Month: July 2021

NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgHF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileHF Group Limited formerly (Housing Finance Limited) is a financial services group with interests in mortgage lending, corporate and retail banking, property development and a bancassurance business. Its product and service offering ranges from transactional banking products to financial services for micro-enterprises, group banking, agricultural and small-to-medium enterprises. HF Group offers asset finance services, micro-credit loans and loans for anything from solar water heating systems to mortgage finance. The company also has interests in developing and selling residential houses and offers insurance agency services. Formerly known as HF Group Limited, the company changed its name to HF Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. HF Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgCement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgQuality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileQuality Beverages Limited bottles and distributes soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The company manufactures and distributes Pepsico brands for the Mauritian territory and operates as a subsidiary of Currimjee Jeewanjee and Co. Limited. Quality Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

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Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporation is a financial services institution offering retail, wholesale, investment and transactional banking services to government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, small- to medium-size enterprises, micro businesses and individuals in Africa and internationally. The banking group operates in the domestic, corporate and investment banking segments. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated offers a full-service product offering which ranges from current and savings accounts to business accounts and term deposits. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated also provides services for institutional banking; ranging from treasury and investment banking to commodity/trade finance, debt issuance and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated lending. The financial institution operates a network of approximately 1 200 branches and offices in the major towns and cities of Ghana. Its head office is in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporation is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited is a reinsurance company underwriting various classes of reinsurance for companies in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The company covers reinsurance for the short-term and long-term business sectors. Its short-term business division offers motor, marine, aviation, fire and accident reinsurance products. Its long-term business division offers individual and group life reinsurance products. Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited also has interests in property acquisition and management; including office buildings for rent and the development of office properties and housing projects. The company was founded in 1970 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgDar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) is a stock exchange in Tanzania where stock brokers and traders can buy and sell securities such as shares of stock and bonds and other financial instruments. It was incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee in 1996 and started operating in 1998. It is a member of the African Stock Exchanges Association with 24 listed companies, 10 licensed brokers and 3 custodian banks. The DSE launched a second-tier market in 2013, the Enterprise Growth Market (EGM), with lower listing requirements; designed to attract small and medium companies with high growth potential. In 2015, the DSE changed its registration status from being limited by guarantee to being limited by shares. It is the third Exchange in Africa to demutualise after the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The DSE operates in close association with the Nairobi Securities Exchange in Kenya and the Uganda Securities Exchange in Uganda. Plans are underway to integrate the three to form a single East African bourse. DSE is based in Dar es Salaam which is the commercial capital and largest city in Tanzania.last_img read more

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Kenya Orchards Limited (ORCH.ke) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Orchards Plc manufactures and sells fruit and vegetable bottled and canned products for domestic consumption in Kenya. The company also produces a range of spices and seasoning. Products in its bottled range include fruit jams, tomato paste, tomato sauce, maple syrup, mayonnaise, custard powder, white vinegar used as a meat tenderizer and corn starch. Products in its canned range include baked beans, matoke and mushrooms. Kenya Orchards Plc head office and main operation is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Orchards Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgComputer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileComputer Warehouse Group Plc is an information and communication technology company in Nigeria offering integrated ICT solutions to commercial enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The company operates through three divisions: CWL Systems, DCC Networks and Expert Edge Software. Cloud Services include OpenMall, a platform that aggregates all the stores hosted on an e-commerce platform; and SMERP, an Enterprise Resource Planning platform built to enable small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently. Software services includes software development and deployment, systems integration, software implementation, software support services and software enhancement and customization. Managed services simplify the management of a customer’s computing environment and optimises operations, reduces IT pressure and helps control costs while improving service levels. IT Infrastructure services is the flagship division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc, providing infrastructure and expertise in the supply, installation, integration and support of IT hardware for middleware systems, ATMs and servers and storage platforms. CWG Training offers training support for hardware and software installations. Computer Warehouse Group Plc has partnered with global IT companies the likes of Oracle, Infosys, Wincor, IBM and VMWare. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Computer Warehouse Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgKenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSeed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSeed Co International Limited is one of the leading certified seed companies authorized to market seed varieties developed by itself, government and other associated seed breeders in its markets. From years of intensive investment in R&D, the Company is involved in the breeding, multiplication and distribution of mainly hybrid seed varieties. Seed Co International Limited is primarily listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2020 Presentation

