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The Legal has Landed on its Feet Again by being One of the Budget's Biggest Daily Winners

2021-03-04 08:10:58

Hello, Share Followers. In the week when Rishi, possibly the world’s richest chancellor, gave us a budget which was nowhere near as punitive as it should have been, I want to commend to you one of the Footsie’s biggest gainers on the news. It may be a boring choice, but sometimes a more steady performer is a vital adjunct to the best portfolios...


The Legal Has Taken Off Again – and Should Keep Flying

2020-12-31 08:10:59

Hello, Share Changers. Before the pandemic one of the most reliable risers in the Footsie was the insurance giant Legal & General (LGEN). Like most financial shares it took a big hit with the virus’s arrival, dropping in a flash from 318p to below 140p. Ever since those dark days, the price has been moving slowly and steadily up to its present level of around 270p...


At a time when. dividends are being scrapped, Legal & General stands out from the crowd - buy

2020-04-05 13:38:28

Lots of large companies are currently reducing or even completely scrapping their dividend payments, and whilst some of them will still be seen as attractive investments for capital growth, it leaves income funds in a bit of a quandary. 


The Legal Eagle Lands on Its Feet Again. And Things could Get Even Better

2020-03-05 08:20:46

Hello, Share Troopers. My favourite insurance investment is doing well. Its 12-month operating profit has risen by 12% to £2.1 billion...


The Legal Has Landed Huge Assets Under its Management, Making the Shares Look More Promising than Most

2019-12-13 08:30:10

Hello, Share Shufflers. By the time you read this, we’ll all be either pleased or fed up on the election result. But trading shares immediately on the result could be a mistake. The market could assess the result and go off entirely on the wrong tack. Then it could change its mind and go the opposite way. It’s probably not worth getting caught in the mayhem. So I’m sitting on the sidelines until the middle of next week. However, there are some shares that could keep on rising even if the financial seas are stormy. One such stock in my opinion is Legal & General (LGEN)...


The Legal has Landed Bigger Profits so its Share Fall becomes a Possible Buying Opportunity.

2019-08-09 08:13:28

Hello, Share Speakers. Possibly my favourite Footsie giant is Legal and General (LGEN). After buying the shares just after the biggest financial crash in living memory I have seen a multi-bagger rise, which is unusual for a jumbo. The latest figures from the insurer seem to support my loyalty. 


The Legal Sharpens its Talons Towards Firms which Don't Meet its Standards

2019-04-17 07:16:13

Hello, Share Spookers. My old favourite Legal & General (LGEN) is making the news. It has a policy which could energise the share price. The company is taking action it hopes will curb global warming...


Yes, I Keep Discussing it, but the Legal has Landed Again on the Right Side of Share Progress

2019-03-01 01:12:26

Hello Share Masters. Today I return to an old favourite because its value continues to rise in the sea of our biggest companies, which is pretty choppy at the mo. But Legal & General (LGEN) continues to put on weight on an almost daily basis. The share has now put on a fifth of its December value - which is substantial progress for a jumbo stock...


Brexit Fears Haven't Spooked this Tasty Insurance and Pensions Juggernaut

2019-01-30 01:14:08

Hello, Share Divers. Allow me to take a break from my latest list of more speculative shares and remind you about the worthiness of a successful Footsie giant. My choice today is one of the few big index members which is holding up rather well in spite of the Brexit chaos...


Getting Bigger and Better, this Pensions Giant Promises a Juicy Dividend

2018-08-31 07:15:52

Hello, Share Sifters. One of my all-time Footsie favourites, Legal & General (LGEN) is growing even bigger. And so I rather fancy will the share price. Ok, in the first six months of this year, underlying operating profit did not improve by much - 5% to £909 million - but that was partly due to pumping more dosh into digital technology which will serve the company well in the future.


This Legal Eagle has Landed Some Flying Profits and Should Keep Soaring Above.

2018-03-10 02:45:05

Hello, Share Chisellers. Mostly I suggest you look at small-cap and penny shares. But every portfolio needs a few ’safer’ stalwarts to keep an even keel. One such company for me is Legal & General (LGEN). Now, most insurance companies have seen their share prices bloat in the last year or so and that happy trend continues.


Here's One of the Best Footsie Giants to Invest In, in my Humble View

2017-10-03 00:20:51

Hello Share Scribblers. You don’t need me to tell you that the world is becoming a more volatile place - including geopolitics, but also in the likes of weather and fire hazards, as in the case of Grenfell Tower.


Generally and Legally, this Financial Magician Is on a Roll and Should Conjure Up a Higher Share Price

2017-08-10 00:01:51

Hello Share Creepers. We really do love it, don’t we, when one of our babies boosts its profits? Not its revenues, which oft mislead, but the real, honest to goodness, operating profits.


