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After crashing nearly 40%, this FTSE 100 share could be a steal

The Motley Fool UK

14/09/2021 - 18:34

This FTSE 100 share has collapsed by 37.6% over 12 months, making it the index's worst performer. But I see deep value in this bombed-out stock... The post After crashing nearly 40%, this FTSE 100 share could be a steal appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.


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  3. After crashing 25%, I see this FTSE 100 share as a steal! (13/09/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
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  15. Why I don't believe the market will crash in the next week or two (27/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Let me start by saying that I am a bear, and believe this market will implode spectacularly rising bond yields across the globe have a much bigger effect than people think, but I don't think we are crashing today of right now. I really can't see the market crashing before the stimulus or before reopening, however a forward looking market needs something to look forward too, and once the stimulus has passed and we have reopend, that's when I'd be worried. Also bubbles pops always happen after the most ballistic period, I mean the market goes nuts look at dot com, Japan, South sea. And we haven't seen that yet with this bubble. if you are new I would hold and don't panic sell, if you are invested for the long term crash or no crash you will do well.   submitted by   /u/ilai_reddead [link]   [comments]
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  16. Golden Nugget 'a steal' because of iGaming consumer and synergies - DraftKings CEO (09/08/2021 - Seeking Alpha)

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  17. Nasdaq, Dow Jones, S&P 500 drift as meme stocks steal the show (02/06/2021 - Seeking Alpha)

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  18. Asia shares edge up as bond yields, resources steal the show (22/02/2021 - Investing.com)

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  20. This FTSE 100 income stock has fallen nearly 15% in the past year! Should I buy? (26/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Imperial Brands (LSE:IMB) share price has lost nearly 15% in the past 12 months. Looking back further than the last year, it has lost over 50%. At its current price point, is now a good time for me to buy shares in the FTSE 100 stock or should I steer clear? Industry powerhouse Imperial Brands is a powerhouse in the tobacco industry. The FTSE 100 stalwart has been around for over 100 years. It is currently the world’s fourth-largest tobacco company. As an employer of over 27,000 people, it has approximately 38 factories worldwide and sells over 300bn cigarettes a year. Some of its well known brands include Davidoff, Rizla, and Winston. Developing countries seem to have higher demand for tobacco products compared to developed countries. Imperial Brands’ biggest market is China. Smoking is highly addictive, however, so there will almost always be a demand in my opinion. Fortunately, I am an ex-smoker who managed to kick the habit. That doesn’t mean to say I don’t like tobacco brands as an investment. This FTSE 100 stock may not be one for ethical or environmentally friendly investors. Share price continues to fall At this time last year, the Imperial Brands share price was trading for over 1,730p per share. As I write, it is under 1,490p per share. As a Foolish investor, looking at the long term, I would focus on a longer time period. Let’s face it, the last 12 months have been a whirlwind with Covid-19 and the FTSE 100 crashing.  Five years ago, the Imperial Brands share price was trading for over 3,750p per share. That’s almost 60% higher than current levels. There are a few reasons that could account for this. Firstly, the tobacco industry has almost become a no-go zone in recent times as people look to invest ethically and with a thought for the environment. This impacts share price. Next, there is always the threat of tighter regulations and restrictions. Just last week, a report emerged that suggested the new Biden-led US government are going to introduce tighter restrictions and regulations on nicotine. The US is a huge market for IMB. These potential threats occur every so often and share prices decline because of them. This news also affected the British American Tobacco share price, which is also on the FTSE 100. FTSE 100 opportunity? There are a lot of things I really like about Imperial Brands. Firstly, its price-to-earnings ratio is over 9 and has an earnings yield of over 10%. Dividends are king in my opinion and Imperial has a dividend yield of over 9%, which is one of the best on the FTSE 100. Due to massive cash flow it can pay quarterly dividends which is great for income investors like myself. There are drawbacks to Imperial too. It’s products are harmful and can kill some users. Imperial does have a high debt level but this doesn’t concern me personally based on the substantial income it generates as well as its stellar credit rating. As an income investor, Imperial Brands is one of the best income investments on the FTSE 100 in my opinion. This is why I believe at its current price point it represents a good opportunity for me. 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 This FTSE 100 share is down 60% in 5 years. I like the stock! 9% dividend yields! Should I buy this FTSE 100 share for my Stocks and Shares ISA? British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands: which one would I buy? The British American Tobacco share price slumps! Should I buy the stock? Why Imperial Brands’ share price is too cheap for me to ignore Jabran Khan has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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 This FTSE 100 income stock has fallen nearly 15% in the past year! Should I buy? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  21. $NGAC - Xos Trucks EV SPAC rumor is an absolute steal right now (DD) (17/02/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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  22. Which FTSE shares have gone up the most? (24/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Which FTSE shares have gone up the most over the last year? Well, the FTSE 100 is back above 7,000 points after sinking to just below 5,000 points during the coronavirus market crash. That is a 40% gain in a little over a year. The FTSE 250 has performed better, rising 74% since March 2020, but the FTSE SmallCap has moved even higher with a 101% rise. But there are individual FTSE stocks that have performed even better than their indexes. For example, according to my search, Argo Blockchain and Luceco have performed the best over one year of all the FTSE stocks.  