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  • GuruScreen Movers - March 24h: The Footsie keeps going! Stockopedia - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 18:07 GMT
    GuruScreen Movers - March 24h: The Footsie keeps going!

    Can anyone beat the market? The FTSE 100 broke 7000 for the first time last week and has continued to move ahead, reaching an inter-day high of 7065 on 24 March. Share prices reached higher as news emerged ...

  • StockRank Movers - March 17th: St. Patrick's Day is here Stockopedia - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 19:03 GMT
    StockRank Movers - March 17th: St. Patrick's Day is here

    The Irish will celebrate St. Patrick's Day today as their economy gathers momentum. Citigroup expects the Irish economy to grow by around 4% over the next couple of years, while the rest of the Eurozone ...

  • GuruScreen Movers - March 10th: Focus on US Cyclicals Stockopedia - Tue, Mar 10, 2015 17:33 GMT
    GuruScreen Movers - March 24h: The Footsie keeps going!

    The American labour market is gaining momentum. Recent figures from the US Department of Labour show that the American economy expanded by 295,000 jobs in February, compared to 239,000 jobs in January. ...

  • Malcy's Oil Report - CNE, IGAS, PMO, PVR Stockopedia - Tue, Mar 10, 2015 12:07 GMT
    Malcy's Oil Report - CNE, IGAS, PMO, PVR

    WTI $50.00 +39c, Brent $58.53 -$1.20, Diff $8.53 -$1.20, NG $2.68 -16cOil priceA very quiet day according to my trading contacts, even the Chinese trade data which provided a huge surplus of $60.62bn was ...

  • StockRank Movers - March 3rd: Value in Greece Stockopedia - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 16:45 GMT
    StockRank Movers - March 3rd: Value in Greece

    Greece has been making headlines recently. The left-wing Syriza party secured their election victory on the back of promises to end austerity measures, which have hitherto been a precondition for debt ...

  • Small cap investors are right... size does matter Stockopedia - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 12:51 GMT
    Small cap investors are right... size does matter

    Size matters, right? For the past 35 years some of the most influential voices in finance have claimed that small stocks outperform large stocks. In fact, the so-called size effect has been credited as ...

  • StockRank Movers - Feb 17: The end of the house party? Stockopedia - Tue, Feb 17, 2015 17:58 GMT
    StockRank Movers - Feb 17: The end of the house party?

    Is the party coming to an end for UK house builders? House prices are still increasing, but recent figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that the pace of increases could be starting to ...

  • Unilever: the Personal Care dividend machine Stockopedia - Fri, Feb 13, 2015 17:51 GMT
    Unilever: the Personal Care dividend machine

    The global consumer staples group Unilever is now the fourth largest company in the FTSE 100.  Unlike some of its FTSE 100 peers, such as BP and HSBC, it has been a reliable dividend machine.  Volume growth ...

  • GuruScreen movers - Feb 10th - Financials under the spotlight Stockopedia - Tue, Feb 10, 2015 18:57 GMT
    GuruScreen movers - Feb 10th - Financials under the spotlight

    The banks are in trouble again. US prosecutors are weighing up criminal charges against HSBC, amid news that the bank may have helped wealthy clients across the world evade millions of pounds in tax. Of ...

  • How to hunt for deep value stocks with bravery over patience Stockopedia - Fri, Feb 6, 2015 12:28 GMT

    Everyone loves a bargain but choosing a strategy for finding mispriced shares isn't as simple as it seems. Eighty years after Ben Graham and David Dodd laid the groundwork for what's known as value investing, ...

  • StockRank Movers: Which tech stocks are taking off? Stockopedia - Tue, Feb 3, 2015 17:04 GMT
    StockRank Movers: Which tech stocks are taking off?

    Apple made history last week, announcing the biggest quarterly earnings of any company, ever. It remains the world's most valuable publicly traded firm and some people have even started to compare Apple ...

  • GuruScreen movers - Jan 27th - Which stocks may benefit from QE?

    Last Thursday, the European Central Bank announced plans for a €60bn-a-month bond-buying programme aimed at revitalising the eurozone economy, countering deflation and making exports more competitive. ...

  • Which stocks could bounce back from the Swiss market crash? Stockopedia - Wed, Jan 21, 2015 11:43 GMT
    Which stocks could bounce back from the Swiss market crash?

    The Swiss National Bank's recent decision to abandon its policy of pegging the Swiss franc to the euro caused the country's SMI index of leading shares to nosedive by more than 14%. The unexpected move ...

  • Stockranks Upgrades & Downgrades: Do falling oil prices help airlines?

    Are falling oil prices good news or bad news for stocks in the transport sector? Profits can rise as fuel costs fall. Furthermore, lower transportation costs can mean that holidays become cheaper for consumers. ...

  • Which dividends are most at risk in the oil sector? Stockopedia - Fri, Jan 16, 2015 10:11 GMT
    Which dividends are most at risk in the oil sector?

    With the price of oil falling from $110 to less than $50 a barrel since last June it's understandable that investors in the sector might be feeling nervous. Relative to the market, the oil sector as a ...

  • GuruScreens - upgrades and downgrades - January 13th: DPZ; ASC; CINE.

    Cineworld Revenues at Cineworld, the largest cinema operator in the UK, have grown by 16% over the last twelve months, supported by the acquisition of Cinema City - an east European cinema chain that should ...

  • RWS Group: The risks and rewards of patent translation Stockopedia - Sat, Jan 10, 2015 17:11 GMT

    One-line summaryRWS Group is a profitable and well managed company, with a defined moat of expertise, but EU legislation threatens its business model and this uncertainty will take many years to play out.IntroductionRWS ...

