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Stuart Watson

Stuart trained as a Chartered Accountant, working in auditing and then corporate finance, before joining Fool UK in the dizzy dotcom summer of 1999. A keen private investor from an early age, he started as an article writer at the Fool and then became the site’s editor. He’s performed a variety of different roles since, and currently works on Fool UK's newsletter and share dealing services.

If I Could Buy One Stock For Christmas, It Would Be Unilever plc

This Fool is a fan of Unilever plc (LON:ULVR)'s long-term position. More »

Why Monitise Plc Is Down 48% This Year

It’s been a rough ride for Monitise Plc (LON:MONI) so far this year, and shareholders are likely to see further volatility ahead. More »

Why Aviva plc Is Up 18% This Year

Now leaner and meaner, the insurance giant Aviva plc (LON:AV.) has seen its shares do really rather well this year. More »

JD Sports Fashion PLC Leaps After Profits Double

Shares in JD Sports Fashion PLC (LON:JD) surge 8% after its interim profits double to £20m. More »

Centamin PLC Joins The Ranks Of Dividend Payers

FTSE 250 gold miner Centamin PLC (LON:CEY) pays a maiden interim dividend of $10m. More »

Carillion plc Ups Its Offer For Balfour Beatty plc

Carillion plc (LON:CLLN) promises an extra dividend should its deal to combine with Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) go ahead. More »

Glencore PLC Slips On Mixed Production Report

Shares of the mega-miner Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN) ease after it reports higher production for copper but lower volumes for zinc and nickel. More »

Why AMARA MINING PLC Rocketed This Morning

AMARA MINING PLC (LON:AMA) leaps by over 10% after revealing "exceptional drilling results". More »

Ladbrokes PLC Walloped By The Curse Of Winning Favourites

Ladbrokes PLC (LON:LAD) sees its profits halve due to “customer friendly” results and IT integration costs. More »

Schroders plc Bumps Up Its Interim Dividend By 50%

As profits and assets under management grow by 15%, Schroders plc (LON:SDR) reveals a huge halftime dividend hike. More »

Balfour Beatty plc Calls Off Merger With Carillion plc

Less than a week after being first revealed, the proposed merger between Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) and Carillion plc (LON:CLLN) appears to be off. More »

Pets at Home Group PLC Surges On Impressive Sales

Down boy! Pets at Home Group PLC (LON:PETS) jumps 8% after a great set of first-quarter sales numbers. More »

Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc Snaps Up Tesco PLC’s Old Finance Director

Andrew Higginson, who spent 15 years at Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO), is set to take over as Chairman of Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON:MRW). More »

Pearson PLC Dented By The Dollar

Sales and profits at Pearson PLC (LON: PSON) dip due to the strong dollar, but its interim dividend is raised 6%. More »

Carillion plc and Balfour Beatty plc Surge After Merger Plans Revealed

Carillion plc (LON:CLLN) and Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) both gain more than 10% after their plan to merge is leaked to the press. More »

Unilever plc Struggles Against The China Slowdown

Unilever plc (LON:ULVR) sees its shares dip after slower-than-expected emerging market growth. More »

IG Group Holdings plc Supersizes Its Dividend

Sales and profits may be flat, but IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG) still raises its full-year payout by more than a fifth. More »

Sports Direct International Plc Shakes Off The England Effect

A weedy World Cup performance from England doesn’t seem to be stopping profit growth at Sports Direct International PLC (LON:SPD). More »

WPP PLC Slides On Margin Worries

WPP PLC (LON:WPP) drops 6% after it forecasts slower than expected profit growth. More »

Tullow Oil plc Seeks To Reassure Shareholders

Despite a steady decline in its share price in recent weeks, Tullow Oil plc (LON:TLW) says 2013 should see record production levels. More »