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The Mitie share price is rising today: should I buy now?

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10/06/2021 - 13:32

The Mitie share price is climbing after a strong set of results. Roland Head explains why he's optimistic about the outlook for this business. The post The Mitie share price is rising today: should I buy now? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.


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  1. This penny stock is up 15% in 1 month. Should I buy? (14/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Mitie (LSE: MTO) is a penny stock that has been rising. During the last month the shares have risen 15% and they’re up more than 85% during the last year. Of course, past performance isn’t an indication of future returns. But I commented on Mitie being a penny stock that I’d buy in June. And I still hold this view. The company reported its full-year results last week. And the numbers look promising. The results The 2021 financial year marked the end of Mitie’s four-year transformation. And the company showed resilience through the pandemic. Revenue increased by 19% to £2.6bn. This included a four-month contribution from its Interserve acquisition. But operating profits fell. The company said that the additional profit from contract wins, inclusion of Interserve and associated £6.2m of synergies was “more than offset by the impact of Covid on trading, the ending of certain profitable contracts in the prior year and the reinstatement of incentives and share based payments (which were waived last year to preserve our financial strength)”. Order book Yet I like that Mitie’s order book looks strong. As of the end of March, it stood at £7.2bn, which included £3.2bn from Interserve. This offers revenue stability and transparency, which is something I look for when analysing a company. What is encouraging is that the FTSE 250 firm has managed to either win or renew contracts worth £1.3bn. To me, this highlights that Mitie’s clients think it’s doing a good job, otherwise they wouldn’t have extended their contracts. It also reconfirms the company’s market position and makes it stand out from its competitors. Mitie acquired Interserve in November last year. Most of the acquisition’s order book has contracts that average 15 years in length. What I also like is how Mitie has managed to renew or extend all of Interserve’s major contracts that came up for renewal in the four-month period under ownership. This should prove to be positive for the penny stock in the long term. Net debt Mitie is also improving its financial position. The net debt position at the year-end stood at £86.7m compared to the previous year’s £153m. Clearly, a rights issue and refinancing of its credit facility have helped. But it’s good to see that the company’s liabilities are falling and heading in the right direction. I think the shares could rise further on the back on of an improving balance sheet. Risks It’s clear that Mitie was hit by Covid-19. While restrictions are somewhat easing, I’m not suggesting the pandemic is completely over. The coronavirus crisis could continue to impact profitability just as it did in its 2021 financial year. Another period of low profits may prove to be negative for the shares. But I think things look promising for this penny stock. It’s winning or renewing contracts while the Interserve acquisition seems to be integrating well and is starting to pay off. The four-year transformation plan has come to an end, so investors should start to see the benefits. I’d buy Mitie shares today. The post This penny stock is up 15% in 1 month. Should I buy? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading 1 FTSE 100 and 1 FTSE 250 stock I’d buy today The Mitie share price is rising today: should I buy now? 3 penny stocks I’d buy in June Penny stocks: 1 to buy for June 2 UK shares to buy for a Stocks and Shares ISA Nadia Yaqub 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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  2. 1 FTSE 100 and 1 FTSE 250 stock I’d buy today (10/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The FTSE 100 protective technology and equipment provider, Halma (LSE: HLMA), released its full-year numbers today. But its share price has barely moved. This, to me, is a perfect example of a stock whose results are ‘priced in’, a term we often hear in investing commentary. I think this is a good sign, because it indicates that the company’s performance is predictable. In this case, it was predictably good, which is even better.  A robust FTSE 100 stock Halma’s statutory pre-tax profits are up 13% and dividends per share are up 7% for the year ending 31 March 2021. Statutory numbers are those reported for government purposes. Because they use a standardised method, they are also helpful in making comparisons across companies.  This marks another successful year for the company, even with a 2% decline in revenue. I am not worried about this decline though, because it is limited. Moreover, the pandemic impacted Halma’s first-half performance, though revenues were up in the second-half. As I see it, the fact that it is a pricey stock, with a price-to-earnings ratio of 57 times, could be its real downside. I still think it is a good stock to hold for the long term, however. The last time I wrote about it, its P/E was 46 times. As I said then, you pay a premium for a high-quality stock, and I still would for Halma.  FTSE 250 stock with potential In sharp contrast to Halma, the stock markets have reacted sharply to annual results from Mitie Group (LSE: MTO), also released earlier today. The FTSE 250 provider of cleaning and facilities management services has seen a 5% jump in share price. I reckon this is because of its robust outlook for the next year. In his comment on the results, CEO Phil Bentley says that next year “will be materially ahead of our prior expectations”.  As an investor, I am particularly encouraged by the trends in contracts. At 96%, the contract renewal rate is at an all-time high. New contracts are described as both “significant” and “high quality”. Moreover, these are expected to be a reason for the company’s improved performance next year. Going by this, I am hopeful about Mitie’s future.  On the flipside, the latest numbers are not entirely strong. Its revenue grew by a robust 19% for the year ending 31 March 2021, but its operating profit is down by a huge 26% because of the pandemic. The pandemic is not yet over, so I am not ruling out some continued impact on its profits.  My takeaway for Mitie Group Keeping in mind both the latest results and the outlook, I think the share price can rise more. It seems to have been impacted far more than what is visible in its financials. Its share price is actually down by 13% from the year before. And it is way below its pre-pandemic levels too. It is a buy for me. But if I was being really risk averse, I would wait for another update before buying the stock. The post 1 FTSE 100 and 1 FTSE 250 stock I’d buy today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Halma’s profits rise to new record, dividend hiked for 42nd straight year The Mitie share price is rising today: should I buy now? 3 FTSE 100 stocks to buy in June 3 penny stocks I’d buy in June Penny stocks: 1 to buy for June Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Halma. 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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  3. $PENN has done +1800% in the last 12 months with a -32% revenue decline year-over-year. How is that 18x share price justified? (21/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  4. Penny stocks: 1 to buy for June (24/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Penny stocks can be seen as risky investments. They can be priced low for a reason. With that in mind, however, I believe some FTSE options could lead to generous returns longer term, especially with the economy reopening in full swing.  1 FTSE 250 option I like Mitie (LSE:MTO) is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. It looks after over 2.5m worth of assets with its 50,000-plus workforce. It is also one of Britain’s largest government contractors. With its large footprint, workforce, and the fact it plays a vital role in the UK government’s infrastructure, I believe it could be one of the top FTSE penny stocks out there. As I write, I can buy shares in Mitie for 69p per share. Rewind to one year ago, and it was trading for 41p, which indicates close to a 70% increase. The market crash had an adverse impact on most stocks, and even more so on penny stocks. Mitie’s share price fell from 74p to 32p, which is a 56% decrease. Based on its current price, I believe it is beginning to recover from the crash and that it will continue to climb too. Recent performance Mitie’s most recent trading update was a third-quarter update released back in January. An announcement on fourth-quarter and preliminary full-year results is expected at the end of next month. In the Q3 update, it confirmed revenue rose over 6%, in part due to restrictions easing over the summer. This will be due to Mitie’s key role in the government’s fight against Covid-19 and its multiple support contracts. Overall, for the nine months to December, Mitie reported a decrease in revenue of 4.3% year-on-year. The overall figure stood at £1.55bn. This was due to a Ministry of Justice contract it lost and an active NHS Properties contract that was reduced in scope. Despite this, Mitie reported its satisfaction with results that exceeded expectations. Approximately £770m worth of new contracts were won in the nine months to December. It also confirmed it is expecting to exceed forecasts in its next set of results, which I like to hear. Penny stocks have risks and rewards I have a few concerns over Mitie based on its debt level and a questionable track record. Its level of total liabilities and conversion of EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) to free cash flow definitely weigh it down, in my opinion. But the good news is it seems to be able to grow its EBIT with ease with new contract wins and new business. Next, the Covid-19 pandemic could continue to disrupt Mitie. In its trading update, it confirmed that Q4 trading is expected to be lower than Q3. In my eyes, this is no doubt linked to the fact we were in lockdown for the most of winter, and for all we know, there could be further lockdowns ahead if new Covid-19 variants occur. Despite the obvious risks, I do like Mitie as one of my penny stocks choices. A couple of months ago, some insiders were buying shares. I usually take this as a sign of confidence. It is priced well and is still increasing. I wouldn’t be surprised if after next month’s results, its share price were to increase. I am seriously considering adding Mitie to my portfolio in June. 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 2 UK shares to buy for a Stocks and Shares ISA 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 Penny stocks: 1 to buy for June appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  6. Could this FTSE facilities management firm be the best penny stock out there? (16/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Penny stocks are seen as quite risky investments. After all, they are priced low for a reason. However, I believe some FTSE penny stocks could lead to generous returns in the long run. Is this the best FTSE penny stock right now? Mitie (LSE:MTO) is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company and a major player in the industry. It employs approximately 50,000 people who look after over 2.5m worth of assets. Mitie is one of Britain’s largest government contractors. Could MTO be one of the best penny stocks on the FTSE? It is a huge company and plays a vital role in the government’s infrastructure. Here’s my verdict. Penny stocks lose big in market crash When the market crashed, many FTSE penny stocks lost significant share price value. Mitie lost over 50% of its share price value on the FTSE All Share. At the beginning of the year, its per share price was close to 80p before plummeting close to 35p. The share price began to recover, reaching close to 50p before a rights issue was announced last summer. I believe this negatively affected its price. Currently, the Mitie share price stands close to 60p. This is its highest price point since March 2020. Favourable trading update MTO released a strong third-quarter trading update at the end of January. Revenue rose 6.7% to £573.9m. It confirmed sales rose as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased in the summer period. Mitie plays a critical role for the UK government in the fight against Covid-19 through its multiple support contracts. For the nine months to December, Mitie’s revenues were down 4.3% year-on-year at £1.55bn. One of the main reasons behind this was the loss of a Ministry of Justice contract. In addition to this, an active NHS Properties contract saw its scope reduced. Overall, MTO was happy with sales and exceeded its own expectations. The support services provider chalked up £770m worth of new contracts in the nine months to December, it said. MTO’s profit consensus for the full fiscal year has been upgraded to surpass initial forecasts due to a positive nine months. My verdict There are risks involved. My biggest concern is MTO’s debt levels and debt track record. Its level of total liabilities and conversion of EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) to free cash flow definitely weigh it down, in my opinion. But the good news is it seems to be able to grow its EBIT with ease. Another risky factor that could affect its standing is the Covid-19 pandemic. In its trading update, it confirmed that Q4 trading is expected to be lower than Q3. In my eyes, this is no doubt linked to the fact we have been in a lockdown since December 2020. At its current price, it is cheap but climbing for two reasons, in my opinion. Firstly, it has reported positive results. Secondly, insiders seem to be buying shares. This is usually a sign of confidence and one I like. I would not class Mitie as THE best FTSE penny stock out there but I believe it is still worth seriously considering for my portfolio.  