SIT Land Holdings Ltd (SIT.mu) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgSIT Land Holdings Ltd (SIT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about SIT Land Holdings Ltd (SIT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIT Land Holdings Ltd (SIT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIT Land Holdings Ltd (SIT.mu)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSIT Land Holdings Limited is an investment holdings company. The company is involved in the growing of sugarcane in Mauritius. SIT Land Holdings Limited also engages in the acquisition, holding and disposal of agricultural properties. SIT Land Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgPretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw)  2020 annual report.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC) is a tobacco company in Tanzania which manufactures, distributes and markets cigarettes under the following brands; Camel, Winston, LD, Embassy, Portsman, Sweet Menthol Safari Club and Crescent & Star. The company also exports cigarettes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zambia. TCC is the only cigarette producer in Tanzania and has a 90% share of the domestic market. It was founded in 1961 as East African Tobacco; nationalised during the Ujamaa Movement in 1975 and later privatised when the government of Tanzania sold its controlling share. TCC is a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International Holding BV, which has a 75% stake in the company. Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_img “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! 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. Harvey Jones | Monday, 30th December, 2019 | More on: CNA Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It’s a sad fact of investing that even solid blue-chip stocks can come unstuck, even those involved in ‘defensive’ sectors like utilities.Life’s not a gasJust look at British Gas owner Centrica (LSE: CNA). Of all the stocks listed on the FTSE 100, it is one of the worst performers over the last 10 years. My figures show the Centrica share price traded at 280p on 27 December 2009, but just 90p today. That’s a drop of more than two-thirds, so if you had invested £1,000 a decade ago, you would have just £322 now.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…Actually, you should have a bit more as Centrica has paid dividends throughout its slump, but you would still be sitting on a heavy loss (unless you sold, of course).On the other hand, if you had put your £1,000 into the best performing stock now listed on the index, JD Sports Fashion, you would have £32,000, with dividends reinvested, AJ Bell figures show.Spread the love aroundYou can make a huge amount of money on the stock market, but as Centrica investors have learned, you can lose it too.That is why we urge people to build a diversified portfolio of stocks, so that if some underperform, others should compensate. Alternatively, put your money into a FTSE 100 tracker, such as the iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF, or other indices such as the FTSE 250 or US S&P 500, to spread your risk across a wide range of stocks.So what went wrong at Centrica? Pretty much everything, actually.Customers have been leaving in droves, around 100,000 a month at its peak, complaining about high prices and poor service. That works out as more than a million a year, and although Centrica still has nearly 12 million accounts, no business can take that kind of loss (although the outflow has slowed lately).Last year, its shares hit a 15-year low. This year, a 22-year low, as they took a £70m hit from the new energy price cap, more than any rival.Low energyIts oil and gas exploration and production business was punished by falling energy prices, and the company is now is looking to exit that market in 2020. It will also sell its 20% stake in EDF Energy’s nuclear reactors.Centrica is shrinking.Outgoing chief executive Ian Conn is rightly taking most of the blame, with the share price down three-quarters on his watch, and dividends slashed. New ventures such as the smart home business, which includes its Hive smart thermostats, were supposed to generate £1bn of revenue by 2022, but will be lucky to produce a fifth of that.Others blame predecessor Sam Laidlaw, who bought up oil and gas deposits when his time may have been better spent investing in the increasingly rewarding wind power market.Things can only get better, can’t they?Comeback kid?There are signs of share price recovery, with the stock up 22% in the last month, boosted by Boris Johnson’s victory, which halted British Gas nationalisation fears. Earnings are forecast to drop 38% in 2019, but jump 36% next year. So that’s something.The forecast yield is 5.6%, with cover of 1.4. Maybe this time it won’t be cut. Centrica trades at 12.4 times forward earnings. The big question is where will growth come from? If this beaten-up stock manages to recover, it would be the turnaround of the next decade.I’m not holding my breath, though. 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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I think this FTSE 100 dividend stock could double investors’ money

first_img Image source: Getty Images The FTSE 100 contains some of the largest companies in the world. As such, there’s a limited number of companies in the index that have the potential to double investors’ money.Legendary investor Jim Slater even coined a phrase to demonstrate this idea. His famous statement that “elephants don’t gallop” illustrates the view that big corporations rarely double in size, but small ones can.