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  28. The N Brown (BWNG) share price is crashing: should I buy now? (16/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Shares in online fashion retailer N Brown Group (LSE: BWNG) are crashing today after the company warned of new legal problems. The BWNG share price has now fallen by almost 20% over the last month, although the stock is still up by 58% over the last year. I’ve been keeping an eye on this stock as a potential value buy, but I’m concerned by today’s news. In this piece I’ll look at the risks and rewards on offer and explain why I can still see some attractions in this business. New legal worries N Brown is currently involved in a legal case with German insurer Allianz over historic sales of PPI insurance. The company offered PPI to its credit customers until 2014. The case with Allianz is complex and the company says it isn’t able to estimate the likely costs it will face. However, Allianz is now expanding the scope of its claim against N Brown. The insurer believes that if it’s successful, the new element of the claim alone could be worth up to £36m. That’s equivalent to last year’s operating profit for the whole business. In addition to this, N Brown faces potential liabilities from the existing part of the claim. Added together, my view is that the risks posed by this legal action could keep the BWNG share price under pressure for some time yet. A bargain share? Although this legal case is a concern, N Brown shares already trade on a low price-to-earnings ratio of eight. I reckon the current share price factors in some bad news already. If the group’s ongoing turnaround is successful, then I can see some value in the stock at current levels. The company has refocused its portfolio on core brands such as JD Williams and Simply Be. CEO Steve Johnson has also launched a new Home Essentials brand, which has helped lift the mix of homewares sold from 29% to 41% last year. I think this could be a profitable area of growth. A £100m fundraising in 2020 also allowed the company to repay most of its debt, leaving the business with a much stronger balance sheet. BWNG share price: insider buying I can see another reason to be optimistic, too. The Alliance family, who founded N Brown, still owns more than 50% of the company’s shares. Recently, the family has been buying more shares. This suggests to me that they’re confident in the company’s turnaround plan and expect better times ahead. That’s my view too. Although I’m uncomfortable with the company’s legal liabilities, I’m sure these will be resolved in time. I don’t expect them to be unmanageable. At current levels, N Brown shares are priced at book value — unusually cheap for a retailer. Buying the shares would give me part-ownership of an online retailer with sales of over £700m and a profitable consumer finance operation.  If CEO Steve Johnson can update the company’s brands and return them to growth, I think the BWNG share price should be much higher in a couple of years’ time. Although this situation isn’t without risk, I see N Brown shares as a speculative buy for me today. The post The N Brown (BWNG) share price is crashing: should I buy now? 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 This is why the N Brown share price has slumped! Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  32. This is why the N Brown share price has slumped! (20/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The N Brown Group (LSE: BWNG) share price has enjoyed a rich run of form of late. The AIM-quoted retailer has risen around 200% in value during the past year. However, N Brown’s share price dipped heavily on Thursday after a less-than-enthusiastic reaction to its latest financials. The online clothing giant was last trading 7% lower on the day at 65.4p per share. It had slumped to three-and-a-half-month lows of 64p earlier in the session. N Brown’s share price falls on profits collapse In full-year results, N Brown said revenues dropped 13% year-on-year in the 12 months to February, to £728.8m. Product revenues — responsible for almost two-thirds of total group income — slipped 14.4% in the period. And turnover from its financial services operations dropped 10.4%. As a consequence, adjusted pre-tax profit slumped by almost half on the year, to £30.1m. N Brown described the last financial year as “an unprecedented period” as Covid-19 lockdowns caused “an initial immediate and material impact on product sales.” However, the retailer — owner of niche brands like SimplyBe, Jacamo, Ambrose Wilson and JD Williams — said sales had steadily recovered during the period. It noted that “product revenue improved every quarter following the sudden decline at the onset of the pandemic.” The firm booked a 25.7% fall in product revenues in the first quarter of financial 2021. But this had evolved to a much-improved 4.3% drop in the final quarter, it said. N Brown took steps to concentrate on its core brands during the year. And it said these strategic brands had moved back into sales growth during the fourth quarter, rising 1.3%. Looking on the bright side Despite the extreme profits drop, N Brown painted a bright picture looking ahead. It said that “despite