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Mark Stones

Mark Stones (TMFMumbojumbones) joined The Motley Fool in 2014 and initially worked as a writer for, before joining the Fool’s analyst programme. Mark earned a BA in English from Loughborough University. Although he spends more time reading annual reports than Russian literature these days, he still appreciates a novelist’s antipathy toward the accepted view, which is a useful attitude when trying to sniff out hidden gems on the stock market. His approach to investing has been largely influenced by the principles of Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. He also takes a special interest in the work of healthcare companies. Outside of investing, Mark plays guitar, enjoys good writing and has a guilty passion for combat sports.

Tethys Petroleum Ltd Down As It Awaits Kazakh Political Decision

Tethys Petroleum Ltd (LON: TPL) pushes the case that the shares have significant upside. More »

Rose Petroleum PLC Jumps On Drilling Potential In Utah

Rose Petroleum PLC (LON: ROSE) is expected to complete its first wells later this year. More »

Ocado Group PLC Delivers 15% Sales Growth

Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO) looks to scale by partnering with international retailers. More »

How Unilever plc Can Help You Beat The Market

Unilever plc (LON: ULVR) is a high-quality company with strong dividend growth potential. More »

Petra Diamonds Limited Shines On “Magnificent” Discovery

Petra Diamonds Limited (LON: PDL) recovers a 232 carat white diamond at Cullinan mine. More »

San Leon Energy Plc Adds Two New Licences In Morocco

San Leon Energy Plc (LON: SLE) sees Morocco as among "the last exploration frontiers". More »

Today’s Small-Cap Winner: Redde PLC Rises On Dividend Lift

Redde (LON: REDD) is aiming to establish itself as a serious player in accident management and legal services. More »

Ashtead Group plc Delivers Record Profits In Q1

Ashtead Group plc (LON: AHT) raises its full-year results guidance after flying start. More »

Leni Gas & Oil PLC Lifts On Great Expectations For Latest Wells

Leni Gas & Oil PLC (LON:LGO) to begin preparing site for production after drilling well GY-668 to total depth. More »

Why Perform Group Ltd Shares Soared Today

Access Industries makes a final offer for Perform Group Ltd (LON: PER) at a 27% premium. More »

Regus PLC Accelerates Growth On Strong Cash Position

Regus PLC (LON: RGU) shares dive on short-term earnings hit, but could the bullet be worth biting? More »

London Stock Exchange Group Plc Eyes “Significant Growth” Through US Acquisition

London Stock Exchange Group Plc's (LON: LSE) Q1 results receive boost from 78 issuers joining its markets. More »

Leni Gas & Oil PLC Targets Completion Of Latest Drill Site For Production

Leni Gas & Oil PLC (LON: LGO) also completes construction of new sales tank to increase export capacity. More »

Antofagasta plc Appoints New CEO, Chairman Steps Down

Mining industry veteran Diego Hernández to become new Antofagasta plc (LON:ANTO) CEO. More »

Cairn Energy PLC Posts $62m Loss, Plans Cost Cutting

Cairn Energy PLC (LON: CNE) is still seeking to resolve tax issue in India, but it's exploration activity is showing no signs of slowing... More »

Why Shares In Sprue Aegis PLC Jumped Today

Sprue Aegis PLC (LON:SPRP) revises its full-year guidance upwards after a large increase in the order book. More »

Bovis Homes Group plc’s Dividend Rockets On Profit Gains

Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) isn't fearing a downturn in the housing market. More »

Today’s Large-Cap Winner: Prudential plc Rises On Profitable First Half

Prudential plc (LON: PRU) benefits from having a diverse product range and wide geographic spread. More »

Today’s Mid-Cap Winner: Serco Group plc Up 6% As It Faces Down Challenges

A poor first half for Serco Group plc (LON: SRP) underlines how many strides the firm still has to make. More »

Synthomer PLC Tantalises Investors With Prospect Of Special Dividends

Synthomer PLC (LON: SYNT)'s board approves 3p per share interim dividend, a 25% rise. More »