Ten iconic UK shares

We use fundamental analysis to examine the prospects of 10 iconic FTSE companies



They don’t come more British than Rolls-Royce. We look at the company's prospects as the airline industry faces a major overhaul.

ARM Holdings

Information technology

As a long term investment, microchip company ARM Holdings has done well, but there are clouds to be seen on the horizon.



The Birmingham-born bank's shares have been trading in a tight range since April – what would it take to turn sentiment around?


Consumer staples

Sainsbury's goes back to 1869, when it began in central London as a single store. 



The past year has been full of turmoil for utility company Centrica and its investors, but what does its future look like? 


Consumer discretionary

Few firms have seen as decisive a turnaround in their image as Burberry, but the big question surrounds its growth outlook. 



Once known as British Petroleum, now simply as BP, the company has been a part of the UK industrial landscape for over a century.



Miner Rio Tinto recently fought off a takeover bid, but the possibility of another firm making an approach cannot be ruled out. 


Health care

Recent bad news surrounding GSK means expectations are low; perhaps too low. Its dividend record should not be ignored.


Telecommunication services

Vodafone’s name is traced back to 1982 when the largest maker of military radio technology in the UK, Racal, began a joint venture with another firm.

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