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  • STV Group PLC
    Thu 30 July 2015
    STV offers robust growth prospects and the potential introduction of retransmission fees could put a rocket under its cheaply rated shares....

  • RWS Holdings PLC
    Thu 30 July 2015
    Patent translator RWS Holdings is trading on a punchy forward earnings rating, without the growth to back it up....

  • Sirius Real Estate Ltd
    Thu 30 July 2015
    Demand for office space in Germany for small and medium-sized companies puts Sirius Real Estate in the driving seat....

  • Halfords Group PLC
    Thu 30 July 2015
    As Halfords nears the end of its three-year growth plan, a special dividend might be in sight for investors....

  • RPC Group PLC
    Thu 23 July 2015
    Strong demand for rigid plastic packaging, coupled with shrewd investments, international expansion and an improving European economy, make shares in RPC a buy....

  • BBA Aviation PLC
    Thu 23 July 2015
    As the business jet flying market continues to contract, shares in BBA Aviation could be a near-term casualty....

  • Liontrust Asset Management PLC
    Thu 23 July 2015
    Liontrust is reaping the rewards of investors' appetite for developed markets equities....

  • Marshalls PLC
    Thu 23 July 2015
    Operational gearing and a rise in infrastructure spending bode well for Marshalls....

  • Solid State PLC
    Thu 16 July 2015
    The shares of the electronic components company may have quadrupled in two years, but there is plenty more to come....

  • Experian PLC
    Thu 16 July 2015
    Credit-checking group Experian is on a pricey rating and does not have the growth potential to back it up....

  • Entertainment One Ltd
    Thu 16 July 2015
    Entertainment One's lowly-rated shares belie the group's stellar prospects in film and television...

  • Plexus Holdings PLC
    Thu 16 July 2015
    A marquee licensing deal and the coming launch of new subsea technology points to substantial growth opportunities for specialist wellhead developer Plexus....

  • BTG PLC
    Thu 09 July 2015
    BTG (BTG) shares have been under pressure this year as the market has focused on short-term issues, but with long-term prospects still looking alluring, we think it is now time to buy....

  • Telit Communications PLC
    Thu 09 July 2015
    Telit is growing quickly and plays a key role in the 'internet of things', yet its shares trade cheaply...

  • Chesnara PLC
    Thu 09 July 2015
    Chesnara is looking to build its embedded value through further acquisitions in the Netherlands...

  • C&C Group PLC
    Thu 02 July 2015
    C&C endured a tough trading year, culminating in a €150m (£107m) impairment on its US assets. But we think the dual-listed Irish drinks group is in a good position to make progress from here and feel pullback in the share price means that C&C now offers value on both a relative and absolute basis....

  • Regenersis PLC
    Thu 02 July 2015
    Consumer electronics repair and service group Regenersis has honed a new strategy set to drive returns up....

  • Next Fifteen Communications Group PLC
    Thu 02 July 2015
    Streamlining and acquisitions have strengthened Next Fifteen Communications and bolstered its exposure to multiple growth markets...

  • Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC
    Thu 02 July 2015
    Brewin Dolphin is increasing its assets while reducing its margins...

  • Betfair Group PLC
    Thu 25 June 2015
    After a year of strong share price performance, it might be time for investors to cash out of Betfair....

  • Renold PLC
    Thu 25 June 2015
    After years of rampant cost savings and subsequent profit growth, investments are now being made to boost the operationally revitalised engineer's top-line...

  • IQE PLC
    Thu 25 June 2015
    IQE offers exposure to multiple high-growth markets, its reorganised business looks set for success and its shares trade at a knock-down price...

  • Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC
    Thu 25 June 2015
    Kennedy Wilson Europe has exploded in the last year, and now has a property portfolio worth £2bn, but the shares trade at a big discount to forecast book value....

  • Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC
    Thu 18 June 2015
    Demand for bricks is outstripping supply, and Michelmersh is the only UK-owned brick producer....

  • Compass Group PLC
    Thu 18 June 2015
    Shares in catering giant Compass have weakened lately, but we think this represents a buying opportunity....

  • Rentokil Initial PLC
    Thu 18 June 2015
    Rentokil Initial's streamlined, more focused business should generate rewards for investors....