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation For more information about Zenith Bank PLC reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Zenith Bank PLC company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$442.03M (NGN169.7B). An average of US$36.84M (NGN14.14B) per month.Zenith Bank PLC Presentation DocumentCompany ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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ISA investors! Is this FTSE 100 dividend stock the hottest bet for 2020?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. ISA investors! Is this FTSE 100 dividend stock the hottest bet for 2020? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. If the past week’s events have taught us anything, it’s that a week is an eternity in financial markets.Gold surged to new seven-year highs in mid-week trading as tensions between the US and Iran intensified. But with the icy rhetoric between the sides moderating and no fresh military conflict unfolding, safe-haven bullion has retraced about 40 bucks, to around $1,550 per ounce. Equity markets have risen as risk appetite returned.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It’d be a mistake to believe that gold has shot its bolt, though. Aside from the possibility that hostilities between Washington and Tehran could flare again at any moment, there’s a galaxy of other macroeconomic and geopolitical factors that could send yellow metal values surging again.Gold ETFs rise againThe latest data on gold buying from the World Gold Council (WGC) illustrates my point perfectly. Even before the assassination of general Qassem Suleimani by US forces last Friday, investors were rotating into gold in anticipation of shocks to the global economy.In what proved a stressful year for investors, total holdings in gold-backed ETFs grew by 400 tonnes annually in 2019, the WGC says. Collective holdings hit all-time highs of 2,900 tonnes in the fourth quarter.And in a sign of positioning for the new year, net inflows rebounded in December following outflows in the previous month. These clocked in at 13.8m tonnes and had a value of $486m.More central bank cuts?We might be at the beginning of a new year but it looks as if the same factors that drove bullion demand in 2019 will support buyer interest throughout 2020, too. Along with concerns over a prolonged and difficult Brexit process, US-led trade wars, the US impeachment proceedings and upcoming presidential election, economic data from China and Europe threatens to keep nerves jangling.The threat of rising global inflation and subsequent fears over the value of paper currencies is likely to support demand for ‘hard’ currencies like gold too, as major central banks continue on their paths of doveish monetary policy. Indeed, the Bank of England has already raised expectations of additional policy loosening in 2020. Outgoing bank chief Mark Carney commented this week that a “relatively prompt response” could be in order should the UK economy continue to splutter.One of the bestIn the current climate, then, it would appear as if joining the herd and buying into a gold-backed ETF would be a sound idea right now. Personally speaking, though, I would rather purchase shares in one of London’s quoted gold producers, a strategy that allows investors to ride gold price strength while receiving the extra boost of dividend income.Take Polymetal International as an example. The FTSE 100 share soared 46% in value in 2019, outstripping the 12% enjoyed by the broader index, as gold values increased and production levels impressed. And Polymetal is in a strong position to boom again in 2020, a year for which it also offers up a chunky 4.8% dividend yield. City analysts certainly think so and they’re tipping a 32% profits rise.The last year has shown us that having exposure to gold is always a good idea for the modern share investor. I reckon Polymetal is one of the best ways to achieve that. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Royston Wild | Saturday, 11th January, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Why I’d keep investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA after the FTSE 100’s market crash

