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Sector reviews

  • Sector movers: Oil services slide, personal goods rise
    18 Apr, 2019 14:33
    (Sharecast News) - On the last day of trading before the long Easter weekend, investors hunting for golden eggs found two in the personal goods sector, while the oil services sector was stunk out by one rotten egg.

  • Sector movers: Retailers on the rise
    16 Apr, 2019 15:50
    (Sharecast News) - London markets were lifted by a real mix of sectors on Tuesday as various European markets notched up fresh six-month highs.

  • Sector movers: Miners tail off
    15 Apr, 2019 15:48
    (Sharecast News) - Markets were mixed on Monday with miners in the mire but mobile telecoms marching higher.

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Company news

  • Philip Green urged to personally fund Arcadia pension deficit
    24 May, 2019 14:37
    (Sharecast News) - Work and Pensions Committee chairman Frank Field has written to Philip Green urging the Arcadia chairman to personally support the group's pension fund.

  • Foot Locker misses on sales, trims full-year EPS guidance
    24 May, 2019 13:05
    (Sharecast News) - US retailer Foot Locker saw profits rise in the first quarter of its trading year, but sales came in lower than expected and the group trimmed its full-year profit guidance amidst the prospect of tariffs on Chinese made goods hitting th

  • Lancashire Holdings' long-serving CFO to retire in 2020
    24 May, 2019 12:17
    (Sharecast News) - Lancashire Holdings announced on Friday that its chief financial officer Elaine Whelan, who is also chief executive of the company's Bermudian subsidiary, Lancashire Insurance Company Limited, plans to retire during the course of 2020.

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Share research

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Press tips

  • Sunday share tips: Paragon Banking Group, Lloyds Bank
    19 May, 2019 16:35
    (Sharecast News) - In her 'Inside the City' column for the Sunday Times, Emma Dunkley mused about how an uncertain economic outlook, low interest rates and increasing competition in the mortgage market was making it an interesting time to be a banker.

  • Sunday share tips: JD Sports, AFH Financial
    12 May, 2019 17:26
    (Sharecast News) - JD Sports boss\'s canny eye and attention to detail has allowed the retailer to vault ahead of competitors but there is more yet to come, especially as regards its push overseas, said the Sunday Times\'s Sam Chambers in his Inside the C

  • Sunday share tips: Diversified Gas & Oil, Water Intelligence
    05 May, 2019 19:26
    (Sharecast News) - In her 'Inside the City' column for the Sunday Times, Rachel Millard took a look at American ex-banker Rusty Hutson, and Diversified Gas & Oil - the producer he had mortgaged his house to get off the ground.

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Broker tips

  • Broker tips: Royal Mail, Mitchells & Butlers
    24 May, 2019 15:04
    (Sharecast News) - Goldman Sachs upgraded Royal Mail to 'buy' on Friday but cut its target price on the group from 360p to 320p due to higher near-term costs.

  • Friday broker round-up
    24 May, 2019 13:23
    (Sharecast News) - SafeChange International Group: Berenberg downgrades to hold with a target price of 436p.

  • Mitchells & Butlers fizzes higher on Liberum upgrade
    24 May, 2019 12:11
    (Sharecast News) - Shares in pub chain Mitchells & Butlers fizzed higher on Friday as Liberum upgraded the stock to \'buy\' from \'hold\' and hiked the price target to 340p from 270p after its half-year results a day earlier.

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Director dealings

  • Director dealings: ProPhotonix CEO ups stake
    24 May, 2019 15:53
    (Sharecast News) - ProPhotonix revealed on Friday that president and chief executive Tim Losik had purchased two million ordinary shares in the AIM-listed manufacturer of LED illumination systems.

  • Director dealings: K3 director keeps building up stake
    23 May, 2019 15:49
    (Sharecast News) - K3 Business Technology revealed on Thursday that non-executive director Per Johan Claesson had acquired roughly 4.72m more ordinary shares in the AIM-listed software and computer services outfit.

  • Director dealings: 4D Pharma board up stakes
    22 May, 2019 16:37
    (Sharecast News) - 4D Pharma revealed that chief executive Duncan Peyton had acquired 101,199 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed drugmaker on Wednesday.

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