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David O'Hara

Has Energy Controversy Made Centrica PLC Shares A Buy?

Shares in energy firm Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) are down 16% since a price freeze was first suggested. Are they now worth buying? More »

Is It Time To Sell Vodafone Group plc?

Shares in Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) are 48% ahead so far in 2013. Is it time to take profits? More »

Why I Am Glad I Own Barclays PLC And Not Lloyds Banking Group PLC

This investor believes that Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) is better positioned for a large share price rise than Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY). More »

Is Imperial Tobacco Group PLC Dead In The Long Term?

With smoking under attack worldwide, is Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT) running a sustainable business? More »

Is BT Group plc A Real Challenger To British Sky Broadcasting Group plc?

Will the football offering from BT Group plc (LON:BT.A) move the company up to the level of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (LON:BSY)? More »

Has The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Share Price Bottomed?

The weekend saw another potential scandal break at Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS). Does the share price rise prove the shares cannot... More »

Is Royal Mail PLC Set To Post First-Class Results?

Newly privatised mail firm Royal Mail PLC (LON:RMG) announces results next Wednesday. What should investors expect? More »

A SWOT Analysis Of HSBC Holdings plc And Standard Chartered PLC

HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) and Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) are probably the two best-regarded London-listed banks. What are the main factors affecting their businesses? More »

Is Royal Dutch Shell Plc The Best Dividend Share In The FTSE 100?

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) has not issued a dividend cut since the end of the Second World War. Does that make the oil... More »

Should I Sell Barclays PLC And Buy Prudential plc?

With the possibility of further large fines, is it time that I sold Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) and switched to Prudential plc (LON:PRU)? More »

Why This Fidelity Fund Manager Has Sold British American Tobacco plc

I spoke with Aruna Karunathilake, manager of Fidelity UK Select Fund, to learn just why he has been selling British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS). More »

A SWOT Analysis Of AstraZeneca Plc And GlaxoSmithKline plc

What are the key factors affecting the investment proposition at pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) and AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN)? More »

A SWOT Analysis Of Rio Tinto plc and BHP Billiton plc

Mining giants Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) and BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) both trade at reasonable valuations. What are the most important factors affecting these... More »

A SWOT Analysis Of Lloyds Banking Group PLC And Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

The future of bailed-out banks Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS) is probably the most debated issue... More »

Is It Time I Bought Standard Chartered PLC?

The Asian-focused financial is the FTSE 100's outstanding bank. Should Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) have a place in my portfolio? More »

Why Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Looks A Better Bet Than Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Bailed-out banks Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS) receive a lot of investor and media attention. Which... More »

Is It Time I Bought HSBC Holdings Plc?

With a market capitalisation of £132bn, HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA) is a true titan. Should the shares have a place in my portfolio? More »

Why Fund Managers Love Diageo plc, SABMiller plc And Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

Diageo plc (LON: DGE), SABMiller plc (LON: SAB) and Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON: RB) are three of the most successful companies in the... More »

3 FTSE 100 Shares To Soar If The Market Rises: Lloyds Banking Group PLC, Barclays PLC And ITV plc

Statistics suggest that shares in Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY), Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) and ITV plc (LON:ITV) could increase significantly if the market puts... More »

3 More FTSE 100 Shares To Avoid Market Madness: AstraZeneca plc, Severn Trent Plc and Smith & Nephew plc

Statistics show that shareholders in AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN), Severn Trent Plc (LON:SVT) and Smith & Nephew plc (LON:SN) have avoided being shaken by big... More »