Month: July 2021

Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) 2000 Annual Report

first_imgTruworths Limited (TRUW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw)  2000 annual report.Company ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgInnscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileInnscor Africa Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving and durable consumer products in Zimbabwe and exports to international markets. The company is primarily involved in maize milling and the production of stock feeds, edible oils, baker’s fat and pork products; as well as poultry, table eggs and day-old chicks. A subsidiary division manufactures and markets a range of plastic carry bags, televisions, refrigerators and other general household appliances and consumables such as rice, dairy, candles and beverages. Innscor Africa Limited was founded in 1987 and its operations comprise National Foods Holding Limited, Colcom Holdings Limited, Irvine’s Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, Bakeries, Appliance Manufacturing, Natpak (Private) Limited, Profeeds (Private) Limited and Probrands (Private) Limited. Innscor Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited is a Mauritian company that has activities in the tourism and leisure sector where the company owns and operates hotels in Mauritius. The company manages hotels such as the Preskil Beach Resort at Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg, Astroea Beach at Pointe D’Esny, Mahébourg, and Solana Beach at Belle Mare, Mauritius. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is headquartered in Curepipe, Mauritius, and operates as a subsidiary of The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgWilliamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileWilliamson Tea Kenya Limited cultivates, manufactures and sells tea in Kenya and exports to international markets. The company operates tea farms in Changoi, Kaimosi, Kapchorua and Tinderet. It is a fifth-generation tea farming business committed to growing high quality green tea leaf and produces a selection of loose-leaf tea and loose-leaf teabags. Well-known brands in its product range include Duchess Grey, Traditional Afternoon, Lifeboat Tea, Kenya Earth, Green Earl Grey, Purple Blush, Mint Garden, Earl Grey Purple, Purple Matcha and Green Matcha. Williamson Tea Kenya Plc also has interests in property investment and has a division which sells and services generators. Williamson Tea Kenya Plc is a subsidiary of Ngong Tea Holdings Limited. The head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Williamson Tea Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgGhana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileGhana Commercial Bank Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate and treasury sectors. Its product offering is geared to offer financial solutions for loans, overdrafts, deposits, investments, money transmission and international services. Its Personal banking division offers consumers the choice of a Kudi Nkosuo account, Flexsave account, Save and Prosper account, overdrafts and loans and ReadyCash ATMs. Additional services offered by its business division includes corporate and investment services such as call accounts, treasury bills, fixed deposit accounts and Money Transfer. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited facilitates foreign banking and overseas inward money transfers. Its Treasury division manages market risk exposures and funding requirements as swell as overdraft facilities, bulk cash collection, trade finance, payroll solutions and electronic banking services. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc 2015 Annual Report

first_imgCopperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.last_img read more

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United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Investments Limited is an investment holding company that specialises in investment management in Mauritius. In addition, the company also engages in the manufacture and sale of fertilizers and liquid fertilizers, sale of other agricultural products, industrial and agricultural machinery, rental of agricultural equipment, as well as in fishing and seafood distribution activities. United Investments Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) 2016 Presentation

