NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgNBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about NBS Bank Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the NBS Bank Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) in the past 12 months, as of 5th June 2021, is US$9.79M (MWK7.33B). An average of US$815.44K (MWK611.18M) per month.NBS Bank Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileNBS Bank Limited is a leading commercial bank in Malawi; providing corporate and retail banking solutions, and treasury managements products and services. The company was established in 1964 when Central Africa Building Society, Commonwealth Century Building Society and First Permanent Building Society merged to form New Building Society (NBS). The financial institution became a commercial bank in 2004 after it was issued a banking license by the Reserve Bank of Malawi. NBS Bank is a subsidiary of NICO Holdings Limited. In addition to general banking products and services for the corporate and private sector, NBS Bank provides solutions for international trade, SME loans, asset finance and mortgage loans and short- and long-term insurance products. NBS has a national network of 37 service centres, with its head office based in Blantyre, Malawi. NBS Bank is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) 2020 Presentation

first_imgCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation For more information about CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$10.96M (KES1.19B). An average of US$913.2K (KES99.15M) per month.CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited Presentation DocumentCompany ProfileCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is a financial service, insurance agency and stock broking company in Kenya offering products and services to the personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking sectors. The company also has division servicing clients in the Republic of South Sudan. Its corporate and investment banking division services range from transactional banking, debt securities and equity trading to project, structured and trade financing. Its personal and commercial banking division offers services ranging from The Corporate and Investment Banking segment offers foreign exchange, and debt securities and equities trading services; transactional banking and investor services; investment banking services, such as project finance, advisory, structured finance, structured trade finance, corporate lending, primary markets, and property finance services; and wealth management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions, and international counterparties. The Personal and Business Banking segment provides residential accommodation loans to individual customers; installment sales and finance leases, including installment finance in the consumer vehicles market, and vehicles and equipment finance in the business market; and card facilities to individuals and businesses. This segment also offers transactional and lending products comprising deposit taking, electronic banking, cheque accounts, and other lending products associated with the various points of contact channels, such as ATMs, Internet, and branches. The company was formerly known as CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited and changed its name to Stanbic Holdings Plc in October 2016. The company is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Stanbic Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Forget the Cash ISA! I’d pocket 6.3% from this FTSE 100 stock

first_img When I sat down to write this article, the best easy access Cash ISA rate I could find was just 1.31%. This means that if you had savings of £20,000 in your Cash ISA, you’d get just £262 per year in interest.I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t seem very attractive to me.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…That’s why I prefer to put most of my spare cash into the stock market, where much higher returns are possible. The company I want to discuss today currently offers a dividend yield of 6.3%.If you invested your £20k lump sum in this stock and accepted that the value of your shares might rise or fall, then you could potentially receive an income of £1,260 each year.Remember – although you can’t hold shares in a Cash ISA, you can still keep stock market investments tax-free by using a Stocks and Shares ISA.I think it’s the right time to buyThe company I want to talk about today is BP (LSE: BP). The BP share price has fallen over the last year, but I believe this oil and gas giant has reached a turning point. A series of acquisitions and disposals has been completed and the group is now better positioned for the next stage of its evolution.Financially, we should now see an improvement in cash generation and a reduction in debt levels. In time, I expect this to support a return to dividend growth.The other big part of the story will be how BP adapts to the need for a greener future. So far, my feeling is that the group’s actions in this area have lagged those of Royal Dutch Shell. But I think we will soon start to see a faster pace of change.BP has recently appointed a new chief executive, Bernard Looney, who will take charge of the group in February. Looney is 15 years younger than outgoing boss Bob Dudley and has made it clear that his top focus will be to help the company to “meet society’s demand for cleaner, better energy”.A cynic might say that there’s not much an oil and gas company can do to reduce pollution. But BP has huge scale and resources. I think we’ll be surprised over the coming decade at how this business is able to adapt and evolve.A top income buyFor patient investors who want a reliable income, I think BP is a good choice. Analysts expect the group’s underlying earnings to rise by 13% in 2020, increasing the level of cover for the dividend.Although the starting yield of 6.3% is already very attractive, I’m fairly sure that we’ll see a return to dividend growth over the next few years.Although some commentators have flagged up the risk that oil and gas producers such as BP might be forced to cut back production to meet new environmental standards, I think that’s unlikely for the foreseeable future.I believe that global demand for transport fuels and gas will remain higher for longer than many people expect. Gas will remain a particularly important fuel, in my view.If you’re looking for a buy-and-forget income stock, I believe that BP is worth considering. The 6.3% dividend yield looks very safe to me, and I believe this payout has the potential to grow over time. Roland Head owns shares of Royal Dutch Shell B. 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. Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Sunday, 12th January, 2020 | More on: BP 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. center_img “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. Forget the Cash ISA! I’d pocket 6.3% from this FTSE 100 stock Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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 Roland Headlast_img read more

