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Mitie Is No Mouse at Cost Cutting and Finding New Customers

Published 2 days ago

Hello Share Seekers. Times have not been pucker for firms which claw a lot of business from local councils and other organisations. Government cuts have caused so many local authorities to cut back on their awards of business to outside contractors. Mitie (MTO) is one such firm.

Follow the Fellow Who Follows Tullow

Published 16 days ago

Hello Share Swabbers. I’ve held Tullow Oil (TLW) shares for as long as I can remember. At one stage they were up 120%. Nowadays I’m down by 50%. Like all the other big oil producers the share price has been attacked by the falling value of Brent crude. But Tullow seems to have suffered more than most.

A Few Jolly Good Reasons to Return to BP

Published 69 days ago

Hello Share Rattlers. On checking the number of BP shares I hold, I was rather shocked. It’s one of those shares I’ve been gradually building up, whenever I find myself with a bit of share cash and no clear company currently worthy of investment.

Whitbread Shares May Froth Despite the National Living Wage

Published 165 days ago

Hello Share Cravers. Whitbread (WTB) is a name which still conjures up old-fashioned pubs and breweries. Not necessarily a great business to be in that, as pubs seem to close down all over the shop.

Mobile Streams – reckons “pleased to announce” full-year results, shares down 30%...

Published 227 days ago

“Mobile Streams (MOS), the emerging markets focused mobile media company, is pleased to announce its final results for the year ended 30 June 2016 which are in line with management's revised expectations”. Ok. Er, what? The shares currently 30% down, at 9.625p, in response...

Brady – half year trading update review following my recent CEO chat

Published 341 days ago

Following my recent chat with its CEO Gavin Lavelle, provider of energy, commodity and recycling software, Brady (BRY) “is pleased to provide a trading update for the half year to 30 June 2016”. Let’s take a look…

Slashing Costs Alone Won't Create a Future for the UKCS, Ref: Hurricane Energy

Published 604 days ago

Here's the thing, cutting costs is all well and good, indeed getting rid of waste and unnecessary expenditure is essential to create a platform for growth, but without growth, there is no future for the oil and gas business in the UK. Without growth then next year's production will decline and more costs need to be cut and the year after that even more, until one day the only option left is to shut everything down.

Aviva’s going to cost cut its way to success

Published 926 days ago

There are not many more trading days left in 2014 so inevitably thoughts turn to 2015.  I don’t need to elaborate on the observation that the global economy has a few problems otherwise at this stage of the economic ‘rebound’ from the dark days of 2007-9 interest rates would be going up.  This warped environment favours a different sort of share and – sorry to say for any current employees who will be impacted – but Aviva's (AV.) cost cutting heavy takeover of Friends Life(FLG) is just the sort of story that has a strong chance of working next year.

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