Keyword results: high street

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When Will Blighty's Institutional Traders Wake Up to the Economy's Good Signs. Soon, I Fancy.

Hello Share Smackers. Despite the fact new cases of the virus surge daily, fewer people are dying and the economy is once again booming. The UK economy grew 2.3% in April, its fastest monthly rate for nearly a year. That the level of growth in a month that you’d more normally see in a year, Yet most share prices continue to stagnate. Why? Because the big investors – unlike most of their American counterparts – are more cautious than adventurous.

CWR
CWR

Do I Care that I've Just had a Lousy Week? Do I Buckden Abbey!

Hello, Share Graspers. Truth be told I’ve just had a pretty poor week. One of my biggest investments, the futuristic battery maker Ceres (CRW) has continued an unexplained fall. It began when a big fund sold about 5% of the shares. Though as I opined at the time, that was understandable and no reflection on Ceres. This was a fund that buys interests in bargain companies and comes out as a matter of policy when the shares have a bumper rise.

With the High Street Under Siege, British Land May Not Be the Best Share Out There

Hello Share Twiddlers. I think I've commended British Land (BLND) to your further inquiry in the past. But stories change and I’ve modified my optimistic view. I feel the latest set of - half-year - numbers isn't too encouraging. The company lets out property to retailers. And we all know the High Street has been beset by closures and liquidations recently. For British Land, net rental income fell by nearly a tenth to £243 million...

MKS
MKS

Why Marks and Sparks Has Lost Its Spark for this Old Punter

Hello Share Takers. Gosh, it’s a heck of a long time since I sold all my Marks & Spencer (MKS) shares because they were static. I bought them for £3 a throw and what are they now, many, many years on? About 188p, that’s what...

HFD
HFD

High Street Woes Could Make Halfords Shares Wobble Along the Road

Hello, Share Bunnies. A famous high street store with a fine tradition is the bicycle king Halfords (HFD). It also does healthy items like camping gear, electric bikes and kids’ scooters. So it’s with some sadness that I am still avoiding the shares. And that’s mainly because the situation facing our big retail chains is just not getting any better. Sir Philip Green’s empire has just reported big losses, for example...

Dead-Donkey

So farewell Spud U Like - another well known name from the High street goes tits up: who is to blame?

In 2017 the owner of Spud U Like lost £1 million. One senses that 2018 will have been worse. Now the firm has gone tits up with 300 staff now on the dole as a result. There are 4 factors at play:

NXT
NXT

What's next for Next? A Healthier Share Price, Mayhap?

Hello Share Thrashers. From being sceptical about retailers being able to grow their share prices, I am beginning to change my mind. Well, for selected chains at least. One company which I think might buck a downward trend is Next (NXT)...

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Tom Winnifrith bearcast - bloodbath at the shopping mall & more shite journalism at the Sunday Times

In this podcast I look at the utterly useless coverage of the LCF scandal provided by the Sunday Times which seeks to blame the poor old FCA for daring to trying to stop a ponzi. I then look at the bloodbath on the high street and the madness and denial of some. There is comment on Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) and Pizza Express and also on house prices in New York and what that tells us about Brexit.

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RFX

What the Dickens is this? A Pawnbroker Which is Growing Fast

Hello, Shares Tasters. Christmas is a natural home for Dickens fans like me. And when I imagine Victorian Britain, I think of pawnbrokers. They are not, as one might imagine, a dying financial institution...

Crawshaw – “potential financial restructuring and equity fundraising”?

“Statement re media speculation” from Crawshaw Group (CRAW), including “the board confirms that it is considering a number of remedial actions to address the key issues it has identified, which may include raising additional funding through an equity capital raising”. Uh oh – hopefully my prior warnings were heeded…

Why Card Factory Doesn't Get My First Class Stamp of Approval

Hello, Share Turners. Though sending cards is a necessary ritual of life, I have my doubts about investing in firms which make or sell them - or do both. Technology and high postal charges are a growing problem. And younger people look more to Facebook and the like to confer their birthday and other greetings.

