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As the Boohoo share price falls, should I buy?

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21/07/2021 - 17:17

The boohoo share price has fallen 18% so far in 2021. Christopher Ruane examines why it has been tumbling and explains his next move. The post As the Boohoo share price falls, should I buy? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.


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  1. The Boohoo vs ASOS share price rated (23/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Which stock would I pick if I had to choose between boohoo (LSE: BOO) and the ASOS (LSE: ASC) share price? Both companies are homegrown e-commerce champions, and both are expanding rapidly overseas.  Further, both boohoo and ASOS have used the pandemic to expand by buying up struggling or bankrupt brick-and-mortar retailers.  These acquisitions have helped these companies cement their positions in the market and improve brand awareness with consumers.  The better operator  Of the two, I think boohoo has been the better operator. The company has chased market share aggressively over the past few years. It has relied heavily on marketing and collaboration strategies and keeping costs as low as possible. Net profit has grown at a compound annual rate of 49% since 2016, rising from £12m to £91m during this period.  In comparison, the ASOS share price has lagged that of boohoo as its earnings have grown at less than half the rate of its peer. Over the past six years, the company’s earnings per share have increased at a compound annual rate of 23%.  City analysts do not expect this trend to come to an end any time soon. They have pencilled in earnings growth for ASOS of 18% in 2021 and just 5% in 2022. Meanwhile, boohoo’s earnings growth is predicted to come in at 43% for 2022 and 25% for 2023.  In addition, boohoo’s cash balance is around £258m compared to a net debt position of £238m for ASOS. Therefore, it looks as if ASOS has more financial firepower available for completing deals and marketing.  All of these numbers suggest to me that boohoo is the better buy. The ASOS share price also looks expensive compared to the company’s projected growth. The stock is trading at a price-to-earnings growth ratio of 5, which is compared to 1 for boohoo. A ratio of less than one may indicate that a stock offers growth at a reasonable price.  ASOS share price risks  However, despite the company’s attractive qualities, when I look at boohoo, I see a business drowning in reputational issues and legal threats. It is currently fighting a $100m consumer rights lawsuit in the U.S. over allegations of false pricing.  The company has also faced criticism for its working practices, which might put some investors off investing.  On the other hand, ASOS has fewer reputational issues, and even though the company’s growth is set to lag that of its peer, this is enough to sway my opinion of the enterprise.  Still, even ASOS is not a risk-free investment. Fashion is an incredibly competitive industry. Top Shop’s former owner Arcadia used to be one of Europe’s top retail businesses. It collapsed last year, and ASOS bought its leading brands for £265m, a fraction of their former worth. This shows that even the best retailers are not immune to change.  Even after taking this risk into account, if I had to choose between boohoo and the ASOS share price, I would buy shares in the latter, considering its growth potential and better reputation.  The post The Boohoo vs ASOS share price rated appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas? Grab this FREE report now. Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits. From 2015-2019… Revenues increased 38.6%. Its net income went up 19.7 times! Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLED The opportunity here really is astounding. In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer? You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. More reading Is ASOS or boohoo a better stock to buy right now? As the Boohoo share price falls, should I buy? Is this what’s needed to supercharge the Boohoo share price? The ASOS share price crash: is this now the bargain of 2021? Why is the ASOS share price falling? Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo 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.
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  2. Where is the Boohoo share price going in June? (04/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    We Boohoo (LSE: BOO) shareholders haven’t had a great 2021 so far, with our shares down 9% since the start of the year. But we’ve just seen a bit of an uptick in the past couple of days, so where is the share price likely to go in June? Based purely on my opinion that Boohoo shares are undervalued, I reckon it should go up. But I do see some factors that appear to be holding it back. For one thing, the attraction of online sellers that propelled so many of them upwards in 2020 is subsiding. When high street stores are all closed, that’s good news for online retail, for sure. But that’s over now. And I think the early pandemic climb in 2020 was overdone. Well, overdone for the short term if it was based solely on the store closures effect, that is. With a long-term view to the company’s potential growth, I reckon the Boohoo share price was still good value, even at its high point last year. Boohoo share price volatility But the past year or so does highlight for me a couple of the risks of buying Boohoo shares. One is that, as with just about any growth share, there’s a lot of sentiment behind the price. And that sentiment can often turn sour. I think Boohoo should be one of June’s winners. But sentiment leads to volatility, and there’s every chance we could see a couple of bearish summer months. The Boohoo share price is up 35% over the past two years, which is a great result. But it’s down nearly 30% since mid-June last year. So depending on when an investor might have bought, Boohoo could be anything from a big winner to a big loser right now. And that’s in the space of just two years. The other big risk is it’s actually very hard to put a rational valuation on the stock. We’re now looking at a trailing P/E of over 40. There’s a lot of future growth already built into that valuation. I might simply have got my assessment wrong, and the shares might be overvalued. I don’t think so, but there’s uncertainty here. Slowing growth? There’s one other thing I reckon could be holding the Boohoo share price back from a bullish summer. It comes from the company’s last set of results. They were just fine, in my view. But the outlook for the current year will have disappointed some investors. Boohoo expects revenue growth of around 25%, which might sound good. But it does follow on from a year with 40% growth. And when revenue growth for a stock like this starts to slow, we often see a period of weakness. So to sum up. I think Boohoo deserves to gain in June. But there are short-term factors I think could hold it back. Still, I say that’s a good thing for investors who are still in a net buying phase. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas? Grab this FREE report now. Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits. From 2015-2019… Revenues increased 38.6%. Its net income went up 19.7 times! Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLED The opportunity here really is astounding. In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer? You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. More reading Here’s what I’m doing about Boohoo shares Soaring profits fail to boost the Boohoo share price. Is this a buying opportunity? What’s next for the Boohoo share price? Alan Oscroft owns shares of boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. The post Where is the Boohoo share price going in June? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  3. Is this what’s needed to supercharge the Boohoo share price? (19/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    For years, Marks & Spencer struggled to shed its high street image and fully exploit the online marketplace. Now Boohoo (LSE: BOO) is moving in the opposite direction. Might this be exactly what’s needed to supercharge the dipping Boohoo share price? Boohoo stock did well during the 2020 crash, bouncing back after an initial sharp dip. Investors clearly realised, soon after dumping shares apparently randomly, that the online shopping business isn’t too badly affected by people being locked down at home. If anything, it makes it easier when the delivery arrives. Boohoo share price down That effect, however, has been tailing off as 2021 progresses and economies open up. I’m writing on the UK’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ (when we’re all free to go and catch Covid pretty much wherever we please). And Boohoo’s down 4%. The FTSE 100 itself is down a couple of percent, mind, but Boohoo investors aren’t having a great day. Anyway, back to Boohoo’s latest strategy move, and it’s all about a deal struck with Alshaya Group, based in Kuwait. Alshaya has the franchise for the Debenhams brand in the Middle East, and it’ll now carry Boohoo brands too. Yes, it will sell those brands online commencing next year. But sales will start in stores in autumn this year. Boohoo isn’t alone in this, as ASOS is also moving in the same direction. ASOS, which pioneered the online fashion business a few years ahead of Boohoo, has a similar deal with Nordstrom in the US. Nordstrom will carry ASOS brands in its stores, as well as online. Which is better? Speaking of ASOS, it’s educational to compare the two. Since Boohoo followed ASOS and came to market in 2014, ASOS shares have declined by about 40%. But the Boohoo share price is up 285%. Perhaps it really is better to avoid the pioneers in a new market and let them iron out the teething problems, then buy into the second generation? Anyway, what’s my take as an investor (and as a Boohoo shareholder)? Firstly, I take one big lesson. I think it was a mistake to see the market as split between online fashion and in-store shopping. No, it was always a single sector, just with different sales and marketing channels. And whoever ended up successful was always going to be whoever managed all of its channels as seamlessly as possible. It doesn’t matter whether a company started in bricks and mortar, or whether its early life was exclusively online. The two will, surely, continue on the unification path we’re currently seeing — it’s just the eventual proportions that we really can’t be sure of right now. Lots of opportunities That does introduce risks for today’s successful online sellers, as well as opportunities for struggling traditional retailers. Could the opposite of my supercharging suggestion happen instead? Might, for example, M&S shares enter a period of growth while the Boohoo share price falls back to converge? Well, I think both might be good value now. And on balance, despite the volatility and the difficulty in working out a fair long-term valuation, I remain bullish over Boohoo. I’m not sure about supercharging, but I do think the shares will be ahead in five years. The post Is this what’s needed to supercharge the Boohoo share price? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Is this little-known company the next ‘Monster’ IPO? Right now, this ‘screaming BUY’ stock is trading at a steep discount from its IPO price, but it looks like the sky is the limit in the years ahead. Because this North American company is the clear leader in its field which is estimated to be worth US$261 BILLION by 2025. The Motley Fool UK analyst team has just published a comprehensive report that shows you exactly why we believe it has so much upside potential. But I warn you, you’ll need to act quickly, given how fast this ‘Monster IPO’ is already moving. Click here to see how you can get a copy of this report for yourself today More reading What’s going on with the Boohoo share price? 3 top UK stocks to buy in July Best shares to buy: 3 stocks I’d snap up in July Here’s how I’d invest £5,000 in the best UK shares Alan Oscroft owns shares of boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo 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.
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  4. The Boohoo share price is below 300p. Is now a buying opportunity? (27/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Boohoo  (LSE: BOO) share price is currently trading below 300p. In fact, the stock hasn’t delivered a great return so far this year. Since the beginning of 2021, it’s down 18% but over the last 12 months, the shares have increased by almost 10%. What does this mean? Well, I only have to look at the share price chart to see that there has been a lot of volatility. Despite this, the Boohoo share price trades on an expensive valuation, with a current price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 32x. So is now a buying opportunity? Well, I’m still steering clear of the stock as I do have some concerns. Bull case The pandemic has only accelerated online shopping. And this has clearly worked in Boohoo’s favour. The retailer continues to deliver strong sales as seen from its quarterly trading statement last month. What the company does well is sell fast fashion to a young demographic. It can react to changes in trends quickly, which has helped it grow rapidly. It made a good and relatively low-risk move by acquiring the non-store operations of Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis. These brands should expand Boohoo’s current customer base and allow it to scale up quickly. So far it’s progressing well in integrating these into its platform, which should start to pay off. It has a strong balance sheet and last reported a net cash position of £199.1m. This is down from the year-end due to the company’s investment across its offices and infrastructure. But it’s encouraging to see that it’s spending capital to fuel the next stage of its growth. Bear case I have some concerns though. The Boohoo share price is trading on a high valuation, which means that it’s going to be sensitive to any negative news. The stock could fall further if it sees a slowdown in sales. Some developments could have either a positive or a negative impact. Physical shops have now opened in the UK and people are socialising. This could dent its revenue going forward, but the fact that people are socialising could encourage them to buy more of its products. The company is also ramping up its expansion especially in the US. That could be good news, but it could hit profitability if plans don’t remain on track. My other concern is its governance. Following on from its supplier scandal, it has been pulling out all the stops to polish its reputation. It has published its UK supplier list and expects to release the global version in September. Other moves include introducing new processes and additional audits. While this is all well and good, the damage will take more than this to resolve. As a long-term investor, I’m looking for quality of corporate governance on a consistent basis. Not just some of this and a little bit of that. I also can’t help but feel that some other skeletons could come out of the closet, which could hit the Boohoo share price. My verdict I don’t think the shares are a good buying opportunity even though they’re trading below 300p. But the stock is certainly on my watch list as I’d like to see further evidence that its governance issues have been resolved once and for all. The post The Boohoo share price is below 300p. Is now a buying opportunity? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. “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! More reading 3 UK growth stocks I’ve been buying in July The Boohoo vs ASOS share price rated Is ASOS or boohoo a better stock to buy right now? As the Boohoo share price falls, should I buy? Is this what’s needed to supercharge the Boohoo share price? Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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.
