Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited. Kgalagadi Breweries produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license. The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana. SABMiller has a 40% stake in Kgalagadi Breweries and has management control over the operation; offering manufacturing and technical expertise, brand building and distribution expertise. Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana. The Botswana Development Corporation has a 25.6% shareholding in Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited.last_img read more

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The National Investment Trust Limited (NITL.mw) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) manages a closed-end fund that invests in a diversified of Malawi Stock Exchange listed shares and unlisted private securities. The principle objective of NITL is to provide a vehicle for the public to participate in equity investment in Malawi. The fund is a product of Malawi’s progressive privatisation policy and provides income and capital growth opportunities for investors. Financial gain from investments are tax free if held for more than a year. NITL manages a portfolio of investments with funds raised by selling units allocated according to the amount invested in the fund. The NITL manages two Unit Trusts; the NITL Local Equity Fund and the NITL Global Opportunities Fund. Both provide favourable middle- to long-term performance with controlled risk and tax-free earnings. The holding company is based in Mauritius. The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgSasini Limited (SASN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sasini Limited (SASN.ke)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileSasini Limited grows tea and coffee in Kenya and produces, stores and markets bulk tea and coffee for domestic consumption and export to Africa sub-regions. Through wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sasini Limited has interests in the tea, coffee, dairy, livestock, horticulture and tourism sectors in Kenya. Bulk tea produced by Sasini Limited is sold through the Mombasa auction or direct sales to export customers. Tea farms are in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley in Sotik. Bulk coffee is grown on eight independent estates in the Central Highland of Kenya and processed at its own pulping and wet processing facility. Sasini Limited has a coffee mill at Kamundu Coffee Estate which has a daily capacity to mill about 4 800 bags of clean coffee. Aristocrats Tea and Coffee is the exporting arm of Sasini Limited and exports milled coffee to international blending houses and roasters. Loose and tea bag products for the domestic market are sold under the brand names Sasini Gold, Sasini Chai and Sasini Premium. Coffee products for domestic consumption are sold under the brand name Kahawa Bamba and Sasini Instant Coffee. Sasini Limited maintains a herd of Holstein Friesian cattle and produces a range of yoghurt and pasteurised milk. Sasini Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgNCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgPress Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfilePress Corporation Limited is the largest holding company in Malawi; with vested interests in real estate, energy, food and beverages, consumer goods, financial services and telecommunications. The highly diversified company has stakes in 13 companies in Malawi made up of 8 subsidiaries, 4 joint ventures and one associate. Well-known brands in its portfolio include: National Bank of Malawi in the financial services sector, Malawi Telecommunications Limited and Telekom Networks Limited in the telecommunication sector, Ethanol Company Limited and Presscane Limited in the energy sector, People’s Trading Centre Limited in the consumer goods sector, Press Properties Limited and Manzini Limited in the property investment and development sector, and The Foods Company in the food manufacturing sector. Press Corporation Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Foods is Zimbabwe’s largest food manufacturer. The company was established in 1920 and produces a broad range of basic foods including maize meal, flour, cooking oil, margarine, rice, salt, snacks, biscuits, pasta, sugar beans, baked beans, popcorn, as well as soap and a full range of animal feed. Recently, a maize based cereal has been added to the National Foods product portfolio. The company’s iconic and home-grown brands Red Seal, Pearlenta, Gloria, Mahatma, Better Buy, ZimGold, National Foods Stockfeeds, Iris, Zapnax, KING and most recently Allegros Popticorn are loved across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Gloria and Red Seal have been trusted and esteemed brands in Zimbabwe for almost a 100 years. The company has 2 major shareholders; Innscor Africa Limited 37.73% and Tiger Brands 37.45%. The National Foods Workers Trust, which was established in 1985 by way of a Donation also owns 9.85% of the company. The beneficiaries of the Trust are the National Foods Ltd non-managerial employees. The company is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. National Foods has manufacturing sites in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare from which it distributes its products throughout Zimbabwe. Our people work passionately to add value to the lives of our customers and consumers through our products; striving to continuously improve our existing products as well as progressively adding new categories to our portfolio. National Foods Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgHome Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileHome Afrika Limited is a property development company which provides quality, sustainable and affordable housing for communities in Kenya and other countries in the East Africa sub-region. These include housing developments in golf estates and services hotel apartments. The company implements housing projects which have a long-term positive impact on society and achieves this through alliance partnerships with government, private sector and development partners. Home Afrika Limited designs, constructs and maintains residential and commercial buildings which comply to a regulatory framework for sustainability and conformity. Home Afrika Limited has implemented a regional expansion plan under the name “Go Country” and “Go Africa” which aims to build approximately 1 million homes under a mass housing programme which spans Africa sub-regions. Home Afrika Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Limuru Tea Company Limited (LIMT.ke) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgLimuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileLimuru Tea PLC (formerly Limuru Tea Company Limited) owns 275 hectares of tea plantations situated four kilometres to the east of Limuru Town. The Company is an outgrower to Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (UTKL), the largest private sector tea company in Kenya. UTKL acts as the Limuru Tea Company’s managing agent in the growing, manufacturing, sales and marketing of its tea. The Limuru Tea estate green leaf is manufactured in the nearby UTKL’s Mabroukie factory from where it is sold mainly for export. Limuru Tea PLC is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Dairibord Holdings Limited 2013 Annual Report

first_imgDairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileDairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited (DZL Holdings Limited) is the largest dairy company in Zimbabwe; producing and marketing a range of fresh milk and ready-to-drink and long-life milk products. The company also owns Lyons Zimbabwe; a food company that manufactures and markets ice-cream, cordials, condiments and spreads, tea and mineral water; ME Charhons which manufactures biscuits and baking products; and has a majority stake in Dairibord Malawi. The company is wholly-owned by Lavenson Investments Private Limited and is the flagship subsidiary of Dairiboard Holdings Limited. DZL Holdings Limited owns four property companies; Goldblum Investments (Private) Limited, Chatmoss Properties (Private) Limited, Quallinnex Properties (Private) Limited and Slimline Investments (Private) Limited. Its export markets include Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Dairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgEkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileEkoCorp Plc provides hospital and medical care services in Nigeria through direct health and medical insurance carriers. These include medical practitioners, dieticians, diabetic nurse educators, foot care specialists and ophthalmologists. Consultant services include general surgery, orthopedic surgery, grammatology, otorhinolaryngology audiology and speech therapy, dental surgery, radiology, Physiotherapy, endoscopy, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, radiotherapy and oncology. EkoCorp Plc offers immunological screening for thyroid antibodies, thyroid adrenal anti-nuclear antibodies and pediatric endocrinology services. Other services address healthcare needs for ENT, dental, vision, auditory, dialysis, pathology, psychiatric and prostate screening and diagnostics. The company also provides extended cover protection for dread disease, medical complications as well as general life insurance cover. A subsidiary of EkoCorp Plc manufactures a range of pharmaceutical preparations. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. EkoCorp Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) 2014 Presentation

