Share Prices & Company Research


01 March 2018

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.
Index: FTSE AIM All-Share
Sector: Technology Hardware & Equipment
Market Capitalisation: £140.07m
Amino Technologies is a global leader in innovative hybrid TV and cloud solutions. Shares have been in favour with investors recently, although still remain some way below their annual high of 220p. Last month, the group published its final results for the year to the end of November 2017, revealing flat revenue at £75.3m but a 10% rise in pre-tax profit to £11.2m. Increased profitability enabled the group to hike its dividend by 10% to 6.655p per share. Non-Executive Chairman Keith Todd said the group is confident on its outlook, supported by “a strong backlog and pipeline.”
Index: FTSE 100
Sector: Banks
Market Capitalisation: £35,976.28m
Barclays last week recorded a loss of almost £2bn for the year to the end of December 2017. Revenues fell by just 2% whilst profits rose by 10%, but net profit was hit by a one-off cost of US corporate tax reform and disposal charges relating to the sale of its African operation. Consequently, the bank kept its dividend flat at 3p per share, but said that it would restore it to 6.5p in its financial year 2018. Most investors were cheered by the announcement, as shares rose over 4% on the day, but some investors took the opportunity to sell their holdings in the bank.
Index: FTSE 100
Sector: Gas, Water & Multiutilities
Market Capitalisation: £7,907.62m
2017 was a challenging year for British Gas owner Centrica and woes have continued so far in 2018, with shares falling to an 18-year low. Last month, the group said it had been forced to cut another 4,000 jobs, blaming the government’s impending price cap on energy bills. Centrica also reported a 17% fall in adjusted group operating profits to £1.25bn for the year to the end of December 2017. Despite the fall in profits, Centrica kept its dividend flat at 12p per share, which helped to boost shares by 6% on the morning of the results announcement.
Top Trades is published every fortnight in Equity Insight, a newsletter written by our stockbrokers and investment managers. It provides free market commentary, a focus on individual sectors, technical analysis, potential trading opportunities and share reviews.
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.
Redmayne Bentley’s Top Trades
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