Growth investing: 5 UK shares to buy

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Image source: Getty Images. Growth investing: 5 UK shares to buy FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Growth investing can be a great way to build wealth in the long term. However, it can also be perilous, which is why I think investors should have a diversified portfolio of UK shares. With that in mind, here are five UK shares I would buy today for a diversified portfolio of growth investments.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…UK shares to buyData and data analysis is a booming business. That’s why the first two companies on my list are GlobalData and YouGov.These two companies provide similar (but not identical) services for the information technology sector. They are both projected to report explosive growth over the next 12 months.Analysts have pencilled in earnings growth of 64% for GlobalData and 54% for YouGov. These are just projections at this stage and should not be relied upon for investment decisions. There are two primary challenges these companies face — competition from larger businesses and a potential data breach. The former could cause these organisations to lose market share, while the latter could significantly damage their reputation.Still, I would buy both stocks as part of a diversified portfolio of UK shares to invest in the global data boom. Market recoveryWe’ve seen plenty of data suggesting the UK economy is starting to recover from last year’s setback. One way to play this trend, in my opinion, is to buy recovery plays, which may benefit from an improvement in economic activity over the next few months and years.Norcros and Churchill China are two of my favourite options for this theme. Norcros manufactures and sells home improvement products, and the company has benefited from the improving state of the housing market over the past six months. Its latest update reported that revenues in the UK between the beginning of February and the end of September last year increased around 15% year-on-year. I think this trend could continue as the UK economy recovers to full capacity. Churchill, which supplies hospitality businesses worldwide, is expected to report a near 95% decline in earnings for 2020. However, the company is expecting a significant improvement in trading for 2021. Based on what we’ve seen in other markets around the world that have already started to open up, I think the business is right. Consumers appear to be happy to splurge after spending 12 months under restrictions.Of course, the most significant risks these two companies face is another economic downturn. This could setback their recoveries, and there’s no guarantee either business would be able to survive another year of disruption. If the pandemic drags on into 2022, and there’s no economic recovery, Norcross and Churchill may struggle. Defensive investment The final company I’d buy as part of a diversified basket of UK shares is Hikma.This global pharma business produces generic medications. While this may not be the fastest-growing market in the world, it’s not going to go away. As the world’s population continues to expand, I think the demand for drugs will only grow. That’s why I’d buy Hikma today. The main risks the company faces are lawsuits from competitors, as well as regulatory controls. If the business falls foul of regulators, it could be forced to stop selling treatments, devastating its business model.  Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Churchill China, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and Norcros. 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.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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 28th March, 2021 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 Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Start Your Week Off Right with Monday Night Meditation

first_img Subscribe Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Faith Essays & Inspirations Start Your Week Off Right with Monday Night Meditation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 | 11:36 am More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newscenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Meditation brings benefits on both on mental and physical levels. It sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands through relaxation. It also helps to reduce anxiety, brings emotional stability and brings awareness. It helps to lower the blood pressure, decreases tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems. It also increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior.With meditation, your physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy) resulting in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases. To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day. Once imbibed into the daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day!When you meditate, you are in the space of vastness, calmness and joy and this is what you emit into the environment, bringing harmony to the Creation/planet.It can also bring about a true personal transformation.Busy people from all backgrounds are grateful to pause and enjoy a refreshing few minutes of meditation each day. Dive deep into yourself and enrich your life.All Saints Church has a Monday Meditation Night Every Week. Nights take place in All Saints Chapel, resting in the stillness of the Spirit. The group meets Mondays from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.in the All Saints Chapel.Visit All Saints Pasadena at 132 North Euclid Avenue. Call (626) 796-1172 or email [email protected] You can also find more information on their website http://allsaintspas.org/.last_img read more

How to keep great talent

first_imgWe all have a few cautionary tales of people we’ve seen kind of “shoot themselves in the foot.” We can be our own worst enemies when we get in our own way, and one of the easiest ways to do that as a leader is to inadvertently drive away your best talent.Forbes contributor Liz Ryan put together a list of the top 10 ways employers drive those talented team members away. She notes, “You can’t say ‘We value our employees’ when you also have policies in place that treat your employees like little children.”Ryan emphasizes that trust, flexibility and cooperation are key to making good employees – and potential employees – feel valued and willing to stay.  Combine that with creating a culture of excellence and accountability and you have a recipe for success. continue reading » 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How to be frugal without wasting your time

first_img 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A lot of people think frugality is about saving money at the cost of your time: you spend all day clipping coupons just to save a couple bucks on your groceries. That’s not frugal at all. Your time is precious—more precious than money—and true frugality is about using both your time and money wisely. Here’s how.Pick the Methods With the Biggest PayoffYou’ve probably heard the saying, “penny wise, pound foolish.” This means going out of your way to save $5 on gas when you have a $500 car payment. Or buying nothing but Ramen for the week when you mindlessly spend $300 on booze every month (not that I’d know anything about that). The point is: it’s a waste of time to scrimp and save on the pennies when you’re blowing big money like it’s nothing.When you’re trying to shrink your budget, you want to focus on the big stuff: the categories with the largest payoff. These are typically the three most expensive categories in your budget: continue reading »last_img read more