first_imgSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng)  2014 presentation Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) Q12015 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke)  2015 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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First Quantum Minerals HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgVitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileVitafoam Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of flexible, reconstituted and rigid foam products in Nigeria. It is the largest foam manufacturing company in the country with an extensive distribution network which includes exporting to other countries in Africa. Vitafoam is a household name in Nigeria and known for its quality products and being a leader in innovation and advanced sleep technology. Mattresses can be custom-made to customers’ requirements using contour cutting equipment. The company also provides foam products for mothers with children including changing mats, baby cot mattresses and feeding pillows. Rigid polyurethane foam manufactured by Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is used in the oil and gas, refrigeration, air-conditioning, poultry and office partitioning sectors. In 200, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc became the first foam manufacturing company in Nigeria to be awarded the NIS 9002 Certificate for its flexible and rigid polyurethane foam, fiber pillows, underlays and adhesives. The company expanded its operations to include Vitafoam Ghana Limited (2008) and Vitafoam Sierra Leone Limited (2009). Vitafoam Nigeria Plc has a major stake in Vono Products and established Vitapur Nigeria which manufactures insulation products; and Vitablom which processes fibre and other material for the upholstery layer. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgCourteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgNational Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileNational Bank of Malawi is a leading financial institution in Malawi; providing solutions for retail, corporate and investment banking and stock broking services through a national network of 22 service branches. The parent company of National Bank of Malawi is Press Corporation Limited (PCL). Its subsidiaries include National Bank of Malawi Nominees Limited and Stockbroker Malawi Registered Limited. The financial institution operates two divisions; corporate banking and retail/personal banking. The corporate banking division specialises in providing financial services through packaged deals. The retail banking division provides personal banking solutions which include utility bill payments, Internet and mobile banking, and ATM facilities. A major revenue source for the National Bank of Malawi is its treasury division which includes a foreign exchange and money market operation. The National Bank of Malawi was established in 1971 with the merger of Barclays Bank DCO (Dominion Colonial Overseas) and Standard Bank (South Africa). National Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgIkeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgSwaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwaziland Property Investment Limited (SWAPROP) is a property investment holding company which derives its income from interest on loans with its subsidiary companies and interest on investment accounts. Wholly-owned subsidiaries linked to SWAPROP include Plaza Park Limited, The Hub Limited, Tincwadzi Properties Limited, Nhlangano Mall Properties and Elwandle Properties Limited. The subsidiary companies own their own properties and generate income from property rentals and related revenue sources. SWAPROP also has interests in legal entities which pool securities and other assets on behalf of shareholders, unitholders and beneficiaries. Swaziland Property Investment Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Investments Limited is an investment holding company that specialises in investment management in Mauritius. In addition, the company also engages in the manufacture and sale of fertilizers and liquid fertilizers, sale of other agricultural products, industrial and agricultural machinery, rental of agricultural equipment, as well as in fishing and seafood distribution activities. United Investments Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgCresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileCresta Marakanelo Limited operates in the travel and tourism sector, concentrating on the provision of hotel services to business travellers. In addition to accommodation, Cresta, as part of its services, offers customers restaurants, bars, safari tours, provision of conference facilities, outside catering, as well as other ancillary business activities carried out from the Hotels. In its operations, Cresta derives marketing benefits and support from the use of the “Cresta” brand, through its Management Agreement with Cresta Holdings.last_img read more

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Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgUniversal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUniversal Partners Limited is a capital investment holding company. The company invests in growth businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe in general. Universal Partners Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgAirtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAirtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa. Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally. The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys. Airtel Africa Plc is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Are shares in this AIM-listed platinum metals company too good to be true?

first_img See all posts by Michael Baxter Michael Baxter | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 | More on: SLP 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! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img Without context, the words read like a list of excuses. Add context, and a remarkable tale is revealed. I refer to Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP), its results from a few months back, and comments by its chair, Stuart Murray, at that time. Murray likened the company’s performance in the 12-months to the end of June last year to the “curate’s egg – good in some parts, not ideal in others.” He lamented water shortages causing downtime at some operations and even described the first six months of that period as having “rocky” production challenges. After reading those words in isolation, a shareholder who didn’t know better might have braced themselves for bad news. In fact the results for last year, published last September, were very impressive.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 results for the company’s second quarter are imminent. I think they are worth watching very carefully because I reckon that Sylvania’s shares are looking extremely tempting. More good news in the forthcoming results and the shares will be hard to resist.Growth, despite challengesLast year, net profits at Sylvania Platinum increased 66%, The South African company finished the year with $21.8m in the bank with no debt, its sixth consecutive year of record production, and a nice dividend payment for the year of 0.78 pence a share, which meant a yield of around 1.6%.If the company can grow like that while facing so many challenges, as Murray described, I’m wondering how it might perform under more positive circumstances — when things are good in most parts.As for the last set of quarterly results, issued three months ago, they showed a 54% increase in revenue and a 106% increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA).No wonder shares have been rising so rapidly of late — having doubled over the last year and increased six-fold over the last five years. (Although shares are still below their IPO price from 2011).All this is very impressive, yet Sylvania’s valuation of £119m compared to group net profit in its last full year of $18.2m, or around £14m, seems remarkably modest for a growing, dividend-paying company with no debts.Is it too good to be true?I don’t think it is too good to be true. Instead, I would say that Sylvania Platinum is truly good.What is especially compelling, about Sylvania Platinum is the minerals it specialises in — platinum, palladium, and rhodium. Both palladium and rhodium have applications in catalytic converters, cutting carbon emissions. In other words, Sylvania specialises in producing minerals that play a key role in the fight against climate change.I expect a lot of market interest in Sylvania Platinum shares when the next set of quarterly results are out, but whatever the results say, I think that from an investor’s point of view, this company’s underlying story is exciting and it has lots of growth potential, both in dividends and share price. Michael Baxter 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. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Are shares in this AIM-listed platinum metals company too good to be true?last_img read more

