Barclays, Lloyds and RBS shares take 61% of TD Waterhouse top ten trades

29 May 2009 / by Rebecca Sargent
Shares in Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland continued to dominate TD Waterhouse share dealing this week.

According to the investment and share dealing house's statistics, Barclays, RBS and Lloyds shares accounted for 61 per cent of its overall top ten trades.

However, in addition to the high street banks, TD Waterhouse saw the appearance of several newcomers this week, including one non-bank that managed to make it into the top three shares to buy.

Commenting, Angus Rigby, chief executive officer at TD Waterhouse said: "Vodafone was the second most popular stock bought by TD Waterhouse customers this week. The world's biggest mobile phone company announced a 50 per cent fall in full year profits and shares dipped on the back of the news.

"However, CEO Vittorio Colao's cost saving plans for the company will have encouraged some investors to buy up discounted shares," he added.

Overall in the share dealing markets, TD Waterhouse found that heavy buying dominated, as its customers snapped up 60 per cent more buys than sells, suggesting a confidence in the markets.

Shares in retail giant Marks & Spencer also made it into the top ten buys as investors snapped up the dropped price share following its recent announcement of falling profits.

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