Argo Blockchain Argo Blockchain (LSE:ARB) shares are worth 2,957% more now than a year ago. The price of Bitcoin is also impressively up over the year. In fact, the Argo Blockchain share price and the price of Bitcoin move in step with one another (they have a correlation of 0.95 over the last year based on weekly prices). None of this should be surprising as Argo mines Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The price of Bitcoin determines how much Argo’s already mined coins are worth. I am not one for speculating on the price of cryptocurrencies. However, I would not mind getting exposure to the burgeoning asset class through a well-run cryptocurrency miner like Argo, assuming the price is right. Crypto miners make the blockchain that underlies cryptocurrencies work. They verify transactions and add new blocks to the digital ledger. As compensation, they receive coins and a share of the transaction fees that network users pay. If cryptocurrencies continue to be increasingly used for transactions rather than speculation, then large scale and efficient miners like Argo should have a business. However, I still believe the Argo share price is too high for me right now. Luceco The Luceco (LSE:LUCE) share price is up 290% for the year to date. The company is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality and innovative wiring accessories, LED lighting, and portable power products. During the pandemic, an increase in home improvement purchases offset a fall in commercial orders. As a result full-year, 2020 (year-end 31 December) revenues came in at £176m, which was marginally better than the £172m recorded in the previous year. Now, marginally increasing revenues, even during a pandemic, might not seem enough to justify a 290% share price rise. But Luceco also increased its operating and net profit margins during 2020. Then there are the first quarter of 2021 results which are better than 2020 numbers (not surprising given the pandemic), but more importantly, 22% ahead of the first quarter of 2019. That suggests that revenue growth for 2021 will be impressive. I can see revenue growth at Luceco continuing to dazzle as it will benefit from the UK government’s plan to force a shift to LED bulb usage. Luceco shares are trading at around 21 times earnings, which seems reasonable if that first quarter 2021 revenue growth holds for the full year and beyond. Luceco has also been profitable for the last five years. I think Luceco is a quality company, and I am tempted to buy this FTSE share. The post Which FTSE shares have gone up the most? 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 Argo Blockchain stock today at 120p? The Argo Blockchain share price is falling again this week. Should I buy? Move over, Argo Blockchain shares – these could be a longer term winner Why is the Argo Blockchain (ARB) share price crashing in 2021? Would I buy the Argo Blockchain share (ARB) after its price drop? James J. McCombie 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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  23. They removed my post with watermark . Hey moderators, it was mine , i didn't steal it . (20/02/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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  24. With the Emerging Lithium Market is Kodal Minerals a Steal right Now ? (16/06/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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  25. Do you have a stock that just slammed earnings, I mean big time, and the stock is crashing? What stock, maybe we can share ideas? CONN (09/09/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Good evening everyone and thank you so much for reading the post. I thought this would be a great way to share ideas and tickers on something that may be overlooked or has amazing value. I am a day trader, and I do watch many tickers so I have many of these but I am really at a loss with CONN. CONN is a specialty retailer that sells electronics, consumer goods and does financing. Most recently they made 1.07 a share this past quarter and grew sales at 15%. They beat top and bottom line, and yes I know that is not major but this is not a growth stock and has a forward PE of near 5-6. They beat last quarter also! Last quarter when they beat the stock actually took off past 30! Luckily I am a day trader and I have a position at 23.85. It closed today at 22.40 but initially after earnings it spiked to 28-29 so now down 30% in 1 week….. Any opinions on CONN? Maybe you have something similar where your company smashed earnings, has been smashing and now is down 20-30% or more.. Please share. I am also looking to add tickers to my watch lists. Thank you.   submitted by   /u/UltimateTraders [link]   [comments]
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  26. 3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy with £3,000 (13/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    I think there are some great bargains in the FTSE 100 right now. And with that in mind, here are three blue-chip stocks I’d buy with £3k today. FTSE 100 stocks to buy The first company on my list is mining giant Glencore (LSE: GLEN). In my opinion, this is one of the best corporations to own in the economic recovery. As well as having a significant global mining operation, the company’s also the world’s largest commodity trader. This gives it a considerable advantage because it can produce and sell commodities directly to clients. With the demand for essential commodities such as copper already outstripping supply, I reckon Glencore may see rapidly rising earnings as we advance. That’s why I’d buy this FTSE 100 company. The primary risk facing the business today is that the economic recovery doesn’t live up to expectations. This could send commodity prices plunging, which would be bad news for the group and its prospects. Market leader I like to buy FTSE 100 companies with substantial competitive advantages. These can come in many different forms. For example, Royal Mail‘s (LSE: RMG) advantage is size. The company’s been under pressure in recent years as smaller competitors have been able to pick and choose their markets in the UK. Meanwhile, Royal Mail must provide a postal service to the whole country. This weakness became a strength last year. The company’s profits boomed, and so did its share price. Thanks to this rally, the stock has recently been promoted to the FTSE 100. I think there’s a good chance Royal Mail’s growth will continue. That’s why I’d buy this stock today. By reinvesting pandemic profits back into the business to improve efficiency and profit margins, I think the enterprise may be able to steal a march on competitors. That said, there’s no guarantee the company’s growth will continue. Competitors also saw demand for their services expand in the pandemic. So they could be looking to expand operations as well. This could hold back growth at Royal Mail. Market expansion The final FTSE 100 share I’d buy with an investment of £3,000 today is homebuilder Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW). UK housebuilders can’t build properties fast enough. Demand is far outstripping supply, and it looks as if this will last for many years. Property prices are increasing rapidly as a result. This is the perfect environment for Taylor. Demand is running red hot, and prices are also rising. As a result, the company is upping its output to meet higher demand. I think this could translate into rapidly increased profits and dividends. Unfortunately, the group is also having to deal with higher costs. Rising prices are offsetting these higher costs, but if prices start to cool, the group’s profit margins could come under pressure. In addition, a jump in interest rates may also deflate the property market. That’s another significant risk facing the business. Despite these risks and challenges, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today. The post 3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy with £3,000 appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation. It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about. They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market. That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’. Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it. To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this 'double agent'! More reading Why is the Royal Mail share price climbing? Where will the Taylor Wimpey share price go in June? Can the Royal Mail share price keep on delivering? The Royal Mail share price leapt 15% in May. Can RMG keep going? 2 cheap FTSE 100 shares to buy in June Rupert Hargreaves owns no 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.
