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Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgGuinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileGuinea Insurance Plc is a composite insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and pension, general business and special risks cover. The company is one of the most highly capitalised companies in the insurance industry in Nigeria. General Accident cover includes burglary and housebreaking, electronic theft and malfunctions, public liability, professional indemnity, personal/group accident, all risk insurance, goods-in-transit and health travel insurance. Fire and Special Perils cover includes industrial all risk, consequential loss, home owners and fire and special perils insurance. Engineering cover includes machinery breakdown, plant all risk, contractor all risk and erection all risk insurance. Guinea Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinea Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CA Sales Holdings Limited (CAS.bw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgCA Sales Holdings Limited (CAS.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about CA Sales Holdings Limited (CAS.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CA Sales Holdings Limited (CAS.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CA Sales Holdings Limited (CAS.bw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileCA Sales Holdings Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, of businesses that operate in Southern Africa. It operates within the FMCG industry and delivers services to blue chip manufacturers, both locally and internationally. Its service offering includes selling, merchandising, warehousing, distribution, debtors administration, marketing & promotions, point of sale warehousing and training. The group has offices and facilities in all the main centres throughout Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.last_img read more

CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgNICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNICO Holdings Limited provides products and services for general insurance, life insurance and pension administration in the corporate and private sector of Malawi; with interests in banking, asset management and information technology services. NICO Holdings Limited operates in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1965, and was the first general insurance company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. Its general insurance division covers segments that range from personal accident and household insurance to construction, engineering, professional indemnity, marine hull and cargo, fire and loss of profits. NICO Holdings Limited also offers insurance for individuals and corporate clients which includes endowment assurance and savings protection. The company has a corporate banking division offering standard products and services, aswell as solutions for foreign exchange, investment management and women business programmes. NICO Holdings Limited has invested in providing technology services to clients, including software and Internet systems and communication solutions, card technology and surveillance systems. NICO Holdings Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgRak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRak Unity Petroleum Company Plc sells and distributes a range of petroleum products in Nigeria and has business interests in storing oil, gas and kerosene. The company’s Bulk division sells petroleum products in bulk which includes premium motor spirits, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and lubricants. The Retail division sells petroleum products through a network of retail outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The Dump division sells petroleum products through dumpsites at customers’ premises. Lubricants are marketed in partnership with an international lube manufacturer. Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgTotal Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTotal Nigeria Plc is a marketing and services subsidiary of Total which is a multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven major oil companies in the world. Total operates in 130 countries in the world including Nigeria where it supplies fuel for petrol engines, diesel engines and kerosene. Total’s worldwide business interests cover the entire oil and gas chain from exploration of crude oil and natural gas to the refining, production and trading of petroleum products. Total is also a large-scale manufacturer of chemicals and a major player in low-carbon energies. Total Nigeria Plc has been a leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry for over 50 years. The first Total filling station was commissioned in Lagos in 1956. Today, the company operates an extensive distribution network of some 500 service stations, 19 customer service stations, numerous industrial outlets, 5 fuel depots, distribution plants and warehouses located in the Western, Northern and Eastern territories of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Total Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgFan Milk Limited (FML.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Fan Milk Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Fan Milk Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) in the past 12 months, as of 2nd June 2021, is US$2.98M (GHS17.25M). An average of US$248.11K (GHS1.44M) per month.Fan Milk Limited Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget cash savings. I’d treble my passive income with FTSE 100 dividend shares