PCF
PCF

The Bank that's Bashing Ahead with a Growing Bank of Customers

Hello, Share Rippers. I stick by my general support of High Street banks, believing they’ll claw back at least some of their slashed share prices over the last ten years. But if you’re still smarting over your bank disasters and simply don't trust your dough to them, you might have a look at the much smaller challenger banks.

Newsboy
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Investor fear and Centrica, DixonsCarphone and McCarthy & Stone

Time to talk about three badboys who are reporting today. I say 'badboys', but there is only one stock I would not touch out of the three...but more on that in a few paragraphs time...

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Thinking Outside the Small Box and Getting Into Big Box is Perhaps the Way to Go

Hello, Share Flingers. Most Shareprophets subscribers are, I suspect, old enough to be a bit fed up with the obsessive way our increasingly technological world is taking us. This may make us reluctant to invest in modern ways of making and selling stuff. But if we want to turn big money from our little hobby, then we must not let modern developments leave us behind.

Crawshaw – ‘AGM Trading and Strategic Update’, you were warned…

I most recently warned on shares in self-styled “the UK's leading value butcher”, Crawshaw Group (CRAW) HERE. Today an “AGM Trading and Strategic Update”

WTB
WTB

Is Whitbread roasted or worth a punt?

Whitbread (WTB) has had an up-and-down year since my last update on the stock - HERE. The Costa and Premier Inn operator unsurprisingly has been impacted by the changes in perception towards the strength (or not) of the UK consumer and this has pushed the shares between a £36 and £42 range this year. Today's interim results have again pushed the shares towards the lower end of this range despite the company reiterating its hopes for the full year.

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As Oil Shares Could Face a Blacker Future, You Might Look at this Unfashionable Sector Instead.

Hello, Share Muckers. Because I still own far too many oil stocks, I really must take my pruning shears to most of them. We seem to be moving very slowly towards renewables and nuclear, not to mention the march of hybrid cars.

BOO
BOO

Boohoo goes from “not wildly overpriced” to “looks rather overpriced”

Shares in boohoo (BOO) have continued to storm higher since I covered them last month, and have crossed the psychological 100p mark on an intraday basis following the release of today’s interim results. With a £1.1 billion market cap, it is perhaps time to get off this particular train.

DEB
DEB

Are We Being Served by Debenhams As We Face a Likely Decline in High Street Shopping?

Hello Share Shufflers. I have commended Debenhams (DEB) shares in the past, but I’m changing my mind. This is not because I dislike the store. My nearest branch, which is fairly new, is well laid out, spacious and welcoming. But the truth is that many of us are ordering on-line these days. And sadly these big chain stores may become more and more unnecessary. I had hoped that the nation’s love of shopping would keep them hugely profitable, but hopes are fading.

MKS
MKS

Marks and Sparks' Flat Share Price Belies a Tasty Dividend

Hello Share Tasters. As far as I can see the share price at Marks and Sparks (MKS) has not moved very much in the last 10 years. There have been some alarming peaks and troughs along the way. But its the overall flatness of the share price that’s the main reason why I sold all my stock some time ago - and won’t be returning. However, I can see the advantage of being on board for all those share shifters who relish tasty dividends. And with the general performance of most shares at the moment, who can blame them?

Coats, Bags and Expansion. Burberry Should Ride Up - With Wear.

Hello Share Catchers. I’m not invested in Burberry (BRBY) the clothes shop, famous for its distinctive check designs. This is because I am generally fearful of High Street shares. However, I’ve got to admit I am tempted by this one.

Buy French Connection at 65p target 120p, 3 year target 500p

As my twitter followers know I was in here at 30p French Connection (FCCN) is one of only two oilies in my portfolio. I will reveal the other one shortly. When it comes to non-oil stocks I will only go for potential multi-baggers and French fits the bill. This would be an excellent long term hold for your SIPP or ISA because it is debt free, trading below its net asset value and 40% of the market cap will be in cash by Christmas. 

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