the tough trading environment, we have achieved a lot during the year, transforming the shape of our business so that it is leaner, more digitally-enabled, and even more focused on our five strategic brands.” As well as those aforementioned clothing brands, ones which primarily focus on the plus-size and ‘older’ fashion segments, N Brown also launched its Home Essentials homeware brand in April 2020. The move boosted its ‘Home & Gift’ product mix, from below 30% in financial 2020 to 41% last year. N Brown also took time today to praise steps that have “significantly strengthened the capital structure of the group.” The UK retail share embarked on a £100m equity raise late last year to reinforce its balance sheet and to bolster its growth plans. As a result, adjusted net debt at the business dropped 39.4% year-on-year in fiscal 2021 to £301.1m. Looking ahead, N Brown said: “We remain cautious on the external environment given the uncertainty around the relaxing of the government restrictions and the end of the furlough scheme.” But it added that it was “heartened” by the strategic progress made last year, and it affirmed its product revenue growth target of 7% per year over the medium term. 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! 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  39. Best buys right now: 2 penny stocks I’d invest in (08/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
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  41. 5 cheap UK shares to buy in July (27/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    As the economy starts to rebuild after the pandemic, I’ve been looking for cheap UK shares to add to my portfolio ahead of the full reopening in July.  Here are five cheap-looking companies I’d buy in July.  Cheap UK shares on offer The first is Marshall Motor Holdings. As the economy reopens and consumer confidence grows, I expect demand for new vehicles will also increase. This should lead to increased sales and profits at this car retailer. It’s been able to navigate the pandemic by relying on second-hand car sales. It’s now primed to grow in the years ahead as the economy recovers. However, another economic downturn could hurt demand for vehicles, which would set back the recovery at Marshall Motor.  To diversify my investments, I’d also buy Vertu Motors for my portfolio of cheap UK shares. I expect both companies to return to growth as the economy reopens. That said, they operate in an incredibly competitive market, which may put profit margins under pressure. Meanwhile, further pandemic woes could also suppress demand. Marshall trades at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 8.6 while Vertu trades at a forward P/E of 7.3. Financial sector  Elsewhere, I’d also buy Secure Trust Bank and H&T for my portfolio of cheap UK shares.  These financial stocks target two different segments of the market. H&T provides pawnbroking and short-term loans, while Secure Trust offers business and consumer finance products, including loans.  Secure Trust trades at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 6.7 while H&T trades at a forward P/E of 10.6. As the economy reopens, I think consumer confidence will improve. With the job market recovering, workers may feel more secure about their employment prospects. This may mean they’re more likely to take out loans to finance big purchases.  As such, both Secure Trust and H&T may profit from rising demand for their services from their different market segments. That’s why I’d buy both stocks in July.  One key challenge both firms face is competition from larger lenders who’re sitting on big piles of cash to lend. This could depress profit margins. Another lockdown may also restrict demand for lending.  Fast fashion  The final stock I’d buy for my portfolio of cheap UK shares in July is N Brown. I think clothing retailers may see a bump in revenues as consumer confidence improves during the next few months.  N Brown is well-positioned to capture some of this business as it it’s a digital specialist-fit fashion retailer. This could help it capture market share in its niche sectors.  Sales across the group slumped last year, but profits are expected to jump back to life this year. And based on these projections from the City, the stock is currently selling at a forward P/E of 7.9.  Those are the reasons why I’d buy its shares. However, I should note that the fashion industry is incredibly competitive and over the last year we’ve seen some big-name businesses collapse. If customers go elsewhere, that could happen to N Brown as well.  The post 5 cheap UK shares to buy in July 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 2 of the top UK shares I’d buy now If I was new to investing I’d buy these FTSE shares A FTSE 100 stock I’d buy with £5k GSK shares face dividend cut: should I keep buying? Could the Tesco share price be a buyout target? Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Vertu Motors. 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. What I’d do about these 2 high-performing penny stocks now (11/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Last May, UK shares were still reeling from the impact of the stock market crash. Because bears ruled the day, their share prices were still quite low. But one year later, they have recovered quite a bit and that includes many penny stocks.  