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Redmayne-Bentley’s Top Trades

5 October 2017

Below we take a look at the most frequently traded shares through Redmayne-Bentley over the last couple of weeks and consider why they have been so popular.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB)

Index: FTSE 100

Sector: Oil & Gas Producers

Market Capitalisation: £87,045.11m

Royal Dutch Shell shares have come under selling pressure of late as the group looks to adjust to a world which is shifting away from fossil fuels. According to chief executive Ben Van Beurden, the need to prepare Shell for a low carbon future is complicating an already difficult balancing act between investing for the future and meeting existing financial commitments. However, the oil major is investing in new fuels and smart charging, which may help the electricity grid deal with the growing demand from electric vehicles.

 

Boohoo.com PLC (BOO)

Index: FTSE AIM All-Share

Sector: General Retailers

Market Capitalisation: £2,255.78m

Boohoo shares have fallen following its interim results for the 6 months ended 31st August. However, Peel Hunt takes the view that “any weakness today represents a buying opportunity”. The group reported a revenue increase of 106 per cent to £262.9m, adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization increase of 68 per cent to £27.8m and a pre-tax profit increase of 41 per cent to £20.3m. The group now operates 3 brands following the successful integration of PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal, with Boohoo providing almost 70 per cent of group profits.

 

HICL Infrastructure Company (HICL)

Index: FTSE 250

Sector: Equity Investment Instruments

Market Capitalisation: £2,815.75m

Increased buying activity follows the announcement of the acquisition of an equity interest in High Speed 1 (HS1). HS1 connects London, Kent and the Channel Tunnel. Domestic rail services are currently provided by Southeastern, while international services are provided by Eurostar. Through co-investment with a group of InfraRed managed minority co-investors, HICL has been able to manage its portfolio exposure and maintain prudent and responsible portfolio construction for its shareholders.

 

Top Trades is published every fortnight in Equity Insight, a newsletter written by our stockbrokers and investment managers. It provides fre market commentary, a focus on individual sectors, technical analysis, potential trading opportunities and share reviews. Register now for your complimentary issue.

 

Please note that investments and income arising from them can fall as well as rise in value and you may lose some or all of the amount you have invested. Past performance and forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future results or performance. Please note that this communication is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell the shares of the companies mentioned.

Contact:
Ruth Peterson
PR Executive
Email: ruth.peterson@redmayne.co.uk
Tel: 0113 200 6476

Branch: Leeds (Head Office)

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