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I’d buy these 2 micro-caps before they soar in 2020

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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’d buy these 2 micro-caps before they soar in 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tom Rodgers has no current position in 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. 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. Tom Rodgers | Thursday, 13th February, 2020 | More on: SWG YGEN center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Spotting the next opportunity before it breaks out has become less of a hobby and more of a total obsession as I’ve become a more experienced investor. There’s always money to be made in growth sectors – I just wish I had more capital on hand to take advantage of the good companies I research!Caveat emptor, of course. With fewer daily trades in AIM-listed companies than on the FTSE 100 or FTSE 250, it can be more difficult to sell up if you want out in a hurry.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 having picked apart their finances I think these smaller UK-listed companies will be among the best performers of 2020.Shearwater Group£53m market cap Shearwater Group (LSE:SWG) is an AIM-listed cybersecurity, infosec, and IT risk management business with 400 customers across FTSE 350 firms, government departments, and US Fortune 500 companies.One of the few British independent businesses in the cybersecurity field, Shearwater has been plugging away nicely in recent years, buying up profitable companies to add to their group and cross-selling products between them to generate better revenue, which I like.The board, now led by CEO Phil Higgins, has focused on a “buy, focus, grow” strategy, adding penetration and threat testing firm Pentest to its stable in April 2019 for £7.4m.Behind the scenes there is a lot of product development going on, such as a scanning-as-a-service product that uses machine learning to audit sensitive data on external drives, in cloud applications like Office 365, and in cloud storage, such as Google Drive.The second half of 2019 represented the maiden profit period for SWG, with revenue swinging up 11% to £16.3m, earnings of £1m and adjusted earnings per share of 2.23p.News has gone a little quiet in recent weeks, so I’d expect the next major update to send the share price soaring.YourGene HealthManchester genetic testing firm YourGene Health (LSE:YGEN) develops non-invasive products for male fertility, and pre-natal screening for cystic fibrosis and other genetic disorders.What caught my eye about the £88.2m market cap business is their planned expansion to extend genetic testing into cancer detection and prevention. Acquiring Elucigene in April 2019 means the company has been able to expand into the US market and launch its first oncology product.Like Shearwater, YGEN has just posted its first positive earnings. Revenue is growing strongly, up from £0.1m to £8.8m over the last five years, and directors in the company continue to buy more stock to raise their personal stakes, which bodes well.CEO Lyn Rees highlighted the firm’s strong prospects in recent half year results to 30 September 2019. Revenue was up 97% with excellent organic growth of 56%, gross profits 141% higher, and net cash “significantly improved” to £3.6m compared to net debt of £12.8m over the previous half.I usually seek positive language in regulatory updates, backed by strong financial fundamentals, and YGEN has this in spades. “I remain convinced we have a very significant opportunity ahead of us,” Rees noted, adding, “we are confident in our outlook for the year ahead and very excited about the prospects for further growth over the following years“. See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

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Why I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 dividend shares in an ISA after the stock market crash

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Thursday, 26th March, 2020 | More on: SSE ULVR The FTSE 100’s recent crash means that many of its members now have relatively high dividend yields. They may be relatively attractive for income investors in many cases – especially with interest rates now being at historic lows.Of course, the FTSE 100 could yet experience further declines in its price level as news surrounding coronavirus changes. But for long-term investors who are seeking to maximise their income, these two large-cap shares could be worth buying in an ISA 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…UnileverUnilever’s (LSE: ULVR) share price has held up relatively well during the recent market crash. It is down by 8% since the start of the year. This is considerably less than the FTSE 100’s 28% decline over the same time period.However, Unilever’s shares had already experienced significant weakness prior to the coronavirus outbreak. The company reported disappointing results which showed a slower pace of sales growth in many of its markets. For example, its top line increased by just 2.9% for the full year.The business will increase its focus on innovation, and is seeking to fuel growth through cost reductions. This could help to support its dividend growth, which is expected to be 10% in the current year, and 7% next year.Unilever’s forward dividend yield of 4.3% could prove to be highly attractive due to its strong growth potential. It may have experienced a challenging period in recent months, but its exposure to emerging markets and its wide range of popular brands mean that it may be a highly desirable income share over the coming years. As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of it after a poor performance from its share price.SSEAnother FTSE 100 share that has held up better than many of its peers is SSE (LSE: SSE). The renewable energy business has recorded a 15% drop in its share price since the start of the year.It now has a dividend yield of around 6.1%. Although there are many FTSE 100 stocks that have higher yields than SSE after the index’s recent fall, the company’s dividend outlook could prove to be highly resilient.Its performance may be less reliant on the wider economy’s outlook than many of its peers. This may allow SSE to post inflation-beating dividend growth over the medium term, as well as offer a dependable income return relative to its index peers.Furthermore, SSE’s decision to pivot to renewables could lead to improving financial prospects over the long run. And, with its shares now trading on a price-to-earnings ratio of around 15, they seem to offer fair value for money given the company’s income investing potential. Therefore, the stock could prove to be a robust means of generating a relatively reliable income within your ISA. Why I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 dividend shares in an ISA after the stock market crash Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens owns shares of SSE and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. 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 See all posts by Peter Stephens 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 Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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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2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today in the worst stock market crash since 1987

