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Popular Shares

The highest number of trades at The Share Centre from 10 July to 14 July 2017. 

Updated 18/07/2017

Top customer stocks bought

Share name Deal in this share 
Carillion click here
UK Oil & Gas Investments click here
Lloyds Banking click here
Marks & Spencer click here
NU-Oil & Gas click here
National Grid click here
88 Energy click here
Virgin Money click here
Oxford Biomedica click here
BP click here

Top customer stocks sold

Share name  Deal in this share
Carillion click here
Aviva click here
Intl Consolidated Airlines click here
HSBC click here
UK Oil & Gas Investments click here
Vodafone click here
Lloyds Banking click here
88 Energy click here
Rolls-Royce click here
NU-Oil & Gas click here


Review of three of last week's top traded stocks

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst, reviews three of our customers' buys from last week:

National Grid - Low risk

Shares in the energy transmission group have underperformed the market so far this year and have fallen back to near their year low last week. That may explain their appearance on the top bought shares list given the appeal of the inflation-linked dividends from the utility. We have long been fans of the company and with inflation on the rise we retain our Buy recommendation for lower risk investors seeking income.  

Marks & Spencer - Medium risk

A first quarter update disappointed some in the market which led to the shares falling back. Overall sales were up and full price clothing sales also rose 7% but investors picked out a slight fall in the usually resilient food sales as noteworthy. The major programme of restructuring is ongoing and in the meantime there is a 5.7% yield on the shares so we retain our Buy recommendation for medium risk investors.   

Carillion - High risk

A very difficult week for the construction and services group as it issued a profit warning, announced large contract provisions and the suspension of dividends alongside news that the CEO is leaving. The stock was heavily shorted by hedge funds and there is speculation that the company may ask its shareholders for more funds. The sharp drop in the shares clearly attracted some bargain-hunters but there is no doubt the risk level has risen on this company. 

Ratio of buys to sells – 56:44

Top customer ‘buys’ and ‘sells’ represent the total number of deals completed at The Share Centre, NOT the total value or number of shares traded. Top trades should not be taken as a recommendation to buy or sell and it is not intended as advice. Top trades is only an indication of the buying and selling movements from some of The Share Centre’s customers. All information given including prices, yields and our opinion is correct at the time of publication. Our opinions on investments can change at any time and for our latest view please go to www.share.com. To understand how our Advice team arrive at their views please read our Investment Research Policy.


Sainsbury (J)