Over a decade after the financial crisis, investors are still reluctant to consider British banks. But their worries are overblown and the stocks are cheap, says Matthew Partridge.
Department stores, including House of Fraser, Debenhams and others, are in trouble. But history shows this retail format has the capacity to reinvent itself and bounce back, says Max King.
No-frills airline Ryanair is juggling spending increases with a long-term rise in labour costs. That’s bad news for its business model.
Fewer analysts and corporate raiders means many firms are sitting on gold mines no one knows about, says Matthew Lynn.
American stocks are looking very expensive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should sell, says John Stepek.
Tesco is clubbing together with French rival Carrefour to bulk buy own-label goods in an effort to cut costs. Will it succeed? Ben Judge reports.
Retailers have it tough, but Tesco has shown that it’s still possible to thrive, says Matthew Lynn.
Global banking giant HSBC has unveiled an extremely cautious strategic update. Shareholders wanted a bit more spice, says Alice Gråhns.
Mining giant BHP Billiton has seen its share price more than double since the beginning of 2016, while radiology services provider Medica has seen its own price plunge.
UK blue-chip stocks are surging ahead. But the FTSE 100 offers a tasty yield and remains very reasonably priced compared with its major counterparts.
Shares in online grocer Ocado – hated by investors – suddenly spiked. It shows what can happen when sentiment turns, and holds a lesson for the broader UK market.