Best shares to buy now: I believe this stock could DOUBLE my money in 2021!

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. See all posts by Jabran Khan Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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. Jabran Khan | Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 | More on: PTEC center_img Best shares to buy now: I believe this stock could DOUBLE my money in 2021! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “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. I believe that after a market crash, there are potential opportunities to pick up cheap shares that could produce great returns in the subsequent bull market. With that in mind, I have picked one of the best shares to buy now in my opinion. I believe it could double my money in 2021.Gaming giantI consider Playtech (LSE:PTEC) anything but a typical online gaming firm. It has grown to become one of the largest online gaming software suppliers in the world. In short, it creates and delivers platforms for approximately 140 betting firms across 19 countries. Some of its license agreements are with well-known names such as William Hill, Ladbrokes, and Warner Bros. PTEC has grown at a rapid pace through shrewd and strategic acquisitions to diversify its offering and services.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…Share price and recent performanceAt its current price point I consider PTEC as one of the best shares to buy now. Prior to the market crash, shares were trading at around 360p per share. At the height of the downturn, I could buy shares for close to 140p, which is a 60% decrease in price. As I write this, shares are trading over 400p which is better than pre-crash levels.Despite a drop off in profit in the summer, PTEC still reported strong summer trading in a half-year report at the end of September. Pre-tax profit to the end of June fell 71% to £9.6m as revenue dropped 23%. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation fell 16%. I am not concerned about the drop in revenue and profit. This period was when the Covid-19 pandemic first struck.Since that time, there have been no new results posted but I am basing my opinion of PTEC’s investment viability on its track record and standing within a multiple billion dollar industry. I am confident when its next update is released, it will show a return to previous profitability and growth.One of my best shares to buy nowThere are a few key reasons I really like Playtech. As I mentioned earlier it has a favourable track record with growth, profitability, and acquisitions over many years. In 2021 it is expected to record a near 70% improvement in annual earnings which I believe could be great news for investors. At the end of October, insiders were buying shares, which always fills me with confidence. If those running the company invest their money, surely they have confidence in its viability. In addition to this, multiple analysts upgraded their evaluation of PTEC in the summer.Government lockdowns and restrictions have led to many more people turning to other forms of entertainment and leisure. Internet betting has become a phenomenon in recent times and PTEC has been well positioned to ride the wave and benefit. It is believed that the size of the global gaming market will be worth close to $100bn in just three years. That would be close to a 40% increase compared to its current size. I believe PTEC is one of the best shares to buy as it is well positioned to capitalize on this growth. I believe it could double my money in 2021. That being said, I also really like these stocks for 2021.last_img read more

Best UK stocks to buy in an ISA

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Best UK stocks to buy in an ISA UK stocks have performed very well in the past few months. The successful vaccination drive and reopening of sectors of the economy have given a boost to stocks. Here are three UK stocks that I would consider buying for my ISA.Best UK stocks to buy #1Tesco (LSE: TSCO) is the leading grocery retailer in the UK with about 27% market share. The quick adaptation to the changing needs of consumers helped the company beat the competition. Online sales are showing strong growth, which is encouraging.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…I like the stock very much due to its strong free cash flows. For the year 2020, it generated £1.2bn of retail free cash flow. Due to a one-off pension payment of £2.5bn, it reduced its pension deficit, which will save the company £260m per year of future cash flows. This should further help to maintain a strong balance sheet. On the other hand, like any stock, it has some risks. The company is facing competition from discount retailers like Lidl and Aldi. It also competes for market share with large grocery retailers like Sainsbury’s, Asda, and Morrisons. This will put pressure on the company’s future profits. Best UK stocks to buy #2Next on my list is insurance giant Aviva (LSE: AV). The management’s restructuring efforts have improved the company’s balance sheet. Its shares are currently trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.9. This is lower than its historical average of 16.5. I like this stock for its low P/E ratio and good balance sheet, and also for the dividend yield of 5.2% which is like icing on the cake. Finally, its price-to-book ratio of 0.82 is lower than its five-year average of 0.95.The insurance sector is very competitive. The company has to be watchful of its market share. Also, the shares rose around 65% in the past year. Some current investors may choose to book a profit which could lead to a fall in the share price. Best UK stocks to buy #3Plus500 (LSE: PLUS) is another great stock that I am interested in adding to my ISA. It is currently trading at a P/E ratio of 4.30. I believe that the stock is a value buy at these levels. It also has an excellent dividend yield of 7.75%, which is another reason I love the stock. The company’s revenue in the year 2020 grew by 146% to $872.5m. Its net profit margin was also good at 57%. Over 82m customers traded in the year 2020, compared to 35m in the previous year. One of the reasons for the strong revenue growth in 2020 was increased trading during the lockdown. With most countries removing their lockdowns, trading volumes might come down, which is a risk to the company’s profits. The company provides the trading platform for contract-for-differences products. These products are considered risky and heavily regulated. If any product were to be banned, this could increase the share’s volatility.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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! Image source: Getty Images center_img Royston Roche | Saturday, 8th May, 2021 | More on: AV PLUS TSCO 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. Royston Roche has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Morrisons and Tesco. 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. 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. See all posts by Royston Rochelast_img read more

