UK Stocks and Shares and Investment tips
of the Tips: Share Recommendations during wek ending 23/3/07
group Cobham has exceeded the city's expectations with its
full-year numbers, not least by growing trading margins
from 16.3% to 18.3%. At 16 times earnings and with double-digit
growth, Cobham looks good value at present. Buy say The
Times and The Telegraph.
copper miner has recognised that its dependence on one resource
is risky for its long-term stability, and is taking measures
to address this. It shares already seem good value though,
according to The Independent, which reckons you should buy
with a background in Electronics will recognise the name
Farnell, and will probably have spent many hours pouring
through their weighty catalogue in search of just the right
component. Premier Farnell are now anxious to move with
the times and transfer the bulk of their purchases from
catalogue/telephone to their new internet platform.
looks good so far and The Times believes with their current
5% dividend yield they are a good bet.
buying group Aegis have just announced an impressive set
of results. Organic revenue growth of 7.7% combine with
an increase in underlying profits of 16% to make pleasant
reading for shareholders. Questor in The Telegraph believes
Aegis shares have further to go – buy now.
building products company formerly known as Sheffield Insulation
Group has been an impressive performer in recent years,
according to The Times. Environmental concerns and high
energy costs are combining to form a powerful incentive
to buy SIG's insulating products, and the group should have
further to go yet. Buy.
released by the building group last month were only slightly
ahead of expectations, and the markets seemed to inflict
a disproportionate punishment on this well-run company as
a result. Midas in the Daily Mail recommends you buy.
To Let Go
Independent believes that the makers of Vimto and Panda
Pops are in rude health, but that after gains of 67% in
the last two years and with shares trading at a premium
to their sector, now might be a good time to take profits.
might love or loath their memorable "FCUK" slogan,
but retail results suggest that French Connection lost their
way somewhat in 2006. Whether they will recover remains
to be seen, but at present you should stick to buying their
clothes, not their shares. Avoid, says The Telegraph.
popular high street baker has survived some demanding trading
conditions in the last decade, and shares are now up. In
fact, with plenty of challenges still facing the company,
the shares now look a little pricey. Now is a good time
to take profits, says Questor in The Telegraph.
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