UK Stocks and Shares and Investment tips
of the Tips: Share Recommendations 9/3/2007
in the Daily Mail suggests that there is still plenty of
upside in the AIM-listed biometric technology company which
specialises in fingerprint and facial recognition technology.
RCG are also one of the major players in the emerging RFID
market – almost certain to become very large in the
next few years. The company's turnover and profits have
quadrupled over the last year, and it looks to offer an
Telegraph's Questor Column tips HBOS this week. Better known
through its Halifax and Bank of Scotland banks, HBOS have
enjoyed growing market share across the board this year.
Although some analysts are concerned over the sustainability
of its growth, a small drop in HBOS' share price this week
provides an ideal buying opportunity.
engineer Rotork produces fairly specialised equipment, most
of which is used in the oil and gas industries. The company
have enjoyed a very good run in recent years on the back
of strong oil prices, and although it trades at a premium,
The Independent believes it is a deserved one, as does The
Independent's investment column also recommends Humberts
this week. An AIM-listed estate agent, most of their sales
are of properties above £500,000, and this has insulated
them from the effect of interest rate rises, according to
Max Ziff, Humber CEO. With large plans for growth, prospects
Times is advising its readers to buy GKN shares, whose recently-revealed
full-year figures are remarkably more upbeat than December's
preclose update was. Strong growth is predicted in the aerospace
and Asian car markets, offsetting the remaining risk from
the American auto market. At 12.2 times this year's forecast
earnings, GKN is still at a slight discount. Buy.
To Let Go
in November, Midas tipped uranium miners UraMin to buy.
Since then, their share price has risen by an astonishing
130 per cent, and following the merger of two rival uranium
mining companies, UraMin now looks affordable as a bid target.
Nevertheless, Midas suggests that all but the most risk-hungry
investors should sell and take profits.
retailer Sports Direct has an impressive record, having
grown from a single store to a 461-shop chain over the last
two decades. However, its recent flotation took the company's
share price to a premium 14 times earnings, and it is too
early yet to know how Sports Direct will perform on the
stock market. Wait and see, suggests Questor in The Telegraph.
the emerging markets bank has just reported strong results
and earnings per share of 11 per cent, its commitment to
heavy investment in the first half of 2007, the work required
to integrate recent acquisitions and the slightly uncertain
state of the Chinese markets means that short term prospects
are a little unclear. Avoid for now, says The Times.
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