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Why I’d keep investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA after the FTSE 100’s market crash The recent fall in the FTSE 100 may cause some investors to question whether they should go ahead with their Stocks and Shares ISA investments. They may be of the view that things could get worse for the stock market in the near term, and a cautious attitude is the best approach.Of course, further losses could be ahead and investing today may lead to paper losses for investors. However, the recovery potential of the FTSE 100, its low valuation and the long-term growth prospects for the world economy mean that now could be a logical time to invest in a diverse range of companies.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Low valuationsInvestors who are seeking to buy stocks when they are low may find that the FTSE 100 has greater appeal now than it did prior to its recent decline. The index itself has a dividend yield of around 5%, which is among its highest-ever levels and suggests that it offers a wide margin of safety.Clearly, there is scope for valuations to move even lower in the near term. However, for valuations to stand at attractive levels there usually must be an unclear outlook. For example, during the global financial crisis there were fears that the world economy would experience a prolonged depression. Similarly, other crises such as the 1987 crash and the tech bubble included periods when it seemed that the world economy would take many, many years to recover.However, the FTSE 100 and the world economy subsequently recovered from those challenging periods to post strong growth. Investors who bought when the outlook seemed at its most challenging are likely to have benefited from their actions. This could mean that low valuations today are a reason to buy and hold for the long term.Growth opportunitiesWhile the near-term growth prospects for the world economy are very challenging, over the long run, the prospects for major economies such as the US, China and India continue to be upbeat. They have strong fundamentals, while recent interest rate cuts in the US and other nations could lead to greater support for the macroeconomic outlook.Therefore, buying high-quality stocks with strong balance sheets, solid cash flow and that have exposure to fast-growing markets could lead to impressive returns in the long run. Their growth rates may be weaker over the coming quarters than those that were expected by investors earlier in the year prior to the spread of coronavirus, but their valuations appear to adequately factor this in across many of the FTSE 100’s members.Buying those companies today in a Stocks and Shares ISA may not produce high returns in the short run. But it could lead to an impressive total return in the coming years that improves your financial outlook. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Peter Stephens 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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£5k to invest in an ISA? 3 dirt-cheap dividend stocks I’d buy to get rich and retire early

first_img 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. See all posts by Royston Wild £5k to invest in an ISA? 3 dirt-cheap dividend stocks I’d buy to get rich and retire early Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Monday, 22nd June, 2020 What’s the best strategy for ISA investors today? Hunker down and wait for markets to settle before buying more shares? Or take a bolder approach and continue boosting the size of your portfolio?It’s a no brainer in my opinion. Firstly, volatility on stock markets is nothing new. And it hasn’t stopped tonnes of ISA investors making a fortune in years gone by. Secondly, ongoing attacks on the State Pension mean that individuals can’t afford NOT to stop investing to safeguard their financial future. And thirdly, there are far too many great shares trading at rock-bottom prices to pass over.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With this in mind, I’d like to discuss some brilliant cut-price shares I think ISA investors need to consider carefully.Banking beautyBank of Georgia’s recent share price descent leaves it trading on a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 6 times and boasting a fatty 3.2% dividend yield. Sure, banks like this might be some of the most cyclical out there. But Bank of Georgia’s low earnings multiple doesn’t reflect the rising economic might of the Eurasian nation and this stock’s exceptional long-term profits outlook.Let’s not forget the bank’s considerable cash reserves that should help it ride out the current crisis too. The National Bank of Georgia recently commented that its capital ratios are “sufficiently in excess” of the country’s minimum capital requirements.Good as goldBuying Centamin shares in an ISA remains a terrific idea in my opinion, too. Demand for precious metals remains strong and as a consequence gold is rising again. It’s now at multi-week peaks around $1,750 per ounce and moving back towards recent seven-year highs.Don’t think that gold’s year-long bull run will run out of steam any time soon, either. The economic and political results of Covid-19 will likely keep safe-haven metals like this well bought through the new decade. The same can be said for central banks money printing, which is undermining the value of paper currencies, too.All looks good for mining giant Centamin on the profits front, then. Yet it trades on an undemanding prospective P/E ratio of 13 times. Add a bulky 5%-plus dividend yield into the equation too and I reckon this is one more brilliant ISA buy.Build big ISA profitsIt’s still a good idea for ISA investors to buy shares in Britain’s homebuilders as well. The Covid-19 crisis may create significant economic waves that affect house sales in the short term. But these shares stand to benefit from the country’s bad build rates and the subsequent impact on home prices for years to come. The mass downing of tools under recent lockdown restrictions has worsened the imbalance too. Some estimate that it may take a full year for construction activity to return to its pre-crisis level.It’s a phenomenon that makes Springfield Properties a terrific buy today. At current prices the Scottish construction ace sports an ultra-low forward P/E ratio of 6 times and a bulky corresponding dividend yield north of 6%, too. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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.last_img read more