first_imgSanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 presentation For more information about Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke)  2016 presentation Company ProfileSanlam Kenya Plc (formerly Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Co. Ltd) is an insurance company which underwrites classes of short- and long-term insurance businesses in Kenya. The company offers services for ordinary life insurance, superannuation, general insurance and investments; providing individual life, group and general insurance products as well as investment management services. Sanlam Kenya underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, credit protection, education, retirement, mortgage protection and property protection. It also has expertise in financial planning and retirement fund management and offers solutions for investment and wealth management as well as diversified asset management solutions. Formerly known as Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Limited, the company changed its name to Sanlam Kenya Plc in 2016. The company is a subsidiary of Hubris Holdings Limited with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanlam Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Oil Refineries Limited deals in the production and distribution of edible crude oils, which includes the refinery, packaging and marketing of the finished products. The company also engages in the manufacturing of metal cans and plastic containers. Moroil operates through its subsidiaries, wholly owned Proton Limited, engaged in the rental services; Metal Can Manufacturers Limited, a metal containers manufacturer, in which it holds a 50.11% stake, as well as Pharmalab Plastic Supplies Limited, a plastic bottles manufacturer, in which the Company holds a 51.22% stake. The company has divided its activities into segments, which include oil products, metal cans and plastic containers, imported food products, and others. Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgIreland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileIreland Blyth Limited is a company based in Mauritius and operates as a subsidiary of Compagnie d’Investissement et de Développement Limitée, since its acquisition in 2016. The company has running activities in the sectors of commerce, engineering, financial services, logistics, aviation, shipping, retail, and seafood and marine where services in the distribution and marketing of products such as frozen foods, pharmaceuticals and wellness products, and medical equipment, as well as offers warehousing and logistics support services are provided. Ireland Blyth Limited also supplies industrial chemicals and equipment, as well as engages in crop protection, agriculture, and irrigation systems, the sale of construction and material handling equipment. The company also provides solutions for electrical installations, refrigeration equipment, power management systems, construction tools, abrasives, and building materials, as well as provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fit out solutions. Ireland Blyth Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgCustodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCustodian & Allied Insurance Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria offering insurance and reassurance solutions for life and non-life cover. The company has significant holdings in Custodian & Allied Insurance Limited, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, Custodian Trustees and Crusader Sterling Pensions Limited. Personal products and services cover motor vehicles, travel, boats and yachts, personal accident, home owners and personal all risks insurance. Business products range from insurance cover for motor vehicles, marine cargo and hull to fire/special perils, business interruption, occupiers liability and healthcare professional indemnity insurance. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) 2019 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw)  2019 presentation Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Medine Ltd (MSE.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgMedine Ltd (MSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Medine Ltd (MSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medine Ltd (MSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medine Ltd (MSE.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMedine Limited is involved in the agriculture, education, property, as well as leisure and hospitality activities. Through these segments, the company plants and mills sugar cane for the production of sugar and sugarcane by-products, generates and sells electricity through bagasse, offers provision landscaping and nursery services, produces vegetables and fruits, operates poultry farming, provides nursery, pre-primary, primary school, secondary school, higher education, and executive training services. Medine Limited also deals in property development activities, rental of office and commercial buildings, and other related land transactions. In addition, the company operates Casela World of Adventures park, Tamarina golf and spa boutique hotel, sports aquatics and recreation centre, a full-fledged sports, health, and leisure complex, Yemen lodge, Yemen Pavilion, as well as offers deer ranching and hunting services. Medine Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is the oldest publishing house and commercial printer in Zimbabwe with interests in print media, broadcasting and digital publishing. Known as ZimPapers, the company is the proprietor of Zimbabwe’s leading national and regional newspapers which includes nine newspaper titles, two magazines and one regional newspaper which is a joint venture with a Namibian publisher. Well-known newspapers in its product offering include The Herald, Chronicle, H-Metro and The Manica Post, aswell as two Sunday newspapers; The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News. Zimbabwe Newspapers has ventured into magazine and digital publishing with BH24 which is a prime daily business bulletin targeted at top business executives; and ZimTravel covers tourism in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. A corporate printing division produces books, labels, security documents, diaries and calendars, and an origination service. Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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How to create a passive income from dividend stocks

