Want to make a million? 2 UK shares I’d buy right now

first_imgWant to make a million? 2 UK shares I’d buy right now 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. Rupert Hargreaves does not own any 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Today, I’m going to take a look at two UK shares I believe have the potential to help investors make a million in the market. UK shares to buy nowJD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD) is one of the best-performing UK-listed retail stocks. Over the past decade, the company has gone from strength to strength as it’s capitalised on its position in the UK casual footwear market. 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…Management has also leveraged the company’s online social media exposure to help drive sales. This is just one of the reasons why the group’s profit has increased threefold over the past five years. During this period, many other retailers have collapsed. So JD seems to have cracked the retail code. That’s why I think the stock could be one of the best-performing UK shares in the years ahead. While the coronavirus crisis hasn’t been kind to the group, it’s still set to report a profit of nearly £200m in 2020. Management may also be able to use the turmoil in the retail sector to extract better terms from its landlords. This could lead to wider profit margins. And with fewer competitors in the market, JD may also be able to take market share. As such, I’m optimistic about the outlook for the group, which has already achieved explosive earnings growth in the past decade. Tech winnerThe coronavirus crisis has accelerated the adoption of technology around the world. Unfortunately, it’s also lead to a spike in scams and online threats.Avast (LSE: AVST) is one of Europe’s premier cybersecurity companies. The demand for its services has jumped this year. Analysts are expecting the group to report a 46% increase in earnings for 2020. That’s a considerable increase and puts Avast in an elite league of UK shares. What’s more, this growth seems as if it’s here to stay because most of the company’s products are sold on a subscription basis. This produces a recurring revenue stream for Avast and its investors. Despite this growth, the stock looks cheap. It’s trading at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 20. That’s compared to the UK IT Services sector average of 26. Based on these figures, the stock could be undervalued by as much as 30%. Therefore, I think this organisation could be one of the best UK shares to buy right now. Not only is it one of the few pure tech stocks listed on the London market, but it also looks as if shares in Avast are undervalued compared to the rest of the technology sector. Only adding to the company’s appeal is a 2.1% dividend yield, which is covered twice by earnings per share. Overall, it looks to me as if this business has the potential to produce large total returns for investors in the years ahead. As technology continues to play an increasingly important part of our day-to-day lives, Avast should continue to prosper. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 17th October, 2020 | More on: AVST JD Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Enter Your Email Address 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 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 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 Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Development League for Women’s football

first_imgWOMEN footballers would soon take their pent-up skills to the pitch when a Development League for Member Associations (MAs) of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) gets underway.Each respective MA will run off its competition to determine the winner who will advance to the grand finale of the tournament, which is being partly funded by the world governing body FIFA.GFF PRO Debra Francis told Chronicle Sport yesterday that “the plan is to kick off the tournament before the end of this month”.Additional sponsorship is currently being sought by the GFF for this inaugural competition.Meanwhile president of the Women FA (WFA) Charmaine Wade, in an invited comment, said that while she has heard of the plans nothing official has been sent to the WFA. Wade added that since being voted into office, last year November, her executive tried to get an audience with the former Technical Director of the GFF on the way forward for women football but all attempts proved unsuccessful.According to Wade, a proposal plan for 2016 has been sent to the GFF and “hopefully we can sit with the GFF at some point and solidify a plan for women football”. (Ras Wadada)last_img read more

Donegal TDs call for Ulster Bank to reverse decision to close local branches

first_imgDonegal Deputies Pat the Cope Gallagher and Pearse Doherty have both expressed serious concern about the planned closures of Ulster Bank branches in Raphoe and Ardara.The TDs have both issues statements on the proposed closures which are part of a plan to shut 22 branches of the bank nationwide.Deputy Doherty has today called on Ulster Bank to reverse its decision announced this week to close its branches in Ardara and Raphoe as part of the company’s latest round of branch closures across the state. He said “I am extremely saddened to learn of the decision taken by Ulster Bank to shut its branches in Ardara and Raphoe.“These planned closures will mean that residents and business owners in those towns will no longer have access to banking services locally should these closures go ahead, and this will obviously have a devastating impact on their local economies.“While this is clearly a corporate decision which has been made by a private company, I would of course strongly urge Ulster Bank to reconsider its decision and to make every effort to keep both these branches open for the good of the local communities involved.“Only three months ago in fact Sinn Féin questioned Ulster Bank over what plans if any the company had to close further branches, and the bank gave no indication then that further closures were imminent. “I have today written to management at Ulster Bank asking that it rethinks these closures, and I have also requested that the bank will now agree to meet with the local communities involved to sit down with them and discuss the fate of its branches in Ardara and Raphoe in an effort to retain these vital services.“I am willing to work with everyone to keep these important services open, and I look forward to working closely with both communities to do everything possible in the hope that these branches can remain open.”Meanwhile Deputy Gallagher his is a very concerning development for the two towns of Ardara and Raphoe, as both communities depended solely on the Ulster Bank for all their banking services, as the closure will leave the two towns and their wider communities without any bank.“This is another tangible sign of how much rural Ireland is being allowed to decline before the Government shouts stop , despite published action plans on rural development and strategies for jobs – nothing is actually happening on the ground to combat rural decline by this Government.“I believe that the Ulster Bank have taken the easy option and have failed to consider the long term implications of their decision, whereby in the case of Raphoe; the entire border region from Carrigans to Lifford is now left without a Bank other than travelling to Ballybofey or Letterkenny. “The entire border region of the Finn Valley area is left without a bank as a result of the Ulster Bank closure and that makes no economic or strategic sense and it is leaving a vast area and population of people without access to a bank.“Similarly in the case of Ardara with the closure of the last remaining Bank in the town, it leaves the town without any banking service other than an ATM. The Ulster Bank in Ardara was very strategically located covering a vast rural area from Glencolumbkille to Glenties, and in the context of Ardara being a premier tourist destination notwithstanding the number of businesses in the area the closure is very difficult to comprehend.“Personal and Business customers need in branch access in order to deal with requests, but most affected by this decision will be the older or elderly people within our communities as many always prefer to go in to branches to conduct their business – online or phone banking certainly is not an option by enlarge for them.”He has now called on Ulster Bank to publish the rationale behind the decision to close both Ardara and Raphoe and to reconsider the move, to allow for a period of consultation with the two respective communities and during that period to place a stay on the closures. “I will also be seeking a meeting with senior management of the Ulster Bank in order to put the local case for both banks as I personally believe that this is a very retrograde step and one which will have serious consequences for the future progress and development of both towns. Entire swathes of the county cannot be left without access to a bank branch or personal banking services. It’s unfair, and deeply debilitating to communities who rely so heavily on their services,” he added.Donegal TDs call for Ulster Bank to reverse decision to close local branches was last modified: March 24th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more