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Under The Bonnet

Future is starting to look more interesting after a 49% share price fall this year

Thursday 12 May 2022

At the end of November 2021, publisher Future ( FUTR ) had a market value of £4.5 billion and looked as if it could soon qualify for the FTSE 100 index. However, during the past six months the market has been less enthusiastic about paying a high rating for fast-growth stocks, a group which...

Deere still going strong after 185 years at the forefront of farming

Thursday 24 Mar 2022

With its signature green and yellow branding, Deere may be the most recognisable tractor maker in the world, but it does a lot more besides selling farm equipment. With the war in Ukraine highlighting the importance of food production and food security as well as efficient farming practices, Deere’...

Glencore is a stock to own amid strong commodities demand

Thursday 03 Mar 2022

Despite a 40% advance for the shares in the past 12 months, resources firm Glencore ( GLEN ) continues to look cheap. Based on current commodity prices and forecasts from investment bank Jefferies the stock trades on a 2022 free cash flow yield of 19% with a significant chunk of cash set to be...

Oxford Nanopore takes aim at market leader Illumina

Thursday 27 Jan 2022

Originally backed by fallen star fund manager Neil Woodford, Oxford Nanopore ( ONT ) listed on the stock market in September 2021 at 425p per share, giving it a market capitalisation of around £3.4 billion. Despite a recent wobble the shares are up more than a quarter on their issue price to 542p...

How ProCook plans to conquer the kitchen

Thursday 20 Jan 2022

Direct-to-consumer kitchenware specialist ProCook ( PROC ) debuted on the Main Market in November 2021 at 145p and the shares now trade at a modest 5% above their issue price. The muted reaction to the stock market newcomer likely reflects the uncertain outlook for consumer spending and the fact...

Latest deal at newly focused DCC set to boost growth and margins

Thursday 13 Jan 2022

Once upon a time, Irish-headquartered distribution firm DCC ( DCC ) was a market darling. It traded on an elevated rating for years as it gobbled up competitors, until one day investors began to question the returns they were getting for the price they were paying. Now, the firm is much more...

Nvidia is at all-time high but here’s why the stock is still a buy

Thursday 25 Nov 2021

Most readers will know that microchips are the building blocks of the modern digital world, and while many will not know Nvidia you may already be a regular user of its technology. The company’s silicon chips enable video recommendations on TikTok, grammar checks in Word online, and augmented-...

Restaurant brand Fridays off to a bad start as a listed company

Thursday 25 Nov 2021

The UK franchise owner of American casual dining brand TGI Fridays, Hostmore ( HOST ) , was spun out from private equity trust Electra ( ELTA ) on 2 November but its shares have been a flop so far. They’ve fallen by 27% to 108p, possibly caused by Electra shareholders dumping the shares they...

Trustpilot must prove its potential for profits

Thursday 21 Oct 2021

It may not go near the performance of nascent cyber security star Darktrace ( DARK ) but investors piled in to Trustpilot ( TRST ) after shares in the online reviews platform began trading on the London market in March 2021. Retail investors were unable to participate directly in the IPO (initial...

Lendinvest is shaking up property finance

Thursday 30 Sep 2021

Recent AIM addition LendInvest ( LINV:AIM ) is an asset management platform focused on property finance but the story is more exciting than you might think at first glance. Its CEO Rod Lockhart tells Shares how its differentiated technology is disrupting the property finance sector. Lockhart also...