first_img Peter Stephens owns shares of Morrisons. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Associated British Foods. 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. 2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today in the worst stock market crash since 1987 Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 | More on: ABF MRW 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 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “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. Trying to time the FTSE 100’s market crash is likely to prove highly challenging. After all, its near-term prospects are closely linked to news flow surrounding coronavirus. Since this is near-impossible to accurately predict, share prices could move higher or lower in the near term.However, valuations across the FTSE 100 suggest now is the right time to buy large-cap shares for the long run. A number of the index’s members offer growth potential at relatively low prices.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…Here are two prime examples of FTSE 100 shares that, while having uncertain near-term prospects, could deliver high returns in the coming years.MorrisonsMorrisons (LSE: MRW) reported a mixed performance in its 2020 full-year results. The company’s sales declined by 1.1%, as challenging trading conditions persisted. However, it was able to make progress in areas such as wholesale. During the year, 240 McColl’s convenience stores transitioned to Morrisons banners. This could enhance the company’s exposure to the growing convenience store segment over the coming years.Clearly, the business is operating in exceptional circumstances at present. Demand for a variety of products has increased in recent weeks. The near-term prospects for Morrisons are likely to be uncertain. But the company’s investment in online operations could leave it in a strong position to capitalise on the growth prospects for grocery deliveries.Having fallen by 9% since the start of the year, the supermarket’s shares now trade on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13. There are cheaper stocks in the FTSE 100, as well as in the retail sector. But the growth potential of Morrisons means it could offer fair value for money. As such, it now seems to be worth buying for the long term.ABFAnother FTSE 100 share that could offer long-term growth prospects is ABF (LSE: ABF). The Primark owner is experiencing a very challenging period, announcing recently that all of its clothing stores are closed. This represents a loss of £650m in net sales per month.However, parent ABF is making changes to its operations to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on its sales. For example, it’s reducing discretionary spend and has ceased ordering new items for sale within its Primark stores. It’s also negotiating with landlords to delay or cease rent payments in the short term. This, the company believes, could allow it to recover around half of its net sales per month.Of course, ABF has a strong balance sheet with £800m in net cash. Therefore, it seems highly likely to survive the current challenges faced by the retail sector.Moreover, its operations in other sectors, such as ingredients and sugar, have thus far not been impacted by coronavirus. As such, the company could offer investment appeal after its share price decline of 32% since the start of the year. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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National Grid shares were down 12% last week. Is it a good time to buy?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. At the start of July, National Grid (LSE: NG) shares were trading at nearly 1,000p. But over the next week, these gains were lost, with the share price dropping to around 850p. It currently trades at 870p. So at this low price, is it the perfect time to buy?What caused the National Grid share price drop?Two things caused this share price fall. Firstly, its dividend of 32p per share went ex-dividend on 2 July. This means that shareholders who buy the stock on or after the ex-dividend date are not entitled to the upcoming payment, and the stock will trade without its subsequent dividend value. It’s therefore no surprise that the share price headed downwards.  This is also the case when any stock goes ex-dividend, so the drop in the National Grid share price on this date is not a surprise or a worry. 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…More of a worry for National Grid shareholders was the news that Ofgem is planning to cut customers’ bills. This means that less of the consumer’s money will go towards the company’s profits, and more will be used for service and infrastructure improvements. The firm subsequently said it was “extremely disappointed” by the announcement. As a result, National Grid shares fell nearly 6% on the day.So why buy now?While this recent announcement may hit National Grid profits, it is still a very reliable stock. People will always need power, and as a natural monopoly, National Grid is in a leading position to provide this. But future growth could be slow, so it is not as a growth stock that I would buy. Instead, National Grid shares tempt me purely for income.After the recent pullback, the dividend currently yields 5.6%. This is especially tempting as so many other FTSE 100 companies have recently cut or cancelled their dividends. The company also adopts a policy of increasing its dividend by at least as much as RPI inflation each year, and this was the case again this year, despite the difficult economic climate. But while this is a strong dividend, and the payment this year demonstrates its reliability, I do have some concerns. Firstly, profits  have actually fallen in recent years. For example, operating profits in 2016 totalled over £4bn, whereas last year they were only £2.78bn.  Seeing as dividends are paid from the company profits, it therefore seems unsustainable that the dividend can continue rising unless profits also increase. I cannot see significant profit growth, especially after the recent Ofgem announcement. In addition, there is over £30bn of debt on the balance sheet. This is compared to just £2bn of cash, and £19bn of shareholder’s equity. Such a large amount of debt is a risk moving forward, and the company will need to address this.The final analysisAll in all, I’m not buying National Grid shares after the recent dip. Although I think that the dividend and share price should remain stable over the next few years, I prefer an income stock with growth opportunities as well. 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 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stuart Blair | Monday, 13th July, 2020 | More on: NG National Grid shares were down 12% last week. Is it a good time to buy? Enter Your Email Address Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Stuart Blairlast_img read more

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Don’t ignore the Stocks and Shares ISA. It could make you a million or more!

first_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 17th August, 2020 The Stocks and Shares ISA is a financial product ignored by many people in the UK. According to figures from HMRC, in the 2018-2019 year, only 2.4m people across the nation contributed to one. Meanwhile, a survey a few years back found that around 40% of the population don’t even know what this ISA is. That’s a real shame. From a wealth-building perspective, this version of the ISA is very powerful. Contribute regularly, and it could make you an absolute fortune.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 Stocks and Shares ISA: the potential for high returnsA Stocks and Shares ISA won’t make you wealthy by itself. Ultimately, it’s just a tax wrapper. What can make you very wealthy, however, are the investments you can select within it.You see, with a Stocks and Shares ISA, you can invest in a wide range of high-growth investments, such as funds, investment trusts, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and shares.So, whereas with a Cash ISA, where you can only make a max of about 1% per year on your money, with a Stocks and Shares ISA it’s possible to generate returns of 10, 20, or even 30 times that!Powerful investment options The investment options you have are also amazing. One is to invest your money in funds, such as the popular Fundsmith Equity. This fund, which is run by Terry Smith – who’s also known as ‘Britain’s Warren Buffett’ – has turned a £10k investment into about £50k in less than a decade.Another option is an investment trust. One of the most popular right now is Scottish Mortgage. This particular trust (which has nothing to do with Scottish mortgages and actually owns growth stocks like Amazon and Tesla) has doubled investors’ money in just two years.A third option is to invest in individual shares. This approach requires more work, but the rewards can be greater. For example, had you invested £5k in real estate website company Rightmove a decade ago, that money would now be worth about £50k. Similarly, had you invested £5k in online supermarket Ocado five years ago, that money would now be worth about £32k. And, of course, all your investment gains in a Stocks and Shares ISA are completely tax-free. Make a £20k gain on a stock and you won’t have to pay a penny in Capital Gains Tax to HMRC.Make a million or moreHow much could you make with a Stocks and Shares ISA? That depends on how much you contribute (you can put in up to £20,000 per year) and the rate of return you make on your money.But, for example, if you were to invest £10k per year (about £833 per month) and earn 10% per year on your money, my calculations show that you’d be looking at a million-pound portfolio (with zero tax to pay) in around 25 years. Start investing at 40 and, by 65, you could be a member of the exclusive ‘ISA Millionaire’ club. That’s the power of the Stocks and Shares ISA. If you’re serious about building your wealth, this ISA is definitely worth a look. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Don’t ignore the Stocks and Shares ISA. It could make you a million or more! 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in Rightmove, and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and has a position in Fundsmith. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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 copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

