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Market buzz - 3 hours ago

Sunday share tips: Tate & Lyle, Direct Line and Bloomsbury Publishing

Insurer Direct Line's shares are worth holding, according to Midas in the Mail on Sunday. The insurer is part of a new tendency of companies to pay special dividends on top of their two payments per year. Directors have proposed special dividends every year and are expected to pay two for 2015, taking the company's yield to a jaw-dropping 13.6%. A return of 27p a share is imminent after the sale of its international business last year, with analysts forecasting an ordinary annual dividend of 13p and another special dividend for 2015 of about 5p. Although premiums are thought to be increasing, a good chunk of profits come from instalment income, where customers pay higher monthly premiums. These recently came under scrutiny from the Financial Conduct Authority and, if the regulator takes action or customers start altering their behaviour, that could affect Direct Line's profits and dividends.

Company news - 2 days ago

Plus500 tanks on Cable Car short position take-down

Shares in online retail-focused brokers Plus500 fell by more than a third on Friday morning as investors grew increasingly concerned about its finances, leading to shares in sector peer TechFinancials also suffering.

Broker tips - 2 days ago

UBS lifts Berkeley price target, sees period of excess capital generation

UBS raised its price target on Berkeley Group to 3400p from 2900p, noting that it expects the London property market to pick up again from its pre-election slowdown.

Morning traders' note - 2 days ago

US stocks finished higher on Thursday, Nikkei rose

This is a daily global markets overview for the 22nd May 2015 from the analyst team at Accendo Markets providing a snapshot of overnight activity and what can be expected in the markets today. The information is straight from the traders’ desks, with news and insights on equities markets, commodities, and forex. 

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