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M&S return to profit suggests long-running turnaround could finally deliver

Thursday 18 Nov 2021

Marks & Spencer ( MKS ) 237p Gain to date: 32.8% Original entry point: Buy at 178.5p, 2 September 2021 High street institution Marks & Spencer ( MKS ) seems to be back in fashion with investors after it posted strong results for the first half of its financial year and significantly raised...

Clear road ahead for Ford Motor as share price keeps rising

Thursday 11 Nov 2021

Ford Motor Company $20.50 Gain to date: 193% Original entry point: Buy at $6.99, 13 August 2020 Saying to buy Ford shares in the middle of a restructuring during the pandemic was a calculated risk which has paid off. The company has benefited from its own actions, refreshing the product range as it...

SDI shares have just hit a new record high at 217p

Thursday 11 Nov 2021

SDI ( SDI:AIM ) 217p Gain to date: 23.7% Original entry point: Buy at 174.5p, 27 May 2021 As pandemic recoveries go SDI’s ( SDI:AIM ) should be counted as very encouraging by investors. A 4 November half-year update revealed that the science kit maker expects ‘very strong sales and profits’ with...

Currys is looking strong ahead of key festive trading period

Thursday 11 Nov 2021

Currys ( CURY ) 133.7p Gain to date: 3.6% Original entry point: Buy at 129p, 15 July 2021 Our bullish call on electrical goods retailer Currys ( CURY ) is modestly in the money. The shares started to move up on 4 November after the laptops-to-smart TVs seller unveiled a £75 million share buyback...

Fidelity Special Values finds cheap stocks with big potential

Thursday 11 Nov 2021

Risk-averse investors wary about rising rates and their potential to roil long-duration assets including highly rated growth stocks should look at Fidelity Special Values ( FSV ) , the investment trust with stakes in cheap UK stocks that boast significant recovery potential. While the shares have...

Buy Essentra ahead of transformation into a higher quality business

Thursday 11 Nov 2021

Support services firm Essentra ( ESNT ) is on the cusp of a transformation which could address the discounted valuation associated with its current conglomerate structure. This should also address longstanding environmental, social and governance concerns and free up management to focus on its most...

Luceco has capacity for sharp margin and share price recovery

Thursday 04 Nov 2021

Regular readers may recall Luceco ( LUCE ) . It was Shares ’ biggest gainer among our best picks for 2020 after surging 117% during that year. The stock has continued to make money for investors since, up another 45% in 2021, but recent weakness in the share price has created a new opportunity to...

The tide seems to have turned for GlaxoSmithKline

Thursday 04 Nov 2021

GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK ) £15.48 Gain to date: 17.2% Original entry point: Buy at £13.21 on 5 November 2020 Investors have had to be patient, but a combination of self-help and activist pressure finally appears to be having a positive impact on the GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK ) business and its shares...

Coke buys Bodyarmor to take the sports drink fight to Pepsi

Thursday 04 Nov 2021

Coca-Cola $56.17 Gain to date: 15.9% Original entry point: Buy at $48.48, 20 July 2020 Our call to buy Coca-Cola shares last summer continues to look well-timed despite the share price losing some fizz of late. We think the decision to take full control of sports drink maker Bodyarmor in a $5.6...

Keep faith with Chemring’s cyber potential

Thursday 04 Nov 2021

Chemring ( CHG ) 298.3p Loss to date: 5% Original entry point: Buy at 314p, 5 August 2021 Despite a positive reaction to defence firm Chemring’s ( CHG ) latest update, the shares are a bit below the level at which we made our positive call. The drift in the share price seems at odds with the...

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