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£3k to invest? 3 UK tech stocks with dividends I’d buy today

first_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. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Roland Head | Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 | More on: AVST MONY SGE 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! £3k to invest? 3 UK tech stocks with dividends I’d buy todaycenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Moneysupermarket.com and Sage 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Roland Head The US gets all the big headlines when it comes to tech stocks. But although it’s true that there are no £1tn UK tech stocks, I believe we do have some quality tech firms that deserve a share of our hard-earned cash.Today, I’m looking at three tech shares I rate as buys in the current market. All three have generated above-average returns and paid rising dividends in recent years.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…Tech stock #1: lifetime growthMany tech business models are built around the idea of recurring income. Rather than selling a product once, they aim to build up a loyal subscriber base who pay regular fees for many years. This approach tends to deliver steady profit growth over time, supporting a rising share price and dividend growth.A good example is accountancy software firm Sage (LSE: SGE). This business floated on the London market back in 1989. It’s since grown into an £8bn FTSE 100 company with sales of nearly £2bn each year.If you’re looking for a reliable tech stock with long-term growth potential, I think Sage ticks all the boxes.During the first half of this year, 88% of the group’s revenue was recurring. The group’s balance sheet carries very little debt and its operating profit margin of 23% supports strong cash generation.Investors have to pay 27 times forecast earnings to buy the shares. That’s not cheap. But the shares do offer a 2.3% dividend yield. They also give you access to a world-class software business. I rate Sage as a buy.Tech stock #2: essential securityFTSE 250 tech stock Avast (LSE: AVST) is best known for its anti-virus software. The group claims to have more than 400m global users and to prevent 1.5bn attacks every month.Avast’s business model is built around offering a free basic service with paid-for extra software and services. It’s a model that seems to work well. Avast’s share price has doubled over the last two year, while its profits have risen steadily.The business hasn’t been affected by Covid-19 either. During the first half of 2020, underlying profits rose by 14.6% to $170m.In my view, Avast’s high profit margins and growth potential justify its price tag of 21 times 2020 forecast earnings. As with Sage, there’s a useful 2.1% dividend yield. I’d be happy to tuck away some Avast stock at current prices.Tech stock #3: price comparison paysYou’re probably familiar with Moneysupermarket.com Group (LSE: MONY) from its television advertising and website. But you might not realise just how profitable this business is.Last year, Moneysupermarket generated an operating profit margin of 30% and a return on capital employed of 48%. What this means is that the business generated £480 of profit for every £1,000 of capital invested. These are impressive figures and they aren’t a one-off — these numbers have been fairly consistent for years.The group’s weakness in recent years has been its lack of growth. However, the firm is investing in new services and technology and I believe growth will follow. City analysts seem to agree — they’re forecasting 20% earnings growth in 2020. I reckon Moneysupermarket offers decent long-term value at the moment, with a dividend yield of 3.7% and a P/E of 21.last_img read more

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Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks to get rich and retire early

first_imgForget Bitcoin! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks to get rich and retire early Harvey Jones | Friday, 16th October, 2020 | More on: AAL SBRY 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 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 Harvey Jones Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Cryptocurrency Bitcoin maybe climbing again, but I still believe FTSE 100 dividend stocks are a superior way to build your long-term wealth. While the stock market has been hit hard by the pandemic, history shows it always recovers in the long run.This year’s sell-off gives you a great opportunity to buy cheap UK shares, and generate the income and growth you need to get rich and retire early, if that’s what you want.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…Although many FTSE 100 dividend stocks have suspended their shareholder payouts, others still yield 4%, or more. By contrast, Bitcoin doesn’t pay any income, and never will. Also, its movements are entirely unpredictable. Nobody knows why it has just shot up to $11,300. It just did. Next week’s movements will be just as random. That’s why I’d rather buy these two bargain-priced shares.Unlike Bitcoin, grocery chain J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY) has a key role to play in a modern global economy – keeping people fed. The big supermarkets proved their value during the pandemic. What did Bitcoin do?Check out this cheap FTSE 100 dividend shareThe problem with investing in supermarkets is that they operate to fine margins in a highly competitive market. In the case of Sainsbury’s, profit margins stand at just 2.2%. The arrival of Aldi and Lidl from Germany has made a tough job even harder. The Sainsbury’s share price is down a third compared to two years ago, despite avoiding the worst of this year’s stock market crash.Investors who hold Sainsbury’s should treat any share price growth as a bonus, and focus on the FTSE 100 group’s dividend income prospects. Management deferred its payout in April, despite rising sales, as it didn’t want to be seen as profiteering in the lockdown. Analysts predict it will be back next year, and forecast a yield of 4.8%, nicely covered 1.8 times.I would, nonetheless, consider buying this top FTSE 100 dividend stock at today’s attractive entry point of just 10.1 times earnings. That looks good value, whereas Bitcoin’s inflated price scares me.Get rich and retire early on thisThe mining sector is a happy hunting ground for FTSE 100 dividend stocks, and I’d also check out the Anglo American (LSE: AAL) share price. Mining companies are a play on global growth, because they provide the metals and minerals expanding economies need. In particular, they’re a play on Chinese growth. That’s where most of the demand has come from for the last 20 years.Naturally, they crashed in March, along with everything else. However, China appears to emerging from the pandemic in a better shape than the West, and Anglo American’s stock has now rebounded almost 50% in the last six months. Despite this, it still trades at just 9 times earnings. That’s a tempting empty price. If you want to generate dividend income to fund your retirement, it currently yields 4.4%, covered 2.5 times. I’d check out these cheap FTSE 100 dividend income stocks. And approach Bitcoin with extreme caution. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