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  27. The Rolls-Royce share price is crashing in April! Should I buy RR today? (21/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    As a value investor, I love bottom fishing, whereby I trawl through crashed share prices looking for ‘fallen angels’. These are otherwise sound companies whose shares have steeply declined. In March 2020’s market meltdown, dozens of FTSE 100 companies were in this category. So my wife and I invested all of our cash into shares a year ago, with spectacular returns since. But while bargain-hunting in the Footsie today, I spotted an unfamiliar face: Rolls-Royce Holdings (LSE: RR.). Alas, the Rolls-Royce share price has had a bad week (and month). The Rolls-Royce share price crashed in 2020 At its five-year peak, the Rolls-Royce share price topped 375p in August 2018. However, it had a tough 2019, closing the year at 234.45p. Then Covid-19 shut down air travel worldwide and air miles flown collapsed by at least 80%. This destroyed the share prices of airlines and their suppliers, including RR. Thus, the Rolls-Royce share price had a bad time last year. At the low of 2 October 2020, RR shares closed at a mere 38.98p. That’s a loss of over 195p, with the shares crashing by more than 80%. Rolls-Royce rockets from October 2020 Happily, over the past seven months, Rolls shares have soared. From early October, the Rolls-Royce share price staged an almighty comeback. With news arriving after Halloween of several Covid-19 vaccines, RR shares boomed. On 3 December, they closed at 134.90p (up almost 96p), for a whopping 246% gain in just two months. Clever or lucky buyers of RR shares at the October low would then be sitting on almost 3.5 times their money. Wow. Since December, the Rolls-Royce share price has eased back, but rose to close at 127.20p on 17 March. Since then, it’s been on a bit of a downer and, recently, the Rolls-Royce share price has dropped significantly. Over one week, it is down 7.8%, putting it at #99 in the FTSE 100. Over one month, it has dived 15.2%, the worst performance in the Footsie. Ouch. Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares at under £1? This decline brings to mind one of my favourite Ben Graham quotes. The ‘father of value investing’ advised, “A stock is not just a ticker symbol or an electronic blip; it is an ownership interest in an actual business, with an underlying value that does not depend on its share price”. Do I like Rolls-Royce Holdings as a business? You bet. As a multinational aerospace and defence company around since 1904, it has a storied history. It designs, manufactures, and sells world-class power systems for aviation and other industries. But the collapse in air travel clobbered the Rolls-Royce share price. As I write, it trades at 99.9p on Wednesday afternoon. I would buy big with the Rolls-Royce share price below £1, if not for one worry. In order to survive 2020, RR raised huge sums in bonds and loans, thus bashing its balance sheet. RR’s net debt (including leases) of £3.6bn is approaching half of its market value of £8.4bn. But the company has £3.5bn in cash and £5.5bn in undrawn credit to ride out future storms. Although this debt mountain scares me, I lack any potential growth stocks in my family portfolio. On balance, I’d take a small punt today on Rolls-Royce getting back on track from 2022 onwards! 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 Does the Rolls-Royce share price make me want to buy in 2021? 2 ways the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from the reopening economy Is the Rolls-Royce share price undervalued? Is reopening important for the Rolls-Royce share price? Should I invest in Rolls-Royce or Aston Martin shares right now? Cliffdarcy 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 The Rolls-Royce share price is crashing in April! Should I buy RR today? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  28. Why RKT, and why now. (01/05/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    RKT is getting ready to announce blowout earnings on Wednesday 5/5. How do I know? Every other lender that’s had ER has beat and FKT is North America’s largest mortgage originator. They have been heavily undervalued and manipulated for months. CEO stated the stock was still undervalued when it ran to $43 a few weeks ago. It’s an absolute steal in the $22s. And it’s not just a mortgage company. They are 14 different companies all under the same ticker. Rocket Auto will formally launch soon and I expect they will rapidly increase market share there just as they have in mortgages. There is virtually zero bearish case against them. If/when rates rise they won’t be effected due to their multiple platforms and the rapid pace at which they eat up market share. The ONLY reason the price is so low right now is because daily volume has been obsolete. Look at the charts. With volume (which will come in HEAVY next week) this thing gamma squeezes based on the huge call OI. Get in now and double your $$$ in a short time. Disclosure: I own 110 calls with various strikes and expiration dates.   submitted by   /u/BigDaddyJ_Stocks [link]   [comments]
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  29. RKT: why you should get in Monday. (01/05/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    RKT is getting ready to announce blowout earnings on Wednesday 5/5. How do I know? Every other lender that’s had ER has beat and FKT is North America’s largest mortgage originator. They have been heavily undervalued and manipulated for months. CEO stated the stock was still undervalued when it ran to $43 a few weeks ago. It’s an absolute steal in the $22s. And it’s not just a mortgage company. They are 14 different companies all under the same ticker. Rocket Auto will formally launch soon and I expect they will rapidly increase market share there just as they have in mortgages. There is virtually zero bearish case against them. If/when rates rise they won’t be effected due to their multiple platforms and the rapid pace at which they eat up market share. The ONLY reason the price is so low right now is because daily volume has been obsolete. Look at the charts. With volume (which will come in HEAVY next week) this thing gamma squeezes based on the huge call OI. Get in now and double your $$$ in a short time. Disclosure: I own 110 calls with various strikes and expiration dates.   submitted by   /u/BigDaddyJ_Stocks [link]   [comments]