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Going for growth? I think these are the best UK shares to buy now if you want to make a million

first_img Matthew Dumigan | Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Matthew Dumigan “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group, dotDigital Group, Homeserve, Moneysupermarket.com, 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Going for growth? I think these are the best UK shares to buy now if you want to make a millioncenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Growth investing is a strategy primarily focused on capital appreciation. Through share price gains, investors can realise some pretty serious returns if they find the right stocks. Investors going for growth are searching for companies that generate above-average revenue and earnings growth. In turn, this should lead to greater capital appreciation and, over time, an investment that has grown in value substantially.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In my view, there are plenty of opportunities on offer on the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE AIM 100 for UK investors to buy growth stocks. Here’s a selection that I think could be among the best shares to buy now if you’re looking to build wealth over the long term.FTSE 100 growth stocksThe blue-chip FTSE 100 index contains a handful of companies that I’d classify as growth stocks. For example, take internet supermarket Ocado and online property retailer Rightmove. Both are harnessing technology to their advantage and as a result, could feasibly continue to grow earnings in the future. As always though, I recommend both as long-term plays in order to mitigate the effects of any short-term volatility.FTSE 250 growth stocksThe FTSE 250 index boasts even more opportunities for growth investors than its large-cap counterpart. Think companies such as HomeServe, Greggs, and Moneysupermarket.com. Each has successfully managed to grow revenues, earnings, and their consumer base over recent years. What’s more, thanks to their profitable business strategies and market dominance, I reckon all three have the capacity to continue growing in the long run.Small-cap growth stocksIf your goal is to generate the strongest investment returns possible, it’s worth looking outside the FTSE 350. Allocating just a small amount of your portfolio to the best UK small-cap shares could yield some explosive returns further down the line.To illustrate, if you had invested in a promising growth stock such as Games Workshop at the start of 2017, you’d currently be sitting on a return of approximately 1,027%! Remember though, finding those growth gems is no mean feat.That said, I recommend taking a look at small-cap stocks like Boohoo and DotDigital Group. These companies have innovative business strategies that could rocket-propel growth in the future.Best UK shares to make a millionOnce you’ve scooped up some of the UK’s best growth shares and added them to your portfolio, sit back and let the wonders of time and interest to do the hard work for you. By allowing your investment returns time to compound, you unlock the potential to realise some serious gains.Over the past 30 years, the FTSE 250 index has returned nearly 12% per annum. While there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to replicate this, investing just £250 a month with an annual return of 12% will give you an investment pot worth £1,092,919 after 33 years. Even with a modest annualised return of 8%, you’d have a pot worth £539,101 after 35 years of investing £250 a month. As such, companies that exhibit promising growth potential could truly be among the best UK shares to buy now. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

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Dividends are back! I’d buy this bargain FTSE 100 stock for long-term income