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  5. If I have decided I will buy a certain stock if it falls below a certain price, what is the downside to just selling a put at that price? (21/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  6. Will the Boohoo share price recover in 2021? (18/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price has fallen nearly 19% over the past 12 months. Over the same period, shares in the company’s online fashion peer, Asos, have increased in value by 40%. This means shares in the former have underperformed those of the latter by 59%! The question is, will the stock turned things around in the second half, or is the company going to continue to underperform? The Boohoo share price outlook It’s impossible to predict what will happen to share prices in the short and long run. However, in theory, a stock price should track a company’s underlying fundamental performance. Therefore, if Boohoo’s profits grow, the stock price should also rise, although this isn’t always the case.  Indeed, over the past 12 months, Boohoo’s fundamentals have improved dramatically. Sales increased 41% year-on-year for the group’s financial year ended February. Meanwhile, profit before tax increased 35%, and adjusted earnings per share jumped 47% to 8.7p.  Boohoo has been one of the pandemic’s big winners. Consumers have flocked to its online offer as brick-and-mortar stores have been forced to shut. Management has used some of the windfall profits to buy some struggling brands, increasing is offer further still.  It looks as if the corporation is firing on all cylinders. But the Boohoo share price has still struggled.  Struggling I think there are two primary reasons why. First of all, last summer, the company was hit by evidence of labour abuses among its UK suppliers, including paying workers far below the minimum wage. While the enterprise has tried to rectify these issues with an investigation and cutting ties with specific suppliers, it seems there’s still a cloud hanging over the business.  Secondly, the stock looks a bit pricey. It is trading at a forward P/E ratio of around 46. This could be sustainable if the company’s growth continues, but that’s not guaranteed. As the economy reopens, consumers may return to brick-and-mortar stores, leading to a growth slowdown at the business. This could hurt the Boohoo share price.  Uncertainty prevails All of the above suggests to me that the outlook for the Boohoo share price is quite uncertain. The company’s growth is impressive, but if growth slows, then the stock looks expensive. What’s more, it could take some time for the digital retailer to rebuild trust with its investors.  That said, I’m incredibly encouraged by the group’s impressive growth, portfolio of brands, strong balance sheet and online operation. I think these qualities will help the business prevail over the next few years. As such, while I think the outlook for the Boohoo share price remains uncertain, over the next few years I think there’s a strong chance its profits will continue to increase. And as profits continue to increase, the company’s stock price should reflect that. On that basis, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today as a buy-and-hold growth play.  The post Will the Boohoo share price recover in 2021? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas? Grab this FREE report now. Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits. From 2015-2019… Revenues increased 38.6%. Its net income went up 19.7 times! Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLED The opportunity here really is astounding. In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer? You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. More reading Are Boohoo shares worth buying today? Why the Boohoo share price still looks cheap Should I buy Boohoo shares? Where is the Boohoo share price going in June? Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo 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.
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  7. RIL share price falls for 2nd straight day after Q4 results; charts show it may fall more (04/05/2021 - Financial Express)
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  8. Is ASOS or boohoo a better stock to buy right now? (21/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Over the past week, both ASOS (LSE: ASC) and boohoo (LSE: BOO) have suffered share price falls. ASOS fell from a high of 4,738p to 3,744p today. Boohoo fell from 293p to 270p. Both stocks have recovered some ground from their initial falls. So which is the better stock for me to buy? The companies are each other’s main competitor in the online fast fashion retail space. Both benefitted from people working from home spending money on loungewear, though this trend may stop with the end of lockdown. Moreover, repeated UK lockdowns kept physical stores shut. As the UK reopens, they face similar challenges and opportunities.   Is ASOS better value? In its latest earnings report, it’s surprising to see revenue of £1.3bn for ASOS this quarter, up 31% compared to the same quarter last year. However, increased global shipping costs have hit profit margins. This led to the collapse of the bull run; after a 450% gain from March 2020 to March 2021, the price fall was almost inevitable. The company’s acquisitions of Topshop and Miss Selfridge has proven to be a savvy investment. The brands are sold in the US in partnership with luxury store Nordstrom. This deal has helped ASOS gain a foothold in the lucrative US market, though less than one sixth of total revenue last year came from the States. With reduced margins and freight disruption, there needs to be a rapid expansion into the US to see ASOS shares soar. I believe the pandemic has altered consumer shopping. Many consumers have made a permanent switch to online shopping. This new market share is up for grabs in the US; the question is whether ASOS can capitalise on the opportunity.  Some perspective though; its free float stands at 70% of shares, so there’s high risk of volatility. There are also potential new taxes on online sales in the pipeline. The share price dropped to 1,060p in April last year, and another shock could knock it back to that level. Or is boohoo a better stock to buy? In my opinion, boohoo has the advantages and setbacks of ASOS, but magnified. The stock is riskier, but with more reliable room for growth. Like ASOS, it already has a foothold in the US. However, it has also announced a new partnership with the Alshaya Group in the Middle East, which owns franchising rights for the region’s Debenhams brand. This could prove to be an untapped goldmine with little competition for market share.   There’s plenty of risk to consider against the potential reward though. Boohoo is fighting a $100m lawsuit in the US for overpricing goods, then using promotions to make the discounts seem like a better bargain. This isn’t the first time it has been in hot water. In the UK, it was reprimanded for using fake countdown clocks, and is still facing inquiries into the use of sweatshop labour in its suppliers’ Leicester factories. This scandal wiped over £1bn off its value in just two days last year. I like the stock, but the ongoing issues make it too risky for me. It’ll stay on my watchlist though. If the lawsuit is judged in its favour, and negative UK publicity resolved, then it could be a great stock for me to buy in the near future. The post Is ASOS or boohoo a better stock to buy right now? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 £90,259 Operating 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading As the Boohoo share price falls, should I buy? Is this what’s needed to supercharge the Boohoo share price? The ASOS share price crash: is this now the bargain of 2021? Why is the ASOS share price falling? The ASOS share price just tanked. Here’s what I’d do now Charles Archer has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo 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.
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  9. Boohoo share price: here’s why I think now is a good time to buy shares (27/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Online fast-fashion retailer Boohoo (LSE:BOO) has grown massively in the past five years. I think the FTSE AIM-listed share is currently priced low and believe now could be a good time to buy shares. Looking at the current Boohoo share price, I am tempted. I believe with recent acquisitions, Boohoo could be gearing up for the next stage in its growth journey.  Fast fashion, faster growth Founded in 2006, the UK-based online retailer has become hugely popular with its target market of 16-30 year-olds. It offers its own-brand fashion clothing and sells over 30,000 products across multiple brands. Over the past five years, the Boohoo share price has risen due to the massive growth. To provide some perspective, net profit has grown from £8.4m in 2015 to £64m for 2020. Boohoo also benefited from the pandemic. Many traditional retail outlets closed their doors and Boohoo’s sales jumped. Boohoo has had a habit of buying failing labels and folding them into their business. This has allowed it to grow its brand and diversify its offering. Recent acquisitions include Debenhams, Warehouse, and Dorothy Perkins. Boohoo share price journey In the past five years, Boohoo’s share price has increased by over 620%. The past 12 months has seen the Boohoo share price underperform in my opinion. The Boohoo share price has been affected by allegations of poor working practices. It was accused of using dubious suppliers and the working conditions were reported to be controversial to say the least. In addition to this, competitors have begun to catch up to its growth. Furthermore, the pandemic has forced many traditional retailers to invest in their own online platforms. Despite these negatives affecting the Boohoo share price, I do believe things are on the up. As I write this, Boohoo shares are trading for just under 350p per share. This is still nearly 8% higher than this time last month. I expect this upward trajectory to continue. FTSE AIM opportunity I believe the Boohoo share price is well priced enough to tempt me to invest. The reasons behind this are also linked to the next chapter of its journey. Boohoo is now in a position whereby it is no longer a startup. It possesses a market capitalisation of £4.5bn. This makes it one of the largest listed retail businesses in the UK and it is still only listed on the FTSE AIM. With this level of market cap, it must reach a certain level of maturity and conduct itself in a certain manner operationally. I believe this is happening. One step it has taken to show me it has matured is that of cutting ties with controversial suppliers. In addition to this, it is investing heavily in warehousing and office spaces and is planning to open its own factory in Leicester. This new initiative will surely help it manage demand and take itself to the next level to fulfil demand related to its new acquisitions. There is always going to be the spectre of mistakes made recently that could affect the Boohoo share price. In addition, competition will always be attempting to grow, which could affect Boohoo. I am, however, optimistic about the long-term outlook for Boohoo and its investment viability and would buy shares at its current price. Another stock I like is Tesco — I think it could be another good opportunity. CEO’s £500,000,000 Stake on Industry’s “Uber” Revolution We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign. But with this opportunity it could get even better. Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology. And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises. This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry. Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion. The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike. And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running! But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead. Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now More reading 3 UK shares I’d buy with £1,000 Why I think the Boohoo share price could keep climbing Top growth stocks for April 2021 Will the Boohoo share price keep climbing? Will Boohoo shares rise after ASOS’s results? Jabran Khan has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. The post Boohoo share price: here’s why I think now is a good time to buy shares appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  10. What’s in store for the Boohoo share price in May? (28/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price has been uncharacteristically stable over the last couple of months. I think that could be set to change in May as the company reports its latest set of full-year results to the market. But in which direction will the stock go? Here’s my take.  Boohoo share price: ready to pop? Based on its last trading update, I think it likely that Boohoo’s latest numbers will be nothing short of stellar. Back in January, the company announced revenue growth of 40% in the last four months of 2020 with all brands performing well. Reading across from rival ASOS’s recent record results, I sincerely doubt trading has dramatically slowed since.  Aside from the numbers, I suspect Boohoo will provide another encouraging update on how its ‘Agenda for Change’ programme is going. This was brought in to implement all the recommendations made following Alison Levitt’s independent review of the supply chain.  So far, we know that the company has taken steps to consolidate its UK supplier base. Confirmation that directors will agree to link their bonuses to the firm’s performance on Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) measures would be another step in the right direction.  What may go wrong? Of course, whether Boohoo’s share price rises or falls is not purely dependent on how big the numbers released on May 5 are. It also depends on the extent to which those numbers meet or exceed expectations. Those who have played the game long enough know that investing is as much about psychology as it is about anything else. The more the market asks for, the greater the chance of it being disappointed. And there will come a time when Boohoo disappoints trading-wise. This is why I think it’s so important to consider the risks to stocks I own as much as all the reasons to hold. Perhaps the company’s original target market may turn away when they learn it now owns more ‘mature’ brands such as Dorothy Perkins and Debenhams. Maybe they won’t care. Even if they don’t, will Boohoo’s management be successful in spinning a lot more plates than it’s been used to? Another risk to the Boohoo share price is that online sales may moderate once coronavirus restrictions are fully lifted in June. Maybe job concerns will make people tighten their purse strings after an initial splurge. Right now, we don’t know. This is why it’s important not to get carried away on the AIM-listed giant’s prospects. To complicate matters, the current forecast P/E of 32 is reasonable enough for a top growth stock. However, it’s still high enough to fall hard.  No crystal ball All of the above makes estimating where Boohoo will be at the end of next month exceedingly tricky. As such, I would never buy a stock purely to try and make money over a few weeks. That’s a trader’s strategy. Some people can make it work. Most of us can’t. Notwithstanding this, I believe there’s a higher probability than not of a positive reaction in May. Boohoo feels like a better company than it was when its valuation peaked last June.  Whatever happens, I won’t be selling as I did a few years ago (albeit with a healthy profit). This is a long-term growth play and I want to be a part of it.  FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 £90,259 Operating 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading 2 of the best UK and US stocks to buy today Boohoo share price: here’s why I think now is a good time to buy shares 3 UK shares I’d buy with £1,000 Why I think the Boohoo share price could keep climbing Top growth stocks for April 2021 Paul Summers owns shares in boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo 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. The post What’s in store for the Boohoo share price in May? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  11. The Boohoo share price is gaining in June. Here’s why I’d buy (19/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Boohoo Group (LSE: BOO) delivered a trading update this week, and the market reaction was somewhat muted. For the three months to May, the online fast-fashion retailer reported 32% revenue growth compared to the same period last year. But on the day of the announcement, the Boohoo share price barely moved. As a Boohoo shareholder, I immediately liked the results. But why didn’t the market share my bullishness? Well, I quickly reminded myself of the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in. The first three months of the year still happened in partial lockdown. That means the period doesn’t cover the full lifting of restrictions just yet. And judging by the enormous queues I saw at Primark when that reopened, people do seem keen to get back to the unpleasant crush of real stores. Still, the latest sales figure does represent a 91% rise over two years, which I found very encouraging. UK sales grew 95% over two years, still providing the bulk of Boohoo’s income. But US sales are growing rapidly, up 157% in the same two-year period. The total still came to a shade less than half of UK sales. And considering the potential size of the American market, I can see that possibly becoming the biggest driver of the Boohoo share price in the medium term. Boohoo share price reaction While the market might have reacted unenthusiastically, Boohoo shares had been gaining in anticipation. And as I write on Friday, the Boohoo share price is up 2.5% on the month, ahead of both the FTSE 100 and AIM. Still, I do see things holding it back. And one clue came in the form of another update delivered at the same time. On Tuesday, alongside the trading update, Boohoo gave us what it called an ‘Update on Agenda for Change’. And that’s the kind of thing that would usually make me a bit twitchy from an investor’s perspective. I try hard to buy shares in companies that have got things right and don’t need change. Surely only troubled companies need an agenda don’t they? This is nothing new, mind. It’s all about well-publicised issues with the Boohoo supply chain and the ethics thereof. The company now has “Responsible Sourcing and Ethical Trade teams” in place, which all sounds comforting. But I can see a drag on the Boohoo share price persisting until this change thing is all sorted out. Firm developments Thankfully, there are concrete developments behind it all. Boohoo “published in March its full UK manufacturing list with a commitment to publish its global supplier list in September of this year, and continues to review its entire manufacturing supplier base.” There were still lots of what I saw as “feel good” words too though. The year ended February brought adjusted EPS of 8.67p. On the current Boohoo share price, that’s a P/E of around 38. That’s the lowest from Boohoo for some years. And I reckon there’s still plenty of future growth potential to make me want to buy more. Still, I wouldn’t be surprised to see share price weakness until we’ve had a full post-Covid year. Oh, and until that change stuff concludes. The post The Boohoo share price is gaining in June. Here’s why I’d buy appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 £90,259 Operating 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Could Boohoo shares be star buys of the summer? Will the Boohoo share price recover in 2021? Are Boohoo shares worth buying today? Why the Boohoo share price still looks cheap Should I buy Boohoo shares? Alan Oscroft owns shares of boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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.