Away from penny stocks, here is one of my best stocks to buy now on the FTSE that I believe is worth a serious look. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic… And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains. But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times. 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  8. The Standard Life share price is up 34% in 6 months. Should I buy now? (17/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    UK stocks have taken a hit over the last year with the impact of the pandemic, but many have recovered recently as part of a stock market rally. Whether this rally can be sustained or is part of a bubble is up for debate, but I still see opportunities in the market at the moment. During turbulent times, I tend to look towards companies with a long and stable history of weathering difficult economic conditions. There are few in the FTSE 100 that have been around as long as Standard Life Aberdeen (LSE:SLA). The Standard Life share price is now 34% higher than it was six months ago. While the shares have only gained 1% in 12 months, given the overall state of the Footsie during that time the shares’ performance is better than average. So would I buy Standard Life shares today for my portfolio? Strong and stable Standard Life has been around a long time. The company was first founded in 1825 and provides asset management, insurance, and savings services to both individuals and corporate bodies. Historically speaking, the company has not provided great long-term returns for investors. The share price has returned a loss over the last five years despite its recent rally. Investors don’t seem to have been convinced by the 2017 merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. Costs and competition have both been rising over the last number of years, which haven’t exactly helped the company’s bottom line. Profits for the company’s first half last year were 30% lower than the year before. So what has been driving the Standard Life share price higher in recent months? Broker action One reason could be that analysts at both JP Morgan and Berenberg upgraded their broker recommendations for the company. JP Morgan said there were several opportunities to close the ‘value gap’ between Standard Life and its competitors, including a reduction in dividends. The company currently has one of the highest dividend yields in the FTSE 100 at roughly 7%. Berenberg analysts also recommended a dividend cut so the company can focus on earnings growth, while upgrading the stock to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’. Important decisions will need to be made by new CEO Stephen Bird. Standard Life clearly needs to focus more on growth, but cutting the dividend could put off potential investors as well. How the new management deals with that dilemma will have an impact on the share price going forward. There is the potential for mergers and acquisitions to fuel growth, and management has indicated that it will consider this option. That said, I will need more convincing of the company’s ability to drive the share price higher in the long term. A key metric for Standard Life is assets under management, which has been falling for some time. Its most recent earnings report had their assets under management at £511bn. Until this heads in the right direction I won’t be buying the Standard Life share price 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 Why I’d buy these 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks today Why I just bought Standard Life Aberdeen and Mitie Group shares conorcoyle 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 Standard Life share price is up 34% in 6 months. Should I buy now? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  10. The DFS Furniture share price hits five-year highs! This is what I’m doing now (10/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Investor demand for UK shares remains pretty flat during Thursday business. Though the DFS Furniture Group (LSE: DFS) share price is having no problems making progress during today’s session. Market interest in the retailer has rocketed after it released a pre-close update for its financial year. At 317p per share, the DFS Furniture share price hit its most expensive since spring 2016 early on Thursday. It was recently trading 11% higher on the day at 302.5p. DFS’s share price rises as demand booms In an encouraging update for the year to June 2021, DFS Furniture said that orders have soared in recent weeks. So far in the final quarter order intake is up 92.1% year-on-year, a surge that reflects “customers waiting for showrooms to reopen post-lockdown and increased consumer spending on home categories.” During the second half, total orders were up 14%, while market share gains remained at around 2%. And it saw online sales rocketing 222.5% in the third quarter, a period when almost all of the company’s stores were shuttered due to Covid-19. Forecasts upgraded Trading has been so strong, in fact, that DFS has upgraded its full-year profit forecasts, despite ongoing Covid-19 pressures and supply chain issues. The retailer now reckons it will generate underlying profits of at least £105m for financial 2021. This is better than the £101.7m DFS had forecast back in December. The company had swung to a loss of £56.8m in the last fiscal year. Furthermore, DFS has predicted underlying profits of between £66m and £96m in financial 2022, ahead of market consensus. It said that the recent upsurge in orders will be recognised in the upcoming year. Finally, DFS has elected to reinstate dividends thanks to its strong cash generation and sunny outlook. It plans to pay a 7.5p per share final dividend for the outgoing financial year. This is what I’m doing now Looking ahead, chief executive Tim Stacey said that “we will continue to invest in key strategic initiatives such as our digital channels, our showrooms and our Sofa Delivery Company final mile logistics capability.” He also pledged further investment in UK manufacturing and capacity as well as expansion into other homeware categories. As a UK share investor, I’m impressed by DFS’s ability to keep growing profits despite current difficulties. It is testament to the company’s strong multi-channel presence and its market-leading proposition. But the company isn’t out of the woods yet, as supply problems in the form of raw materials and container shortages, allied with a fresh spike in Covid-19 cases, could well derail its recovery. Today the DFS share price commands a forward price to earnings (or P/E) ratio of around 15 times. It’s not cheap enough to tempt me in and so I’m happy to sit on the sidelines for the moment. The post The DFS Furniture share price hits five-year highs! This is what I’m doing now appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Should I buy British American Tobacco (BATS) shares? Auto Trader’s share price soars to record highs after FY results Here’s why I’ll be avoiding IAG shares The Mitie share price is rising today: should I buy now? Can the Greatland Gold share price keep climbing? 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.
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  12. Why is a share price on the market higher than value of the company portion it represents? (03/04/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    In a very basic sense, stock is purchased for the ownership of a company. It’s price grows on the market following supply and demand, and as such the price of a single share may rise as the value of a company rises and more people want to buy that share than those willing to sell. But why is the portion of a company granted by that share worth less than what it’s paid for? Suppose a company has a book value of $180M and has 100M shares outstanding on the market for $5. Its market cap, which encompasses its intangibles and growth potential is nearly 3x as much as its book value, signaling the market believes the company is and will continue doing well (in theory). Now since a share indicates owning a portion of the company, a single share in this company is worth 0.00000001%, or if the company liquidated its assets today, $1.8; so why would somebody want to buy a share of a company for more than what that share is worth? Is the delta between its intrinsic value and the market value the “mark up” for the current share holder to earn for giving their position away? This brings up the question, if you exclude capital appreciation from the equation, if the share price on the market is more than the intrinsic value it losses at purchase, the hope would be that over time the value of the company grows such that the shares intrinsic value eventually exceeds what you paid for it, right?   submitted by   /u/mahtats [link]   [comments]
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  16. What are your thoughts on SQ share price being tied to bitcoin? (09/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    This past month SQ share price has tracked nearly identical to the fluctuations of bitcoin. For example, both dropped to their monthly low on 1/27 and had a sharp spike to all time highs today. I am (was?) very bullish on SQ based on the theory that post-COVID, they can generate more revenue from small business + it's possible they could be added to the S&P500 sometime in the future...but as of recently, I do not like how the share price of SQ is tracking with bitcoin. What are your thoughts on this? Does it make sense to stop buying shares right now (or just buy the dips)? I'm not sure what to make of this so I'd like to hear your thoughts. Thank you! Disclosure: SQ is my 2nd largest position at 17% of my portfolio.   submitted by   /u/bigboybuckeyenuts [link]   [comments]
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  17. Lucid Motors today explained (23/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    So, I personally own 100 shares of Churchill at $17.50/share so I'm still up despite the 30% drop today in AH and I'm going to hold this thing for the long term. Here's a short summary of why there was a massive drop in after hours trading: First, it's important to explain how valuations factor into the stock price. These acquisitions at NAV trade at $10/share. January 11: An article is posted stating Lucid may merge with Churchill at a 15 billion valuation. $10/share x 4 = $40/share (which is about what it was trading at in January) so about 4 times NAV. Take the 4x NAV and multiply the 15B valuation and you get it worth about $60B. February 16: Article comes out stating it's very close to a merger with Churchill and Lucid at a valuation around 12 billion. Now, the 12 billion caused the stock to rise quite a bit. If we apply the same math from before to equal the $60B we get: $10/share x 5 = $50/share // 12B x 5 = $60B. So, about $50/share was what the stock was worth based on the valuation. (The extra hype added to it going above the $50) TODAY: Lucid officially announces merger at a valuation of 24 BILLION at $15/share! That is DOUBLE what we were expecting which destroyed the value of the stock: $15/share x 2.5 = $37.50/share // 2.5 x 24B = 60B We essentially got screwed by the suits today, and after hours it's trading right around $40/share, which is close to what each share is now valued at based on the new $24B valuation. What am I going to do? I'm holding this stock. I still think Lucid is a great company and will thrive. The stock price will certainly go up in the future, and I'm still over 100% returns on this stock. To the people who bought in at the high 50's and even 60's, definitely hold this one. This is a long play and I believe it will get back to that point and even exceed it. Hope this helped to kind of explain what just happened. It was already a significantly red day for me today, and this 30% drop after hours made it hurt even more. Hopefully we'll see some green this week. Keep your heads up everyone! PS: This is not financial advise and I am not a financial professional. Btw, MeetKevin on Youtube does a great breakdown of this as well. He's a good channel overall for stock news and would recommend him.   submitted by   /u/MTGKozan [link]   [comments]