  • Cameco Corp
    Thu 18 June 2015
    Four years on from the Fukushima Daichii disaster, the nuclear fuel industry is at an inflection point. It's time to consider a thematic recovery play based on the world's biggest supplier - Cameco....

  • BAE Systems PLC
    Thu 11 June 2015
    The world's second-biggest defence group's prospects continue to improve, yet shares trade at a 20 per cent discount to international peers...

  • LendingClub Corp
    Thu 11 June 2015
    This investment fund's strategy to invest in the ballooning direct lending market promises market-beating rates of return....

  • Henderson Group PLC
    Thu 11 June 2015
    Henderson is buying assets to expand beyond Europe...

  • Cello Group PLC
    Thu 11 June 2015
    Cello offers exciting growth prospects in niche markets and its shares trade cheaply and come with a tidy yield...

  • Intertek Group PLC
    Thu 04 June 2015
    With exposure to the oil and gas and mining sectors, growth at product testing group Intertek has slowed, but the shares' valuation remains high....

  • Servelec Group PLC
    Thu 04 June 2015
    Servelec offers relatively cheap growth and exposure to the lucrative healthcare IT sector...

  • Bovis Homes Group PLC
    Thu 04 June 2015
    Bovis Homes is performing strongly, but is still cheaply rated against its competitors....

  • Redx Pharma Ltd
    Thu 28 May 2015
    A wide pipeline of treatments, commercial tie-ups and grant funding all help to de-risk this drugs developer that's new to the London market...

  • S&U PLC
    Thu 28 May 2015
    S&U has space to grow, and a good environment in which to do so....

  • Gulf Marine Services PLC
    Thu 28 May 2015
    Oil-service companies are out of favour, but shares in Gulf Marine Services have been marked down too aggressively, presenting an opportunity for investors...

  • DS Smith PLC
    Thu 28 May 2015
    Soaring demand for corrugated cardboard packaging, an improving European economy, cost efficiency and acquisitions mean prospects are bright for DS Smith...

  • Marston's PLC
    Thu 21 May 2015
    As its two-year transformation plan nears completion, pubs group Marston's (MARS) is preparing to enter a new growth phase....

  • John Wood Group PLC
    Thu 21 May 2015
    John Wood continues to deliver on the operational front - but easy assumptions on the resilience of its business mix has left the share price vulnerable....

  • Babcock International Group PLC
    Thu 21 May 2015
    Support services group Babcock International's potential for overseas expansion and plethora of public sector contracts should send earnings upwards....

  • Wincanton PLC
    Tue 19 May 2015
    Improving economic conditions, multi-channel retailing and an improving balance sheet should serve cheap Wincanton well...

  • Brooks Macdonald Group PLC
    Thu 14 May 2015
    Brooks Macdonald is rated too cheaply because of short-term internal investment...

  • Regus PLC
    Thu 14 May 2015
    Workspace provider Regus looks undervalued for the growth on offer....

  • JD Wetherspoon PLC
    Thu 14 May 2015
    As margins continue to weaken at JD Wetherspoon (JDW), we think it's time to get out....

  • Paragon Diamonds Ltd
    Thu 14 May 2015
    The acquisition of a stake in a Lesotho mine could transform prospects for Paragon Diamonds...

  • Laird PLC
    Thu 07 May 2015
    Wireless connectivity and device protection specialist Laird is well positioned to continue smashing expectations....

  • Summit Germany Ltd
    Thu 07 May 2015
    Summit Germany has a strong development pipeline and attractive dividend, and yet the shares trade at a discount to net asset value, which leaves room for gains from both growth and income....

  • Pan African Resources PLC
    Thu 30 April 2015
    Pan African Resources is a low-cost producer among the mid-tier gold producers and is set to commence exploitation of higher-grade ore bodies....

  • De La Rue PLC
    Thu 30 April 2015
    De La Rue may have a licence to print money, but the road to riches is set to be a bumpy one for the banknote manufacturer....

  • Carclo PLC
    Thu 30 April 2015
    The end of Carclo's troubled touch sensor venture shifts the focus to exciting growth prospects for its remaining segments...

  • Workspace Group PLC
    Thu 30 April 2015
    Workspace is well-placed to profit from the strong increase in demand for office space in and around London, and there is plenty of potential still to be crystallised from its development pipeline....

