Analysis & Opinion

Investment Analysis

Edmond Jackson's Stockwatch: AGA a stock to accumulate
Tue, 2nd September 2014 - 00:00

Edmond Jackson considers the potential of new products from cooker manufacturer AGA Rangemaster Group to re-rate earnings.

Three myth-busting charts to ponder
Mon, 1st September 2014 - 09:44

Investors would do well to check out this blog, with three "uncomfortable truth" charts, with US economic data largely positive.

Investors should be picky about flotations
Mon, 1st September 2014 - 09:00

Head of investment at Interactive Investor Rebecca O'Keeffe says by paying attention to the details, investors can hopefully avoid the bear traps.

Fund profile: GLG UK Income
Mon, 1st September 2014 - 09:00

Henry Dixon has transformed both the portfolio and performance of GLG's UK Income fund since joining the firm last year.

News Analysis

Barclays bids adios to Spanish retail banking
Mon, 1st September 2014 - 17:37

Banking giant Barclays has confirmed it has sold its loss-making Spanish retail banking business to CaixaBank for €800 million.

Mon, 1st September 2014 - 16:55

VodafoneOne of the key strengths of Vodafone (LSE:VOD) (NASDAQ: VOD.US) used to be its progressive dividend policy. It's a company pushing leading-edge telecommunications with ever-growing 4G networks being commissioned, but it's still raking in the cash from mature markets and is to be relied on to keep handing out ever-increasing amounts of cash. Or rather, it was.

Mon, 1st September 2014 - 16:22

In a recent announcement, Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP.US), themicrocontroller, mixed-signal, analogue and Flash-IP solutions provider, reckons it may make a cash offer for London-listed connectivity specialist CSR (LSE:CSR), although discussions between the parties are at a very preliminary stage.

It's enough to set the heart a flutter for many an existing CSR shareholder and, indeed, the shares are up around 38% to 800p over just three trading days since the news broke.

Hargreaves Services flogs Imperial Tankers
Mon, 1st September 2014 - 15:07

A challenging coal market has forced Hargreaves Services to refocus its strategy, with the disposal of Imperial Tankers its first move.

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.

  • Mon, 1st September 2014 - 08:14

    Digital prinhead designer and manufacturer Xaar has gone from being a jam today stock to a jam tomorrow stock in six months.

  • Fri, 29th August 2014 - 12:08

    The staged collapse in Xaar’s share price seems to have thrown up a glaring value opportunity. The company’s volatile business model makes it difficult to love though.

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