UK Stocks and Shares and Investment tips
of the Tips: Share Recommendations at 1/9/10
There's money in funerals and Dignity has built a strong
reputation for itself as the largest operator of crematoria
in the UK. Pre-tax profits were up 6.6% in the first half
of the year and the company plans to return some cash to
shareholders. Buy, says The Daily Telegraph.
Most UK internet users will have sent their data through
one of the Telecity's data centres at some point. The company
owns 24 around Europe and plays a huge role in connecting
internet users to the rest of the web. Earnings are up and
growth is expected to continue – buy, says The Times.
Real-estate investment trust British Land has weathered
the storm of the recession and just signed a deal with UBS
to build the largest office complex in the city. Its 5.6%
dividend yield provides further attraction to income-starved
investors – buy, recommends The Independent.
Bus and train operator Go-Ahead carries nearly a billion
passengers per year on its services and has had a reasonably
good recession. Prospects for the next few years look good,
too – buy for the medium term, says the Mail on Sunday.
Investors looking for an oil-based share with a strong dividend
may wish to look at Shell, whose shares currently offer
a 6.3% dividend yield. Buy for income, recommends The Telegraph.
Rotork is not a household name but it is well known as a
specialist valve maker. Its share price has risen more than
27% this year and has a forecast earnings multiple of 20
for the current year. It's time to cash in and look elsewhere,
reckons The Independent.
Outsourcing specialists Mouchel have survived the last year
– but that's about all they've managed. They now face
the prospect of public sector cuts that may hit them hard
– sell, says The Times.
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