  • Playtech Ltd
    Thu 23 April 2015
    Playtech's (PTEC) growth story has just got new legs....

  • Tristel PLC
    Thu 23 April 2015
    With its range of market-leading patented disinfectant products, Tristel is a small but perfectly formed healthcare growth play....

  • OneSavings Bank PLC
    Thu 23 April 2015
    OneSavings Bank offers a smart way to access the challenger bank sub-sector....

  • Epwin Group PLC
    Thu 23 April 2015
    Epwin has been busy restructuring its business, and is now set to reap the rewards of a more cost-effective and streamlined operation. However, little of this is reflected in the share price, and there's a nice dividend as well....

  • TLA Worldwide PLC
    Thu 16 April 2015
    Shares in the Aim-traded sports representation and marketing group look set to re-rate....

  • LXB Retail Properties PLC
    Thu 16 April 2015
    LXB Retail Properties is selling three key investments that could realise up to £200m...

  • Carnival PLC
    Thu 16 April 2015
    The travel market is a tricky one for investors to navigate, but this operator has found itself in cruise control....

  • Pets at Home Group PLC
    Thu 16 April 2015
    Pets at Home (PETS) offers a compelling long-term growth story as it builds scale and delivers cost savings across its retail estate and veterinary clinics....

  • Tritax Big Box REIT PLC
    Thu 09 April 2015
    Tritax Big Box REIT offers investors exposure to property assets that are in short supply but are in high demand, promising the prospect of both price and income growth....

  • Kier Group PLC
    Thu 09 April 2015
    Infrastructure spending is growing nicely, and Kier's diverse range of services is working to its advantage. There's a very decent dividend, too....

  • Hunting PLC
    Thu 09 April 2015
    The wide reaching fallout in oilfield services valuations means that Hunting - one of the IC's preferred plays within the sector - looks worth snapping up....

  • Micron Technology Inc
    Thu 09 April 2015
    Micron Technology is a leading player in multiple fast-growing markets which is being backed by one of the US's star hedge-fund investors, yet its shares trade cheaply....

  • Interserve PLC
    Wed 01 April 2015
    Investors can gain a healthy dividend and take advantage of good growth prospects with Interserve....

  • ITV PLC
    Wed 01 April 2015
    ITV's cheap shares don't do justice to its stellar growth profile and large shareholder returns...

  • Polypipe PLC
    Wed 01 April 2015
    A growing need for plastic in construction leaves Polypipe poised for a significant re-rating...

  • Anthony Best Dynamics Ltd
    Thu 26 March 2015
    Exciting expansionary plans leave AB Dynamics well placed to capitalise on growing car industry R&D spend...

  • Go-Ahead Group PLC
    Thu 26 March 2015
    Go-Ahead (GOG) has emerged as the 'quality' operator in the UK transport sector over the past 12 months and there's still upside for new investors as well as the prospect of improved payouts....

  • Carpetright PLC
    Thu 26 March 2015
    Furniture retailer ScS (SCS) offers a juicy income stream and decent growth story all for a very lowly rating....

  • Helical Bar PLC
    Tue 24 March 2015
    Helical Bar's development arm should power NAV growth over the next few years....

  • Intel Corp
    Thu 19 March 2015
    Intel offers exposure to explosive markets, yet its shares trade cheaply and come with a decent yield...

  • Plant Impact PLC
    Thu 19 March 2015
    Recent deals give investors two major new reasons to harvest shares in the plant science group....

  • Ground Rents Income Fund PLC
    Thu 19 March 2015
    Ground Rents Income Fund offers a near water-tight revenue stream with minimal risk, and the yield is attractive and transparent....

  • BG Group PLC
    Thu 19 March 2015
    Falling oil price assumptions have diverted attention from BG's positive newsflow....

  • Hogg Robinson Group PLC
    Thu 12 March 2015
    Growth prospects for travel services company Hogg Robinson look muted....

  • WPP PLC
    Thu 12 March 2015
    WPP's global dominance and its bets on new media and emerging markets leave it well-placed to thrive...

  • CLS Holdings PLC
    Thu 12 March 2015
    CLS Holdings' net assets increased by nearly 40 per cent last year, but the shares trade at a big discount to net asset value....