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. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Peter Stephens | Sunday, 19th January, 2020 Following the global financial crisis, life has been exceptionally tough for savers. Low interest rates have meant generating a passive income from cash savings has been highly challenging.Looking ahead, this situation may persist over the coming years. As such, now could be the right time to invest some of your cash savings in FTSE 100 dividend shares. They offer the potential to treble your income, and also potentially generate capital growth in the long run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Low interest ratesAt present, obtaining an inflation-beating income return from cash savings is difficult. In most cases, savers are receiving 1.5% per annum, or less, from their cash balances. This means they require a vast amount of capital to generate even a modest income each year.Meanwhile, the UK’s inflation rate is forecast to stay close to its 2% target over the medium term, while the risks posed by Brexit means that the Bank of England may decide to maintain a loose monetary policy to encourage economic growth. The result of this could be persistently low interest rates that fail to offer a positive real-terms income return for savers.FTSE 100 dividend stocksWith the FTSE 100 currently containing 25 stocks that have dividend yields which are in excess of 5%, it is possible to build a portfolio of shares that together offer an income return that is three times that of cash savings. Furthermore, FTSE 100 companies have a strong track record of rewarding their shareholders through rising dividend payments. This could mean that, with interest rates unlikely to move higher in the next few years, the difference in passive income between a portfolio of FTSE 100 shares and cash savings widens yet further.In addition, FTSE 100 stocks offer the potential to generate capital growth. The index has risen seven-fold since its inception in 1984. This amounts to an annualised return which is in excess of 5%. When this figure is added to its dividend yield, the index could realistically offer high-single digit total returns on an annual basis over the long run.RisksClearly, investing in FTSE 100 shares is far riskier than having cash savings. There is a chance that you will lose money – especially in the short run when share prices may prove to be highly volatile.However, risk can be reduced through diversification. Holding a number of companies that operate in a variety of geographies and sectors may limit your potential losses. And by identifying businesses that have solid balance sheets and strong cash flow, you may be able to reduce that risk still further.As such, from a risk/reward standpoint it may be a good idea to move your capital from cash to shares. It could boost your income return and lead to capital growth in the long run. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Forget cash savings. I’d treble my passive income with FTSE 100 dividend shares See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Could the Royal Mail share price double your money?

first_imgCould the Royal Mail share price double your money? See all posts by Roland Head Image source: Getty Images Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) share price has fallen by more than 20% already this year. The shares are now down by more than 70% from their May 2018 peak.There doesn’t seem to be much hope that things will improve soon. Boss Rico Back recently warned that the number of letters being posted is falling faster than expected. Industrial relations problems are slowing the group’s turnaround plan and posties are expected to vote soon on whether they should strike.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…Play it safeFor investors, the obvious decision is to stay away until there’s some sign of improvement. I certainly wouldn’t argue with anyone who decided to do this.I have to admit that my previous optimism about this business was premature, to say the least. As things stand, I don’t think that Royal Mail is the kind of safe and stable dividend stock you’d want to buy for your retirement. And yet…Could the shares double?The negative sentiment towards the UK’s postal service is starting to remind me of the way investors dumped mining stocks in 2015. But anyone who bought shares in the big FTSE 100 miners in early 2016 enjoyed massive profits as the sector started to recover — I know I did.Is Royal Mail now a genuine value play? And could the shares double as it recovers? With the stock now trading close to its book value, I think it’s worth asking these questions.After all, this business has been trading since the 17th century and handles nearly half of all parcels posted in the UK. Annual turnover is more than £10bn and the group owns property valued at around £2bn.Royal Mail also owns the more profitable GLS international parcels business, which operates as Parcelforce in the UK and under various other names abroad.These metrics look cheap to meArguably, the Royal Mail share price has reached a point where it looks cheap.For example, I estimate that the group’s book value is around £1.7bn, excluding its pension surplus. The current market cap is £1.8bn, so the stock is valued at little more than the value of its property, minus debt.The valuation also looks tempting when compared to historic profits. Over the 12 months to 30 September, my sums show that Royal Mail generated an underlying after-tax profit of £220m. That means the shares are currently trading on just 8.1 times historic earnings. That’s potentially cheap, if earnings can recover to this level after the slump that’s forecast for 2020/21.What’s less certain is whether the company can repeat its past performance, or whether it’s locked into a cycle of falling profitability.The boss is buyingChief executive Rico Back has a tough job on his hands, in my view. But he appears to remain confident. He’s been making significant share purchases at regular intervals since his appointment in 2018.Mr Back’s latest purchase was on 6 February, when he spent £537,676.80 on RMG stock. This buy came less than two months after a £702,000 purchase in December.Despite the current problems, I continue to believe Royal Mail should be a valuable and sustainable business. The stock’s 8% dividend yield is also tempting, although I think this payout could be cut again.I’d describe the shares as a ‘buy for the brave’. It will be uncomfortable, but it could be very profitable. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Roland Head | Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 | More on: RMG 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.last_img read more

