Before I start, I should say that perhaps dilemma isn’t quite the right word. A dilemma is “a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is practically acceptable”.
I bought into BP back in July 2010 (before I started the Amateur Investor blog) after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had hit the shares for six. Shares had shed over 50% of their value, dropping from over 650p to around 300p.
Today I reinvested the proceeds of my recent sales of Bwin.Party (BPTY).
Hammerson (HMSO) were tipped as Investors Chronicle magazine “Value stock of the year” today (page 20). I fully expected to see that the share price had risen on the news, but shares had actually fallen a little.
Hammerson are a European property firm that invests in and develops shopping centres, retail parks and prime offices through operations in the UK, France and Germany. According to the Share Centre Company Overview “Its portfolio of around 1.2 million m² of retail space and over 260,000 m² of prime offices is valued at around £5.7bn.”
A list of shares going ex dividend next week (on 11th January) has now been added to the ex-dividend dates page.