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Recommended shares to buy

With so many companies out there, it can be tricky to narrow down the choice and spot investment opportunities. So let our analysts help you! The companies below are all recommended as medium/long term investments (approximately 18 to 36 months). Click 'read our view' to find out why.

Find the right shares for you

Start by clicking on the column titles to sort the list however you choose. To drill down further, you can find shares by investment objective and attitude to risk. These recommendations don't take your personal circumstances into consideration, so if you'd like to check whether they're right for you, we offer investment advice over the phone for no extra charge.

Company Current price
(pence)
Change
today
Market Investment
objective
Risk Our view
Compass (CPG) 1531.00 c  +1.19%    FTSE 100 Balanced Lower Read our view
Prudential (PRU) 1690.50 c  +3.11%    FTSE 100 Balanced Lower Read our view
Reckitt Benckiser (RB.) 7304.00 c  +1.25%    FTSE 100 Balanced Lower Read our view
Unilever (ULVR) 4021.00 c  +2.12%    FTSE 100 Balanced Lower Read our view
Diageo (DGE) 2261.00 c  +2.40%    FTSE 100 Balanced Lower Read our view
Bunzl (BNZL) 2379.00 c  +1.84%    FTSE 250 Balanced Lower Read our view
Aviva (AV.) 527.50 c  +3.43%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
BAE Systems (BA.) 628.50 c  +1.29%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
BP (BP.) 448.90 c  +1.79%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Marks & Spencer (MKS) 366.70 c  +1.83%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Rio Tinto (RIO) 3112.50 c  +1.77%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Rolls-Royce (RR.) 809.50 c  +0.43%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Smiths Group (SMIN) 1621.00 c  +2.59%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
WPP (WPP) 1719.00 c  +1.48%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Carnival plc (UK) (CCL) 4611.00 c  +1.38%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Babcock International (BAB) 906.00 c  +0.33%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
ITV (ITV) 219.00 c  +1.25%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
GKN (GKN) 367.30 c  +4.58%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Melrose Industries (MRO) 233.00 c  +2.19%    FTSE 250 Balanced Medium Read our view
Mondi (MNDI) 2010.00 c  +3.55%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
St James's Place (STJ) 1115.00 c  +2.67%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Inmarsat (ISAT) 824.50 c  +1.48%    FTSE 250 Balanced Medium Read our view
Hill & Smith (HILS) 1295.00 c  +2.05%    FTSE All-Share Balanced Medium Read our view
Informa (INF) 645.00 c  +1.65%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
TUI (TUI) 1143.00 c  +3.53%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Costain (COST) 475.75 c  +0.63%    FTSE All-Share Balanced Medium Read our view
Micro Focus International (MCR... 2536.00 c  +2.84%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Tate & Lyle (TATE) 776.00 c  +1.17%    FTSE 250 Balanced Medium Read our view
Cineworld (CINE) 685.00 c  +0.59%    FTSE All-Share Balanced Medium Read our view
Convatec Group (CTEC) 300.40 c  +1.69%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
Smurfit Kappa (SKG) 2102.00 c  +6.05%    FTSE 100 Balanced Medium Read our view
BHP Billiton (BLT) 1214.50 c  +1.93%    Balanced Higher Read our view
G4S (GFS) 305.50 c   0.00%    FTSE 250 Balanced Higher Read our view
Clarkson (CKN) 2842.00 c  +1.39%    FTSE All-Share Balanced Higher Read our view
William Hill (WMH) 302.10 c  +3.28%    FTSE 250 Balanced Higher Read our view
RPC (RPC) 810.00 c  +2.66%    FTSE All-Share Balanced Higher Read our view
Dixons Carphone (DC.) 326.70 c  +2.41%    General Market Balanced Higher Read our view