N Brown shows sharp share price rise One of them is the penny stock N Brown (LSE: BWNG), which is up 283% over the year. Yet its share price is still way below the highs at which it started 2020.  Considering that the UK lockdown easing is in full swing and the outlook for the consumer economy is full of optimism, it would appear that N Brown’s prospects are brighter now. Consider pre-crisis trends But I would take a step back before assuming this. The fact is that unlike other FTSE stocks, this penny stock started falling way before any stirrings of the stock market crash were visible. In January 2020 alone, its share price lost half its value.  This can be correlated with its weak performance even pre-2020. Its first update in 2020 was for the 18 weeks ending January 4 2020, when it reported a 5% revenue decline. This followed a 5.4% fall in its half-year report earlier in 2019. It had also already seen a double-digit debt increase.  Weak financial performance After the coronavirus crisis of last year, it is no surprise that it is in an even weaker position. But I think that the clothing and homewares provider can begin to recover from here, going by the apparent pent-up consumer demand. At the same time, I would like to see that in its numbers before buying the stock. If it continues to stay weak despite a strong economy, I am not sure I can bet on its recovery.  Angling Direct posts strong results At the other end of the spectrum is fishing equipment retailer Angling Direct (LSE: ANG) that reported fantastic full-year results for the year ending January 31 earlier today. Its revenues were up 27% and pre-tax profits were up a whole 279%, more than wiping out the losses from the year before. Its financial year 2022 has also started strong. Additionally, its share price is robust, but still below all-time-highs seen in 2018. It has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 26 times after its latest results, which in the present investing environment suggests to me that its share price can rise further.  It is a relatively illiquid stock, so buying and selling it may be less easy than that for big FTSE 100 stocks. Its share price performance has also been somewhat erratic overtime, though it is up 45% in the past year.  The upshot Overall, I think that its financial performance in a year when retailers were challenged is noteworthy. It has upgraded its online platform, opened four new stores and is looking to expand in new markets in Europe. It is a buy for me.  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 3 of the best cheap UK stocks to buy today! Top British stocks for May I’d buy these 2 undervalued shares today 2 UK small-cap shares I’m considering right now Are these two UK penny stocks the best shares to buy right now? Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post What I’d do about these 2 high-performing penny stocks now appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  43. 2 UK penny stocks and 2 FTSE 100 shares to buy today! (17/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Here are several top FTSE 100 shares and UK penny stocks I’m thinking of adding to my Stocks and Shares ISA today. Silver surfer There are several reasons why precious metals prices could soar again. Concerns over rampaging inflation, a fresh surge in Covid-19 infection rates, and a declining US dollar could all push prices of these safe-haven commodities higher again. But this isn’t the only reason why I’m optimistic. Signs are also emerging that physical demand for gold in the world’s two biggest bullion markets of China and India is ballooning. All this plays into the hands of FTSE 100 gold and silver digger Fresnillo (LSE: FRES) and its profits column. Buying UK mining shares can be risky business as production and exploration problems can cause share prices to slump. But all things considered, I still think this Mexican mining ace remains a great buy today. A top penny stock I think penny stock N Brown (LSE: BWNG), which changes hands at 68p per share, is a perfect UK share for these times. Firstly, the company sells clothing with plus-size and older customers in mind. This provides exceptional sales opportunities as waistlines get bigger and Britain’s population ages. Secondly, online sales growth is outstripping the rate at which bricks-and-mortar revenues are growing. This is something N Brown’s switch to an etail-only model will benefit from. And finally, this UK retail share’s clothing lines are positioned at the value end of the market. Therefore the firm can expect sales to be resilient even if the domestic economy struggles. Remember though, fashion trends move fast and clothing companies don’t always get it right. A poor reception to N Brown’s products by consumers could seriously derail profit projections. A FTSE 100 dividend hero I’m also considering adding Aviva (LSE: AV) to my ISA. I like the steps the FTSE 100 firm’s taken to exit non-core foreign markets and focus on its UK, Irish and Canadian operations. The drive has seen it exit Poland and Italy last month, and