UK Stocks and Shares and Investment tips
of the Tips: Share Recommendations at 3/8/11
Perhaps best known for its newspaper and magazine distribution
arm, Menzies main growth area is in providing outsourced
ground handling services – like aircraft loading –
to airlines. Menzies has reported above-expectation growth
and expects more, making the company a buy, according to
Questor in The Telegraph.
Britain's largest energy supplier is offers an attractive
mix of growth and income, according to Questor in The Telegraph.
The company's North American ambitions should help fuel
continued growth. Buy.
More people went to the cinema in India last year than in
North America. That's how big Eros International's primary
market is. The company produces and distributes Bollywood
films around the world, including in India. The market for
Indian films is growing strongly – Midas in the Mail
believes you should buy into Eros.
Hargreaves operates UK coal mines and provides associated
logistics services. It has just released an interim update
which suggests that results should be in line with expectations
this year but that debt will be lower than expected –
never a bad thing. Several new developments look set to
boost earning power – Questor in The Telegraph rates
Hargreaves as a buy.
Not exactly a household name, but Halma is a British manufacturer
that's making money and exporting all over the world. The
company specialises in stable areas such as industrial safety
and its share price has risen from 206p in 2008 to nearly
400p today. Midas in the Mail believes there is still plenty
of mileage in the stock – buy.
Ones to Avoid
Once the darling of the UK gambling market, Betfair is now
facing regulatory uncertainty and intense competition. It
also needs a technology update. Investors Chronicle believes
that current investors should now sell.
Tool maker Charter International has just issued a fairly
grim profit warning. The future is uncertain at best, although
a takeover could still save the situation. The Independent
believes investors should sell now before things get worse.
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