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Director dealings: XL Media chief shuffles his stake

Director dealings: XL Media chief shuffles his stake

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - XL Media chief executive Ory Weihs rearranged his shareholding in the AIM-listed, dividend paying digital performance marketing company, by selling £4.9m of indirectly held shares a... [more]

London close: Nothing much ado amid investor caution on Brexit-eve day

London close: Nothing much ado amid investor caution on Brexit-eve day

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London drifted through Brexit-eve day to a positive bias as investors displayed caution ahead of Prime Minister Theresa triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wedne... [more]

Sector movers: China news boosts commodity stocks

Sector movers: China news boosts commodity stocks

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Commodity-related stocks paced gains in the market on Tuesday amid favourable news for the sector out of China and from key OPEC producer Iran. Industrial Metals & Mining was top of... [more]

Broker tips: Inmarsat, defensive and cyclical shares

Broker tips: Inmarsat, defensive and cyclical shares

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Satellite communications services provider Inmarsat got a boost on Tuesday as RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' and hiked the price target... [more]

Credit Suisse reiterates preference for Defensives

Credit Suisse reiterates preference for Defensives

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Strategists at Credit Suisse said they preferred Defensive shares over Cyclicals, albeit with one exception, financials, which led them to reiterate their 'benchmark' stance towards... [more]

Wednesday preview: Triggering Article 50 is only the beginning

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - On Wednesday, Theresa May will fire the trigger on the two-year negotiating process to separate Britain from the European Union by triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty - th... [more]

RBC Capital upgrades Inmarsat on possible China deal, M&A

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Satellite communications services provider Inmarsat got a boost on Tuesday as RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' and hiked the price target... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit trade deal, credit worries, Tesco, Santander

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - European diplomats based in the UK say the British government is stepping back from its threat to leave the EU without a trade deal if negotiations break down. In private, say diplo... [more]

Directors dealings: Babcock chief, chairman buy on weakness

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Babcock's boss and chairman both picked up shares in the company they lead at the start of the week. Earlier on Monday, it emerged that Westminster would compensate America's Bechte... [more]

London close: FTSE falls on resources, financials as Trump's ability to deliver scrutinised

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London closed the day much lower with investors selling resources stocks and heading for gold on doubts about whether US President Donald Trump will be able to deliver o... [more]

Broker tips: Ryanair, Tullow Oil, Berendsen

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Ryanair to 'neutral' from 'underperform' and lifted the price target to €15.30 from €12.50 as it took a look at the airlines sector.... [more]

Tuesday preview: Ladbrokes Coral and Wolseley results due

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Tuesday's financial calendar sees Ladbrokes Coral and Wolseley among the larger of those reporting results, while headlines may be grabbed by the Scottish Parliament as it votes on ... [more]

Monday broker round-up

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Tullow Oil: Goldman Sachs upgrades to Neutral with a target price of 200.6p. ICAG: BoA Merrill Lynch downgrades to Underperform with a target price of 500p. Lloyds Banking Group: B... [more]

Berendsen hit by RBC Capital downgrade

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Commercial laundry group Berendsen was under the cosh as RBC Capital Markets cut the stock to 'underperform' versus 'outperform' and slashed the price target to 660p from 950p sayin... [more]

BofA Merrill Lynch upgrades Ryanair, downgrades IAG

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Ryanair to 'neutral' from 'underperform' and lifted the price target to €15.30 from €12.50 as it took a look at the airlines sector.... [more]

Tullow Oil's risk and rewards 'roughly balanced' says Goldman Sachs

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Goldman Sachs upgraded Tullow Oil to 'neutral' from 'sell' and lowered its target price to 200.6p from 207.4p, as it sees the company having a more balanced risk and reward followin... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Opec, RBS, aerospace, council tax

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Opec ministers are to consider extending their agreement to curb supplies for a further six months, the cartel said yesterday as it reported high levels of compliance with the deal ... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Barclays, self-employed, AB Foods

Sun, 26 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Extra customs checks could push up the cost of imported goods even if Britain signs a free trade deal with the EU, according to a leaked government document. Senior officials at ... [more]

Sunday share tips: Smart Metering Systems, Saga, Sirus Real Estate

Sun, 26 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Smart Metering Systems shares were a 'buy' in the Sunday Times' Inside the City column. As part of a £11bn plan, the UK government aims for 53m smart meters - which are electronical... [more]

London close: FTSE drifts lower ahead of pivotal US Congress healthcare vote

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London spent most of the session adrift with a slightly negative bias ahead of the US congressional vote on President Donald Trump's Healthcare Bill, with little in the ... [more]

Ted Baker can cut a dash in challenging market, says Jefferies

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Jefferies said it was confident Ted Baker can outperform and maintained its 'buy' recommendation after shares in the clothing retailer fell when it issued some cautious words about ... [more]

National Grid a good 'hedge against Trump rally', JPMorgan says

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - National Grid has a strong investment case as its earnings momentum accelerates and represents a hedge to a reversal of the 'Trump' rally, JPMorgan Cazenove said on Friday. Reiterat... [more]

RBC upgrades Provident Financial to 'outperform'

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - RBC Capital Markets upgraded Provident Financial to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' and upped the price target to 3,200p from 3,000p, saying risks were to the upside ahead of the... [more]

Broker tips: National Grid, Restaurant Group, SSE, motor insurers

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - National Grid has a strong investment case as its earnings momentum accelerates and represents a hedge to a reversal of the 'Trump' rally, JPMorgan Cazenove said on Friday. Reiterat... [more]

UBS adjusts ratings on UK motor insurers after Ogden change

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - UBS adjusted its ratings on UK motor insurers on Friday to reflect changes to the Ogden discount rate used to calculate lump sum payouts for personal injury claims, which was recent... [more]