10 UK shares I’d buy and hold

first_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. 10 UK shares I’d buy and hold Enter Your Email Address FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Image source: The Motley Fool center_img Imagine having bought shares decades ago and watched the share price grow since. It always seems easier looking back – investment choices that look obvious in hindsight aren’t as clear cut when making future investment decisions. But there are some shares I’d be happy to buy and hold for years or even decades to come, for capital growth, income, or both.Of course not all shares do well. But by diversifying across 10 choices, I’d expect some long-term winners. Here are 10 UK shares I’d buy and hold, using three different investment strategies.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…Going for growthS4 Capital is my share pick of the year. The company is in the sweet spot of digital advertising. Acquisition costs could impact its profitability, but I expect to hold S4 for a while. Another company that continues to grow is Games Workshop. With its Warhammer franchise, the company has a strong “moat” of the type Warren Buffett likes. Gaming customers can be loyal for years or decades as they build their collections. The share’s valuation has increased faster than the bottom line, which is a concern. However, I think the company is well-positioned to capture future growth. It also usually pays out dividends frequently, although that is subject to business performance and could change.Established playersFor a long-term perspective, I would also pick well-established blue chip UK shares whose businesses look set to trundle along consistently. For example, the consumer goods giant Unilever makes a range of household and personal care goods. It has similar characteristics to Buffett’s long-term holding Procter & Gamble: a broad customer base, international exposure, and resilience even in economic downturns. For the same reasons I hold British American Tobacco. The Lucky Strike maker is battling a long-term decline in smoking. However, the shares yield 7%, and I think tobacco will be around for a while yet. The downside to blue chip stocks is that they can be expensive.Similarly, beer consumption is falling in some markets. That might not be good for Guinness, but its owner Diageo owns a host of other drinks brand like Johnnie Walker. I see it as a buy-and-hold for its strong brand portfolio and attractive business economics. UK bank Lloyds faces uncertain future demand for banking. But as the UK’s leading mortgage provider, I see its current price as a good chance to buy for future recovery.UK shares with attractive nichesBuffett also likes businesses that do well in a niche market. Food producer Cranswick isn’t cheap but its long history of business growth is attractive to me. Victrex is also not cheap but I would still buy for the long term. I think its core specialty chemical business gives it pricing power.Brick manufacturer Ibstock has its own clay pits. Bricks are heavy to transport which can make them expensive to move. A local brick manufacturer therefore has a naturally strong market position. Ibstock could suffer from building downturns but for the long term, I like it.Finally, software group Kainos may be below the radar for some investors, but it has the wind in its sails. It is close to an all-time high after saying trading is strong. I would still pick these UK shares to buy and hold as I expect continued growth in Kainos’ end markets. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 christopherruane owns shares of British American Tobacco, Lloyds Banking Group, and S4 Capital plc. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Games Workshop. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Ibstock, Kainos, Lloyds Banking Group, Unilever, and Victrex. 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 Christopher Ruanelast_img read more

