UK Stocks and Shares and Investment tips
of the Tips: Share Recommendations at 22 6 2007
publisher United Business Media are currently focusing on
improving margins and cutting costs, especially in their
CMP Technology unit, which is increasingly focusing on the
exhibition market. With shares at 14.7 times forecast earnings
and falling costs, UBM currently looks good value. Buy,
says The Independent.
Consulting were originally part of Welsh Water but underwent
a management buyout in 2001. The company provides engineering
consulting services all over the world. Full-year results
show underlying profits up from £7m last year to £9.6m,
and analysts are confident that next year will be better
still. Buy, says the Mail on Sunday.
agency Hays has seen a 19 per cent rise in total fee income
in the year just ended, reflecting a 35 per cent improvement
in the permanent market. Hays overseas expansion is continuing
successfully and the current discount in its share price
is undeserved - buy, says The Independent.
well-known high street travel company has just agreed a
merger with German company TUI, owners of Thomson Holidays.
The merger will create the world's largest travel company
and has been approved by the regulators. Happily, First
Choice CEO Peter Long will remain at the helm - a good omen
given his track record at First Choice. Buy, suggests The
Oxford University spin-off has the technology but has not
always had the commercial approach needed to generate strong
sales. That's changing with products that are much more
market-friendly and OI has now swung back into the black.
Although the company's shares look expensive at 30 times
2008 earnings, the potential is there and investors should
buy, reckons Questor in The Telegraph.
To Let Go
do most of their work for government bodies in the UK and
Europe, and their twin focus on energy and the environment
is a good match for current political hot potatoes. However,
at a price/earnings ratio of 25 time forecast earnings,
they don't look cheap. Time to take profits, says The Times.
dependency on set-top boxes for digital TV makes them seem
a little vulnerable in such a competitive market. They are
trying to diversify into personal video recorders and HD
TV products, but with their fortunes so closely tied to
sole customer BSkyB they still look vulnerable. Amstrad's
last full-year results showed pre-tax profits down 16 per
cent and sales down nearly 20 per cent - sell while the
price holds firm, suggests The Independent.
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