Share Prices & Company Research


01 December 2016

Redmayne-Bentley’s Top Trades

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.


Smith & Nephew (SN.)
Index: FTSE 100

Sector: Health Care Equipment & Services

Market capitalisation: £10,105.37m

Last month, Smith & Nephew reported a 2 per cent increase in underlying sales growth in the third quarter ending 1st October, below consensus expectations of 2.6 per cent growth. Revenue in the quarter was US$1.1bn, helped by a 6 per cent rise in emerging markets revenue, with China returning to growth. The group’s share price has recently fallen to its lowest level since February, but there is evidence of some investors looking to capitalise on that weakness.


Rio Tinto (RIO)
Index: FTSE 100

Sector: Mining

Market capitalisation: £41,084.28m

Rio Tinto announced in an investor seminar presentation last month that it is committed to generating US$5bn of additional free cash flow over the next 5 years. The group said that capital expenditure this year is now expected to be less than US$3.5bn, down from a previous estimate of US$4bn. Divestments this year have totalled US$1.3bn, bringing the total value of disposals since 2013 to US$5.3bn. The group said that it expects total cash returns to shareholders to be in the range of 40 to 60 per cent of underlying earnings over the longer term.


Entertainment One (ETO)
Index: FTSE 250

Sector: Media

Market capitalisation: £929.44m

Entertainment One came under selling pressure last week following its interim results. The group reported a 19 per cent increase in revenues to £401m for the 6 months to the end of September, with growth across all of its divisions. However, adjusted pre-tax profit fell from £40m in the same period last year to £24m. The group is committed to investing in content and is optimistic about the second half. The group’s Television business has 86 per cent of its full-year revenues already delivered, contracted or commissioned, and is on track to meet full-year expectations.


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Redmayne-Bentley’s Top Trades
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