Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgBychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBychemex Limited is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac & Co. Limited and specialises in the manufacturing and sale of specialized chemical products and auxiliaries for the textile industry in Mauritius. Bychemex Limited handles its operations through the segments of textile auxiliaries, bleaching and dyeing chemicals, and scouring chemicals, where the company produces detergents, wetting agents, anti-crease agents, sequestrates, dispersants, and softeners, hydrogen peroxide, brine solution and caustic solutions. Bychemex Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

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Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgCarbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCarbacid (CO²) Investments Plc is a leading producer of natural food grade carbon dioxide in East Africa. The company extracts carbon dioxide gas from natural underground reservoirs which are purified on site to produce natural, certified food grade (99.99% purity) for use in carbonate water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The CO² is Halaal certified. Compressed carbon dioxide sold by Carbacid Investments Limited is used by the industry sector for MIG welding and applications for fire extinguishers. Formerly a sub-division of BEA Sawmills Limited, the company was founded in 1975 through various mergers and acquisitions and renamed Carbacid Investments Limited. It supplies major drinks bottlers and breweries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Somaliland, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and Burundi. Carbacid Investments Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Here’s one of the secrets of Warren Buffett’s success and how you can have it too

first_imgHere’s one of the secrets of Warren Buffett’s success and how you can have it too Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 29th December, 2019 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. 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: long January 2021 $200 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), short January 2021 $200 puts on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), and short January 2020 $220 calls 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Kevin Godbold 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! US-based billionaire investor Warren Buffett is well known for buying shares linked to high-quality businesses and then holding them for the long term.In his 2018 report to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway – the conglomerate he controls — he refers to his shareholdings as “an assembly of companies that we partly own.”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…And he owns them because, when equally weighted and averaged, they are earning around 20% annually on their net tangible equity capital, and doing so “without employing excessive levels of debt.” In for the long haulGreat businesses like that are hard to find, so Buffett won’t let the opinions of Wall Street analysts, the actions of the Federal Reserve, political developments, or forecasts by economists shake him out of the stocks. In other words, he ignores everyone and everything except what’s going on in the businesses he part-owns.He tries not to pay too much money for a stock and reckons that “over time, investment performance converges with business performance.” But he also thinks investing in businesses in America gives him a powerful tailwind.Astonishing returns from AmericaBuffett made his first investment in the stock market in 1942. But if he’d been able to put his money in an S&P 500 index tracker fund with no fees back then, and reinvested all the dividends along the way, he reckons he would have seen a gain of around 528,711% by January 2019. That kind of return would have turned a $200 investment into just over $1m.The S&P 500 has achieved an annualised return over the period of 11.8%, and I find it astonishing just how large a sum that can compound into over time. But if a 1% annual fee had been paid to fund managers and others along the way, reducing the annualised return to 10.8%, the final sum would have been around half, at $0.5m or so.Indeed, little differences in the annualised returns we compound make big differences to our eventual pot of money in the long run.How to get involvedMeanwhile, despite his share-picking prowess, Buffett reckons much of his investing success is down to what he calls ‘The American Tailwind’, athough he does acknowledge that other countries have bright prospects as well. And I reckon the UK is one of those dynamic countries worth a closer look.It’s easy to get involved in the stock markets of the world these days by investing in low-cost, passive index tracker funds, such as those following the fortunes of the S&P 500 or the FTSE 250, or many others. And if you choose the accumulation version of the tracker fund, the dividends will automatically be reinvested for you, giving you a shot at compounding the kinds of returns Buffett worked out the S&P 500 delivered over his investing lifetime. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 shares to capitalise on the stock market crash

