THE TIPSTER | Rebuilding dominance

AS TALK of a housing recovery gains momentum, investors may be looking to add growth-orientated stocks to their portfolio. Persimmon has seen tough times since the onset of the financial crisis, with shares falling from their peak above 1,500p. However, the house builder has added 67 per cent to its share price this year and is looking to build on that momentum. Spread Co quotes a price of 770.5p-772.5p for Persimmon.

It has been a wobbly year for Goals Soccer Centres, after shareholders rejected a takeover bid from one of Canada’s largest pension funds and it was hit by an HMRC tax ruling. Traders have been pessimistic on the five-a-side football operator, believing that cash-strapped Brits will be cutting back on their football run-arounds in the short term, while money remains tight. Spreadex quotes a price of 122.5p-125.5p for Goal Soccer Centres.

Domino’s Pizza will be updating investors this week. Shares have been volatile over the last 52-weeks, with a range between 381.6p and 562.5p. But traders expect that the company will have benefitted from the Olympic effect, as consumers stayed at home watching events on TV. CMC Markets quotes a price of 558.56p-560.94p for Dominos Pizza.

ICAP releases a trading statement on Wednesday. But concerns that low-trading volumes may have affected the world’s largest inter-dealer broker have brought caution from investors. Capital Spreads quotes a price of 338.3p-339p for ICAP.

A string of positive updates from Compass has emboldened investors, and its shares have risen by over 35 per cent this year. Another strong trading statement may indicate further upside in the value of the catering group’s shares. IG quotes a price of 705p-707p for Compass Group.