Trevor Hogan retires with immediate effect

first_img Leinster Rugby can confirm that second-row forward Trevor Hogan has retired from the game with immediate effect due to a knee injury.Tipperary native Hogan, 31, attended CBS Nenagh and was capped four times by Ireland over a professional career spanning seven years. He represented Munster on 57 occasions (scoring one try) before moving to Leinster in the summer of 2006 and was an influential performer in the province’s Magners League (2007/08) and Heineken Cup (2008/09) successes.In all he made 59 Leinster appearances (scoring three tries), though injury curtailed his involvement this season to one game against the Dragons in November, which proved to be his final professional outing.Trevor Hogan said: “It’s been a tough battle over the last couple of seasons with my injury but after my last game (against the Dragons in November) the problem worsened to the point where I couldn’t continue.“It is never an easy thing to accept but I’m thankful for all the support from my teammates and the medical, management and coaching staff at Leinster, as well as Dr. Ray Moran who has helped me greatly over the past few years.“It was an honour to play for Leinster over the last number of years and I would like to thank all the supporters for their backing over my career.”Leinster Chief Executive Mick Dawson added: “It is always a sad day when professional players call a premature end to their careers, but Trevor can reflect on a successful career in the blue of Leinster, red of Munster and green of Ireland with real pride.“Trevor was a mainstay of the Leinster pack but his recent involvement was curtailed due to injury. Even in adversity he displayed great courage and mental strength to recover from several setbacks to force his way back into the team.“A committed, intelligent performer, Trevor played an important role in the province’s recent success and he has made a telling contribution to the game of rugby in Ireland. We wish him and his family well as he begins a new chapter in his life and would like to thank him for all his efforts over the last few years.”Name: Trevor HoganDOB: 19th November 1979Birthplace: TipperaryHeight: 1.98 m (6′ 6″) Official Munster Points: 5 (1 try) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Weight: 111 kg (17 st 6 lb)Position: LockClub: Blackrock College RFCSchool: CBS NenaghLeinster Caps: 59 (3 tries)Leinster ‘A’ Caps: 7 (v Ulster x2, Saracens, Bristol, Munster x2, Connacht)British & Irish Cup Caps: 6 (v Plymouth Albion, Cornish Pirates, Exeter Chiefs, Newport x2, Gael Force)Ireland Caps: 4Ireland ‘A’ Caps: 9 (v Australia, England x3, Scotland, USA, Argentina, Canada, Georgia)Ireland Youth Cap: 1 (v Italy)Official Munster Caps: 57 (52 Celtic League, 5 Heineken Cup) TAGS: Munster last_img read more

McManus to host world’s biggest charity golf event

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. McManus to host world’s biggest charity golf event Irish financier and philanthropist, JP McManus, is hosting the world’s most lucrative charity golf event on July 4th and 5th at Adare Manor in County Limerick. Held every five years, the last JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am raised ‚€20 million for local charities. This year the event, which will be attended once again by golfing superstars such as Tiger Woods, Stuart Appleby, Padraig Harrington and Mark O’Meara, culminates in what its organisers describe as the biggest private party ever thrown in Ireland.1,100 invitations have been issued to professional and amateur golfers, who include some of McManus’s closest friends in the financial world. Apart from a few charity teams that have raised ‚€10,000 to enter, 56 amateur teams are paying ‚€100,000 to play. Advertisement  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img McManus’s philosophy is to help those who help themselves, so even the charity teams who managed to raise smaller amounts can, via a qualifier, where individuals paid just ‚€20 to enter, have a chance of playing alongside Tiger Woods.The post golf party and auction is also an important part of the fundraising with a painting of McManus and his friends celebrating an Istabraq win going for ‚€1.4 last time. Most recent estimates put McManus’s personal wealth at ‚€730 million. Howard Lake | 25 June 2005 | News Tagged with: Events Ireland Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

