MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgMFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMFD Group Limited specialises in the provision of logistics, warehousing and distribution facilities in the Mauritius Freeport zone and internationally. Amongst the services provided by the company, are freight forwarding, customs clearing, dry and cold warehousing, industrial warehousing, and container services, and rents out office space as well as provides transportation services for tipper trucks, crane-trucks, side loaders, and distribution vans, as well as bonded vehicles serving the airport. The company is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. MFD Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Warning! I think the Aston Martin share price could fall a further 40%

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. 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. Aston Martin (LSE: AML) announced its intention to go public in the third quarter of 2018. At the time, I was cautiously optimistic on the outlook for the shares. The booming demand for luxury products, the company’s global expansion plans and growth ambitions were all attractive qualities.However, I was worried about the firm’s lack of financial stability. Before its IPO, the organisation had declared bankruptcy no less than seven times. Unfortunately, it looks to me as if the company is on the same path once again.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…Living up to expectationsAston Martin’s expansion plans have not lived up to expectations. Demand growth for its most profitable products has been lower than expected, and the company has failed to capitalise on the luxury product boom.Since its IPO in 2018, Aston Martin has lurched from disaster to disaster. The stock price has crumbled, and investors have fled. The company has staked its future on a new vehicle, the DBX. This unique sports utility vehicle is being built at a new facility in Wales.It has taken longer to develop than expected and while the company has already received 1,800 pre-orders, it’s starting to look increasingly unlikely that this new product will save the business.Moreover, as Aston Martin has pushed ahead developing the DBX, legacy vehicle sales have not lived up to expectations. As a result, profits have fallen and cash flow has declined substantially.Growing debtsIt now looks as if Aston is in something of a downward spiral. The company has spent much of the past six months scrambling to raise finance to keep the lights on.In September of last year, it raised $150m of high-interest debt, with the option to borrow a further $100m if orders for the DBX hit 1,400. The cost of this additional debt: 15%.To try and allay concerns about its financial position, Aston Martin has now put together a £500m rescue deal, led by Canadian Formula 1 billionaire Lawrence Stroll. Under the terms of the deal, Mr Stroll will inject £182m for a stake of 16.7%. A further £318m will come from a rights issue after the company’s results next month. This deal means the firm won’t have to draw down the extra $100m debt tranche. No quick fixThe stock jumped by more than a fifth after the company announced this deal on Friday. It seems the market likes the sound of this rescue package. However, I’m not convinced. Aston Martin has burnt through its cash reserves rapidly since the company’s IPO. Therefore, there’s no guarantee that this latest fundraising will be the last. As part of the deal, the company is going to try to reduce costs. It is also going to delay investments into a suite of electric vehicles. Previously, management wanted to get these to the market by 2022. The date has now been pushed back to 2025. With the world rapidly moving away from the internal combustion engine, this could mean that Aston Martin is left behind. Therefore, it might be better to avoid the Aston Martin share price for the time being. Only time will tell if the latest fundraising can stabilise the business so it might be better for investors to stay on the sidelines for the time being.  Rupert Hargreaves owns no share 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 2nd February, 2020 | More on: AML 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! 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. Warning! I think the Aston Martin share price could fall a further 40% “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Make a million: 6 of the best UK shares I’d buy if there’s a second stock market crash