more action could be on the horizon to boost its balance sheet and create a leaner earnings-producing machine. It’s true that life insurers operate in an unpredictable regulatory environment, changes to which can severely hurt future earnings. But I still think Aviva’s low share price makes it worthy of serious attention today. The FTSE 100 firm trades on a P/E ratio of 9 times for 2021 and it boasts a 6% dividend yield. Flower power I also have my eye on UK penny stock Kanabo Group (which trades at 23p per share) right now. Cannabis stocks like this are hot property right now as the use of the drug for medical applications booms. It’s possible therefore that demand for Kanabo’s medical-grade VapePod vaporiser will balloon on the back of this. The business has the patented technology, sure, but remember the industry is highly regulated. Consequently any further law changes could blow the company’s growth outlook to smithereens.   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 2 penny stocks I’d buy with my brand new ISA allowance! As the Aviva share price continues to rise, here’s why I’d invest £5k in the insurer The Aviva share price: I’m not tempted to buy now after the recent rise The Aviva share price is rising: here’s what I’d like to do At over 400p, this is what I’m doing with my Aviva shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo. 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 2 UK penny stocks and 2 FTSE 100 shares to buy today! appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  44. 2 penny stocks I’d buy with my brand new ISA allowance! (06/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    There are plenty of penny stocks I’m thinking of buying with my £20,000 ISA allowance for the brand new tax year. These particular UK shares are dead cheap, costing less than £1 a pop. They are popular with those looking to ‘get rich quick’ because their prices can be extremely volatile and buyers can book a big profit fast. But of course, this sort of choppiness can be a double-edged sword. Penny stocks can end up costing investors a fortune. I don’t think that this volatility makes penny stocks unsuitable investments, however. Those who take the time do some proper research can unearth some true beauties that could deliver solid shareholder returns over the long term. As the 2020 stock market shows, all UK shares exist under the threat of extreme and unexpected price volatility. But over a period of years, the cream usually rises to the top. 2 penny stocks on my ISA watchlist Here are two top-quality penny stocks I’d add to my Stocks and Shares ISA right away. As I’ve explained previously, the food-to-go market is expected to experience further rapid growth in the years ahead. As a consequence I think Bakkavor Group’s (LSE: BAKK) a great buy for long-term ISA investors like me. But it’s not the only reason as I also like the company’s plans to accelerate growth in the US. This is a region in which revenues soared 12.2% in 2020 despite the Covid-19 crisis that caused overall group revenues to drop almost 5%. That said, Bakkavor sells its goods via a small number of customers in its core UK marketplace as well as in the US and China. This means a giant black hole can appear in its revenues column if it loses one of its key contracts. Still, I think this penny stock’s cheap valuation makes it a good buy right now. A price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio around or below 1 suggests that a UK share is undervalued. And today Bakkavor trades slap bang on that benchmark. Finally, the business carries an inflation-beating forward dividend yield of 3%. Golden Brown I also believe that N Brown Group’s (LSE: BWNG) transformation to a pure e-retail company could deliver big shareholder profits this decade. The likelihood of a reduced need for Covid-19 lockdowns in the UK in 2021 could see total online sales drop year-on-year in 2021. But make no mistake, the outlook for e-commerce in the medium-to-long term remains packed with opportunity. And this penny stock’s focus on the growing demographics of plus-size and older customers could also pay off handsomely. Today N Brown trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9 times. This sits below the widely-accepted bargain-basement benchmark of 10 times. And I think this makes it a good UK value share to buy today. But it must be remembered that it comes with risks, such as the problem of rising raw material costs that threatens to damage margins, and the style missteps all fashion retailers work hard to avoid. 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 2 UK shares to buy now ISA investing: 2 cheap penny stocks I’d buy for the new bull market I’d buy these cheap penny stocks before the Stocks and Shares ISA deadline! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post 2 penny stocks I’d buy with my brand new ISA allowance! appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  45. IPO Alert: What to look for when Ocean Biomedical goes public (26/07/2021 - AlphaStreet)
