Weekend share tips : John Wood, Kentz, Asos, Central Asia Metals
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The Daily Mail Investment Extra says gold investors are becoming bullish about 2013 with leading brokers suggesting the price could hit $1,800 within a year.
The Sunday Times Inside the City thinks Asos could be one of the Christmas retail winners, although the shares are crrently fully valued.
The Sunday Telegraph Questor says buy John Wood Group as the current share price has created a buying opportunity with long-term growth potential also, buy Primary Health Properties for long-term income.
The Mail on Sunday Midas says buy Kentz Corporation as the engineering firm is 'firing on all cylinders' and expects to grow by at least 10% in 2013.
In Update column hold Central Asia Metals, up 17% over the past five months to 105p, especially now that it is boosting its dividends.
Weekend share tips : Marston's, API, Anite, Greene King
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The Investors Chronicle Tips of the Week had a buy for Bovis Homes Group as the discount to sector looks unjustified, plus the attraction of a rising dividend yield.
Buy RPC as profit margins improving and buy new secured property-backed bond Alpha Plus at 100p.
Sell Direct Line as the rating looks hard to maintain once tracker fund buying comes to an end after it joins the FTSE 100 index.
In Updates keep buying St Modwen Properties, Amino Technologies and Akzo Nobel. Consort Medical and Bayer continue to be rated 'hold'.
News Tips hold Tesco as it moves towards exiting the US and still faces serious competition at home.
Sirius Minerals at 22p remain a speculative buy for its UK Potash projects.
A feature identified three small-cap stocks Crystal Amber, Sutton Harbour and API as buys.
Also value plays from stocks involved in Portugal and Greece include Fiat Industrial, Tenaris, Azimut, Lottomatica and Amadeus IT.
Results Tips buy for Marston's, API, Anite, Greene King, New River Retail, ITE, Stagecoach, First Property Group, Silverdell, Conygar. May Gurney and Sage marked as sells.
Weekend share tips : Falkland Oil & Gas, Whitbread, Bioquell
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The Times Tempus on Saturday thinks Jupiter Fund Management and Ashmore Group are good bets in the competative asset management sector.
The Independent No Pain, No Gain recons Whitbread stands to benefit from the tax row involving rival Starbucks. Notes that Numis has upgraded the shares from hold to buy, £26.50 target.
The Daily Mail Investment Extra wonders Edward Bramson, who revamped Foreign & Colonial could end up get involved with ailing hedge fund manager Man Group.
The Mail on Sunday Midas says buy Bioquell at 136p, for long-term potential.
The Sunday Times In the City thinks struggling UK regional airline Flybe at 47.5p could be a target for an opportunistic bid from a rival.
African Minerals is also worth watching as new CEO Keith Calder appears to be turning round the iron ore developer.
The Sunday Telegraph Questor says avoid Falkland Oil & Gas as the risks are now mounting despite possibilities that it may make a commercially viable discovery.
Weekend share tips : Aviva, Pennon Group, Interserve
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The Investors Chronicle Tips of the Week had a buy for Aviva at 345p. Attractive for income and as a potential bid target.
Also buy Tangiers Petroleum as an offshore Morocco oil play and buy Betfair as its improved advertising strategy should help boost growth.
Sell though for Pennon Group at 606p which faces growing threats from increased regulatory pressure.
In Updates IC says keep buying Zambeef Products, Real Estate Credit Investments and Maple Energy and hold Picton Property Income but sell MDM Engineering, previously tipped in August 2008.
In News Tips Falklands Oil & Gas is downgraded to hold from buy following disappointing results from its exploration wells.
Buy Assura Group as the primary care property sector remains something of a safe haven and buy Avingtrans as a re-rating looks inevitable.
Keep buying Interserve following the decision to sell its remaining PFI asset but sell Smith & Nephew as it may have overpaid for private US healthcare company Healthpoint.
Buy the Alpha Plus Schools bond, looks a better deal than the Tullett Prebon bond.
Weekend share tips : Big Yellow Group, British Land, McKay Securities
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The Investors Chronicle Tips of the Week suggested buy Spirent Communications as share buy-backs are a possibility.
Buy Unite 271p as a recovery play with a strong growth profile and buy Archipelago Resources which deserves a re-rating given the likely resource upgrades.