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  30. Why I’d ignore the crashing Deliveroo share price and buy this cheap FTSE 100 share (02/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    There’s little doubt the crashing Deliveroo (LSE: ROO) share price has been one of the main stock stories of 2021. Its IPO on Wednesday probably couldn’t have gone worse. And there could be more pain to come as well. Fraser Thorne, chief executive of Edison Group, believes that “Deliveroo’s share performance on its stock market debut is another sign that market sentiment for the gig economy is changing.” He notes the growing pressure over how such companies operate since Uber lost a landmark case to its workers in February. Thorne notes that Deliveroo’s failure to acknowledge ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues “are likely factors in the lack of demand for [its] shares.” What’s more, he says that “the oversight on the S and perhaps some bending of the G… has left the company with a real risk to its valuation and the price now reflects this.” Fearing for the Deliveroo share price There’s a lot I like about Deliveroo. Sure, the food delivery market is set to contract sharply in 2021 following last year’s lockdown boost. But the outlook for this industry in the medium-to-long term remains robust. Deliveroo has a strong position — and now plenty of financial clout — to make the most of future opportunities. I also like the UK share’s commitment to delivering restaurant-quality food which puts it ahead of rivals like Just Eat. That said, I just can’t get my head around the company’s valuation. Concerns that the Deliveroo share price offers poor value is one of the reasons why the delivery firm has plummeted. So, I’d wait for some of the froth surrounding the IPO to disappear as it should then be easier to judge what Deliveroo’s shares are actually worth. The intensifying pressure on companies like this to reform their worker policies is also encouraging me to sit on the sidelines right now. I don’t see why UK share investors like me need to take a risk with the Deliveroo share price either. There’s plenty of other quality stocks out there to choose from, after all. A better FTSE 100 buy I think FTSE 100 bank Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN) is a much more attractive stock right now. This is because I think its focus on fast-growing Asian and African emerging markets should deliver rich rewards. The number of people in these regions which own banking products is low compared with Western standards. Yet soaring population levels and rising wealth means that demand for such services should soar, giving this UK share massive profits opportunities. McKinsey analysts think personal financial assets in Asia will account for three-quarters of the global total by 2025. That said, a lumpy economic recovery in StanChart’s territories could well hamper earnings growth in the short-to-medium term. The World Bank has warned that the Covid-19 outbreak and associated restrictions forced poverty rates up in East Asia and the Pacific for the first time in 20 years in 2020. But the FTSE 100 bank looks dirt cheap, trading on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.2. And this makes it highly attractive, in my opinion. 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 What is a Junior ISA? As the Aviva share price continues to rise, here’s why I’d invest £5k in the insurer Cathie Wood thinks Tesla shares could reach $3,000. Here’s what I say to that 2 reasons why I think the Marks & Spencer share price could soar in 2021 Why the £20k ISA allowance may be frozen for 5 years Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V., Standard Chartered, and Uber Technologies. 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’d ignore the crashing Deliveroo share price and buy this cheap FTSE 100 share appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  31. FTSE 100 bargains: the shares I’m looking to buy now (16/09/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    After falling to 5190.78 points as lockdown was announced, the FTSE 100 has seen a strong post-pandemic recovery, trading at 7047.59 points at the time of writing. Despite this improvement, it is still sitting below its pre-Covid-19 peak, and the recovery hasn’t been felt equally across all sectors: since 2020, Rightmove and Ocado have seen all-time share price highs, whilst Rolls-Royce saw a 15-year low. This leaves me wondering if there is still scope to grab a bargain share. Looking for a FTSE 100 bargain share is a tricky business, and low price certainly isn’t enough of an indication of ‘good value’. Low prices can indicate that a firm is in (sometimes terminal) decline, and I’m always keen to look out for other indications of quality like sales, earnings, cashflow, debt and future prospects. My first thought is that IAG (LSE: IAG) could represent a bargain FTSE 100 share. It was hit hard as flights were grounded and the share price has plummeted to 141.72p at the time of writing. But despite continued disruption to the aviation industry, IAG seems to be adapting: its losses are lower than at this point last year, and it has a strong cash position. As a primarily long-haul carrier, it should also benefit when EU-US routes resume. But there are considerable risks: the airline industry is very vulnerable to continued restrictions, and it is not clear whether consumer travel tastes will return to the old normal any time soon. But I am hopeful that IAG will weather the storm: the group is looking to start short-haul operations out of Gatwick, which should allow it to compete with short-haul airlines like Ryanair, who have seen a smoother recovery. I think that the banking sector could also be a good source of FTSE 100 bargain shares, and I am keeping a keen eye on the Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) share price. At 44.65p, it is still down 30% on its pre-pandemic high, and has the dubious honour of being the cheapest stock on the FTSE 100. But as all investors know, low price doesn’t mean good value and Morgan Stanley downgraded its price target for Lloyds last week. The banking sector had a difficult year, with the Bank of England placing restrictions on bank dividends and buybacks. However, these were lifted in June, providing a vote of confidence that UK bank capital positions are looking strong. I’m also encouraged to see that Lloyds has restored its (meagre!) dividend, and its price-to-earnings ratio is attractively low, at 6.81. Banks tend to be very pro-cyclical, so again, a share price recovery is going to hinge on the pandemic’s continued retreat. However, if we continue to see high demand for mortgages and loans as the economy recovers, I think that Lloyds could be well placed to benefit. Overall, IAG and Lloyds look like they could be bargain FTSE 100 shares for me to buy now. But I will need to hold my nerve: they are both vulnerable to further Covid-19 restrictions and a weak post-pandemic recovery. I hope that fortune will favour the brave! The post FTSE 100 bargains: the shares I’m looking to buy now appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Inflation Is Coming: 3 Shares To Try And Hedge Against Rising Prices Make no mistake… inflation is coming. Some people are running scared, but there’s one thing we believe we should avoid doing at all costs when inflation hits… and that’s doing nothing. Money that just sits in the bank can often lose value each and every year. But to savvy savers and investors, where to consider putting their money is the million-dollar question. That’s why we’ve put together a brand-new special report that uncovers 3 of our top UK and US share ideas to try and best hedge against inflation… …because no matter what the economy is doing, a savvy investor will want their money working for them, inflation or not! Best of all, we’re giving this report away completely FREE today! Simply click here, enter your email address, and we’ll send it to you right away. More reading After crashing 35%+ in 6 months, is the IAG share price too low? Lloyds Banking Group shares: bull vs bear 3 FTSE 100 shares to buy and hold for a decade Is this more bad news for the IAG share price? Or is it time to buy? Is the Lloyds (LLOY) share price a bargain or a value trap? Hermione Taylor does not have a position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group, Ocado Group, and Rightmove. 