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Inspecs is a great little stock that could thrive post-coronavirus

Thursday 28 May 2020

Eyewear frames specialist Inspecs ( SPEC:AIM ) joined the stock market in February after raising £23.5m of new money by issuing stock at 195p. The Bath-based personal goods play got its IPO away before the coronavirus pandemic roiled equity markets and forced governments around the world to shut...

Big moment for Disney as streaming service debuts in UK and Europe during lockdown

Thursday 19 Mar 2020

On 24 March the Disney+ streaming service launches in the UK and Europe. This event comes at an interesting time for parent company Walt Disney as an increasing number of people confined to their homes amid coronavirus lockdown might be looking for the distraction provided by a new content platform...

SSE offers much more than decent dividends

Thursday 05 Mar 2020

In recent years utility SSE ( SSE ) has reduced its reliance on fossil fuels and become a developer, operator and owner of low-carbon, renewable energy assets and businesses. As a result, SSE has become an increasingly popular stock among those looking for ‘green’ or environmental investments,...

Why shares in Jet2 owner Dart have soared since last summer

Thursday 27 Feb 2020

When it comes to beneficiaries from the collapse of Thomas Cook, they don’t come much more bigger than Jet2-owner Dart Group ( DTG:AIM ) . Dart’s share price has soared from 888p when Thomas Cook went bust in September 2019 to £15.82 today. The shares were even higher, approaching £20, before...

Why JD Sports Fashion can sustain its winning run

Thursday 20 Feb 2020

Sentiment towards the UK retail sector remains largely negative, not helped by a number of post-Christmas profit warnings, yet JD Sports Fashion ( JD. ) continues to stand out from the crowd. The sports fashion and outdoor brands retailer is one of the UK retail sector’s all-time success stories...

Why Tesla shares can’t continue to motor

Thursday 13 Feb 2020

There’s been only one share on the lips of investors over the past week or two; Tesla . The electric car maker seemed to turn a corner with its latest fourth quarter trading update, opening the floodgates on an almighty short squeeze that sent the stock soaring. Just eight months ago Tesla’s shares...

Should you reinvest Sirius Minerals takeover cash in Anglo American shares?

Thursday 06 Feb 2020

Investors who bought shares in Sirius Minerals ( SXX ) and who want to retain exposure to the company’s Woodsmith potash project face a very different proposition now that Anglo American ( AAL ) looks set to take ownership through its planned £409m takeover of Sirius. To follow the development of...

M&S should choose revolution over evolution in order to grow

Thursday 23 Jan 2020

According to chief executive Steve Rowe, a 35-year veteran of Marks & Spencer ( MKS ) , the venerable retailer is roughly at the halfway point in its three to five-year journey of transformation to ‘restore the basics’ and create a ‘profitable, growing family of businesses’. However, true to...

Why growth could be a hard slog for Morrisons

Thursday 16 Jan 2020

The UK’s fourth-largest supermarket chain can proudly trace its roots back to 1899 when William Morrison first set up his stall trading eggs and butter in Bradford Market. Today the business operates from almost 500 stores across the country, most of which it owns freehold, and turns over more than...

Unilever needs to revive growth to reignite its share price

Thursday 09 Jan 2020

Consumer goods firm Unilever ( ULVR ) has found itself at a crossroads at the start of a new decade having ended 2019 with a whimper. It warned on sales growth in a disappointing trading update on 17 December. The timing of the update was poor given the company had spent a large part of a recent...