My best stocks to buy now list: this FTSE stock is up nearly 2,000% in 5 years

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Jabran Khan | Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 | More on: GAW 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images There aren’t many FTSE shares from my best stocks to buy now list that have experienced close to a 2,000% price rise in the past five years. Games Workshop (LSE:GAW) is one such stock and I still think it could be a great stock to buy.FTSE 250 opportunityGames Workshop is setting the gaming world alight. The FTSE 250 incumbent is a British manufacturer of miniature figurines, war games, and fantasy figures. It’s best-known product is its Warhammer range which has skyrocketed in popularity around the world.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…GAW is on my best stocks to buy now list due to its unbelievable rise, as well its ability to navigate economic fluctuations and continue to grow. I particularly like the fact that GAW is expanding its geographical footprint to capitalise on its popularity. There has been massive overseas demand for its products and sales from foreign markets are increasing regularly.Share price and recent performanceThere aren’t many shares on the FTSE 250 that have experienced a share price increase like GAW. Crunching the numbers, GAW has risen by close to 85% annually over this five-year period. As I write, shares are trading for close to 10,200p per share. This is still an approximate 50% rise compared to this time last year. This slight drop off can be attributed to the global pandemic as well as the ensuing market crash. In last month’s half-year report, GAW reported record sales, profit levels, and cash generation. Expansion strategies seemed to be reaping rewards with a special mention of significant sales in North America. GAW reported the Covid-19 pandemic had majorly affected the opening of its 529 retail stores. Online sales offset these closures. Overall sales rose by 26% and pre-tax profit rose by 6% compared to the same period last year. Furthermore, a dividend of 80p per share was also declared. Many firms across the FTSE have cut dividends to conserve cash so this is another positive in my eyes.Best stocks to buy now have risks but great rewardsGames Workshop is facing challenges dealing with copyright issues as 3D printing of the company’s premium figurines is on the rise. This poses a risk to GAW as an investment as it could could affect sales figures. Piracy is a major issue in the gaming sector. In addition to this, GAW shares currently trade on 30 times 2020–21 forecast earnings. This could be considered expensive.To me, the Games Workshop share price still looks good. In the face of the pandemic, Games Workshop has generated healthy profit margins and earnings growth in the past year. I believe that, once things do return to normal, GAW could thrive even further.GAW is on my list of best stocks to buy now from the FTSE 250 due to its unrivalled success. I also look to make a passive income, and here is one of my FTSE 100 picks to help me do that. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares My best stocks to buy now list: this FTSE stock is up nearly 2,000% in 5 yearslast_img read more

Two killed, another injured after drowsy driver hits motorcyclists in East Jakarta

first_img“The driver suffered no injuries, but she experienced trauma from the accident. I heard that she was probably tired from too much work because she had to prepare a presentation for today,” Agus said on Thursday, as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: This year’s Idul Fitri traffic accidents fall by 31 percentWitnesses said the car struck a motorcycle being ridden by Dadan Sujana and Dony Sanjaya on the Jatinegara overpass. They died on the scene.After the initial collision the car then struck Novan Bawono, who was pushing his motorcycle on the side of the road. He suffered severe wounds and a broken right hand.Novan was rushed to Premier Jatinegara Hospital to receive treatment. Meanwhile, the bodies of the victims were taken to the National Police Hospital in Kramat Jati to undergo an autopsy. (vny)Topics : Two people have died and another was injured after a car hit a motorcycle and a person pushing a motorcycle on Jl. DI Panjaitan in East Jakarta on Wednesday evening.The police said the driver of the car was “tired and sleepy”. East Jakarta Police traffic unit chief Adj. Comr. Agus Suparyanto said the police were not able to question the driver as she was still in shock.last_img read more

BSB Manufacturing marks 10th season of IMCA sponsorship

first_imgWELLINGTON, Kan. (May 23) – Ten-year sponsor BSB Manufacturing awards more than $10,000 in product certifi­cates to IMCA drivers in six divisions and one special series this season.Product certificates redeemable in amounts of $300, $200 and $100 go to top three eligible drivers in each IMCA Modi­fied, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock region, and in national standings for Karl Chev­rolet Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods.Designated place finishers at 30 Modified, 18 IMCA Late Model, 15 Sunoco Stock Car, 15 SportMod and 12 Hobby Stock specials all receive $50 product certificates from the Wellington, Kan., high performance parts manufacturer.Drivers in those five divisions are required to compete with four BSB-manufactured shocks, display two BSB decals on their race car and return a completed signup form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1.The champion of the 32nd annual Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models earns a $250 product certificate. The runner-up gets a $200 product certificate while the third place driver receives a $150 certifi­cate.BSB Manufacturing also returns as title sponsor of the Northern SportMod Race of Champions during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and will provide a portion of the $1,000 purse to be paid for that race.Information about BSB products and services is available by calling 620 326-3152, at the www.bsbgofast.com and bsbshocks.com web­sites and on Facebook.“BSB Manufacturing is a great company run by great people and that is what makes working with them for 10 years seem so seamless,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’re privileged to partner with them for a marquee event at Super Nationals and look forward to many more years to come.”last_img read more