A FTSE 100 stock I own and will never sell

first_imgA FTSE 100 stock I own and will never sell Royston Wild owns shares of DS Smith. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith and Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” It stands to reason that FTSE 100 stock Tesco is dominating the financial headlines on Wednesday. The UK’s largest retailer is a perfect barometer for the issues the broader sector has experienced since the coronavirus outbreak.With the grocery goliath all over the news, another Footsie share updating the market today has gone under the radar. DS Smith (LSE: SMDS) has put out a much brighter update than its blue-chip colleague. In fact it should be commanding much stronger attention given its success in these turbulent times. As a shareholder in this particular share, I am very happy with what I saw.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…Geographical diversity creates strengthFor the uninitiated, DS Smith is a business that provides packaging requirements for consumer goods companies. This includes, most notably, FMCG firms, and to a more limited extent, industrial firms. The FTSE 100 share operates in almost 40 countries and has a significant and rising presence in Europe and the US. Its sprawling presence has been underpinned by a strong appetite for acquisitions over many years.It has a critical role in the supply of essential goods like foods and household products. And this gives it the sort of defensive strength needed in times of challenging economic, political and social times like these. That’s a quality it highlighted today when declaring that “trading since our update on 4 March 2020 has remained resilient with relatively limited impact from Covid-19 seen to date.”Corrugated box volumes have been “good”, the firm adding that demand has actually picked up during the first six months of the current fiscal year (to October). Its operations in Southern Europe have endured some weakness, sure. But the impact has been much less in the north of the continent. And in Eastern Europe, the pandemic has had no “meaningful effect” at all. Recent trading in North America meanwhile is described as being “robust.”One of my favourite FTSE 100 stocksAs one would expect, panic buying means that its activity within the grocery sector has been particularly strong in recent weeks. This is not the only reason why it has thrived, however. It has also benefited from rising online demand for both discretionary and essential items. No doubt this is a reflection of increased numbers of shoppers switching to internet retailing because of lockdowns. E-commerce is a segment in which the business has ramped up investment in recent times.A fly in the ointment is that DS Smith decided to axe the interim dividend given the uncertain outlook for the global economy. But this is a prudent step in the circumstances. And it’s certainly no suggestion of a weak balance sheet. Its net debt-to-EBITDA ratio should still come in at a healthy 2 times as of the end of April. And it has £1.bn worth of undrawn loan facilities.At current prices DS Smith trades on a forward P/E ratio below 10 times. This is far too cheap given its mighty defensive qualities, I believe. And let’s not forget its exceptional long-term outlook. I’m tempted to load up on some more of this FTSE 100 share at current prices. See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img Royston Wild | Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 | More on: SMDS Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Want to invest in UK online shopping stocks? Here are some companies I’d look at

first_imgWant to invest in UK online shopping stocks? Here are some companies I’d look at Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. When it comes to powerful investment themes, it’s hard to look past the growth of e-commerce. In the UK, the percentage of overall retail sales represented by online sales has skyrocketed from approximately 6.5% to around 20% over the last decade.And looking ahead, the trend is expected to continue. According to industry experts, internet sales could account for over 50% of total UK retail sales by as early as 2028.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…For investors, the growth of online shopping is likely to present many opportunities in the years ahead. With that in mind, here’s a look at some UK online shopping stocks that could help you gain exposure to this growth story.Source: ONSOnline shopping stocks: pure online retailersIf you’re looking for online shopping stocks, the best place to start is generally pure online retailers. These are companies that only sell goods online. Many of the world’s largest pure online retailers such as Amazon and eBay are listed in the US. However, there are still plenty of opportunities for investors here in the UK.One example is Ocado. It’s an online supermarket that describes itself as the ‘world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer.’ It also specialises in helping other supermarkets with warehouse automation. There’s also ASOS and Boohoo, which specialise in online fashion. These companies, which sell a massive variety of clothing online, have both registered prolific revenue growth over the last five years. Additionally, there are niche online retailers. One example is Gear4music, which sells musical instruments online. It’s another company that has grown rapidly over the last few years.Retailers that sell online‘Omnichannel’ retailers that sell a proportion of their goods online could also potentially be worth considering. One that has seen solid growth in online sales recently is JD Sports Fashion, which mainly sells trainers and athleisure clothing. Major supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s (which owns Argos) have also experienced strong online growth in recent years.Warehouse and logistics companiesRetailers are not the only online shopping stocks you can invest in, however. The e-commerce industry is made up of many different subsectors, meaning there are plenty of other ways to get exposure to the theme.One area that could be worth considering is warehouse and logistics companies. These types of companies appear well placed to benefit from the online shopping boom. Examples include the likes of SEGRO and Tritax Big Box REIT, which are both warehouse-focused real estate investment trusts. Then there’s logistics specialist Clipper Logistics. Its customers include the likes of ASOS and Joules.Packaging companiesPackaging companies can also offer exposure to the theme. One good example is DS Smith. It manufactures the types of cardboard boxes that Amazon deliveries come in. Other companies in this sector include Mondi and Smurfit Kappa.Technology-focused online shopping stocksFinally, there are plenty of niche technology companies that could help investors capitalise on the growth of online shopping. For example, one stock I like is GB Group, which provides identity management technology. Its customers include ASOS and Nordstrom. DotDigital is another interesting play. It specialises in email marketing software.Overall, there are many different online shopping stocks listed in the UK. The key, as always, is to diversify your capital across a few holdings in order to give yourself the best chance of profiting from the theme. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 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”center_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Edward Sheldon owns shares in ASOS, Boohoo, JD Sports Fashion, DotDigital, GB Group, DS Smith, Mondi, Clipper Logistics and Tritax Big Box. 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 ASOS. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group, Clipper Logistics, dotDigital Group, DS Smith, eBay, Tesco, and Tritax Big Box REIT and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $18 calls on eBay, short January 2021 $37 calls on eBay, short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon, and long January 2022 $1920 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.last_img read more