Time to take profits at De La Rue though with the shares at an all-time high but analysts look set to cut forecasts.
In Updates keep buying Hill & Smith and Ricardo and continue to hold Melrose, Hogg Robinson Group and Ultra Electronics.
In News tips sell Ocado as its latest fund-raising plan does not guarantee its strategy will eventually succeed.
Lonmin is upgraded from a sell to hold at 290p as it could benefit from the Xstrata merger with Glencore and buy Sirius Minerals for the long-term.
Five small-cap income stocks worth considering include Smiths News, Costain, Abbey Protection, Creston and Hogg Robinson Group.
In a feature buy London-listed Eros International as its shares could be re-rated once the plan for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange gets back on track.
First Property is descibed as a medium-term buy with the potential for a re-rating but sell Homeserve at 244.5p.
Results Tips included buys for 3i, Parkmead, Bezant Resources, Speedy Hire, Diploma, CML Microsystems, Vectura, Enterprise Inns, Paragon Group of Companies, Big Yellow Group, British Land, McKay Securities, Hyder Consulting and Compass.
Weekend share tips : TalkTalk, Vodafone, Workspace
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The Investors Chronicle Tips of the Week said buy Halfords for an impressive retail turnaround story and prospective yield of over 6%.
Buy WS Atkins as most of the potential bad news is in the price and the shares look cheap also buy Leyshon Resources which offers speculative upside.
In Updates hold Cobham, Local Shopping Reit and Balfour Beatty but keep selling International Airlines Group and building mats firm CRH.
In News Tips buy Petrel Resources and Fastnet Oil & Gas as speculative plays on Ireland's offshore oil potential.
Keep buying J Sainsbury at 340p, given its recent performance and keep buying BT Group as it is set to acquire Software & Computer Services firm Tikit.
In Feature Tips a re-rating could be ahead for Trading Emissions at 23.5p, while the current price weakness for IndigoVision offers a 'great buying opportunity'.
Matthew Allan suggests three junior gold mining stocks worth watching in Aureus Mining, Condor Gold and Belo Sun Mining.
Results Tips included sells for Electrocomponents, Latchways, Shanks, Lonmin and Icap. Buy Dairy Crest, Tate & Lyle, Carr's Milling, Norcros, Trifast, Oxford Instruments, TalkTalk, Vodafone, Blinkx, Workspace, United Drug and Printing.com.
Weekend share tips : Centrica, Admiral Group, Compass
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The Times Tempus remains cautious about the housebuilding sector's recovery from recession, suggests investors should not forget it is a highly-cyclical industry.
The Independent No Pain, No Gain is adding Findel to the portfolio as a recovery play.
The Sunday Times Inside the City expects Compass to announce another £500m share buyback this week alongside annual results, desspite difficult trading conditions in eurozone.
The Sunday Telegraph Questo says buy Centrica for income and capital growth also buy Petra as a speculative play on recovery in the diamond market.
The Mail on Sunday Midas notes director buying at North Atlantic Smaller Companies
Investment Trust and Admiral Group is a signal for investors might buy or hold the shares.
Also notes that Moneysupermarket.com and NCC Group directors have been selling stock.
Weekend share tips : BT Group, FirstGroup, Burberry, Weir
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The Investors Chronicle Tips of the Week suggested a 'buy' for Taliesin Property Fund, still off the 'city radar' also NatWest 9% Irredeemable Preference Shares 8% yield looks 'tempting'.
Sell Anglo American still rated 'significantly higher' than rivals despite of recent earnings downgrades and sell Amlin facing an uncertain outlook for insurance premiums.
In Updates keep buying Aureus Mining, Weir and PPHE Hotel Group and hold Quindell Portfolio and Ashtead, previously recommended as a sell on 7 Sept 2012 at 314p and now 382p.
News Tips keep buying LMS Capital identified as a 'low-risk value play' planning to return funds to investors.
2013 'Dogs of the FT30' high-yielding portfolio includes Man Group, RSA Insurance, BAE Systems, Vodafone and Ladbrokes.
Results Tips had buys for BT Group, Eros International, Tracsis, E2v Technologies, First Derivatives, BowLeven and sells for FirstGroup and Burberry.