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Tesco could make you good money as an investment

Thursday 23 May 2019

The market is warming to supermarket group Tesco ( TSCO ) as it is showing the right qualities to cope with competition from discounters Aldi and Lidl. We think now is the perfect time to get on board as the shares are not expensive on 14.1 times prospective earnings and a 3.1% prospective dividend...

Recruiter SThree has big growth prospects and cheap shares

Thursday 23 May 2019

Shares in recruitment firm SThree ( STHR ) are really cheap versus the company’s growth prospects. Buy the stock now as it should either re-rate in line with peers or an overseas rival could come and gobble up the business. SThree is a global player specialising in the fields of science, technology...

Hacking scandals will drive more business to Avast

Thursday 16 May 2019

Earlier this week Facebook’s messaging app WhatsApp became the latest big name brand to admit to falling foul of hackers, who apparently remotely installed spyware on some users’ phones. This would seem to be a near perfect environment for technology security providers like Avast ( AVST ) , where...

Why you should buy this trust managed by an activist billionaire

Thursday 16 May 2019

A 26.7% discount to net asset value (NAV) at Pershing Square ( PSH ) , is a buying opportunity. The discount is wide because some investors lost faith following a poor performance since a high-profile 2014 launch on Euronext Amsterdam and subsequent 2017 London listing. However, Shares likes the...

Irn-Bru maker A.G. Barr is worth its premium price

Thursday 09 May 2019

Do not be put off by a premium equity rating at A.G. Barr ( BAG ) , since the Glasgow-headquartered soft drinks firm has a proven recipe for success. We believe the Irn-Bru maker can continue to compound earnings and generate sparkling returns on a long-term view and given a largely UK sales...

TI Fluid has it all: growth, cheap shares and dividends

Thursday 09 May 2019

The ultimate goal for many investors is to find a mid or large cap stock offering earnings growth, decent dividends and trading on a cheap valuation. Stocks with all of those attributes are rare in the current market. Fortunately we’ve spotted one which ticks all the boxes and hardly anyone has...

Why you should buy ultra-reliable Computacenter

Thursday 02 May 2019

In a modern world of technology dominated by US giants (Amazon, Microsoft, Apple) many investors might reasonably ask, Computacenter ( CCC ) who? Yet this is a pan-European IT enterprise operator whose 14,000-odd staff annually ship more than 25m products to 4.2m end users, and provide valuable...

Aviva’s shares are too cheap to ignore at a 7.3% yield

Thursday 02 May 2019

We believe Aviva ( AV. ) looks very interesting at the current price as its shares are cheap and a new CEO could reshape the business. Anyone investing in the shares must understand that change could take time, however the potential rewards look very good. ‘Aviva is undergoing a revolution in its...

Learning Technologies eyes cross-sell growth spree

Thursday 25 Apr 2019

Increasing bureaucracy and red tape can be a challenge for medium and larger organisations trying to retain their best staff in the face of more exciting opportunities at start-up enterprises. One way of preventing this brain drain is to provide the workforce with ongoing training such as services...

Buy Aberdeen Asian Income Fund at a discount while you still can

Thursday 25 Apr 2019

Despite a narrowing of the discount to net asset value (NAV) from 11% to 7.7% at Aberdeen Asian Income ( AAIF ) there is still a value opportunity here. The positive re-rating should continue as investors pick up on the fund’s improving performance, attractive income credentials – a 4.2% yield –...

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