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! How to create a passive income from dividend stocks Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Dividend stocks are set to continue to offer a relatively attractive passive income. Low interest rates and the growth prospects of the global economy mean that dividend shares may produce higher income returns than other mainstream assets such as cash and bonds.As such, building a portfolio filled with income shares could be a shrewd move. Here are some key considerations which could make that process easier, and that may help you to enjoy a robust and growing passive income in the long run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…High and affordable yieldsObtaining high yields from dividend shares can make a major positive impact on your passive income. However, there is little point in buying high-yielding stocks that are unlikely to maintain their current level of payout.Therefore, it is imperative that you assess a company’s ability to make future dividend payments. This can be done through focusing on its balance sheet strength and calculating the proportion of its net profit that is paid out as a dividend.Through buying shares in companies with strong balance sheets, in terms of them having modest debt levels, and substantial headroom when making their dividend payments, you may be able to obtain a more resilient passive income.Track recordThe past decade has been a relatively strong period for the world economy and for the stock market. As a result, many companies have found it relatively easy to pay a rising dividend.However, history shows that recessions and bear markets occur fairly frequently. As such, checking whether a company was able to afford its dividend payments in past periods where its operating environment was more challenging could be a shrewd move.Mature companies with defensive characteristics may have a stronger track record of paying dividends during difficult economic periods. By contrast, cyclical growth stocks may have less impressive dividend payment histories. By focusing your capital on the former, rather than the latter, you could enjoy a more robust level of income.Growth potentialAs well as considering whether a company’s dividends are affordable, it is a good idea to determine if they can grow. This can be undertaken by analysing the prospects for earnings growth, as well as understanding what a company’s management team intends to do with excess capital. In some cases, they may wish to reinvest it for future growth, or make acquisitions. In other cases, they may seek to pay it to shareholders in the form of a rising dividend.A company with strong dividend growth may not only offer an increasing passive income. It could produce a rising share price. Investor sentiment towards dividend growth stocks can improve rapidly – especially in an era where interest rates could stay at low levels over the medium term. As such, considering a company’s potential to raise dividends may boost your portfolio’s valuation, as well as your level of income. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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These shares have dropped in the market crash! Time to buy?

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. These shares have dropped in the market crash! Time to buy? See all posts by T Sligo I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Enter Your Email Address T Sligo | Monday, 6th April, 2020 | More on: GAW GRG JD Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Investors hate uncertainty. This can be seen from stock prices drastically falling since February in the latest market crash.When the economy picks up again, the leisure and non-essential retail sectors could be a barren landscape. Companies that have long carried high levels of debt might have fallen by the wayside, leaving stronger businesses to make the most of a clearer field. That’s why leisure and discretionary retail are industries I think deserves more attention in these times. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Games WorkshopThe word ‘leisure’ may conjure up images of pubs, restaurants and cafés. But the games category is a huge part of the leisure sector too. And Games Workshop (LSE: GAW), the maker of the popular game Warhammer, could be a stock worth investigating.Recently, the shares were seen as a growth gem and were much-loved by UK investors.However, in the year-to-date, its stock price has slumped by approximately 30%, as investors anticipate the effect that temporary store closures will have on the group’s performance. Despite this drop, the Games Workshop share price has gained over 700% in the past five years, and at 20, its P/E ratio might look high. However, the business doesn’t require extensive capital, and I believe the company is well-protected against rivals.The business has also been generating a healthy profit, reporting £58.6m of pre-tax profit in its half-yearly results, which were released in January.Now could be a great opportunity to buy!GreggsGreggs (LSE: GRG) is another share that I loved before the coronavirus outbreak. Yes, it’s a food retailer, but its Steak Bakes are as much treats (albeit affordable ones) as essentials.The baker/food-to-go specialist, is loved for those Steak Bakes and its sausage rolls and made headlines with its vegan offerings. Investors supported its willingness to adapt to the times as much as its customers did, pushing the shares up by 45% in the past five years, despite a 36% drop in the last three months due to the market crash. This fall brings its P/E ratio down to 16.Regarding the coronavirus outbreak, the business has temporarily closed its shops, and won’t be paying its final dividend that was due in May. It has also stopped the programme of share purchases by its Employee Benefit Trust. Greggs hopes that these steps will avoid approximately £40m of cash outgoings this year.In 2019, like-for-like sales grew by 9.2% and profit increased by 27.2%, to £114.2m. If it can reach these numbers again, investors who buy now could be very happy.JD SportsJD Sports (LSE: JD) has suffered major disruption from the coronavirus outbreak, and has temporarily closed most of its stores in the UK, Europe and US. While the company is still selling its items online, this will only go some way towards mitigating these closures.The JD Sports share price has fallen by 50% in the past three months, bringing its P/E ratio down to 14.Prior to the crisis, the company had a strong balance sheet, with its FY19 results showing a 50% increase in revenue. Profit before tax for the group also increased by over 15%, to £339.9m.CEO Peter Cowgill has said the group is “confident that we will emerge from the current challenges in a strong position to resume our previous positive momentum.“With its previous record of profit growth, now might be the time to buy.last_img read more