    After tech start-ups, the biotechnology industry is keeping the IPO market busy nowadays. It is estimated that Wall Street is headed for a record year in terms of public listings. Among the latest IPO aspirants, Ocean Biomedical Inc. this week revised the terms of its upcoming public listing, causing a sharp reduction in valuation. 6.25Mln shares Earlier, the Rhode Island-headquartered preclinical biotechnology firm had revealed plans to list on the Nasdaq stock market under the ticker symbol OCEA. As per the revised SEC filing, the company now intends to offer 6.25 million shares, which is nearly double the number it had proposed earlier. Ocean Biomedical was founded in 2019 by Dr. Jack Elias, Dr. Jonathan Kurtis, and Dr. Chrinjeev Kathuria. Read management/analysts’ comments on quarterly earnings The IPO price has been revised down to the range of $7 per share to $9 per share from the original price of $14-$17 apiece. The group of book-runners is led by Berenberg Bank and Oppenheimer & Co. The proceeds expected from the offering have remained unchanged even after the revision. But, it would now value the company at $288 million, down 43% from the valuation originally estimated. The proceeds will mainly be used for the development of existing candidates and acquisition of new candidates to expand the portfolio. Unique Model Ocean Biomedical collaborates with leading research universities to develop and license therapies for various ailments, primarily cancer, fibrosis, and inflammation. The unique model helps it identify the inventions created at such institutions, which might otherwise go unnoticed, and use them for the benefit of patients. The arrangement is expected to help in building a continuous pipeline of products for the treatment of various diseases. Absci IPO: Here’s all you need to know Programs in oncology and fibrosis are based on exclusive licenses with Brown University, while those in infectious diseases are based on exclusive licenses with Rhode Island Hospital. Inflammation programs are based on a nonexclusive license with Stanford University. Since there are no other known licensees for the programs, the management expects to bring some of the preclinical product candidates to the market in one-and-half years. The key factors that differentiate the business are its diverse portfolio, the process of harnessing inventions from research universities and medical centers for clinical use, and the development of new drugs through a milestone-driven approach.    Risks Currently, the main risk facing the company is its extensive reliance on licensing agreements with Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, and Stanford University. Also, it is part of an industry that is highly competitive. Like all biotechnology firms, high costs and uncertainties related to the drug development programs might delay the generation of product revenue that is sufficient to achieve profitability.   The company did not generate any revenue in the three months ended March 31, 2021. Research & development costs were $25.4 million, which resulted in a wider loss of $43.9 million or $1.15 per share.The post IPO Alert: What to look for when Ocean Biomedical goes public first appeared on AlphaStreet.
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  46. 50 tickers in the S&P 500 are at least 15% below their 52w highs. If you put equal capital in all of them, you'd probably be green (06/04/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  47. 3 UK shares to buy with £3k today (11/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Super-investor Warren Buffett has always emphasised buying shares at a reasonable price. And he’s been successful by focusing on the quality of the underlying enterprise but without over-paying for the shares. Paying too much for a business can lead to investments under-performing, even if the company does well with its operations. And Buffett’s early mentor, Benjamin Graham, described picking up share bargains as ‘building in a margin of safety’. Why I think these are UK shares to buy However, simply buying cheap valuations is no guarantee of investment success. Cheap shares can become even cheaper, taking my invested capital down with them. Nevertheless, the present mood of the market seems to favour shares displaying decent value characteristics rather than over-priced growth shares. And I’m hunting for shares with that theme in mind. For example, I like the look of investment management services company Charles Stanley. City analysts expect earnings to bounce back in the trading year to March 2022. But the business has a history of wild swings in earnings, suggesting it’s susceptible to cyclical influences. With the share price near 290p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for the next trading year is around 11. And the anticipated dividend yield is about 3.6%. The valuation looks undemanding, but it always has done. And the stock has been trending lower for around seven years. If that move continues, I could end up losing money. Nevertheless, I’m tempted to embrace the risks and target a long-term holding period with a £1k investment. I’m also keen on maritime and logistics services provider Ocean Wilsons. City analysts expect a chunky bounce-back in earnings this year and the stock looks cheap against those forecasts. With the share price near 830p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is