The week's share tipsters at a glance - 4 October

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

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Aberdeen Asset Management (ADN)Fund managementThe Daily TelegraphInstitutional investors pulled out £100m from the asset manager over the summer. But the shares have risen 83% in the past 12 months and yield 3.1% on a 2013 rating of 14.6. Buy. 313p/165.5p*308p
Assura (AGR)Real estateInvestors ChronicleGP landlord Assura is lowly rated compared to peers because of its poor track record, but the shares deserve a re-rating. Its markets are stable and there’s scope for dividend growth here.41p/27p32.5p
Aureus Mining (AUE)AimInvestors ChronicleAureus’ New Liberty gold mining project is high grade and its deposits are large. American monetary stimulus could boost the shares and the company is also a takeover target.92p/46p69.5p
Booker (BOK)Food and drug retailersInvestors ChronicleA recent trading update from the cash-and-carry operator showed solid growth. If the planned turnaround at Makro is successful, investors could receive a generous special dividend. Buy. 98.25p/69.4p93p
Fitbug (FITB)AimSharesThe online well-being services provider is well placed to profit from growing demand from US insurers. Possible deals with American healthcare groups could trigger earnings upgrades. 4.5p/1.257p1.48p
Diageo (DGE)BeveragesThe Daily TelegraphA potential deal for Diageo to buy a stake in Indian group United Spirits makes good strategic sense. The Indian spirits market is the third biggest after China and Russia. Buy. 1,770.5p/1,193p1744p
Genel (GENL)Oil and gas producersInvestors ChronicleExploiting opportunities in Kurdistan is risky, but Genel looks well-placed. The dispute over production-share contracts should be resolved soon and, if so, this should boost the shares. 1,020p/586p761p
Getech (GTC)AimSharesThe geological data group is reaping the benefits of a change in its business mix and is set to reinstate the dividend in November. Earnings are now looking more stable. Expect upgrades. 42.5p/19p36.1p
Hargreaves Services (HSP)ResourcesThe Daily TelegraphHargreaves could have to close its Maltby Colliery, but the share-price fall looks overdone. The prospective dividend yield is 3.7%. Buy on a 2013 price-to-earnings (p/e) ratio of just 4.5. 1,278p/530p551p
Hyder Consulting (HYC)InfrastructureSharesUnlike some competitors, the infrastructure specialist is enjoying strong trading in the Middle East, especially in Qatar. It recently beat profit forecasts and could be a takeover target.430p/320p 400p
Kingfisher (KGF) General retailersThe TimesThe DIY retailer’s prospects may be picking up as weaker competition leaves the market. Analysts forecast a strong improvement in profits. It’s a long-term punt on a p/e of 10.5.317p/232.7p 263.9p
Mediterranean Oil & Gas (MOG)Oil and gas explorersThe TimesDespite a spat with Leni Gas & Oil, development of MOG's Malta assets is moving ahead. The Mediterranean could become important area for oil companies. It's speculative but promising.14.25p/3.625p13.125p
MJ Gleeson (GLE)ConstructionInvestors ChronicleThe housebuilder is recovering fast and is now debt-free. Its restructuring programme is also complete and land-bank sales could generate enough cash flow to reinstate the dividend. Buy.132p/96p131p
Petra Diamonds (PDL)MiningThe Daily TelegraphA 20% fall in the diamond price hit Petra hard, but full-year results were on track. Buy on the expectations of a diamond price recovery and the possibility of future dividend payments. 188.5p/92.75p118.1p
Petroneft (PTR)AimSharesShares in the Siberian oil producer could see a re-rating if the company can capitalise on the positive performance of its Arbuzovskoye 101 well. Buy ahead of an expected announcement.28.875p/5.625p7.85p
RPC Group (RPC)General IndustriesThe Daily TelegraphThe packaging maker has increased profits by making innovative, lightweight products that save clients money. It’s decent value on a 2013 p/e of 9.76 and a 3.7% yield. Hold for now.447p/331.50p427.50p
Shanks (SKS)Waste recyclingThe Daily TelegraphShank’s shares fell 17% last week after the downturn hit trading at its solid waste division. However, the rest of the business remains robust, supported by environmental legislation.118.5p/73.25p79p
Spirent (SPT)TechnologyThe TimesThe telecoms testing specialist has sold its systems division for $64m and the proceeds will go to shareholders in the form of share buybacks. It’s a bet for the long term on a p/e of 16.176.3p/104.4p160.5p
S&U (SUS)Financial servicesThe TimesThe loan provider enjoys a lower level of impairments than most doorstep lenders and profits are benefiting from the financial crisis. A p/e of ten and a yield of over 5% look reasonable. 895p/597.5p861p
Zetar (ZTR)AimSharesBuy shares in the confectionery specialist ahead of the November trading update. Positive trends, such as brand licensing deals, should boost the shares and lead to earnings upgrades. 245p/167.5p220p
Bumi (BUMI)ResourcesThe Daily TelegraphThe coal producer’s lawyers are examining a $600m write-down at a subsidiary amid claims of financial irregularities. Around $400m of debt also needs to be refinanced. Avoid for now. 941p/120p156p
HMV (HMV)General retailersSharesNew chief executive Trevor Moore faces an uphill struggle to turn around the ailing retailer, due to continuing poor sales and competition. Further earnings downgrades are likely. Sell. 7.5p/2.25p2.8p
Hornby (HRN)Consumer goodsThe Daily TelegraphShares in the model railway maker fell almost a third last week due to weak Olympic sales and serious supply chain problems. Until these are resolved, the shares are best avoided. 141.5p/48p62.5p
Mulberry (MUL)AimSharesIt’s time to take profits in the luxury fashion brand, best known for its handbags. On a p/e of 23.8 for 2013, the rating is hefty and the retail environment is becoming choppier. Sell. 2,500p/1,100p1252p
Ocado (OCDO)Food and drug retailersInvestors ChronicleThe online grocer’s recent trading update was lacklustre, with gross sales still below analysts’ forecasts. With the economic picture still looking grim, the shares remain under pressure. 134.1p/52.1p66p
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