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  18. The easyJet share price has taken-off. Would I buy the stock now? (23/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Actually, I’ve already bought easyJet (LSE: EZJ) shares. It was one of my pandemic purchases, because its price was too low for me to ignore. But the sharp increase in the easyJet share price raises the question – would I buy the EZJ share (again) now? Why’s the easyJet share price rising? There are mounting reasons to buy the EZJ share. A clear end in sight for the lockdown by June is the most recent one.  It’s no coincidence that the easyJet share price is a big gainer in today’s trading. Britons are making holiday bookings at speed and EZJ’s flight bookings from the UK have risen by 300% since the lockdown relaxation schedule was announced.  As I write, its share price is up 8% from yesterday’s close.  But even before that, the easyJet share price had been on the rise since the vaccines were developed. It’s share price is up 60% since then. There have been hiccups along the way, but broadly the share price trajectory has been upwards.  Will it continue to rise? I think there’s a good chance that the easyJet share price can continue to increase from here. There are two reasons for this. One, its share price is acutely sensitive to developments in the broader environment and at the company itself. This showed up both in the dramatic drop when the market crash happened in March last year, and the sharp pickup on hopes of recovery since November.  However, this sensitivity is a drawback only as long as good news is followed by bad news and so on. Considering that we are unlikely to go into lockdown again, I think we will see more positive news than negative print for the company. As a result, I think upward momentum for the easyJet share price is possible now. And this is especially because it’s a news-sensitive stock. What can go wrong? But the risks to the easyJet share price are just too big to ignore, too. The company’s financial position has been shaken severely and it’s under increased debt now as well. It could take a few years for it to get back to its pre-pandemic levels. I think shaky financials are always an investing red flag. They can also explain indifferent share price trends.  Moreover, while the initial signs look good, we’ll know the economic slowdown’s impact on travel only later in the year. If there’s a big slump, travel’s likely to suffer. It may suffer less than in 2020, but feel the impact nevertheless. Also, some business travel could be replaced by video-conferencing for good.  Takeaway for the easyJet share price I see the upside to easyJet as stronger than the risks to it at present. I think its share price will continue to rise for now. But the easyJet share price could hit a plateau after some time, maybe the next few months, as it starts looking more expensive. It’s one I’ll hold for the long term. 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 Cineworld and easyJet shares: should I buy the reopening trade? Should I buy airline stocks today? Here’s my view on the struggling sector What I’d do about the easyJet share price right now Here’s why I’m avoiding the easyJet share price in 2021 EasyJet share price: 4 reasons why I’m staying well away Manika Premsingh owns shares of easyJet. 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 easyJet share price has taken-off. Would I buy the stock now? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  19. Infosys share price top Sensex loser today, tumbles over 5% intraday; why Infosys stock is falling (15/04/2021 - Financial Express)
    Infosys share price tumbled as much as 5.6 per cent intraday to Rs 1,320.35 apiece on BSE on Thursday, a day after IT giant posted 17 per cent on-year rise in net profit in the January-March quarter.
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  20. 3 penny stocks I’d buy in June (27/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    I’m always on the search for great penny stocks. While these shares carry risk, they also have the potential to deliver some fantastic returns. Here are three I’d buy. Mitie So far Mitie (LSE: MTO) is up over 60% this year and even more in the past 12 months. I think it could go higher. It’s a facilities management and professional services company. And its customers include banks, retailers, hospitals, schools and government entities. The third-quarter trading statement highlights that performance has improved since lockdown measures have been eased. I find it encouraging that its year-to-date contract wins and renewals are in excess of £770m. Clearly, the company is doing something right and hence, I’d buy the stock. Customers have responded positively to Mitie’s ‘Getting back to business’ initiative. In fact, revenue from providing critical services that support the UK’s battle against Covid-19 has increased. The company’s financial position is improving as well. As of the end of 2020, its net debt stood at £72.4m compared to 2019 when it was £338.1m. It’s good to see that it’s heading in the right direction. But I’m concerned that any further Covid-19 setbacks could hinder Mitie’s progress, and thereby its revenue. Hammerson Hammerson (LSE: HMSO), the commercial property landlord, was hit hard by the pandemic. It owns numerous shopping centres across the UK and Europe. And it doesn’t help when some of its tenants have gone bust or struggled generally. But despite this, I’m still bullish on this penny stock. There are signs of a recovery happening. Rent collection is slowly but surely improving, as is footfall across Hammerson’s locations. It’s worth mentioning here that shopping is a social activity, and most people have been stuck in their homes for over a year. As the vaccine rollout continues and lockdown restrictions ease, I believe more customers will socialise and pay a visit to the shops. This should boost the Hammerson share price. But I’m under no illusion that this will be a fast recovery. Its bounceback could be long-drawn-out and any further lockdowns are likely to dampen footfall and hit revenue. Card Factory I’ve recently turned bullish on another penny stock, Card Factory (LSE: CARD). The share price crashed after it released further details on its refinancing package. It said that it would have to raise £70m through a share placing. I commented earlier this week, that this fundraising caught me off guard. But clearly the company needs more assistance after the pandemic took its toll on the business. My initial concern is whether it can raise this additional money. Seeing the penny stock falling, investors are somewhat wary too. But has it done enough to convince the market that it can survive? I’m confident that the improving trading conditions should help. It’s seeing fewer customers coming through its doors but they’re spending much more. This is encouraging news. I reckon the stock could be volatile until it raises the money from the share placing. But I can stomach this volatility as a long-term investor. And I’d use this time to snap up some shares. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading Should I buy Card Factory shares after the stock price crash? Penny stocks: 1 to buy for June Should I buy Card Factory in a Stocks and Shares ISA? 2 UK shares to buy for a Stocks and Shares ISA Best stocks to buy now – could this FTSE reopening stock boost my portfolio? Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Card Factory. 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 penny stocks I’d buy in June appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  21. ELI5: Why did rising bond yields played such a huge part in the sell-off today? (26/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    I'm going to start by stating that I understand down days happen and I'm not nervous in the slightest by what happened today. Im a long term investor with time on my side, so a red day is okay. Im relatively new at investing (about a year of experience). I'm very curious why bond yield rates rising caused many, if not most industries to take a slight dip today? From what I have been reading, many people attribute bond yields rising as a sign of economic improvement triggered by the covid vaccine being more widely available. It seems a bit contradictory that a sign of economic improvement would push the market down, but im sure I'm missing something. Anybody care to explain?   submitted by   /u/beerboobznkitties [link]   [comments]
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  22. Sold 50% of shares for profit, yet my remaining shares cost went UP - why?? (24/05/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Hello, I am new to stocks and sold my first shares through TD Ameritrade today and it's left me with questions... I've bought 10 shares at various price points and my total cost was $1810. So a $181/share cost average. • I sold 5 of my shares when the price hit $186. • My remaining 5 shares in the market showed a new "cost" of $1190 which didn't make any sense to me. I expected the new cost to be $880 -- Cost of $1810 - [5 shares]*[$186 sell price] = $880. • I then bought 5 shares back when the price hit $178 leaving $40 in my cash account. • My new cost is $2080 for all 10 shares. So a $208/share cost average. I don't understand how I SOLD 5 shares ABOVE my cost/share average and then bought back in BELOW my cost/share average and my cost/share average went UP. ​ Can someone please explain? I cannot figure this out! ​ Thanks in advance!   submitted by   /u/PyroMan99 [link]   [comments]
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  23. The Argo Blockchain share price has fallen. Should I buy? (14/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) has made a lot of money for investors interested in Bitcoin in 2021. Over the past 12 months, the Argo Blockchain share price has soared by more than 2,500%, and that’s mostly come this year. But it has been a lot higher. The shares exceeded 300p in February, but have since shed 55% of that valuation. That includes a loss of 7% on Thursday, ending the day at 135p, and it’s all down to Tesla and its CEO. On Wednesday, Elon Musk sent out a tweet telling us that Tesla would no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its vehicles. That reversed a decision to accept the cryptocurrency in March. And it’s due to not wanting to be associated with the energy costs of crypto mining. But that’s the whole point of crypto mining. If it could be done quickly, with little in the way of costs, we could all be mining heaps of it every day. And then what would happen to its value? Argo Blockchain share price down But what of the Argo Blockchain share price crash? Does it tip the balance in favour of buying now? Argo’s business model is simple. It buys computers, and uses them to mine Bitcoin. So it’s a play on the Bitcoin price without buying the stuff itself. I suppose it can be seen as a bit like investing in gold miners, rather than the shiny metal itself, in the hopes of gearing up the profits when gold rises in value. So if Bitcoin should appreciate in price, then the profit margin for Argo Blockchain should grow by a greater percent (after paying for the resources to mine it). At least that seems to be the investing rationale behind the Argo Blockchain share price progress in 2021. The current share price values the entire company at approximately £515m. That’s the equivalent of around 14,400 Bitcoin. According to its April update, Argo mined 163 Bitcoin, or Bitcoin equivalent (BTC), in the month, down from 165 BTC in March. At the end of April, the company held 936 BTC. At today’s prices, that’s worth approximately 6.5% of the current valuation of the company. It seems there’s a long way to go yet, before asset values reach the Argo Blockchain share price. Future asset generation There are two ways for the company’s crypto holdings to grow. One is to keep mining, and it would take about another six and a half years to reach the equivalent of today’s market-cap. Or possibly longer if it has to sell some to pay the electricity bills. The other way is for the Bitcoin price to keep on rising. In reality, it’s going to be a combination of the two. Unless Bitcoin falls instead of rising, that is. Is this a good moment to remind myself that past performance is not an indicator of future performance? I think it is. Will I buy Argo Blockchain shares? In the right circumstances, I could well buy shares in a Bitcoin miner — just as I could buy gold mining shares without ever wanting to own the metal. But not in these circumstances, not at the current Argo Blockchain share price. Maybe if it falls further… 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 Why the Argo Blockchain share price is crashing today What am I doing about the volatile Argo Blockchain share price? I own Bitcoin and Ethereum but I won’t be investing in Argo Blockchain (ARB) Here’s why the Argo Blockchain (ARB) share price is surging What’s in store for the Argo Blockchain share price in May? Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. 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 Argo Blockchain share price has fallen. Should I buy? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  24. $HTZGQ - I received a lot of questions on Stock Warrants from my last post. Here is a good breakdown. (27/05/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    As I posted before, you will get a cash payout of $2.53 per share for each Hertz share you own. That is not in question. Plus, and here is where the confusion is, you will get 1.04 Stock warrants for each share you currently own. Each warrant is good for buying 1 share of the reorganized Hertz for $10. So, what is a warrant and what is the warrant worth? The warrant is the right to purchase a share of a company at a designated strike price. So even if Hertz is trading at $15 a share, you would have the right to purchase a share at $10. The warrants worth is market determined. You can choose to do 1 of two things (for this example, we will use $15 as the current price at which the new reorganized Hertz is trading): 1) Exercise the warrant - buy the share for the $10 and for this example you would instantly increase your position to from the $10 you spent to the $15 current trade price. 2) Sell the warrant - you can sell\trade the warrant just like any option. The only difference is that you would instantly receive a cash distribution. You would essentially sell you warrants for $5 per warrant. The new owner would now own the right to exercise, and you will receive the cash difference to the current market price. Example (the one used by the investor group that is purchasing HTGQ): So, in this case the total value of the HTZGQ stock is the $2.53 cash plus the $5 warrant value. Which totals $7.53 on a stock that is currently trading at $6. That is a 25% ROI in 3 weeks if you invested today. There is the possibility that the new reorganized shares will trade at less than $13.50 a share. Which would mean $2.53 plus 3.50 or less. Total of $6.03 or less. Which would mean you would only break even or lose money at today’s price of $6. Here is where I insert that I am not a professional financial advisor, and you should consult yours before investing. My belief is this.... Hertz traded in the $20-$40 range for the 5 years prior to the pandemic. It had shaky financials for years leading up to the stress test of the pandemic and their failure. But now it has a reduced debt structure and a hot rental market. I must believe that the new Hertz will trade at the same or higher than its previously debt burdened self. I think the shares of the reorganized Hertz land in the mid $20's the first day of trading. if this happens 1 share will be worth $2.53 + $10 = $12.53. So, at today’s price of $6, you would see a 200%+ return in 3 weeks. Here is a helpful link with more info on warrants: https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/how-to-exercise-stock-warrants/   submitted by   /u/NotanSECgoon [link]   [comments]
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  25. Why isn’t the Cineworld share price rising faster? (31/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Cineworld (LSE: CINE) share price has been rising recently, but perhaps not as fast as some investors might like. Indeed, even though the company has recently reopened all of its theatres across the UK and US, the stock has fallen more than 20% from its 52-week high of 122p, reached in the middle of March. Over the past 12 months, the stock has returned -1.2% overall.  Shares in the cinema group have languished despite the company reporting a “strong opening weekend” last weekend. In a statement to the market last week, the firm said that more people than expected returns to its theatres as the UK lockdown eased. It also reported “good concession income” as cinemagoers stocked up on treats. Cineworld has reopened 97% of its cinemas in the US and expects to open most of its screens around the world by the end of May.  Cineworld share price outlook  In theory, now that customers are returning, the market should be more receptive to the Cineworld share price. When the stock reached its 52-week high back in March, it didn’t have any income, and some serious questions were being asked about whether or not it would be able to survive.  However, today customers are spending their money with the business, which should provide much-needed cash flow to service debts and meet other obligations.  This suggests to me that the stock should be worth more today than it was in March. But, unfortunately, the market tends to concentrate on what could happen in the future rather than what’s happening right now. And it seems to me this is why the Cineworld share price has struggled to move higher in the past few weeks.  It looks as if investors are concentrating on the company’s risks. There are quite a few. Cineworld’s debt pile has ballooned to more than eight times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) over the past 14 months. I tend to think businesses with a debt-to-EBITDA ratio of more than two or three are too risky.  What’s more, the business is highly susceptible to further coronavirus restrictions. Packing a large number of people into an enclosed space is exactly the kind of environment where the virus thrives. Coronavirus threat  If there’s another wave of the virus, Cineworld is likely to be one of the first companies to feel the pain. With so much debt on its balance sheet, the group can’t really afford another shutdown.  Considering these risks, it’s clear to me why the Cineworld share price isn’t rising faster despite the reopening of cinemas. Indeed, even though the company’s prospects have improved marginally over the past two weeks, I am going to be staying away from the stock myself. I think the risk of another shutdown and the impact that may have on the business is just too great. I’d rather buy other companies with cleaner balance sheets and better growth prospects.  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 What’s happening to the Cineworld share price? The Cineworld share price is flagging. I think this reopening stock is a better buy Cineworld’s share price is still rising! Here’s what I’m doing now Cineworld shares: why I won’t be investing The Cineworld share price is rising again. Should I buy now? Rupert Hargreaves 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 Why isn’t the Cineworld share price rising faster? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  26. Adani Green Energy share price hits all-time high; investors’ wealth surges 8 times in less than one year (22/03/2021 - Financial Express)
    Adani Green Energy share price hit a record high of Rs 1,251 apiece, rising 5 per cent on BSE on Monday. Adani Green Energy has been one of the top stocks which have given multi-bagger returns in the current financial year.
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  27. Just trying to learn how calls work.. (10/03/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    Just been reading into it recently, wanting to understand them before I do anything stupid. Basically what I understand, by way of example (Again, I'm citing what I understand, and am asking for help where I'm wrong: James buys a call for 100 XYZ stock @ $10 each for $1k, and he sets the strike price to $20/share by next month. Three potential situations can follow: The stock price goes up to $20 each in just 3 days; James exercises the call out of fear it won't get any higher and drop to below $10, and receives 100 XYZ stock, now worth double his investment, for half the price. James wins. The stock price goes up to $25/share. James exercises, and gets $15/share extra value, receiving 100 XYZ worth 2500 for a $10/share price. The stock price reaches only $18/share (or dips to $5/share) before the expiration date, and since in either case the strike price is not reached, the option expires worthless. James has lost $1k, and receives no stock. Or does it go like this? XYZ is worth $10. James makes a call, buying the right to 100 XYZ at the assumption they will reach $20 by expiration. He pays $2k for this call. This has two possible outcomes: The price goes up to $25+/share, into the money. James exercises, and receives 100 shares for the $20 price tag, but receives an extra $5+/share value. The price does not meet the $20/share strike price. James loses the $2k and receives no stock. If one or neither of these is correct, I'd really appreciate guidance. Thank you!!   submitted by   /u/ninthtale [link]   [comments]
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  28. Can the ASOS share price continue to climb? (07/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The ASOS (LSE:ASC) share price has been on fire over the last 12 months, rising from 1,060p all the way to around 5,800p today. That’s nearly a 450% surge in a relatively short space of time. What caused the share price to skyrocket? And should I be adding the company to my growth portfolio?  The rising ASOS share price With high-street shops having to close their doors to the public in March last year, most retailers’ sales performance suffered considerably. However, ASOS is an online pureplay business and in the same way as most of its bricks-and-mortar competitors did. In April 2020, its management team reported that the last three weeks of March 2020 saw a significant slowdown in online sales. However, despite this initial hiccup, the company went on to perform exceptionally well, resulting in a rising share price. The company released a series of positive trading updates throughout last year, showing a consistent increase in online sales worldwide. And by December, ASOS had exceeded market expectations, growing its overall revenue by 23% to over £1.36bn. One major contributing factor to this impressive growth appears to stem from the addition of 2.8m new active customers compared during the period. What’s more, it recently added four new brands to its portfolio (Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, and HIIT) by acquisition for £265m. Collectively, these new additions could add an additional 3.3m, active customers. Needless to say, if ASOS can seamlessly integrate these brands on its online platform, the sales performance in 2021 could be even more impressive. Risks to consider As the vaccine rollout continues, lockdown restrictions around the world have begun easing. Here in the UK, high street fashion shops are set to reopen their doors from next week. This may hurt online fashion sales, which may create short-term volatility in the ASOS share price. Something else worth considering is the rising number of online-focused retailers. Over the years, e-commerce has been gaining popularity, and the pandemic has only accelerated its adoption. It already represents around 27% of total consumer spending today and the UK government has begun looking into adding a new sales tax for online businesses. The bottom line ASOS has invested in its own brands, purchased powerful external brands and added successful third-party brands via wholesale. It faces a lot of competition in the online fashion market. Yet it has proved itself to be quite resilient to competitive pressures. This is something I look for when searching when identifying investment opportunities.  However, due to its rising share price, the stock does look rather expensive, trading at a P/E ratio of 47. If the company can continue to deliver its current growth rates, then I believe the ASOS share price can rise higher. But that’s a big ‘if’. Personally, I think there are far cheaper growth opportunities available to me today. I won’t be adding any ASOS shares to my portfolio, at least not at the current share price. One of these cheaper opportunities is… 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 ASOS shares are rising: here’s what I would like to do 3 of the best shares to buy as the ISA deadline approaches Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in ASOS. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS. 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 Can the ASOS share price continue to climb? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  29. Petrol price hike: Rahul Gandhi says BJP looting India, PM afraid of everything (11/06/2021 - Financial Express)
    Congress leaders today took out a protest march in Delhi against the rising fuel prices.
