Why I think the BAE share price is a steal

first_imgWhy I think the BAE share price is a steal Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Tom Rodgers “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img The BAE Systems (LSE:BA) share price is now 28% cheaper than its 2020 peak. And I think the FTSE 100 stalwart could offer me remarkable long-term value at these levels. Let me tell you why. Demand for BAE products remains extremely strong. Given BAE’s size and strength, its sales numbers are mind-bogglingly 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…On 12 November 2020 for example, BAE announced it had won a £1.2bn contract to engineer components for 38 Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft for the German Air Force. Military intelligenceAs well as being a reliable income stream to bolster the BAE share price long term, the military is an important sector because world governments are continually innovating and upgrading their systems. This only allows BAE to sell products consistently year after year. It also means that BAE is able to re-engineer battlefield tech to develop new product lines. Let’s take drones, for example. BAE’s unmanned aerial vehicles were first developed as combat systems with a £185m investment in 2013. That produced the Rolls-Royce engine-powered Taranis drone.Out of that innovation today we have the BAE Systems PHASA-35, an aerial craft that flies in the upper reaches of the earth’s atmosphere and can be used to boost communications networks, help beam 5G to the ground, or aid disaster relief efforts worldwide.It’s not very snappily named, but it is an impressive piece of kit. With a 35-metre wingspan and a solar-powered electric engine, the PHASA-35 can remain in flight for 12 months at a time. And it might sound like sci-fi, but as the BBC reported in November, Germany plans 5G drone trials by 2024.BAE share price futureThe BAE share price is trading at a particularly cheap P/E ratio of 10.3, well below the FTSE 100 average. So now could be a great time for me to buy in for the long term.The company also offers a plump 5% dividend yield, which I really like. I wrote almost exactly 12 months ago that the BAE share price represented the best of UK defence prospects. While the shares have dipped 10% from that point in time, my view has not altered one iota. That’s because the future looks strong. The $2bn buyup of Raytheon’s Airbone Tactical Radios division gives BAE more chance to expand its US division. And the US is one of the world’s largest military spenders. Flying aheadMore than half of the FTSE 100 delayed dividends in the face of Covid-19. And the BAE share price was hit when the defence giant did the same in April. But I saw this as a prudent cost-control measure with all the uncertainty around.However, defence contractors qualified as key workers throughout the pandemic. So orders still flowed throughout the period and factories continued operating. And I believe BAE has seen off the worst of the disruption. A November trading update revealed underlying earnings per share were better than expected. “Demand for our capabilities remains high with order intake ahead of our original pre-Covid planning,” the company noted. So it was no surprise to me when 2019’s 13.8p final dividend returned in full in September. CEO Dr Charles Woodburn also raised the 2020 interim dividend by 4.4% to 9.4p per share. This is due to be paid on 30 November. In an uncertain world, an investment in BAE is an increasingly attractive and sensible option, in my view. It’s on my watch list. Tom Rodgers | Friday, 13th November, 2020 | More on: BA Image source: BAE Systems Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. TomRodgers 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. 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