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Growth, value AND income! A FTSE 250 share I’d hold in my ISA for the next 10 years

first_imgSimply 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’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. Growth, value AND income! A FTSE 250 share I’d hold in my ISA for the next 10 years Royston Wild | Friday, 17th January, 2020 | More on: ENT 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. Heaps of regulatory uncertainty is part and parcel of investing in the gambling sector. And lawmakers in the UK have been getting particularly tough with gaming companies in recent times.In April, lawmakers slashed maximum stake sizes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to just £2 in a move that has caused hundreds of betting shops to close. And regulators have been at it again this week by banning punters making bets on their credit cards from next April.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 Gambling Commission believes the move will help curb addiction and stop many gamblers racking up huge debts. It’s estimated that up to 800,000 people gamble using a credit card.Quite resilient!This is another obstacle for the likes of GVC Holdings (LSE: GVC), to name just one, to conquer. But I believe the business — whose brands include Ladbrokes, Foxy Bingo and bwin — has the mettle to overcome these problems. And latest financials released today showed why.It’s not that the FTSE 250 firm isn’t suffering some fallout of greater regulation. Indeed, like-for-like net gaming revenues (NGRs) across its betting shops dropped 11% in the fourth quarter. However, GVC is performing better than many as punters substitute their FOBT fix for betting face to face. In quarter four, for instance, a 17% boom in ‘over the counter’ like-for-like NGRs helped offset the 31% drop in corresponding machine NGRs.An internet sensationThe biggest takeaway from GVC’s financials, however, was that online sales keep growing at a blistering rate. Indeed, so strong was its performance online that even in spite of those betting restrictions on its machines, at group level NGRs at constant currencies edged 1% higher between October and December.Thanks to what it described as “strong across all major territories”, GVC saw online NGRs at stable currencies soar 11% in the final quarter of 2019. Gaming revenues generated via the internet rose 9%, while corresponding turnover from sporting events leapt 15% year-on-year.Business has remained so strong that earnings for 2019 would hit the top end of guidance, GVC said. Its current £670m-£680m estimate is the result of an upgrade made just a few months ago. I, for one, am buzzing over what the business will be guiding for 2020 when preliminaries hit on March 5.More to comeCity analysts currently expect earnings at the gambling giant to soar 20% in 2020. And it’s more than likely (at least in this Fool’s opinion) that the bottom line should keep soaring into the next decade. Its US expansion is paying off handsomely, while the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral in 2018 offers plenty more upside too.At current prices GVC boasts a low forward P/E ratio of 12 times and a large 4.2% dividend too. Offering plenty for value, dividend and growth hunters to get stuck into, this FTSE 250 share is one I’d happily buy today and hold for years to come.center_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GVC Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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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Why I’d buy this share for the recovery after this bear market

first_imgWhy I’d buy this share for the recovery after this bear market Kevin Godbold | Monday, 16th March, 2020 | More on: FAN 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. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Despite posting some decent figures in today’s half-year report, the ventilation products maker Volution (LSE: FAN) share price is weak this morning.I reckon news flow surrounding the coronavirus is driving this stock lower. In the outlook statement, the firm said measures governments are taking to control the evolving pandemic are creating “significant” uncertainty. The directors reckon there’ll likely be a “material impact” on the global economy. That implies a hit to trading, because there’s a large element of cyclicality to the Volution business.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…Trading well in H2 so farAlthough it’s hard to forecast, management believes there’s potential for adverse impacts on both supply and demand for the company. But there is “limited” sales exposure to some of the hardest-hit countries such as China, Italy and South Korea. Meanwhile, the firm is taking actions to “monitor and secure” its supply chain.And things are going well so far. In the second half of the trading year, performance has continued “on a similar basis” to the first half.  And several new product launches could boost sales over the next few months.Looking beyond the current macro-economic challenges, the lead directors think regulatory drivers are “increasingly supportive” of energy-efficient ventilation solutions. This could augur well for the business over the medium term.Prior to the crisis, Volution had been growing well. The five-year record is one of generally rising revenue, earnings, cash flow and shareholder dividends. And today’s numbers are impressive. In the first half of the trading year to 31 January, revenue at constant currency rates rose 5% compared to the equivalent period the prior year. In terms of the adjusted figures, operating cash flow shot up almost 44% and earnings per share moved 6.5% higher.Net debt lowerThere was also good news regarding net debt, which dropped by almost 14% to just over £60m on a like-for-like basis. I’m pleased to see progress with lowering debt because if trading conditions get tough, the firm will need its interest payments to be as low as possible.The directors slapped 6.9% on the interim dividend, which suggests there’s a measure of confidence in the outlook, despite the pandemic. Meanwhile, one of the things I admire about Volution is the way operations are growing geographically. In H1, 46% of sales came from the UK, 30% from Europe (excluding the UK and Sweden), 13% from Australasia, 9% from Sweden and 2% from the rest of the world.I’m not going to try to pin down the valuation on this one until there are clear signs that the share price has ended its plunge. But this is high up my watch list, and I’d be keen to examine it in more detail later with a view to picking up a few of the shares. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img See all posts by Kevin Godbold I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

