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WH Smith: Local hero

WH Smith, is perhaps, an unlikely stockmarket hero. Fact is though, over the last ten years the fusty old brand’s financial performance has been heroic.

James Halstead: Unstoppable

After two years of unaccustomed stagnation the specialist vinyl flooring company has resumed its inexorable growth.

Animalcare: Point of accelerated growth nears

Pet medicine and supplies distributor Animalcare remains highly profitable as it invests in the reformulation of well-established generic medicines to make them more marketable.

Tristel: From recovery to global growth

Tristel has reinvented itself, profitability has recovered, and the infection control specialist is going for global growth. Management and investors are united in their belief.

BrainJuicer: Half-year head scratching

If the small market research agency can convince big clients to use its unusual services routinely, the shares are almost certainly undervalued. Half-year results reveal more evidence of growing pains, though.

Dart: Hedging my bets

Airline and package tour operator Dart is at a critical point in its evolution. The future will not resemble the past. What’s a long-term investor to do?

FW Thorpe: A for quality C for value

A surge in the share price of FW Thorpe leaves me thinking the unthinkable. Maybe it’s time to reduce the portfolio’s holding.

Haynes Publishing: Throwing in the oily rag

Haynes Publishing, one of the first companies to join the Share Sleuth portfolio, leaves it. The investment was a slow-motion car crash.

Haynes Publishing: A whiff of panic?

Bad news is following bad news at the venerable manual publisher battling to stay relevant.

Finsbury Food: Out of the frying pan…

Full-year results indicate Finsbury Food is out of the frying pan, and in an altogether better place.

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