Equities

Is Barratt Developments a value trap?

Is Barratt Developments a value trap?

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As the UK finally invokes Article 50 to leave the EU, the outlook for housebuilders such as Barratt Developments (LON:BDEV) is incredibly uncertain. The company’s shares may have risen 16% already this year, but they continue to trade on a P/E of 9.7 and a prospective dividend yield of 6.9%. For many investors this could…

Higher inflation could enhance Shell’s income appeal

Higher inflation could enhance Shell’s income appeal

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Inflation is arguably one of the biggest dangers facing investors at the moment. Although it is currently only 2.3% in the UK, forecasts from various entities such as the Bank of England say it will hit 3% or even 4% by the end of 2018. Added to this is the potential for a relaxed fiscal…

Zenith Energy: The journey ahead

Zenith Energy: The journey ahead

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Master Investor: Andrea, it is a pleasure to have you exhibiting and presenting at the Master investor Show this year. First of all, I would like you to please introduce your company, Zenith Energy Ltd., which you have recently listed on the London Stock Exchange, and which is also listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange…

Kingfisher could be a surprise performer in the long run

Kingfisher could be a surprise performer in the long run

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Investing in a retailer with exposure to the UK economy may seem foolhardy given the prospects for UK plc. Consumer confidence is weak, Brexit talks are about to begin and inflation is now at its highest level in four years. These are hardly the conditions which are conducive for positive like-for-like sales growth or rising…

Are these the fastest growing small-caps in London?

Are these the fastest growing small-caps in London?

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According to finance theory there are three components to the total return which an investor can make from a share. Firstly, we have dividends. Often being the most modest source of equity returns, dividends can nevertheless be consistent and provide a useful source of income for investors. Those with shares in dividend paying FTSE 100…

Berkeley Energia – Another ‘Sirius’ mistake?

Berkeley Energia – Another ‘Sirius’ mistake?

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Following my recommendation 15 months ago, followers saw Berkeley Energia (LON:BKY) nearly treble by January as more and more commentators jumped aboard and as the company issued a stream of bullish news on progress and prospects for uranium. But the shares are now 20% off their top and perhaps the market is satiated with a…

Prudential’s Asian opportunity

Prudential’s Asian opportunity

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News headlines in the last nine months have been dominated by Brexit and Trump. In my view, that’s understandable given the uncertainty and potential implications for the global economy which those two events have precipitated. However, I also believe investors are failing to give enough attention to an obvious growth opportunity which can easily be…

So long, GM – Bonjour PSA

So long, GM – Bonjour PSA

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On 06 March, after weeks of speculation, it was confirmed that General Motors of the USA (NYSE:GM) was selling its European operation – Opel – to France’s Peugeot SA (EPA:UG) for €1.3 billion (plus another €900 million for the finance operation). What was behind the deal? And what does it mean for the UK car…

Alba Mineral Resources: A stock for all seasons

Alba Mineral Resources: A stock for all seasons

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Master Investor interviews George Frangeskides, Executive Chairman at Alba Mineral Resources Master Investor: Hi George. Thanks for taking the time to speak with Master Investor today. Please give our readers a brief introduction to Alba Mineral Resources (LON:ALBA) and its recent history. George Frangeskides: Alba Minerals was listed on the AIM market more than 10…