magazine 21 Jun 2018

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Demergers are back in fashion with five companies in the FTSE 350 index each preparing to split into two separately-listed entities. The new issue of Shares looks at how unbundled companies can often outperform their former parent.

Also this week; discover how to overcome three hurdles facing buy-to-let investments. Learn how to track down lost pensions and whether you should consolidate them.

There is an in-depth look at why shares in British American Tobacco have fallen by a third in value in a year. The digital magazine also explores the pains weighing on Indivior and reveals why declining power prices could hurt some renewable energy-related investment trusts.

Old Mutual, Whitbread, Prudential and Capital & Counties are set to join a growing number of companies splitting in two

We take stock of important events which could influence future earnings for gambling companies  

Changing the way companies report revenue should encourage greater transparency  

The ECB has set the date to stop its programme of quantitative easing. Is the region ready for such a big reversal?  

We explain what’s happened at the FTSE 250 company and why analysts think now is the time to buy  

Engineering software firm shoots the lights out with pro forma profits  

Investors are increasingly worried about the risks facing the cigarette industry  

The company has suffered a 24% drop in its shares since flagging an accounting error in April

JOHCM UK Dynamic continues to profit from positive corporate change  

Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth has done well in a fairly hostile environment helped by its diversification  

Stifel explains its ‘sell’ ratings on NextEnergy Solar and John Laing Environmental Assets  

Read our checklist for the key issues to consider if you have multiple pensions held across different providers  

We look at some of the new hurdles for investors in this market and how to mitigate them  

A new study looks at the financial habits of people in later life  

Connect is a good example of how low margin companies get in a mess on the smallest drop in revenue  

Online bets could break records during football’s blue ribbon tournament  

JD Williams-to-Jacamo brands owner could vacate the high street  

Shares in the UK-listed pay-TV firm are trading at a premium to the highest offer on the table  

Pharma/healthcare and miners are also important to the direction of the blue chip UK stock market index  

The value specialist investment trust more than merits its premium rating  

The company has a stellar track record and should soon have more cash to deploy  

The metals miner is setting up shop in Zimbabwe with two exploration/development assets

The waste-to-recycling business is recovering from earlier issues and will soon have a new boss

Aero-engineer in demand as performance targets raised

The company has switched from asset seller to asset buyer which changes the risk profile of the business

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