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  30. Futura Medical share price: a penny stock rising fast right now (25/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Penny stocks often experience a sharp rise. This is what has happened to Futura Medical (LSE:FUM) in the past week. In the past seven days, the Futura Medical share price has risen close to 200%. As a result, I wonder if Futura Medical is a penny stock worth considering for my portfolio. Is the share price going to continue to rise? Penny stocks often overlooked I believe penny stocks are often overlooked as risky investments. After all, they are priced low for a reason. However, I believe some penny stocks could lead to some excellent returns. The Futura Medical share price has risen sharply in the last week. Futura is a pharmaceutical research and development firm with a focus on topical formulations and transdermal delivery. In simpler terms, it is medication that is used by applying it to the skin. To date, its largest achievement is its proprietary DermaSys transdermal technology. As with many smaller firms, it relies on commercial partnerships. Futura Medical share price The past seven days have been a whirlwind for Futura. The reason behind it’s share price rise is been a breakthrough in an agreement between itself and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A clinical study into Futura’s erectile dysfunction treatment (known as MED3000) will now be conducted. This is a step closer to the treatment receiving regulatory approval in the US, which could be fruitful. The Futura Medical share price has also benefited from an approval by an EU body last week too. This could see MED3000 sold over the counter in the region. The good news linked to the EU approval is that fast-track reviews could occur in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. As I write this, shares in Futura are trading for over 50p per share. Last week, it was trading for just 18p per share. A year ago today, it was trading for less than 10p per share. I believe this goes to show how big this latest breakthrough is for Futura. Is Futura worth the risk? Futura has other products and technology too, which could boost future performance and share price. It is working on its own anti-inflammatory gel labelled TPR100, which is awaiting regulatory authorisation in the UK. It has also joined the cannabis-based medicines race that has recently attracted a lot of headlines and interest. Despite the recent breakthrough and optimism there are very real risks involved with Futura as a penny stock. The past two years have seen very little revenue reported. It is currently also loss-making, which is expected for smaller pharma firms at this stage in their journey. Although expected, I am not buoyed by this. I am not willing to risk my hard-earned cash on the Futura Medical share price just now. I will keep a keen eye on developments, however. Regulatory approvals and distribution could change things. There are plenty of penny stocks that are established and profit making which I much prefer. 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 Futura Medical shares are up 200% in a week! Here’s what I need to know What I’d do after the Futura Medical share price rose 65% today  Penny share in focus: why did the Futura Medical share price soar 125%+ today? 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 Futura Medical share price: a penny stock rising fast right now appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  31. The IAG share price has crashed 7% today! Here’s why (11/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Today has not been a good day for UK shareholders. As I write, the blue-chip FTSE 100 index stands at 6,956.94 points, down 166.74 points (2.3%) on Monday’s close. At its low today, the Footsie had slumped to 6,912.36. Obviously, some shares have done much worse than others in today’s stock sell-off. For example, the International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE: IAG) share price is among the index’s worst performers. The IAG share price slides 7% As I write, the IAG share price stands at 195.42p, down 14.43p (6.9%) on Monday’s close. At this time, every FTSE 100 stock is down, but IAG is among the top fallers. It stands at #2 in this losers’ list, with only engineering firm Renishaw (-7.1%) falling harder. What on earth has happened to make markets take fright and write down the IAG share price by nearly 7%? Like so many market scares in London, this one first took hold on the other side of the Atlantic. Yesterday, highly valued US tech stocks had a bad day, with the Nasdaq Composite index sliding 2.6%, one of its worst days since March. The US index is also having another down day, having dropped a further 1.5% as I write. Furthermore, it’s down 6% so far this month. But what’s this got to do with the IAG share price? Markets are worried about inflation The main reason for today’s price falls is the same as always: persistent selling pressure sent stocks southwards. And the shares that have flown highest in 2020/21 have tended to be those that fall hardest when investor optimism wanes. These include frothy US tech stocks, as well as the funds that invest in these firms. Some highly rated US stocks have fallen by 10% or more since last Friday. And given that the IAG share price reflects a market-sensitive and cyclical airlines business, it took a harder dive than most. That said, it’s clear that shareholders in both London and New York are starting to worry about the threat of higher inflation (rising consumer prices). If inflation remains elevated for an extended period, then this might force central banks to tighten monetary policy. For example, the US Federal Reserve might lower its monthly bond purchases from below their current $120bn level. Or central banks might raise interest rates, triggering higher bond yields and lower bond prices. This would make shares in go-go growth companies look relatively less attractive, hence impacting their share prices. And it’s these worries — higher inflation leading to higher interest rates — that have hit the IAG share price today. Would I buy IAG today? Almost a week ago (on 5 May), I said that I saw room for the IAG share price to go higher on good news. Back then, the shares were trading at 202p. Right now, they are 3.3% cheaper, making them slightly lower-priced. However, as a veteran value investor, I am wary of highly rated growth and recovery stocks. With IAG having a horror show of a 2020, this richly valued share could be vulnerable in future market corrections. Although IAG might be a great proxy share for a post-pandemic boom, I’m going to pass on it for now. I’d need to see hard evidence of a turnaround in the skies before I’d back this FTSE 100 firm today! FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Would I buy these 2 FTSE 100 reopening stocks now? Is the IAG share price still cheap enough to buy? The IAG share price soars 37% in 3 months. Can it go higher? Where will the IAG share price go next? The IAG share price is up 20% in 2021. Have I missed my chance? 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 IAG share price has crashed 7% today! Here’s why appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  32. 2 UK shares to buy for a Stocks and Shares ISA (24/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Stocks and Shares ISAs have significant tax benefits. Any income or capital gains earned on investments held inside one of these wrappers is tax-free. I think this makes them the perfect vehicle in which to own UK shares.  And with that in mind, here are two growth investments I’d buy for my ISA today.  Stocks and Shares ISA buy The first company on my list is Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods (LSE: PFD). Few UK shares can say they’ve surpassed all expectations over the past 12 months. But that’s just what Premier Foods has done. The company has reported a surge in demand for its products over the past year, producing exceptional profits and allowing management to tidy up the group’s balance sheet. As a result, after 13 years of rebuilding the business following the financial crisis, Premier Foods has now restarted dividends to investors. Alongside its results for the financial year ending 3 April, the company announced it would be paying a final dividend of 1p per share for the first time in 13 years. The report showed a 60% year-on-year increase in operating profit.  I think this could be the start of a growth spurt. As such, I’d buy the company for my Stocks and Shares ISA right now. But, of course, the business is exposed to the same risks that affect all UK shares. These include the potential for higher costs, which would reduce operating profit. In addition, an increase in interest rates may also increase the cost of the firm’s debt.  UK shares The other company I’d buy for my ISA is Mitie Group (LSE: MTO). This is another growth investment. According to the company’s latest trading update, revenues in its fiscal third quarter increased 6.7%. Meanwhile, the average daily net debt improved to a net cash position of £31m. For the same period last year, net debt was £313m. On top of these positive figures, the company has won over £770m of new contracts. Organic revenue for the three months ended 31 December 2020 was £573.9m. Based on these numbers, it looks to me as if Mitie is firing on all cylinders. And as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, I think the company’s outlook should continue to improve.  That’s why I’d buy this company for my Stocks and Shares ISA right now. I think it’s likely the business will achieve further growth in the months and quarters ahead.  Unfortunately, unlike many other UK shares, Mitie has relatively thin profit margins. The group’s operating profit margin was just 3% in its previous financial year. That doesn’t leave much room for error if costs increase. As such, this company may not be suitable for all investors as it may struggle in a harsh economic environment.  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 Premier Foods’ share price soars, announces first dividend for 13 years Are these 3 of the best UK penny stocks to buy right now? 3 FTSE 250 penny stocks to buy Rupert Hargreaves 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 UK shares to buy for a Stocks and Shares ISA appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  33. The Moderna share price has risen +400%: should I buy the stock now? (18/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Since the outbreak of the pandemic last March, Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) has risen around 430%, mainly due to the vaccine rollout. Although there was a spike after its initial vaccine announcement, the Moderna share price has been rather volatile since. With it currently sat at $160, here I am going to look at whether now I deem a good time to add Moderna to my portfolio. A solid 2021 The rest of 2021 looks set to mark a good period for Moderna. With Q1 revenues recently announced at $1.9bn, this is substantially more than the $571m revenue of Q4 last year. Moderna recently stated it intends to supply 800 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in 2021 and three billion in 2022 – a factor that is likely to continue to boost revenue. This places my confidence for the future Moderna share price in good stead, as the large demand is likely to continue. Moderna also recently announced it had signed advance purchase agreements for $19.2bn, all for Covid-19 vaccines, set to be delivered this year. Many analysts also seem to remain positive about the Moderna share price for the future, regardless of the intellectual property (IP) rights scare (explained below). Goldman Sachs raised its target price on the biotech stock to $228, up from $206. Barclays also raised its target to $194 from an original $178. Not all good news However, I cannot see the long term providing opportunities for a rise in the Moderna share price. Firstly, although the rest of 2021 and potentially 2022 provides optimism for Moderna, after this I can see the Covid-19 vaccine market falling off. I suspect by the end of 2022 that a large proportion of populations would have been vaccinated. As a result of this, I predict demand to drop – and therefore more than likely a fall in the Moderna share price. Another negative is the recent announcement by the Biden administration coming out in support for the suspension of Covid-19 vaccine IP rights. This could allow lesser-developed countries to create vaccines locally, potentially affecting the revenue of Moderna. Countries such as India, with its current huge infection problem, could opt for cheaper ways to inoculate its large population. Post-Covid-19 potential? Although many analysts remain positive about the future Moderna share price, I do not share the same levels of optimism. I see the IP rights narrative, supported by the World Trade Organization, potentially posing a real problem for Moderna should it go ahead. Prior to the pandemic, the Moderna share price hovered between $18-$25. With it currently sat well over $150, should the vaccine rollout come to an end within the next few years, what is to stop the share price from falling back down to these levels? From a short-term perspective, I see potential in the Moderna share price for the rest of 2021 and possibly 2022. However, I tend to view stocks with a long-term outlook. As such, I am opting against buying Moderna any time soon. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Will an activist investor boost the GlaxoSmithKline share price? As the UK reopens, is the Cineworld share price a bargain? The easyJet share price rise is falling back. Is this a chance to buy? The Centrica share price is rising. Should I buy today? The Vodafone share price is falling: should I buy today? The post The Moderna share price has risen +400%: should I buy the stock now? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  34. This is what I’m doing with the bargain BT share price today (16/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    If I’d bought BT (LSE:BT-A) shares five years ago, I’d currently be sitting on a 70% loss. The company has struggled with its large debt pile, its failure to modernise quickly enough and with underinvestment in many of its key areas. BT revenues has also been hit by the pandemic, especially due to many customer cancellations for BT Sport. But despite these issues, the BT share price does look cheap, and there is some renewed optimism for the future. As such, what am I doing about it? Trading update Although profits were 17% lower than 2019, there were some positives to take from the third-quarter trading update. For example, net debt fell by £940m to £17.3bn. Although this figure is far too high, it is still promising to see that the company is reducing its debt pile. This is because I cannot see a return to dividend payments or increased shareholder returns until this happens. The trading update also shed light on the modernisation programme within the company. This has included the sale of selected business units in Italy, the creation of a standalone procurement company and the creation of Digital (a unit focused on the development of innovative products), which will be effective from April 2021. All of these should help simplify the business and grow profits for the long-term. As such, I think there is scope for the BT share price to start clawing back previous losses. Potential risks A rise in the BT share price is far from guaranteed though. One issue facing the company right now is disruption, both within management and the workforce. Indeed, following the news of the upcoming departure of chairman Jan du Plessis, reports now indicate that the move came after a clash over the speed of change within the business. In order to make meaningful changes over the next few years, strong and decisive management is required. I’m not convinced about BT management right now. The workforce is also an issue. The Communication Workers Union opposes some changes being made at the company due to likely job losses. As such, the 45,000 staff members are scheduled to vote on whether to take industrial action. This would be a major blow for the company and disrupt the modernisation process. The BT share price could therefore suffer as a result of this potential disruption. Would I buy BT shares? There is no doubt that the BT share price looks cheap. It has a price-to-earnings ratio of around 6 and a price-to-book ratio of under 1. This indicates that the shares may be undervalued and could see large gains over the rest of 2021. But I’m not buying today. The company still has a number of hurdles to overcome, and while the modernisation process looks promising, I would like to see some evidence of its effect first. As such, I’m looking elsewhere for now and will re-evaluate the BT share price in a couple of months.  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 I’d avoid the BT share price and buy this FTSE 100 stock instead FTSE 100: this is what I’d do about the cheap BT share price today The BT share price is rising fast. Here is what I would do now FTSE 100 bargains: the best stocks to buy right now The BT share price: I think this is one of the best stocks in the FTSE 100 Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post This is what I’m doing with the bargain BT share price today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  35. Why I think the Argo Blockchain share price is up 17% today (21/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    When I saw Bitcoin miner Argo Blockchain’s share price increase today, I was in awe of investors in cryptocurrency and stocks related to it. Here’s why.  Volatile trends for the Argo Blockchain share price The Argo Blockchain share price is up 17% in today’s trading. That is a serious increase in a day. But for the likes of this Bitcoin miner, share price volatility is quite common.  Consider this.  In the last two weeks, the share has dropped 37%. In February, the share had risen by 198%. As someone with a preference for relatively predictable FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 stocks, this is a lot of stock price movement. I think it takes real nerves. Future unknown Even volatility would be acceptable for me, if only I could project what comes next. Unfortunately that is not the case here. The Argo Blockchain share is tied to Bitcoin prices. But we never know where they will go next.  Unlike other currencies, Bitcoin is not widely used. It does not have backing from authorities like all other currencies do. It is gaining legitimacy, but it is not driven by the fundamentals of a country or even its prospects.  Why the share is up today Argo Blockchain’s share price is partly linked to its own performance though. Its latest update was positive and pushed its share price up. But ever since, there has been little or no news flow on the stock (at least none that I can find) that would explain its share price movements.  Which brings me to why I think the Argo Blockchain share price is up today. It is partly the rising Bitcoin price and part speculative purchases of the stock.  Alternatives to the Argo Blockchain share If I were to buy the stock at all, the allocation would be a sliver of my total investment. Anything more than that would be playing around with financial security, I reckon.  Instead, I can invest in stocks that, like Argo Blockchain, can grow significantly but are still at a relatively nascent stage. Small pharmaceutical stocks that are developing products that are yet to hit the markets, like Futura Medical, are one example.  We do not know how well its treatments will be received yet, but we can make an educated guess. That is not entirely possible for Bitcoin-related stocks, because the market itself is limited and may not even exist tomorrow.  Even cannabis stocks like Cellular Goods are a better investment to consider, in my view. Even though there are no numbers available on the just-listed company, and even though the UK’s cannabis wellness market is unexplored, we still have something to work with.  The market has seen some development in North America, that can give some indication of the potential for the UK. Further, we know that the regulatory environment for cannabis is improving for now, which is helpful in making projections. I see no signs of that for Bitcoin.   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 Will the Argo Blockchain share price triple again in 2021? Argo Blockchain’s share price has crashed. Should I buy the stock now? Should I buy Argo Blockchain shares at the current price? Why is the Argo Blockchain (ARB) share price crashing? Why is the Argo Blockchain share price falling as cryptocurrency moves higher? 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 Why I think the Argo Blockchain share price is up 17% today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  36. Options: ELI5 (correct my understanding) (13/03/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    Hi everyone, I am investing for almost 2years now, but so far I always bought shares, expecting the price to go up before I sell. I am interested in knowing/understanding more, therefore I started a few months ago watching some videos and reading some books... There's something I am not sure to fully understand about options and the more I read about it, the more I get confused... so, please bear with me, and note that I don't ask for financial advice here but just for a better knowledge of the theory ;) That said, let's take an example: AAPL which is at $121.07 right now, all the following being purely hypothetic... Let's say that I strongly believe the price will go up. I would then buy an option of CALL for a price of $140 in one month from now. I would then have an immediate cost and for one month from now, I can buy - whenever I want - 100 shares at $140 - whatever the price becomes. Am I right so far? In one month from now, I should decide whether I exercise my option; worst case scenario the price didn't go up as expected and I could decide not to buy my option of 100 shares. In the best-case scenario, the price went up and I buy my shares for a single price per share of $140, making de facto an immediate benefit. Am I still right so far? My "grey area" are the following: It means that I will have to pay at this moment $140*100 = $14,000. right? in total it would then cost me $14,000 + the initial fees. Right? If the price went down, I sill could decide - how stupid it would be - to buy my 100 shares for this price (and therefore, making an immediate loss). Right? Is it possible to buy right now a CALL option based on today's price? I would then pay my fees today, and in one month from now, I would have the opportunity to buy 100 shares for $12,170... Why do I have to "bet" on a higher price, and is there a minimum price per share (e.g. a certain percentage of difference with the current value)? If the previous response is "Yes", then what would be the difference (except the fees) between buying 100 shares now or an option for later? The option looks safer since I could decide not to buy it, right? How the fees are calculated? Simply on the lifetime-duration of my option? (the more I foresee in the future, the less the fees are) or is this another calculation? Thank you for your explanation ;)   submitted by   /u/-watopa- [link]   [comments]
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  37. Why are there different gains for s&p 500 ETF’s ? (04/04/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    hi, sorry if this is a stupid question, i’ve been trying to wrap my head around this and it doesn’t make any sense to me. so different ETF’s follow the s&p 500 and i don’t understand why there are different returns. i will use an aproximate example where you would invest 10000$. this is for the European market ETF : VUSA - 10000 / 55 (price per share in Jan 2020) = 181.8 shares. Today VUSA is at 65$, so that means a 10 increase. 181.8*10 = 1811 profit for 2020 CSPX - 10000 / 322 (price per share in Jan 2020) = 31 shares. Today CSPX is 405 so that means a 83 increase. 31*83 = 2573 profit for 2020 Unless i’m terrible at math, can someone explain why using the same money to invest, tracking the same fund, CSPX had more returns ?   submitted by   /u/Vicious00 [link]   [comments]
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  38. Petrol and diesel price today 25 May 2021: Rates hiked 13th time this month; check price in Delhi, Mumbai here (25/05/2021 - Financial Express)
    Petrol and Diesel Price Today in India: Petrol and diesel price today on May 25 was increased, making it the 13th increase this month. The petrol price in Mumbai is just shy of Rs 100 mark.