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Dividends are back! I’d buy this bargain FTSE 100 stock for long-term income Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The stock market crash is throwing up bargain FTSE 100 stocks everywhere you look. Unfortunately for income seekers, roughly half the index has stopped paying dividends due to the coronavirus pandemic and recession.Today, there’s light on the horizon. The UK’s largest commercial property development and investment company Land Securities Group (LSE: LAND) has announced it will reinstate dividends later this year. This bargain-priced FTSE 100 company says its tenants are now reopening premises and welcoming customers back.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This is another step out of lockdown, with the government further easing restrictions tomorrow. Investors should be cautiously celebrating.Check out the Land Securities share priceToday, Landsec issued a promising update on June rent collection, and its share price is up around 2% as a result. All of its shopping centres and outlets are now open. On 30 June, some 79% of its retail units were trading, while 16 of its 18 leisure parks were also open. Landsec management said footfall levels are “encouraging”. They’re around 60% of last year levels, but like-for-like store sales have increased by 80%. As seen elsewhere in the retail industry, customers are venturing out less, but spending more when they do. You may find other FTSE 100 retail bargain stocks as a result.The £4.33bn’s group’s estate of high-quality offices is also open, with occupancy levels rising as customers return to work. Only its Accor-managed hotels remain closed, but with a phased opening planned over the next three months.I’d buy this bargain FTSE 100 stockOn 24 June, £122m of rent fell due. Of this, 60% was paid within five working days, which is well down from 94% last year. The group is holding “supportive and constructive dialogue” with tenants who’ve fallen behind. It has allocated £9m of “concessions”, out of its £80bn rent relief war chest. The pandemic will still hurt Land Securities.Today’s update is a positive sign the economy is creaking back into life, and I’m hoping the process should accelerate. Just as long as we don’t get further lockdowns.Management also said Landsec is “financially robust”. At 30 June, adjusted net debt stood at £3.92bn, down marginally from £3.93bn at 31 March. It has £1.2bn of cash and available facilities, boosting my faith in this FTSE 100 stock’s bargain potential. Today’s upbeat update is encouraging, coming so shortly after shopping centre management and development company INTU went into administration.I’m calling this FTSE 100 share a bargain because its share price is still down 40% since the start of the pandemic. That leaves it trading at 10.3 times earnings, if you can rely on traditional valuation metrics such as the P/E ratio. I’m not sure you can though.The board now intends to reinstate payments following its half-yearly results announcement on 10 November. If you’re looking for long-term income, keep a close watch on this bargain FTSE 100 stock. I think it’s on the way back.Here’s another to consider right now… 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. Harvey Jones | Friday, 3rd July, 2020 | More on: LAND center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Landsec. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Stock market crash: 2 must-own UK shares I’d buy in an ISA for the new bull market

first_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. Royston Wild | Saturday, 10th October, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Stock market crash: 2 must-own UK shares I’d buy in an ISA for the new bull market When stock market crashes happen, it can be tempting for investors to pull up the drawbridge. No-one likes to see the value of their cash disappear down the plughole. And so sticking your savings into something like a Cash ISA instead of buying UK shares can be seen as an attractive option for many.I can understand this line of thinking, but it’s not one that I myself believe in. It’s because history shows us that UK share indices always recover strongly from stock market crashes. What’s more, those that buy stocks at low cost after a crash can get seriously rich in the subsequent years as share prices rebound.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Over the long term, investors enjoy an average annual return of between 8% and 10%. It’s proof positive that stock market crashes are no barrier to you and I making terrific returns on our extra cash. So while no-one appreciates watching the value of their investments fall heavily, it’s worth remembering that in most cases these drops are only fleeting.2 FTSE 100 shares I’m looking atAs I say, those that wish to supercharge the money they make from UK shares will buy after stock market crashes. This is when quality shares can be picked up at maximum value. And it’s how hundreds of Stocks and Shares ISA investors became millionaires during the economic upturn that followed the 2008/09 market crash.I’d like to talk you through two cheap UK shares from the FTSE 100 that are on my radar. I reckon they could soar in value as the global economic recovery clicks through the gears:Spending on life insurance products tends to suffer during tough economic times. However, sales of financial products like these are some of the fastest to recover during the following upturn. This is why I believe RSA Insurance Group, which has fallen 20% since the start of 2020, is a great buy today. A low forward P/E ratio of 11 times certainly leaves scope for some meaty share price gains before long.Demand for Hargreaves Lansdown’s services has surged in recent years as savers, punished by poor interest rates on traditional savings products, have sought to get a decent return elsewhere. More Bank of England rate cuts in 2020 mean that these people will continue to look to financial services providers like Hargreaves Lansdown to help them with their money. And they will have more cash in their pockets to invest with as the economic cycle improves too.Want to make serious money with UK shares?So what are you waiting for? In my opinion the 2020 stock market crash provides a rare opportunity to supercharge the returns UK share investors can make during the inevitable economic upturn. And The Motley Fool, with its epic library of special reports, can help you make the most of this chance. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Stock market recovery: 3 UK shares with 5%+ dividend yields I’d buy for the new bull market!

