Over the past year, shares in Numis Corporation (LSE:NUM) have smashed the market returning 27%, excluding dividends, against the FTSE 100 return of 7.7%. At the time of writing, the shares currently support a dividend yield of 4%, so after including this distribution, the return for the year will likely exceed 30%.
But can this financial services business continue on its current trajectory?
Let's face it, as human beings we all like to brag about our achievements, especially if it means getting one up on the other guy (or gal). Deny it all you want, but as investors we're no different to the rest of the population. We all feel a little smug when we've made the right call, especially when we've profited handsomely from our self-proclaimed wisdom.
Porvair on Tuesday announced its acquisition of 3,702,286 voting shares of 8.13% of voting rights in Standard Life - Aberdeen.
As a result of the completion of the court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement and all-share merger under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Standard Life plc which became effective on 14 August 2017, this notification details the assets under management of the new Combined Group ('Standard Life Aberdeen plc') as of the dates noted above.
In reference to section 9, the shares detailed are managed by the named discretionary investme
While selling industrial filters is far from what most investors imagine when they hear the phrase 'growth stock', the tremendous record of Porvair (LSE:PRV) in recent years has made this relatively boring but dependable business one of the best growth stocks money can buy.
Share pickers have failed to be excited by the latest trading statement from DCC (LSE:DCC), the sales, marketing and support services specialist last 1% lower from Thursday's close.
The FTSE 100 firm advised in a reassuring update that at "what is still a very early stage in the financial year, the group reiterates its belief that the year ending 31 March 2018 will be another year of profit growth and development."