Articles by: CHRIS BAILEY


Why FTSE 100 stocks such as GSK and Vodafone are always worth thinking about (but only one of them is a buy today)

Many, many years ago, I remember somebody saying to me that investing in FTSE 100 stocks was pointless as “everything is priced in very efficiently”. What utter rubbish (as I told them at the time). Whilst the world of large cap stocks is covered by more analysts and mentioned more frequently by the press and financial TV, there are still plenty of opportunities to materially beat the index. And that is why today’s updates from both Vodafone (VOD) and (the previously named GlaxoSmithKline) GSK plc (GSK) are worth (at least) thinking about.
  • By Chris Bailey
  • 2023-02-01 12:10:54

How is Wickes getting along?

I am not a regular at my local Wickes (WIX) store, but I do respect it as a business. Back in December 2021, I observed that “I think Travis Perkins (TPK) was smart to spin-off Wickes as last April was a pretty optimistic time for trade companies”. Thirteen months ago, I was talking about a share that had been shifted from c. 250 pence to about a two quid share price. However, today’s Wickes share price is only just over 150p.
  • By Chris Bailey
  • 2023-01-31 12:58:17
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It is still too early to bet your investment money on 888 Holdings

All investors get plenty of stuff wrong, but the aim of the game is to get more stuff right. About nine months ago, I wrote about “888 Holdings plc (888), William Hill and mad deal excitement”. The former had a c. 250 pence share price at the time and today it is about a third of that level. Probably a good job that I concluded back then that “...I will generously call it one for the experts…and I am not one…Avoid”.

  • By Chris Bailey
  • 2023-01-30 10:30:55

Some rising excitements at easyJet (despite some continued losses)

You may have seen yesterday from Carnival plc (CCL) that apparently "Cunard has reported that in the first week of January it has booked more guests than any equivalent period in the last decade”. How wonderful for the top few percent…but what about the average traveller? And that brings us to the first quarter update published this morning from easyJet (EZJ).
  • By Chris Bailey
  • 2023-01-25 10:15:24

My trouble with AB Food shares is that whilst I understand flour mills, I don’t understand Primark!

My personal pension fund did alright last year, mainly because I had a decent amount of commodity and tobacco investments, the firm dollar helped more than hindered and when the world markets got volatile I embraced it rather than ran away into a load of cash. Obviously, as with every year as an actual investor, I bogged plenty of things up too. Back in early September, I said I was going to be “still leaving Associated British Foods (ABF) to the experts”. Initially that worked out alright as the 1400p share price it was became more like a 1200p one. By contrast, today though it is north of 1800p.

  • By Chris Bailey
  • 2023-01-24 09:28:39

Hotel Chocolat is going to need a very sweet 2023

A couple of weeks ago I concluded that “Chocolate is a sweet treat but you still cannot say the same for Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) shares” HERE. Despite a big share price fall in 2022, the then c. two quid share price, after an early January hope romp, seemed bonkers to me. It is just over 220p now as, apparently, it had a great Christmas trading session.

  • By Chris Bailey
  • 2023-01-20 13:10:25

Keep avoiding Deliveroo shares

I have pretty much had the same view on Deliveroo (ROO) shares since its comedy IPO in 2021: by all means have a Deliveroo delivery a couple of times a year, but don’t buy the shares! I last said that in August when the shares were just below a one quid price and, despite lower bond yields and better larger cap markets since, the stock is still about the same price today. And you will not be surprised to know that today’s update is still banging on about how the online food delivery company will be profitable…at some point later this decade!

  • By Chris Bailey
  • 2023-01-19 10:34:28
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