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Forget the Cash ISA! I’m backing the Standard Life Aberdeen share price for its 8% yield

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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.center_img The Standard Life Aberdeen share price is recovering strongly from the stock market crash. Better still, the FTSE 100-listed asset manager now offers one of the most generous yields on the entire UK stock market.Today, Standard Life Aberdeen (LSE: SLA) gives you dividend income of 8.22% a year. That is incredible, especially when you consider the alternatives. Such as leaving your money to die a slow death inside a Cash ISA.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…Generating growth and income from FTSE 100 dividend stocks like this one is a great way to build your long-term wealth. You can reinvest the dividends while you are still working, and draw them as income in retirement.The Standard Life Aberdeen share price recoversI would much rather invest in Standard Life Aberdeen than leave my long-term wealth inside a Cash ISA. At the start of the year, the average easy-access Cash ISA paid a derisory 0.85%, according to Moneyfacts. Today, savers get just 0.45%. That is beyond derisory.The Bank of England is likely to keep interest rates near zero for years. This means there is no respite in sight for savers. You can try shopping around for a best-buy Cash ISA, but banks and building societies now pull their top deals quickly, after being swamped with demand. High street banks aren’t even competing for your savings.Investing in FTSE 100 shares is riskier than leaving money in cash. At least in the short term. Dividends are not guaranteed either. Almost half of all FTSE 100 companies have cut or suspend their shareholder payouts, during the pandemic.By contrast, Standard Life Aberdeen has stood by its payout, which has helped to support its share price.This FTSE 100 income stock aims to pleaseIn April, chairman Sir Douglas Flint made a clear statement of responsibility to shareholders, saying: “Many of our small shareholders rely on a dividend cheque. I think if companies can maintain their dividend in times like these, then it helps enormously.”That is why I find Standard Life Aberdeen so irresistible today. It offers one of the highest yields in the UK, and feels a duty to pay it when possible. Better still, Flint said the group can afford it.No wonder the Standard Life Aberdeen share price is up 20% in the last month. With dividend income in short supply, the attraction is clear. Its performance is particularly impressive given that asset managers typically struggle in a downturn. The reason is obvious. Funds perform poorly, and custom outflows rise.This also makes them a good way to play the recovery. The Standard Life Aberdeen share price is on the up. While markets are likely to be volatile, as the global economy eases out of the lockdown, the long-term outlook should be brighter.For the Cash ISA by contrast, the future looks grim. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 | More on: SLA Forget the Cash ISA! 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Here’s why BT’s share price is soaring today

