magazine archive

magazine archive

Under The Bonnet

Spotify stock asks too much of investors

Thursday 06 Aug 2020

It may seem odd that it was right in the teeth of a global pandemic that shares in music streaming service Spotify Technology sprang to life. Since the 3 April 2020, the stock has rallied nearly 130% to nearly $280. It currently changes hands at $254.43. This sudden jolt of investor support came...

3i: the investment trust helping good companies become great

Thursday 09 Jul 2020

London-based 3i ( III ) is the pre-eminent UK listed direct private equity investment trust, with a portfolio valued at £8.1 billion as of the end of March. Founded at the end of the Second World War by the Bank of England and major UK banks to provide long-term capital to small and medium...

How Games Workshop became a FTSE 350 star performer

Thursday 02 Jul 2020

Nottingham-based fantasy miniatures manufacturer Games Workshop ( GAW ) has been the best FTSE 350 performer over the last five years, providing a total return, which includes reinvested dividends, of 1,600%. That means a £1,000 investment in 2015 would have turned into £17,000 today, which works...

Just do it: why you should invest in Nike

Thursday 11 Jun 2020

Star money manager Terry Smith recently purchased shares in Nike (NKE) for Fundsmith Equity (B41YBW7) , the first time his flagship fund had invested in the world’s largest sportswear company. This is a testament to the high-quality characteristics of the American company famed for its iconic...

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...