UK Stocks and Shares and Investment tips
of the Tips: Share Recommendations at 1/12/10
Never far from the news headlines, Ryanair has just lifted
its guidance for full-year earnings, having increased its
pre-tax profits for the six months to September 30th by
13%. Buy, says The Telegraph.
Outsourcing specialist XChanging appears to be weathering
the debate over its accounting practices and is continuing
to win business. It is "too cheap" at its current
price, according to The Independent – buy.
Industrial pumps and seals may not sound exciting but Weir
Group is expert in this area and the company is on course
to match its first half-year profits in the second half
of the year. It is also outperforming the market. Buy, says
Car dealer chain Lookers is currently outperforming its
own forecasts and enjoying improved trading on last year.
Buy, says the Sunday Telegraph.
The company announced its intention earlier this year of
returning to growth after years of relative flatlining.
It looks like this might be happening – Shell recently
unveiled figures showing a 5% increase in output in the
third quarter. With a prospective yield of 5.4%, Shell remains
a buy for income seekers, says The Telegraph.
Even Carpetright itself admits that there is not much hope
of improvement until the economy improves. With results
at the lower end of the forecast, The Times rates Carpetright
as a sell.
remains strong for BAT – smokers are notoriously unwilling
to give up their habits, even when prices rise – but
the company's shares have risen considerably and are starting
to look a little dear. No more than a hold at present, says
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