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  12. Soaring profits fail to boost the Boohoo share price. Is this a buying opportunity? (10/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    If I didn’t already own Boohoo (LSE: BOO) shares, I’d be buying now, after last week’s bumper profits boost. The online fast-fashion giant reported a 41% jump in revenue, with bottom line adjusted EPS gaining 47%. But the Boohoo share price has slipped back a bit since the results were announced. And over the past 12 months, it’s down 8.5%. We are still looking at a 30% increase over the past two years, covering the whole of the Covid-19 crash period. But it’s been a very volatile ride, with huge swings. Why would I buy now? I invested in Boohoo because I think the company has a great long-term future and the shares were attractively valued. I still think that. But I also think I’m seeing a contrarian buying opportunity. It’s perhaps a risky investment, with the company still very much in a growth phase. And there’s been some negative news of late. Boohoo now owns an impressive array of brands, with Debenhams famously added to the stable. But that’s leading to some problems. Customers have found the same clothing priced differently under different brands. And we’ve had stories of garments being relabelled from one brand and sold under another. That’s not good for customer loyalty, it’s not good for investors, and it’s not good for the Boohoo share price. End of lockdown Before I get to the positives, I think I’m seeing another short-term phenomenon. That’s a post-lockdown slump for online businesses that were doing so well during the crash. While we couldn’t get out to the high street, internet shopping had it sewn up. The shares stormed ahead as a result. By June last year, Boohoo was well ahead of its pre-pandemic price. But that was overly enthusiastic, and we’re seeing the aftermath. And, as usual with share prices, I reckon the market is overreacting again, but in the other direction. But those full-year results were sparkling, weren’t they? As well as strong profit growth, Boohoo results showed two things I think should support the Boohoo share price going forward. Firstly, margins are fat. Boohoo boasted a gross profit margin of 54.2%, up slightly from the previous year’s 54%. And then there’s what I like best of all. Cash. At the end of the year in February, Boohoo had £276m net cash on the books.  Boohoo share price weakness Never mind picking through the ruins of all those big companies shouldering growing debt due to the pandemic, looking for the best recovery hope. Well, actually, I think that can be a profitable strategy too. But while some giants were struggling, Boohoo’s cash pile jumped by £35.4m. Operating cash flow gained too, at £201m (up from £127m). There’s a slight greyness over the outlook, mind. The company says it expects around 25% revenue growth in the current year. While many companies would be delighted with that, it’s a fair drop from the current 41% growth. That will surely underlie the Boohoo share price weakness too. But when growth stocks see growth fall back a bit, I think that can be a great time for long-term investors to top up. I might just do that. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 £90,259 Operating 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading What’s next for the Boohoo share price? The Boohoo share price is up 627% in 5 years! Will history repeat? Best shares to buy now: 3 stocks I’d snap up today What’s in store for the Boohoo share price in May? 2 of the best UK and US stocks to buy today Alan Oscroft owns shares of boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. The post Soaring profits fail to boost the Boohoo share price. Is this a buying opportunity? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  13. Will Boohoo shares rise after ASOS’s results? (12/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The share prices of boohoo (LSE: BOO) and ASOS (LSE: ASC) are connected. After all, the companies are competitors operating in the same sector. So if one rises, it is likely to impact the other. Last week, ASOS released interim results, which were great overall. While I think this announcement is positive for the online retail sector, I’m bearish on boohoo shares. For now, I won’t be be buying the stock in my portfolio and I’ll explain why. ASOS’s results I think ASOS’s interim results were exceptional. In the six-month period, total sales and profit before tax increased strongly. But ASOS’s stock price fell on the back of this. I think there were a few reasons for this and I reckon it could hinder boohoo shares too. I think the fact that both online retailers have been winners in the pandemic is already factored into the stock prices. This is reflected in the high price-to-earning (P/E) ratios for each of the companies. But I also think why ASOS shares fell on its results is because there are concerns about whether the online retailer will continue to grow at the same rate now that the high street shops have opened in the UK. This is likely to impact boohoo as well.  ASOS also announced that it’s investing more in marketing. This means that if the cost of promotional activity is increasing for ASOS, then it’s likely boohoo may have to do the same to compete. This increase may place pressure on profitability for both online retailers. Hence I don’t think boohoo shares will rise after ASOS’s results. Boohoo’s own problems While ASOS may be its competitor, boohoo has enough of its own problems to contend with. Hence I will not be buying the stock on such a high valuation. I’ve previously commented on the allegations of slave labour that mean boohoo could face a potential US import ban. I found this alarming and yet the corporate governance issues will not go away. Boohoo is showing investors that it’s doing everything in its power to address these concerns ever since the scandal of exploitation of workers at its Leicester supplier factories. At the end of last month, the online retailer published a list of its UK suppliers six months after an independent review by Alison Levitt, QC. Boohoo also announced that it’s focusing on sustainability. For me, this is just the start of the company trying to redeem itself from its previous corporate governance issues. I’d like to see further evidence that it’s consistently improving its legacy problems. Recent concerns While boohoo may have figured out the fast fashion market, I’ve recently become concerned about the pricing of its items. The same items of clothing are being sold at different prices across boohoo’s brands. I reckon this is a problem of growing too quickly. In my opinion, customers pick up on these issues straight away and may lose trust with the brand. This could have an impact on boohoo shares. I can’t dismiss the phenomenal growth boohoo has achieved. But I think the corporate governance concerns could impact the share price. Especially when the stock is trading at a high P/E ratio of 57 times, it’s likely to be sensitive to any negative news. For now, I’ll only be monitoring boohoo shares. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading Why did ASOS shares fall despite great results? Is the ASOS share price too low? Can the ASOS share price keep rising? Can the ASOS share price continue to climb? ASOS shares are rising: here’s what I would like to do Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo 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. The post Will Boohoo shares rise after ASOS’s results? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  14. RIL share price falls 2.5% after Q4 results miss estimates, but now set to rally; should you buy? (03/05/2021 - Financial Express)
    RIL share price fell as much as 2.5 per cent to Rs 1,943.70 apiece in the morning deals on Monday, after the Mukesh Ambani-led firm posted a net profit of Rs 13,227 crore in Jan-Mar quarter, which missed the estimates
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  15. Could Boohoo shares be star buys of the summer? (18/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Boohoo (LSE:BOO) share price has been choppy over the past year. The fast fashion retailer has seen equally fast swings in sentiment from investors. The share price is down 16% over a one-year period, although up 4% over the past six months. With first-quarter results released earlier this week, could the direction for Boohoo shares be higher? Recent results In the three months to the end of May, Boohoo saw a 32% increase in revenue when compared to the same period last year. This growth was driven by the UK and USA, with other markets showing a decrease. It spent money on some big investments with an outlay of £143.5 million. This was mainly around new offices and distribution centres. Although this decreased the cash balance, I’m not too concerned. Investing in infrastructure like this is a long-term benefit for the company, and for Boohoo shares in general. The other interesting element in its results was the report by Sir Brian Leveson on its supply chain initiative, Agenda for Change. This is specifically geared around the issues thrown up last year about low pay and unsafe working conditions in Leicester. It included some positive developments, but it’s too early to assess the results as this is a multi-year project. Yet it’s clear that Boohoo is using this as another way of gauging performance, aside from finances. Reasons to be positive I think Boohoo shares could accelerate higher this summer and beyond as organic consumer demand rises. The easing of lockdown restrictions will likely see many looking to refresh their wardrobes as socialising and events become more frequent. The segment of the fashion industry that Boohoo operates in should allow it to capture this demand. After all, it’s mostly geared to a younger consumer who’s keen to socialise. Further, the integration of brands such as Dorothy Perkins and Burton from the failed Arcadia empire is already helping revenue. Looking forward, Boohoo shares should benefit from this increased diversification. Caution with Boohoo shares There are some risks that I see for Boohoo shares. The business has stated that it’s committed to changing and improving standards within the company and with suppliers. But this isn’t something that can be fixed overnight. There could be more damaging practices that will come to light as the spotlight is shone on it. Ultimately, this could hamper the reputation of Boohoo and see a fall in the share price. Another risk is that Boohoo might actually lose out on some custom as customers decide to trade up to other brands. Over the past year, the amount saved by people in the UK has shot up. Now that people are feeling more confident about the state of the economy, it should encourage spending. Even for myself, my lack of purchases over the past year mean that now I’m happier to buy something a little bit more expensive now. Overall, I do think the benefits outweigh the risks for Boohoo shares, and I think they will rise this summer and beyond. However, I don’t see the firm as a star buy for my portfolio, and I think there are better opportunities elsewhere. The post Could Boohoo shares be star buys of the summer? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 £90,259 Operating 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Will the Boohoo share price recover in 2021? Are Boohoo shares worth buying today? Why the Boohoo share price still looks cheap Should I buy Boohoo shares? Where is the Boohoo share price going in June? Jonathansmith1 has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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.
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  16. Why I think the Boohoo share price could keep climbing (19/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price has been one of the best growth investments to own in the market over the past five years. Since the end of April 2016, the stock has increased in value by more than 650%.  Unfortunately, despite this impressive performance, the stock has underperformed over the past 12 months. Since the end of April last year, shares in the company have returned just under 30%, compared to a return of nearly 140% for peer ASOS.  However, I think this is just a blip. I believe the Boohoo share price will return to its positive trajectory in the next few years.  Fast growth  The online fast-fashion retailer has reported explosive earnings growth over the past five years. Net profit has grown from just £8.4m in 2015 to 2020 for £64m.  Boohoo has been able to make the most of the pandemic. With most brick-and-mortar retailers closed, group sales jumped last year. Management has used these profits to buy up other struggling brands and increase the company’s diversification and footprint.  But while Boohoo’s growth has continued, the company has faced allegations of poor working practices. Competitors have also started to catch up to the business. The pandemic has forced brick-and-mortar retailers to invest in their online operations, increasing the number of options for customers. So as competition grows, it seems to me that investors are less inclined to pay a high price to buy in to this company.  I think these twin headwinds are to blame for the recent performance of the Boohoo share price. And they could continue to dominate investors’ opinion of the business as we advance. Fast-fashion is an incredibly competitive industry. Just because Boohoo has succeeded up to this point doesn’t mean it’ll continue to do so. Nevertheless, I think the company is getting ready for its next growth spurt.  Boohoo share price opportunity  Boohoo used to be an upstart in the fast-fashion market, but that’s no longer the case. Its market capitalisation of £4.5bn makes it one of the largest listed retail businesses in the UK. This suggests to me the company has reached a level of maturity, which requires a different approach. It needs to move away from the startup mentality, and that’s just what the business has been doing. Management has cut ties with dubious suppliers, is investing in warehousing and office space, and the firm is planning to open its own factory in Leicester.  I think all of these initiatives will help reinforce the company’s position in the market and prepare it for the next growth stage. With its new warehouse space, Boohoo will have the potential to service up to £4bn in sales every year. I think this capacity will help the organisation capitalise not only on demand for its existing products but also on the brands acquired over the past 12-24 months.  As such, I’m incredibly optimistic about the long-term outlook for the Boohoo share price. That’s why I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today.  FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 £90,259 Operating 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Top growth stocks for April 2021 Will the Boohoo share price keep climbing? Will Boohoo shares rise after ASOS’s results? Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo 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. The post Why I think the Boohoo share price could keep climbing appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  17. BPCL share price falls 4% after company declares 2nd interim dividend; should you buy, sell or hold? (17/03/2021 - Financial Express)
    BPCL share price fell as much as 4 per cent to Rs 435.65 apiece on BSE on Wednesday, a day after the company declared the second interim dividend of Rs 5 per share of face value Rs 10, each for the current fiscal.
