Analysis & Opinion


Should you invest in penny shares?
Thu, 28th May 2015 - 12:18

What are the arguments for and against investing in the casino end of the stockmarket - the small, cheap companies that might hit the big time.

10 tips to profit from penny shares
Thu, 28th May 2015 - 12:17

For investors with an appetite for risk, small company shares should not be discounted entirely. Here's our top tips to profit from penny shares.

Complete guide to crowdfunding
Thu, 28th May 2015 - 09:15

Crowdfunding is exciting, can offer stellar returns and is growing rapidly but it also comes with a huge amount of risk.

How to profit from shares that analysts overlook
Wed, 27th May 2015 - 13:57

A Neglected Firms portfolio compiled by Stockopedia for Interactive Investor has unveiled 10 under-researched shares which could outperform more popular shares.

Company News

More success for Falkland Island oil drillers
Thu, 28th May 2015 - 13:42

Explorers have found more oil in the seas north of the Falkland Islands, which is clearly bullish for all involved.

Why Zoopla is worth 63% more
Thu, 28th May 2015 - 12:57

Buying uSwitch could be transformational for Zoopla, and one excited analyst thinks the shares could be worth almost two-thirds more.

Undervalued Sports Direct in profits beat
Thu, 28th May 2015 - 12:43

Full-year profit will beat expectations and Sports Direct is trading 24% below fair value, according to some estimates.

Northbridge plunges after second warning
Thu, 28th May 2015 - 11:23

Its shares have plunged following another profits warning, but Northbridge Industrial Services could have further to fall.

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.

  • Thu, 28th May 2015 - 12:37

    Judges Scientific is still buying and building, the strategy it embarked on in 2005. Last year though, the company failed to grow revenue and profit for the first time. It’s probably a blip.

  • Wed, 27th May 2015 - 09:37

    Without shops, a high street retailer has no business. Without planes, an airline can’t fly. Whether the company leases the assets or takes out a loan to buy them, the risks are similar, but the accounting can paint a very different picture.

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