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Keep holding these shares for the future

Keep holding these shares for the future

Despite some problems, there's no reason to ditch these two stocks yet, argues companies analyst Richard Beddard. He's holding because of what they might still achieve in the future.

How to find cheap shares that could outperform

How to find cheap shares that could outperform

An accounting professor has developed a quick way of identifying cheap shares able to rebound. Stockopedia's Ben Hobson applies the same methodology to the current UK market.

Could these bargain small-cap stocks make you brilliantly rich?

Lighting systems supplier FW Thorpe (LSE:TFW) updated the market on Thursday morning with its full-year results.

Strong performance

The Worcestershire-based business revealed that trade of late has been improving. Despite ongoing competitive pressures of its road tunnel and street lighting business, the group is seeing excellent revenue and operating profit growth at its retail and display business Thorlux and Lightronics in the Netherlands, which continues to drive double digit growth for the group as a whole.

F W Thorpe hikes divi after 12.8% profit growth

F W Thorpe, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of professional lighting systems, increased its profit before tax by 12.8% to £18.4m in the year to 30 June, with revenue 18.6% higher at £105.4m.

The company increased its total dividend for the year by 21% to 4.9p per share.

The group said there was significant revenue and operating profit growth at Thorlux, supported by the success of SmartScan wireless lighting controls.

UK, Ireland and export markets all performed well, with sales into Australasia and the UAE increasing substantially.

The group has merged the Compact Lighti

Why Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc is an underrated growth and dividend star

Insurance companies can be some of the harder stocks for retail investors to figure out with their industry-specific language and reporting measures, exposure to dozens of markets and regions, and volatility tied to interest rate changes and macroeconomic conditions. But for those investors willing to do their homework, I believe speciality insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson (LSE:JLT) may prove an under-valued stock offering a steady dividend and considerable growth potential.

Top ranked shares for the future

Top ranked shares for the future

After upgrading his decision engine, companies analyst Richard Beddard thinks he's got to the heart of investing and the reasons we so often make mistakes.

Why this serious investor is seduced by Churchill China

Why this serious investor is seduced by Churchill China

A visit to Churchill China's Stoke-on-Trent HQ impressed companies analyst Richard Beddard. But is he minded to buy the shares.

My 3 biggest stock holdings

Success breeds success, which is certainly the case with these three stocks. I never planned them to be the biggest holdings in my portfolio, it just turned out that way.

Ten long-term holds for an ISA portfolio: Part 1

Ten long-term holds for an ISA portfolio: Part 1

In the first of a two-part series, analyst Richard Beddard names five great companies to use up your ISA allowance. Part 2 next week.

FW Thorpe non-exec steps down

FW Thorpe non-executive director Colin Brangwin has stepped down from the board with immediate effect.

Chairman Andrew Thorpe said: "We would like to take this opportunity to thank Colin for his many years of dedicated service with the Group. Colin joined FW Thorpe in 1963 and during his time he progressed through the organisation to Managing Director of Thorlux Lighting and ultimately to become Chairman of the group.

"We wish Colin and his family all the best for the future."

At 4:28pm: (LON:TFW) Thorpe F W PLC share price was +1.13p at 306.88p