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Stock market crash: I’d follow Warren Buffett and buy good-value shares to make a million

first_img Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Berkshire Hathaway (B shares) and recommends the following options: short September 2020 $200 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), long January 2021 $200 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), and short January 2021 $200 puts on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares). Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Stock market crash: I’d follow Warren Buffett and buy good-value shares to make a million Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The stock market crash has prompted many to hunt for cheap shares. But Warren Buffett – arguably the world’s greatest investor – is on record as saying: “Buying cheap businesses is foolish.”Indeed, he stopped buying cheap businesses almost 60 years ago. And he moved away from the so-called ‘cigar-butt’ style of investing that focused on ‘cheap’ and ignored ‘quality’. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Hunting for good value in the stock market crashThese days, Warren Buffett doesn’t muddle up ’good value’ with ‘cheap’. And he was very clear about that in his 1989 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. However, it’s true that he started off investing in purely cheap businesses. But his thinking started to evolve as long ago as 1965.Berkshire Hathaway itself was a ‘cheap’ investment that went wrong. He bought the failing textile business because the indicators made it look cheap on the numbers. But the entire sector was in decline and no amount of reinvestment, cost-saving or efficiency improvements could save it.Buffett reckons by the time he’d bought Berkshire Hathaway, he was becoming aware that the strategy of buying cheap was problematic. He said in that 1989 shareholder letter: “Unless you are a liquidator, that kind of approach to buying businesses is foolish.”  Indeed, buying Berkshire Hathaway marked the end of his original approach to investment based on buying cheap.  The only way he managed to save his entire investment from going down the tubes was to reinvest Berkshire Hathaway’s cash flow into better, unrelated businesses and other stocks. He stopped reinvesting in the textile operations and, in the end, closed them all down.Buffett’s cigar-butt approach to investing disappeared in its last puff of smoke almost six decades ago. And in the 2014 shareholder letter, he underlined the change, saying: “Forget what you know about buying fair businesses at wonderful prices; instead, buy wonderful businesses at fair prices.”Quality firstSo now he focuses on the quality of the business’s underlying shares. We can find initial indicators of quality by looking for high profit margins and decent returns against assets and capital employed. But I reckon relying purely on numbers is insufficient.My guess is Buffett spends a lot of time thinking about the opportunities a business has in its market niche. He also talks a lot about economic moats, meaning that a business must have a sustainable competitive advantage that cannot be easily eroded by competitors.To Warren Buffett, a wonderful business has all those quality attributes and when he’s found them he aims to buy their shares as cheaply as possible. In that way, he’s buying good value. Indeed, I reckon quality plus a fair price equals good value. And I’d follow Warren Buffett and buy good-value shares like that to make a million. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 9th August, 2020 See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

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Either I’ve gone crazy or the world has, but I’d keep buying these cheap shares!