Courtside: Newest proposal is the wrong answer to NFL’s diversity problem

first_imgBut if only that proposal didn’t bring about its own set of problems in addition to the ones it was meant to address. Because a system in which people of color are treated as tokens is absolutely the wrong way to go about improving diversity, and that’s exactly what the proposal would create.  He’s 100% right. He proposes players take matters into their own hands and refuse to sign with teams that don’t extend enough opportunities to people of color. Once owners feel the financial ramifications, they’ll hopefully change. Knowing the general greed of NFL owners and their valuation of money above all else, he’s probably right about that as well, though it is an unfortunate reality that money is the only way to inspire such change.  The list goes on and on. You get the point — nobody likes it. Rob Parker, a Black sports journalist for TV20 Detroit and a contributor to Fox Sports 1’s talk show “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed,” weighed in as well: “Somehow, NFL executives think it’s fair to put capable black coaches in the unenviable position of appearing as though they’re not actually qualified, but have their jobs just because of the improved pick.” The issue is that each time a person of color is hired, each time they’re given authority, the narrative surrounding the hire will be the same: “Well, are they really qualified, or do they just want a better draft pick?” Of course they’re fucking qualified. That shouldn’t even be a question. The NFL shouldn’t give anyone a reason to ask it.  The proposal comes just a few months after Goodell voiced his dissatisfaction with the NFL’s Rooney Rule during Super Bowl weekend in Miami. The rule, which requires teams to interview at least one underrepresented candidate for head coaching and football operations jobs, clearly hasn’t had its desired effect: Marginalized groups make up four of the NFL’s 32 head coaches — one of those four being Lynn — and two of 32 general managers. There are ways to go about improving the NFL’s diversity without systematically rewarding teams for taking advantage of people of color, and ideas such as Parker’s are a perfect example. The league is trying to get to the right destination, but the road there — at least the one outlined Friday — is undeniably the wrong one. Dez Bryant, a Black free agent wide receiver, retweeted a tweet from Bleacher Report announcing the proposal and remarked, “I’m going to act like I didn’t read this smh.”  On Friday, ESPN NFL reporter Jim Trotter reported that the league was proposing rule changes that would boost a team’s third-round draft pick by six or 10 points if it hired a person of color as head coach or general manager, respectively. It also provides a five-spot jump in the fourth round of the draft before that coach or general manager’s third season with the team, should they be retained that long. Parker raises another interesting issue worth considering: “It’s crazy to think that despite playing football at such a high level, making up roughly 70 percent of the players in the league, that owners would have to be enticed to want black people in their organizations.” I get what NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is going for, and I believe his intentions are good.  Louis Riddick, a Black former NFL player and current on-air talent for ESPN, added his own thoughts: “If these policies are implemented, the first day I walk into the building, I know people with that organization would wonder: ‘Did he get this job because he’s the best man for the job, or did he get it at least in part because it gives us a big break in the draft?’ On the first day of the job, that team would be undermining its own hire by injecting doubt in the minds of the people who work in the building. Is that how you really want a GM to start off his career?” Hell, it might even decrease the number of people of color in prominent roles. Every owner will know that the narrative described in the former half of the previous paragraph will persist; they’ll know that hiring a person of color will lead plenty of fans to scrutinize the organization for using a person of color as a mere tool for obtaining a better pick. Even if that’s never the case, teams won’t want that perception to exist in the first place. So, they may avoid it altogether. While diversity is something that the league and its respective teams should value, it’s not something that should be achieved through incentives. In fact, that runs counter to the very point of diversity in the first place. Hires will no longer be about increasing African American representation in positions of power; they will be about generating the false notion that the league and owners value diversity when, in reality, there are tangible rewards to be reaped off the backs of the marginalized people in these leadership positions. People of color will inevitably be seen as simple figureheads exploited by teams to boost their chances at a sought-after prospect in the upcoming draft, rather than someone qualified for doing the job well. Lynn’s opposition of the proposal hardly scratches the surface of the near-universal disapproval from Black people both inside and outside the league.  Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn summed it up nicely Friday: “I think sometimes you can do the wrong thing while trying to do the right thing.” Goodell knows this is a problem — especially in a league that comprises more than 70% Black players — and at least his new proposal, an addition to the Rooney Rule, seems to acknowledge that the original version isn’t the answer.  The tangible effects of the rule change will admittedly be minimal. Teams won’t all of a sudden put someone in prominent organizational roles with tons of power just to improve their mid-draft position by a few slots in hopes of landing their preferred backup quarterback if they feel that a particular coaching candidate isn’t right for the job. But that’s not the issue.  Nathan Ackerman is a rising junior writing about sports and sociopolitics. He is also a managing editor of Summer Trojan. His column, “Courtside,” runs every other Wednesday.last_img read more