Share Tips for 2012

At the end of 2011 and the beginning 2012, the financial pages and brokers make their 2012 share tips and say which shares they will be watching over the coming 12 months.

So if you are wondering which shares to buy in 2012, this section of ShareTips365 brings you the 2012 share tips from the likes of Investors Chronicle, Shares Magazine, MoneyWeek, Questor Share Tips and 2012 share tips from The Sunday Times.

Investors Chronicle 2012 Share Tips - Added 6 January 2012

Growth stock of the year - BG (BG.)
Value stock of the year - Hammerson (HMSO)
Income stock of the year - Smiths News (NWS)
Old reliable stock of the year - James Halstead (JHD)
International tip of the year - Procter & Gamble (PG:NYQ)
Cyclical stock of the year - Beazley (BEZ)
Takeover tip of the year - AZ Electronic Materials (AZEM)
Blue-sky stock of the year - Powerhouse Energy (PHE)

Questor Share Tips for 2012 - Added 2 January 2012

Petra Diamonds
Kier Group

Telegraph Share Tips for 2012 - Added 2nd January 2012

Telegraph reporters pick 10 stocks:

Prudential - 638.5p
Aggreko - 2,017p
London Stock Exchange - 795p
LLoyds Banking Group - 25.9p
Glencore - 394.39p
GKN - 183p
ARM Holdings - 592p
Next - 2,737p
Paragon Group - 183p
Ophir Energy - 288.8p (Garry White)

Of the 2011 share tips Telegraph staff made, James Hall was head and shoulders above the rest with a 62% rise in Mulberry.

Dail Mail - Midas Share Tips for 2012

Futura Medical
Wolf Minerals

The Sunday Times - Share tips for 2012 - Published 1/1/2012

Today's Business section of the Sunday Times has an article called "Our share tips for 2012" in which Sunday Times staff pick the shares they believe will do well in 2012. Their share tips for 2012 are:

Lamprell - Buy at 268.7p
3i - "3i's shares look cheap"
Whitbread - "At 1,564p the shares are worth a shot"
Cable & Wireless Woeldwide - The huge difference between market worth and asset value suggests they could be broken up or taken over in 2012
Invensys - "The shares look cheap"
Mitie - "Mitie's prospects for 2012 are excellent"
Essar Energy - "Fill your boots"
Tesco - Buy at 403.4p

The Guardian Share Tips For 2012 - Published 27 December 2011

In an article published on 27/12/2011 the Guardian looked back at the performance of their 2011 share tips and made the following tips for 2012.

Zoe Wood tipped Sports Direct International
Julia Finch tipped Kingfisher
Terry Macalister tipped Amec
Mariana Resources was tipped by Nick Fletcher
Sphere Medical was tipped by Julia Kollewe
Simon Bowers tipped Martston's
Rupert Neate tipped Pace
Man Group was the choice of Jill Treanor
Richard Wachman tipped Vodafone
Juliette Garside tipped Daisy Group

Shares Magazine Tips For 2012 - Published 22 December 2011

The Christmas issue of Shares magazine has an article called "Tips for 2012" where the Shares team names its 16 shares to follow for 2012

Large Cap Tips for 2012

Buy British Sky Broadcasting (BSY) at 725p
Buy Rolls-Royce (RR) at 709p
Buy GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) at 1,439p
Buy Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) at 2,331p
Buy Telecom Plus (TEP) at 771p
Buy SABMiller (SAB) at 2,157p
Buy Tesco (TSCO) at 386.4p
Buy Whitbread (WTB) at 1,509p

Mid & Small Cap Tips for 2012

Buy Biome Technologies (BIOM) at 0.15p
Buy dotDigital (DOTD:AIM) at 8.12p
Buy Discovery Metals (DME:AIM) at 86p
Buy Filtronic (FTC) at 18.4p
Buy Globo (GBO:AIM) at 20p
Buy Optos (OPTS) at 202p
Buy Serica Energy (SQZ:AIM) at 18.25p
Buy Walker Greenbank (WGB:AIM) at 48p

The Sunday Times (18/12/2011)

Top stocks to help see you through the recession

The Money section of today's Sunday Times has a double page article called "Five themes to beat low growth in 2012". Part of this article discusses broker share tips for 2012. Shares mentioned include:

Intercontinental Hotels
Royal Dutch Shell
Glaxo Smith Kline
Kenmare Resources

The Motley Fool

In a podcast from The Motley Fool at the end of November, David Quo spoke with Share Centre's investment advisor, Graham Spooner who discussed some shares worth following in 2012.

The shares discussed were:

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
BG Group (BG.)
Rolls Royce (RR)
Kenmare Resources (KMR)
Monitise (MONI)

Citywire - David Kempton's share tips for 2012

On 14th December, the excellent Citywire website published an article by David Kempton, proprietor of Kempton Holdings.

On "where to invest" David writes "buy international quality stocks, preferably with some yield, and hold your nerve through the bumpy times ahead."

He says that he still likes Gold, oil and power companies and singles out Australian firm Kingsrose. "Kingsrose could become a big producer" he comments.

Other shares for 2012 he mentions in the article include:


Fenner (FENR.)
Rolls Royce (RR.)


Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA)
BP (BP.)
Premier (PMO)
BG Group (BG.)
Tullow Oil (TLW)
Hunting (HTG)
Kentz (KENZ)
Petrofac (PFC)


Kempton singles out Wildhorse Energy (WHE) as his power company pick for 2012.

The Telegraph - 10 Ways To Beat A Flat Stock Market

In an article published on 11 December 2011, The Telegraph looked at ways to beat a flat stock market in 2012.

Among the shares and funds mentioned were:

Psigma Income
Troy Trojan
Royal Dutch Shell
Liontrust Special Situations
Melchior European Absolute
M&G Recovery
Jupiter Absolute
First State Asia Pacific Leaders

The article also mentions that Gold, despite being one of the most successful asset classes of 2011, could still have further to go as the Euro crisis rolls on.

Fund Tips for 2012

The Telegraph - 5 Funds for 2012

On 30th December The Telegraph published an article in which five of the experts gave their favourite investment funds for the year ahead:

Troy Trojan
M&G Recovery
Invesco Perpetual High Income
Miton Special Situations
Liontrust European Absolute Return


Magazine and newspaper share tips