  • Stockranks Upgrades & Downgrades: 6 January: BVS; CLLN Stockopedia - Tue, Jan 6, 2015 11:18 GMT
    Stockranks Upgrades & Downgrades: Do falling oil prices help airlines?

    CarillionCarillion has a StockRank of 94, up from 88 last week.Carillion has strong revenue visibility for 2015 of 85%, based on expected revenue and on secure orders plus probable orders. Indeed, Carillion's ...

  • GuruScreens - upgrades and downgrades - January 13th: DPZ; ASC; CINE.

    Hangar's maiden dividend Hangar 8 is one of Europe's largest operators of privately owned passenger jet aircraft. It qualified for the Jim Slater Zulu Screen towards the end of November, with a ROCE of ...

  • Top dividend strategy performers in 2014 Stockopedia - Wed, Dec 24, 2014 10:58 GMT
    Top dividend strategy performers in 2014

    For most dividend investors high yield is much more important than capital growth. Yet last year many of the dividend strategies tracked by Stockopedia delivered rip-roaring gains - even before taking ...

  • Stockranks Upgrades & Downgrades: 23 December: GBO; CRM Stockopedia - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 17:33 GMT
    Stockranks Upgrades & Downgrades: Do falling oil prices help airlines?

    GloboGlobo has been a controversial stock for quite some time now. The market fell in love with it in 2013 and the company nearly tripled in value, rising from 23.5p (October 2012) to 87.5p (October 2013). ...

  • StockRanks - upgrades and downgrades - December 16th: MTVW; BET.

    Mountview qualifies for Piotroski ScreenMountview Estates is a residential property trading company. It focuses on properties in London, so has been well positioned to capitalise on the recent growth in ...

  • Don't Fall Into The Warren Buffett Trap Stockopedia - Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:10 GMT
    Don't Fall Into The Warren Buffett Trap

    Type Warren Buffett into a search engine and you'll be bombarded with results. Just under 26 million results actually. It's easy to understand why.A while back I sat through a marketing presentation. The ...

  • Ten quality stocks to watch in 2015 Stockopedia - Wed, Dec 10, 2014 11:25 GMT
    Ten quality stocks to watch in 2015

    Twelve months ago investors were reflecting on a year that saw many small and mid cap shares leap in price. Momentum and value strategies proved to be big winners, while quality stocks were often left ...

  • Stockranks Upgrades & Downgrades 9 December: AAPL; MSFT. Stockopedia - Tue, Dec 9, 2014 19:06 GMT
    Stockranks Upgrades & Downgrades: Do falling oil prices help airlines?

    In the 1990s, the word 'billionaire' was almost synonymous with the words 'Bill' and 'Gates'. Microsoft was the big technology company of the day. Everyone was using Windows and all my friends were playing ...

  • What are stock splits and are they good for investors? Stockopedia - Mon, Dec 8, 2014 12:09 GMT
    What are stock splits and are they good for investors?

    Jason Zweig believes that shareholders who love stock splits are like 'Yogi Berra, who wanted his pizza cut into four slices because "I don't think I can eat eight." According to Zweig, companies ...

  • Weekend Reading 5th December Stockopedia - Fri, Dec 5, 2014 17:19 GMT
    Weekend Reading 5th December

    While high StockRank stocks have continued to outperform low StockRank stocks it's been quite a sideways year for the market as a whole. Surely one would presume that it's been a good year for stock pickers? ...

  • GuruScreens - upgrades and downgrades - December 2nd Stockopedia - Tue, Dec 2, 2014 13:38 GMT
    GuruScreens - upgrades and downgrades - January 13th: DPZ; ASC; CINE.

    Economic uncertainty in recent years has focused the attention of investors on stocks with earnings growth and quality. Those companies that can shake off economic malaise and prosper during otherwise ...

  • Glenn Greenberg: The best value investor you've never heard of

    You've probably never heard of a value investor called Glenn Greenberg. Once named as 'the next Buffett', Greenberg's returns over the past few decades have been almost second-to-none. His fund, Chieftain ...

  • MoneySupermarket's robust third quarter Stockopedia - Fri, Nov 28, 2014 17:41 GMT

    The UK's largest price comparison website, Moneysupermarket (StockRank 86), has seen a robust third quarter with revenue growth of 18% on a year ago. This compares to 9% revenue growth in the first half ...

  • Can investors use the Zulu Principle to beat the S&P 500? Stockopedia - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:26 GMT
    Can investors use the Zulu Principle to beat the S&P 500?

    When we asked our subscribers to name their favourite book on investing, most responded with Jim Slater's Zulu Principle. This was interesting. Many of the world's most successful investors have been American; ...

  • Majestic Wine: Is it too late to join the party? Stockopedia - Sun, Nov 23, 2014 09:11 GMT
    Majestic Wine: Is it too late to join the party?

    IntroductionAs a middle-class wine drinker I'm only too familiar with Majestic Wine and their appeal to a specific UK demographic. Whether it's through my wife returning home with a case or two for entertainment ...

  • Weekend Reading - Friday 21st November Stockopedia - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 17:00 GMT

    Fancy a linkfest for the weekend?  Here’s a few things we’ve been reading here at Stockopedia on the wider web.  If you want us to do more of these then please let us know in the comments below.From some ...

  • Barratt set for the FTSE 100 Stockopedia - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 16:06 GMT
    Barratt set for the FTSE 100

    UK housebuilder Barratt Developments was kicked out of the FTSE 100 in September but looks set to return in the next index review in December.  Any company which rises to 90th position or above by market ...

  • Should you rebalance according to a fixed schedule or a fixed threshold?

    The thorny issue of rebalancing a stock portfolio is something we’ve been looking at closely in recent weeks. It’s a subject that matters more to some investors than others. Stock market hunters often ...

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