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The much-feared ‘October curse’ has struck again, with shares diving on both sides of the Atlantic before Halloween. This has been the worst week for the UK and US stock markets since the darkest days of March. The FTSE 100 index lost 280 points (4.8%) to close at 5,577.27 points on Friday. With the US presidential election due next Tuesday, the S&P 500 is even more volatile, down 215 points (6.2%) this week. For pessimists, this has been a grim week. But for optimistic value investors (including me), lower prices make cheap shares even more compelling buys.Buying cheap shares has been terrible in 2020As I watch the prices of cheap shares in great businesses descend into the depths, I wonder if I’ve gone crazy and lost the plot. After all, my strategy of buying and holding cheap shares in quality companies for the long term has lately produced unimpressive returns. Indeed, value investing has had a terrible 2020 — and that’s  on top of a poor decade since the global financial crisis ended in 2009. Incredibly, value investing is enduring its worst performance period in almost 200 years, according to this recent report. This is partly due to investors embracing shares in fast-growing mega-cap US tech firms, while shunning ‘old world’ businesses such as banks, oil & gas, and tobacco companies.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A nasty year for NatWestOne week ago, I wrote about NatWest Group (LSE: NWG). Since July, this is the new name for the Royal Bank of Scotland. Alas, this change hasn’t stopped these cheap shares from tanking. On Friday, NatWest stock closed at 124.2p, up 7p (6%) on the day, but only 1.1% ahead for the week. I expected more from it this week (see below), but it may have been held back by a weak market.Overall, it’s been a tough 2020 for NatWest shares, which have almost halved, having collapsed 48.3% in 10 months. At its 52-week high just before Christmas, NatWest stock closed at 265p on 13 December. Today, the ‘Big Four’ banks’ market value is £14.2bn, down over £16bn from its 2019 peak.I still think NWG is a cheap FTSE 100 stockDuring the Covid-19 spring panic, NatWest’s share price collapsed to 101.75p on 3 April, before rebounding to hit 137.35p on 5 June. Over the past five months, the stock has zigzagged along, before plunging to a fresh low of 90.54p on 21 September. At this point, these cheap shares were even cheaper than chips.On Friday, NatWest released an improved set of quarterly results that beat the most optimistic analysts’ forecasts. In Q3, it booked a pre-tax profit of £355m, versus a £1.3bn loss in Q2. This was driven by provisions for loan losses, which plunged to £254m from £2.1bn in Q2. As a result, the bank’s Common Equity Tier one (CET1) ratio — a measure of financial strength — climbed to 18.2%. This leaves NatWest with £8bn of excess capital, suggests one analyst.Today, the NatWest share price stands more than a third (37%) above its September bottom. Even so, I believe that this stock is still deep in the ‘cheap shares’ bargain bin. NatWest’s excess capital should cushion it from further losses from being the #1 lender to small businesses. And, when it restarts dividends in 2021, as it should do, NatWest’s stock should soar. That’s why I would buy these cheap shares today, ideally inside a tax-free ISA, to bank future capital gains and tasty dividends! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Either I’ve gone crazy or the world has, but I’d keep buying these cheap shares! 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Royal Mail shares are at a 2-year high. What would I do now?