Aston Martin or Rolls-Royce shares? Here’s what I’d do

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Dan Peeke | Friday, 20th November, 2020 | More on: AML RR Aston Martin or Rolls-Royce shares? Here’s what I’d do March’s market crash saw the share price of both Aston Martin Holdings (LSE:AML) and Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) plummet. On the surface, most would connect both companies to the luxury automotive industry. However, while Aston Martin is still manufacturing cars, Rolls-Royce sold that side of its business 40 years ago and has since focused (mostly) on aviation.  Aston Martin SharesSince it was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in October 2018, the Aston Martin share price has dropped by 95% (admittedly, partly due to dilution). My colleague G A Chester is very bearish on the share, saying: “There’s not a cat in hell’s chance the Aston Martin share price will ever return to £19”. That may be so, but now that the company has dropped from 499p at the start of February to its current 80p — which it has roughly maintained since April — is Aston Martin a good investment today?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Well, relatively new executive chairman Lawrence Stroll seems to think so. His investment fund spent millions on a 25% stake. He has streamlined the company’s operations and announced a plan to target £2bn of revenue by 2025. However, I think there are many reasons to avoid Aston Martin and look at Rolls-Royce shares instead.  The brand is, first and foremost, not currently profitable. Then, even if Stroll’s plan works, AML has to work its way through a mountain of ever-increasing debt, and certain concerned lenders have hit it with a 10.5% interest rate. This doesn’t bode well for shareholders looking for dividend payouts and trying to avoid being diluted further.On top of all of that, Aston Martin has a history of issues that includes major, consistent losses and seven bankruptcies. I think it’s best avoided.Rolls-Royce SharesWhile notable, the Covid-induced price change in Rolls-Royce shares (down 62% between February 2 and April 2) was less dramatic than that of Aston Martin. It’s currently worth around 100p, with its price rising since Covid vaccine developments were announced.An interesting distinction between Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin is the necessity of their services. Cars were still needed during the pandemic, planes (for the most part) weren’t. As the world returns to normal, Rolls-Royce’s business should pick up and hopefully its share price will follow suit. Aston Martin might not experience that to the same degree, although a recovery in the luxury sector would help it. Furthermore, Rolls-Royce CEO, Warren East, has announced a confident recapitalisation plan and a £750m free cash flow target for 2022 onwards. When compared to its current price, this much free cash flow would make for good share value.That said, there are many drawbacks. The company is predicted to make a loss of more than £2.5bn this year, while Edward Sheldon views it as a ‘low-quality’ stock due to a track record of loss and a distinct risk of future financial issues. He also points out that, even though the airline industry returning to normal will help Rolls-Royce shares, we shouldn’t bank on this happening for a good few years.As a result, I wouldn’t be too keen on buying Aston Martin or Rolls-Royce shares right now. However, if I was looking for a long term investment and was okay with a little risk, I’d lean towards Rolls-Royce. 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 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Dan Peeke 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Aston Martin See all posts by Dan Peekelast_img read more

2021 dividend forecasts: Lloyds, HSBC, Centrica

first_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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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” Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_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. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 26th November, 2020 | More on: CNA HSBA LLOY In 2019, the FTSE 100 delivered approximately 4.7% in dividend returns. In 2020, it looks set to be slashed to around 3.2%, though I think that’s still a decent yield. Forecasts are already looking better for 2021, with a yield of around 4.2% on the cards. Today, I’m looking at three stocks I’d buy for dividends in 2021.Banking dividend cutLloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) severely cut its dividend in the early days of the Covid-19 crisis. That was at the behest of the Prudential Regulation Authority, but probably wise anyway. Possibly a handy opportunity for Lloyds too, as I think its rapid dividend progress since emerging from the banking crash was perhaps a bit hasty.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With the final dividend for 2019 suspended, that year produced a 1.8% yield — down from more than 6% in 2018. And it’s only the dividends that had been keeping me cheerful about my Lloyds shareholding. The current pandemic year looks set to deliver a dividend of only a little over 1% from Lloyds.Analysts are forecast an earnings rebound in 2021, though not quite back to 2019 levels. But a dividend restored to about half of 2018’s pre-cut payment would yield 4.5% on the current share price. That’s only possible because Lloyds shares are down 40% in 2020. But I think it represents a great buying opportunity, and it’s a top-up candidate for me.A 2021 recovery pickI turn now to Centrica (LSE: CNA), whose earnings have been sliding for years. Centrica pared its 2019 dividend to the bone, though I reckon that was seriously overdue. It was another company in trouble, with dividends sliding into uncovered territory. But it stubbornly kept paying, for at least two years too long in my view.The 2020 dividend is set to yield only 1.3% this year. And that’s after Centrica shares have shed almost 80% of their value in five years. The price is down 47% so far in 2020. Still, Centrica bottomed in April and has since climbed 60%.There should be a further earnings slip this year. But analysts finally have an upturn on the cards for 2021. If they have it right, we’ll see a modest uptick in earnings and the reinstatement of a decent dividend. It’ll be a lot less than the old days, but on today’s share price it would yield 4.6%. I rate Centrica a recovery opportunity to keep an eye on.Eastern focusMy third choice is another bank, HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA). HSBC is a worldwide giant, with a reach stretching around the world. In recent years it’s been looking a bit cumbersome and a bit over-extended, when many banks are striving to be more lean and streamlined.To rectify that, HSBC has been reducing headcounts and is refocusing on its most profitable home markets in the Far East. Is it a British or European bank? Or is it a Hong Kong bank? Well, the clue’s in the name, and a swing back towards its roots should improve the long-term outlook.The dividend was cut along with the rest, and it’s set to yield around 1.5% this year. But a forecast hike in 2021 would take it to 5.8%. I do wonder if cover of only around 1.5x might be a bit tight during a restructuring phase. But I see a solid long-term future for HSBC dividends, and it joins my candidates for 2021. 2021 dividend forecasts: Lloyds, HSBC, Centrica See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Covid-19 vaccine: 3 top UK shares I’d buy right now

