NEIL SHAH EDISON INVESTMENT RESEARCH
With France and Germany remaining the graveyard for financial services for some time ahead, investors will find better value among recruiters beyond Michael Page. Challenging times ahead give little cheer for City jobs.
DAVID O’BRIEN SHORE CAPITAL
MPI achieved our expectation during quarter one and coupled with improving performances in a number of areas, we feel with weak comparatives from quarter two onwards that trading has in all likelihood bottomed.
GUY HEWETT ESPIRITO SANTO
Michael Page’s first quarter gross profit, down 6.7 per cent on last year, is weaker than we anticipated at this stage putting pressure on our and, we believe, consensus forecasts.