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The FTSE 100’s near-term prospects may be risky. But its long-term reward potential appears to be high. History has shown that buying high-quality companies during an economic downturn can lead to impressive capital gains for investors. After all, bull market have always followed bear markets since the FTSE 100’s inception in 1984.As such, buying FTSE 100 shares today could be a better idea than purchasing Bitcoin. The virtual currency lacks fundamentals and also has a significant number of risks that could limit its capital growth potential.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…CyclicalityThe FTSE 100’s recent crash has been faster and more pronounced than many of its previous downturns. However, the index has a history of cyclicality. In other words, its growth has been interrupted on several occasions since inception by short periods of severe declines. Yes, they have been painful for investors in the short run. But the index has always gone on to recover from them.Buying during the FTSE 100’s bear markets has been a sound means of generating high returns in the past. Investors have purchased financially sound businesses that have been able to overcome the economic challenges faced in the short run. And those investors have generally been in a strong position to prosper from the index’s subsequent recovery.Therefore, adopting a similar strategy at the present time could be a shrewd move. Investors may be able to buy high-quality assets while they trade on low valuations, and profit from their recovery.Fundamental focusAs mentioned, purchasing stocks that can overcome short-term challenges to grow their bottom lines in the long run is a key component of buying shares during market downturns. Companies with weak balance sheets, for example, may find it difficult to survive a period of slower sales growth.Fortunately, FTSE 100 shares have detailed accounts and updates that provide investors with guidance as to whether they are likely to survive an economic downturn. Furthermore, investors can gauge whether a stock offers good value for money by assessing data such as its price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio and comparing it to previous levels.By contrast, it is not possible to gauge whether Bitcoin offers good value for money at the present time. Its price is solely determined by investor sentiment. As such, new investors do not know whether its current price reflects good value for money. Furthermore, risks such as its limited size and the potential for regulatory change may lead to a more challenging outlook for the virtual currency than many investors currently anticipate.Buying opportunitiesTherefore, the FTSE 100’s recent decline could present an excellent buying opportunity for long-term investors. Through buying a diverse range of strong businesses at low prices, you could generate high returns with lower levels of risk than assets such as Bitcoin. This may lead to an improvement in your financial outlook. See all posts by Peter Stephens Image source: Getty Images Peter Stephens 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Monday, 6th April, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE center_img 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. Enter Your Email Address Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 shares to capitalise on the stock market crash 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.last_img read more

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Forget Tesco! I’d rather buy other FTSE 100 dividend stocks