just above 14 and the anticipated dividend yield is around 6%. There’s potential, but a positive outcome isn’t certain However, the firm has a patchy record of earnings and there’s a lot of cyclicality in the business that could derail my investment in the stock. On top of that, the shares have been trending down for a decade with many big swings along the way. This one isn’t for the faint-hearted. But I’m still tempted to pick up £1k’s worth of the shares to hold for the next decade. I’d aim to invest £1k in specialist-fit fashion retailer N Brown. The shares look cheap, but if I’d invested seven years ago I’d be well underwater by now. The company has a terrible record with earnings but has the opportunity to turn itself around now. The share price is near 69p, which throws up a forward-looking earnings multiple just below eight for the current trading year. I’d be prepared to take the risk that N Brown may continue to underperform with its operations. And I’d aim to hold for at least a decade to allow recovery and growth in the underlying business to play out. However, that outcome is by no means certain. 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 The GSK share price is down 30% since the start of 2020. Should I buy now? This is what I’d do right now about the Cineworld share price 5% dividend yields! Cheap UK stocks to buy before the ISA deadline Why open a Stocks & Shares ISA now? Argo Blockchain shares have surged in the last month. But I’d still buy Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post 3 UK shares to buy with £3k today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  48. 20 million Brits plan to save more of their income post-pandemic (01/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    New research by ISA provider Scottish Friendly and Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) shows that people are looking to save more income than ever after the pandemic. And while 25-34-year-olds are likely to save more than other groups (55% said they’re working on saving more income), 39% of Brits – about 20 million – of all ages are doing the same. “[This] points to a dramatic step-change in the behaviours of younger adults in the UK who are set on maintaining a more regular and more substantial savings habit,” says Kevin Brown, savings specialist at Scottish Friendly. [top_pitch] Does a crisis always push people to save more of their income?   Economic downturns have always pushed savings rates up, according to the Cebr report. For example, a year before the crisis of 2008-2009, UK households were saving about 8% of their income. The saving ratio went up to 9% during the downturn. A year later, the average household saving ratio was 12%. The numbers were even more impressive in 2020. UK residents were only saving 7% of their income a year before the pandemic. But savings shot up to 18% during the worst of the economic downturn. What are Brits doing with their savings? The pandemic has not only driven people to save more income, but it has also changed what people are doing with their hard-earned savings. “The pandemic and the subsequent increase in people’s interaction with saving has also influenced the way in which people save,” says Brown. “There is evidence that people are thinking more about how to maximise their savings and possibly rely less on cash as it currently offers very little if any reward.” Before the pandemic, current accounts and saving accounts were the favourite options for saving money, according to Scottish Friendly. But during 2020, cryptocurrencies have seen a huge jump, with 21% of savers taking a chance with them. Commodities (16%), stocks and shares ISA (12%) and international shares (11%) have also seen big growth. On the other hand, fewer people are planning on saving their income into savings accounts or fixed-term deposits. Before the pandemic, 33% were just leaving their money in a current account. That number is expected to fall to 31% after the pandemic.  [middle_pitch] Are you ready to save more of your income? Regardless of what you’ve been doing during the pandemic, you can still make plans to save more of your income going forward. Saving money doesn’t have to be hard. Making small changes to your budget can lead to significant savings over time. This is especially true if you plan to invest that money so it can continue to grow over the months and years ahead. If you haven’t yet, start by setting up a budget so that you can understand where your money is going. This will help you reduce expenses so that you can save more. If you need help getting inspired, look into savings challenges or make a list of goals. Knowing what you’ll do with all the money you save can be the push you need to finally get going. “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 of the best UK stocks to buy in May Why NOW is the best time to save for a house How much rent can I afford? FTSE 100 vs FTSE 250, which will end higher in 2021? UK shares to buy for May: how I’d invest £2,000 today The post 20 million Brits plan to save more of their income post-pandemic appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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