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. The Cineworld share price is tumbling today. Could it be a contrarian FTSE buy? (25/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    It’s been more than a year since I went to a Cineworld (LSE:CINE) cinema. Today saw preliminary full-year results released by the FTSE 250 firm. I wasn’t expecting much but I was surprised to see the Cineworld share price lose nearly 10% today so far, as I write. Is there an opportunity here for the VERY long term? Cineworld share price woes I could buy shares in Cineworld for 181p per share in mid-February 2020. By the end of March, shares were trading for a paltry 36p per share. This is a mammoth 80% drop. Since that low point, the Cineworld share price has fluctuated with restrictions easing over the summer and then going back into lockdown. The news of Covid-19 vaccinations signalled a potential lifeline for the beleaguered FTSE 250 firm too. Less than two weeks ago, shares were trading for 122p per share but it seems recent preliminary results have hit the share price hard once more. Preliminary results Cineworld has been forced to close it sites from mid-March last year. Naturally, results and performance will reflect this, but I think they are worse than first anticipated.  Revenue fell by over 80% to just over $850m. A mammoth loss of £3bn for 2020 will have played a part in the Cineworld share price falling sharply today. In 2019 it reported a pre-tax profit of over $210m. The FTSE 250 firm did attempt to reduce costs and preserve cash, however. Despite these measures, it was forced to seek funding to keep the lights on. It brought in over $800m in additional liquidity. Furthermore, it today announced an additional $231m from investors to see it through 2021. To provide a snapshot of just how much the last 12 months or so has affected Cineworld, it reported that there were just over 50m ticket admissions over this results period. The previous year, there were 275m. A FTSE contrarian investment or one to avoid? The Cineworld share price has been battered and bruised over the past 12 months. But with its sharp decline today, I’m trying to think about post-Covid-19 life and trading for CINE and whether I could pick up a great reopening contrarian buy. I do believe Cineworld will experience pent up demand. Many people are itching to enjoy the silver screen experience once more. In addition to this, there are lots of blockbuster movies that have been delayed and will come out once normality resumes so there could be a surge in performance at that time. Furthermore, Cineworld reported theatrical industry in other parts of the world has performed well since reopening. These include China, Japan, and Australia. Overall, I am not confident enough in the Cineworld share price or its overall investment viability right now. I do acknowledge its dip today was slightly more than expected, which presents a potential opportunity. Cinemas may also have a battle on their hands to regain customers from streaming giants who have gained so much more traction in the pandemic period. I don’t view Cineworld as a FTSE contrarian buy. In fact, if I am looking to invest in something a bit different, here is one stock I prefer and think will benefit from reopening. 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 The Cineworld share price bounces back from 88p! Would I buy this stock today? Here’s why Cineworld share price is crashing today This is why I’d ignore the Cineworld share price and buy other cheap UK shares! 1 stock I’d buy and 1 I’d avoid for my Stocks and Shares ISA Cineworld shares dip on reopening news: what I’d do now Jabran Khan 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 The Cineworld share price is tumbling today. Could it be a contrarian FTSE buy? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  34. RKT round 2 coming next week. Here’s why (01/05/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    RKT is getting ready to announce blowout earnings on Wednesday 5/5. How do I know? Every other lender that’s had ER has beat and RKT is North America’s largest mortgage originator. They have been heavily undervalued and manipulated for months. CEO stated the stock was still undervalued when it ran to $43 a few weeks ago. It’s an absolute steal in the $22s. And it’s not just a mortgage company. They are 14 different companies all under the same ticker. Rocket Auto will formally launch soon and I expect they will rapidly increase market share there just as they have in mortgages. There is virtually zero bearish case against them. If/when rates rise they won’t be effected due to their multiple platforms and the rapid pace at which they eat up market share. The ONLY reason the price is so low right now is because daily volume has been obsolete. Look at the charts. With volume (which will come in HEAVY next week) this thing gamma squeezes based on the huge call OI. Get in now and double your $$$ in a short time. Disclosure: I own 110 calls with various strikes and expiration dates.   submitted by   /u/BigDaddyJ_Stocks [link]   [comments]
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  35. The Margin: The housing market is so crazy, this $600,000 ‘horror’ is drawing multiple cash offers (18/06/2021 - Market Watch)
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  36. Outside the Box: ‘Stop the Steal’ campaign by losing candidate in Peru must end (28/06/2021 - Market Watch)
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  37. Veteran trader Peter Brandt sees Bitcoin crashing further after May’s 50% drop (01/06/2021 - Investing.com)

