Weekend share tips : Berkeley Group, Centrica, De La Rue, HSBC
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The Investors Chronicle Tips of the Week buy Berkeley Group as the planned return of funds means the shares are a 'no-brainer' for patient investors.
Buy Centrica attractive for yield, backed up by potential share buy-backs next year.
Buy Belvoir Lettings as the prospect of large and growing dividends makes the stock worth holding.
Sell West African Minerals as there are likely to be more risks than rewards ahead.
In Updates hold Nature and Roche, keep selling De La Rue and HSBC and keep buying Tangiers Petroleum.
In Trading Tips Royal Bank of Scotland may be 'breaking once more to the upside' with a target of 380p.
Keep an eye on Rangers International FC when its lists on Aim to take the total raised from the IPO to £27m.
Results Tips included buys for DS Smith, Photo-Me International, Andor Technology, Micro Focus, Terrace Hill, Zytronic, Polo Resources, Noble Investments and Idox but sell Mulberry and Carpetright.
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 : Rio Tinto, Assura, Smiths News, Standard Chartered
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The Sunday Times Inside the City wrote that Standard Chartered offers a buying opportunity at £14.55. The share price is depressed over alleged money laundering involving Iran.
The Sunday Telegraph Questor says buy Rio Tinto at £30.93 as the miner has an average price target among City analysts of £38.08, 23% ahead of current price.
Also buy Assura at 34p, for dividend income and a 10% discount to NAV.
The Mail on Sunday Midas says buy management consultancy WYG Group at 62.5p as the firm is making good progress on its recovery plan.
In Updates hold Smiths News, tipped in June 2010 at 108p and now 149.5p, for both income and growth.
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 : Aviva, Glencore, AFC Energy, Essenden
27/11/2012 - Newspaper Share Tips - 0 Comments - 150 words
The Times Tempus thinks the Glencore merger with Xstrata should see a substantial re-rating of the stock by brokers next year.
The Independent No Pain, No Gain: has added Essenden at 24p to the portfolio as the leisure company is finally on a recovery track.
The Daily Mail Investment Extra recons hydrogen fuel cell developer AFC Energy is worth considering in the alternative energy sector, although for the long haul.
The Sunday Times Inside the City says bank profits in Aviva while the Sunday Telegraph Questor says avoid Mothercare as it looks fully valued.
Questor also says buy Sirius Minerals as a speculative play on the potash mine it is developing in North York Moors National Park.
The Mail on Sunday Midas believes the gold price has further to go but take some profits in Gemfields, up 21% to 35p since being tipped in March.