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3 reasons why I believe this FTSE 250 stock is a recovery buy

first_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Savvy investors have been looking at the FTSE for good recovery buys since the market crashed. I believe that Hiscox Ltd (LSE:HSX) could be an excellent recovery buy, and have put it on my watch list.Hiscox is an international specialist insurer that provides general and commercial insurance products to its customers. These products can range from general home insurance to more complex commercial insurance for businesses.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE recovery opportunityIn 2020 so far, HSX has lost approximately 40% of its share price value. At the turn of the year, shares were trading for 1,430p per share. As I write, shares can be picked up for just 848p. It is worth noting that at the height of the market crash, shares plummeted as low as 692p per share. It has recovered 25% since that low price.There are three key reasons I believe HSX represents a potential recovery opportunity. First, HSX was one of eight UK insurers that participated in a legal test case to determine whether it should pay out on business interruption claims related to Covid-19 and the pandemic. Based on a favourable High Court ruling, the payout it expects to make is less than one-third the amount initially feared. In monetary terms, this equates to approximately £100m in payouts. I believe this is a good result based on the fact it has approximately 34,000 business interruption policies. The payout figure could have been far higher.Second, at its current price, I feel shares are cheap to buy right now. The FTSE has been badly beaten by the Covid-19 pandemic and many share prices across it have been weighed down. HSX shares are trading at close to 1.5 times book value, which is a lot lower than in recent times. In addition, broker forecasts for 2021 suggest a healthy $0.74 earnings per share amount with a potential dividend of $0.42. For a company with HSX’s track record, this is an excellent price in my opinion.Trading updateThe final reason is the trading update HSX released today for the nine months to 30 September 2020. For me there were some key indicators showing HSX’s business is resilient against the backdrop of economic uncertainty. Gross written premiums grew by 2%. There was a growth in customer numbers and in the third quarter alone, premiums grew by 15%.Hiscox separates its business into different segments and nearly all of them saw some form of improvement since the crash. Retail reported growth in all five of its business units driven by its digital platforms. Reinsurance and Insurance-linked Strategy achieved good growth at July renewals with rates up 12% for the year.HSX has prudently prepared for catastrophe claims in the form of reserving $75m in the third quarter. I believe this shows financial resilience and good planning ahead despite the economic uncertainty across the world.My verdictOverall I would be willing to buy shares in HSX at its current price point. I firmly believe it is an FTSE recovery opportunity. The High Court ruling in its favour regarding business and interruption policies and today’s trading update solidify my belief. Don’t be surprised to see HSX’s price and performance continuing to creep in an upward trajectory over the coming months. 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. Jabran Khan 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 Jabran Khan I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img 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 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jabran Khan | Monday, 2nd November, 2020 | More on: HSX Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 3 reasons why I believe this FTSE 250 stock is a recovery buylast_img read more

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Forget the Bitcoin price! Here’s how I’d invest money in cheap UK shares to get rich

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Bitcoin price has risen 115% in 2020. By contrast, many cheap UK shares have recorded major declines. As such, the virtual currency may seem more appealing than a basket of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares.However, the prospect of a long-term stock market recovery following the recent crash means that today’s undervalued shares could deliver impressive capital returns.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As such, investing money in a diverse range of high-quality British shares could be a more profitable long-term move than purchasing Bitcoin.Buying cheap UK shares for the stock market recoveryBuying cheap UK shares could produce impressive returns in a long-term stock market recovery. After all, indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have always successfully returned to record highs following their previous bear markets and crashes.However, buying high-quality companies at low prices could be an even more profitable strategy. Businesses with competitive advantages may be better placed to benefit from increasing consumer confidence and an economic recovery. Similarly, companies with spare cash could use it to strengthen their market position through acquisitions or investment in new products.Therefore, considering the quality of a business as well as aiming to buy cheap UK shares could be a means of generating stronger returns. It may also mean less risk, since stronger companies could be less likely to fold under a tough set of economic conditions.Building a diverse portfolio of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 sharesIt’s possible to build a diverse portfolio of cheap UK shares. The dealing costs within ISAs are often relatively low. Services such as regular investing may also be available that further reduces commission costs.Diversifying not only reduces risk through being less reliant on a small number of companies for returns. But it also provides access to a wider range of growth opportunities. This may be especially relevant at the present time. That’s because it’s currently difficult to know which sectors will recover quickest after the 2020 stock market crash. As such, a diverse portfolio of stocks may offer greater long-term growth prospects in an uncertain period for the world economy.Bitcoin’s long-term prospectsOf course, Bitcoin doesn’t offer the diversification benefits of cheap UK shares. Furthermore, the virtual currency’s price is based solely on investor sentiment rather than fundamentals. This makes it more difficult to ascertain whether its price factors in risks such as regulatory threats and a limited infrastructure.Therefore, investing money in a diverse range of high-quality FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares ahead of a likely economic recovery could be a better option from a risk/reward perspective. Doing so, could produce a surprisingly large nest egg in the long run. It could also minimise risk in what could prove to be an uncertain economic period over the coming months. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Forget the Bitcoin price! Here’s how I’d invest money in cheap UK shares to get rich Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 11th November, 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. 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2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA for the new bull market

