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July 5, 2021 | |Post a Comment

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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline 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. Forget Lloyds Bank shares! I’d buy this FTSE 100 5% yielder instead 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” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold | Monday, 27th July, 2020 | More on: GSK LLOY It’s been an exhausting and frustrating journey for holders of Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) shares over the past few years.Those buying the stock to benefit from a hoped-for long recovery period after the credit crunch and great recession have been largely disappointed. And now, to cap it all, the bank has axed its dividends in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.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 problems with Lloyds sharesI admit it’s not Lloyds’ fault. The entire banking industry in the UK came under pressure from regulators to cancel dividend payments for the remainder of 2020. And that adds up to around £13.5bn snatched from income-seeking investors across the whole sector.However, dividends aren’t the only problem with Lloyds’ shares. The underlying banking business is as cyclical as businesses get. It’s no surprise that the stock was one of the biggest plungers in the spring stock market crash.But if you are into cyclical investing, there’s a good case for the shares being a decent buy now. Indeed, the price-to-book rating is below 0.5. Earnings have slumped this year after a long period of annual rises. The share price is on the floor. And the dividend is toast. Theoretically, there isn’t a better time to buy the stock than right now.But have you the stomach for it? I haven’t. Rather than thinking of a dark horse, I view Lloyds as a dog when it comes to its investment potential. Sure, it could lead the market higher in the next stock market bull run. After all, bank shares are ‘supposed’ to be among the first into and the first out of recessions. But a cyclical stock like Lloyds would only ever be a relatively short-term trade for me, to catch the next up-leg.But Lloyds’ credentials as a serial-disappointer remain strong. I’d rather ditch the stock completely and look for dividend survivors of this crisis. When I find them, I’m likely to invest for the long haul and allow the process of compounding to build my investment over time. One decent candidate is pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK).Why I think value is buildingThe company hasn’t raised its dividend for a long time, but it hasn’t cut it either. Meanwhile, revenue earnings and cash flow have been generally drifting upwards for years, albeit slowly. And the pharmaceutical sector is known for its defensive qualities. Indeed, medicine consumption tends to be a steady thing uncorrelated to the ups and downs of the economy.To me, GlaxoSmithKline looks like it’s well placed to keep on churning out those shareholder dividends for decades to come. Recent restructuring plans and a steady stream of positive announcements keep me optimistic about the future of the business. The dividend may be flat, but I think value is building in the business.With the share price near 1,575p, the forward-looking dividend yield for next year sits just above 5%. And the earnings multiple is a modest-looking 13 or so that year. I’d buy the stock right now. 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. 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July 5, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Or you could try this exciting opportunity. If I was looking to invest £1k today, I’d think myself lucky. Following the stock market crash, there are plenty of bargains to be found on the FTSE 100. The biggest problem might be deciding which dirt-cheap share to buy, given the choice out there.One issue I wouldn’t worry about is whether the stock market rally is set to continue, as Covid-19 vaccination programmes are put in place. While we all want the pandemic to be over as quickly as possible, what happens in the next few months shouldn’t affect how you invest £1k 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…You should be investing your £1k for a minimum five years and, ideally 20, 30, or 40 years. Over such a lengthy period, today’s number one worry will one day seem like a blip.Tempting FTSE 100 sharesIf I was looking to invest £1k today, or any other sum, I’d spend more time wondering which sector to target.Should I make a beeline for shares that have been hit hardest by the pandemic, such as airlines, cruise operators, pub chains, hotels and oil & gas firms? Or should I look for stocks that have done well out of the last six months? Or, to put it another way, should I buy dirt-cheap Cineworld, or expensive Ocado Group?I like to think of myself as a contrarian investor, one who loves picking up shares when they’re cheap, with the aim of holding them for the long run. However, I’m wary of companies such as budget airline operator easyJet and jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce Group. Both have surged since Pfizer‘s vaccine news broke on 9 November, but things could get tougher going forward. Their businesses have taken a severe hit. They’re not as cheap as they were. The recovery will be bumpy.On the other hand, I’d shun lockdown winners. Food delivery companies such as Ocado and Just Eat Takeaway have climbed strongly as orders grew, and could suffer as people rush to eat out again next year. They’re too expensive for me.Here’s how I’d invest my £1k todayIf investing £1k in today’s market, I’d target