Telecom Plus (TEP) 1230.00 c  -0.73%    FTSE All-Share Balanced Higher Read our view
Lookers (LOOK) 129.50 c  +1.76%    FTSE All-Share Balanced Higher Read our view
Photo-Me International (PHTM) 166.50 c  -0.15%    FTSE All-Share Balanced Higher Read our view
PPHE Hotel (PPH) 755.00 c   0.00%    General Market Balanced Higher Read our view
Smith (DS) (SMDS) 434.90 c  +3.74%    FTSE 250 Balanced Higher Read our view
Restaurant Group (RTN) 352.90 c  -0.95%    FTSE 250 Balanced Higher Read our view
Cape (CIU) 233.75 c  -0.21%    AIM Balanced Higher Read our view
Wincanton (WIN) 277.50 c  +1.46%    FTSE All-Share Balanced Higher Read our view
Smith & Nephew (SN.) 1260.00 c  +1.86%    FTSE 100 Growth Medium Read our view
Experian (EXPN) 1641.00 c  +2.82%    FTSE 100 Growth Medium Read our view
Intertek (ITRK) 4051.00 c  +2.56%    FTSE 100 Growth Medium Read our view
Wolseley (WOS) 4927.00 c  +2.67%    FTSE 100 Growth Medium Read our view
Fisher (James) & Sons (FSJ) 1653.00 c  +1.41%    FTSE All-Share Growth Medium Read our view
Ashtead (AHT) 1625.00 c  +2.59%    FTSE 250 Growth Medium Read our view
Keller (KLR) 924.50 c  +0.27%    FTSE 250 Growth Medium Read our view
Hikma Pharmaceuticals (HIK) 1841.00 c  +1.15%    FTSE 100 Growth Medium Read our view
Virgin Money (VM.) 323.10 c  +5.35%    General Market Growth Medium Read our view
Vedanta Resources (VED) 708.00 c  +2.68%    FTSE 250 Growth Higher Read our view
Tullow Oil (TLW) 211.70 c  +2.47%    FTSE 250 Growth Higher Read our view
Randgold Resources (RRS) 6965.00 c  -1.41%    FTSE 100 Growth Higher Read our view
OPG Power Ventures (OPG) 47.50 c  -1.04%    AIM Growth Higher Read our view
Enquest (ENQ) 38.25 c  +0.66%    FTSE 250 Growth Higher Read our view
Intl Consolidated Airlines (IA... 569.00 c  +4.98%    FTSE 100 Growth Higher Read our view
Amerisur Resources (AMER) 23.50 c  -3.06%    AIM Growth Higher Read our view
Anpario (ANP) 305.00 c   0.00%    AIM Growth Higher Read our view
Breedon Group (BREE) 74.50 c  +0.17%    AIM Growth Higher Read our view
Findel (FDL) 200.00 c  +0.50%    FTSE All-Share Growth Higher Read our view
St Modwen Properties (SMP) 347.90 c  +0.20%    FTSE 250 Growth Higher Read our view
Iomart (IOM) 295.00 c  +1.10%    AIM Growth Higher Read our view
Paysafe Group (PAYS) 459.50 c  +3.37%    AIM Growth Higher Read our view
Porvair (PRV) 515.50 c  -0.05%    General market Growth Higher Read our view
Aveva (AVV) 1925.00 c  -1.23%    FTSE 250 Growth Higher Read our view
Genus (GNS) 1696.00 c  -0.12%    FTSE 250 Growth Higher Read our view
Finsbury Food (FIF) 108.00 c  +0.46%    AIM Growth Higher Read our view
AB Dynamics (ABDP) 595.00 c  -2.03%    AIM Growth Higher Read our view
IWG (IWG) 327.40 c  +3.31%    FTSE 250 Growth Higher Read our view
National Grid (NG.) 1017.00 c  +1.55%    FTSE 100 Income Lower Read our view
United Utilities (UU.) 982.00 c  +0.72%    FTSE 100 Income Lower Read our view
Vodafone (VOD) 202.60 c  +1.94%    FTSE 100 Income Lower Read our view
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) 1584.50 c  +1.25%    FTSE 100 Income Lower Read our view
Astrazeneca (AZN) 4662.50 c  +2.11%    Income Medium Read our view
HSBC (HSBA) 638.30 c  +2.29%    FTSE 100 Income Medium Read our view
Imperial Brands (IMB) 3836.00 c  +2.43%    FTSE 100 Income Medium Read our view
Royal Dutch Shell B (RDSB) 2100.00 c  +2.12%    FTSE 100 Income Medium Read our view
Marston's (MARS) 142.00 c  -0.49%    FTSE 250 Income Medium Read our view
Saga (SAGA) 208.90 c  +0.48%    General Market Income Medium Read our view
BT (BT.A) 314.00 c  +0.98%    FTSE 100 Income Higher Read our view
Chesnara (CSN) 380.50 c  +0.46%    FTSE All-Share Income Higher Read our view
NewRiver REIT (NRR) 342.70 c  +1.30%    General Market Income Higher Read our view

Valued at 05:48 on 25 APR 2017 using (at least) 15 minute delayed prices.

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