first_img Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 | More on: TSCO 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. 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 claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wild Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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.center_img Forget Tesco! I’d rather buy other FTSE 100 dividend stocks “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. If you’re looking for safe-haven stocks today, then buying into companies that are involved in the production, distribution and sale of food is largely a good idea. But is buying shares in Tesco (LSE: TSCO) a good idea?On Wednesday Britain’s biggest supermarket chain advised that it’ll take a hit of between £650m and £925m as a result of the pandemic. It blamed “significant cost increases in payroll, distribution and store expenses”as the reason behind the big bill.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…While the panic-buying at the start of the crisis has mostly subsided, outgoing chief executive Dave Lewis commented that “there are [still] significant extra costs in feeding the nation at the moment.”Tesco under pressureThe UK’s supermarkets witnessed a boom in demand at the start of the crisis as stockpiling fever gripped the nation. Tesco saw sales leap 30% in the first few weeks of the crisis. It understandably caused significant problems for its supply chain though.Sure, the FTSE 100 firm might be over the worst of the supply crisis. But there remain a number of other problems that it is suffering from. Its Booker wholesale division has been struck by “a weak market in both the wholesale and catering sectors”as restaurants, pubs and a wide array of other leisure facilities have had to shutter operations.It also faces the problem of its stores only being half-filled due to social distancing requirements. Tesco doesn’t have much capacity to make up for lost sales through its online division, either. It admits that 85% to 90% of all food bought will require a trip to one of its stores.On top of this, Tesco has had to recruit 45,000 new staff members because of what it describes as a “significant absence” of existing workers. With Covid-19 infections continuing to rise, it looks like the business will have to keep on recruiting too.Long-term questionsThe supermarket’s troubles are deep and numerous. It’s no wonder that it advised today that “it would not be prudent to provide financial guidance for 2020/21.”Despite its current travails though, could Tesco still be considered a sound long-term buy? Again, food retailing is one of those industries that will be around until the end of days. And as the country’s largest grocer, this Footsie share is in great shape to ride this trend, right?I’m not convinced. I worry about the impact that rising competition (particularly from the likes of discounters Aldi and Lidl) for its physical stores poses. It’s likely that the fragmentation of the grocery market will begin to grow for its online business too, as new players emerge and existing internet retailers ramp up their operations.Tesco’s forward P/E ratio of around 12 times makes it cheap on paper. But it’s still a share that carries too much risk for my liking. I’d much rather buy other Footsie-quoted shares instead. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Have UK bank stocks like Lloyds and RBS become uninvestable?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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.center_img 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. The world changed for UK banks after the great financial crisis (GFC) of 2008–09. The taxpayer bailouts of Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) and Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS), and regulatory changes to guard against it happening again, meant investors had to reassess the prospects and future returns of UK bank stocks.Optimists concluded banks would become safe, utility-like stocks, delivering reliable dividend income. Pessimists concluded the wider responses of governments and central banks to the GFC made the banking sector uninvestable. Here, I’ll discuss these views, and what they might mean for investors in Lloyds and RBS today.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…Utility-like UK bank stocksTen years on from the GFC, Lloyds and RBS finally looked in decent shape. They’d largely paid their penalties for past misconduct. They’d built up the capital buffers required by regulators, and absorbed myriad new compliance costs. They were comfortably passing the Bank of England’s stress tests.Finally, they were profitable again, and had dividend policies they believed were progressive and sustainable. Investors who’d backed them to become safe, utility-like stocks were chuffed.Cyclicality and leverageThe Covid-19 pandemic has put paid to bank dividends for now at the behest of the regulator. In contrast, utilities regulators have made no such demands on the companies they oversee.It’s a reminder that bank stocks can never be quite utility-like. They’ll always be highly geared to the economy. Furthermore, their inherent leverage will always make them riskier than utilities in times of stress. Lloyds and RBS last year had financial leverage of 17.5 times and 16.6 times. For the UK’s three biggest utilities, National Grid, SSE, and United Utilities, leverage was 3.3, 4.3, and 4.2 times.The way I see it, Lloyds and RBS offer a safe, utility-like return when times are good, but higher dividend and financial risk when times are bad.UK bank stocks: another bailout?I’ll put the pessimistic view that the banking sector became uninvestable post-GFC as briefly as I can. The slashing of interest rates, and programmes of massive quantitative easing were a recipe for a bigger crash further down the line. They would artificially inflate asset prices (everything from property to equities), and at the same time allow personal, corporate, and government debt to rise to dangerous and unprecedented levels.The evolution of the post-GFS ’emergency’ unconventional monetary policies into a new norm only hardened the pessimists’ view that what we had was a growing ‘everything bubble’ looking for a pin. When it found it, a collapse in asset values would see banks crash harder than in the GFC. Hello even bigger bailouts and shareholder dilution!Bottom lineI don’t dismiss the big-picture view of the pessimists. Nor the view of Sir John Vickers, one of the architects of the post-GFC banking regime. He’s said in recent years leverage at banks remains “dangerously high.” And he’s questioned the adequacy of capital buffers, and the efficacy of stress tests. He recently told the BBC: “I am not predicting it’s all going to collapse but there are greater risks than there needed to be.”On balance, I’m not convinced a generous stream of dividend income from Lloyds and RBS in the good times is sufficient recompense for the potential risks I see currently facing them. As such, I’m personally avoiding these stocks right now. Have UK bank stocks like Lloyds and RBS become uninvestable? G A Chester | Monday, 1st June, 2020 | More on: LLOY NWG See all posts by G A Chester Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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Forget gold and Bitcoin. I’d buy these 2 cheap UK shares now in an ISA for the new bull market

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Peter Stephens Cheap UK shares have made strong gains in the past two weeks. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have surged higher as a result of improving investor sentiment in response to positive news regarding a coronavirus vaccine.Clearly, their performance still lags gold and Bitcoin’s price rises in 2020. However, their low prices and improving long-term prospects could make them more attractive investments than the precious metal and virtual currency.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…With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 shares that appear to offer good value for money even after their strong gains over the past two weeks. I think they could continue to rise in a new bull market.Improving outlook relative to other cheap UK sharesTesco (LSE: TSCO) could offer improving performance relative to other cheap UK shares, I feel. The company has recorded a 10% rise in its share price in the past two weeks. Yet it trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 13.5.This suggests to me that it offers a wide margin of safety, since the retailer is forecast to post double-digit profit growth over the medium term. Key reasons for this could be its position as the UK’s main online grocery retailer. And its capacity to become more efficient through increased innovation could count too.Tesco’s growing profitability is expected to lead to a rising dividend. The company is forecast to yield 4% next year from a dividend that is covered almost twice by net profit. This suggests that it is affordable, and could rise at a brisk pace over the long run.While consumer confidence could remain weak over the short run, Tesco appears to offer good value for money relative to other cheap UK shares.FTSE 100 outperformance at a reasonable pricePersimmon (LSE: PSN) could also outperform other cheap UK shares in the long run, I believe. The company’s P/E ratio of 12.8 may undervalue its prospects. After all, it is forecast to post an 8% rise in net profit next year.The company’s recent updates have shown that demand for new homes has been robust even with an uncertain economic outlook. Its solid balance sheet could mean that it is in a strong position to survive a period of weaker sales, should factors such as increasing unemployment hit demand for new homes.Persimmon’s share price has moved 20% higher in the past two weeks. However, it could make further gains within a diverse portfolio of cheap UK shares. Its investment in improving customer satisfaction scores seems to be paying off, with it trending among industry highs during the course of 2020.Clearly, risks such as a weak economic outlook and changes to government housing measures may limit its near-term prospects. However, its long-term performance relative to the FTSE 100 could be positive, as low interest rates provide support to the UK housing industry. Enter Your Email Address 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!center_img 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. Peter Stephens owns shares of Persimmon and Tesco. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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 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. Peter Stephens | Friday, 13th November, 2020 | More on: PSN TSCO Forget gold and Bitcoin. I’d buy these 2 cheap UK shares now in an ISA for the new bull market 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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5 top UK shares I’d buy now in a Stocks and Shares ISA and hold forever