top FTSE 100 companies with strong and stable future. Pharmaceutical giants AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline would be high on my list, for income and growth. So would consumer companies with a broad portfolio of everyday branded products and loyal customers, notably Reckitt Benckiser Group and Unilever, as well as spirits giant Diageo.US tech stocks have thrashed all-comers. I’d consider investing my £1k in FTSE 100 winners of the future such as Experian, Relx and Sage Group. I think UK shares could start playing catch-up if, and when, Brexit is resolved.There’s a lot of choice out there. Whichever stock I buy, I’ll be holding it for the long term, to give my money time to grow. Then I’d start planning my next £1k investment. The more money you invest, the better your chances of achieving financial freedom, and possibly even retiring early. Image source: Getty Images 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 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Experian, GlaxoSmithKline, RELX, Sage Group, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Harvey Jones | Monday, 23rd November, 2020 Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Harvey Jones Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! 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December 18, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgGarden waste is dropped off at the Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Facility, where it is chipped and cut into small bits. This is then sent to be converted into compost. (Images: Lorraine Kearney)South Africa recycles 22% of all its plastic products, with 47 000 informal jobs created through saving waste from landfills, according to Anton Hanekom, the executive director of Plastics SA.Hanekom was speaking to representatives of the parliamentary portfolio committees on the environment, trade and industry, and small business. The officials undertook a study tour on 18 September of the Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Facility and Tuffy Manufacturing, in Cape Town, to get a better understanding of the value of recycling.The tour was an element of the annual National Clean-up and Recycle Week, which ran from 14 to 19 September. Brand South Africa was a partner on the tour and a stakeholder in clean-up week through its Play Your Part initiative. Play Your Part is a national campaign that prompts all South Africans to contribute to positive change. The clean-up week, with the social media hashtag #CleanUpSA, was a perfect example of this. It encourages all South Africans to separate their waste, recycle and keep their environments clean.The week culminated in the 30th International Coastal Clean-up Day on 19 September. On this day, millions of volunteers worldwide clean up coastlines and waterways. Every year, thousands of kilograms of almost every imaginable type of waste is removed along the world’s shorelines, and – according to Plastics SA – South Africa is recognised as one of the leading participants. Deon Kotze, the senior foreman at the Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Facility, explains to the parliamentarians how the facility works.FOUR STEPS TO SUCCESSPlastics SA, an NPO, is the umbrella body for the South African plastics industry. It represents the whole value chain in the industry, from raw material to recyclers to fabricators. Hanekom explained to the parliamentarians its four pillars, which would ultimately result in a cleaner environment and more jobs and skills:Zero plastics to landfill: The goal was no plastic waste going to landfill. This had obvious environmental implications, but it was also important because plastic was valuable. “Even used plastic has value,” said Hanekom. “Most of South Africa’s good quality, clean used plastic is exported to China, where it is used to create products.”Growth and increasing capacity: In South Africa, we used 27kg of plastics per person; in the US, this was 140kg per person, meaning there was plenty of opportunity to grow the industry, particularly through exports into Africa beyond SADC. Linked to this was the idea of replacing imports, Hanekom explained. “We import a lot of finished products. We are looking at how to replace these, make these locally. We need to ask the question: ‘Am I not exporting a job when I buy imported products?’” Developing local capacity through building black industrialists was key to filling these gaps in the value chain.Innovation: This builds on from the second pillar. “Thirty years ago, we created world performers, such as the Kreepy Krauly, but we have lost that initiative and creativity. So innovation is our third focus. We are working with universities to create and innovate. Linked to this is skills development. We need to prepare for the future by building the skills today.”Working together: Partnerships with all three levels of government as well as other role players need to be built to jointly tackle these issues and move forward. “We can’t solve these problems on our own; [we] need to work together,” said Hanekom.One of the more startling finds is that South Africa recycles more than 280 000 tons of plastic packaging a year. (Image: Plastics SA)KEY FINDINGSHanekom unpacked some of the key findings of the Plastix 911 survey of the plastics recycling industry in 2014, saying 1.4 m tons of plastics from domestic production and imported materials were converted in South Africa in the year. A total of 315 600 tons of plastics were diverted from landfill in 2014, an increase of 9% over 2013. The diversion from landfill rate was 22.5%, up from 20% in 2013.Plastics going to landfill decreased by 3.2% in 2014. Formal employment in the sector increased by 34% to 6 037 workers; informal employment increased to 47 420 – this meant that 53 457 jobs were sustained in the plastics recycling sector, an increase of 11.4% over 2013.It is an important industry, and is defined as a priority sector by the government. Plastics manufacturing contributes approximately 1.6% to South Africa’s gross domestic product and 14.2% to the manufacturing sector.Turning to job creation, Hanekom said the association trained more than 3 000 people a year in various skills for the industry. Its focus was to create more opportunities in small industries, and thus create more jobs. At present, there were an estimated 1 800 converters in the country – companies that turned plastic into product – and about 221 recycling companies. Most of these were small, medium and micro enterprises.