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  18. What’s next for the Boohoo share price? (05/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price has outperformed the market over the past five years. The stock has added 585% since May 2016, compared to a return of 19% for the FTSE All-Share index over the same period.  However, over the past few months, the company has started to lag the market. Indeed, year-to-date Boohoo shares have declined nearly 5%. On the other hand, the FTSE All-Share has added 7%. That’s underperformance of 12% for the year so far.  The question is, should I make the most of this decline and snap up some shares of the fast-fashion business for my portfolio today?  Boohoo share price on offer?  Over the past five years, Boohoo has taken the UK fashion market by storm. The company’s sales have exploded as management has pursued an aggressive growth strategy. The firm has spent tens of millions on marketing and has very low costs. This means it can reinvest more profit than traditional bricks-and-mortar brands, driving a virtuous cycle.  After years of knock-out growth, it now looks as if the business is starting to mature. According to the company’s latest set of full-year results, revenue growth for the current year is expected to fall to ‘only’ around 25%, below the 41% increase in the year to February 2021.  These figures are, in a word, disappointing. The market has got used to the company’s explosive growth, and Boohoo has recently been snapping up new brands to bolster its customer offering. Newly acquired brands include Burton, Wallis and Debenhams. These brands are expected to deliver approximately five percentage points of the group’s overall growth for the year. That implies without these acquisitions, organic growth would be around 20%.  Valuation concerns  This sort of growth would be enough to send shares in most companies skyrocketing. However, there’s already a lot of expectation baked in to the Boohoo share price. As a result, the stock is trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 54.2, which is incredibly high. Even after factoring in the company’s growth, the stock is trading at a PEG ratio of 1.3. A ratio below 1 indicates the investment offers growth at a reasonable price and is therefore undervalued compared to its growth potential.  Still, the company has outperformed its own growth targets in the past. So, I wouldn’t rule out the same happening again. However, in the past, Boohoo has been a market leader. Today competitors are catching up, which could be one reason why its growth has slowed so substantially. If this trend continues, the slower growth rate could be the new normal for the fast-fashion business, which would have a detrimental impact on the Boohoo share price.  After taking all of the above into account, I’m not willing to buy Boohoo shares today. The company is still growing at a double-digit rate, and there’s a chance it could outperform expectations for the year. But its valuation does not leave much room for error. Another disappointment could lead to a re-rating of the shares to a lower multiple.  The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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! 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! More reading The Boohoo share price is up 627% in 5 years! Will history repeat? Best shares to buy now: 3 stocks I’d snap up today What’s in store for the Boohoo share price in May? 2 of the best UK and US stocks to buy today Boohoo share price: here’s why I think now is a good time to buy shares Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. The post What’s next for the Boohoo share price? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  19. Boohoo’s share price has fallen. Should I buy the stock now? (08/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Boohoo’s (LSE: BOO) share price has been volatile in 2021. At times, it’s surged higher. On other occasions, it has pulled back sharply. Recently, the stock has pulled back again. As I write, it’s now close to its 2021 lows. Is this a buying opportunity for me? Let’s take a look at the investment case. What I like about Boohoo There are a number of things I like about Boohoo. For starters, it owns a number of powerful brands including PrettyLittleThing, Nasty Gal, MissPap and, of course, Boohoo. This year, it’s added more top brands to its portfolio including Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, and Burton. These new additions could boost growth significantly. I particularly like the Debenhams acquisition. Its UK website gets approximately 300m visits per year. Secondly, Boohoo and its brands have incredible social media presence. On Instagram, for example, PrettyLittleThing has 13.1m followers (up from 12.5m in September) while Boohoo has 7.2m followers. Through Instagram, consumers can click through to purchase goods. Third, the company is growing at a phenomenal rate. Its last trading update in January showed total revenue growth of 40% for the four months to 31 December. There aren’t many retailers in the UK generating that kind of top-line growth. Finally, the company is financially strong and very profitable. Over the last three years, return on capital employed (ROCE) has averaged 22%. US import ban? Boohoo isn’t perfect however. The company seems to be regularly in the news for all the wrong reasons. For example, just last week, Sky News reported Boohoo and many of its suppliers are facing the possibility of a US import ban because of widespread allegations over the use of “slave labour”. According to Sky, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seen enough evidence to launch an investigation into the company. Boohoo replied that it’s confident in the actions it’s taking to ensure all of its products meet the CBP criteria on preventing the product of forced labour entering the US. It also advised it hasn’t been notified of any investigation. However, this issue adds uncertainty to the investment case. US sales are currently about 25% of group total. So, a US ban would be a huge setback for the company. Is Boohoo’s share price a bargain? Turning to the valuation, Boohoo shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 31. Normally, I’d say that’s an attractive valuation for a company growing as fast as Boohoo. However, given the uncertainty over the US investigation, that valuation does add some risk. My view on BOO shares Overall, I’m cautiously optimistic in relation to the outlook for Boohoo shares. There are certainly risks to be aware of. However, in my view, the company continues to have significant growth potential. I’d be willing to buy a small amount of shares for my portfolio today after the recent pullback. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 £90,259 Operating 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Should I buy Boohoo shares in my portfolio? The Boohoo share price is sliding: should I buy the stock today? A high-growth UK share I’d buy in my ISA and hold for 10 years Boohoo shares: should I buy the stock today? 2 UK stocks I’d buy for a K-shaped recovery Edward Sheldon owns shares in Boohoo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. The post Boohoo’s share price has fallen. Should I buy the stock now? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  20. Call Options Example? (14/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  21. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala favorite stock top Sensex loser today, Titan share price falls 2.6% on Q1 biz update (07/07/2021 - Financial Express)
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  22. Is there a way to do a limit sell but ONLY on the way down? (19/05/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  24. What’s going on with the Boohoo share price? (14/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Despite my belief that the company’s stock was already looking cheap, considering the growth on offer, the Boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price has continued to fall in recent weeks. What’s going on? Boohoo share price: what gives? One potential explanation for the latest capitulation in the Boohoo share price is related to concerns over whether co-founder Mahmud Kamani will be required to give evidence in a $100m lawsuit. As reported in the Financial Times, Boohoo has been accused of using fake promotions in the US for a number of years. It’s been claimed that customers have been presented with inflated original prices. This, in turn, made discounts seem greater than they actually were. In response, the company’s claimed that Kamani isn’t usually involved in setting prices. As such, he shouldn’t be required to answer questions. Clearly, this isn’t the sort of headline that investors (including myself) wish to see after the hits to Boohoo’s reputation over the last year or so. This isn’t the first time it’s faced accusations of this kind either. Three years ago, the £4bn-cap had its knuckles wrapped over similar tactics and the use of psychological tricks, such as countdown clocks, in the UK.  So, could things get worse? In the very near term, it’s hard to predict which direction the Boohoo share price may go next. A cheap stock (based on growth potential) can always get cheaper. However, I remain optimistic. Reasons to be optimistic For one, the company still has its cheerleaders. Indeed, the Boohoo share price rose yesterday (Tuesday) following a ‘buy’ recommendation by broker RBC. Analysts there have set a target price of 410p a pop once the contribution of new brands kicks in.  Investors might also speculate that the fall in the Boohoo share price isn’t necessarily about Boohoo. After all, shares in fashion peer ASOS haven’t been on fire recently. The AIM-listed rival has lost 15% of its value over the last three months. This loss of momentum may be due, in part, to investors taking profits after benefitting from multiple UK lockdowns and looking for bargains elsewhere. Bargain stock? Once normality returns however, I suspect we could see a preference for growth over value again. Strong interim numbers in September could be a catalyst for this. So too could further evidence of progress on hitting its ESG targets and successfully integrating newly-acquired brands. On which note, it was announced today that the company would partner with Alshaya Group in the Middle East. The latter currently runs Debenhams stores in the region. The agreement will mean that Boohoo’s brands will now feature in stores from Q4, and through a local online platform from “early 2022.“ This is an interesting development considering ASOS’s similar deal with luxury store chain Nordstrom to stock its brands in the US. Should all the above come to pass, the current valuation of 27 times earnings could prove a bargain, in time. Naturally, none of this is nailed on. In fact, the Boohoo share price could slide again if earnings surprise on the downside, or the company continues to make headlines for the wrong reasons. Rising Covid-19 infection levels would likely hit sentiment as well.  As ever, it pays for me to remain diversified, just in case… The post What’s going on with the Boohoo share price? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 £90,259 Operating 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading 3 top UK stocks to buy in July Best shares to buy: 3 stocks I’d snap up in July Here’s how I’d invest £5,000 in the best UK shares The Boohoo share price is gaining in June. Here’s why I’d buy Could Boohoo shares be star buys of the summer? Paul Summers owns shares in boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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.