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  39. The Lloyds share price still looks cheap to me! I’d buy it today in an ISA (26/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Trading at just over 40p, the Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) share price still looks like a bargain to me. I say ‘still’ because the FTSE 100 bank has been on a rip-roaring run lately, rising 70% in the last six months. Despite this, I continue to see a great buying opportunity here. The Lloyds share price has taken such a beating over the last decade that it remains inexpensive, despite its rapid growth surge in recent months. That’s why I’d buy it in a Stocks and Shares ISA today. Measured over five years, the stock is down 40%. It actually trades a third lower than 10 years ago, when the Lloyds share price topped 60p. The trauma of the financial crisis has cast a long shadow, and the pandemic has made matters worse. Top FTSE 100 recovery stock Lately, investors have been looking to the post-Covid future, with growing optimism. The big banks were hit hard by last year’s lockdowns, as economic activity stalled. The financial sector was one of the the FTSE 100′s worst performers, along with oil stocks. I think that makes it a tempting way to play the recovery, once vaccines do their work. The big banks have made massive provisions for debt impairments. Thanks to government support, such as furlough and other measures including payment holidays, customers may not be as hard-hit as the banks originally anticipated. If the economy bounces back strongly, the Lloyds balance sheet and share price could look a lot healthier. Lloyds trades at a bargain 10.2 times forward earnings. Its price-to-book value of 0.6 is also tempting, well below the 1.0 generally considered fair value. The Lloyds share price looks good value I think this is a good time to buy stocks that will pay attractive dividends. Lloyds cut shareholder payouts last year, but restored them in February. Brokers now forecast a yield of 3.9%. Better still, that’s covered 2.5 times by earnings. In the longer run, I’d anticipate income of 5-6% a year. Many analysts have warned that inflation could sweep the world, once people are released from lockdowns and start spending their pent-up savings. Bond yields are rising in anticipation, and that’s good news for the banks. It should help them increase their net interest margins, the difference between what they pay depositors and charge borrowers. Again, this would spell good news for the Lloyds share price. There are risks, inevitably. First, my rosy economic scenario may not come to pass, due to vaccine problems or mutant Covid strains. After years of retrenchment, Lloyds is now a shrunken entity focused on the UK, leaving it exposed to domestic troubles. As the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, it could suffer if the current housing boom goes into reverse. The share price has disappointed for years. That wouldn’t stop me from adding Lloyds to my ISA portfolio at today’s low share price. It remains a top income stock, and I’d aim to hold for the long term. To retirement and beyond. I would also check out this. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading The Lloyds share price is rising: should I buy now? Why I’d ignore the Lloyds share price and buy this cheap UK share right now Will the Lloyds share price recover in 2021? The Lloyds share price: what have I learned from it? Lloyds share price forecast: is 50p obtainable this year? Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The Lloyds share price still looks cheap to me! I’d buy it today in an ISA appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  40. The Next share price is rising. Should I buy? (07/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Next (LSE: NXT) share price just keeps on rising. Since the beginning of the year, the stock is up 20%. And over the last 12 months, it has increased by approximately 70%. I’ve covered the FTSE 100 company several times and have been bullish for some time. Even though the Next share price is trading close to all-time highs, I’d still buy the stock in my portfolio today. I reckon the retailer has a strong brand and a diversified product offering. It has a growing online presence, which has served it well during the coronavirus crisis. Next released a trading statement yesterday, which I think is worth exploring further. Headlines First quarter revenue for 2021 was down 1.5% on two years ago. I think it’s worth adding here that Next has specifically used sale comparisons relative to 2019/2020 rather than the last financial year (2020/2021). This means that it’s comparing the current performance with pre-coronavirus numbers. I’m impressed by this. Although sales were down slightly, it highlights to me that trading in the first three months of the year is predominately on par with a period before Covid-19. In fact, the retailer assumed that “Q1 would be down -10%”. So it has surpassed its own guidance and Next even mentions in the trading statement that it has “beaten this Q1 forecast by £75m”. Sweet profits But I think what is fantastic news is how the company has upped its profit guidance despite the current climate. This has boosted the Next share price and I reckon it could go higher. It’s pleasing to see that the retailer has increased its “central guidance for full year profit before tax by £20m to £720m”. But I’m not surprised that the beat has come due to strong online sales. In particular from third-party brands through LABEL as well as home and childrenswear. Overseas sales seems to be making up for revenue lost in its shops. Will it continue? The question I now ask myself is will this stellar performance continue? Well, according to the retailer, it expects sales to settle back to its guidance levels within the next few weeks. Next is maintaining it forecast for full price sales for the rest of the year to be up 3% versus 2019. In particular, within this guidance it has “maintained the assumption that Retail will be down -20% and Online will be up +24%”. Risks The Next share price is expensive and is currently trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 37 times. Some investors may be uncomfortable buying a stock at this valuation. It also did not mention anything about dividends in the trading update. It’s worth noting that the retailer had previously indicated that it did not expect to resume any income payments or share buybacks until it has visibility on sales from its stores. I guess I’ll have to wait and see. The company will be releasing a second quarter statement on 4 August. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner. But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared. What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations. And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! More reading I was right about the Next share price! Here’s what I’d do now ISA investing: this is what I’m doing about the Next share price right now! 2 of the best UK shares to buy for a reopening economy 2 FTSE 100 reopening stocks to buy today The Next share price is rising. But I have one worry Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. 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 Next share price is rising. Should I buy? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  41. The Lloyds Bank share price has touched 50p. Here’s what I’d do now (02/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    A little over a month ago, I was confident that Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) was on its way back up. In today’s trading, the Lloyds Bank share price reached 50p, the level I had predicted.  Why I expected the Lloyds Bank share price to rise My argument was based on the momentum recently seen in its share price. A positive earnings report, improving economy, and its own bullishness were the reasons I expected to see these gains.  Specifically, I had said that this was possible in a matter of months, if not less. It has taken just a month and a few days. In fact, it was so increasingly evident to me that it would cross 50p soon, that by mid-May I had said that it could now head to the 60p mark.  The next important question These short-term price targets are helpful to me as an investor to understand the share better. At the same time, we at the Motley Fool are interested in a long-term answer.  The question to which is: Can the Lloyds share price continue to generate capital gains for me over time? I think it is important to ask this question right now more than at any other time I have tracked the stock. This is because until last year, Lloyds paid a hefty dividend. This meant it was a somewhat attractive stock despite its weak share price trend.  But last year, the Bank of England asked banks to first stop paying dividends and then allowed them only cautiously. As a result, the Lloyds dividend yield is low. So if its share price does not continue to rise, I just do not see any reason to buy the share.  There is much hope I am hopeful though. The regulator hopes that the “guardrails” as they are called, will be there for only some time. Lloyds’ and other banks’ latest healthy results only encourage this idea further. As do the BoE’s optimistic projections for economic growth. This means that not only can it start paying dividends, its share price can continue rising too.  But also a catch But here is a catch. House prices are still elevated, but BoE’s numbers from earlier today show a sharp fall in home loans in April compared to the month before.  Lloyds is the country’s biggest lender in the category, so I would watch this trend going forward. This is important because the stamp duty holiday gave a big push to the housing market in an otherwise poor year. And it will start getting withdrawn from the end of June.  My takeaway for the Lloyds Bank share price I think the next update from Lloyds is an important one. It will give a real insight into the bank’s performance after the economic wheels start turning again. It might also give guidance to help in making an assessment of its future.  As I said in my last article on the bank, I will wait for another update before making a call on the Lloyds share price.  “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 Where will the Lloyds share price go in June? The Lloyds share price is still rising: here’s why I’d buy now I was right about the Lloyds share price. Here’s my outlook now The Lloyds share price is soaring. What should I do now? The Lloyds share price has doubled since September. Can it keep going? Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The Lloyds Bank share price has touched 50p. Here’s what I’d do now appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  42. Buy the dip? This is my view on the IAG share price today (24/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    After a few months of optimism, worries of a European third Covid wave have once again put into doubt the recovery potential of airline stocks. Indeed, the IAG (LSE: IAG) share price has fallen around 14% over the past week due to such fears. But with the government aiming to restart non-essential travel on May 17, IAG shares may represent good value, especially following its recent dip. As such, is this a stock I’m willing to buy or do I think there’s too much risk? A potential UK third wave? Unlike the UK, the vaccination programme within the EU has been slow. The result of this has been rising cases within many of the member states. For example, in France, scientists believe that there could be up to 2,000 new cases of the South African variant, and this has prompted the country to implement a new partial lockdown. Boris Johnson has also admitted that the UK is likely to be affected by the rising cases within the EU. Such news is incredibly bad for airlines such as IAG. Indeed, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has already admitted that there’s no guarantee foreign leisure travel will be allowed from May 17. This will potentially hamper rebounding bookings and flights may have to be cancelled once again. As such, I think that this worrying news will continue to place a strain on the IAG share price. Is there any hope? Right now, IAG is highly dependent on implementation of the UK’s roadmap back to normality. In certain respects, it looks very promising. Cases in the UK are currently low and Matt Hancock recently stated that the UK is ahead of roadmap dates.  As mentioned before though, there are risks of a third wave. Although the IAG share price may seem cheap, it’s important to consider this risk.   Aside from a potential return to normality this summer, the prospects for IAG are mainly negative. This is mainly due to the uncertainty that remains over its return to business. In its recent trading update, the company was unwilling to provide any profit guidance for 2021 due to such uncertainty. The full-year trading update also revealed an operating loss of around €7.5bn, and a 29% increase in net debt to nearly €10bn. Unless normality can return this summer, I’m worried about the long-term future of IAG.  Am I buying IAG shares? The quick answer to this question is no! The IAG share price has been boosted over the past few months by vaccine optimism, but considering the circumstances, I now believe it’s overpriced. More Covid news may therefore continue to spook investors, and lead to more selling. Although the UK roadmap is positive, it doesn’t compel me to buy. Of course, normality could return this summer, and given the uncertainty out there, that’s perhaps as likely as the gloomier scenario. In that case, the IAG share price looks very cheap. But this isn’t guaranteed. As such, I’m not willing to take this risk and will look elsewhere for bargains. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading FTSE 100: this is what I’d do about the IAG share price today! If I’d bought IAG shares a decade ago, here’s how much I’d be in profit The IAG share price has jumped: is it too late for me to buy? The IAG share price: should I buy this stock now? IAG’s share price is rising. Should I buy the stock now? Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Buy the dip? This is my view on the IAG share price today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  43. Bearish takes on GME? (10/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Mods forgive me, I understand there is a Meme stock megathread, and if this violates rules, I understand. I just wanted to try and make a post anyway. I'm looking to create a collection of bearish or just neutral/non-bullish takes on GME. I understood the squeeze last time, but I do not know why it is going up this time. Is it actually rising because of news? The underlying financial fundamentals of this company suggest an optimistic $20 share price, and yet it is teasing $300 at time of writing this, moreover, it's been trading at over $100 a share since Feb 24th. Last time, it was a short/gamma squeeze that took place over a roughly 3 day period. We are now 2 weeks into this current situation. So, we have two fundamental questions, WHY is it trading at this price, and WHEN will it begin trading at its rational price of sub-20? Also, looking to collect DD found on other subs if possible.   submitted by   /u/Ch_IV_TheGoodYears [link]   [comments]
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  44. Petrol and diesel price today 3 June 2021: No increase in rates today; check price in Delhi, Mumbai here (03/06/2021 - Financial Express)
    Petrol and Diesel Price Today in India: Petrol and Diesel rate on June 3 were the same as yesterday. Petrol price in Mumbai and Pune as crossed the Rs 100 mark.
