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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.

Leni Gas & Oil PLC Begins Drilling At Fifth Goudron Well

Leni Gas & Oil PLC (LON: LGO) continues to exploit Goudron field with further opportunities at a new drill site. More »

Aggreko plc Is Primed For Growth In H2 2014

Aggreko plc (LON: AGK) faces tough comparators in the next six months, but takes some encouragement from the order intake in the first half. More »

Today’s Mid-Cap Movers: Alent PLC And Keller Group plc

Even after today's gains, Alent PLC (LON: ALNT) and Keller Group plc (LON: KLR) are still trading at a substantial discount. More »

Why Shares In Range Resources Ltd Plummeted Today

Range Resources Ltd (LON:RRL) hopes to finally "draw a line under" failed transaction with International Petroleum. More »

Lloyds Banking Group PLC Reaches £218m Settlement Over Libor

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY) says measures in place to ensure such behaviour doesn't happen again. More »

Why Shares In Mothercare plc Slid Today

Mothercare plc (LON: MTC) also announces departure of finance director. More »

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc To Spin Off Pharmaceuticals Arm

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON: RB) decides demerger is the best option for its ailing drugs business. More »

GLOBO Plc Delivers Better-Than-Expected Revenue Growth

GLOBO Plc (LON: GBO) continues to grow internationally and secured new customer wins in Australia. More »

Why Shares In IQE plc Plummeted Today

IQE plc (LON: IQE) announces revenue drop, but profitability increases on cost efficiencies. More »

Range Resources Ltd Falls On Share Issue

Range Resources Ltd (LON: RRL) also announces change of registered address. More »

Caza Oil & Gas, Inc Sees “Excellent” Results From Bone Spring Play

Caza Oil and Gas, Inc (LON: CAZA) continues to create value for shareholders through cost efficiencies. More »

Biggest AIM Winners Of 2014: Leni Gas & Oil PLC, Egdon Resources Plc and GW Pharmaceuticals plc

Leni Gas & Oil PLC (LON: LGO), Egdon Resources Plc (LON: EDR) and GW Pharmaceuticals plc (LON: GWP) are among 2014's biggest risers so... More »

Why Shares In AFC Energy plc Spiked Today

AFC Energy plc (LON: AFC) continues to establish strong foundation in South Korean fuel cell market. More »

Plus500 Ltd Shares See Uptick After Recent Weakness

Plus500 Ltd (LON: PLUS) snapped up by investors this morning after sell-off by JPMorgan. More »

Leni Gas & Oil PLC Raises £7m For Trinidad Expansion

Leni Gas & Oil PLC (LON: LGO) places 200m new ordinary shares at 3.5p per share. More »

Why Shares In AFC Energy plc Jumped Today

AFC Energy plc (LON: AFC) signs first agreement in potentially lucrative South Korean market. More »

Shire PLC Willing To Recommend £32bn Bid From AbbVie Inc

There's a Friday deadline for AbbVie Inc (NYSE: ABBV) to decide whether to make firm offer for Shire PLC (LON: SHP). More »

Why Shares In Kofax Limited Plummeted

Technology company Kofax Limited (LON: KFX) to miss earnings forecast. More »

Shares In SSP Group PLC Buck On First Day’s Trade

SSP Group PLC (LON: SSPG) doesn't become latest casualty of IPO fatigue. More »

Why Shares In Empyrean Energy Plc. Jumped

Empyrean Energy Plc. (LON: EME) is up for sale after value of prolific Eagle Ford Shale asset soars. More »