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…However, GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) could be the exception to this rule.Income and growthGlaxo has embraced its position as one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical groups over the past few years. The company has doubled down on its research and development spending while selling off or closing down non-core divisions or research initiatives.The results of this strategy are already starting to show through. City analysts are forecasting a 35% increase in earnings per share this year, on the back of improving revenue growth.Over the next few years, we should see this trend continue as new treatments flow through the company’s pipeline and make it to market.At the same time, management has promised to pursue the spin-off of Glaxo’s healthcare business. At the end of 2018, the company reached a landmark agreement with US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, to combine the two businesses’ consumer health divisions. The deal was closed in August 2019, creating the world’s largest over-the-counter (OTC) business with robust iconic brands.Analysts have long claimed that the market is undervaluing this part of the business. As such, the City believes that investors could be set for a big payoff when Glaxo splits off this division.Capital growth potentialGlaxo’s break-up offers capital growth potential. The stock also comes with a dividend yield of 4.5% at the time of writing. The payout is covered 1.5 times by earnings per share, suggesting that it is sustainable for the foreseeable future and could rise substantially from current levels.Also, shares in the pharmaceutical giant are currently dealing at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 14.6. This indicates that the stock offers a wide margin of safety. The rest of the UK pharmaceutical sector is trading at a P/E ratio of more than 17.Double your moneyGlaxo’s dividend yield, coupled with the company’s low valuation and its growth potential over the next few years, signifies that the stock could double investors’ money over the next 10 years.A dividend yield of 4.5% as well as earnings growth of around 3% per annum — in line with inflation — suggests that shares in Glaxo could yield a return of 7.5% per annum for investors, doubling an investment of £1,000 in 10 years. That’s without taking into account any increase in the company’s valuation or an increase in value from a spin-off of the Pfizer joint venture.Therefore, now could be the right time to buy a slice of this business to take advantage of its income and growth potential over the next decade. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I think this FTSE 100 dividend stock could double investors’ money “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 6th January, 2020 | More on: GSK Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I’ve long believed that buying shares in easyJet (LSE: EZJ) is a great idea given the company’s dominant role in the fast-expanding budget air travel segment. My optimism went up a notch or several, following the release of splendid trading numbers from industry rival Ryanair last week. I reckon the FTSE 100 flyer could also give its investors a lot to shout about with the release of first-quarter financials on Tuesday, 21 January.In that recent release Ryanair said that it had enjoyed a “stronger than expected Christmas and New Year travel period,” with forward bookings up 1% for between January and April. And as a consequence the Irish flyer upgraded its after-tax profit estimate of €800m to €900m for the fiscal year ending March quite considerably, to between €950m and €1.05bn.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…Getting betterIt’s clear that the low-cost carriers are benefitting from the demise of several of their industry rivals in recent times, the most recent being Thomas Cook towards the back end of last year. And what’s more, with the competition over who can offer the lowest fares raging on, and more recently oil prices rising again on the opening of a new rift between US and Iran, it’s possible that the number of operators could become a lot thinner over the short-to-medium term.City analysts certainly believe that trading conditions are getting better and better for easyJet, too. They expect the orange-liveried flyer to record an 8% annual earnings rise for the fiscal period to September 2020, and that an even-better 15% profits increase will happen in financial 2021.The number crunchers steadily upgraded their forecasts during the course of 2019 and it’s possible that more improvements will transpire once those first-quarter trading numbers come out later this month. Last time out in November easyJet said that capacity increases had helped revenues jump 8.3% in the last fiscal year, to €6.4bn, and that forward bookings for the first half of this period were “reassuring” and “slightly ahead of last year.”Dividend resurrectionThe airline is clearly a solid bet for those seeking strong earnings growth in the 2020s, in my opinion, and a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 15.5 times makes it terrific value given current broker estimates, too.But easyJet’s appeal doesn’t just end here as, despite last year’s huge dividend cut, I believe it’s a great pick for income chasers, too. Fiscal 2019’s reduced payout of 43.9p per share is expected to rise immediately to 48p in the current year before detonating to 55.1p next year. These projections create bulky yields of 3.2% and 3.7% respectively, and the business looks in good shape to meet these estimates too, with projected rewards covered 2 times by anticipated earnings and debt levels dropping.EasyJet’s share price has leapt 51% in the last six months, and I fully expect it to continue rising as we move through 2020. I’d happily by it ahead of those upcoming financials this month and hold it for years. Royston Wild | Sunday, 12th January, 2020 | More on: EZJ 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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! Want to retire in luxury? Here’s a FTSE 100 stock I think you should buy in January 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. 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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. Royston Wild | Thursday, 6th February, 2020 | More on: LLOY Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. There’s a galaxy of great blue-chip income shares for UK investors to snap up today. But I’d be content to continue ignoring Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY), despite its big dividends and low earnings multiple.Its forward P/E ratio of 8.3 times sits well below the FTSE 100 average of just below 15 times. Meanwhile, a mammoth 6.1% dividend yield for 2020 dwarfs the 4.1% prospective average that the Footsie currently offers up.