  • entu UK PLC
    Thu 12 March 2015
    Cheaply priced Entu gives exposure to two growing markets: energy efficiency and home improvement...

  • Macfarlane Group PLC
    Thu 05 March 2015
    A focus on acquisitions and exposure to online retail are not reflected in Macfarlane's lowly valuation....

  • Churchill China PLC
    Thu 05 March 2015
    Ceramics maker Churchill China (CHH) is growing strongly, but this well-invested, well-funded and increasingly higher-margin business is looking to become a bigger player on the world stage....

  • Restaurant Group PLC
    Thu 05 March 2015
    Restaurant Group's (RTN) shares are a quality play and boast a compelling growth story....

  • Amec Foster Wheeler PLC
    Thu 05 March 2015
    Market sentiment towards oil services companies is still negative, but Amec Foster Wheeler's post-acquisition business mix provides a lower-risk recovery play linked to the sector....

  • 888 Holdings PLC
    Thu 26 February 2015
    There are challenging times ahead for 888 Holdings (888) in 2015....

  • Begbies Traynor Group PLC
    Thu 26 February 2015
    The market has underpriced this contrarian play on UK economic recovery...

  • KCOM Group PLC
    Thu 26 February 2015
    KCOM's shares trade cheaply and offer a hefty yield, and the business is starting to revive growth...

  • Essentra PLC
    Thu 26 February 2015
    The supplier of speciality components is well-placed to become one of the UK's biggest companies by 2020...

  • Wentworth Resources Ltd
    Thu 19 February 2015
    Wentworth's shares have been unfairly savaged by the oil and gas sector rout given the group's long-term fixed-priced contract with the Tanzanian state, which should produce a surge in cash flow over the coming years....

  • United Utilities Group PLC
    Thu 19 February 2015
    Following Ofwat's final determination, investors should look to United Utilities for yield....

  • Alumasc Group PLC
    Thu 19 February 2015
    Exposure to resurgent UK construction markets is not reflected in building products supplier Alumasc's valuation...

  • Inland Homes PLC (old name of Inland PLC)
    Thu 19 February 2015
    Inland Homes is growing fast. And with a land bank valued at cost, the shares look too cheap....

  • 32Red PLC
    Thu 12 February 2015
    It's been a tough year for gambling, but we're willing to bet on a success story at 32Red....

  • Aggreko PLC
    Thu 12 February 2015
    Aggreko's punchy rating looks out of kilter with deteriorating growth prospects...

  • CRH PLC
    Thu 12 February 2015
    Buying assets of €6.5bn means that CRH is now the world's third-largest building materials group and a massive earnings boost is expected....

  • Quartix Holdings PLC
    Thu 12 February 2015
    Quartix offers investors exposure to the high-growth telematics market at a good price...

  • The Paragon Group of Companies PLC
    Thu 05 February 2015
    Buy-to-let lending is booming, and Paragon has also built up a useful and diverse revenue stream....

  • Constellation Healthcare Technologies Inc
    Thu 05 February 2015
    This newly-listed US medical billings company promises enormous upside if it can execute its buy-and-build strategy successfully....

  • SkyePharma PLC
    Thu 05 February 2015
    Skyepharma has been in growth-mode for some time, but the recent share price weakness offers new investors a buying opportunity....

  • XP Power Ltd
    Thu 05 February 2015
    Rising orders for XP Power's wide range of high-margin power convertor products makes this high-yielding stock a must buy...

  • RSA Insurance Group PLC
    Thu 29 January 2015
    Despite plugging its capital shortfall, RSA's income prospects look weak and trading remains lacklustre...

  • Antofagasta PLC
    Thu 29 January 2015
    Copper markets may be in the doldrums, but a high-yielding FTSE 100 constituent provides a viable option to exploit a medium-term recovery in the bellwether industrial metal....

  • Michael Page International PLC
    Thu 29 January 2015
    Michael Page offers investors with a longer-term view the chance to buy into economic recovery on both sides of the Atlantic....

  • Alternative Networks PLC
    Thu 22 January 2015
    Alternative Networks is growing quickly through acquisitions and mobile and data sales, but its shares continue to tread water...

  • Provident Financial PLC
    Thu 22 January 2015
    Economic recovery, and a mainstream banking sector that's still picky about the customers it will lend to, should keep growth rolling in at Provident Financial...