first_imgStock market recovery: 3 UK shares with 5%+ dividend yields I’d buy for the new bull market! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” UK share prices are edging higher again during the first trading sessions of December. The FTSE 100’s moving back above the psychologically-critical 6,400-point marker in Wednesday business. It could pave the way for a healthy Santa Rally in the days and weeks ahead.I’m not pinning my hopes on the recent share rally continuing, though. News flow surrounding both Covid-19 and Brexit remain extremely fluid. Investor confidence could easily either fizz or flounder before the Christmas break.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Either scenario won’t impact my own investment strategy too much, though. I’ll continue investing in my Stocks and Shares ISA whatever happens.3 UK shares with BIG dividends on my ISA watchlistI’m confident that share prices will recover and recover strongly at some point. And I’ve already begun building my UK shares portfolio to capitalise on the eventual bull market. Here are three other top dividend-paying stocks I’m considering buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA today.#1: LXI REITReal estate investment trust (or REIT) LXI REIT is a great buy for an economic recovery, I feel. Its broad range of properties (like hotels, car showrooms, offices, gyms and car parks) spans a range of highly-cyclical sectors. But its exposure to more defensive segments like care homes and discount retail offers some security in the event of a lumpy rebound in the UK economy. This UK share also remains on the hunt for acquisitions to allow it to capitalise on the eventual recovery. LXI REIT carries a chunky forward dividend yield of 5% at current prices, making it a great buy for income investors like me.#2: Warehouse REITAnother big-yielding property stock that could surge in the new bull market is Warehouse REIT. This share is one of the few to have risen in 2020 during the coronavirus crisis. This is because its exposure to the e-commerce sector has paid dividends during that crisis. And the company — which provides warehouses to major blue-chip companies like Amazon and Hermes — will benefit from the improvement in consumer confidence as the economy improves. Today, Warehouse REIT carries a meaty forward dividend yield of 5.2%.#3: DevroSausage casings maker Devro is a brilliant buy for dividend investors, I feel, whatever their attitude to risk. Trading at the foodie has remained robust in 2020 despite the impact of Covid-19. And it can expect trading to pick up significantly during a post-coronavirus economic recovery. Demand for its products will rise in Europe as sales to the food service channel improve. The UK share can expect ripping emerging market sales to ratchet up a gear or two as well. Today Devro trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 9 times. It carries a monster 6% dividend yield as well. Consequently I think it’s a perfect pick for value investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Royston Wild | Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Devro and Warehouse REIT and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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These 5 UK shares have all slumped since October. I’d buy 2 today!

