UK Stocks and Shares and Investment tips
of the Tips: Share Recommendations at 7 12 2007
a developer of GPs' surgeries, Assura has diversified to
become a property management company operating a wide range
of medical facilities. It enjoys a 100% occupancy rate and
sales of additional services are growing rapidly. Buy, suggests
company that has a licence to print money is doing well.
Banknote margins are up, as are most other financial indicators.
Market conditions have yet to affect the company and growth
prospects look good. Buy, suggests The Independent.
so long ago that Compass was being widely sold. Times change,
however, and new CEO Richard Cousins appears to be doing
a sterling job of turning the struggling caterer around.
Non-core and unprofitable areas have been disposed of and
last week's one-third jump in pre-tax profits suggests that
the plan is working. Buy, suggests The Telegraph.
Matthey's business of producing the materials and technologies
needed to reduce vehicle emissions has stood it in good
stead recently. This looks set to continue and despite trading
at a premium to its sector, the shares offer good longer-term
potential and a likely safe haven while the credit crunch
continues. Buy - The Telegraph.
anyone not bothered by the ethics of investing in the defence
industry, Qinetiq offers the opportunity for good long-term
upside. Results are up this year and the company's restructuring
activities are nearly complete. Buy, says The Independent.
manager Brewin Dolphin is not doing badly at present, with
revenues up 20% on last year. Its share price is just over
10 times forecast earnings for 2008, placing it on a par
with the rest of its sector. However, more troubled waters
almost certainly lie ahead for this sector - sell, recommends
Questor in The Telegraph.
telecoms provider KCom's share hit a 12-month low this week,
as results disappointed some analysts. Although there was
a substantial dividend hike, the numbers were below forecast.
Despite their present cheapness, now might be a good time
to sell your KCom stock, according to The Independent.
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