Analysis & Opinion


Fri, 29th April 2016 - 17:04

Operating in the challenging oil industry has caused debt levels at this African-focused explorer to rocket. So, asks Harriet Mann: why is it leading the FTSE 350 this week?

The week ahead: Paddy Power Betfair, Sage
Fri, 29th April 2016 - 16:56

In a short week, recently merged Paddy Power Betfair will report, along with software group Sage.

AIM main market risk reward alternative investment small-cap
Fri, 29th April 2016 - 16:49

Companies are snubbing AIM for lighter regulation and lower costs elsewhere, but former AIM writer of the year Andrew Hore has an urgent warning for small-cap investors.

abnormal company smoke detectors Sprue Aegis France legislation EU undervalued
Fri, 29th April 2016 - 15:31

Things are far from normal at this firm - but companies analyst Richard Beddard will be surprised if it isn't worth considerably more than it is now.

Company News

Gulf Keystone Petroleum debt Kurdistan Regional Government Iraq bonds
Fri, 29th April 2016 - 12:48

Gulf Keystone has got out of trouble before, but bondholders will decide its future now. Harriet Mann asks if Gulf can perform another Houdini act?

RBS Royal Bank of Scotland taxpayer-owned losses bailout dividend access share
Fri, 29th April 2016 - 12:30

Losses swelled at Royal Bank of Scotland in the first quarter, but it can at least pay a dividend if it wants. The likelihood, however, remains slim, says Lee Wild.

small-cap FTSE dividend paying companies high yield AIM
Thu, 28th April 2016 - 15:15

This expert urges investors looking for the fastest dividend growth to pass on the FTSE 100 and head straight to AIM. Lee Wild explains.

WPP public relations advertising Sir Martin Sorrell profits BBC Today Programme
Thu, 28th April 2016 - 15:02

WPP is flying high and sales have grown at a decent lick in the first quarter, but boss and founder Martin Sorrell has a warning for us all, writes Harriet Mann.

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Share Sleuth

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

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