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  25. Will the Boohoo share price keep climbing? (13/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Boohoo (LSE:BOO) share price has been quite volatile over the last 12 months, rising and falling by double-digit percentages in a relatively short space of time. But recently, things appear to have begun stabilising. And it is now on an upward trajectory. So what caused all the volatility in the first place? Will the share price continue to rise? And should I be adding this stock to my portfolio? The volatile Boohoo share price In early July last year, the Boohoo share price crashed by nearly 50% following allegations made by The Sunday Times. The newspaper was the first of many to accuse Boohoo of poor labour practices as well as putting its workers at risk during the pandemic. Needless to say, this is quite serious. And so I wasn’t surprised when other clothing retailers dropped Boohoo’s products from their e-stores. To make matters worse, the company could even be facing a US import ban on its products, reports have claimed. Boohoo swiftly launched an independent review of its business to investigate these allegations. And in September, the review found no evidence of any criminal activity. The management team also stated it was not aware of any ongoing investigations by the US Customs and Border Protection agency but is prepared to work with authorities if requested to do so. These allegations, while unproven, have created some notable reputational damage. And looking at Boohoo’s volatile share price, there appears to be quite a bit of uncertainty as well. Based on current information, I think it’s unlikely that Boohoo will receive a US ban. But if it does, then a quarter of the firm’s total revenue would disappear. And it would also lose access to its fastest growing market. The underlying performance is encouraging Setting aside these issues, the company itself is performing exceptionally well. At least, I think so. In January earlier this year, Boohoo released a trading update that showed total revenues grew by 42% over the last 10 months. Seeing that level of growth coming from a fashion retailer is exceptional in my experience. And it would seem that the loss of the previously mentioned partnerships with other retailers hasn’t had a significant impact on performance. What’s more, the increased profits are being put to good use. Boohoo recently announced an expansion to its warehouse facilities to be completed later this year. Once operational, the site will substantially increase the business’s annual sales capacity. Combined, its four locations will give the group net sales capacity in excess of £4bn. Assuming it can continue generating more orders to take advantage of this increased capacity, I believe that the Boohoo share price can continue to climb even higher over the long term. The bottom line Boohoo continues to impress me. However, there is no denying that the scrutiny the company is currently facing adds a considerable level of risk and uncertainty. At today’s share price, Boohoo has a P/E ratio of around 50, which is relatively expensive even with its impressive growth. And in my experience, a high valuation mixed with uncertainty don’t tend to be a winning combination. So, while I do believe the business will thrive over the long term, I’m not going to be adding any shares to my portfolio today. But I did find another high-growth stock that looks far cheaper… FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 £90,259 Operating 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Will Boohoo shares rise after ASOS’s results? Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Boohoo Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Boohoo 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. The post Will the Boohoo share price keep climbing? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  26. Why the Boohoo share price still looks cheap (15/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price barely moved in early trading this morning. That’s despite the company providing what I believe to be another encouraging update on trading over the first quarter of its new financial year. Personally, I think the investment case here remains compelling. “Phenomenal growth” Total revenue hit just over £486m in the three months to the end of May. That’s a rise of 32% from the same period in 2020.  According to CEO John Lyttle, this “phenomenal growth” is even more impressive considering the strong comparatives from the previous year as more people shopped online under lockdown. It also represents a 91% jump over the last two years.  Fueled by the gradual lifting of restrictions, sales in the UK (Boohoo’s most established market) jumped by 50% to £274.6m. Across the pond, US revenue rose by 43% to just short of £132m.   In the rest of Europe however, sales weren’t so stellar, with revenue declining 14%. This was most likely due to ongoing concerns over the pandemic. In its ‘Rest of the World’ markets, sales declined by a similar percentage. This rather mixed performance, combined with the lack of change to guidance, goes some way to explaining why the Boohoo share price isn’t climbing today. What next for the Boohoo share price? Going against its reputation for increasing forecasts over the year, the company said it still expected revenue to grow by 25% in the full financial year. I’m still optimistic that this number will be lifted later in the year and Boohoo’s share price will react accordingly. The acquisition of the Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton brands should begin bearing fruit. The launch of the new Debenhams website, featuring beauty and homewares as well as clothes, also adds some product diversification to Boohoo’s portfolio. Combine all this with those rocketing sales in the US and the opening of two new distribution centres in the UK and I think Boohoo’s valuation of 30 times earnings still looks ‘cheap’ for the growth on offer. Tellingly, the company’s PEG (price/earnings to growth) ratio is 1.1. This implies new investors are getting a good deal.  Making amends I’m also heartened by today’s update on the progress made by Boohoo in addressing concerns over its supply chain. In his third report on the matter, Sir Brian Levenson said that the company was now “demonstrating a degree of due diligence which may well go beyond that which is undertaken by other retailers or in other industries.” As a shareholder, I find this very comforting. So long as the company proceeds to publish its full (revised) global supplier list in September as planned, I suspect previously nervous fund managers will be willing to add the stock back to their portfolios. This should do no harm to the Boohoo share price.   Happy holder As a holder of the stock, I’m naturally biased. But it’s clear Boohoo could still face headwinds in 2021. A full re-opening could (temporarily) see fewer people heading online and wanting to spend their hard-earned cash on other things, such as foreign holidays. One also needs to keep in mind that sales in some markets could get worse before they get better, due to relatively sluggish vaccination rollouts. With near-£200m in net cash and a runway for ongoing growth however, I’m very relaxed about staying invested in Boohoo.  The post Why the Boohoo share price still looks cheap appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas? Grab this FREE report now. Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits. From 2015-2019… Revenues increased 38.6%. Its net income went up 19.7 times! Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLED The opportunity here really is astounding. In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer? You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. More reading Should I buy Boohoo shares? Where is the Boohoo share price going in June? Paul Summers owns shares in boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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.
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  27. Tata Communications share price falls 7% as govt plans to divest its entire stake via OFS (16/03/2021 - Financial Express)
    Tata Communications share price fell as much as 7 per cent to Rs 1,206.30 apiece on BSE on Tuesday, a day after DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey informed that the government will sell up to 16.12 per cent stake.
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  28. Here’s what I’m doing about Boohoo shares (11/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Boohoo (LSE: BOO) shares can be volatile. But last week, the fashion company released its full-year results. I was not surprised by the stellar numbers, especially as it has emerged as a pandemic winner. But the stock price tells a different story. For now, I’ll continue to monitor Boohoo shares. I still have concerns over the company’s ethics and supply-chain issues. I do not think these problems have disappeared and are likely to continue to overhang the stock. But I reckon the full-year numbers are worth analysing. So here are my thoughts. The results Boohoo saw a surge in sales last year. Revenue increased by 41% to £1.7bn. Profit before tax also jumped by 35% to £125m. These are impressive figures and the growth was phenomenal. As I previously mentioned, I’m not astonished by this performance. Boohoo operates solely online and hence has been shielded from lockdown restrictions. Also, it has managed to successfully adapt its products to the desire for comfy clothes to wear at home and gym gear during the pandemic. The outlook The board remains bullish for the next year. It expects to deliver full-year revenue growth of 25%. If this is achieved, I’d still be impressed at a performance in high double-digits. But I guess the pandemic sales surge will have to end at some point. I don’t expect it to carry on forever. This could hinder Boohoo shares. Even management has highlighted that “trading in the first few weeks of the financial year has been encouraging, however, the economic outlook remains uncertain”.  And the company is “experiencing significantly elevated levels of carriage and freight costs”. This is expected to continue in the next financial year. My concern is that it may eat away at profit margins. I think investors need to be cautious with Boohoo shares, especially as economies are starting to ease lockdown restrictions. I expect the company will be facing more competition from other store-based fast fashion retailers such as Primark that have now reopened their shops. After a year stuck indoors, most customers are likely to socialise outdoors and visit shops. I know I’d  rather venture outside than look at a computer screen. My concerns That said, I still expect it to do well. But the question I ask myself is, if the company is delivering fantastic results, why is this not reflected in Boohoo shares? Since the beginning of the year, the stock is down 6% and over the past 12 months the share price has decreased 13%. Well, I think there are worries over ethical, corporate governance and supply chain issues. I reckon  the company will continue to face scrutiny over these problems. Boohoo has made attempts to calm investors’ nerves by reviewing its supplier list, and issuing a major sustainability strategy. But I can’t help but wonder what else is going to come out of the woodwork. If it can sort out these problems once and for all, I reckon there is significant upside for Boohoo shares. But the firm is not in that position yet. Any flare-up of these ongoing concerns could put strain on its global expansion plans. For now, I’m holding fire on buying Boohoo shares. But as a long-term investor, I’ll be watching the stock like a hawk. “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! More reading Soaring profits fail to boost the Boohoo share price. Is this a buying opportunity? What’s next for the Boohoo share price? The Boohoo share price is up 627% in 5 years! Will history repeat? Best shares to buy now: 3 stocks I’d snap up today What’s in store for the Boohoo share price in May? Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. The post Here’s what I’m doing about Boohoo shares appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  29. The Boohoo share price is sliding: should I buy the stock today? (02/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price has been sliding recently. Shares in the fast-fashion company have fallen around 4% over the past month and approximately 3% since the beginning of the year.  Over the past year, shares in the company have put in a better performance. The stock is up around 10%. However, this pales in comparison to its close peer, ASOS. Since the beginning of March 2020, shares in ASOS have returned 92%.  But I think this only tells part of the story. While the Boohoo share price has underperformed over the past 12 months, its underlying business has achieved remarkable growth, thanks in part to the pandemic. As such, I have been taking a closer look at the stock recently to see if it could be worth adding the company to my investment portfolio.  Boohoo share price opportunity The fast-fashion retailer achieved staggering growth in 2020. It reported revenue growth of 44% and net income growth of 46% for the year. The boom in profitability has enabled the group to go on a buying spree. It recently spent £25.2m buying the Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, and Burton brands from failed retail group Arcadia. That followed a £55m deal to buy the Debenhams brand and website.  While the business saw impressive growth in 2020, it also faced some significant challenges. An investigation into working practices at the company’s suppliers revealed that some workers were being paid below minimum wage. To deal with these issues, Boohoo set up its own investigation.  While the company has tried to rectify its problems, the allegations and revelations have dented its reputation in the City. This is one reason why the Boohoo share price has performed so poorly compared to ASOS over the past year. That said, it seems consumers are more than happy to continue buying from the group.  Still, this issue has reared its ugly head again today. According to a media report, the company could be facing a US import ban “because of widespread allegations over the use of slave labour.” Last year, the organisation generated more than a fifth of its global sales in the US, an important growth market for the firm.  A significant problem Boohoo’s labour issues are a significant problem for the firm. For its part, management has said that it has increased oversight of suppliers and “ taken action against 64 suppliers who did not meet the group’s standards in the levels of transparency that business requires.”  I think there are two sides to the Boohoo story. On the one hand, there’s the group’s explosive growth rate. On the other, there are the company’s supplier issues. Then there’s the aggressive nature of the fast-fashion industry to consider. Boohoo is the market champion today, but 10 years ago, Arcadia was a darling too. There’s no guarantee Boohoo will be able to avoid Arcadia’s fate.  Despite the recent performance of the Boohoo share price, I am not going to buy the stock today. I think there’s just too much uncertainty surrounding the group’s long-term outlook.  The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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! 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! More reading A high-growth UK share I’d buy in my ISA and hold for 10 years Boohoo shares: should I buy the stock today? 2 UK stocks I’d buy for a K-shaped recovery Stock investing: 2 of the best UK shares I’d buy now and aim to hold until 2030 The Boohoo share price has underperformed Asos. Should I buy the stock? Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo 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. The post The Boohoo share price is sliding: should I buy the stock today? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  30. Should I buy Boohoo shares? (09/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Boohoo (LSE: BOO) shares fell around 10% in the past year. The online fashion company has underperformed the broader FTSE AIM 100 index, which rose about 35% in the same period. Also, it is one of the few companies that I have reviewed recently to have a negative return.  Is the price drop a chance for me to buy the shares? Boohoo company’s fundamentals The company’s revenue growth has been outstanding. It grew at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 44% in the past four years. In the fiscal year 2021, revenue grew by 41% year-on-year to £1.7bn. It was primarily due to strong growth in all regions and brands, which is positive. International revenue accounted for 46% (45% for 2020) of total revenue. In my opinion, better geographical diversification reduces the risk of lower demand in a particular market in the future. There is another reason why I like Boohoo shares; it is profitable. Most of the modern companies I reviewed recently have reported losses, some of them due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Boohoo’s profits have grown 28% year-on-year to £93.4m, a net profit margin of 5.35%. The company has been profitable in the past five years, which shows it is consistent. Also, its net profit has grown at a CAGR of 39% during this period. The number of active customers increased by 28% to 17.8m. The acquisitions in the past year also helped to increase the company’s demographic reach and product offering. The company has a stable balance sheet and net cash of £276m. It was also helped by a strong operating cash flow of £201.1m.  Boohoo shares are currently trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.50, compared to the five-year average of 70. The price-to-sales ratio is 2.32 compared to the historical average of 4.24. So, the shares are currently trading at a discount to their historical average. Risks to consider in investing in Boohoo shares Boohoo has been accused of unethical practices in its supply chain. It has been reported in the past that some of the workers in its supply chain have been paid very poorly. In response, the company has excluded some of the suppliers. It has also linked executive pay to specific environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) targets. However, if the company fails to tackle this issue, it could be negative for the share price. The fashion retail sector is highly competitive. In my opinion, if the company fails to meet the rapid historical revenue growth, it could negatively impact Boohoo shares.  The company has benefitted from online shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, now high street retailer shops have reopened. This could put some pressure on the company’s financial results. This is also evident in the company’s revenue guidance as the management expects this year’s revenue to grow by 25%. The growth rate is strong, however, it is below the historical average. Conclusion The company has good brands. Its revenue and profit growth rate are extraordinary. In my opinion, the benefits outweigh the risks. I would consider buying Boohoo shares in the coming months.  One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas? Grab this FREE report now. Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits. From 2015-2019… Revenues increased 38.6%. Its net income went up 19.7 times! Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLED The opportunity here really is astounding. In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer? You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. More reading Where is the Boohoo share price going in June? Here’s what I’m doing about Boohoo shares Soaring profits fail to boost the Boohoo share price. Is this a buying opportunity? Royston Roche has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. The post Should I buy Boohoo shares? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  31. Are Boohoo shares worth buying today? (17/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    I’ve been bearish on Boohoo (LSE: BOO) shares for sometime. And the stock hasn’t delivered great returns in 2021 so far. It’s down almost 5% since the beginning of the year. The shares have fallen over 20% in the last 12 months. So is this a buying opportunity? I’m not convinced it is and so I’ll only be watching the stock closely for the time being. But Boohoo released a trading update earlier this week, at which I think it’s worth taking a closer look. Trading update In the three months to the end of May, the company delivered a 32% increase in total sales to £486.1m. A lot of this performance was generated from the US and UK. During the period, Boohoo managed to integrate and relaunch the brands it purchased in the pandemic. These include, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton. It also relaunched Debenhams for fashion, beauty and homewares. And it has “an exciting pipeline of brands” for its digital department store. This all sounds great. The easing of lockdown restrictions especially in the UK has continued to boost sales. Clearly customers are still buying clothes to go out and embrace their new-found social lives after lockdown. Boohoo now has a larger portfolio of brands as it snapped up some of the pandemic’s high-street victims. This has served the online retailer well as it gives its customers more choice. The outlook The company has maintained its forward guidance. It expects the year ending 28 February 2022 to see “revenue growth of around 25% and adjusted EBITDA margins to be in the region of 9.5-10%”. Its medium-term guidance also remains unchanged. Boohoo believes it can deliver “25% sales growth per annum and a 10% adjusted EBITDA margin”. To me, the fact that it expects to generates these kind of figures is good. But I think Boohoo is setting the bar high for sales growth and is making life difficult for itself. In my opinion, if investors believe that it can always smash expectations, that sets it up to disappoint. I’m not dismissing the company’s growth. It’s strong, but clearly not enough for Boohoo to raise earnings guidance. The market has probably seen this as a disappointment and that’s why the shares haven’t rallied after the announcement. My concerns I still don’t think the company has repaired its reputation after the Leicester supply chain scandal. Boohoo did publish its UK supplier list in March and it remains on track to announce the names of its global suppliers in September. But I don’t think this is enough yet. And judging by the poor share price performance, I don’t think the market is convinced either. I can’t help but worry if the firm has more skeletons in its closet. Rectifying its reputation is a work in progress and may continue to place pressure on Boohoo shares. The company is starting to be more transparent, but this will take time. For now, I’m not ready to dip my toe in and so, as I said, I’ll only be watching the stock. The post Are Boohoo shares worth buying today? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. “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! More reading Why the Boohoo share price still looks cheap Should I buy Boohoo shares? Where is the Boohoo share price going in June? Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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.
