Should you hold Imperial Brands (LON: IMB) shares?

Highlights  The global electronic cigarette market is forecasted to have a market size of US$ 26.839 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 17.4 per cent from 2017 to 2023. Imperial Brands is expected to make a 3rd interim dividend pay-out later th...

Will the stock markets see Santa Claus rally this month?

HIghlights  A Santa Claus Rally refers to positive surge in the stock market in the last few weeks of December until the first two trading days in January. But this year might see the same trend as the fear of Omicron virus is increasing a...

TUI shares drop 4% on FY21 loss: Should you go for a bargain buy?

Highlights  TUI group’s shares dropped around 4 per cent after it posted an FY 2021 loss before tax of over EUR 2 billion. The group’s winter 2021/22 bookings are currently at 62 per cent of its bookings of pre-pandemic levels....

Berkeley Group (BKG) & Taylor Wimpey (TW.): Two housing stocks to buy

Highlights The average housing prices in the UK have extended their rise for the fifth successive month, reaching a fresh high of £272,992 as per the latest housing price index report by Halifax The mortgage lender expects the fast growth...

How EU rules for gig workers can impact Deliveroo (LON:ROO)

Food delivery and ride-hailing apps operating in the European Union are in a state of confusion. The European Commission is expected to bring in a rule that would force companies to bring gig workers under their payroll and consider them as employe...

US becomes UK’s top finance customer: 2 AIM stocks to buy

Highlights  The US became the UK’s biggest financial services export destination, accounting for 34.2 per cent of the sector’s exports in 2020, surpassing the EU. The UK’s financial services exports to the EU fell by 6.6 ...

3 AIM stock to buy today

Highlights  The stock market indices help investors get an overall insight into the capital market and a general idea about market sentiments. AIM-listed stocks attract many investors as these companies are new to the stock market that are...

Top investing lessons of 2021

2021 can be considered a revival year for the global and domestic stock markets following a significant downfall in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic and multiple lockdowns adversely impacted the economy, which resulted in a sharp decline in the stock ma...

Babcock (BAB) returns to profit in HY21: Buy call?

Highlights Defence contractor Babcock’s shares jumped 2 per cent after the company returned to profit in HY21.The statutory half year 2021 (HY 2021) operating profit stood at £75.4 million, reversing from an operating loss of £...

5 FTSE stocks to keep on your radar with rising inflation

Highlights  Inflation level in the UK can easily increase to more than 5% by the spring of 2022, as per BoE. Inflation level in the UK is already way above the BoE’s 2% target, leading to increasing pessimism among Britons. ­The...