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Investment insight of the week September 26th-30th

By , 28 Sep 2016

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at the Share Centre, picks three top shares among the most popular purchases by equities clients in the last seven days.

This week's picks comprise National Grid, housebuilding and construction group Galliford Try and Sound Energy.



National Grid – Interest in the shares on the back of news that a number of bids had been received for its gas distribution arm, which it put up for tender last year. The interested parties include a Chinese -led consortium. The stock has been on our buy list for a number of years and remains our favoured utility company, for lower risk investors geared to income.


Galliford Try – Shares in house builders continue to split opinion amongst analysts and investors. The company came out with a solid set of results in mid-September and there was some positive press comment regarding the group. We currently do not have a recommendation on the shares, but have noted the yield attractions and the fact that it has a construction arm involved in infrastructure projects. Medium risk.


Sound Energy – Another drilling report continued to focus attention on the group. There has been much excitement surrounding the company over the last three months and its Morocco gas field. We currently do not have a recommendation on the shares. The risk remains higher.


Warning: Remember, particularly if you are new to trading in the stock market and in forex, that the prices of shares and other investments can fall fast and you may not get back the money you originally invested. The material here is for general information only and is not intended to be relied upon for individual investment decisions. Take independent advice before making such decisions. Also, the BullBearings free stock exchange simulation portfolios are a good way to practice trading techniques.

City News

Commodities: Increasing supply of oil weighs heavy on the market

Sun, 23rd Jul - * (ShareCast News) - An over supply of crude from Nigeria and Libya of approximately 1m barrels per day weighed heavily on the oil market on Friday with September contracts for both WTI crude and Brent crude down 2.28% and 2.29% respectively.

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