first_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. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 9th January, 2021 Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Investing in UK shares via a Stocks and Shares ISA is a logical means of capitalising on the stock market’s future growth prospects. ISAs offer tax advantages, since no tax is levied on any capital gains or dividends received through them. Similarly, they’ve no withdrawal penalties, and are cheap and simple to set up.With many UK stocks offering long-term growth potential, now could be an opportune moment to add them to an ISA. Here are five such companies that may have brighter futures than the stock market is anticipating.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…UK shares with uncertain near-term futuresSome UK shares face uncertain near-term futures that could make them attractive buys for long-term investors. For example, companies such as easyJet and Standard Chartered face challenging operating conditions caused by the economic impact of coronavirus. This is likely to have been behind their 45% and 27% respective share price declines in the past year.However, with easyJet having strengthened its financial position and Standard Chartered having exposure to economies with long-term growth potential, they may deliver stock price recoveries. Although further volatility could be ahead, many of their risks may already be factored into their low prices.Housebuilding opportunities in the FTSE 350Housebuilders such as Berkeley and Bellway could also offer improving performances relative to other UK shares in the coming years. They’ve experienced disruption from lockdown measures put in place at various times in the last year. They may also experience a dip in demand for new homes, since a weak UK economic outlook could limit improvements in consumer confidence.However, their solid balance sheets and low interest rates may offer support during an uncertain period for the housebuilding industry. The sector’s past performance shows it has always recovered from its various downturns in previous decades. Although the current crisis may be more extreme than other challenging periods, investors may be able to capitalise on sustained high demand for new homes as the economy recovers.Dividend opportunities in a period of low interest ratesInvesting in UK shares with high yields could also be a sound move right now. Dividend shares could become increasingly popular in the coming years as a result of low interest rates pushing income investors away from assets such as cash and bonds.United Utilities currently has a dividend yield of 4.7%. The company’s dividend growth rate could be at risk from regulatory issues. But its high yield relative to other FTSE 100 shares suggests that this may be factored in by investors.Since the company has a defensive business model, its share price may also gain ground in what is an uncertain period for the UK economy. This could increase demand for its shares and lead to an impressive total return. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Standard Chartered. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. 5 top UK shares I’d buy now in a Stocks and Shares ISA and hold forever See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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Should I buy the Lloyds Bank share after its 30% price increase?