first_img Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 24th August, 2020 | More on: BT-A Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Here’s why BT’s share price is soaring today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” After a terrible run over the last six months, the BT (LSE: BT-A) share price has jumped today. As I write, shares in the FTSE 100 telecommunications giant are up about 8%.So, why has BT’s share price suddenly spiked? And is it time to buy the stock?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…Takeover talkOver the weekend, Sky News published an article in which it said the board of BT Group is preparing to defend itself against takeover approaches from industry rivals and buyout firms. According to the report, BT has recently asked bankers at Goldman Sachs to update its bid defence strategy.The move comes in the wake of BT’s falling share price which, as of market close on Friday, was down nearly 50% for the year. That share price decline had reduced the company’s market capitalisation to just £10bn. According to Sky, BT has asked the investment bank to factor in a bid in the region of £15bn, which implies a significant takeover premium.The report mentioned two potential buyers for BT. According to its sources, a number of private equity firms have begun exploring the possibility of a joint bid for BT. German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom was also mentioned, as it already holds a 12% stake in BT. However, Sky made it clear that BT has not yet received a formal approach from any potential suitor.Is it time to buy BT shares?The fact BT has updated its bid defence strategy is certainly an interesting development. However, I wouldn’t rush out to buy its shares on the back of this takeover talk. I say this for a few reasons.Firstly, there’s no guarantee we’ll see a takeover any time soon. Sure, BT’s market capitalisation is very low after the recent share price fall. But this is a company that comes with serious baggage. For example, there’s a huge amount of debt on the balance sheet. There’s also a gigantic pension deficit.Secondly, BT’s role in critical national infrastructure networks means any takeover would require government approval. And there’s no guarantee that a deal would be approved by the UK government. As Sky says, a takeover could be “politically explosive.”Third, let’s not forget that this is a company experiencing serious challenges right now. On top of its balance sheet problems, the company is also struggling for growth. In recent years, revenues have declined and analysts don’t expect a rebound any time soon.Moreover, the company recently cut its dividend. Back in May, BT announced it was suspending both its final 2019–20 dividend and all dividends for 2020–21. That says something about the challenges the company is facing right now.So, while there’s a chance that BT could be taken over, I wouldn’t buy the stock on the back of this speculation. If a takeover doesn’t happen, you’ll be left holding a struggling company.In my view, you’re much better off investing in high-quality businesses that are financially sound, resilient, and have strong long-term growth prospects. Image source: Getty Images. Edward Sheldon has no position in any shared mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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 Edward Sheldon, CFA 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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What would I do now with Greatland Gold shares?

first_img Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. If you bought Greatland Gold (LSE: GGP) shares at the start of the year, you would have seen the value of these shares rise by more than 1,000%. In fact, the incredible rise of the gold miner these past few months has seen its market capitalisation reach £1bn. This is despite the fact that the company is still in its exploration stages and is therefore unprofitable. As a result, is this high share price justified, or is it now the time to bank profits?Results at HavieronA fundamental reason for the rise in the Greatland Gold share price has been its very positive results from its Havieron deposit in Western Australia. In fact, CEO Gervaise Heddle has highlighted the “potential for a bulk tonnage mining operation at Havieron”. He has also pointed to “excellent results” in the early stages. The Australian mining engineer David Lenigas also reckons that Havieron is a “once in a generation find”.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…This optimism bodes well for Greatland Gold shares. If Havieron does end up coming to fruition, it should be very profitable for the gold miner. The share price rise is therefore understandable and there is certainly a significant amount of promise for the AIM-listed firm.What are the risks?While this all sounds very promising, there are also risks associated with the company. For example, at the moment, the firm is still pre-revenue. Although this is expected while it is in its exploration stages, Greatland Gold shares are still a speculative buy. This means that, like many other gold miners in their exploration stages, there is a possibility that it will run out of money. While I don’t think that this will happen with Greatland Gold (due to a number of promising opportunities), it is still something to be aware of.There is also the issue of the falling gold price. While gold has thrived throughout the crisis, the last few weeks have seen it fall back from its highs of over $2,000 per ounce to around $1,900. If this decline is to continue, it may also place pressure on the Greatland Gold share price.Would I buy Greatland Gold shares?Evidently, there is significant optimism around this gold miner. As such, it is a very tempting buy with the short-term direction of the stock looking positive. Even so, I am slightly more worried about its long-term future. For a company not making any revenues, a market capitalisation of around £1bn seems very high. Consequently, I believe that any disappointing news surrounding the stock will be met with a sharp decline in the share price. Any good news already looks priced-in to the stock and expectations are already very high. As a result, I am not buying into this optimism and believe that now could be a decent time to bank some profits. See all posts by Stuart Blair Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Stuart Blair | Monday, 5th October, 2020 | More on: GGP Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Stock market crash: I’ll avoid this one cheap share but another looks promising