Is it worth buying RBS shares now they’re cheap?

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. Rupert Hargreaves 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. 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 | More on: NWG “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Is it worth buying RBS shares now they’re cheap? RBS (LSE: RBS) shares have struggled this year. Year-to-date the stock has fallen a staggering 50%! Over the past 12 months, shares in the banking giant are off by 45% excluding dividends.It’s easy to see why investor sentiment towards RBS shares has collapsed over the period. The coronavirus crisis and economic lockdowns imposed to try to control the spread of the killer virus have hit the UK economy like a sledgehammer.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…RBS shares under pressureProjections suggest that the economy is facing one of its worst slumps ever seen this year. This is likely to result in increased loan losses as well as lower profits from borrowing for banks like RBS.However, RBS is in a strong position to weather the storm, I feel. The bank has already cut its dividend, and its balance sheet is significantly more durable than it was in 2008 when the government had to bail out the business. Therefore, it’s unlikely RBS will have to ask taxpayers to shore up its finances this time around.Still, the group will have to deal with higher loan losses and a reduction in profitability from lending in the near term. These factors will weigh on the lender’s profits and, as a result, RBS shares should suffer in the short term.Nevertheless, RBS shares look cheap at current levels. The stock is trading at one of the lowest levels in recent memory.What’s more, even though the company has recently slashed its annual dividend payout, before the crisis, the bank was set to yield nearly 10% in 2020 and 2021. Management might not be able to return the payout to this level for a year or two, but RBS clearly has dividend potential.In addition to the above, the stock is also dealing at a price-to-book value of 0.3 at current levels. That’s compared to the financial services sector average of around 0.6.Margin of safety These figures suggest that the shares offer a margin of safety at present. As such, now may be a good time to snap up the stock while it looks cheap relative to history.Clearly, the lender is going to face further uncertainty over the next year or so as the UK economy tries to get back on its feet. But we’ve been here several times before.In the past few decades, the UK economy has seen several peaks and troughs. After every downturn, it has always recovered strongly over the next few years. The economy has usually grown back bigger and stronger than it was before. The same scenario may play out this time around, which would provide a strong tailwind for RBS shares as the lender benefits from an economic recovery.Therefore, investors with a long-term outlook may benefit from buying the stock today as part of a well-diversified portfolio. Using such an approach would allow you to benefit from any upside potential while minimising downside risk.center_img 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! Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Forget gold and Bitcoin. Here are 2 UK shares I think could make you rich