“There is value in the waste,” Hanekom pointed out. “For example, PET bottles are either recycled back to bottles, or they are broken down into fibres, which are then used for things such as duvet inners, jacket linings, T-shirts, fleecy tops and shoes.”But there was a lack of clean, useful waste to recycle, making separation at source a big drive for the association. “Households should have two bags of waste – one that goes to landfill, that cannot be reused, the other for all other waste, which should be collected and professionally separated, before it is sent into the recycle stream.”Education and incentive were critical to recycling. The public needed to be made aware of recycling, and they needed to be encouraged to do so. It would create jobs and save the environment, he concluded.South Africa converts 1.4 tons of virgin material into plastic products each year. ( Image: Plastics SA)FAST FACTSSouth Africa diverts about 315 600 tons of plastic from landfills every year, and recovers 33% of all plastics packaging material.South Africa converts 1.4-million tons of plastics a year to make plastic products. And 280 000 tons of plastic packaging is recycled every year. On the way to zero plastic to landfill, 5-million plastic bottles are recycled every year.There are about 47 000 informal jobs in the recycling sector, with waste collectors making about R200 a day selling waste to recyclers.South Africa converts 1.4 tons of virgin material into plastic products each year. Of this, 350 000 tons are diverted from landfill, meaning this waste is collected and recycled. Roughly 22% of plastics that is converted in South Africa has been recycled.For more information on how you can play your part by joining clean-up initiatives, finding drop off sites, or hints and tips on how to recycle, visit: Plastics SA, Clean-up South Africa, Recycling Day South Africa or My Waste.last_img read more

December 16, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgNow 83 years old, Arthur Rosenfeld probably understands as well as anyone on the planet the consequences and opportunities inherent in our approach to energy use and conservation.Perhaps the best thing about Rosenfeld’s analyses of the costs, benefits, and potential drawbacks to increasing energy efficiency is that most of them yielded recommendations that were relatively easy to follow and produced remarkable results. Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Shut down appliances when you’re not using them. Build energy efficient buildings and cover their exteriors (especially roofs) with light-colored material. Design appliances to operate more efficiently.In California, where Rosenfeld served on the California Energy Commission, the state’s principal energy planning and policy agency, energy conservation mandates have helped keep per-capita energy consumption flat for the past 30 years. The implementation of these mandates was, of course, incremental and often slowed by businesses and citizens interested in maintaining the status quo, but ultimately the state found itself using less electricity and petroleum-based fuel – and saving on energy costs – by applying remedies that required fairly straightforward changes in behavior or design philosophy. That, as Rosenfeld emphasized time and again during his long tenure with the commission, is cheaper and more ecologically beneficial than building more power plants.Battling profligacyRosenfeld, who recently retired from the commission, comes from an academic background that emphasizes the theoretical as much as the practical. As a recent Los Angeles Times profile points out, he studied particle physics (under Enrico Fermi) at the University of Chicago for his doctorate, but discovered his true calling in the early 1970s during the Arab oil embargo, when he realized the most expedient way to prevent or offset similar crises was to push policies that would reduce energy waste and increase energy efficiency.Rosenfeld and his colleagues backed up their recommendations with solid research – more than enough to help generate many of the initiatives that have made California a global leader in energy conservation and in energy efficient construction. Fortunately, too, Rosenfeld is adept at deploying a couple secret weapons when facing skeptics: his knack for self-effacement and elegant explanations that, as the Times notes, make “science understandable to people who couldn’t screw in a light bulb.”If you haven’t already seen the profile, consider checking it out. It’s a fitting tribute to a man who has done a lot to lead us down the green path.last_img read more