first_img Making a million from UK shares isn’t the realm of fantasy. Building a robust and well-balanced portfolio packed with brilliant UK shares has never been easier.There’s plenty of brilliant products out there like Stocks and Shares ISAs to help you do that. There’s a wealth of great information out there to help you become a millionaire, too. And the 2020 stock market crash provides a great opportunity to create a winning stocks portfolio at little cost.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…Make a million with the housebuildersVistry Group is one UK share I’d strongly consider buying if the stock market crashes again. Its shares are already looking dirt cheap; the blue chip trades on a forward price-to-earnings ratio of below 10 times. Another price plunge would be too good to miss given the bright outlook for homes prices over the long term.Estate agency Savills reckons that home prices will still rise around 15% from now until 2024 despite the near-term pressure created by Covid-19. And Vistry, as one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, is well placed to ride this trend.I’d buy shares in FTSE 100 builders The Berkeley Group and Persimmon too owing to their inflation-mashing dividend yields. These sit north of 4% for 2020 at current prices. There’s still plenty of reason to believe that the housebuilders have millionaire-maker potential in the years ahead as the UK’s undersupply of new homes rumbles on.More millionaire makers?Speaking of homes, I reckon buying shares in some of Britain’s student accommodation providers is a great way to try to make a million. We’re talking about the likes of Unite Group, GCP Student Living, and Empiric Student Property here.These shares have sold off as investors fear falling university enrolment numbers in the near term. An economic shock, allied with concerns potential students might have over contracting Covid-19, are cited as reasons to expect applications to plummet. But I’m not so downbeat. According to university applications body UCAS, a record 40.5% British 18-year-olds had applied for a higher education course for the 2020–21 academic year as of June.Social distancing rules pose a problem for universities hoping to conduct business as usual. But I’m encouraged by these establishments’ efforts to meet surging demand for their services with a combination of online and face-to-face learning. Student enrolments remain on a long-term uptrend and I’m confident that they will remain so in the years ahead, paving the way for more excellent growth in annual earnings at Unite Group et al.Expensive but exceptionalNow these firms don’t come cheap when viewed in terms of conventional metrics like P/E ratios. Indeed, Empiric Student Properties trades on the lowest earnings multiples of those three operators I mention. Yet the small cap still carries a P/E ratio of 25 times for 2020.Expensive, sure, but a reflection of their excellent long-term profits outlooks. As I say, university enrolment numbers from British citizens continues to boom. And the UK remains the second-biggest destination for overseas students behind the US. These are firms that are packed with millionaire-making potential and I’d use a second market crash as an opportunity to buy them at a cheap price. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild 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. “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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. center_img Make a million: 6 of the best UK shares I’d buy if there’s a second stock market crash Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 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. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

No savings at 40? I’d follow Warren Buffett to get rich and retire early

first_imgSimply 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. 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. Harvey Jones | Monday, 23rd November, 2020 See all posts by Harvey Jones Image source: The Motley Fool Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares No savings at 40? I’d follow Warren Buffett to get rich and retire early If you have no savings at 40, then it’s time to wake up and start listening to Warren Buffett. The world’s greatest investor knows better than anybody how to generate long-term wealth from the stock market, and that’s your best chance of generating enough money to retire at a time of your choosing.It’s all too easy to hit 40 without any retirement savings. In your 20s and 30s, retirement seems a long way off. Also, you’ve more immediate commitments, such as buying a car, or setting up home. You can’t afford to leave it any longer though. Retirement will come round swiftly enough. It’s time to heed Buffett’s wise words on the subject.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…You may think this is the wrong time to invest in the stock market, given current volatility. You’re wrong. Stock markets are always volatile. It’s the price you pay for the higher returns they generate in the longer run. Overall, shares will beat almost every other asset class, but they’ll also give you a shock from time to time. As Warren Buffett said: “Though markets are generally rational, they occasionally do crazy things.”Time to start saving at 40You can turn those crazy moments to your advantage. Warren Buffett has always sought to purchase high-quality businesses when they trade at low prices. This year’s stock market crash has, in fact, been a great buying opportunity.At 40, you still have 25-30 years before retirement. That’s long enough, so don’t be short-termist. Warren Buffett said don’t target companies that are performing well right now, but choose those with staying power. Or, as he put it: “Nobody buys a farm based on whether they think it’s going to rain next year. They buy it because they think it’s a good investment over 10 or 20 years.”Don’t race around snapping up all sorts of stocks that catch your eye. Warren Buffett suggests a simpler, superior strategy: “An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.” By limiting what you buy (and sell) you will also save on trading charges, which eat away at your returns.Warren Buffett likes passive fundsIf you aren’t comfortable buying individual stocks and shares, that’s fine. Warren Buffett says never invest in anything you don’t understand. He also came up with this little gem: “We are all duds at one thing or another. For most of us, the list is long. The important point to recognise is that if you are Bobby Fischer, you must play only chess for money.”You can still benefit from stock market growth though, by investing in cheap index tracking funds, such as iShares Core FTSE 100 ETF or the SPDR FTSE All-Share ETF. That’s the simplest way to get rich and, if you’re really lucky, retire early. You really can do it, even if you’ve no savings at 40. Listening to Warren Buffett can help you along the way. “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. Harvey Jones 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.last_img read more