Why Legal & General's Graph Looks Like a Stairway to Heaven

2017-07-14 00:02:00

Hello Share Turners. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a fan of insurance companies. They seem to be the one arm of the financial industry which is really coming along. Firms like RSA (RSA), even with its massive PE ratio, and Admiral (ADM) are paddling forward nicely in the river of capital returns and juicy dividends.


As Insurance Shares Boom, Why Not Look At Legal and General

2017-03-02 01:14:55

Hello Share Smashers. With the Footsie once again pushing into a new all-time record, it is perhaps time to re-visit an old favourite of mine.


Three Little Beauties Which Chime with One of the Truest Sayings in Shareland

2016-11-21 01:14:24

Hello Share Splashers. There are several well-worn maxims in Shareland which happen to be true. One of the best in my humble experience is ‘the trend is your friend’. Simply put, this is a share which has been rising for a few days continuing to rise. Just as a company which is doing badly continuing to see its stock tumble.


The Legal Has Landed, but Could Take Off Again Soon

2016-07-14 23:51:48

Hello Share Twiggers. For the last few trading sessions, I’ve been looking at jolly good companies where the stock has been oversold in the wake of Brexit and various other unusual situations. Today I bring before you Legal & General (LGEN). The massive insurance company made a slow but sure recovery after disaster hit financial stocks in 2008. Consequently my post-crash investment increased by 200%. Then things suddenly went a bit pear shaped.


Legal & General drops quarterly reporting: quality vs quantity?

2015-12-11 02:45:07

Let me know if you can find a sector more opaque than the insurance sector.  In too many years of pacing through corporate reports I cannot think of a sector that consistently bamboozles even experienced analysts with all sorts of anachronistic terminology. 


The Time Is Right to Solve a Legal Problem. So Why Can’t I Do It?

2015-11-03 01:21:12

Hello Share Surfers. I’ve had a very expensive October. And we’ve still got the cost of Christmas to come. But we’re about to begin the fab led Santa Rally and it’s not a good time of year to sell shares. Not in my view, any road.


Insurance Shares Are a Good Bet – But Which Ones to Choose?

2014-11-14 01:16:17

Hello Share Trundlers. My main current reason for buying shares in insurance companies is that they are set fair to take advantage of the ever-improving financial situation, following the now long-gone credit crunch of 2007/8.


Legal and General is worth keeping an Eye on

2014-09-04 09:18:06

Legal and General (LGEN) shares are trading at 243.1p on a PE ratio of 16.1 and a yield of 3.82%. The company is well known as a provider of insurance and other financial services worldwide.


Legal & General: Shares attractive at 236p

2014-08-14 05:49:38

At 236p after the interim results to June; despite the government’s abolition of the compulsory annuity rule in exchange for tax relied on such contributions, the market still seems optimistic about dividends and earnings for Legal & General (LGEN). 


Get the Legal and General Eagle in Your Nest.

2014-08-13 07:12:37

Hello Share Munchers: Insurance outfits have taken a pounding over recent months. Mostly, it's because the government said people could take cash sums out of their pensions when the time comes to retire. They expect people who've been saving all their working lives to take the opportunity to blow the lot on a new car, boat and so on. That's the way I read it, anyway.


Insurance Firms Are Still Worth a Go – RSA and Legal & General

2014-03-27 07:40:52

Hello Share Tinklers: Shares in insurance companies are pretty volatile. You never know where you are with them. I hold stocks in two high profile companies the old Royal Insurance Company now RSA (RSA) and Legal and General (LGEN.).


Insurance Companies, RSA and Legal and General, Rise with Flood Waters

2014-02-12 07:39:40

Hello Share Fans: You have probably been watching all these horrible pictures of homes under water in the south and west of England.


Footsie Shares Can Rocket, Too – ref Legal & General

2013-10-30 08:08:04

Hello Share Folk. Because we find penny share action quite exciting – they can go up a lot and fall (just as dramatically) in one day – we tend to forget that big money can also be made with Footsie giants.


Legal and General: Q1 Results

2013-05-09 14:21:46

The Legal & General (LGEN) share price is at the top of its game and the top of its trend pathway. It has risen 55% over a year in which the FTSE100 rose by only 16%. That gives scope for the share price to fall back again on profit taking. 


Legal & General: insurance is a sector of dividend surprises

2013-03-12 17:47:17

The great issue surrounding insurance has been, as with the banks, one of capital adequacy: do they have enough capital to sustain and carry out their contractual obligations? That has been an overriding preoccupation for European insurance industry regulators. But regulation and the things that are regulated are as a moving feast or moving goal posts on unlevel playing fields. Most recently, the regulators have been worrying about those insurance companies that have been giving guarantees to customers. One recalls what that kind of thing did to an even once older insurance company, the late and august Equitable Life, which was ordered by the High Court to pay up on promises made contractually. It has been made known that a small number of insurers are under the regulatory eye in that respect.

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