UK Stocks and Shares and Investment tips
of the Tips: Share Recommendations to week ending 8 6 2007
operator and asphalt maker Ennstone is the last independent
listed British firm in this sector. Valued at £190m,
this value looks likely to rise as Ennstone concentrates
on expanding its US operations with the aim of gaining more
control over its raw materials – as it already has
in the UK. Prospects look good for steady growth –
buy, says the Mail on Sunday.
consultancy group RPS have seen their profit forecasts raised
four times in five months – quite an achievement.
The environment is increasingly big business, and RPS shares
should have further to go – buy, says The Times.
are currently locked in a battle to takeover Dutch bank
ABN Amro and its share price is fluctuating as a result.
Regardless of the eventual outcome of this deal, however,
Barclays is a healthy business and one that is likely to
continue to do well. Buy, says The Telegraph.
is a specialist software company that produces software
aimed specifically at Finance Directors and their teams.
This means that as well as basic report generating tools,
they also provide data-mining and other research-oriented
software to help with strategic planning. With clients like
Ikea and Next already on the books and strong leadership,
the Mail on Sunday believes you should buy.
services allow banks to trade a wide variety of different
financial instruments with one another, quickly and easily.
In essence it is a middleman, but a clever and highly profitable
one. Currently trading at a slight discount to its sector,
it looks good value, says The Independent.
of Britain’s two credit reference agencies, Experian
has a business model most others would envy – serving
the credit trade when times are good and providing the same
service to debt recovery businesses when times are bad.
Group sales rose by 11 per cent overall last year, and investors
should not be deterred by the low dividend, suggests The
To Let Go
have just reported a 20 per cent increase in profits for
the year to March and have enjoyed a rising share price
since this time last year. Although the company’s
recovery plan seems to be progressing well, it is early
days and there are one or two challenges on the horizon.
At 27 times forecast earnings, C&W shares seem a little
dear – time to take profits, suggests The Independent.
& Sun Alliance
insurer’s shares have doubled in value over the last
18 months, netting a tidy profit for those investors who
bought in 2005. Although it continues to look healthy, RSA’s
shares now look fully-priced and some profit taking is probably
in order, according to The Independent.
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