COVID-19: GMF expects spike in maintenance orders from flight bans

first_imgNotable carriers such as American Airlines, Air France and Qatar Airways have temporarily halted all flights to China in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Several countries, including the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia, have also temporarily suspended all flights to mainland China to prevent the furteher spread of the virus.Read also: Airlines face $100 billion-plus virus hit, discounts ‘wouldn’t do any good’ He added that the increased demand for maintenance from non-affiliates could offset the expected decline in orders from affiliate airlines as well as flag carrier Garuda Indonesia and its low-cost subsidiary Citilink Indonesia, “since both airlines have reduced their flights to China and Saudi Arabia for umrah [pilgrimage]”.This, in turn, could lead to postponements in Garuda’s and Citilink’s regular maintenance schedules, he said.With the expected increase in orders from international airlines, GMF AeroAsia would be heightening its prevention measures by disinfecting every aircraft that rolled into its maintenance hangars.Tazar said that the company had disinfected 19 Garuda aircraft and 13 Citililink aircraft from January to March, as well as 18 aircraft from international carriers during the same period.Read also: COVID-19: Indonesia still allows flights to and from South Korea amid travel banDespite the spike in maintenance orders, Tazar said that GMF AeroAsia would accommodate new orders according to capacity.The company plans to open a new MRO facility this year in Denpasar, Bali, bringing its total to 25 outstations.Tazar added that GMF AeroAsia would maintain its revenue and profit projections for the year, with revenue projected to grow 5 percent and profit 10 percent on the back of planned efficiency measures.GMF AeroAsia was also allocating US$50 million in capital expenditure for 2020, with most of the fund to be used toward both organic and inorganic business growth.Stocks of the company, traded at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) with the code GMFI, plummeted by 11.58 percent on Friday against the Jakarta Composite Index’s loss of 2.4 percent. The stocks have lost more than 51 percent of its value throughout this year.Topics : The suspension has left some airlines unable to land in China for scheduled maintenance, prompting them to seek new alternatives for servicing their aircraft.GMF AeroAsia had so far received three orders for maintenance services from international airlines that were not on the company’s roster this year, Tazar said.center_img PT Garuda Maintenance Facilities (GMF) AeroAsia expects to see increasing demand for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services from non-affiliated international airlines as a result of diverted flights due to the COVID-19 outbreak.President director Tazar Marta Kurniawan said on Friday that GMF AeroAsia projected a year-on-year increase of 80 percent in the contribution of non-affiliated international airlines for its MRO services, from 71 percent in 2019.“We might receive more orders for MRO services from international airlines, since those who were scheduled to have maintenance in China, for example, would be diverted to us because of the coronavirus outbreak,” Tazar told a press briefing in Tangerang, Banten.last_img read more

Premier League tops revenue table

first_img “Premier League clubs showed relative restraint in terms of wage costs, with less than 20 per cent of their revenue growth being absorbed by wage costs,” Jones added. Overall wages-to-revenue ratio across the big five European leagues fell to 59 per cent, its lowest level since 1999-2000. However, chasing the Premier League riches does have its drawbacks as wages for Championship clubs exceeded £500million for the first time, rising by £56million to £518million in 2013-14, a 12 per cent increase. Over the same period revenue rose by £54million to £491million (also 12 per cent) but the wages-to-revenue ratio was at 105 per cent, the second consecutive season with a ratio of over 100 per cent and only the third occasion that this has been recorded in English football. On the positive side, 2014 represented the first calendar year since 1996 in which there were no insolvency events in the Football League, which suggests recently-introduced financial fair play regulations are causing clubs to live within their means. The Premier League generated far more revenue than any other league in Europe in 2013-14, bringing in £1.4billion more than its nearest rival the German Bundesliga. “Broadcast income increased by £569million in 2013-14, accounting for 78 per cent of the overall growth in revenue in the Premier League. Continued growth in both commercial and matchday revenue helped Premier League clubs’ combined revenues reach £3.26billion – a staggering increase of £735million compared with the season before. “In 2013-14 even the Premier League club receiving the least from domestic league broadcast distributions earned more from this source than all but five other European clubs. “Following recent announcements of commercial deals for a host of the largest clubs, we expect the Premier League to surpass the Bundesliga in commercial revenue terms and hence lead the world in all three key revenue categories from 2014-15.” With a new domestic television rights deal worth a combined £5.3billion due to come on stream in 2016 – and with more to come from overseas rights – the world’s richest league is set to get wealthier as it continues to outstrip its rivals. Another consequence of the increased TV revenue was that it pushed down the wages-to-turnover ratio at England’s top-flight clubs. Twelve months ago analysts at Deloitte warned against “reckless” spending as the ratio topped 70 per cent for the first time. However, following the first year of a new television deal, and clubs continuing to adjust to Financial Fair Play regulations, that figure fell to 58 per cent – the lowest level since the 1998-99 season. Thirteen of the 20 Premier League clubs in 2013-14 had wages-to-revenue ratios at 60 per cent or lower, compared to just one the previous year. Total Premier League wages rose by £119million to £1.9billion in 2013-14, a seven per cent increase against a 29 per cent leap in revenue – the first time since 2007-08 that wage costs have increased at a slower rate than revenue. Total income for the English top flight for 2013-14 was put at £3.26billion by financial services firm Deloitte in its annual review of football finance, dwarfing the overall revenue generated by clubs in the Bundesliga, Spain’s Primera Division, the Italian Serie A and France’s Ligue 1. Television income remained the key driver of the Premier League’s huge revenues, with Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, saying: “The impact of the Premier League’s broadcast deal is clear to see. Press Associationlast_img read more