Michael Murray

Michael Murray

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Glanbia a favourite to buy US Monster Milk'

Glanbia a favourite to buy US Monster Milk'

Food, ingredients and performance nutrition group Glanbia remains one of two strong favourites to acquire the US private equity owned CytoSport.

Glanbia poised for growth through American acquisition

Glanbia poised for growth through American acquisition

Glanbia is buoyant after another year of strong growth and can make more moves in the growing performance nutrition market, writes Michael Murray.

Michael Murray: What is fascinating to watch are the developments with e-cigarettes. Big Tobacco is playing a blinder

Michael Murray: What is fascinating to watch are the developments with e-cigarettes. Big Tobacco is playing a blinder

The past few weeks have been interesting for investors in uranium and tobacco.

Michael Murray: Unfair to bash banks over ‘failure’ to lend to SMEs

Michael Murray: Unfair to bash banks over ‘failure’ to lend to SMEs

The banking industry across the Anglo Saxon world has deserved 90 per cent of the criticism that has been levelled at it over the past five years.

State and unions set for clash on jobs outsourcing

State and unions set for clash on jobs outsourcing

The government is set for a battle with unions over plans to outsource public sector jobs to the private sector.

The Kerry miracle

The Kerry miracle

Management are anticipating high single-digit earnings growth for 2014, writes Michael Murray.

Michael Murray: US horizons will be Greencore's biggest challenge - and its biggest opportunity

Michael Murray: US horizons will be Greencore's biggest challenge - and its biggest opportunity

Fifteen months ago, I bought shares in Greencore.

Michael Murray: Professional DIY investing has become both realistic and sensible for many

Michael Murray: Professional DIY investing has become both realistic and sensible for many

The past 15 years have seen some big changes in the landscape for investors in Ireland. And opened up some exciting opportunities.

Your Investments: The fall in global stock markets over the past month has to be seen in the context of the stellar gains of the previous three years

Your Investments: The fall in global stock markets over the past month has to be seen in the context of the stellar gains of the previous three years

Michael Murray: To plan for the future, look at the defensiveness of your portfolio and examine well-established, sturdily financed companies

Michael Murray: The gains may not be as impressive as they once were, but Diageo's cup is still more than half-full

Michael Murray: The gains may not be as impressive as they once were, but Diageo's cup is still more than half-full

With the market correction of recent weeks, Diageo's shares have fallen to a level which looks to be close to an attractive entry point for investors.

Michael Murray: As stock markets get choppy, a listed funeral undertaker such as Dignity plc looks on the surface like a safe haven. But even Dignity could face a pitfall along the funeral route.

Michael Murray: As stock markets get choppy, a listed funeral undertaker such as Dignity plc looks on the surface like a safe haven. But even Dignity could face a pitfall along the funeral route.

As stock markets become jittery and earnings disappointments accumulate, most investors will be considering the vulnerability of their equity portfolios.

Michael Murray: Investors should dig deep for data on marketing and sales to find the real story behind a brand

Michael Murray: Investors should dig deep for data on marketing and sales to find the real story behind a brand

The impact of an earnings disappointment on a company's share price is usually quite different to the impact of an earnings surprise.

Investment

Investment

Michael Murray: Close Brothers' shares look like a serious performer in highly challenged financial sector.

Investment

Investment

Michael Murray: things have changed in the banking sector, but not very much. For that reason, investors should steer well clear

Investment

Investment

Michael Murray: Is CRH the best play if you're looking for a higher risk and higher reward in the construction sector?