RNLI offers ‘Money can’t Buy’ auction on eBay

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The RNLI is to run an online auction of “rare and exciting prizes” on eBay from 15 – 25 June to raise funds for its “Train One Save Many” appeal.Prizes on offer include lunch with an RNLI lifesaver, a Honda Powerboat Experience day with Bond stunt girl Sarah Donohue, a skydive with the Red Devils, and a VIP training day at the RNLI’s HQ lifeboat college in Poole, including professional instruction.RNLI are repeating the auction idea following success last year when the event raised over £1,000 for the Celebrity SOS appeal. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 May 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. RNLI offers ‘Money can’t Buy’ auction on eBaycenter_img Tagged with: Digital Events  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Train One, Save Many campaign was launched in 2004: it aims to raise £10 million to make sure its lifeboat crew can continue to save lives at sea as safely and effectively as possible.last_img read more

BNP Paribas and Forbes Insights launch Individual Philanthropy Index Report

first_imgBNP Paribas and Forbes Insights launch Individual Philanthropy Index Report  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 February 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Forbes Insights and global private bank BNP Paribas Wealth Management have launched the second annual Individual Philanthropy Index Report.The Index measures and reflects the commitment of philanthropists in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and for the first time, the United States. Scores are assigned based on three main criteria; the amounts donated, innovation, and the efforts of the individual philanthropists to promote their chosen causes.In the report, which analyses the giving of over 400 High Net Worth Individuals, broad conclusions are made about attitudes to philanthropy. The Index shows an interesting insight into the perceived urgency of philanthropic giving: 79% of those polled describe the need for philanthropic giving as either ‘urgent’ or ‘very urgent’.Philanthropists in the Middle East were willing to take a longer-term view of their philanthropy. More than half of the philanthropists from this region were prepared to wait more than 25 years to see the impact of their gifts. Donors in the United States, Asia and Europe expected to see results in less than 10 years.BNP Paribas and Forbes Insights started the Individual Philanthropy Index Report in 2013. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Prospect research Research / statisticslast_img read more

Charities have key role to play in debating climate change, CAF poll finds

first_img  335 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: climate crisis research AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  336 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Advertisement Melanie May | 19 September 2019 | News Charities have key role to play in debating climate change, CAF poll finds Almost half of the UK public questioned for a Charities Aid Foundation poll believe that charities are an important part of the climate change debate, with younger people more likely to think so.The CAF poll found that, overall, 46% agreed with the statement, while 28% neither agreed nor disagreed and 9% didn’t know. Just over half (51%) disagreed with the statement “Charities should not get involved in the climate change debate”, with 24% neither agreed nor disagreed and 8% said they didn’t know.Younger respondents, 16-24 year olds, were most likely to think that “Charities are an important part of the climate change debate”, with 59% feeling this way. Just over two thirds of this age group also disagreed (69%) with the statement that “Charities should not get involved in the climate change debate”.CAF also asked people who they thought had most effectively led the climate change debate. Individuals were chosen by 35% of respondents as the most effective, a figure that rose to 38% amongst women and 45% among 16-24 year olds. This was ahead of international bodies such as the United Nation on 14%, charities on 9%, Government on 8% and businesses on 2%.CAF’s Head of Research Susan Pinkney commented:“People clearly see individuals as leading the public debate on climate change. This is likely to have been a result of prominent activists such as Greta Thunberg and the school climate protests.”“It’s notable that a sizeable minority of those polled were unsure about whether or not charities are an important part of the climate debate, or whether they should play any role at all.“Charities like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth often lead the climate conversation, but perhaps the charity sector at large – along with international bodies, governments and businesses – need to get better at expressing how they’re helping to tackle what is emerging as the defining issue of our age.”last_img read more