first_imgShould I buy the Lloyds Bank share after its 30% price increase? Manika Premsingh | Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 | More on: LLOY See all posts by Manika Premsingh Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) has made sharp gains in the past few months. On average, the Lloyds Bank share price is up more than 30% since October. It’s also among the biggest FTSE 100 gainers today, indicating that the worst may be over for the long-languishing financial services stock. Three reasons the LLOY share price can riseI think there are also plenty of reasons why its share price can rise in the foreseeable future. 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…For one, there’s now light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel. Investors are bullish now it’s widely believed that it’s only a matter of time before life goes back to normal. In fact, the wider stock market rally alone can continue to drive up share prices of individual stocks like LLOY. Two, the Lloyds Bank, like other FTSE 100 counterparts, can start paying dividends now. And they are unlikely to face disruption again. The Bank of England has just said that barring banks from dividend payouts last year was a particular situation. Income investors can be encouraged by this.Three, the bank’s prospects look good too. According to The Financial Times, analysts expect improvement in LLOY’s financials. On average, they also expect the share price to rise slightly from its current levels. Going by the fact that its share price is still much lower than pre-crisis levels, I think there’s even more reason to believe that the upturn will continue. Two reasons to be cautiousBut there are also reasons for caution. I had detailed some of them in my article on LLOY last week. Risks from the national lockdown and Brexit are high, in my view. They can diminish the economic outlook and, relatedly, the bank’s prospects for 2021. Also, its long-term share price history inspires little confidence. If it were more obvious that things would improve in 2021, I could feel confident about the Lloyds Bank share. But not right now. What I’d do nextSo what wins on balance? The bulls or the bears?There’s no denying that LLOY is a very popular stock among investors. I think long-term income investors, who are focused only on the income aspect of the stock, might be one set that find it attractive. Those who buy now will probably get a higher dividend yield from an investment in LLOY, as the price will quite likely rise at least a bit when dividends kick in.I’m not that investor, however. I do like both capital growth and income and in that department the Lloyds Bank share leaves me wanting. Many other FTSE 100 stocks offer the option of both growth and income. One example is the utility provider Severn Trent, which I wrote about in some detail yesterday. Besides, right now, I don’t even know the dividend amount LLOY will finally decide on and whether it will be competitive. I’ll wait at least until the lockdown lifts to get a clearer understanding of the economic environment before I consider buying the Lloyds bank share.  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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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” 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! 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. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

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I’d forget the Rolls-Royce share price! This FTSE 100 stock is one of my top picks

first_imgI’d forget the Rolls-Royce share price! This FTSE 100 stock is one of my top picks Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Jabran Khan | Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 | More on: JET RR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. See all posts by Jabran Khancenter_img 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. 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. The Rolls Royce (LSE:RR) share price plummeted further in 2020. Much has been written about the FTSE 100 aero-engine manufacturer and its investment viability for the future.Rolls-Royce share price woesThe Covid-19 pandemic and economic downturn deepened Rolls-Royce’s woes. With restrictions on travel, the aviation industry has plunged into ruin, in turn affecting the aero-engine arm of RR’s business, which is its primary earner. RR has been struggling with increasing debt, and at the back end of 2020 announced a rights issue to generate cash flow. It also announced 1,400 jobs would be cut from its aerospace division. We are currently in a third lockdown and despite a vaccine being rolled out I am not confident of RR’s recovery prospects just yet. 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 Rolls-Royce share price fell more than 50% overall in 2020. At current levels, RR shares can be picked up for close to 100p per share. Forecasted net debt for the end of 2020 stood close to £3.5bn and this is a major concern for me. It is reported that the aviation industry may need the next half a decade to recover from the 2020 downturn. If you couple that slow recovery and RR’s debt levels, I would rather invest my hard earned money elsewhere for a chance of a better return quicker.FTSE 100 opportunityJust Eat (LSE:JET) has benefitted from the pandemic and lockdowns which have forced many to stay indoors. Prior to the pandemic, it is reported that between 2008 and 2018 there was an increase of over 500% in UK food orders made online. Between 2011 and 2018, Just Eat saw orders increase from 13.9m to 221m, an increase of almost 1,500%.Online takeaway is not a new business but JET has strategically navigated atop a tricky industry with many players. Just Eat has consistently invested heavily in its delivery network and technology capabilities to fend off competitors. In addition to that it has regularly made shrewd acquisitions. Forbes estimates the food delivery industry could be worth a staggering $200bn by 2025 and is thriving. This is unlike the aviation industry which is currently crushing the Rolls-Royce share price.Impressive results and my verdictJET released a Q4 trading update last week. The fourth quarter marked a third consecutive quarter of growth and order growth of 58% in the UK alone. Delivery orders increased nearly five-fold compared to the same period in 2019. JET expects an over-50% increase in revenue for the year.JET shares are currently trading at close to 7,900p per share. This is a 43% increase from the market crash bottom of 5,500p back in March 2020. It has recovered well and I believe this trend will continue. Analysts believe JE will record earnings growth of nearly 25% in 2021 and profits will be close to double too.I would rather invest my cash in JET shares and forget about the Rolls-Royce share price. I’m confident that JET will thrive post-pandemic too. It has a great track record of acquisitions and has a worldwide reach operating in many countries. It also continues to invest heavily in operations aside from acquisitions, which bodes well in my opinion. Jabran Khan has no position in any 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surgelast_img read more

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