first_img Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Royal Mail shares are at a 2-year high. What would I do now? Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Stuart Blair | Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 | More on: RMG center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) share price has been on a downward spiral since May 2018. This has been due to both a lack of modernisation and most recently, the devastating effects of the pandemic. But since hitting lows of 125p in March, the FTSE 250 stock has seen steady gains. This means that it is currently priced at around 325p and is at its highest price since November 2018. These gains have mainly been driven by strong performance in the parcel sector and plans to modernise the business. Is it therefore a good opportunity to buy Royal Mail shares or are they now far too expensive?A strong trading updateAlthough the company did still make an operating loss of £20m for the half year ended 27 September 2020, there were a number of positives. For example, the growth in online shopping and delivery of parcels during the pandemic led to revenue growth of nearly 10%. This shows that the group can still grow, despite the challenging economic conditions.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Another extremely positive aspect for the group was the performance of its subsidiary, GLS. This saw revenues rise 22%, and adjusted operating profits reach £166m, up from £90m the year before. This helped offset many of the losses in the UK business and is therefore a major selling point of the company.As such, there is some optimism around Royal Mail shares at the moment, and since the trading update, shares have risen around 20%. Of course, this has coincided with the general upturn in the market, but it’s positive news, nonetheless.A change in direction?One of the main things holding back the stock over the past few years has been the performance of its UK operations. At the moment, the company relies on expensive manual labour to sort items. Any attempts to modernise have also encountered stiff resistance from trade unions. Another issue is the significant decline in letter volumes over the past few years, which has placed a strain on the Royal Mail share price. Letter volumes are also likely to continue decreasing over the next few years.In order to address these problems, the delivery service has committed to two automated parcel hubs in the North West and the Midlands. This should greatly increase the efficiency of the service. Secondly, the company has also launched its own pick-up service, to capitalise on the rise in e-commerce. Although this is a crowded business, it still makes sense due to both the popularity of online shopping and the declining importance of letters.Would I buy Royal Mail shares?Although it has dealt fairly well with the pandemic, and there are development plans in place, I’m still not convinced with this stock. This is because it’s in need of major changes to return the UK business to profitability. As such, the current changes are too slow, and will allow other delivery businesses to take more market share. Opposition from trade unions may also hinder growth. For these reasons, I’m looking elsewhere. Image source: Getty Images There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! See all posts by Stuart Blairlast_img read more

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2 of my favourite UK shares for 2021 that I think could TREBLE my money!

first_img There’s plenty of pitfalls that threaten to dog the global economic recovery in 2021. Delays to the mass-rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine would hurt a rebound in corporate profits and, by extension, any new stock market rally.At the same time, an economically-disruptive Brexit process and ongoing trade wars elsewhere threaten the performance and the profitability of UK shares over the coming 12 months too.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…IN The short-to-medium-term, economic outlook might be as clear a mud. But it isn’t stemming my excitement for UK shares. I’ve continued to invest using my Stocks and Shares ISA in 2020, even as the Covid-19 crisis has rolled on. And I plan to keep building my shares portfolio in 2021 too.I know I might not see the value of my investments soar next year. But I know the UK shares I’ve bought will rise strongly over the longer term from their recent lows. And by buying stocks at today’s prices I can maximise my returns during the new bull market.2 top UK shares on my radarRemember that the FTSE 100 doubled in value 10 years on from the 2008/2009 banking crisis. The FTSE 250 more than trebled during that time too. Here are two top UK shares I reckon could soar over the next decade and make me a fortune in the process!#1: Bank of Georgia GroupWhen it comes to investing in emerging markets share pickers usually think of Asia, Africa or Latin America. It’s a shame as there are pockets elsewhere that could deliver excellent investor returns. And this is where the Bank of Georgia Group (LSE: BGEO) comes in.Sure, the tourism-dependent Eurasian nation’s economy took a whack in 2020 as Covid-19 prompted smashed international travel. It’s reckoned Georgian GDP will begin recovering in 2021 though, starting with a 3.5% rebound (according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development).Georgia’s economy was growing by around 5% a year before the coronavirus outbreak. There’s no reason to expect it won’t to return to these excellent rates of growth either, helped by ongoing structural and economic reforms. And investing in Bank of Georgia is a great way to go about this. Today, the business trades on a rock-bottom forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5 times while sporting a 6.2% dividend yield.#2: CVS GroupI think CVS Group is another great value buy for UK share investors too. City brokers reckon earnings at the veterinary services group will surge 34% in the fiscal year to June 2021. This leaves it trading on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) multiple of just 0.7.CVS Group is a brilliant pick for these uncertain times. The essential nature of its services mean the number of animals it sees at its surgeries will remain stable, whatever happens. Indeed, like-for-like sales rose 5.1% during the four months to October. And the business continues investing heavily via acquisitions to turbocharge profits growth too, having added four new sites to its estate in November alone. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild owns shares of CVS Group. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 | More on: BGEO Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 2 of my favourite UK shares for 2021 that I think could TREBLE my money! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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5 FTSE 100 UK shares I’d buy for 2021

