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FTSE 100 Rallies and TD Customer Sells Outweigh Buys

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LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2011) - Darren Hepworth, Global Trading and Product Director, TD Waterhouse comments: "Overall trading among TD customers increased by 5% in the week ending Tuesday 11 October, as the FTSE 100 gained over 450 points in the same period. Sells more than doubled on last week, with buys decreasing by nearly 45%; sell trades outnumbered buys by almost 2:1. Premier Foods (PFD) and Barclays (BARC) were top of the buys and sells respectively, as our tables revealed seven new entries from an array of different sectors."



The Top 10 TD Customer Buys and Sells for week ended 11th October 2011(1)

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TOP TEN TD CUSTOMER BUYS TOP TEN TD CUSTOMER SELLS
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This week Company Last week This week Company Last week
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1 PREMIER FOODS - 1 BARCLAYS 1
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2 LLOYDS BANKING GP 1 2 LLOYDS BANKING GP 2
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3 BARCLAYS 2 3 ROYAL BK SCOT GRP 3
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4 ROYAL BK SCOT GRP 4 4 AVIVA 6
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5 GULF KEYSTONE PETR 9 5 XSTRATA PLC 8
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6 XSTRATA PLC 6 6 ENCORE OIL -
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7 RANGE RESOURCES 10 7 TESCO -
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8 XCITE ENERGY LTD - 8 GULF KEYSTONE PETR 4
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9 SUPERGROUP PLC - 9 BP 9
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10 PETROCELTIC INTL - 10 XCITE ENERGY LTD -
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Darren Hepworth continues: "Premier Foods was this week's most notable new entrant to our tables, taking top spot in the buys, as our customers appeared to see the company's falling share price as an opportunity to pick up a bargain. Premier, which owns brands such as Oxo, Mr Kipling and Angel Delight announced on Friday (7 October) that it would not meet market expectations for its full year profits, which were expected to be between GBP 214m and GBP 232m. Its share price dropped to 4.7p by close of play on Tuesday (11 October) having closed at 9.3p prior to the profit warning on Thursday 6 October. The company's CEO blamed poor trading for the announcement.

"Tesco (TSCO), which delisted a quarter of Premier's branded products between March and June earlier this year during a dispute about proposed price increases, was seventh in this week's sells table. Meanwhile, fellow retailer and fashion specialist, SuperGroup Plc (SGP), entered the buys table in ninth place. Its share price suffered after the company admitted that distribution problems relating to its warehouse management systems could impact current year profitability by between GBP 6-9 million.

"Petroceltic International Plc (PCI) had more positive news than its top ten counterparts, announcing on Monday (10 October) that it had improved flow rates from one of the wells located at its Ain Tsila operation in Algeria. The company entered the buys table in 10th place, with its share price climbing from below 400p to over 550p in the week ending Tuesday 11 October.

"Another oil and gas explorer, EnCore Oil (EO), was the highest new entry to the sells table as it became subject of a reported GBP 221m takeover bid from its larger rival, Premier Oil (PMO) last Wednesday (5 October). Our customers appeared to capitalise on the announcement of the proposed deal, which led to a hike in EnCore's share price."

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TD Waterhouse is the UK's leading execution only broker(2) with trading rates starting from GBP 8.95. Only 15 or more eligible trades per quarter are required to qualify for TD Waterhouse's frequent trader rates(3).

For more information customers can log on to www.tdwaterhouse.co.uk.

Notes to editors

Footnotes

(1): The Top Ten Buys and Sells should not be taken as a recommendation to buy or sell any particular bond or stock, and it is not intended to offer any form of advice. Instead it is simply an indication of the general buying and selling trends amongst some TD Waterhouse customers, observed during the period stated.

(2): Source: Compeer based on daily average retail trades for TD Waterhouse including its white label partners, as at August 2011.

(3): TD Waterhouse trading rates:



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Platform Frequent trader Standard
Applicable after 15+ trades per
quarter
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Online GBP 8.95 flat rate GBP 12.50 flat rate
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Telephone The appropriate Online rate plus an additional GBP 30 is
payable on all Telephone Trades
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Certificated The appropriate Online or Telephone rate plus an additional
GBP 40 is payable on all Certificated Trades
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TD Waterhouse Frequent Trader Commission Rates

Frequent Trader Commission Rates work on a rolling monthly cycle, based on the number of trades executed in the preceding 3 calendar months. If you complete 15 or more eligible trades in the preceding qualifying 3 month period you will qualify for our Frequent Trader Commission Rates, from the start of the next month. For more information customers can log onto tdwaterhouse.co.uk.

TD Waterhouse - award winning service:

-- YourMoney Awards 2011

-- Best Online Share Dealing Provider for the sixth year in a row (winner)

-- Best Direct Share Dealing Provider for the fourth year in a row (winner)

-- MoneyAM Online Finance Awards 2011

-- Best Online Execution-Only Broker (winner)

-- Best Online Overseas Trading Platform (winner)

-- FT Money / Investors Chronicle Awards 2010

-- Best Stockbroker for International Share Dealing (winner, 2nd year running)

-- Execution-Only Stockbroker of the Year (winner)

-- Online Stockbroker of the Year (winner)

-- Best Stockbroker for Costs (winner)

-- Daily Telegraph Wealth Management Awards 2010

-- Best Execution-Only Broker (winner)

-- Shares Awards 2010

-- Best International Share Dealing Service (winner)

-- Previous awards: Best Execution-Only Broker 2009, Best Online Trading Platform 2008, Best Online Broker 2007 & Best International Share Dealing Service 2006

About TD Waterhouse:

TD Waterhouse is the UK's leading execution-only broker+, servicing approx 200,000 UK customers with over GBP 3.77 billion in customer assets (stocks and cash) under management. It is a subsidiary of the TD Bank Group (TD), the 6th largest bank in North America by branches. TD has 82,000 employees in offices around the world, serving 20 million customers with client assets of CDN$665 billion (as at 31 July 2011). + Source: Compeer based on daily average retail trades for TD Waterhouse including its white label partners, as at August 2011.

TD Waterhouse provides UK investors with simple, fast and easy share dealing services - combined with high quality news and information from leading providers including Morningstar - to both active traders and longer-term investors. These include UK and international equity trading, Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs), regular investment accounts, Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs), Derivatives (CFDs, Forex and Futures) and Financial Spread Trading.

TD Waterhouse is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS (FSA registered number 141282), member of the London Stock Exchange and the PLUS market.

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