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  32. 3 UK growth stocks I’ve been buying in July (25/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    July has been a rather volatile month for the UK stock market. Optimism over the lifting of restrictions in England was quickly replaced with concerns over rising infection levels and staff shortages brought about by the so-called ‘pingdemic’. None of this has stopped me from continuing to buy growth stocks for my own portfolio though. Contrarian growth stock After sitting on the sidelines for a while, I’ve finally grabbed the bull by the horns and snapped up shares of online holiday firm On the Beach (LSE: OTB). Devoid of the high fixed costs endured by larger peers such as TUI, OTB’s flexible, online-only business model ensures it has minimal cash burn while travel restrictions remain in place. A recent £26m share placing also gives the company sufficient financial firepower for a big marketing push when rules are relaxed and demand for holidays explodes. This isn’t to say that taking a position now is without risk. Those restrictions will likely be in place for a while yet. Moreover, the barriers to entry into this market aren’t particularly high. Nevertheless, the progress of vaccination programmes leads me to think that the risk/reward trade-off is far better than it used to be. OTB’s share price is also down roughly 40% since March. This gives me what I feel to be a decent margin of safety. I’ll be continuing to drip-feed my money into this growth stock over the next few months.  Buying the dip I simply couldn’t finish July without adding to my stake in fast-fashion giant Boohoo (LSE: BOO). A bumpy ride over the last month, not helped by a poorly-received update from industry peer ASOS, looks to be another opportunity to acquire this growth stock at a great price. The 20% fall in Boohoo’s value over the last six months leaves its shares changing hands for less than 26 times earnings. I think that could prove to be a steal once the company puts its ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) concerns to bed. The negative publicity will hopefully lessen as BOO demonstrates what it’s done to put things right with its supply chain. Sure, there are other potential headwinds. Confirmation of an online sales tax could send the shares lower, as might a simple lack of news over the next month. However, some knockout interim numbers in September may arrest this fall. Evidence that recent acquisitions are bearing fruit would provide another boost.  Investing megatrend My last buy this month has actually been an investment trust rather than a single company stock. I began buying Biotech Growth Trust (LSE: BIOG) in April. Unfortunately, its shares have drifted lower since then. Reasons could include the ongoing rotation from growth stocks into those appearing to offer more value. There might also be a belief that healthcare-related funds have had their time in the sun. Notwithstanding this, I’m confident BIOG’s managers — many of whom are medically trained — know what they’re doing. An annualised return of 17% over the last five years is far better than the trust’s benchmark. Then again, this has been at the expense of greater volatility, As such, those with weak stomachs need not apply. Given the rate of technological progress, this area could be one of the investment themes for years. I think a diversified trust like BIOG is the best way to play it. The post 3 UK growth stocks I’ve been buying in July appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas? Grab this FREE report now. Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits. From 2015-2019… Revenues increased 38.6%. Its net income went up 19.7 times! Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLED The opportunity here really is astounding. In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer? You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. More reading The Boohoo vs ASOS share price rated Is ASOS or boohoo a better stock to buy right now? As the Boohoo share price falls, should I buy? Is this what’s needed to supercharge the Boohoo share price? What’s going on with the Boohoo share price? Paul Summers owns shares in On The Beach, boohoo group and Biotech Growth Trust. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS, On The Beach, and boohoo 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.
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  33. Yes Bank share price under pressure as Axis Bank, FPIs cut stake, Q4 results disappoint; falls 7.6% in Apr (04/05/2021 - Financial Express)
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  34. Vodafone Idea share price falls 1% ahead of Jan-Mar quarter results, even as Sensex, Nifty trade in green (30/06/2021 - Financial Express)
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  35. Should I buy Boohoo shares in my portfolio? (04/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Boohoo (LSE: BOO) shares have been the AIM-darling, especially during the pandemic when the online retailer has seen a surge in sales. But the company is in the limelight again and not for the right reasons. New slave labour allegations against Boohoo have been made, which I’ll cover in detail. Will I be buying Boohoo shares now? No, and here’s why. Latest allegations Boohoo and its suppliers are facing the possibility of a US import ban due to allegations over the use of slave labour. In fact, Duncan Jepson, who runs the charity Liberty Shared, has claimed that Boohoo isn’t doing enough to stop forced labour in its suppliers’ Leicester factories. There are now reports that the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seen enough evidence to launch an investigation after petitions from the campaigning British lawyer. If these allegations are true then I reckon there could be some severe implications for the company. If the US did block Boohoo’s products then its revenues would be hit. The company generates 20% of its sales from the region. Boohoo’s reputation and investor confidence would also be hit. If the allegations are proven true, I’d expect the shares to fall significantly. Boohoo released a statement in response to the media commentary. The company stated it hadn’t been informed of any investigation by the CBP, and that it is confident that it’s meeting the CBP’s criteria on preventing forced labour. Boohoo also stated that it’s willing to work with any authority to provide assurance that its products meet the required standards. Previous problems I must admit, I’m not surprised over the latest allegation regarding Boohoo. But it makes me uncomfortable investing in the stock. The company has had its fair share of problems, which have yet to be resolved. This isn’t the first time Boohoo has had slave labour allegations made against it. In 2019, it became the centre of  a scandal relating to exploitation of workers at its suppliers’ factories in Leicester. As a result, the company carried out a series of measures to reassure investors. One of these measures included hiring Sir Brian Leveson in November 2020 to provide independent oversight of its ‘Agenda for Change’ programme. This initiative’s focus is on key areas such as corporate governance and supply chain standards. However, I’m not convinced that the company is doing enough from a governance point of view. So I won’t be buying Boohoo shares for now.  The CPB’s inquiry may confirm that Boohoo is complying with standards. But it makes me wary over investing in the shares in my portfolio. Sales growth I can’t deny Boohoo’s phenomenal revenue growth. I expect this to continue. The combination of its own brands along with the recent acquisitions should help boost sales. It recently purchased the Debenhams brand and website, but not its stores. In its recent trading update, Boohoo expects full-year revenue growth to be between 36% and 38%, up from its previous guidance of 28% to 32%. I think this is very impressive. But for me, I reckon the concerns over governance are an overhang on the stock. For now, I continue to monitor Boohoo shares. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading The Boohoo share price is sliding: should I buy the stock today? A high-growth UK share I’d buy in my ISA and hold for 10 years Boohoo shares: should I buy the stock today? 2 UK stocks I’d buy for a K-shaped recovery Stock investing: 2 of the best UK shares I’d buy now and aim to hold until 2030 Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. The post Should I buy Boohoo shares in my portfolio? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  36. Boohoo shares: should I buy the stock today? (18/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Boohoo (LSE: BOO) shares rose 15% in the past year. There is an increasing trend of online shopping in the past few years. I want to look deeper into the company to decide whether now is the right time to buy the stock. Boohoo shares’ fundamentals The company’s revenue growth has been strong. In the recent trading update released in January, revenue for the four months ended 31 December 2020 grew by 40% year-over-year to £660.8m. Growth has been strong in all the regions the company is operating in. UK revenue grew by 40% year-over-year to £357.2m, US revenue grew by 52% to £167.7m, rest of Europe grew by 30% to £90.4m, and the rest of the world grew by 20% to £45.5m. The group’s revenue for the 10 months ending 31 December 2020 grew by 42% to £1.47bn.  The management’s outlook is also strong for the future. The group’s revenue growth for the financial year to 28 February 2021 is expected to be 36% to 38%. This is better than the company’s earlier estimate of 28% to 32% growth. Taking into consideration the slowing growth in most companies, I believe this is very positive.  Another important metric is the profits of the company. The group continues to expect to deliver adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) margin at around 10%. The management’s medium-term guidance is 25% sales growth per annum and a 10% adjusted EBITDA margin. The company has a stable balance sheet as it had net cash of £386.9m.  Boohoo shares’ recent acquisitions The company has agreed to acquire all of the e-commerce and digital assets and associated intellectual property rights, including customer data, related business information, and inventory of the Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis brands from Arcadia Group Limited. Boohoo will pay £25.2m from its cash resources. In addition to the strong brands, the deal will significantly increase the company’s active customers. Another advantage is it helps to grow Boohoo’s market share across a broader demographic.  Another important recent acquisition is the intellectual property assets including customer data and related business information and selected contracts of Debenhams for £55m in cash. The company is not acquiring any stores or stock. The deal will help the company to increase online market share along with expansion into the beauty, sports, and homeware market.  Risks to consider in Boohoo shares The company’s recent acquisitions might incur some additional costs in the near term, and there’s no assurance they will add value to the company. Boohoo might also be a victim of the cut-throat competition in the online retail space. The UK government is also planning to implement a 2% online sales tax on e-commerce sellers and marketplaces. The online tax could have a negative impact on online retail companies including Boohoo. Boohoo shares are currently trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 55. In spite of the various advantages of investing in the company, I would like to wait for a lower entry price as I feel the P/E ratio is expensive at the moment. “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! More reading 2 UK stocks I’d buy for a K-shaped recovery Stock investing: 2 of the best UK shares I’d buy now and aim to hold until 2030 The Boohoo share price has underperformed Asos. Should I buy the stock? 2 UK growth stocks I’d buy in February Should I buy or avoid Boohoo shares? Royston Roche has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. The post Boohoo shares: should I buy the stock today? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  37. The Boohoo share price is up 627% in 5 years! Will history repeat? (04/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Fast fashion retailer Boohoo (LSE:BOO) had a mixed year in 2020. The pandemic created disruption and a damning investigation cast a dark cloud over the popular FTSE-AIM stock. But growth in online sales was strong as Covid-19 accelerated the consumer shift to e-commerce. So, is 2021 offering a clean slate and a chance to bring further riches to loyal shareholders, or should buyers beware? Share price volatility Founded in 2006, the Manchester-based company defied the odds on AIM by going from a penny stock selling cheap clothing, to a fashion empire worth £4.3bn. It launched on the London Stock Exchange in 2014 at 85p a share. By the following year it had fallen to 25p and then soared until mid-2017. Since then, the Boohoo share price has been extremely volatile, but it’s never been back below £1. Focus on M&A Boohoo has had a clear M&A growth strategy in recent years and has made several major acquisitions. This has undoubtedly given the company serious clout in e-commerce and fast fashion. These acquisitions include Karen Millen, PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal. More recently it acquired the online side of Debenhams, which brings major customer data with it. It also pivots Boohoo into the lucrative world of beauty, currently a £12bn market in the UK. The company hopes this acquisition will accelerate its ambition to be the leader in fashion and beauty ecommerce. With plenty of cash in the bank, Boohoo is expected to continue with its acquisition spree. While the pandemic devastated traditional high street retailers, their online counterparts see a brighter future ahead. With so many popular brands under its belt, this gives Boohoo a competitive advantage. Its young target market of 16-30 year-olds like to look good both online and off. They also tend to have a disposable income for affordable, fashionable clothes. With this in mind, the growth trajectory for Boohoo may well resemble the past five years. But there are headwinds that can’t be ignored. The fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global pollution. With a heightened focus on ESG investing and sustainability, this could lead investors to look elsewhere. It may also lead to higher costs for the company to meet regulatory changes. And if inflation rears its ugly head, then fast fashion may not be as affordable, or the priority purchase it once was. Last summer the company became embroiled in an investigation into worker exploitation at a factory in Leicester making clothes for Boohoo’s Nasty Gal brand. It’s addressing this with plans that include higher supplier standards, offering educational training programmes for staff and suppliers, a new factory in Leicester, and moves to eliminate sub-contracting. Meanwhile, last month it announced it’s investing £50m in a fourth warehouse to increase capacity. This will create up to 1,000 jobs over time. Boohoo financials Boohoo doesn’t offer a dividend and I think it’s share price is quite expensive. Its price-to-earnings ratio is 62 and earnings per share are 5p. The Boohoo share price is down 21% from its 52-week-high and up 72% from its 52-week-low. I think that perfectly illustrates the fluctuating nature of this stock. I don’t have plans to buy shares in Boohoo at this time. For regular stock market investing ideas and help choosing the best shares to buy now, sign up to The Motley Fool today. A Top Share with Enormous Growth Potential Savvy investors like you won’t want to miss out on this timely opportunity… Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK analyst all fired up about this ‘pure-play’ online business (yes, despite the pandemic!). Not only does this company enjoy a dominant market-leading position… But its capital-light, highly scalable business model has previously helped it deliver consistently high sales, astounding near-70% margins, and rising shareholder returns … in fact, in 2019 it returned a whopping £150m+ to shareholders in dividends and buybacks! And here’s the really exciting part… While COVID-19 may have thrown the company a curveball, management have acted swiftly to ensure this business is as well placed as it can be to ride out the current period of uncertainty… in fact, our analyst believes it should come roaring back to life, just as soon as normal economic activity resumes. That’s why we think now could be the perfect time for you to start building your own stake in this exceptional business – especially given the shares look to be trading on a fairly undemanding valuation for the year to March 2021. Click here to claim your copy of this special report now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Growth Share… free of charge! More reading Best shares to buy now: 3 stocks I’d snap up today What’s in store for the Boohoo share price in May? 2 of the best UK and US stocks to buy today Boohoo share price: here’s why I think now is a good time to buy shares 3 UK shares I’d buy with £1,000 Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. The post The Boohoo share price is up 627% in 5 years! Will history repeat? