Stocks and shares

If you'd invested in: Renishaw and GlaxoSmithKline

Measuring-equipment maker Renishaw has seen profits leap, but investors are sceptical about the prospects for drugmaker GSK.
2 Mar 2018
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GSK: on the mend?

Glaxo’s chief executive has stepped down after nine years at the top. Has he left the pharma giant in good health? Alex Rankine reports.
17 Feb 2017

A golden hello that says big companies aren't hearing us

When it comes to ridiculous executive pay, GlaxoSmithKline still doesn't get it, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But they're not the only ones.
29 Mar 2016
Investment strategy

A fantastic investment weapon for private investors

Ed Bowsher explains the 'secret weapon' that could help private investors generate excellent market-beating returns.
5 Aug 2014
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If this corporate giant breaks up, shareholders should prosper

The boss of pharmaceutical giant GSK has hinted the company could be split in two. That would be great news for shareholders, says Ed Bowsher.
29 Jul 2014
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Don’t be tempted to buy banks – here are two better options

Bank shares might look cheap right now, but don't be tempted. There are better places to put your money, says Ed Bowsher. Here, he picks two stocks to…
27 Jun 2014
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Shares in focus: A health check for Glaxo

There are lots of things to like about GlaxoSmithKline, but the giant pharma is also facing some big challenges, says Phil Oakley. So, should you buy …
23 Jun 2014
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My favourite stock in the Big Pharma sector

Ed Bowsher explains what’s going on in the pharmaceuticals industry, and picks his favourite stock in the sector.
8 May 2014

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Warren Buffett’s best advice – and two stocks to go with it

Ed Bowsher explains the idea behind Warren Buffett’s '20-stock punchcard' investment theory, and highlights two companies that fit the bill nicely.
2 May 2014
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Buy Big Pharma – the deal spree could be just beginning

With pharmaceutical stocks still looking cheap and some very smart deals being done, it’s a good time to buy in to the sector. John Stepek explains ho…
24 Apr 2014
Stock markets

The best place to go hunting for value in the UK stock market

You can still find value in some UK stocks, says Ed Bowsher. Here, he explains where you should be looking, and picks three of the best stocks to buy …
28 Mar 2014
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Why now looks a good time to buy this blue-chip drug giant

GlaxoSmithKline has had a rotten time recently. But it’s still got plenty going for it. And now could prove a very good time to buy, says Ed Bowsher.
14 Nov 2013
Stock markets

China's crusade against pharma giants

China has taken Western pharmaceutical companies to task over alleged corruption in the country.
25 Jul 2013
Stock markets

Glaxo faces China bribery claims

The Chinese government has accused pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline of paying $489m in bribes to doctors and lawyers in order to boost sales and profits.
18 Jul 2013