Analysis & Opinion

Investment Analysis

E&P companies must up their game
Fri, 22nd August 2014 - 17:27

Interactive Investor takes a look at six exploration and production companies, to see whether the sector should be feeling sorry for itself.

Are there reasons to be cheerful in Europe?
Fri, 22nd August 2014 - 09:00

Money Observer editor Andrew Pitts says, despite concerns on the continent, there could be a number of silver linings for the European economic outlook.

Edmond Jackson's Stockwatch: Success on the cards for this discount retailer
Fri, 22nd August 2014 - 00:00

Our resident stockpicker says this greeting cards and gifts operation is positioned to benefit from a discount retailing formula.

Investment trust tips weather stormy six months
Wed, 20th August 2014 - 09:56

Despite a disappointing second half, our 2013/14 tips measured up fairly well against relevant benchmark indices, reports Fiona Hamilton.

News Analysis

The week ahead...
Fri, 22nd August 2014 - 17:01

Kicking off the shorter week, London-based distribution and outsourcing company Bunzl will publish its first-half results.

Fri, 22nd August 2014 - 15:23

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over every stock fluctuation, understanding how a business is performing, competing and changing is vital to sensible investment.

The share price of Henry Boot (LSE:BHY) -- the property, land development and construction company -- lifted over 10% earlier today, following release of its half-year results for 2014. 

Fri, 22nd August 2014 - 14:58

AvivaInsurer Aviva (LSE:AV) (NYSE: AV.US) was famously forced to slash its overstretched dividends in 2012, disappointing a lot of investors who apparently thought that uncovered yields of nearly 9% were sustainable.

Share Sleuth Blog

Share Sleuth

Share Sleuth is the online diary of value investor and companies editor Richard Beddard, including research notes, watchlist and a model portfolio.

  • Fri, 22nd August 2014 - 12:29

    Distributor NWF’s full-year results reported earlier this month describe business as usual for this relatively stable company.

  • Thu, 21st August 2014 - 11:32

    This week: A chance to reflect brings a change in methodology; Analysis of BrainJuicer, Games Workshop and Northgate; What’s wrong with the news?

Breaking Market News

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Updated: 16 hours 28 min ago

The FTSE closed mixed after a flaccid session with little corporate news to drive investor activity ahead of the bank-holiday weekend. Wall St got off to a mixed but similarly lacklustre start....