How I’d invest £500 a month to make four figures a year in passive income

first_img See all posts by Jonathan Smith Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 11th March, 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.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. 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” Sometimes I can get ahead of myself when it comes to thinking about passive income. Of course, I’d love to make enough to retire tomorrow and spend more hours playing tennis and golf. But as an alternative, making just four figures a year in passive income would also be fantastic. Reducing the amount of income I need to make also reduces the cash I need to be investing each month, making it less of a burden on me month-to-month.How to target passive income from investingIn theory, I don’t have to just look to dividends from stocks to make me passive income. For example, Buy-to-let property and bonds are both alternatives that can offer income.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…But my preference would be to buy solid UK stocks that pay out a regular dividend a few times a year and to hold them for as long as possible. For example, take GlaxoSmithKline. The company details the dates of each quarter that the dividend will be paid. Closer to the time, the amounts will also be released. So if I buy shares in GSK today, I’ve got reliable information about the passive income that I’ll be making over time.The main risk to using stocks to make passive income is my ‘priority’ as a shareholder. If I was a bondholder, I’d be guaranteed my coupon payments. This ranks higher than my rights as someone who owns shares. After these coupon payments, profit that’s left over is available to be paid as a dividend. But due to the pandemic, profits were severely dented and even some well-known names stopped paying dividends as they couldn’t afford it. For the record, GSK maintained a dividend over this period.Although investing in stocks is inherently more risky, than some other investments, I feel the potential rewards are worth it. And I think I can find safer stocks that are less likely to cut or cancel their payouts.Let’s run the numbersOk, so now let’s look at how an investment of £500 a month adds up. I think I can target a 6% dividend yield by investing in several top stocks (for reference, the GSK dividend yield is 6.32%). So after a year, my £6,000 pot would potentially be making me £360 a year. At the end of year three, my dividend stocks could be generating me £1,080. This four-figure annual sum is clearly very obtainable, and something that I can achieve after only a relatively short period of time.Taking it from four figures a year to four figures a month requires more patience and time. It would take me close to 33 years to generate £12,000 a year, or £1,000 a month, in passive income. A good point to remember though is that there’s nothing stopping me getting to four figures a year and keeping going. If I don’t need the £500 for other pursuits, I may as well keep investing it for the long term. And if I decide to reinvest my dividends for a few years, I can take advantage of the power of compounding, building up a bigger pot for when I eventually decide to draw a passive income further down the line. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! How I’d invest £500 a month to make four figures a year in passive incomelast_img read more

Why I think the Premier Oil share price could keep rising in 2021

first_imgSimply 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 Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Roland Head On 31 March, Premier Oil (LSE: PMO) will merge with privately-owned Chrysaor and be renamed Harbour Energy. I expect Premier Oil’s share price to perform well after this merger, as I think the deal will solve Prem’s biggest problems.Today I want to explain why I’m bullish on the outlook for this North Sea oil producer, at a company level and in terms of the wider oil sector.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 frustrating storyPremier Oil has spent years struggling to get on top of the debt mountain it accumulated during the last oil boom. The company came out of the 2015–16 oil crash with net debt of nearly $3bn.Despite restructuring its loans and raising funds from shareholders, Premier Oil has never really got on top of the situation. Net debt at the end of 2020 was still more than $2bn.I believe Premier Oil is a good operator, with some decent assets. But the group’s debt burden has limited its ability to invest in new projects such as the Sea Lion field in the Falkland Islands. Paying dividends has been completely impossible.Premier Oil’s share price has risen by 30% over the last year, but the stock is still worth 60% less than it was three years ago. Last year’s oil price crash was the final straw. Something had to happen.Problem solved?Pressure to cut carbon emissions has left oil companies with an increasingly bad reputation. But there’s still plenty of money in oil. Indeed, I believe we’ll see a strong recovery in oil demand after the pandemic.Premier’s merger with Chrysaor will create a big producer with oil and gas production of over 250,000 barrels a day, compared to 61,000 for Premier alone. The deal will also include a refinancing that will settle Premier’s existing debts with a mixture of shares and cash.This refinancing does mean that Premier shareholders will face more dilution — they will only hold around 5% of the shares in Harbour Energy. But in this situation, I think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Premier would still have needed to restructure its debts without this deal.The combined company will be larger and should be sustainably financed. Future profits should also be boosted by $4bn of historic tax losses on Premier’s balance sheet.Harbour’s management expect to generate enough cash flow to support “a sustainable dividend in the near-term”. I think this could become a decent income stock over time.Premier Oil’s share price could be cheapThis situation isn’t without risk. I don’t yet know exactly how many new shares will be issued or what the combined group’s earning power will be at current oil price levels. But I feel confident that Harbour’s performance will be better than Premier Oil could have managed alone.Premier’s lenders seem to agree. They have chosen to accept their full allocation of new shares in Harbour Energy, reducing the cash settlement they’ll receive. This suggests they think shares in the combined company will rise.I would only invest a small part of my portfolio in Premier Oil shares, as I think this situation is still highly speculative. But at current levels, I think Premier stock could offer decent value. 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. 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.center_img Roland Head 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Why I think the Premier Oil share price could keep rising in 2021 Image source: Getty Images. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Roland Head | Saturday, 27th March, 2021 | More on: HBR last_img read more

