TD Waterhouse UK

TD Waterhouse UK

September 05, 2011 03:30 ET

Financial Stocks Top TD Customer Trades as FTSE 100 Rallies

Banks fill top three spots in this week's buys and sells tables

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2011) - Darren Hepworth, Trading and Customer Services Director, TD Waterhouse comments: "TD Waterhouse customer focus remained on Britain's biggest banks as the FTSE 100 gained on recent weeks, closing at 5,268.66 on Tuesday (30 August). Buys outnumbered sells by 1.5:1 with Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY), Barclays (BARC) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) taking the top three spots on the buys for the fourth consecutive week, accounting for over 63% of the top ten trades."

The Top 10 TD Customer Buys and Sells for week ended 30th August 20111
TOP TEN TD CUSTOMER BUYS TOP TEN TD CUSTOMER SELLS
This week Company Last week This week Company Last week
1 LLOYDS BANKING GROUP 2 1 LLOYDS BANKING GP 1
2 ROYAL BK SCOT GRP 3 2 BARCLAYS 3
3 BARCLAYS 1 3 ROYAL BK SCOT GRP 4
4 AVIVA 4 4 GULF KEYSTONE PETR 2
5 BP 6 5 XSTRATA PLC -
6 GULF KEYSTONE PETR 5 6 SOUND OIL -
7 TESCO - 7 GLENCORE INTL PLC -
8 VODAFONE GROUP 8 8 KAZAKHMYS -
9 RANGE RESOURCES 9 9 BP 7
10 GLENCORE INTL PLC - 10 ARM HLDGS -

Darren Hepworth continues: "Lloyds Banking Group retained the top spot in the sells this week and was also our customers' most popular buy, rising to the summit from last week's second place. Meanwhile, last week's top buy, Barclays, placed third this week and moved up one place to second in the sells. RBS completed the banking giants' command of the top three places in both the buys and sells tables, finishing in second and third spots respectively.

"However, it was not all about financials with seven new entries this week from the oil, mining and retail sectors. Tesco (TSCO) entered our top ten buys table in seventh place ahead of the company's announcement yesterday (31 August) that the supermarket is to sell its underperforming Japanese business. CEO Philip Clarke stated that Tesco has been unable to build a sufficiently scalable business and that a formal sale process would take place in due course, with Tesco set to focus on alternative Asian growth markets.

"Another new entrant to the buys, Glencore International (GLEN), entered the table in 10th place as the global commodities trader announced that it had acquired 14.1% of Optimum Coal Holdings Limited, which operates South Africa's third largest opencast mine.

"Alongside the two new entries in the buys table, there were five new entries in this week's sells, including an appearance for Kazakhstan based copper miner Kazakhmys (KAZ) in eighth place. The company announced its interim results last Thursday (25 August) and said that it would also look to proceed with the development of its key Bozshakol copper growth project.

"Kazakhmys was joined as a new entrant in the sells by top ten regulars Xstrata Plc (XTA), Sound Oil (SOU), Glencore and ARM Holdings (ARM), which took fifth, sixth, seventh and 10th places respectively."

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Footnotes

1: The Top Ten Buys and Sells should not be taken as a recommendation to buy or sell any particular bond or stock, and it is not intended to offer any form of advice. Instead it is simply an indication of the general buying and selling trends amongst some TD Waterhouse customers, observed during the period stated.

2: Source: Compeer based on daily average retail trades for TD Waterhouse including its white label partners, as at July 2011.

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Telephone The appropriate Online rate plus an additional £30 is payable on all Telephone Trades
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