first_imgCovid-19 vaccine: 3 top UK shares I’d buy right now In the past month, not one but three Covid-19 vaccines have shown themselves to be effective against the virus. I think this is extremely positive for UK shares. As such, I’ve been scanning the market for stocks that I think could benefit from the treatment. Here are just three of the firms I’m watching right now. Covid-19 vaccine: 3 top UK sharesPubs are set to be one of the primary beneficiaries of a vaccine. The hospitality sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, and unfortunately, many pubs have already closed their doors forever.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, pubco Fuller Smith & Turner (LSE: FSTA) stands head and shoulders above the competition, in my opinion. The company entered the crisis with a solid balance sheet. Net debt was around £20m compared to property assets of more than £600m. This has helped it weather the crisis. According to its recent results, customers were quick to return to the firm’s establishments when they reopened over the summer. I reckon the same will happen after the second lockdown and in the new year.While one might be able to achieve a higher return owning other UK shares, Fuller’s quick recovery last time and strong balance sheet have convinced me that this business can make it through the crisis in one piece and possibly emerge stronger on the other side. Other operations may not be so lucky. Those with a lot of debt and large rent obligations could struggle if sales do not bounce back and operating costs increase.Growing oil demandAs the global economy recovers from the pandemic, oil and gas demand is expected to recover. I think this should help push the BP (LSE: BP) share price higher. This is one of the worst-performing UK shares in 2020. However, I believe that the worst is now behind the business. The price of oil has risen substantially in recent weeks. BP has also taken an axe to costs, pushing down its cost of production. As well as all of the above, the company has committed to invest billions in renewable energy over the next few years. This initiative should help the corporation reduce its dependence on hydrocarbons going forward. With a mid-single-digit dividend yield on offer as well, I think it’s possible this company could produce high total returns for my portfolio in the years ahead. Global diversificationCruise ship operator Carnival (LSE: CCL) has suffered more than many other UK shares over the past nine months. Luckily, investors have been happy to support the enterprise. The group has raised billions of dollars in debt and new cash to keep the lights on throughout the crisis. With the light starting to show at the end of the tunnel, Carnival can now consider how it’s going to move forward. All indicators suggest customers will return. Bookings have surged since the Covid-19 vaccine news was announced. As such, I’d consider buying the stock at current levels. The firm is past the worst. It hasn’t collapsed, and customers are thinking of returning. While it could be some time before activity returns to 2019 levels, Carnival looks cheap compared to history. Like other badly effected UK shares, I think there’s a strong chance the stock could rebound in the short term as investor sentiment improves.  Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 28th November, 2020 | More on: BP CCL FSTA Rupert Hargreaves does not own any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fuller Smith & Turner. 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 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.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. 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” Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

2 UK shares I’d buy in a Stocks and Shares ISA for the new bull market!

first_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge I’m on the hunt for top UK shares to buy in 2021. Here are two I’m seriously thinking of adding to my Stocks and Shares ISA today.In a nosediveI don’t think Ryanair Holdings (LSE: RYA) is a UK share that’s for those of a nervous disposition. But it’s one I think could emerge as one of London’s hottest recovery plays in the new bull market.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 Irish flyer’s share price has dropped sharply since the start of 2021. It’s down 13% as market makers have headed for the emergency exits. I think Ryanair’s fresh dive should come as no surprise amid a flurry of fresh Covid-19 travel rules. News that the UK is floating the idea of making foreign arrivals stay in quarantine hotels is one of the new dangers facing the airlines.The risks to Ryanair’s profits in 2021 are considerable in my opinion. Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out across the globe, sure. However, with authorities failing to get a grip on the health crisis, and new variants of the virus emerging, who knows when the business will get the bulk of its fleet off the ground again? I’d say problems concerning vaccine delivery in recent days offer another reason for the risk-averse to be concerned.Riding out the stormHaving said that, I don’t think Ryanair is in danger of going under like some of its rivals have. And as a long-term investor, I feel this provides me with an appetising buying opportunity. According to Morgan Stanley the business has almost 15 months’ worth of liquidity based on current run rates. I’m confident this should see it through the worst of the crisis.Again, I’m someone who invests for the long term. I buy UK shares with a view to holding them for a decade or more. And so I’m not concerned by City forecasts that suggest Ryanair will record losses of 73 US cents per share this fiscal year (to March 2021). I’m encouraged by predictions that the Dublin firm will bounce back to record earnings of 56 cents a share in financial 2022.Besides, I feel that Ryanair’s solid balance sheet will allow it to make the most of the eventual recovery. This doesn’t just include its chances to ramp up its operations swiftly as the fight against Covid-19 turns. As IAG’s takeover of Air Europa shows, the landscape will be ripe with exciting acquisition opportunities when the dust settles. I’d buy for the long term.Another UK share on my radarBefore I go, I’d also like to quickly talk about Ten Entertainment Group. The tenpin bowling operator faces the same profit dangers as Ryanair in terms of Covid-19 restrictions. But this UK share is also in good financial health to help it navigate the crisis.Indeed, recent government loans and changes to its revolving credit facility mean that the leisure giant has enough liquidity to last “well into 2022,” it says. The bowling craze in Britain is far from over and I think profits from Ten Entertainment’s high-margin and market-leading centres could roll in again when lockdowns are eventually lifted. Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 | More on: RYA Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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 Image source: Getty Images 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. 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. 2 UK shares I’d buy in a Stocks and Shares ISA for the new bull market! See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

