutory pre-tax profits of £4.0m against a loss of £7.1m last time.

Group chief executive Michael Sutsko said: "We are focused on executing the group's ambitious growth strategy as we seek to capture the opportunity in the industrial LED lighting market.

2 cheap growth stocks that could make you rich

Finding shares which can offer double-digit earnings growth outlooks is never easy. Few companies offer index-beating returns for long, and those that do tend to see their valuations rise significantly. This means that the upside potential for new investors is often limited. However, even with the FTSE 100 trading close to its record high, some growth stocks could be worth buying. Here are two examples; both of which offer double-digit earnings growth at a reasonable price.

Halma: Records keep tumbling at this star share

Halma: Records keep tumbling at this star share

It has an incredible record of consistent growth both in profits and the dividend, but the shares aren't cheap. Lee Wild discusses the price of quality.

2 small-caps with excellent growth outlooks

Industrial chain manufacturer Renold (LSE:RNO) found itself on the back foot in Tuesday business following the release of full-year financials.

The stock was last 3% lower from the prior close and moving back towards last week's six-week troughs.

Renold announced that underlying revenues shrank 0.7% during the 12 months to March, dipping to £183.4m, while pre-tax profit dipped 9.5% to £6.7m.

Why I see more upside ahead for these winning shares

Shares in Marlow-based IT infrastructure provider and software reseller Softcat (LSE:SCT) have soared more than 40% since the start of the year, buoyed by the company's recent market share gains and robust revenue growth.

In the six months to 31 January 2017, Softcat's customer numbers grew by 8.7%, its fastest pace since 2014. Moreover, revenue for the period accelerated to 28.9%, up from 10.4% in the same period last year, while adjusted operating profit rose 9.4% to £21.4m.

2 tempting growth shares I’d buy in April

Optical components and systems company Gooch & Housego (LSE:GHH) has pleased investors over the last five years with a more than 200% rise in its share price.

Director Deals - Dialight PLC (DIA)

Fariyal Khanbabi, Financial Director, sold post-exercise 4,962 shares in the company on the 3rd March 2017 at a price of 1031.00p. The Director now holds 5,483 shares.

Director deals data provided by www.directorsholdings.com

Director Deals - Dialight PLC (DIA)

Fariyal Khanbabi, Financial Director, exercised 10,445 shares in the company on the 3rd March 2017 at a price of 0.00p. The Director now holds 10,445 shares.

Director deals data provided by www.directorsholdings.com