UK Stocks and Shares and Investment tips
of the Tips: Share Recommendations at 20 7 2007
UK group make electric vehicles and so-called raised work
platforms - the machines workmen use instead of ladders
to work at height. Although it may not seem glamorous, these
are two fast-growing sectors and Tanfield's fortunes seem
to be growing accordingly. Buy and hold, suggests the Mail
a 9% drop in first-half revenues from their UK operations,
almost every other aspect of Logica's business is showing
growth. Despite this good news Logica shares sit at just
13 times 2007 forecast earnings - their lowest for ten years.
Buy now, says The Times.
pub chain announced this week that its sales were up by
almost 5% in the eleven weeks to the 14th July - higher
than expected. They report growing food sales since the
start of the smoking ban and believe that in the long-term
it will have little effect on their business. At 20 times
earnings Wetherspoon shares aren't cheap, but The Independent
believes they are a buy, especially on any temporary weakness.
problems and executive turnover have impacted Premier's
share price in recent months, but the AIM-listed clinical
trials operator is in better shape than you might think.
Two promising new acquisitions and a new chairman should
see things improving - but at present Premier shares are
good value at just nine times this year's forecast earnings.
Buy, says The Times.
Ones To Avoid
known as the maker of budget consumer electronics brands
such as Bush and Goodmans, Alba has been suffering in the
last few years, and this week announced pretax losses of
£44m. The ferocious rate of change and innovation
in their market mean that they can no longer count on mature
products generating respectable profits - products simply
go out of fashion too fast.
are divesting their leisure division (think Breville, Dirt
Devil, etc) and concentrating on providing a new, medium
price range of television and audio equipment to a few core
retailers. However, until there are concrete improvements,
buyers should stay away, recommends The Times.
continued acquisition activity and rumours of a takeover
bid, Rentokil shares remain stubbornly lacklustre. The company
has already indicated that profits will be in line with
2006, thanks to acquisition costs and higher interest rate
charges. A 4% yield does not disguise the fact that better
value can be had elsewhere, believes The Independent.
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