2 of my favourite UK shares to buy in an ISA after the 2020 stock market crash

first_img See all posts by Royston Wild 2 of my favourite UK shares to buy in an ISA after the 2020 stock market crash 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Royston Wild | Saturday, 30th January, 2021 | More on: SMDS UKW Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I don’t care about the worsening economic outlook for 2021. For my money, buying UK shares remains a brilliant idea right now. Hundreds of Stocks and Shares ISA investors became millionaires during the bull market of the 2010s. They watched the UK shares they bought in the depths of the banking crisis soar in value in the following decade. It showed how those with a patient approach to stock investing can make a fortune.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Inspired by their successes, I’ve continued buying for my own ISA following the 2020 crash. Here’s two UK shares I think could do wonders for my portfolio:A UK share on my ISA watchlistI believe that getting exposure to renewable energy is a brilliant idea as the climate crisis worsens. Data from electricity industry think tank Ember shows just how strongly the use of wind, solar, and hydroelectric sources is ballooning. It says that renewable usage in Britain accounted for 42% of all power generated last year. This compares with the 41% that was generated by fossil fuels.I think the use of green energy sources is only going to get stronger and stronger too. And I also think this will benefit stocks like Greencoat UK Wind (LSE: UKW), a company that invests in wind farms across all four countries of the UK. Current legislation demands a 100% reduction in greenhouse gas net emissions by 2050 relative to their 1990 levels.Right now, Greencoat UK Wind trades on an elevated price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 45 times. It’s important to note that such a high multiple leave the share in danger of a severe price correction if the company’s business performance turns out to be disappointing.On the plus side, though, at current prices the utilities giant also carries a 5.1% dividend yield for 2021. This smashes the broader 3.1% forward average for the broader UK share space to smithereens. I don’t own Greencoat in my ISA currently but I’m thinking seriously about piling in soon.Banking on e-commerceI think having exposure to e-commerce is another sound investment idea in the 2020s. I’ve gotten in on the act by investing in Tritax Big Box REIT and Clipper Logistics in my Stocks and Shares ISA. Trade at these UK shares is booming as increasing online shopping volumes bolster demand for their warehousing and distribution services.I also own shares in DS Smith (LSE: SMDS) to try to profit from e-commerce by 2030 too. This business supplies the sort of packing that Internet retailers use to get their products to their customers. Its industry-leading record of innovation means that the FTSE 100 firm’s products can be used across a variety of retail sectors, too. The company may see earnings come under pressure should a slow economic recovery weigh on broader consumer spending levels, however.Today this UK share trades on a forward P/E ratio of around 18 times. This is above the FTSE 100 historical average of 15 times, sure. But I think the immense profits opportunities that the soaring e-commerce market will present merit this blue chip’s current valuation. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.center_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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild owns shares of Clipper Logistics, DS Smith, and Tritax Big Box REIT. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Clipper Logistics, DS Smith, Greencoat UK Wind, and Tritax Big Box REIT. 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 Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.last_img read more