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  45. Property prices are soaring! Should I buy top UK property stocks now? (07/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The latest Halifax house price index for May was released today. It showed a rise of 9.5% over the past year. This pushed the average house price to a new record high of over £261k. Given the boom in the property market in that year, I’d like to get exposure to it. Obviously I could buy a house, but as a stock investor, I can actually get exposure via the top UK property stocks.  Ways I can get involved Some think that all the top UK property stocks fall into the category of being Real Estate Investment Trusts (or REITs). This isn’t strictly true. I can get exposure to the property market in several different ways. First, I could look to buy homebuilders. For example, Barratt Developments is one of the largest UK homebuilders at the moment. Rising property prices help support the share price as finished projects are worth more. Given that the company is constantly taking on new housing projects via its forward order book, the tick higher in prices will naturally feed in over time. In fact, I think this rise over the past year is one reason why the Barratt share price is up 42% over the past year. Second, I could look to invest in a top property stock like Rightmove. The company doesn’t own any property, but is the marketplace where buyers and sellers meet for real estate. In this way, higher prices should signal higher activity. More activity helps Rightmove make more money from the traffic on the website, along with more listings. The correlation to rising property prices might not be as strong here as with other examples, but this could be ok if I feel I’ve got some property exposure elsewhere. Finally, I come back to REITs. These are companies that specifically own real estate, usually commercial plots. An example here is British Land. The rent received is paid out to shareholders. Some 90% of income needs to be paid out to get the REIT classification. Higher prices should boost the value of the overall portfolio being managed. However, as commercial property prices don’t always track residential prices, this might not be the best way for me to invest. I’d need to check how much of the portfolio is invested in residential housing first. Should I buy the top UK property stocks? In my opinion, house prices can continue to rally. So the question is how much exposure do I want to get?  Personally, if I’m very bullish then I should buy homebuilder stocks. I think higher property prices will continue to support higher project revenue and a higher share price. I could invest in a REIT, but often most of the portfolio is focused generating income from commercial property, which has been challenged of late. As a result, I wouldn’t invest in it to get exposure to rising residential housing prices. As for Rightmove, I’m positive on the stock anyway, so would be happy to buy it for reasons other than just rising prices.  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 Where will the Shell (RDSB) share price go in June? The 2 best dividend stocks paying 7% today 2 hot UK mining stocks to buy today Who are the world’s most influential cryptocurrency influencers? This is why the IWG share price has tanked 10% today! jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co 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. The post Property prices are soaring! Should I buy top UK property stocks now? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  46. Any stocks today with Amazon return potential over the next 20 years? (28/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    A recent article on Investopedia said that if you purchased $10,000 in Amazon stock at it's IPO ($18 per share), it'd be valued at over $12MM today. Are there any stocks under $20 a share today that have that potential?   submitted by   /u/AllNightPony [link]   [comments]
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  47. Buying the Lloyds Bank share? Here are 3 metrics I’d consider first (30/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) share price has had a good run in the last six months. Vaccine development and the stock market rally, being allowed to pay dividends again, and an improved economic outlook have given momentum to the stock.  So should I buy it now? I’d consider the following three metrics first before making the call: #1. Share price change In the past half-year, the Lloyds Bank share price has risen more than 60%. This is strong growth, but the question I would ask here is – how does it compare to its peers’ performance?  Of the other FTSE 100 banking entities – Barclays, HSBC, Standard Chartered and NatWest – I compared it to the first two. Standard Chartered has not seen any appreciable share price increase in the past year and Natwest is loss-making right now, so they were not similarly comparable. The Lloyds Bank share price has indeed risen faster than HSBC, which has grown 42%. But it is still far lower than Barclays’ 90% share price growth.  #2. Dividend yield What the Lloyds Bank share lacks for in terms of price increase, however, it can make up for in dividend yield.  Here too, the Lloyds Bank share sits somewhere in the middle. It has a dividend yield of 1.5%, compared to Barclays’ smaller yield of 0.5% and HSBC’s higher yield of 2.5%.  Considering both share price increase and dividend yield in mind, the Lloyds Bank share is not unattractive. But I would bear two more points in mind here: There are FTSE 100 growth stocks with higher dividend yields around (like, Rio Tinto). I would look at these too, rather than restrict myself to banks. Banks’ dividends are capped for now by guardrails set out by the Bank of England. This is a temporary measure, but it does mean that banks’ yields are likely to be less competitive than other stocks for the time being.  #3. Earnings per share To assess if it can pay a higher dividend, I look at the earnings per share (EPS) number as well. A higher EPS indicates that the bank can continue to pay dividends and possibly even increase them.  The Lloyds Bank share is in a weak place on this measure. Its EPS, at 1.2p, is way lower than that for both Barclays and HSBC at 8.6p and 19p respectively. While I would keep this in mind, given that 2020 was a bad year I would take it with a pinch of salt for now. The verdict for the Lloyds Bank share On the whole, based on these three metrics, the Lloyds Bank share does have merit. Right now, it is a growing stock that pays a dividend. Its dividend yield, however is low and going by its current EPS numbers, it does not look likely that this FTSE 100 stock will become a huge income generator anytime soon. At the same time, I think things can improve for the Lloyds Bank share as the economy reopens and rebounds, and banks’ business takes off. It is on my investing radar.  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 Lloyds share price is up 76% in six months. Am I too late to buy? UK shares to buy now: 3 I think can double my money in 3 years The Lloyds share price still looks cheap to me! I’d buy it today in an ISA The Lloyds share price is rising: should I buy now? Why I’d ignore the Lloyds share price and buy this cheap UK share right now Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group, and Standard Chartered. 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 Buying the Lloyds Bank share? Here are 3 metrics I’d consider first appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  48. IAG share price: 3 reasons it is the biggest FTSE 100 gainer today (26/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    International Airlines Group (LSE: IAG) has seen a bigger share price gain today than any other FTSE 100 share today. This is despite an expectedly poor full-year result for 2020.  IAG’s dismal results IAG’s revenues are down almost 70%. It has also run up an €7.4bn loss, compared to an €2.6bn profit last year.  As per a Financial Times report, this is one of the largest losses racked up by a British company. It adds that FTSE 100 oil biggies BP and Royal Dutch Shell are the only ones to have lost more.  IAG has not given guidance for 2021 either, because of “the uncertainty on the impact and duration of COVID-19”. Yet, the IAG share price is up 4% as I write.  I think there are three reasons for this.  #1. Putting the pandemic behind With vaccinations underway globally, the pandemic can recede at speed now. Travel bans are being lifted. easyJet reported a jump in holiday bookings earlier this week after the phased end to the lockdown was announced. Its share price rose after that.  It is no wonder that the IAG share price is rising too. A spurt in travel demand will have a positive impact across the travel and hospitality sector. IAG, the owner of British Airways, is no exception. #2. Economic outlook is strong And it is not just pent-up holiday demand that is due to make a comeback, I reckon business demand will be back on its feet too.  While some business travel may have been lost forever to the convenience of video conferencing, not everyone agrees that working from home is a long-term solution.  Further, economic growth is expected to bounce back. In the last quarter of 2020, the US economy grew by 4.1% as per latest revised numbers. A growing economy means more likelihood of travel.  And if companies would like to go back to the old-normal, there is also hope of going back to growing air travel demand.  #3. IAG share price is still muted The IAG share price is also still just a fraction of what it was pre-market crash. I doubt if it will go back to those levels in a hurry, but going by its improving prospects, I think investors can find it more attractive in the near future.   Risks to the IAG share price The stock is not without its risks, though. We will be significantly into 2021 by the time a critical number of people have been vaccinated, making travel safe. This means that we should not have high expectations for IAG this year.  Further, it is widely expected that air travel will take at least another couple of years to get back to 2019 levels. And if the economic predictions do not play out as anticipated, I think it could be even longer.  On balance though, at present the odds are tipped in favour of the IAG share price, I think. I’d consider buying it. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading This is why FTSE 100 stock IAG’s share price is flying right now Can the IAG share price take off after a record €7bn loss? My best airline shares to buy Could the IAG share price take off in 2021? The IAG share price is beating the FTSE 100 in February: here’s what I’d do Manika Premsingh owns shares of BP, easyJet, and Royal Dutch Shell B. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post IAG share price: 3 reasons it is the biggest FTSE 100 gainer today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  49. Market LIVE: Sensex, Nifty may open in red; RBI surplus transfer to aid govt tide over revenue losses (24/05/2021 - Financial Express)
    Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic equity markets, after rising 2 per cent in the previous session trading session, are now looking to open in red on Monday
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