first_img5 FTSE 100 UK shares I’d buy for 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended B&M European Value. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 14th December, 2020 Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Many investors are currently avoiding UK shares. I think this is a huge mistake. In my opinion, there’s a whole range of blue-chip stocks in the FTSE 100 that appear undervalued.I reckon these stocks could produce large total returns for their shareholders in the years ahead. As the UK economy recovers from the pandemic, they may be able to capitalise on the recovery. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 UK shares for 2021 B&M European Value has seen sales and earnings jump this year. I don’t think this is a one-off. The company has been steadily grabbing market share in the retail sector for years. Customers appear to love the group’s no-frills, low-cost offering. And as long as management follows its tried and tested playbook of keeping costs and prices low, I reckon B&M will continue to report growth in the years ahead. Another retailer I’d buy in a basket of FTSE 100 UK shares in 2021 is Kingfisher. I think it’s fair to say the company’s management wasn’t expecting the success the owner of B&Q has seen this year. Consumers were queueing up to visit the group’s hardware stores when they reopened. Demand has continued to remain high.The surging housing market has buoyed sales at B&Q. With the stamp duty cut set to remain in place until the end of March, I think the rising demand will allow Kingfisher to continue to perform ahead of expectations well into 2021. On the same note, I’m also excited about the outlook for FTSE 100 homebuilder Persimmon. Rising property prices and limited supply of affordable homes suggest this business may continue to see increasing sales and profits.Renewable energy My research suggests Johnson Matthey may be one of the best UK shares to buy for the renewable energy revolution. The company is one of the leading authorities on battery and hydrogen technology. These two essential technologies will be critical in developing the world’s energy storage infrastructure over the next few years. This FTSE 100 firm is a leader in other sectors as well. Its vast product portfolio and experience in working with speciality chemicals may allow it to continue to grow year after year. No matter if investors are interested in renewable energy or not, Johnson Matthey appears to have something for everyone. Finally, one of the UK shares that look set to benefit from the ever-growing demand for e-commerce is Mondi. The paper and packing company has profited from the sector’s growth over the past few years but, as 2020 has shown, e-commerce is still in its infancy. The market is projected to grow at a double-digit rate in 2020, providing a sound financial base from which to grow well into the next decade.As one of the few large paper and packing companies in the country, Mondi should be able to profit substantially from this growth, in my opinion. last_img read more

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How I’d invest £300 a month to earn a passive income