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pennon Group, Sage Group, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Cliff D’Arcy | Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img It’s been so far, so good for the FTSE 100 in 2021. As I write, the index trades around 6,855 points, up 3.7% today, and 6.1% in three days. That’s a solid start and may reflect investor relief over the last-minute Brexit deal. For me, it may indicate that global investors have finally realised that UK shares are too cheap. After all, the valuation gap between the FTSE 100 and global stocks is at a 25-year high. This decent start may bode well for the year as a whole, per the City saying, “As goes January, so goes the year”.UK shares have boomed since OctoberOn 6 October, the FTSE 100 closed at 5,949 points. Three months later, it has leapt over 900 points, rising by almost a sixth (15.2%). On Vaccine Day, (9 November), the first effective Covid-19 vaccine was revealed. Since then, cheap UK shares have staged a major comeback, with November the second-best month for the FTSE 100 since 1984. That partly made up for an awful year overall.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…These five stocks missed the partyThough the Footsie has surged since October, not all its members have done quite so well. Of 101 shares in the index, 84 have gained since 6 October. Thus, 17 stocks have declined over three months. Among these 17, losses vary from 0.4% to 18.5%. Here are the five worst of these losing UK shares:Unilever (Consumer goods) -7.6%Pennon Group (Water & waste utility) -7.8%Reckitt Benckiser (Consumer goods) -9.5%AstraZeneca (Pharma)-10.3%Sage Group (Software) -18.5%When I look at this list of laggards, I’m taken aback. Frankly, I’m surprised these UK shares have all fallen over the past quarter. For me, all five of these British businesses are success stories. If you forced me to buy all five stocks today, I wouldn’t put up a fight.Which two losers would I buy today?Among these five fallers are two exceptional Anglo-Dutch companies that I’d happily invest in today.The first, Unilever, is the giant of the two. At its current share price of 4,475p, Unilever has a market value of £119.2bn, making it a super-heavyweight among UK shares. Having invested in equities since 1986, I know Unilever to be one of the FTSE 100’s biggest successes. If you’d put Unilever into your portfolio at pretty much any time over the past three decades, you’d be chuffed with the result. For example, since the lows of the global financial crisis in March 2009, Unilever shares are up over 260%. Today, this giant among UK shares trades on a price-to-earnings ratio of 22 and an earnings yield of 4.5%, and pays a dividend of 3.3% a year. That is a fair price for a high-quality business, which is why I’d happily buy Unilever today.I also like the look of Unilever’s ‘little cousin’, Reckitt Benckiser. In many ways, the two businesses are very similar: both sell the popular consumer goods and brands that fill up British cupboards in kitchens and bathrooms. However, RB is much smaller in scale. At the current share price of 6,755p, it is valued at £47.81 — still a big player in its own right. RB’s dividend yield of 2.6% is lower than Unilever’s, but still a useful addition to a diversified income portfolio. That’s why I’d buy its shares today, ideally inside an ISA, to enjoy tax-free dividends and future capital gains. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. These 5 UK shares have all slumped since October. I’d buy 2 today! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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Should I buy these 5 FTSE 100 stocks with yields above 5%?

first_imgShould I buy these 5 FTSE 100 stocks with yields above 5%? EVRAZ Stock Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Recent share price 6.9% 515p I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Forward-looking dividend yield Imperial Brands Persimmon 265p 1,547p One decent investment strategy involves buying shares to harvest their dividend yields.I could collect the dividends as personal income or reinvest them with the aim of keeping my investment pot growing.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But key to the strategy is the sustainability of dividend payments. Company directors have the freedom to raise, lower, cancel or suspend shareholder dividend payments according to trading conditions and other factors. So, I’d want to be confident dividend payments are well covered by cash flowing into the underlying business. And I’d attempt to analyse the potential of a business to keep on paying dividends in the years ahead.FTSE 100 stocks with big, growing yieldsMy ideal dividend investments would be in companies that raise the dividend a little each year. Usually, that means revenue, earnings and cash flow will tick higher annually because the business is trading well.So, with that in mind, should I buy shares in the following 5 FTSE 100 companies that each have a dividend yield above 5%? 5.5% Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold | Monday, 25th January, 2021 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Legal & General See all posts by Kevin Godbold 8.6% 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.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 1,650p 8.7% 2,716p Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. SSE Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 8.8% EVRAZ is a steel, mining and vanadium business with operations in the Russian Federation, the US, Canada, the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan. As such, operations are cyclical in nature and we can see that playing out in the patchy record for revenue, earnings, operating cash flow and shareholder dividends.The stock is flying high right now and the business is generating rising projected earnings and a chunky dividend. But there isn’t the long-term stability and steady growth I’m looking for with my dividend investment strategy. So, I’d avoid EVRAZ when it comes to my dividend portfolio.Housebuilder Persimmon is another company operating a business in a cyclical sector. Dividends are high and rising now, but valuations and share prices in the sector can be erratic, sometimes leading to lacklustre shareholder returns overall. So, for this strategy, I’d avoid the stock.Composite insurer, savings and investment business Legal & General has been trading well for several years. And the company has done a good job maintaining and raising its dividend. But I can’t deny the inherent cyclicality in much of the business. Because of that, the stock doesn’t make the cut for my long-term dividend portfolio.Defensive sectorsSmokers’ products manufacturer Imperial Brands operates in the wider fast-moving consumer goods sector. That’s an attractive, defensive sector to me and IMB’s record of strong and generally rising cash flow suggests dividend payments are sustainable with the potential to grow. I would buy this stock for my dividend portfolio, despite risks such as declining smoking rates in the developed world.Electricity company SSE is another that would make it into my dividend portfolio. It has faced challenges in the past (lower earnings, rising debt). But it sold its retail business for £500m, its cash flow is strong and I reckon there’s potential for the dividend payment to grow in the years ahead. The sector is traditionally seen as defensive and the company looks well placed within it. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying ITM Power shares. Here’s what I’m doing