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Andy Ross | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: CINE RNK Image source: Getty Images Even though the stock market crash took place back in March, the FTSE 100 is yet to recover. Especially after this week’s sharp falls. This means there are still opportunities for investors to pick up bargain UK shares. However, as always with cheap shares, there’s a need to watch out for the ones that may be on a slippery downwards slope that won’t stop sliding – perhaps until an abrupt end. Like Carillion.One company I don’t see much room for a recovery from is the indebted cinema chain Cineworld (LSE: CINE).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 stock market crash can’t even tempt meCineworld wasn’t doing well pre-covid. The pandemic, especially if it goes on much longer, could see the share price fall further. That’s despite it falling already for most of the past 18 months.The big problem the chain faces is debt. Management sought to scale up the business pre-pandemic by making huge acquisitions. Any experienced investor will tell you though that leverage will work against you in bad times. Unfortunately just as the balance sheet is creaking under debt, we’ve hit tough times, especially for non-essential businesses like cinemas.All hope for the share price now seems to rest in a takeover by a Chinese tycoon who has built up a stake approaching 10% as the shares have fallen. I think shareholders will be very lucky to make any money even if the company is taken over.It doesn’t seem realistic to think a premium will be paid for the shares when the industry, and the company specifically, face so many problems. For me, Cineworld is a share to avoid. That’s even after the stock market crash has made the shares look very cheap.One share that could have a swift recoveryRank (LSE: RNK) has also been hit hard by covid because its bingo halls are typically frequented by older customers who are more vulnerable to the virus. Unlike Cineworld however, its shares were doing quite well pre-pandemic.The group’s share price was performing well pre-covid because Rank management had lifted profit expectations. The transformation programme was going well and digital revenues were rising. Fortunately, the latter are still doing fairly well in this environment. Its online operations may well help it through this difficult period when bingo halls and casinos are understandably struggling. Indeed digital net gaming revenue rose 23%. A lot of savings have been found to cope with the impact of less customer visiting premises.Longer term a focus on digital, which the pandemic necessitates, may help the business grow its online revenues even quicker. This would be a real upside for investors, as digital businesses tend to be more popular and higher rated by the market.In a better environment post covid will customers return to bingo halls and casinos? I think yes. 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Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today…center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! See all posts by Andy Ross Stock market crash: I’ll avoid this one cheap share but another looks promising Andy Ross has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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1 tech stock I’d buy and hold forever

first_imgSimply 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. 1 tech stock I’d buy and hold forever According to Grand View Research, the video games industry is expected to grow by 8% over the next seven years, presenting an enormous opportunity for this tech stock.A hidden growth opportunity in the gaming sector?Keywords Studios (LSE:KWS) is a service provider for the video games industry. With multiple studios in its portfolio, the tech stock offers a wide range of services – including art & marketing, game development, audio, quality assurance, and localisation testing.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…Today it serves 23 of the top 25 game developers across 60 countries around the world. This includes World of Warcraft developer Activision Blizzard, and Halo creator Microsoft.Developing a video game today is an expensive process. If a project fails to meet expectations it can have serious financial consequences for studios. In order to minimise risk, most studios only retain a small team of permanent staff. The rest of the talent is provided by companies like Keywords Studios.Recently, Keywords made two announcements that have re-affirmed my belief that the firm is on the right path.This tech stock is beating expectationsThe first was a quick trading update. Full-year revenue is expected to be in line with company guidance at €367m – a 12.5% increase on last year. Furthermore, the adjusted pre-tax profit is coming in 12% higher than expected at €52m.Interestingly, the significant increase in pre-tax profit is primarily from improved operating margins as a result of a work-from-home policy. The reduced fixed costs may result in the policy remaining in place in some form even after the pandemic. If so, these margin improvements could remain as well.Both figures continue to show that despite the disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic, the firm has continued to thrive. With the next generation of consoles already sold out, it’s clear that the popularity of gaming isn’t declining. This suggests there’s an ever-increasing capacity for growth.The studio is expanding!Speaking of growth, the tech stock continued to execute its acquisition-based growth strategy. Keywords just added g-Net Media, an American marketing service provider, to its portfolio for $32m.Founded in 2001, g-Net has been serving top entertainment companies – such as Netflix and Amazon Prime – as well as leading video game publishers. Both Activision Blizzard and Microsoft are among these, thus furthering the existing relationship these studios have with Keywords.But, it’s important to remember that acquisitions always carry risk. g-Net, while well known within the industry, is still relatively small, with revenues of $16.3m for 2019. It’s good to see management acknowledge this and included specific terms in the buyout agreement. So far, only $18m has been paid using cash and shares. The remaining $14m is dependent on the studio meeting performance milestones.The bottom line for this tech stockThe tech stock has yet to make any catastrophic errors in its acquisitions, and seeing performance-based terms in their buyout agreements lowers the risks involved. I believe this prudent approach to business, combined with the delivery of high-quality services, means Keywords Studios is on the path to exceptional growth for many years to come. Enter Your Email Address “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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Zaven Boyrazian | Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 | More on: KWS I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Keywords Studios. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Keywords Studios. 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