UK Stocks and Shares and Investment tips
of the Tips: Share Recommendations during wek ending 6/4/07
of the number three player in the self-storage market believe
that AIM-listed Lok'n'Store offers good value at present,
with strong growth prospects. Its diverse customer base
should protect it from downturns in the housing market,
too. Buy, says Midas in the Mail on Sunday.
stylish and successful high street clothes retailer has
just announced an increase in pre-tax profits of 9.2 per
cent on an increase in revenue of 6.6 per cent. Given his
broad global base, the company ought to be able to weather
any localised storms, and even at 17 time earnings should
be bought, according to The Independent.
valve and pump group is giving hints about acquisitions,
and with its finances now well in order, these are more
likely to become a reality this year. Weir's most recent
results, showing organic sales growth of 18 per cent and
a dividend up to 10 per cent, look healthy, and The Times
believe they have further to go.
is one of the leading companies in the protective security
services market, serving governments and companies in places
like Iraq, Africa and Afghanistan. War and conflict is generally
good for such companies, and an increase in revenue of 17
per cent this year shows how ArmorGroup has benefited from
the world's troubles. Despite a 76 per cent increase in
share price over the last six months, Questor in The Telegraph
believes ArmorGroup look good value.
health foods and sweet treats should be a winning formula
in today's health-obsessed marketplace, and it seems to
be working for Glisten. They have just reported a 26 per
cent rise in underlying profits for the last six months
of 2006, and the forecasts for 2007 are promising. Buy,
says the Mail on Sunday.
15-month old business now boasts an (AIM) market capitalisation
of £250 million, which is quite impressive for a startup.
Company founder Derek Vago wants to turn it into a major
European merchant bank servicing SMEs, and so far progress
Vago's pedigree, £15m profits in their first year
and growing funding, ACP's present discount to its sector
makes it look far too cheap. Buy, says The Independent.
To Let Go
system and detection equipment provide Smith Group seem
to be on reasonably firm footings, following the surprise
disposal of their aerospace group. That disposal is still
ongoing, and the financial benefits are not entirely clear
yet. Add to that little reason to expect spectacular growth,
and it may be better to leave these shares alone for a while.
Avoid, says The Times.
Oil & Gas
a doubling of profits and dividends in 2006, JKX's situation
is far from ideal. With dwindling reserves and shares currently
trading at a premium to its peers, now is not the time to
invest in JKX. Avoid, says The Independent.
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