first_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” ITM Power (LSE: ITM) shares seem to be out of favour. The stock has fallen over 20% in one month. But despite this, the share price is still up more than 115% during the past 12 months.I’d still buy ITM power shares. My view appears to be echoed by users of Hargreaves Lansdown platform. The stock was the most purchased share there last week.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why have ITM Power shares fallen?Last year, the share price had a phenomenal run. But at some point the steam was going to run out of the rally. And this is exactly what has happened. ITM Power shares have seen a correction. In other words, the price has declined by more than 10%.I think there’s bags of potential for this company and this was recognised by other investors too. But I think reality has set in. While the firm is generating some revenue, it’s still loss-making and the route to profitability is likely to take some time. Also, the smart investors who put money into ITM Power shares early may have decided to bank some profits. I don’t blame them, as I’d do the same.Bull caseAt its half-year results in January, the AIM-listed company demonstrated it has a strong backlog and pipeline of contracts. I think this is great for ITM Power’s credibility and positioning as an expert in its field.It also managed to successfully raise money to boost its technology and manufacturing strategies. This should help the company in the long term as it now has the funding in place to accelerate growth. It won’t be smooth sailing, but it’s taking a step in the right direction.ITM Power is also developing strategic partnerships with the likes of Linde and Snam. These are large corporations. The fact that these firms have actively decided to partner with a smaller player, I think will boost ITM Power’s reputation.ITM MotiveLast week, the firm announced that it’s moving ITM Motive into a separate legal entity. It’s worth noting that this segment of the business owns and operates 12 Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS). Of these, eight are currently commissioned with a further four in build or funded. It’s the largest HRS operator in the UK.ITM Motive will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITM Power. This separation makes complete sense to me. It will provide a transparent legal structure for this new firm to scale up. Again it highlights to me that there is significant growth potential for this new entity.Bear caseAs I said, ITM Power is generating some sales but it’s still making a loss. In 2020, it generated approximately £3m in revenue but delivered a pre-tax loss of £30m. It has highlighted that the road to profitability will take time, which may impact the shares.The stock has been volatile and this could continue. Especially in a company where there are high expectations for growth. Investors like me need to be aware of this before they dip their toes in. This is why I’d only invest what I could afford to lose. The stock is certainly not for the faint-hearted.Despite these concerns, I think there’s a lot of growth potential in ITM Power and I’d used this dip to snap up some shares. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images 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! Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying ITM Power shares. Here’s what I’m doingcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Nadia Yaqub | Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 | More on: ITM Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more

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