first_imgForget gold and Bitcoin. Here are 2 UK shares I think could make you rich Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Tom Rodgers owns shares in Gamma Communications and Games Workshop. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’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 Tom Rodgers Three main facts attract me. One, management is doing a stellar job. Two, it has no debt and £37.7m net cash. Three, the business is making money hand over fist and keeps attracting new investors.A €20.4m purchase of German B2B mobile provider HFO gives Gamma a new and significant market presence in northern Europe. The takeover will be “earnings enhancing immediately“, to further improve Gamma’s bottom line.Cloud markets in Holland and Germany are far behind the UK, but are growing rapidly, so there’s really stonking growth potential here.These are my picks for the very best UK shares on the market right now. I’d wager they’ll prove themselves big winners for anyone willing to take a look. The two UK shares I’m going to cover today are primed for growth. And I feel they could deliver much better returns than gold or Bitcoin.FTSE 100 giants might pay a tidy dividend as and when those shareholder payments return in 2021 or 2022. But they are unlikely to deliver fast share price growth.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…Well-known UK shares with armies of stolid asset managers propping up their price will have reached their growth peak long ago. As one professional day trader said to me: “No-one ever went bust buying Tesco.”No, but unless you’ve got several hundred thousand quid lying around, buying Tesco shares won’t make you rich either. Dividends are important, of course, but investing for dividends in quality FTSE 100 UK shares is a fundamentally different style than investing for growth.UK shares focusIf you want the kind of growth that can make you rich, I think you should focus on the cream of the crop of UK shares on the FTSE 250 and AIM markets.They should be growing fast, with strong, Warren Buffett-inspired economic moats to protect their market share.They should also be highly profitable, with low or no debt, have a good pathway to more growth with a brilliant management team at the helm. That’s not too picky a shopping list, right?Gaming UK sharesFirst up is my perennial favourite Games Workshop (LSE:GAW). Just when I think shares in the FTSE 250 modelmaker can’t improve, they break new all-time highs.A P/E near 40 may turn off the bargain hunters, yet buying shares that appear expensive can pay off. That is, if the company is growing strongly. I’ve held Games Workshop for 12 months and the shares have doubled in value. That’s turned my portfolio from middling to red hot! And those high expectations of future growth are supported by two things: zero debt on the balance sheet and £50m of net cash.I think these UK shares have a solid chance to make you rich. The company said in April its full-year profits would dip because of lockdown, but added in June that recovery had been “better than expected“.Full-year profits and sales, of £85m and £270m, will be another improvement on the year before. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” European growthI reckon business telecoms and cloud architecture provider Gamma Communications (LSE:GAMA) has more room to shoot higher too. These UK shares are up 435% in the last five years, while the price has lifted 42% since I bought-in three months ago. But honestly, I think there’s much more upside to come.It has the kind of share price chart that just keeps climbing and hitting new heights as more investors realise it exists. Tom Rodgers | Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 | More on: GAMA GAW Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email 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.last_img read more

Could this silver giant be a millionaire-maker stock?

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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Anna Sokolidou “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Anna Sokolidou 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Could this silver giant be a millionaire-maker stock? Anna Sokolidou | Monday, 13th July, 2020 | More on: HOC 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. Hochschild Mining (LSE:HOC), a silver giant, has benefited greatly from the shiny metal’s appreciation. But is this stock still a millionaire-maker?Just like my colleague Royston Wild, I still see plenty of opportunities for silver to appreciate. Let me explain why. The coronavirus crisis isn’t over yet. In fact, we see rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in the world with the US being the epicentre of the disease. In my opinion, this could lead to another lockdown, which would be a catastrophe for the global economy. But the stock market seems to be ignoring this. Even if the second lockdown doesn’t happen, central banks will keep pumping plenty of money into the financial system for a while. This is a highly bullish factor for gold.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 how about silver? Well, it’s often referred to as the ‘small brother of gold’. The two metals seem to move in the same direction. However, the investment market for silver is much smaller than that for gold. So, silver prices tend to be more volatile. This could allow investors to earn a much higher profit from the grey metal’s appreciation.       Investing in Hochschild MiningThat being said, I see significant advantages in buying shares over physical metals. To start with, if you buy physical commodities, you’d end up paying substantial storage fees. Additionally, physical metals don’t pay you any dividends or interest. This isn’t true of shares, of course.I’d take a closer look at Hochschild Mining (LSE:HOC). It is a company operating in South America. Most of its revenue comes from mining and selling silver but it also extracts and sells some gold. As I’ve mentioned before, the current situation is highly bullish for the grey metal. Additionally, it looks undervalued compared to gold since silver has been underperforming its big brother for some time.   In April, Hochschild management pulled the company’s guidance and withdrew its proposal to pay a final dividend for 2019. It all sounds like bad news for the company’s shareholders. But the reason was the fact that silver cost about $12 per ounce at the time. There wasn’t enough market liquidity to go around. So, investors sold even safe-haven assets. Now silver prices are trading for almost $19 per ounce. And they have further to rise, I think. So, the company will most probably report much higher earnings this year and pay an even more attractive dividend. The company’s fundamentalsIf we compare years 2018 and 2019, we can clearly see that Hochschild’s earnings per share (EPS) have doubled. In 2018 the EPS after exceptional items totaled 3c but in 2019 they rose to 6c. This brings us the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of about 42. This isn’t good at all because it makes the company look overvalued. However, as I’ve mentioned before, the company has great earnings potential. I also had a look at the company’s 2019 balance sheet and compared it to the one in 2018. Hochschild’s equity (assets less liabilities) increased and so did its cash holdings, which means that the company’s financial position generally improved. Finally, the company is a classic family business. Its chair, Edouardo Hochschild, owns more than 50% of the company’s shares. So, it’s in the chair’s best interests to run the company for the benefit of its shareholders. To sum up, I consider Hochschild Mining’s stock to be a millionaire-maker.last_img read more