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  38. DMart share price falls after Q4 results; analysts views mixed on Radhakishan Damani’s firm (10/05/2021 - Financial Express)
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  39. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s favorite stock Titan top Sensex loser, falls for 3rd straight day post Q4 results (03/05/2021 - Financial Express)
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  40. Best shares to buy now: 3 stocks I’d snap up today (03/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Shares are having a great run at the moment. This year, the FTSE 100 is up about 8%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 is up about 12%. Here, I’m going to highlight three shares I’d buy right now. I think all three have considerable growth potential in the current environment. A top UK tech stock One UK stock I think looks attractive at the beginning of May is Gamma Communications (LSE: GAMA). It’s a leading provider of unified communication solutions. The reason I’m bullish on Gamma is that I expect the ‘hybrid’ working model – where people work from home a few days per week – to become far more common. Gamma should benefit from this trend. Its communication solutions, which enable employees to work remotely, are well-suited to organisations that have a flexible working setup. Recent results for 2020, were very impressive. For the year, revenue was up 20%. Meanwhile, adjusted earnings per share were up 26%. Looking ahead, the company said it’s “positive about the outlook for the group in 2021 and beyond.” There are risks to the investment case, of course. One is the threat of competition – this is a competitive industry. Overall however, I think this growth stock has a lot of appeal. The stock’s P/E ratio of 31 seems fair to me, given the growth potential. A game-changing acquisition Another stock I’d buy right now is Boohoo (LSE: BOO). The leading online fashion retailer now owns a whole portfolio of big brands. These include PrettyLittleThing, Debenhams, NastyGal, and Coast. Boohoo has generated unbelievable growth over the last five years (revenue growth of nearly 800%) and I think the company’s recent acquisition of Debenhams is going to boost growth further. Debenhams is a well-known brand in the UK and its website gets approximately 300m hits per year. On the Debenhams website there’s now lots of Boohoo products (and other Boohoo brands) for sale. This stock can be volatile at times. So it’s not suited to risk averse investors. I’m comfortable with the volatility though. With the stock trading on a forward-looking P/E of about 31, I see it as a ‘buy’. A Warren Buffett-owned stock Finally, I continue to like Mastercard (NYSE: MA), which is listed in the US. I named this stock as a top ‘reopening’ play back in March and, since then, it has performed well. I think this Warren Buffett-owned stock has the potential to keep rising though. I like Mastercard for a number of reasons. Firstly, I think it should benefit as the global economy continues to reopen and travel picks up. Last week, the company said it’s started the year with “good momentum,” delivering positive net revenue growth in Q1. It also said it’s encouraged by the return of US spending levels to pre-pandemic trends. Secondly, the long-term growth potential here is significant. Over the next decade, we’re going to see trillions of transactions shift from cash to credit cards and electronic payments. Mastercard looks well-placed to benefit from this trend. This stock is not cheap. Currently, the forward-looking P/E ratio is about 48. This adds risk to the investment case. I’m comfortable with this valuation however, as the company is very profitable and has a lot of growth potential. “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! More reading What’s in store for the Boohoo share price in May? 2 of the best UK and US stocks to buy today Boohoo share price: here’s why I think now is a good time to buy shares 3 UK shares I’d buy with £1,000 Why I think the Boohoo share price could keep climbing Edward Sheldon owns shares in Mastercard, Gamma Communications, and Boohoo. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Mastercard. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group and Gamma Communications. 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. The post Best shares to buy now: 3 stocks I’d snap up today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  41. Here’s how I’d invest £5,000 in the best UK shares (01/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    I’m always on the lookout for the best UK shares in which to invest. Like many investors, I have a list of criteria that I follow to aid my search. The checklist This is what I’m looking for from my share picks: Earnings growth: I think the best UK shares display this. Ideally, I want the company to grow its sales and profits by over 10% a year. Liquidity: I want to see a well-financed business and a strong balance sheet. I like to see a positive cash position and little or no debt. Competitive advantage: I think the best UK shares are those that have a sustainable competitive advantage. For instance, this could be in the form of superior technology or a strong brand. Return on capital: this is a measure of quality and it demonstrates how efficiently a company makes money from its capital. I like to see a return on capital figure of over 15%. The higher the better. Director ownership: I like to see company management owning a large chunk of its shares. This demonstrates ‘skin-in-the-game’ and aligns directors with shareholder interests. The UK shares I’d buy today If I had £5,000 to invest in the best UK shares right now, I’d follow my checklist to narrow down my search. There are thousands of available UK shares on the London Stock Exchange. With £5,000, it’s not practical to invest in too many, so I’d pick just two. Right now, I reckon the best UK shares include Boohoo (LSE:BOO) and Luceco (LSE:LUCE). Both of these companies seem to meet my checklist criteria. Ticking the boxes Online fashion retailer Boohoo is forecast to grow earnings by 35% and I already hold some of its shares. It has no debt and a strong balance sheet. This fast-fashion company owns popular brands including PrettyLittleThing and Karen Millen. Recently, it bought several brands, including Debenhams. It meets my ‘quality stock’ criteria, offering an excellent 25% return on capital. Lastly, I like that Boohoo’s chairman still owns over 12% of the company. That said, it suffered major reputational damage with a supply chain scandal last year. There could be a risk to the shares if these issues were to resurface. But I think the company is making great strides to rectify past issues and errors. And with sales still soaring, Boohoo could become a much larger business in a few years, in my opinion. Shining shares Luceco is another stock that meets my criteria. Since I last wrote about this cheap share in May, the price has risen by over 20%. But I think it could still be one of the best UK shares right now. I like that its CEO owns almost 20% of its shares. I also like its double-digit returns and growing earnings. Overall, I think its LED lighting business could thrive over the coming years. In the UK, there’s a strong focus on an environmentally-friendly future. That should bode well for this energy-efficient lighting company. That said, its business is concentrated in the UK so any economic downturn could affect its prospects. Rising raw material costs could also affect its profit margin. Overall, I think the positives outweigh the risks and I’d consider it for my portfolio. The post Here’s how I’d invest £5,000 in the best UK shares appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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! 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! More reading Which FTSE shares have gone up the most? The Boohoo share price is gaining in June. Here’s why I’d buy Could Boohoo shares be star buys of the summer? Will the Boohoo share price recover in 2021? Are Boohoo shares worth buying today? Harshil Patel owns shares of boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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.
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  42. Best shares to buy: 3 stocks I’d snap up in July (06/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    2021 has been a great year for stock market investors, so far. Year to date, the FTSE 100 is up more than 10%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 is up more than 15% (which shows the importance of owning international shares). The good news is that there are still plenty of opportunities for investors as we start the second half of the year. With that in mind, here are three stocks I’d buy today. Apple One I like the look of as we start Q3 is Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). It’s been a bit of a laggard this year, due to the fact that investors have been focused on ‘reopening‘ stocks. However, recently, Apple stock has started rising again. In June, it shot up from $125 to $140. I think Apple shares have the potential to keep rising. The reopening trade appears to be losing its momentum and we’re now seeing institutional money flow into ‘growth-at-a-reasonable-price’ stocks. Apple certainly offers growth at a reasonable price. This year, its net profit is expected to rise 51%. Yet its forward-looking P/E ratio is just 27. One risk here is the threat of regulatory action against the company. This could impact profit margins going forward. Overall, however, I believe the stock has a very attractive risk/reward profile. Boohoo Another stock I see as a ‘buy’ right now is Boohoo (LSE: BOO). The fast-growing online fashion retailer owns a number of well-known brands including Boohoo, PrettyLittleThing, Nasty Gal and, more recently, Debenhams. There are a number of reasons I’m bullish here. One is that growth’s very strong. In a recent trading update, the company reported a revenue gain of 32% for the three months to 31 May. Another is that broker sentiment is improving. Recently, analysts at Liberum upgraded the stock to ‘buy,’ saying the shares are cheap at present. I agree – I think the stock’s forward-looking P/E ratio of 29 is a steal. It’s worth noting that the median price target here is about 470p – well above the current share price. A third reason I’m bullish is that an insider just bought a load of stock. Last month, board member Iain McDonald spent just under £330,000 on shares. This suggests he’s confident about the future. Some risks to consider here include competition from rivals such as ASOS, and reputational issues. Both could impact profitability going forward. However, I think these risks are priced into the stock. Fiverr Finally, I’d also buy shares in Fiverr International (NYSE: FVRR). It operates one of the world’s largest freelance employment platforms. It’s currently trading about 25% below its 2021 high and I think it’s a good time to buy the stock. This company has a lot of momentum right now. Recently, it reported a “massive start” to 2021 with revenue for the first quarter of the year up 100%. I expect Fiverr to continue growing rapidly in the years ahead. In the near term, it should benefit as economic activity picks up and businesses hire more staff. Many businesses will turn to freelancers for flexibility. In the long run, it should benefit as the employment model evolves and the ‘gig economy’ grows. This is a more speculative stock. Currently, the company isn’t making a profit, which increases risk. The stock is also highly volatile. I’m comfortable with the risks though. I think the long-term potential here is significant. The post Best shares to buy: 3 stocks I’d snap up in July appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Is this little-known company the next ‘Monster’ IPO? Right now, this ‘screaming BUY’ stock is trading at a steep discount from its IPO price, but it looks like the sky is the limit in the years ahead. Because this North American company is the clear leader in its field which is estimated to be worth US$261 BILLION by 2025. The Motley Fool UK analyst team has just published a comprehensive report that shows you exactly why we believe it has so much upside potential. But I warn you, you’ll need to act quickly, given how fast this ‘Monster IPO’ is already moving. Click here to see how you can get a copy of this report for yourself today More reading Here’s how I’d invest £5,000 in the best UK shares The Boohoo share price is gaining in June. Here’s why I’d buy Could Boohoo shares be star buys of the summer? Will the Boohoo share price recover in 2021? Are Boohoo shares worth buying today? Edward Sheldon owns shares of ASOS, Apple, Fiverr International, and boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Apple and Fiverr International. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo group and has recommended the following options: long March 2023 $120 calls on Apple and short March 2023 $130 calls on Apple. 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.