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  38. RIOT, MARA, Bitcoin all crashing, is it over? (17/05/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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  39. Why the FTSE 100 index is crashing today (11/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The FTSE 100 is having a bad day today. As I write this, shortly after lunch, the index is down about 2.7%. That’s a significant fall. Many Footsie stocks are down much more than this.  Here, I’m going to look at why the FTSE 100 index is down today. I’ll also explain what I think will happen next and what I’m going to do now. Why is the FTSE 100 down today? The main reason the FTSE 100 is down today is that investors are concerned about inflation (rising prices of goods and services). Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s central banks have pumped unprecedented amounts of money into the global financial system. In the US, for example, President Joe Biden recently passed a $1.9trn stimulus package. With all this money sloshing around the system, inflation is now rising. With inflation rising, the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) – the most influential central bank in the world – is likely to increase interest rates at some stage in the not-too-distant future to slow things down. This is spooking stock market investors. That’s because when interest rates rise, company profits can take a hit (interest payments on debt are higher) pushing share prices down. Higher interest rates also make stocks less attractive relative to other assets such as cash savings products. Interest rate uncertainty I suspect that the main reason the FTSE 100 and other stock indexes are taking such a hit right now is actually the uncertainty over the timing of a rise in interest rates. Realistically, a small increase in interest rates would not be a bad thing. Right now, interest rates are at emergency-level lows. If rates were to rise, it would show that the global economy is back on track. That would almost certainly be a good thing. I think the reason stocks are falling is that the Fed is refusing to provide any guidance as to when it will lift interest rates or taper its stimulus. Investors hate this kind of uncertainty. If the Fed came out and said that it is going to lift interest rates tomorrow, I suspect stocks might continue rising. What I’m doing now As for the moves I am going to make now, I’m going to do what I always do when stocks are volatile. I’m going to a) stay calm and b) look for attractive buying opportunities. Staying calm is the most important thing to do when stocks are falling. If you panic, you can make irrational decisions that you regret later on. In terms of buying opportunities, right now I am seeing quite a few in the FTSE 100. Some stocks that look attractive to me at present include property website group Rightmove, athletic footwear retailer JD Sports Fashion, financial services group London Stock Exchange, consumer goods powerhouse Reckitt, and medical device specialist Smith & Nephew. All of these Footsie stocks could fall further in the short term, of course. However, in the long run, I believe they will be good investments for my portfolio. 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 Best stocks to buy now – could this FTSE reopening stock boost my portfolio? Stock market crash: 3 of the best UK shares I’d buy for my ISA today The UK’s top cities for new businesses and entrepreneurs Why I’m buying this absurdly cheap FTSE 250 stock this month What I’d do about these 2 high-performing penny stocks now Edward Sheldon owns shares in Rightmove, JD Sports Fashion, London Stock Exchange, Reckitt, and Smith & Nephew. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove and Smith & Nephew. 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 the FTSE 100 index is crashing today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  40. Now back in the FTSE 100, what’s next for the soaring ITV share price? (04/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Every quarter, members of the FTSE 100, FTSE 250, and other UK market indexes get reshuffled. The biggest quarterly gainers get promoted to the big leagues, while the biggest losers get relegated. The latest reshuffle happened on Wednesday, based on Tuesday’s closing prices. As widely expected, terrestrial broadcaster and producer ITV (LSE: ITV) returned to blue-chip glory. But with the ITV share price already up 125% since last July, what might drive it higher? The crashing ITV share price Congratulations to ITV on its uplift from the FTSE 250 to the FTSE 100. This elevation means that FTSE 100 tracker funds will buy ITV shares to balance their portfolios. Anticipatory buying may partly explain why the ITV share price hit a 52-week high of 131.5p two days ago. However, the ITV share price is still a fraction of its former highs. Six years ago, the shares hit 270p in mid-2015, but then began a long, steady decline. Five years ago, the share price was below 214p. Before the pandemic, the stock closed out 2019 at 151p. Then ITV shares took a savage beating as Covid-19 infections exploded. On 23 March 2020 (‘Meltdown Monday’), ITV stock crashed below 50p, before rebounding. By 3 April, the stock had hit a closing low of 54.42p — almost £1 lower in just over three months. Yikes. ITV bounces back hard In early August 2020, I argued that the ITV share price was simply too cheap at 60.34p. My belief proved correct and, by 30 October, the stock had climbed to 72.14p. But that was only the start. News in early November of several vaccines effective against Covid-19 electrified stock markets and lit a fire under ITV stock. On Thursday afternoon, the ITV share price hovered around 128.3p, down 2.55p (2%) on the day. That’s almost 68p — a whopping 112.6% — above my August 2020 call. In other words, ITV stock has more than doubled since I said the shares were a bargain. Obviously, I’m delighted with the accuracy of my forecast, but what next? Could the stock go higher? Long experience has taught me to be cautious when trying to predict future share prices. But with the world economy beginning to roar to life, the ITV share price could benefit from several positive trends. First, from April onwards, ITV anticipates a strong rebound in advertising revenues. After a challenging first quarter, ITV expects a 60% to 75% uplift in April alone. Second, major spectacles such as reality-TV show Love Island and sporting events such as the UEFA Euro 2020 football tournament should bring in millions of extra viewers. Again, this could lift ITV’s revenues. Third, ITV has been cutting costs hard. It reduced expenses by £116m in 2020, more than double its target of £60m. These efficiencies should directly improve ITV’s bottom line. Fourth, a 6% increase in ITV Hub users to 33.6m in Q1 is another welcome trend. Then again, ITV faces several strong headwinds. These include the increasing power of media mega-conglomerates that gobble up content and viewers across the globe. Also, the inexorable rise of on-demand streaming is an ongoing threat to ITV. I don’t own ITV stock in my family portfolio, yet I remain positive on the ITV share price today. However, with the shares having climbed so very steeply, I’m obviously a less enthusiastic buyer now than I was a year ago! 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 Top British stocks for June 2 of the best cheap UK shares to buy now! 2 of the best UK reopening stocks to buy now! With the ITV share price at 125p, could it become a takeover target? Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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 Now back in the FTSE 100, what’s next for the soaring ITV share price? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  41. Is a sharp 13% crash in this FTSE 100 stock a buying opportunity for me? (11/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The past few weeks have been a good one for the FTSE 100 index as it made steady gains. But not all its constituents have rallied. One stock in particular caught my attention yesterday after it dropped over 6%.  But that is just one in a series of drops that meteorology and healthcare stock Renishaw (LSE: RSW) has seen in the past two weeks. Since the last week of April, in total it has seen a 13% drop, however, in a year it’s risen from 3,776p to 5,645p as I write. Why is the Renishaw share price crashing? This drop follows complications regarding the company’s potential sell-off. It had put itself up for sale and mid-April was the deadline for potential buyers to express their interest. However, the response to the otherwise financially healthy company has been lukewarm.  According to a Bloomberg report, the company’s high valuations are responsible for this. According to the Financial Times the company’s 12-months trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is at a high 97 times. Its forward earnings ratio is also slated at 51 times. To me, this suggests that Renishaw’s sale may or may not go through. If it does not, would I consider buying the share or not based on its merits? How has it performed? In terms of financials, it is in a strong place. In its trading statement for the nine months ending March 31, the company reported 4% increase in revenue. Much of Renishaw’s revenues are derived from meteorology, which provides products like probe systems and performance testing products, among others.  Its healthcare segment is growing fast too, with an 18% increase from last year. The segment includes dental products and precision engineering solutions for treatment of central nervous system diseases.  Renishaw’s profits also came in very strong, with an increase in statutory pre-tax profits of 440% to £106mn for the year to date.  The combination of investors’ heightened interest in relatively safe stocks over much of the past year, and its own performance reflects in its share price too. Even after the latest decline, it is presently trading near all-time highs. On the other hand, the share price has still more than doubled since the plunge seen during last year’s stock market crash.  I like Renishaw stock, going by the fact that it is a highly specialised company and is performing well.  What can happen next At the same time, for me buying shares in a company that is up for sale is a gamble. This is especially so for Renishaw at present, where valuations are a concern. If I buy the stock at today’s price, and it decides to sell itself at a lower valuation, that leaves me with a loss.  On the other hand, if the sale does not go through, and its share price keeps rising, I miss out on a great buying opportunity.  What I’d do about the FTSE 100 stock now Right now, I think that the risk in buying it is higher than the potential return, especially at its elevated share price. So I will now watch this FTSE 100 stock for developments and buy it only if they look favourable.  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 The FTSE 100 index just touched a 14-month high. Here’s what I think comes next 3 reasons why now is a great time for me to buy this FTSE 100 share FTSE 100: 1 growth and 1 dividend stock I’d buy now Which of these 3 FTSE 100 ‘safe stocks’ would I buy now? 3 reasons I can make a killing with FTSE 100 stocks in 2021 Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Renishaw. 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 a sharp 13% crash in this FTSE 100 stock a buying opportunity for me? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  43. As the Reckitt and Unilever share prices fall, I’d buy both (14/09/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    While the pandemic was a boon for hygiene product demand, it also led to input cost price inflation. That could eat into profits at consumer goods companies such as Reckitt (LSE: RKT) and rival Unilever (LSE: ULVR). With both the Reckitt and Unilever share prices falling over the past year, here I explain why I would consider buying them for my portfolio. Reckitt: hoping for a turnaround Reckitt is best known as the owner of brands such as Lysol and Dettol. Unsurprisingly, many of its brands turned in strong sales figures during the pandemic. While there’s a risk that future sales won’t be sustained at the same high level, I still feel the company’s broad portfolio of premium brands combined with global exposure make it an attractive share. So, why has the Reckitt share price tumbled 24% over the past year? In short, concerns remain about the future performance of the company’s infant nutrition business. This has underperformed since Reckitt acquired it in 2017. The expensive deal piled debt onto the Reckitt balance sheet. Last year it wrote off £5bn of the unit’s value. That is an accounting move so didn’t affect cash flow, but it did suggest that Reckitt had overpaid when buying the business. Reckitt is exiting part of the business, by selling most of its stake in the China infant formula operation. While it may scar the company financially, I think that strategy shows that it’s moving forward and hopes to put its infant nutrition problems behind it. The Unilever share price has fallen Although Unilever hasn’t been wrestling with a problematic division like Reckitt has, the Surf and Ben & Jerry’s owner has also seen its stock deflate lately. Over the past 12 months, the Unilever share price has fallen 16%. Reasons for the price fall include inconsistent sales growth and the impact of ingredient cost inflation. In the first half, underlying sales growth was 5.4%. That’s a creditable performance, though it masks a mixed picture. While developing markets turned in 8.3% growth, developed markets managed only 1.5%. Meanwhile, a decline in the company’s underlying operating margin suggests that cost pressures are already hurting the company’s profitability. If it can’t pass input cost rises onto consumers with price increases, there’s a risk that profits could fall further. Long-term prospects Both companies face headwinds. But I think they benefit from their global reach and owning premium brands, which gives them pricing power. That could help offset the cost inflation they face. The tumbling share prices also mean that these consumer goods giants now offer dividend yields I consider attractive – 3% for Reckitt and 3.7% for Unilever. Risks remain though. Changing consumer preferences could lead to falling revenues, and any economic downturn may dent demand for premium products. That could hurt profits. But on the upside, both companies are a play on global economic recovery and continued demand growth in developing