Ag and Food Groups Welcome President Biden

first_img President Joe Biden. Photo: whitehouse.govAgriculture groups welcomed President Joe Biden to Washington, D.C., while looking forward to tackling current issues.American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says AFBF “congratulates President Joe Biden,” adding the same for Vice President Kamala Harris “as she makes history as the first woman to serve as America’s vice president.”Duvall laid out the issues facing rural America in his statement, including labor, broadband and sustainability goals, adding, “Let’s get to work on solutions.”National Farmers Union President Rob Larew says, “We stand ready to work with the Biden administration to ensure they are implemented in a way that supports the success” of farmers and ranchers.While congratulating Biden, American Feed Industry Association President and CEO Constance Cullman stated, “Our country is facing tough challenges, but just as a farmer does not give up on farming after a difficult growing year, we will not give up in our belief that we can and will meet these challenges.” SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jan 20, 2021 SHARE Previous articleUSDA Announces Key Staff AppointmentsNext articleGrowth Energy Dismayed By EPA’s Last Minute Blow to Ethanol, Optimistic With New Administration NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag and Food Groups Welcome President Biden Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Ag and Food Groups Welcome President Bidenlast_img read more

Local churches begin to ‘Explore God’

first_imgTraveler brings exploratory exhibition to Fort Worth Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Twitter + posts Madison McCorkle Twitter First Christian Church doubles as downtown eye clinic Facebook Madison McCorklehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-mccorkle/ ReddIt Madison McCorklehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-mccorkle/ Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Water scams threaten Fort Worth residents Local churches begin to ‘Explore God’ Previous articleHorned Frogs face Hawaii in NCAA Tournament matchupNext articleLive blog: SGA Meeting Dec. 1, 2015 Madison McCorkle RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Madison McCorklehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-mccorkle/ Madison McCorklehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-mccorkle/ printChurches around Fort Worth are joining in a conversation to answer questions about creation and the world that religion has established.The conversation was started by an Austin based organization called Explore God. The Explore God site offers free resources in the form of videos and articles by people from all over the world giving their insight on the topics.Camille Rodriquez, the Chief Operating Officer of the Explore God Network said the website and resources launched in 2011, however the idea had been coming together for years, aiming towards facilitating honest and meaningful conversations.Here in Fort Worth, churches have joined the Explore God Network and are hosting small discussion groups for those interested in getting answers and sharing opinions. The DFW Community Outreach Initiative had 412 churches registered as participating, with many more holding public or private discussion groups, Rodriquez said.“Anytime you can have that many groups come together across denominational and geographic lines, it’s a huge statement of unity,” said RodriquezMark Polley of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church said their Wednesday evening discussion groups are open to all.“We usually have dinner as a group at 6:30 p.m. then we watch the videos and hold open discussion, ending around 8:45-9 p.m.,” said Polley.Other discussion groups and churches in the Fort Worth area can be found on the Explore God website. Free resources are also posted on their website for group or individual exploration.Rodriquez said feedback from the DFW community has been very positive thus far.“The folks in Dallas and Fort Worth really came together to make this happen,” said Rodriquez. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Detained independent journalists get Soviet-style psychiatric treatment

first_img New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Help by sharing this information Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today condemned the continuing persecution of Uzbekistan’s independent journalists after Ulugbek Khaidarov’s family told Radio Free Europe he has been mistreated in prison and it emerged that Djamshid Karimov, President Islam Karimov’s nephew, has been forcibly committed to a psychiatric hospital.“These are practices worthy of the Soviet era, when people were treated as mentally ill when all they did was voice their disagreement with the official line,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on the Uzbek authorities to release these two journalists at once and let them work freely.”Karimov went missing on 12 September. His friends finally discovered that he had been committed without any explanation to a psychiatric hospital in Samarkand. His wife Nargiza has not been allowed to visit him there.Khaidarov was arrested on a clearly trumped-up charge on 14 September. When his wife Munira was finally allowed to see him she was shocked by his state of health. She said her husband was under the influence of psychotropic drugs and had lost a lot of weight. Receive email alerts May 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation Newscenter_img UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Follow the news on Uzbekistan to go further October 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained independent journalists get Soviet-style psychiatric treatment February 11, 2021 Find out more News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Newslast_img read more