I think easyJet and these other UK shares could be in for a nightmare November

first_img Paul Summers | Saturday, 31st October, 2020 | More on: EZJ JDW SMWH 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 Paul Summers 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 Paul Summers Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address I think easyJet and these other UK shares could be in for a nightmare Novembercenter_img Times have been tough for holders of easyJet (LSE: EZJ) shares. They could be about to get even tougher.Next month, the company will provide investors with final results for its 2019/20 financial year. Now, no one expects the numbers to be good. Indeed, easyJet has already warned that its first-ever annual loss could hit £845m! Nevertheless, the possibility of another lockdown and further travel restrictions could result in more investors deciding to jettison the stock in November.  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 company is doing what it can to mitigate things. Most recently, easyJet reported that it had raised almost £306m through the sale and leaseback of nine Airbus 320 aircraft. This will help shore up the balance sheet but it’s unlikely to be enough. Indeed, the mid-cap has called on the UK government to provide more support to the sector in October.  Clearly, easyJet shares could do very well in the event of a sudden vaccine breakthrough or reduction in infections. Right now, this looks like wishful thinking. With industry peer IAG warning that passenger numbers won’t recover to pre-coronavirus levels until 2023, the runway to recovery looks long and hard. This is not to say that the Luton-based airline is the only company whose owners face a nightmare November. Time at the bar?Holders of JD Wetherspoon (LSE: JDW) may want to look away from the pub chain’s share price when it provides a trading update on the morning of 11 November.I can’t see the numbers and outlook as being anything but bleak. After all, JD Wetherspoon already announced its first annual pre-tax loss since 1984 earlier this month. The recent introduction of curfews across many parts of the UK is unlikely to have improved the situation. News of the company needing to slash jobs, while not unexpected, doesn’t bode well either. Like easyJet shares, the question to ask is how much of this is priced in. At half the price they were at the beginning of 2020, you might think ‘quite a lot’. Moreover, analysts are expecting earnings to rebound massively in FY22, leaving the shares on a P/E of 13 (if you still pay any attention to forecasts). Nevertheless, I’d be inclined to look elsewhere, at least until the crucial coronavirus ‘R rate’ is on the retreat. On a risk-reward basis, JDW still doesn’t tempt me. Double-whammyA final share that could face selling pressure next month is high street retailer and travel concession operator WH Smith (LSE: SMWH). The company is due to announce its latest set of full-year numbers on 12 November. Before the coronavirus reared its ugly head, it was a quality business generating excellent returns on capital employed. Since then, we’ve had the double-whammy of deserted high streets and a myriad of travel restrictions. The latter is particularly problematic since this was the main growth driver for the FTSE 250 member. With Boris Johnson’s fingers hovering over the ‘lockdown’ button, it does feel like things could get worse before they get better. More restrictions would likely have a severe impact on pre-Christmas high-street sales for the company. I wouldn’t like to bet on it being able to compete with the likes of Amazon for online book sales either.For now, WH Smith is treading water. Next month could see it sink. Now is not the time to be getting involved, I feel.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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 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.last_img read more