Here’s why I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks right now and hold them to 2025

first_img See all posts by Andy Ross 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 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Andy Ross | Sunday, 28th March, 2021 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. Andy Ross owns shares in Diageo, Reckitt Benckiser and Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!center_img Recently, we’ve seen the tech-heavy NASDAQ fall, while the FTSE 100 has risen. Such a statement, of course, hides the fact that US markets have trounced UK markets over a longer period and especially in 2020. Nevertheless, I’d be very tempted as a UK private investor to buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks right now and hold them for at least the next four years.Inflation concerns have heightenedOne of the reasons why is that value shares tend to perform better during any period of inflation. Experts had been warning of inflation earlier in the year and it seems to be becoming a reality now. This has had an impact on US tech stocks in particular, hence the underperformance of the NASDAQ.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…I expect these inflationary concerns will continue throughout this year, which is why I’ll tweak my portfolio to take that into account. I’ll also look to buy shares at a reasonable cost and which can grow in the future. In other words, that means quality companies.Focus on price and qualityHow do I spot quality companies at a reasonable price? There are a few metrics that are key. The first is the return on capital employed. This is an important quality metric and I want to see it above 15.The second is operating margin, which I want to be either high or improving. And the third is the ability to grow revenues consistently. The rate of revenue growth depends on the industry and company size, but consistency is usually key and for the rate to be better than that achieved by competitors. When it comes to price, I want to see a P/E ideally below 15, but for a very-high-quality company with strong earnings, a P/E of 20-25 may also be fine. That’s especially so if high earnings mean the P/E is forecast to come down. Cheap FTSE 100 stocksI think Benjamin Graham, the inspiration for legendary investor Warren Buffett, was correct to say valuation and a margin of safety are very important.So I’ll focus on cheap FTSE 100 stocks to boost my investment portfolio. There’s the added bonus that many of these shares have the potential to be boosted by the Covid recovery given that some, such as the banks, are linked to the UK economy. The economy is expected to do well later this year.Which shares might fit the bill?I hold a few already that I think meet these criteria, such as Diageo, Reckitt Benckiser and Persimmon.There are plenty of other shares I need to research further too. Informa, Lloyds, BP and easyJet all have the potential to bounce back this year, I feel. These are potentially the type of cheap FTSE 100 stocks I’d add to my portfolio now that they’ve been knocked by Covid and can be bought at a lower price. I think they all have long-term potential and could be added to my portfolio to hold at least to 2025. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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Is the Avast share price one of the best FTSE 100 opportunities right now?