National League 2 North round 6 review

first_imgLoughborough Students’ stay of absence from the summit of Two North lasted only one week after they ran in nine tries in a 67-27 win over Kendal toleapfrog Fylde in the table. Minus Jason Robinson, who failed a late fitness test, Fylde slipped to their first defeat of the season at home to Leicester Lions.The Lions won 32-30 and they now lie in third, just behind Westoe. A first half try double for Matt Smith helped Westoe to a 27-19 win over Harrogate.The Lions and Westoe put their 100% records on the line when they meet each other at Lutterworth Road on Saturday, while Loughborough will be mindful ofthe attacking threat posed by Harrogate. Fylde travel to Nuneaton who are still searching for their first win and were well- beaten at Huddersfield last time out.Huddersfield, 57-13 winners, easily preserved their unbeaten home record and wing James Wood grabbed a hat- trick. They are now seventh – one point and LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mark Pease scored twice as Morley followed up last week’s encouraging display against Loughborough with their first win of the season: a 27-14 success atbasement side Manchester. Morley will be confident of doubling up against Rugby Lions while Manchester travel to Kendal.center_img one place above Hull – their next opponent.Preston Grasshoppers notched 50 points for the second successive week in winning 50-24 at Rugby Lions. ‘Hoppers now host a Hull Ionians side whose ownrecent good form came to a halt against Luctonians. Luctonians play Caldy.last_img read more

Schalk Brits – Saracens and South Africa

first_img Schalk Brits He’s been named player of the 2009/2010 season, a fitting title for a man thats had alot to prove. Rugby World caught up with ‘Twinkle Toes’ to chat about cars going missing, living in the northern hemisphere and finishing his studies. RUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers in the Saracens squad?SCHALK BRITS: Definitely Goodey (Alex Goode) and Saully (Andy Saull) to a certain extent, and then Glen (Jackson) had his humour.RW: Can you tell us any practical jokes?SB: Skusey (Richard Skuse) takes Vaseline and puts it on your car door handles. I’ve put sticky spray on people’s windows before. Cars get hidden after training too, so it takes you ages to find them. There’s a lot of space to hide cars!RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?SB: Juandre Kruger and Mouritz Botha having a go at each other in a game last season and both getting a yellow card without even throwing a punch! And Glen Jackson going off at every single ref. He’s going to get it dished out if he ever referees in the northern hemisphere!RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?SB: Intelligence, if that’s a superpower. It’s between that and speed, and wanting to solve a lot of problems like the economy, the oil spill… On a lighter note, teleporting would be nice. No flights, no waiting in queues. Cool!RW: What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought?SB: Scaletrix. Four years ago I bought a massive set for Ernst Joubert’s birthday. We only used  it three times and it was a lot of money!RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?SB: Photos, my dogs Zoe and Mila, and my fiancée Colinda, but the rest can burn!RW: What are your nicknames?SB: I was called Smiley in South Africa because I smile a lot. I’ve been called Twinkle Toes before, but I don’t like that one much!Sights, Snow and Studies…RW: Any phobias?SB: I really dislike snakes. On the golf courses in South Africa there are a lot of snakes and if you go into the bush to look for your ball you just see the movement. It’s the most scary thing!RW: What’s the best thing about living in the UK?SB: The people are amazing. And you can travel anywhere from London. This year I’ve been to Rome, Portugal, Croatia, Paris…RW: And the worst? SB: London has the most amazing summer but the worst winter! Coming from Cape Town, it rains a lot, but this year here has been freezing. We played some games in the snow and it was frozen solid against Leeds – it’s been a whole new experience!RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?SB: Any of my rugby mates; I could talk to them for hours. And I’ve never met Nelson Mandela but I’d like to be stuck in a lift with him!RW: Any bad habits?SB: I’m forgetful. I’ve lost a lot of shades, wallets and cables. Right now I can’t find my shaver’s cable!RW: What couldn’t you live without?SB: A toothbrush. And I like my music so my iPod – the only music I’m not really into is jazz. And my MacBook.RW: Who’s your perfect woman?SB: Colinda! She has to be independent, loving and intelligent.RW: Any regrets?SB: The Premiership final is a regret, and I wouldn’t have minded coming to England a bit earlier. But no, I live in the moment.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?SB: At Stellenbosch I studied accountancy and at the moment I’m doing CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). I wouldn’t mind finishing that.RW: When was the last time you creased up?SB: I’ve smiled a lot during this conversation, but otherwise on a sailing trip round Croatia with friends this summer. There are a lot of good memories from that trip, having a couple of beers and talking rubbish to the boys!Check out his profile for South AfricaScoring a cheeky try… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Saracens Learn more about Schalk’s teammates at Saracens…David Strettlelast_img read more

