The Tipster | The glass is half Fullers

THE glass is half-full for Fuller Smith Turner. Backed by steady growing turnover and profit, the brewer’s shares have risen by nearly 9 per cent over the last year. Like-for-like sales over Christmas and the New Year are also expected to be up, giving traders something to toast when it issues an interim management statement on Thursday. GFT Markets quotes a price of 761.23p-764.77p.

Investors in WH Smith have endured a rocky time recently. But despite tricky sales, margins have been improving, and shares are up a fifth over the last year, so there may still be life left in the retailer. Tomorrow’s trading statement is expected to show that numbers are broadly in line with forecasts. But traders will want to hear about the retailer’s future growth plans. IG quotes a price of 634p-639p.