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  43. Anupam Rasayan IPO opens tomorrow: grey market premium falls; should you subscribe? (11/03/2021 - Financial Express)
    The Rs 760-crore Anupam Rasayan initial public offering (IPO) is set to open for subscription on Friday, 12 March 2021, at a price band of Rs 553-555 per share.
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  44. Just trying to learn how calls work.. (10/03/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    Just been reading into it recently, wanting to understand them before I do anything stupid. Basically what I understand, by way of example (Again, I'm citing what I understand, and am asking for help where I'm wrong: James buys a call for 100 XYZ stock @ $10 each for $1k, and he sets the strike price to $20/share by next month. Three potential situations can follow: The stock price goes up to $20 each in just 3 days; James exercises the call out of fear it won't get any higher and drop to below $10, and receives 100 XYZ stock, now worth double his investment, for half the price. James wins. The stock price goes up to $25/share. James exercises, and gets $15/share extra value, receiving 100 XYZ worth 2500 for a $10/share price. The stock price reaches only $18/share (or dips to $5/share) before the expiration date, and since in either case the strike price is not reached, the option expires worthless. James has lost $1k, and receives no stock. Or does it go like this? XYZ is worth $10. James makes a call, buying the right to 100 XYZ at the assumption they will reach $20 by expiration. He pays $2k for this call. This has two possible outcomes: The price goes up to $25+/share, into the money. James exercises, and receives 100 shares for the $20 price tag, but receives an extra $5+/share value. The price does not meet the $20/share strike price. James loses the $2k and receives no stock. If one or neither of these is correct, I'd really appreciate guidance. Thank you!!   submitted by   /u/ninthtale [link]   [comments]
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  45. Is this news just what’s needed to boost the Marks & Spencer share price? (11/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Marks & Spencer (LSE: MKS) has been struggling for years. While it’s always been good at selling food, its record in the clothing business has been wanting. Year upon year, M&S just can’t seem to buy in the clothing that people want — leaving more competent rivals to clean up. The effect on the Marks & Spencer share price has been devastating. Over the past five years, the shares have fallen approximately 50%. Over 10 years, we’re also looking at a drop of around 50%. What about 20 years? Guess what? A loss of about 50%. It looks like there’s something of a trend here, but there have been intermittent ups and downs in between. In fact, those who were phenomenally unlucky and bought in April 2007 have seen the M&S share price plunge nearly 80%. So what’s the latest M&S approach to trying to fix the problems? Well, it’s going to sell other people clothes. Under a new Brands at M&S banner, the company is going to offer clothing from 11 rival producers. It will only be online, mind, so it won’t do anything to help footfall at high street stores. But then, little can be done about that until the Covid lockdown eases anyway. And if online selling gets a boost, maybe we could eventually see these new brands appearing in stores? Turbocharging growth? M&S says the venture is intended to “adapt its clothing business to be more relevant, more often to customers, including introducing exciting partner brands to turbocharge online growth.” I don’t know about turbocharge, but I think any kind of charge would be a help — especially if the M&S share price sees any benefit. So what of those partner brands? In the next few months, we’re going to see Hobbs, Jack & Jones, Triumph, Seasalt Cornwall, Phase Eight and others appearing on the website. They’re all well known and popular brands. And speaking of well known brands, M&S bought the Jaeger brand from administrators in January. It was previously owned by Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, which sadly went bust. The deal doesn’t include the stores, and it sounds like it could be a canny move. Will this make a difference for M&S as an investment? I’m really not sure. Director of Brands Neil Harrison reckons the new mix will offer the firm’s customers something new. But M&S needs to reach the many more millions out there relying on retailers like Next, Boohoo, and ASOS, who are masters of the online selling art. I think latching on to a handful of popular brands might help it do just that. Marks & Spencer share price rebound We’re coming out of the Covid-19 crisis — which led to M&S recording its first ever loss as a public company. And with shoppers hopefully returning, it seems like a good time for a new plan. The Marks & Spencer share price has picked up since November too, for a relatively modest 15% fall since mid-February last year. But I suspect M&S’s wider transformation plan still has some way to go before we’ll see much improvement on the bottom line, and I’ll wait and see. For now, my rag trade investment cash is staying in Boohoo shares. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading I’d avoid the MKS share price and buy these cheap UK stocks instead Alan Oscroft owns shares of boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo 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. The post Is this news just what’s needed to boost the Marks & Spencer share price? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  46. Stocks and Shares ISA: which shares should I buy in 2021? (13/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    There’s not long to go until we have a whole new ISA allowance. That means we can invest up to £20,000 more come April, and not pay any tax when we eventually cash it in. For me, it brings the same old questions again. What types of shares are best for my Stocks and Shares ISA, and how should I invest differently this year? I generally prefer to buy FTSE 100 shares that pay dividends these days, and that might seem like a sensible ISA strategy. After all, dividend shares are less risky, aren’t they? And it should be easier for me to stash them away and ignore them for years, just taking the annual cash, shouldn’t it? Well, I own shares in Lloyds Banking Group. And the Lloyds share price is down around 35% over the past five years. Oh, and my nice safe dividends have been halted. Sure, the dividend has been paused at the behest of the regulator, and I suspect it’s likely to be reinstated relatively quickly. And I might buy some more for my 2021 Stocks and Shares ISA. But it does shows that dividend shares aren’t necessarily safer than growth shares. Growth vs income Speaking of growth shares, I also have a holding in Boohoo, which doesn’t pay any dividends. But the Boohoo share price has soared eight-fold over the same five years. Unfortunately I didn’t buy them that long ago. But, so far at least, my ISA money would have done a lot better in the growth stock that is Boohoo than in income-paying Lloyds shares. People might make assumptions about the relative risks of various types of shares. But I prefer to ignore such generalisations and focus on the individual companies. So if I’m convinced that a company is a great one and its shares are good value, I’ll rate it a buy. If not, I won’t. Some will argue that putting Stocks and Shares ISA money into dividend-paying shares is a good choice for retired investors. It can hopefully provide a steady income — at least, steadier than growth shares paying no dividends at all. But then, I have a friend who retired with a portfolio of growth shares. They pay only modest dividends now, and for years didn’t pay any at all. He gets his income by selling some shares at regular intervals. Stocks and Shares ISA strategy So for me, if the overall value of my Stocks and Shares ISA is increasing over the long term, and I can take regular income from it (via selling shares or collecting dividends), I’ll be happy. But what about 2021 specifically? The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the investing landscape dramatically, hasn’t it? Well, it hasn’t changed my long-term strategy in the slightest. I’m still guided by Warren Buffett’s exhortation to look for great companies at good prices. That might get me some better bargains while share prices are depressed. But I’ll be investing in exactly the same kind of companies that I was seeking anyway. The priority for me is to use as much of my annual Stocks and Shares ISA allowance as I can, without worrying about short-term ups and downs. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading Marston’s shares: what will I do now about the falling share price? Is it a good time to buy shares? 1 UK share I’d buy and hold for big returns Greatland Gold shares: should I buy for my 2021 portfolio? Coronavirus: will travel insurance protect me from cancelled summer holidays? Alan Oscroft owns shares of boohoo group and Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group 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. The post Stocks and Shares ISA: which shares should I buy in 2021? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  47. ASOS share price: I think it’s set to go higher (15/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Shares in ASOS (LSE: ASC) have performed well recently. Since their stock market crash lows of around 1,000p, they’ve risen about 430%. Meanwhile, over a 12-month time horizon, they’re up about 60%. Looking ahead, I believe ASOS’s share price has the potential to keep rising. Here are a few reasons I’m bullish on the stock. ASOS: poised for long-term growth The first reason is the online fashion market looks set for big growth in the years ahead. As a result of Covid-19, the shift to online shopping in the fashion space has accelerated. Last week, analysts at Bank of America (BoA) said that 2021 is on track to become another “killer year” for online retailers. It believes last year’s pandemic-driven growth is just the beginning of the growth story. And BoA expects revenues across the online retail companies it covers (including ASOS) to more than double between 2020 and 2025, to £38bn. “We believe these businesses are not simply pandemic beneficiaries, they are structural winners,” BoA analysts wrote. “The pandemic seems to have irreversibly accelerated changes in consumer behaviour,” they added. In another research note last week, analysts at Credit Suisse said consumers today tend to prefer ‘multi-brand’ websites. These kinds of websites make life easier for shoppers because they don’t need to have dozens of apps on their phones and re-enter payment and contact details on each one. This is encouraging for a company like ASOS which sells a wide range of brands. ASOS shares: bullish sentiment I’m also very encouraged by the analyst sentiment towards ASOS shares at present. Recently, a number of brokers, including JP Morgan, BoA, and Credit Suisse have upgraded their price targets significantly. The latter’s is more than 30% above the current share price. It’s worth noting that analysts at BoA even gave the stock a ‘double upgrade’ recently, lifting it from ‘underperform’ to ‘buy’. “Looking forward, we think ASOS should see a tailwind to order volume growth as the world normalises,” its analysts wrote. Low valuation vs Zalando Finally, the valuation on ASOS shares isn’t stretched, in my view. Currently, the business has a market-cap of £5.1bn. That means the forward-looking price-to-earnings (P/E) and price-to-sales (P/S) ratios are 36 and 1.3 respectively. By contrast, rival Zalando has a market-cap of approximately £22.3bn. Its P/E and P/S ratios are 86 and 2.4 respectively. Comparing the two online retailers, ASOS looks undervalued. Risks Of course, there are risks that could derail the momentum that ASOS’s share price has right now. One risk is the threat of competition. Rival Boohoo is currently growing at a fast pace and, like ASOS, is making key acquisitions. Amazon is also capturing market share in the UK online fashion space. There could also be complications with the integration of ASOS’s recently acquired brands (Topshop, Topman, and Miss Selfridge). If there are setbacks here, it could hit the share price. ASOS share price: I think it’s going higher Overall however, I think the outlook for ASC shares remains favourable. In the next few years, I expect its share price to climb much higher. “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! More reading I’m avoiding the BP share price. I prefer this FTSE AIM stock for 2021 instead The Boohoo share price has underperformed Asos. Should I buy the stock? The Lloyds share price is recovering but here’s why I won’t buy back in A top UK growth share I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA in February! Topshop deal lifts ASOS share price: should I buy? Edward Sheldon owns shares in ASOS, Boohoo, and Amazon. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo group and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post ASOS share price: I think it’s set to go higher appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  48. The DOW is price weighted, should that mean that United health and other higher priced stocks potentially could split? (24/06/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    So, I was doing some research on the Dow and how it functions. I know it is price weighted, therefore higher priced stocks have a greater impact on the Dow’s value than lower priced stocks. I began to look through the different companies within the Dow and came across UnitedHealth ($UNH). They are currently trading at $396 per share, which is far and above the rest of the pack. Goldman at 360 and Home Depot at 312.. after that it falls off to Microsoft at 265. So with UnitedHealth having such a heavy weight over everything else, what’s the chance we see some sort of stock split news out of them. They are trading around the same price of apple when they announced their stock split. Love to have some opinions on the idea. Thanks.   submitted by   /u/tshacksss [link]   [comments]
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  49. After Maruti Suzuki, now Hero MotoCorp extends production shutdown till May 16; stock falls 1% (10/05/2021 - Financial Express)
    Hero MotoCorp share price fell nearly one per cent to Rs 2,833.70 apiece intraday on BSE, after the two-wheeler manufacturer decided to extend shutdown by another week across its facilities which had begun in April.
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