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Popular Shares

The highest number of trades at The Share Centre from 9 to 13 Oct 2017

Updated 17/10/2017

Top customer stocks bought

UK Oil & Gas Investments view share 
Jersey Oil and Gas view share 
Greatland Gold
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Lloyds Banking view share 
Centrica view share 
Vodafone view share 
Boohoo.com view share 
GlaxoSmithKline view share 
Marston's view share 
Intl Consolidated Airlines view share 

Top customer stocks sold

Intl Consolidated Airlines view share 
Aviva view share 
Jersey Oil and Gas view share 
UK Oil & Gas Investments view share 
Vodafone view share 
BP view share 
Greatland Gold view share 
HSBC view share 
Royal Bank of Scotland view share 
Lloyds Banking view share 

Review of three of last week's top traded stocks

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

Glaxo - Low risk

No obvious reason for interest in the shares last week. The defensive nature of the sector and the stock, and the competitive yield (around 5.2%) paid to investors make this a core holding for many portfolios. The hoped for future improvement should be helped by new products, diversification (consumer healthcare, biotechnology) and increasing exposure to emerging markets. We continue with our buy recommendation for investors seeking income and a lower level of risk.

Marstons - Medium to high risk

A trading update gave the shares some much needed support. The group reported sales and profits to be ahead of last year. The profit margin has only dropped slightly despite significant cost pressures. Expansion plans next year have been trimmed and a further £5m in cost savings have been identified. We maintain our ‘buy' recommendation on Marston's for medium to high risk income-seeking investors.

Greatland Gold - High risk

Penny share punters were active in the stock last week, on the back of an exploration update. The group has started sampling at its copper and gold project in Australia. We currently do not have a recommendation on the shares. High risk.

Ratio of buys to sells – 52:48

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.