first_img 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. 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 Address Could 2020 be finishing with a flourish? In a year that’s truly been one to forget it’s hoped that UK share investors could finally have something to celebrate.News that Pfizer has possibly created a magic bullet to deal with Covid-19 sent global stock markets into a frenzy. The FTSE 100 soared 7% between Monday to Friday and struck five-month peaks around 6,400 points in the process. It’s early days but it’s hoped the vaccine data represents the first chink of light in the fight against the pandemic and a robust rebound for the global economy.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 top UK share for the bull marketWe could well be on the cusp of a new bull market. Or we may not be there just yet. But history shows us that the bull market will come, and that Stocks and Shares ISA investors like me can make a lot of money in the process. There are hundreds and hundreds of top-quality UK shares that could surge in value in the months and years ahead.TBC Bank Group is one top stock I’m thinking of adding to my Stocks and Shares ISA today. I think its low valuations provide additional scope for its share prices to surge in the near future. Right now the FTSE 250 share trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of just 5 times for 2021.TBC Bank is a great way to play the bright emerging markets of Eurasia. The International Monetary Fund expects the UK share’s home territory of Georgia to enjoy handsome GDP growth of 5.25% over the medium term. It says that “infrastructure spending and sustained structural reforms to increase productivity and enhance private sector-led growth” will drive growth. TBC Bank stands to make massive profits in the process. What’s more, ongoing reforms of the country’s banking system are lessening the risks to the bank’s bottom line in the future.Low P/E ratios AND big dividendsI reckon WPP (LSE: WPP) also offers particularly brilliant value for money right now. This UK share trades on a rock-bottom earnings multiple and it offer up gigantic dividend yields too. I think it could be one of the earliest beneficiaries of the inevitable economic upturn.Marketing budgets are one of the first things to recover when economic conditions improve. Advertisers don’t want to be late to capitalise on any improvement in consumer spending patterns and so splash the cash more liberally than usual. Broadcasting giant ITV saw advertising trends pick up in the third quarter, and it said this week that it expects spending to actually be higher year on year in the final three months of 2020.This naturally bodes well for FTSE 100 ad giant WPP, whose vast geographical wingspan and rising expertise in the fast-growing digital segment will allow it to capitalise on these improving trends to their fullest. Today WPP trades on a forward P/E ratio of 11 times for next year. It boasts a chunky 4.3% dividend yield as well. It’s a brilliant value buy in my book. 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. See all posts by Royston Wild 2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA for the new bull marketcenter_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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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” Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild | Saturday, 14th November, 2020 | More on: WPP last_img read more

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Is the Premier Oil share price too cheap?

first_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Is the Premier Oil share price too cheap? The Premier Oil (LSE: PMO) share price has performed abysmally over the past 12 months. Over the past year, the stock has declined in value by 82%. That makes it one of the worst-performing companies on the London market.However, the group is in the middle of a transformative merger, which I believe could revolutionise the enlarged company’s prospects. And it could potentially lead to a substantial increase in the firm’s market 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…Merger plans Towards the end of last year, private equity-backed Chrysaor approached Premier regarding a potential reverse merger. Under the proposal’s terms, the private business would become public by using the Premier Oil share price as a window to the market. Chrysaor’s management saw an opportunity to combine two of the North Sea’s largest independent oil and gas producers to create a giant, which had the financial firepower and economies of scale to compete effectively with the major players. Pending approval from shareholders (slated for the 12 January) the combination will create a North Sea giant. The new company is expected to produce 200,000-220,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) next year. That’s a substantial increase on the average production figure of boed reported for Premier in 2020. What’s more, Chrysaor has hedged about 67% of its first-half 2021 oil output at an average $60 a barrel. I think this will provide the group with some stability and predictability in an uncertain environment. Time to buy the Premier Oil share price? After the merger, the enlarged group will be renamed Harbour Energy Plc. I think this is the right decision as it will help draw a line under Premier’s troubled past. During the past few years, the Premier Oil share price has been dogged by high production costs and enormous debts. These problems won’t vanish after the merger, but they should become easier to manage. Based on other oil producers’ valuations, the enlarged group’s production target of 200,000-220,000 boed could justify a valuation of as much as £1bn for the company. That’s based on current oil prices. At this level, Premier’s $2bn of net debt would appear far more manageable. As such, I think that now could be an excellent time to buy the Premier Oil share price before the company’s transformative merger. When the deal completes, the group will be one of North Sea’s largest oil producers. This could achieve enlarged economies of scale and better production costs, which will improve profit margins and help management deal with group debt.That said, if oil prices fall further from current levels, the merger may not be enough to save the business. However, following recent declines, I think there’s already plenty of bad news baked into the Premier Oil share price.That suggests even a slight improvement in the group’s fortunes could produce a substantial re-rating of the stock, giving the shares an attractive risk/reward profile, in my view.  Enter Your Email Address 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 The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 | More on: HBR 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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I reckon these 2 FTSE 100 stocks could be among the best shares to buy today