markets. That’s why I’m bullish on both. My next move I regard Reckitt and Unilever as well-run companies with good long-term business prospects. Their premium brands give them the sort of “economic moat” about which super-investor Warren Buffett speaks. With both the Reckitt and Unilever share prices falling over the past year, I would consider adding these two companies to my portfolio. The post As the Reckitt and Unilever share prices fall, I’d buy both appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Inflation Is Coming: 3 Shares To Try And Hedge Against Rising Prices Make no mistake… inflation is coming. Some people are running scared, but there’s one thing we believe we should avoid doing at all costs when inflation hits… and that’s doing nothing. Money that just sits in the bank can often lose value each and every year. But to savvy savers and investors, where to consider putting their money is the million-dollar question. That’s why we’ve put together a brand-new special report that uncovers 3 of our top UK and US share ideas to try and best hedge against inflation… …because no matter what the economy is doing, a savvy investor will want their money working for them, inflation or not! Best of all, we’re giving this report away completely FREE today! Simply click here, enter your email address, and we’ll send it to you right away. More reading 2 solid shares I’d buy in the next stock market crash After crashing 25%, I see this FTSE 100 share as a steal! 3 passive income stocks to buy now The Unilever share price is falling. Is it a Stocks & Shares ISA buy now? 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy now Christopher Ruane has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. 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  44. Alibaba (BABA) (21/05/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  45. GME & AMC update, crypto crashing w/Marantz Rantz (22/06/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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  46. Nissan looks heavily undervalued! (27/05/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  47. Fake COVID-19 vaccine registration SMS can trick you into installing malicious app, steal your contacts to inflict more damage (05/05/2021 - Financial Express)
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  48. The Unilever share price is struggling. I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock now! (24/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Unilever (LSE: ULVR) share price has fallen to levels not seen since the pandemic-induced stock market crash of 2020. In contrast to some of my Foolish colleagues, I think this might represent a great buying opportunity. Let me explain. Unilever share price: Groundhog Day? Back in March, investors sold what they could to preserve their capital. As one of the biggest (and therefore most ‘liquid’) UK stocks, it was perhaps inevitable that a FTSE 100 juggernaut like Unilever would be sacrificed by so many in the stampede. Even so, that sell-off was scary. From mid-February to mid-March, Unilever’s share price fell almost 20%! Despite riding the recovery wave like so many other UK stocks since then, it’s now sunk back to below the 4,000p mark.  I can understand why this must be frustrating for committed ‘buy-and-hold’ investors, particularly those who began buying back in August 2019 when the Unilever share price had climbed to almost 5,200p. So, what’s going on? Why has Unilever sold off again? There may be a few reasons. Chief among these is how the company is currently trading. Put simply, Unilever’s recent set of full-year numbers fell short of analysts’ expectations. At a time when many consumer staple stocks are benefiting from multiple lockdowns, the £100bn cap is struggling to increase profits. Another reason is that Unilever just isn’t a very exciting business. How could it possibly compete with the hype and noise associated with (temporary?) market darlings such as US electric car maker Tesla? To use another example, why would anyone leap at the top-tier giant when there are some UK stocks climbing 200% in just one week? I get it — Unilever is boring, boring, boring. But that’s why I like it. Moreover, investment decisions should never be made on just a single year’s earnings, at least in my opinion. We need to look at the big picture. Quality stock In many ways, Unilever is still the great defensive company it’s always been. Here are a few attractions that jump out at me.  Consistently high margins and returns on capital A truly global player A reliable dividend payer Manageable levels of net debt Strong corporate governance and ‘green’ credentials A monster portfolio of brands/products that people repeatedly buy.  The FTSE 100 has some great stocks and some truly awful laggards. Based on the above, Unilever is surely in the former camp. Another option Of course, no business is perfect. Unilever’s growth rate is admittedly sluggish (although I think the beauty division is destined to bounce back when lockdowns lift). Moreover, not every investor will want to own the shares directly due to their risk tolerance and/or investing horizon. This being the case, a fund holding a substantial portion of its money in the FTSE 100 giant might be more appropriate. Clearly, there’s no shortage of candidates here. Star stock-picker Nick Train, for example, has 8.8% of his near-£6.5bn LF Lindsell Train UK Equity fund invested in the company. That’s a conviction holding if I ever saw one!   Unilever share price: the bottom line Unilever’s average price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio over the last five years has been a little under 21. Given that it now trades on just 17 times earnings, I think this stock could prove an absolute steal in time. The time to buy quality is when it goes on sale. This may be the case now with Unilever.  There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation. It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about. They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market. That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’. Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it. To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this 'double agent'! More reading How can (and should) I buy Tesla shares as a UK investor? The Tesla share price: here’s what I’m doing now Why Diageo and Unilever are on my ‘best shares to buy’ list despite this threat The ULVR share price is under 4,000p. Here’s what I’d do Nick Train likes this FTSE 100 stock. But should I buy? Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The Unilever share price is struggling. I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock now! appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  49. Good documentary about the current state of the fed. Watch it and tell me this whole thing isn't about to come crashing down. (10/08/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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