Analysis & Opinion


11 eye-catching growth shares that won't cost investors the earth
Wed, 23rd May 2018 - 13:58

This screen is currently the top performing strategy over the past five years, according to Stockopedia's Ben Hobson. Here are some of the best value growth stocks to play the theme.

Softcat repays investor faith in spades
Wed, 23rd May 2018 - 12:32

We covered Softcat pre-IPO and liked the look of it. The share price has tripled since, and Graeme Evans reports on a 50th consecutive quarter of growth.

Does boom in share buybacks really signal market top?
Wed, 23rd May 2018 - 09:32

Share buybacks in the US are on track to hit a record high in 2018, if first quarter share purchases are anything to go by. Tom Bailey looks at one of the most contentious topics in finance.

The five most popular tracker funds of 2018
Wed, 23rd May 2018 - 09:28

They're cheap and have been a particularly cheerful investment during this bull run. Marina Gerner reveals the most popular passive investments of the year so far.

Company News

Two mid-caps on the recovery trail
Wed, 23rd May 2018 - 14:27

Both companies have struggled, but buyers returned in droves on a day when the wider market is nursing big losses, writes Graeme Evans.

Dividend king M&S rallies on major overhaul
Wed, 23rd May 2018 - 11:44

With its share price near a four-month high after flagging big changes and unchanged dividend, Richard Hunter, head of markets at interactive investor, explains what's going on at Marks.

Buying boom at Cranswick and Bloomsbury Publishing
Tue, 22nd May 2018 - 14:32

Naysayers have been calling the end of this bull run for many months, but it continues to surprise. Graeme Evans talks us through today's big movers.

Wheels come off at plunging Halfords
Tue, 22nd May 2018 - 12:20

After losing most of its hard-won gains since the wider market recovery in March, Graeme Evans discusses prospects and finds optimism in some quarters.

Breaking Market News

Updated: 1 hour 28 min ago

UK stocks opened lower on Wednesday, following Asian markets into the red, after President Trump expressed his displeasure trade talks progress between the US and China.

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