The week's share tipsters at a glance - 28 June

MoneyWeek's comprehensive round-up of the week's share tips from the British press.

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Adv. Comp. Software (ASW)
SharesThe business management software firm grew revenues 10% to £98m and has 57% recurring revenue. The shares are cheaper than rivals on a forward price/earnings (p/e) ratio of 12.4.58p/38p*
Ashtead (AHT)
Commercial services
The Sunday TelegraphThis construction equipment-hire firm is benefiting from a trend towards renting through the downturn. Full-year profits are 6% ahead of expectations. Buy.276p/98p
Central Asia Metals (CAML)
Investors Chronicle Getting output from this copper miner’s Kazakhstan plant should be simple and cheap, with 5,000 tonnes expected this year and 10,000 next. A 2013 p/e of less than three looks too cheap.107p/54p
CLS Holdings (CLI)
Real estate
Investors ChronicleThe property firm is benefiting from an unusually wide gap between rental yields (7%) and the cost of debt (3.8%), and looks cheap at a 36% discount to forecast net asset value (NAV).691p/501p
Costain (COST)
Engineering and construction
The TimesThe engineering services firm has £100m cash in the bank and its focus on large clients, such as Crossrail, means that 90% of the workload is in repeat orders. Buy on further weakness.248p/174p
Domino’s Pizza (DOM)
Investors ChroniclePoor weather this year, along with the summer’s sporting events, should help this fast-food chain post healthy figures at 23 July first-half results and could lead to a share-price boost.527p/381p
Entertainment One (ETO)
SharesThe entertainment distributor has growth prospects in Asia. A 28% fall since December is a buying opportunity on a current year p/e of nine.209p/129p
Gulf Keystone (GKP)
Oil and gas
Investors ChronicleA 60% share-price fall since February looks overplayed as this oil explorer has had success at its Shaikan discovery in Kurdistan. Buy on a 33% discount to NAV.450p/87p
H&T Group (HAT)
Investors ChronicleDespite margin pressures in its gold business, this pawnbroker has hit trading estimates and the shares trade at an unwarranted discount to rival Albemarle on a forecast p/e of seven.415p/240p
Intl. Pub. Partnerships (INPP)
Closed-end fund
The Daily TelegraphThis infrastructure fund has raised £200m to invest in schools and power transmission. It’s an income play on a prospective yield of 5.2%.122p/111p
Liontrust (LIO)
Div. financial services
The TimesLiontrust has grown funds under management from £1bn in 2009 to £2.1bn now and is targeting £7bn in the next few years. It’s a speculative punt on a sector discount p/e of 12.5.125p/57p
MDM Engineering (MDM)
Engineering and construction
Investors ChronicleThis Africa-focused mining engineer has had a strong 2012, with a robust cash position and significant project pipeline. A prospective p/e of nine looks undemanding with a yield of 5%.149p/93p
Melrose (MRO)
Misc. manufacturing
The Daily TelegraphThis turnaround firm, which has created £1.5bn of shareholder value since 2003, is in talks over a £1.3bn deal for German firm Elster Group. Buy on a 2012 p/e of 12.1 and yield of 3.5%.446p/265p
NCC Group (NCC)
SharesBuy this IT testing and security specialist ahead of 5 July finals, as a share-price fall on a botched software project is overplayed and a modest p/e of 14.9 should soon correct itself.922p/580p
Real Good Food Co (RGD)
The TimesA deal with Mauritian sugar producer Omnicane will help this food wholesaler secure supply and reduce a £25m debt pile. The shares look undemanding on a p/e of eight. Buy.74p/34p
Restaurant Group (RTN)
SharesThe Frankie & Benny’s owner looks set to pay a special dividend of up to 25p per share within 12 months. Added to the 11.5p ordinary payout, that would mean a yield of 12.5%. Buy.313p/238p
Rio Tinto (RIO)
The Daily TelegraphThis miner is spending $4.86bn to expand iron-ore production, especially at its Australian Pilbara mine serving the growing Asian market. The shares look cheap on a 2012 p/e of seven.4,624p/2,637p
Rolls-Royce (RR)
The TimesThis power systems manufacturer has an order book of £62bn, with over half in more steady and visible service contracts. A 2012 p/e of 15 isn’t cheap, but the shares remain attractive.868p/519p
Serica Energy (SQZ)
SharesThis North Sea oil firm looks undervalued and could benefit from the continued merger and acquisition speculation in the region following purchases by Cairn Energy and Premier Oil.47p/14p
Utilitywise (UTW)
Environmental control
SharesThe energy consultant is benefiting from growing demand to reduce energy costs, with 1,000 new customers every month. Pre-tax profit is forecast to nearly treble between 2012 and 2014.64p/60p
Weir Group (WEIR)
Machinery diversified
The TimesThe pump maker’s mining business (52% of 2011’s operating profits) is benefiting from strong aftersales, which could help it hit 2012 forecasts. On a p/e of ten, there should be further to go.2,254p/1,332p
Home Retail (HOME)
Investors ChronicleUse a 25% share-price rise to sell the Argos and Homebase owner. Good news on Argos looks overplayed and Homebase is facing tough conditions and saw like-for-like sales drop 8.3%.167p/68p
Lloyds Banking (LLOY)
SharesThis bank has £23bn exposure to the five weakest eurozone countries, including £6.5bn to Spain, where bond yields have hit record highs and a default may be on the cards. Sell.51p/22p
Mulberry (MUL)
The Daily TelegraphThis luxury goods group has rocketed since 2009 and the shares now trade at eye-watering levels on a March 2013 p/e of 27.7. There’s growth potential, but the market looks fickle. Avoid.2,500p/1,263p
TalkTalk Telecom (TALK)
Shares Broadband price wars and delays to TV service YouView could hinder this telephone and broadband provider’s growth plans and earnings forcasts. Use a 21% three-month gain to sell.180p/116p
Vitec (VTC)
Misc. manufacturing
The Mail on SundayShares in this firm, which makes the high-tech camera equipment used to film football games, have risen 78% since August 2008. Investors should look to sell 50% and take profits.700p/488p
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