October 28, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Newcastle striker Rondon: I chose number 9 for Shearer pressureby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSalomon Rondon has revealed he chose the number nine jersey at Newcastle on purpose. The Venezuelan has been in excellent form for the Magpies, who he joined from West Bromwich Albion on loan in the summer. Rondon has always wore the number 23 jersey during his career, but he revealed that he enjoys the pressure of wearing the jersey previously worn by club legend and the Premier League’s all-time top goalscorer Alan Shearer.”It was a peculiar story,” Rondon said.”The ’23’ was free, my number of always, and the ‘9’. One of the people who closed the transfer told me: ‘The ‘9’ is a very important number at Newcastle because it was led by Shearer, who is the club’s top scorer and the history of the Premier League. If you dare to wear it, it will be fine. ‘ And so it has been.”It is a pressure that pleases me. I work well on pressure because it is where one more demands and is forced to give the maximum.”We exchanged some tweets, but personally I still do not know (Shearer). I would love it (to meet him), not only for what it has been at Newcastle, but for what it has represented for football.” last_img read more

October 28, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgArsenal cannot afford £10m for Barcelona midfielder Suarezby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have agreed with personal terms with Denis Suarez, but are struggling to come up with the £10m fee demanded by Barcelona. The Gunners are on a tight budget this month after spending in the previous three transfer windows.Marca believes the north London club have practically no money as they are unable to fork out £10m for the 25-year-old. Manager Unai Emery wants to add another winger to his squad and has pinpointed Suarez as a suitable option, having worked with him for one season at Sevilla.Barcelona have promised Suarez that he can leave this month, but they will continue to hold out for a fee. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 28, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgArsenal scrape past Vitoria thanks to Nicolas Pepe late heroicsby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal winger Nicolas Pepe has announced himself at Arsenal after scoring two goals to clinch a 3-2 win over Vitoria in the Europa League on Thursday.Unai Emery threw Pepe on with fifteen minutes remaining with his side behind 2-1 in North London.Gabriel Martinelli cancelled out former Spurs’ winger Marcus Edwards’ opening goal, but Bruno Duarte restored the visitors lead before the half-time whistle.After losing to Sheffield United on Monday night, banners reading ‘Emery Out’ could be seen around the Emirates.An equally maligned Pepe, who became the club’s record-signing in the summer, was called up to replace Alexandre Lacazette.He delivered for his manager, scoring two breathtaking free-kicks to win Arsenal the game.Speaking after the game, Emery lauded his side’s fighting spirit.”Our aim in this competition is to top the group. Each match is a chance to use different players and grow experience and little by little get better. We didn’t play like we wanted but we showed good spirit. It’s a good victory.”We have more information for the away game and for different players it was good to play tonight.”Some players need experience and playing sometimes under pressure at this level and the first half we didn’t play or control the match as we wanted and we were losing so with the substitutions we wanted to take control and impose more. We didn’t play offensively like we wanted but again the players showed good spirit to come back after the first half.”On match-winner Pepe, Emery added: “It’s important for Pepe. He can gain confidence from tonight. When he scores it’s good for him and the team. He’s getting better and he helped us tonight to win this match.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 27, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgRoy Williams is pumped up.DURHAM, NC – MARCH 03: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The North Carolina Tar Heels are off to the Sweet 16 after an impressive victory over Arkansas, and it’s safe to assume that head coach Roy Williams is pumped up. In case you aren’t convinced, check out the below video, released by UNC after the contest. Williams joined the team’s dance party following the win, and screamed loudly in celebration with his players. He also debuted some kind of ridiculous skip-dance as he entered the locker room.UNC gets the winner of Wisconsin vs. Oregon next Thursday. Either way, it should be a great game.last_img read more

October 27, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgHouston walk on scholarships awarded at team film session.YouTube/UHAthleticsWe can’t get enough of videos of college football walk-ons getting awarded scholarships. The life of a walk-on can be pretty thankless at times, especially when players have to balance schoolwork and all of the rigors of Division I athletics, without the benefit of a scholarship. A full ride can be life-changing for walk-ons and their families, and these videos always show how important those guys are to their teammates.On Wednesday, Houston head coach Tom Herman awarded two walk-ons—senior tight end Hayden Daniels and senior cornerback Tyler White—with scholarships for their final years. Herman was a bit tricky about it, opening by getting on the walk-ons who hadn’t yet had holds lifted by the university, chastising the group for a lack of “urgency,” before surprising the pair with their full rides. Daniels appeared in four games for the Cougars last year, while White played in all 13 games, registering 12 total tackles and fielding a crucial onside kick that helped spark Houston’s 35-34 comeback win over Pittsburgh in the Armed Forces Bowl.last_img read more