J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Forecast January 2021

first_img 1,127,869 units J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Forecast January 2021 Facebook January 2021 1 16.4 million units Facebook TAGS  TROY, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– J.D. Power: The Retail Sales Forecast New-vehicle retail sales for the month of January are expected to show growth from January 2020, according to a joint forecast from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. Retail sales for new vehicles are projected to reach 890,800 units, a 6.1% increase compared with January 2021 when adjusted for selling days. January 2021 contains one fewer selling day and the same number of selling weekends when compared to January 2020. Comparing the same sales volume without adjusting for the number of selling days translates to an increase of 1.8% year over year. The Total Sales Forecast Total new-vehicle sales for the month of January, including retail and non-retail transactions, are projected to reach 1,073,100 units, a 0.9% decrease from January 2020, when adjusted for selling days. Reporting the same numbers without controlling for the number of selling days translates to a decrease of 4.9% from January 2020. The seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) for total new-vehicle sales is expected to be 16.3 million units, down 0.4 million units from 2020. The Takeaways Thomas King, president of the data and analytics division at J.D. Power: “January continues the strong performance observed in Q4 of 2020 and points to a positive outlook for the balance of 2021. The growth in retail sales is encouraging, especially as it is being achieved with higher transaction prices and lower incentive levels. While retail demand remains strong, non-retail sales are still recovering, which is hampering total vehicle sales and SAAR. “The primary risk to maintenance of the current retail sales pace is supply chain disruption. However, as January results show, the disruption has not yet become apparent in aggregate industry sales results.” Lean inventories mean that vehicles are selling quickly once they arrive at dealerships, and they are selling with lower discounts. The average number of days a new vehicle sits on a dealer lot before being sold is on pace to fall to 51 days, down 19 days from last year. The average incentive from manufacturers on new vehicles is on pace to be $3,639 per vehicle, a decrease of $510 from a year ago. Expressed as a percentage of the average vehicle MSRP, incentives for January are 8.4%, down two percentage points from a year ago, and the sixth consecutive month below 10%. For context, incentive spending per unit is 27% lower than when it peaked at $4,953 per unit in April 2020. Retailers also continue to offer smaller discounts on new-vehicle sales. Total grosses per unit, inclusive of finance and insurance income, are on pace to reach $2,212, an increase of $859 from a year ago. Average transaction prices are expected reach another monthly high, rising 8.4% to $37,165, the highest ever for the month of January and just below the record set in December 2020. Disciplined incentives and discounting, along with the shift towards more expensive trucks and SUVs, remain the key drivers of higher prices. SUVs and trucks are on pace to account for a combined 78% of retail sales compared with 73% a year ago. For context, average transaction prices are 20% higher in January 2021 than they were in January 2016 at $30,838. Low interest rates and higher trade-in values also are supporting higher transaction prices. The average interest rate for loans in January is expected to fall 117 basis points from a year ago to 4.4%. Over the same time, the average monthly finance payment is up only $14 to $599. Concurrently, the average trade-in value has risen to $5,298, an increase of $773 or 17.1%, from a year ago. Loan terms are relatively stable with the average term up less than one month, to 70 months, compared with a year ago. The combination of strong retail sales, higher transaction prices and smaller discounts means that January 2021 likely will be one of the most profitable Januarys ever for both retailers and manufacturers. Sales & SAAR Comparison Total SAAR 13.5 million units Twitter 16.3 million units Total Sales 890,800 units(+6.1% higher than January 2020) 2 1,381,680 units 874,967 units U.S. New Vehicle WhatsApp 1,619,554 units 1 Figures cited for January 2021 are forecasted based on the first 17 selling days of the month. 2 January 2021 has 24 selling days, one fewer day than January 2020. The DetailsThe average new-vehicle retail transaction price in January is expected to reach a monthly record $37,165. The previous high for any month of $37,966 was set in December 2020.Average incentive spending per unit in January is expected to reach $3,639, down from $4,149 in January 2020. Spending as a percentage of the average MSRP is expected to reach 8.4%, down two percentage points from a year ago.Average incentive spending per unit on trucks and SUVs combined is expected to be down $551 to $3,680, while the average spending on cars is expected to be down $421 to $3,497.Consumers are on pace to spend $33.1 billion on new vehicles, up $3 billion from January 2020 and the highest ever for the month of January.Truck/SUVs are on pace to account for 77.9% of new-vehicle retail sales.Fleet sales are expected to total 182,300 units, down 25% from January 2020 on a selling day adjusted basis. Fleet volume is expected to account for 17% of total light-vehicle sales, down from 22% a year ago. Global Outlook for January 2021 Jeff Schuster, president, Americas operations and global vehicle forecasts, LMC Automotive: “Global light vehicle sales finished strongly in December, posting another pre-pandemic selling rate record of 91.6 million units. After revising November upward, December also marks the fourth consecutive month well above the selling rate of 90 million units. The month was 2.5% stronger than December 2019, with continued support from China and the United States. In addition, some stability returned to volatile markets like South America and parts of Europe. Global light vehicle sales in 2020 ended at 77.7 million units—down 14%—as improvement in the second half of the year drove the recovery. “Our forecast for 2021 is for a continued recovery, with volume projected to increase to 86.4 million units, an 11% increase from 2020. However, while 2021 starts with some uncertainties now in our rearview mirror, there are new risks emerging such as the global semiconductor shortage and the potential for additional disruptions. Our initial assessment suggests there could be weakness in the first quarter due to vehicle production losses related to the lack of chips, but we don’t expect a lasting negative effect on the year.” About J.D. Power and Advertising/Promotional Ruleswww.jdpower.com/business/about-us/press-release-info About LMC Automotivewww.lmc-auto.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005213/en/ CONTACT: Media Relations Contacts Geno Effler, J.D. Power; West Coast; 714-621-6224;[email protected] Emmie Littlejohn, LMC Automotive; Troy, Mich.; 248-817-2100;[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MICHIGAN INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE RETAIL AUTOMOTIVE SOURCE: J.D. Power Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005213/en December 2020 Twitter 14.2 million units 14.1 million units Retail SAAR Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Previous articlePROS Solutions Transform Cathay Pacific Group Travel SalesNext articleLottieFiles Raises $9 Million in Series A Round Led by Microsoft’s M12 Venture Fund Digital AIM Web Support Retail Sales Pinterest January 2020 1,073,100 units(-0.9% lower than January 2020) 2 16.7 million unitslast_img read more

Body of man discovered in River Eske, near Donegal Town

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – July 16, 2019 Facebook The body of a man has been discovered in the River Eske, near Donegal Town in the early hours of this morning.The deceased, who was in his mid-forties, was pronounced dead at the scene.Gardai say a post-mortem is due to be carried out and this will determine the course of the investigation. Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Body of man discovered in River Eske, near Donegal Town Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleEight people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleKoepka hoping caddy can give him edge News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more