Samoan George Stowers heading to Ospreys

first_img“George will bring a real physical presence to our back-row, and as we experienced ourselves in the two games against London Irish in the Heineken Cup, he provides a real nuisance value, making life incredibly difficult for the opposition with his high work-rate.“He is also a proven leader with experience of captaincy at international level, and we’ve no doubt that he will prove to be a real asset to the Ospreys over the next two years. As a player who has made a huge impact in England during the last two seasons, we are extremely pleased to have secured his services and we look forward to welcoming him to Ospreylia.” Back-rower Stowers scoring for IrishThe Ospreys are delighted to confirm that Samoan international back-rower George Stowers has signed a two-year contract with the region.A powerful runner at 1.88m tall and weighing 112kg, he is renowned for his ferocity in the tackle and contact area, as well as being a skilful ball handler. Equally effective at number eight or blindside flanker, he will join the Ospreys next season after two years in the Aviva Premiership with London Irish.Having moved to Auckland as a teenager, Apia born Stowers played for Pukekohe RFC before progressing to Counties Manukau in the NPC, and then into the Waikato Chiefs Super 12 squad for the 2000 season. Two years later he moved to Japan to play for the Kobe club, where he stayed for seven years until moving to the Madejski Stadium to play for Irish in 2009. To date, he has made 40 appearances for the Exiles, scoring six tries. Two of his 23 appearances this season came against the Ospreys in the Heineken Cup.Stowers’ international debut came against Ireland at Lansdowne Road in November 2001, but he had to wait seven years for his next cap, which came in a Pacific Nations Cup match against Fiji in June 2008. Since then he has been a regular in the Samoa starting XV, earning 20 caps to date, with three tries to his credit. He has captained his country on seven occasions, including the narrow 17-13 loss to Wales at the Millennium Stadium in 2009.Speaking after signing for the Ospreys, Stowers commented:“I’m excited about signing for the Ospreys and what looks like an exciting challenge ahead. I’ve spoken at length to the coaches about their vision for the team, had a good look around the first class facilities there, and I’m really looking forward to being able to play a part in what they are trying to achieve. TAGS: London IrishOspreys LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “I’ve played against the Ospreys twice this season so I know a bit about the squad there, and from what I’ve seen of them over the last few months in the LV= Cup and the Magners League, there’s strength in depth with some really good youngsters coming through that I can help develop.“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to be part of a forward thinking and ambitious set-up, and it’s an exciting move for me, personally and professionally, that will allow me to experience rugby in new environments.”Elite Performance Director, Andrew Hore, said: READING, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 31: George Stowers of London Irish celebrates as he scores a try during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Sale Sharks at the Madejski Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Reading, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) last_img read more

Rugby Book Review – Rugby in the 19th Century

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Armchair Zone with Alan Pearey – Deputy EditorRugby School pupils dressed in 19th century garb during the 1991 World CupThere have been some cracking rugby history books down the years, but never have we been treated to rugby writing by the men who were there at the time. Until now.This collection of 17 contemporary essays from the 19th century is not consistently interesting – the advice on on-field positions, for example, is similar to the modern day – but the good stuff shouldn’t be missed.The principal author, Bertram Fletcher Robinson, was a three-time Cambridge Blue and his description of a typical match day in Yorkshire puts you right in the shoes of an 1890s club player: cold beef and beer for lunch, taking a drag to the ground, no pre-match practice so as not to spoil the ‘entrance’, and shouts of “Come on you men, play up!” by the captain.The 1890s was the time of the Great Schism, after a row about broken-time payments. Robinson and leading players of the day not only spell out their arguments for an amateur code but champion rugby’s value as a character-building athletic pursuit, decry sport as an exhibition (“exercise for 30 men is a poor return for the idleness of 30,000”) and suggest ways in which it could be improved.Never pass in your own 25 unless you can pass like a Welshman, argues England cap RH Cattell. Abolish heeling, says his colleague HB Tristram, because once the ball is out all the forwards are offside! He contends that our friends across the pond understood this and so gave birth to American Football.The book, an original copy of which costs £250, was compiled by a scientist, Paul R Spiring, who spent three years researching Robinson’s life for the introduction. RW RATING 4/5BUY IT AT:  mxpublishing.co.uk RRP:  £14.99   PUBLISHED BY:  MX PublishingGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the June 2010 issue of Rugby World Magazine Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. TAGS: Book Review last_img read more