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

Find out what the tipsters are recommending with our quick & easy roundup of newspaper & magazine share tips.

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Baobab Resources (BAO)
General mining
SharesThe Mozambique-focused miner will soon update the markets with a host of new iron and coal projects. This value is not priced in so good news would push up the price. "Buy."20.6p
53.75p/9.5p
BrainJuicer (BJU)
Media agencies
SharesThe online market research firm is expanding internationally and growing earnings "at a double digit clip". A "buy for the growth potential".280p
193.5p/302.5p
Capita (CPI)
Business support services
The Daily TelegraphIn the first half of the year the outsourcing group increased sales by 3% to £1.4bn while profits rose to £141.4m. Recent acquisition should help maintain growth.713p
794.5p/635.5p
Coal of Africa (CZA)
Coal
Investors ChronicleThe loss-making coal miner looks like it is finally turning the corner. It doubledoutput of thermal coal in the last year. A forward multiple ofeight makes it a buy.56.25p
111.5p/49p
Flying Brands (FBDU)
Speciality retailers
The IndependentThe home shopping firm is already feeling the effects of the tough conditions on the high street. But a recent deal to sell property looks to be a good one. "Hold."13.5p
58.5p/11.5p
Hydro International (HYD)
Industrial machinery
Investors ChronicleThe water treatment equipment manufacturer has been boosted by a large order from Thames Water, while a new focus on emerging markets should pay off. "Buy."140p
146.5p/87.25p
Imperial Tobacco (IMT)
Tobacco
The Daily TelegraphThe cigarette-maker recently assured investors that it would meet its full-year targets, and increased its dividend. Shares, up 30% since 2008, still have furrther to go.2,040p
2,231p/1,784p
International Ferro Metals (IFL)
Iron & steel
Investors ChronicleThe South African ferrochrome producer has been hit by furnace problems andrising energy bills. But the 50% discount to book value makes it very cheap. "Buy."18p
36p/13.93p
Ladbrokes (LAD)
Gambling
SharesThe bookie looks set to buy online rival Sportingbet (SBT). If the deal goes through it will add online capabilities. If it doesn't, then it will become a target itself. "Buy."128p
153.25p/120p
Nature Group (NGR)
Waste & disposal services
Investors ChronicleAn explosion at one of the oil & gas waste disposal firm's processing facilities sent the share price tumbling. However, a new Brazilian contract should prove lucrative.73p
97p/45.5p
M&C Saatchi (SAA)
Media agency
The IndependentShares in the advertising agency have soared on the back of a strong six months that beat analysts' expectations. Yet its p/e of 8.4 is cheaper than its peers. "Buy."125.75p
150p/109p
Nautical Petroleum (NPE)
Exploration & production
The TimesThe oil & gas producer made a massive North Sea discovery but its price "barely budged". The shares are on 40% of its fully risked net assets - a big discount.289.5p
547p/22.25p
PhosAgro (PHOR)
Speciality chemicals
SharesAt present the miner-cum-chemicals company, which turns phosphate rock intofertiliser, is "under the radar of most UK investors". Buy now while it's cheap.12p
14.75p/11.25
Roche (ROG:VTX)
Pharmaceuticals
Investors ChronicleThe Swiss pharmaceutical firm is benefitting from the falling Swiss franc, while it seems the acquisition of Genetech is starting to pay off. Good value on a p/e of ten. "Buy."SFr 137
Reed Elsevier (REL)
Publishing
The IndependentThe publisher and information provider has boosted its financial services offering by buying a US competitor for £343m. It was a good buy so "we'd move in".497.3p
590.5p/461.25p
Ricardo (RCDO)
Business support services
The TimesThe supercar/amoured car parts-maker "has never been busier". It has projects with McLaren, Bugatti and the MoD, and looks cheap on a sub-13 p/e.357p
410p/265p
Spirent Communications (SPT)
Telecommunications equipment
SharesThe Crawley-based firm should benefit from the roll-out of 4G telecommunication systems. What's more, sales and profits were both up in the last six months. "Buy."125p
160.25p/116p
Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM)
Containers & packaging
Investors ChronicleThe biodegradable plastic-bag maker had a painful six months as costs rose 11% and the share price fell by 20%. However, legislation will open up new markets.8.75p
21p/8p
Telit Communications (TCM)
Telecommunications equipment
The IndependentThe wireless technology firm looks set to benefit from EU rules for mandatory in-carsafety gadgets. Profits were up neary 90% in the last six months. "Buy."72.50p
103.50p/57.50p
Tribal (TRB)
Business support services
The IndependentAt first glance the outsourcing firm would seem vulnerable to public spending cuts. Yet it has cut costs and repositioned itself around the education market. "Buy".47.25p
80.5p/24.25p
United Utilities (UU)
Water
The TimesThe water company has a "virtually guaranteed revenue base" and yields 5% - making it "pretty attractive for the retail investor" in testing times like these.599p
631.5p/543.5p
Braemar Shipping Services (BMS)
Transportation services
Investors ChronicleThe "tide has turned" for the shipping firm, which looks exposed to a global slow- down. A p/e ofnine isn't cheap for the sector and a profit warning hints it's time to sell.310p
558p/282p
Mothercare (MTC)
General retailers
SharesThe baby clothes and toy retailer has enjoyed overseas growth. Unfortunately, it still relies heavily on the UK high street which is getting pummelled. "Sell."337p
627.5p/317.25p
Micro Focus (MCRO)
Software
The TimesDespite a "truly awful" couple of years, the software maker still generates "impressive amounts of cash". But even on a sub ten p/e it doesn't "look that appealing".315.75p
239.5p/426.25p
Ocado (OCDO)
Food retailers & wholesalers
Investors ChronicleSales and profit margins at the internet grocer are increasing, but more slowlythan expected. Longer-term it faces a threat from Waitrose's entrance into online.113p
285p/91p
TUI (TT)
Travel & leisure
The TimesThe travel agent's share has fallen 40% even though margins "have held up". It looks cheap on a p/e ofsix, but given the lack of visibility "I would not be in a hurry to buy".149p
272p/137.25p

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