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…Though the PPI scandal might be drawing to a close, the banking giant has three other colossal problems to overcome that strike me with dread. The threat of a disorderly Brexit at the end of 2020 threatens to keep UK economic conditions under pressure this year (and possibly beyond). This could lead to interest rates being kept at profits-crushing lows. And the likes of Lloyds also face the ongoing attack from so-called challenger banks.A huge challengeNew data from BDO LLP illustrate the colossal impact these rivals are having on the banking industry’s traditional players. This shows the amount of lending by newly-launched challenger banks has doubled in the last five years to a record £115bn.The accountancy and business advisers point to three factors that the new kids on the block attribute to their success: their brands not being tarnished by mis-selling scandals that have cost traditional banks billions of pounds worth of penalties; their more flexible approach to lending decisions; and their use of brand new IT systems instead of outdated legacy systems, resulting in lower costs and enabling them to offer loans to customers at more competitive rates.Whether you’re a customer, a lender or a market commentator, it’s clear that digital banking in particular has become an industry game-changer in recent years. And BDO LLP is quick to point this out in its study, noting that “challenger banks’ use of disruptive technology in digital banking services and improving customer service has helped them quickly acquire new customers.”It adds that “some of the UK’s traditional banks have been slow to catch up.”Cheap and nasty?The likes of Lloyds continue to desperately cut costs to offset the impact of falling revenues and weakening margins on their bottom line. Just this week, the Black Horse Bank announced that it was closing another 56 branches between April and October. This suggests a possible stepping up of expense-saving measures following the 15 closures it announced late last summer.Broker estimates underline why Lloyds could be desperate to accelerate branch closures. City consensus suggests that earnings will decline 3% in 2020, reflecting expectations that income will fall again.Despite these measures, I fear that a mix of mounting competition, ultra-loose monetary policy, and Brexit-related threats could keep profits on a downtrend beyond the current year. I think we could see significant downgrades to these 2020 forecasts. Lloyds is cheap, but it’s cheap because of the massive challenges it faces long into the future. And it’s a share I’m avoiding like the plague. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Should you buy Lloyds for retirement as the threat from challenger banks rises? See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Will these be the next FTSE 100 dividends to fall in the 2020 crash?

first_imgWill these be the next FTSE 100 dividends to fall in the 2020 crash? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 26th March, 2020 | More on: LLOY PSN TW “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Amid the crashing of FTSE 100 share prices, if you listen carefully you can also hear the sound of dividends pausing.Housebuilder Persimmon (LSE: PSN) is one of the latest in the FTSE 100 to suspend its payments, telling us on Wednesday that it’s decided to “cancel the proposed 125p per share interim dividend payment of surplus capital to shareholders on 2 April 2020.” In addition, the final ordinary dividend of 110p per share will be postponed and reassessed later in the year, “when the effects of the virus will be clearer.”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…It can take courage to suspend a FTSE 100 dividend, as it’s usually seen by those in the City as a sign of failure. But as a Persimmon shareholder, I fully support this action. I’m sick of seeing companies putting their balance sheets at risk to satisfy short-term demands for cash payments, and I applaud those company directors who prioritise the long-term health of their companies.Persimmon shares have fallen 40% so far during the coronavirus pandemic, and that’s after a welcome rebound over the past week.Next to fall?Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) must be a candidate for a dividend suspension too, though the FTSE 100’s biggest housebuilder hasn’t said anything since February’s full-year results.There’s probably less urgency, as the company has already confirmed its payments. They’re subject to shareholder approval, but I can’t really see any big City institutions rejecting the cash.With the Taylor Wimpey share price down 45%, the forecast dividend for the current year offers a staggering yield of 15%. Due to the timing of its results, Taylor Wimpey has a bit of breathing space now. And it doesn’t face the same need for immediate preemptive action. But I wouldn’t put a lot of confidence in that dividend forecast holding up.A suspension would surely be wise, and I fully expect to hear of one before we reach the halfway stage this year.Once the Covid-19 threat has passed, the UK will still be facing a major housing shortage. So, two companies providing essential services, both in fine financial shape, and with no debt pressures? Yep, both still long-term FTSE 100 buys in my book.FTSE 100 banksIt would be hard to look at risky FTSE 100 dividends without considering Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY).I’m a long-suffering Lloyds shareholder, and I’ve been buoyed by the progress the bank has made since the financial crisis. But it’s been one long series of setbacks, with the most drawn-out being the UK’s painfully dithering Brexit years.Since the virus threat, Lloyds shares have lost a further 35% of their value. Based on current forecasts, Lloyds shares are on a laughably low forward price-to-earnings ratio of 6.4. That’s less than half the long-term FTSE 100 average, and to my mind it means one of two things. Either Lloyds shares are a screaming bargain, or the bank is at risk of going bust.Still, if the share price is slumping, at least we have our dividends, right? Anyone buying now would be looking at a forecast 8.6% yield. But I don’t expect that to happen. I think a cut in order to preserve balance sheet strength is needed.But will Lloyds go bust? I really don’t think so, and I’m most definitely not selling my shares. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group and Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. center_img 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

