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of the Tips: Share Recommendations at 2 May 2008
is a firm of safety engineers serving the oil industry.
It checks drilling equipment for oil companies and make
sure it is safe. Since listing on AIM last year at 90p the
company's share price has risen to 170p and fallen back
to 115p. The Mail on Sunday believes the company should
benefit from current high oil prices - buy.
bookmaker appears to have put last year's troubles firmly
behind it and to have a competent new CEO in charge. William
Hill shares look to be the best value in their sector, according
to The Independent - buy.
group Arriva manages to get two-thirds of its revenues from
the government - rather than from ticket sales. Based on
this, it claims to be a good defensive buy, and most analysts
seem to agree, despite the impact of rising fuel costs.
Buy, says The Independent.
diamond miner's share price has recently taken a bit of
a beating - for no apparent reason. Demand and pricing remains
strong and Gem is looking to explore new areas - buy, says
asset management specialist has a cash pile of more than
£400m but still appears overpriced given its dependence
on equity prices and the current market uncertainty. Accordingly
The Telegraph has the company as a sell.
doing relatively well, Thorntons is inevitably going to
be hit by any general downturn in the retail sector - which
itself looks likely. With this in mind, there is no good
reason to invest at present - sell, says The Independent.
Media publish the Daily and Sunday Sport newspapers. Its
shares fell by more than a quarter this week - and with
advertising budgets declining, there seems no obvious hope
for recovery. Steer clear and sell, says The Independent.
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