first_img I think FTSE 100 incumbent Avast (LSE:AVST) is one of the best tech shares around. With its track record and results, could the Avast share price be an opportunity right now?FTSE 100 tech giantAvast specialises in cyber security. It is well-known for its free antivirus software for home users. It also offers much more bespoke and complex paid security solutions for home and business users.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…Despite only floating on the London stock market in 2018, the 30-year-old Avast has a positive track record. Performance has remained robust since its initial public offering and its share price was performing well prior to the crash.Avast share price journeyThere is lots to like about Avast, in my opinion, not just its current price point. Firstly, I really like that its founders are still involved in the business and own over 30% of stock, which equates to close to £1.7bn. In addition to the founders, current CEO Ondrej Vlcek is also a shareholder and joined the firm over 25 years ago.Next, Avast’s performance has been nothing short of excellent in my eyes. Revenue and profit have been increasing year-on-year for the past five years. Operating profit has tripled since 2015, in fact. Since 2018, it has risen by over 30%, which is impressive.Avast believes the market for its products is growing by close to 10% year on year. I believe Avast can take advantage of enough market share to continue its growth and deliver profit too.When Avast shares floated on the stock market, they began with a price of 241p. At current levels of 459p, that is a 90% increase. Before the market crash, they were trading for nearly 550p per share. Last summer, they nearly hit 6,00p per share. At the current price point, I believe the FTSE 100 cyber security provider represents a great opportunity. I only see its share price growing as it continues to grow itself. I wouldn’t be surprised if it reached nearly 600p per share once more.Risk and rewardMy biggest concern with the Avast share price is its competition and market reach just now. There are other major players in the market that may be better known, such as Norton and Kaspersky to name a couple. These rivals’ presence and better brand awareness may affect Avast’s growth.A lesser concern is the fact Avast did not seem to capitalise on the home working surge last year. Revenue only rose 7.9% for 2020. This could be linked to people veering towards more established brands.Overall, I believe the Avast share price is a one of the best FTSE 100 opportunities for the long term. Here at the Motley Fool, we believe in investing for the long term. I think Avast will continue to grow and its market share will increase too. It is backed by founders and run by a CEO who have all invested their own money, which I like. Furthermore, broker forecasts for 2021 price the stock at 17.5 times earnings and a potential dividend yield of close to 3%. It is worth remembering forecasts can change based on future developments. There is definitely growth potential in my eyes and I am seriously considering adding it to my portfolio right now.  Image source: Getty Images Jabran Khan has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avast Plc. 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. See all posts by Jabran Khan FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Jabran Khan | Monday, 10th May, 2021 | More on: AVST 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. 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The FTSE 100 crashed back below 7,000 this week. Here’s what I’d do

first_imgThe FTSE 100 crashed back below 7,000 this week. Here’s what I’d do Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft | Saturday, 15th May, 2021 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Views expressed 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “FTSE 100 sees £48bn wiped off value as fresh inflation fears prompt global markets plunge.” That’s what Sky News said this week. And it wasn’t alone, with similar headlines splashed around most news outlets. The London index did dip below 7,000 points again, reaching a low of 6,823 on Thursday. But is there any need for panic or drama? And how does it fit in with the longer-term scheme of things?The Footsie’s dip saw it hitting a three-week low, it seems. The lowest it’s been in three weeks, gosh! I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m really not interested in what’s been happening to the stock market over anything as short as three weeks. Well, except for the possibility of short-term dips offering me better buying opportunities if any of my favourite shares fall in value.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…Speaking of falls in value, I get ever so slightly irritated by headlines telling me how many billions have been knocked off the FTSE 100. It makes it sound like investors have lost huge sums of money. And it bolsters the age-old fear that investing in shares is a horribly risk business akin to gambling. Where are the headlines that say: “Modest amount of value added to FTSE 100 stocks today, in line with the long-term average“?Where did the FTSE 100 value go?I even had someone ask me what it means. “Surely everyone still owns mostly the same shares, and there’s been no £48bn changing hands, has there?” He was quite right. But what did cause the FTSE 100’s ups and downs this week? We were first told that it’s all down to inflation fears.Investors around the world, it seems, saw the latest US inflation figures and were spooked. If inflation picks up, interest rates can soon follow. And that, erm, maybe does something to the long-term value of shares? Higher interest rates might actually make cash investments ever so slightly more attractive. Perhaps slightly more attractive than rat poison, in my view, given how shares have outstripped cash investments over more than a century now. But of course, I’m talking as a committed share investor here. Others may see more appeal in cash.By Friday, it seems those very same investors had overcome their fears from just a day previously, and were buying back in to shares. The FTSE 100 ended the week above 7,000 again, at around 7,045 points. So what am I going to do about all this?Just carrying on as usualIn a word, nothing. In 2020 we experienced one of the worst FTSE 100 crashes that hopefully most of us will ever see. We saw some share prices fall 90% and more in the early days of the slump. But a lot of those have already recovered much of their falls. Are any of us who have been through all that going to be the slightest bit concerned about movements of a couple of percent in any one week?I’m not. I’m just carrying on saving my cash and investing it every time I have enough for a share purchase. And I’ll continue seeking and buying shares in good companies that I hope will see me through to a comfortable retirement. 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