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I reckon these 2 FTSE 100 stocks could be among the best shares to buy today 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img I’m looking for the best shares to buy today, and I favour FTSE 100 stocks that have shown their resilience during the pandemic.Personally, I won’t be buying airlines such as easyJet or Ryanair. At some point both stocks could fly, and prove among the very best shares to buy for the recovery. But, as countries strengthen their travel bans, I don’t think we’re there 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…Cineworld also worries me. The James Bond movie is postponed yet again, and streaming services are encroaching into its territory. The cinema chain has the liquidity to survive this year but I’d like to see signs of an economic recovery before taking a chance on it.I reckon Bunzl is one of the best shares to buyDistribution and outsourcing group Bunzl (LSE: BNZL) strikes me as one of the best FTSE 100 shares to buy for my portfolio now. It has risen steadily since last year’s crash, boosted by demand for its cleaning, hygiene, and healthcare offerings, including sanitisers, gloves, and face shields.The pandemic will not last forever, so this trend will eventually reverse. Brokers at Barclays have also warned of a backlash against disposable packaging, and single-use plastics make up about 15% of Bunzl’s sales. However, I would expect management to adapt and keep up with its competitors, if not stay one step ahead.I rate Bunzl as one of the best shares to buy because it offers my portfolio plenty of diversification, both by region and country. It looks pretty resilient, too, with strong cash flows and a robust balance sheet. The Bunzl share price may look pricey at 18.21 times earnings, but it yields a solid 2.09%. I’ll take that level of income these days.I’d also target the Barratt share priceThe UK property market is nothing if not resilient and I also favour housebuilder Barratt Developments. Management announced earlier this month that it planned to restart dividends after first-half forward sales jumped 14.3% to 13,588 homes. I’m a big fan of dividend stocks, and like to include some on my list of best shares to buy.The stamp duty holiday was in full swing during this period, and this will have bolstered demand. House sales and price growth may now have peaked and could slow once the tax break ends on 31 March. However, demand for housing in the UK continues to outstrip demand, and today’s record low mortgage rates should underpin sales.I’m hoping there is an opportunity here, with the Barratt share price trading at just 11.6 times earnings. I am tempted to add this stock to my portfolio today. I am viewing this as a long-term buy and hold investment, to give me more exposure to the housebuilding sector. At today’s valuation I see no point in waiting. Especially since sentiment could recover strongly once the dividend is restored.I reckon these are two of the best shares to buy today, for my own portfolio, as they should slot in nicely alongside my existing holdings. 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 | Monday, 25th January, 2021 | More on: BDEV BNZL Enter Your Email Address 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. 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The Royal Mail share price is up 150% in 1 year. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Zaven Boyrazian | Thursday, 25th February, 2021 | More on: RMG The Royal Mail share price is up 150% in 1 year. Here’s what I’d do now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Royal Mail (LSE:RMG) share price has been on fire lately. Multiple lockdowns in 2020 led to a surge in online spending. And with it came a rapid rise in parcel deliveries.The FTSE 100 stock benefited from this trend. Its parcel delivery volumes grew by 33% compared to 2019, pushing overall revenue up by 37%. So it’s not surprising that the Royal Mail share price has surged by 150% in the last 12 months. But would I still buy the shares 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… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Royal Mail Group. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Royal Mail is growing, and so is its share priceThe recent boost in business is unlikely to last forever. After all, non-essential stores should reopen in April and could lead to a reduction in online shopping. Yet even after the pandemic is finally over, I believe that a good chunk of increased online spending will remain. And the management team at Royal Mail seems to agree.The business has just begun the construction of its largest parcels hub in the UK. The new facility will be able to process over one million parcels every day. And the firm has also hired Beumer Group to build a fully automated parcel sorting (APS) system that will drastically improve this new facility’s efficiency.Another encouraging sight is that an agreement has finally been reached between management and the Communications Workers Union. There has long been tension between the two parties that has, in my opinion, impeded Royal Mail’s full potential. To see the matter resolved with both parties happy is a huge step in the right direction. At least that’s what I think.Royal Mail is not the only fish in the pondThe parcels delivery market is growing fast. And Covid-19 has undoubtedly helped accelerate this trend. However, Royal Mail hasn’t been the only beneficiary. There are many courier services available. This means the business has a serious number of competitors that it needs to fend off while having virtually no pricing power.Its established delivery network, and infrastructure does give it an upper hand. But, as fulfilment centres and courier warehouses become more common, this advantage may no longer be sufficient to remain ahead. Therefore, I believe the key to success comes down to operational efficiency.Covid-19 has made boosting door delivery efficiency quite a challenge due to social distancing measures to ensure everyone’s safety. But Royal Mail has been focusing on increasing warehouse efficiency with its new APS system that may give it the edge it needs to stay ahead of the competition.Yet this system is expensive and won’t be usable until the new parcels hub is finished in 2023. Delays in construction or sudden declines in parcel delivery demand could drastically impact the business and, with it, the Royal Mail share price.The bottom line – a good stock to buy?Overall, the business looks like it’s in good form and over the long term, parcels delivery should stay buoyant.However, it’s not a stock I’m personally interested in investing in. The parcels delivery sector is incredibly competitive, and subsequently, the business’s economic moat is just too narrow for my tastes. Perhaps when the new facility is completed, I may change my tune. But for now, Royal Mail is on my watch list but not on my buy list. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian 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. 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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I own Bitcoin and Ethereum but I won’t be investing in Argo Blockchain (ARB)

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. See all posts by Harvey Jones Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 | More on: ARB I don’t have to buy Bitcoin or other alt-coins to join the crypto revolution. Instead, I could invest in the shares of a company like Argo Blockchain (LSE:ARB). Given that crypto is red hot right now, I can see why the UK’s only publicly-traded blockchain technology company is in demand.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 Argo Blockchain share price has multiplied from 5.5p a year ago, to 180p today. That’s an increase of 3,172%. If I’d invested £1,000 a year ago, I’d have £32,720 today. I’m not going to see that kind of return by investing in a FTSE 100 blue-chip.Naturally, when things rise that quickly, they can fall just as fast. As Zaven Boyrazian explains here, Argo Blockchain operates like a mining company, but with a twist. Instead of extracting minerals and metals from the ground, it mines cryptocurrencies – specifically Bitcoin and Zcash.I’d rather buy actual Bitcoin and EthereumThis involves firing up powerful computers to solve complex financial attractions in return for digital tokens, which it hopes will rise in value. It’s a simple business model. The Bitcoin is out there. Argo Blockchain mines it. The costs are pretty low too, so the main risk is what happens to the Bitcoin (and Zcash) price.Cryptos have been on a roll this year. Bitcoin is up 412% over 12 months. Ethereum is up 1,259%. Dogecoin is up 16,190%. Zcash is a relative sluggard, up just 235% in a year.When the Bitcoin price rises, so do Argo Blockchain’s profits. And when it falls, down comes its stock, as we’ve recently seen.Argo Blockchain mined 918 BTC during the first three months of this year, double its previous three-month tally. It’s looking to have capacity, ordering 1,000 mining machines. If the Bitcoin price stays high, profits seem assured. Of course, that’s a big ‘if’.Today, Argo Blockchain reported revenues of £6.7m in April, up slightly from £6.57m in March, with an average monthly margin of 85%. It mined another 163 Bitcoin and now holds 936 BTC and equivalents. I don’t trust cryptos, or like them particularly, but I do hold a smattering of Bitcoin and Ether myself. I want some exposure to this racy sector, but not enough to inflict any damage on my portfolio if they all crash to zero.I’m not investing in Argo BlockchainThe market has become more established, as institutional investors dive in. Crypto will remain volatile, but if you know the risks and limit your exposure, it’s arguably worth a punt. I’d never invest more than 5% of my portfolio in this high-risk area, with the vast majority of my money going into shares.I’d rather buy actual crypto than Argo Blockchain. Its total market-cap is £706m. At time of writing, its 936 Bitcoins are worth just over $52m. That’s quite a premium.It’s adding to its haul at the rate of around 165 coins a month, so that will grow. However, I’m not convinced that’s fast enough to justify today’s valuation.My biggest worry is that Argo Blockchain management is helpless in the face of its biggest risk. A crypto crash. Personally, I’d rather buy a business on more solid foundations. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. I own Bitcoin and Ethereum but I won’t be investing in Argo Blockchain (ARB)last_img read more

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