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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. “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. The FTSE 100’s market crash of 2020 has been exceptionally fast-paced. A wide range of companies have suspended operations and look set to post disappointing financial performances in the current year. As such, investor sentiment has weakened to a point where many large-cap shares trade at significant discounts to their historic average valuations.While this situation may persist in the short run, over the long run the FTSE 100 offers recovery potential. Its past performance shows it’s been able to overcome every previous bear market. As such, now could be the right time to buy undervalued FTSE 100 stocks prior to their likely recovery.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A challenging futureThe impact of coronavirus on the economy has been unprecedented. Entire industries have shut down, while demand for sectors that are still operating has slumped at a pace that may never have been seen previously.At the present time, the prospect of lockdown restrictions being lifted seems to be some weeks away. As such, the near-term outlook for the FTSE 100 could be highly uncertain. Investors may decide to focus on the financial challenges posed by coronavirus. Or they could begin to look ahead to a recovery. Either way, further instability for FTSE 100 share prices seems highly likely. This could mean that investors experience further paper losses in the coming weeks.Recovery potentialBeyond the short run, a FTSE 100 recovery seems to be highly likely. The index has been able to eventually recover from every previous bear market it has faced. Sometimes it has taken a matter of months to achieve this goal while, on other occasions, it has taken several years.However, investors who buy stocks during bear markets, such as those experienced in 1987, the early 2000s and in the financial crisis, are likely to have generated high returns.Therefore, buying high-quality FTSE 100 shares today could be a shrewd move.  They may fail to deliver recoveries in the remainder of 2020. But, over the coming years, the FTSE 100’s current price level and its track record suggest that there is significant scope for capital gains across its variety of sectors.Risk managementOf course, to take part in any economic recovery a company must have the financial strength to survive the present challenges. As such, focusing your capital on businesses with modest debt levels, strong market positions, and access to substantial amounts of cash, could reduce your overall risks.Likewise, diversifying across a variety of industries and geographies could be a sound move. Some countries may return to economic normality faster than others in the coming months, and companies operating in those areas may make stronger gains versus their industry peers.Clearly, the present time is an uncertain period for FTSE 100 shares. But it could also be the right time to buy high-quality shares while they are trading at low prices. Just as it was during previous bear markets prior to their eventual recoveries. 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 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Thursday, 9th April, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. Every stock market crash offers bargain shares. I’d grab cheap FTSE 100 stocks todaylast_img read more

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3 reasons why I’d buy bargain stocks after the coronavirus crash

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. 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. The stock market’s recent crash means that many companies are trading at bargain price levels that have not been seen since the global financial crisis. In the short term, further declines could be ahead depending on news regarding coronavirus. However, over the coming years a stock market recovery seems likely due to the track record of equities following bear markets.With other asset classes set to offer relatively unimpressive returns as monetary policy has become more accommodative in response to the economic challenges that are ahead, the relative appeal of undervalued stocks could be high.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…Recovery prospectsThe chances of a stock market recovery, and bull market, may seem to be low at the present time. The outlook for the economy is highly uncertain, and the financial impact of coronavirus is currently unknown. This could cause investor sentiment to be highly changeable in the short run.However, over the long run, a stock market recovery appears to be highly likely. And signs are already being seen as investors react to crumbs of good news. The track record of global equities shows that even the most severe recessions and crashes have failed to keep stock prices permanently low. After every bear market there has always been a bull market. While the prospect of a sustained rise in stock prices may seem unlikely now, fiscal and monetary policy stimulus across major economies may lead to strong returns for equity investors.As such, through allocating your capital to stocks at the present time, you can take advantage of a likely recovery over the long run that could boost your portfolio returns.Do low valuations mean bargain stocks?As mentioned, many stocks are trading at prices last seen during the financial crisis. This may dissuade some investors from buying them, but it could prove to be a logical time to add them to your portfolio.Most investors seek to buy stocks when they are trading at low prices, and sell them when they trade at higher prices. For them to be cheap, there usually must be a clear reason, such as a recession. While economic challenges can cause some companies to go out of business, buying financially-sound businesses while they offer wide margins of safety can be a shrewd move.Not only do they have a high chance of surviving the current crisis, they may be able to gain market share and generate higher returns in the long run.Relative appealWhile equities may offer improving returns in the coming years, other mainstream assets such as cash and bonds could struggle to produce inflation-beating performances. Low interest rates may remain in place for some time, as policymakers seek to boost the economy’s prospects. Therefore, on a relative basis the appeal of stocks could be exceptionally high.Through buying a diverse range of companies, you can reduce your overall risks. They may take time to produce high returns, but in the coming years, equities may prove to be a relatively attractive asset class that is worth buying today. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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