first_img Enter Your Email Address Harshil Patel owns units in Fundsmith Equity Fund. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Stock market investors can create a passive income starting with relatively modest amounts and investing for the long term. It’s possible to set up an automated investment process that is simple to understand and that has a high probability of success over the long run. However, returns are never certain. So, as an investor I try to mitigate risks by diversifying my investments.History shows that the long-run average annual return on the S&P 500 index is around 10%. This is despite several wars, the great depression of the 1920s, and the 2008 global financial crisis. Although future returns are not guaranteed, the long history of the S&P 500 can provide some guidance to past returns.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Start early for a bigger passive incomeBy investing £300 a month in an index tracker or diversified fund, it’s possible to build a substantial pot with enough time. The key is to start investing early. The earlier an investor starts, the more time investments have to compound.For example, a 25 year-old investor who invests £300 per month in an S&P 500 index tracker for 30 years could build a pot of £678,000. This assumes a long-run average annual return of 10%. In the investment management industry, a widely used annual withdrawal rate is 4%. This is an estimation of how much an investor could withdraw without running out of money. So, in this example, the investor could receive a passive income of £27,000 per year.This method of investing can provide a passive income for this investor by the age of 55. Now, if the investor starts investing 10 years later, at the age of 35 instead, the total investment pot could grow to £228,000. Again, this assumes an average return of 10%. This is not guaranteed and the total investment could be lower if the average return was lower. At a 4% withdrawal rate, this smaller pot would provide the investor a much lower passive income of £9,120.The lesson from this example is to start investing as early as possible. It could significantly boost your passive income in later years.Regular investments can smooth volatilityAt times of crisis, investors have been known to panic. The 2020 Covid-19 crash is a recent example of investor panic and uncertainty. In February and March 2020, the S&P 500 index fell by approximately 35% from peak to trough.At the time, there was much uncertainty about the effects of the coronavirus on the economy and companies. Such moments can be excellent opportunities to buy cheaper stocks. Of course, there’s a risk that cheap stocks can decline further. So, instead of trying to time the market, I’d set up a regular monthly investment plan. As the old investment adage goes: “Time in the market beats timing the market”. Trying to time the market can be a costly mistake for many investors, in my opinion. Instead, I think greater passive income can be achieved by holding good quality stocks for a long time.An alternative to investing in the S&P 500 index is to choose a good quality global fund or investment trust. I particularly like Fundsmith Equity fund. It is a concentrated and global fund focused on long-term investing in high-quality companies. Image source: Getty Images Harshil Patel | Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 How I’d invest £300 a month to earn a passive income Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Harshil Patel I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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Has the new bull market arrived? A US share I’d buy and aim to hold ‘til 2030

first_imgHas the new bull market arrived? A US share I’d buy and aim to hold ‘til 2030 Royston Wild | Monday, 15th February, 2021 | More on: APTV Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Royston Wild Could we finally be on the cusp of a new bull market for UK and US shares? The successful rollout of Covid-19 vaccines (especially in Britain) is giving investor confidence a bump in start-of-week trading. This is boosting hopes that the global economy will experience a robust rebound in the second half of 2021.Global share markets are also rising on signs that central banks and governments the world over will keep printing money to aid the recovery. There are clearly reasons, then, for stock investors to be optimistic on this slightly-less-chilly Monday morning. But it’s too early to say that the new bull market has begun in earnest, in my opinion.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The UK share price rally that kicked off in early 2021 evaporated as quickly as it began. And the factors that forced the last rally to fizzle out — namely the emergence of Covid-19 variants and Brexit-related concerns — remain very much in play in mid-February.Electric dreamsAptiv (NYSE: APTV) is a US share I think can deliver big profits in 2021 whatever happens to the broader global economy. In fact, I’d buy this US share with the aim of holding it for at least a decade.Not even a colossal economic downturn could derail rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs) last year. In Britain alone, a whopping 108,000 EVs rolled out of showrooms in 2020, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This was up more than 180% from 2019 levels. And this bodes well for companies that make these new-age vehicles, the components to get them rolling, and the infrastructure to power them up like Aptiv.This particular US share provides the architecture that makes cars safer, greener, and better connected. There’s another reason why I like this auto specialist too. It’s an expert in the field of autonomous cars, another hot growth market for this new decade.A top US growth share? EV sales could take a hit if governments pull financial incentives for the purchase of low-carbon vehicles, or make them less generous. The Covid-19 crisis is putting huge strain on government spending all over the globe. And this could hit green schemes like this, too, which could in turn reduce demand for Aptiv’s products. Rising investment in hydrogen poses a long-term risk to EVs as well.Things are looking good for the moment, however. Indeed, global car manufacturers are boosting spending on EVs as they leave fossil fuel-powered vehicles behind. Today Jaguar Land Rover announced that luxury brand Jaguar will become an all-electric manufacturer from 2025.City analysts reckon Aptiv’s earnings will soar 113% in 2021. They believe, too, that annual earnings will rise an extra 32% next year. These projections leave the company trading on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 40 times. This reading is toppy on paper and is certainly not guaranteed. But I think it’s a reading that’s a fair reflection of the US share’s bright long-term earnings outlook. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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