  • MJ Gleeson Group PLC
    Thu 22 January 2015
    A combination of affordable house construction in the north of England and land sales in the south should generate strong revenue growth this year....

  • Trifast PLC
    Thu 22 January 2015
    Effective strategic measures and rising demand for fasteners makes shares in Trifast look considerably undervalued...

  • Wolseley PLC
    Thu 15 January 2015
    Wolseley has come through the economic downturn in good shape and is now poised to take advantage of a growing US market....

  • Robert Walters PLC
    Thu 15 January 2015
    Investors should take note of recruiter Robert Walters' record of rising net fee income and potential for significant profit growth....

  • Smiths Group PLC
    Thu 15 January 2015
    Management uncertainty adds to a heap of other headwinds for the struggling engineering conglomerate....

  • Lancashire Holdings Ltd
    Thu 15 January 2015
    Not only does Lancashire boast a fat dividend, but bid rumours look set to buoy the shares...

  • Record PLC
    Thu 08 January 2015
    Following several tough years, all sorts of factors are moving in the favour of currency manager Record....

  • Hill Smith Holdings PLC
    Thu 08 January 2015
    Leading positions in niche markets gives global infrastructure and galvanising group Hill & Smith great defensive growth prospects for 2015....

  • St Modwen Properties PLC
    Thu 08 January 2015
    Much of the value in St Modwen's development pipeline has yet to be realised and, with a string of broker upgrades over the past six months, 2015 is shaping up to be a watershed year....

  • Persimmon PLC
    Thu 08 January 2015
    Persimmon is cash-rich, growing fast and promises a big dividend payout for the next six years....

  • Cineworld Group PLC
    Thu 01 January 2015
    Cineworld (CINE) is a quality stock, and one we think most investors should hold in their portfolio....

  • Dixons Carphone PLC
    Thu 01 January 2015
    Inaugural post-merger results from Dixons Carphone have proved an excellent shop window for the high-street tie-up and we think investors should venture inside....

  • Accumuli PLC
    Thu 01 January 2015
    Accumuli's shares don't reflect its rapid growth and exposure to cyber security...

  • Bank of America Corp
    Thu 18 December 2014
    Bank of America is well placed to benefit from the recovering US economy, leaving the shares looking too cheaply rated...

  • Avon Rubber PLC
    Thu 18 December 2014
    Further growth looks on the cards at Avon Rubber, thanks to emerging market expansion for its highly sought after product range....

  • Carillion PLC
    Thu 18 December 2014
    Carillion has performed well, even though infrastructure spending has not grown as quickly as hoped. However, at some point the cork has to come out of the bottle, and Carillion is well placed to benefit from this. Patient shareholders, meanwhile, are being rewarded with a healthy dividend....

  • Tarsus Group PLC
    Thu 18 December 2014
    Tarsus is expanding into new industries and territories, but its shares haven't caught up with its prospects...

  • Gem Diamonds Ltd
    Thu 11 December 2014
    Gem Diamonds is the stand-out value play among the LSE's small-cap diamond traders....

  • Conygar Investment Co PLC
    Thu 11 December 2014
    Conygar is starting to feel the benefits of a revival in regional property values, and the big share price discount looks too harsh....

  • Consort Medical PLC
    Thu 11 December 2014
    Consort Medical's (CSRT) share price has suffered a de-rating this year. But based on the company's growth profile, that's changing....

  • BT Group PLC
    Thu 11 December 2014
    BT is making bold moves into the TV and mobile markets, and its shares look cheap and offer a decent income...

  • e2v technologies PLC
    Thu 04 December 2014
    A change of culture at e2v could enable the manufacturer of high-tech electronic components to finally fulfil its potential....

  • Nanoco Group PLC
    Thu 04 December 2014
    Nanoco's (NANO) quantum dots could yield serious upside for investors if the technology takes off as industry standard....

  • Prudential PLC
    Thu 04 December 2014
    Prudential's robust growth prospects, significantly driven by its Asian operations, leaves the shares set for more long-term upside...

  • AVEVA Group PLC
    Thu 04 December 2014
    Aveva's shares look pricey given the numerous headwinds that are buffeting the software group....


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