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of the Tips: Share Recommendations at 7/9/11
This two-year old company has shown considerable expertise
in identifying properties that have fallen on hard times
but remain free of serious structural problems. Such a skill
makes for profitable property developing and the underlying
net value of the company's assets has risen strongly. Buy,
says Investors Chronicle.
FTSE 250 oil company Afren has just downgraded production
expectations due to safety issues in its Nigerian Ebok field.
However, this is no more than a temporary weakness and presents
a good buying opportunity, reckons The Daily Telegraph.
The property firm has just announced a 3.8% growth in the
value of its property portfolio since March. Its other numbers
look good too and there seems to be plenty of potential
left, says The Independent, which rates Great Portland as
Construction group Kier has several major public sector
contracts, such as Crossrail, and also has the specialist
skills needed to construct new power stations. Forecasts
are for pre-tax profits to rise by 11% this year. The Mail
on Sunday rates Kier as a buy.
Ones to Avoid
This well-run medical services company has already proved
to be a four bagger for early investors. Its share price
has risen to the point where it is no longer connected to
reality – the resulting risk means that now is a good
time to sell and take profits, according to Investors Chronicle.
Another fully-valued company is JLT, the UK's largest listed
insurance broker. It has just announced half-year results
that beat expectations, with pre-tax profits up 9%. Questor
in The Daily Telegraph has previously rated JLT as a buy
but now believes it is fully valued. Sell – The Daily
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