Why I think these are two of the best cheap shares to buy now

first_img 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. Why I think these are two of the best cheap shares to buy now Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rachael FitzGerald-Finch | Thursday, 18th June, 2020 | More on: BATS TW Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img Rachael FitzGerald-Finch has no position in any of the 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. What’s the difference between cheap shares to buy and value traps to avoid? In theory, the answer is easy: it’s quality.But what does this mean in practice to someone wanting to make a share purchase?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…To be successful when investing, we need to maximise our returns. This means being able to find shares in solid, dependable businesses that the market has currently underpriced.There are many great businesses on the FTSE and there are many low-priced businesses on the FTSE too. However, to make a sound investment throughout these times of economic uncertainty and stock market volatility, you need to find a business that is both. Only then can we make the claim that they’re truly cheap shares to buy now.Two quality stocks…Two of the most solid and dependable FTSE constituents, in my eyes, are Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) and British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). Both firms are profitable and have solid balance sheets, albeit BATS carries more debt than I would like.However, the majority of BAT’s debt is due to its purchase of Reynolds American (the maker of Newport, Camel, and Grizzly Snuff brands) in 2017. This purchase gives BATS access to the US tobacco market. This region accounts for 25% of global cigarette sales and 45% of global e-cigarette and vape sales. The acquisition is a highly strategic one with much growth potential for future profits.For the remainder of this year, BATS is planning to grow its margins and to convert 90% of operating profit into cash flow. It also plans to return 65% of earnings per share (EPS) to shareholders as dividends. With these figures, it is a cash-converting machine, and one that offers a current 6.8% yield. This must be one of the best returns on the FTSE 100 right now.Taylor Wimpey is also still paying out dividends, albeit at a lower 2.6%. However, the residential developer has recorded dividend growth in four out of five years since 2016. With at least five years of sequential positive earnings and a 2019 return on equity (ROE) of 20.6, the firm’s management is proving itself to be a profitable one.   …and also two cheap shares to buyBuying an overpriced share, even a great quality one, lowers your returns. So the share price valuation must be relatively cheap to make it worth your money.A great valuation metric to determine cheap shares to buy is the earnings yield. This figure provides a rough gauge of the overall value of a stock. An average earnings yield is around 5%. British American’s current yield is above average, at around 7.8%. But Taylor Wimpey’s is an astonishing 18.6%.Taylor Wimpey is currently trading around 152p, and at a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 7, far below the pre-pandemic industry average of 19. The firm has an overall 10-year trend of rising share prices, indicative of good management. I would expect this to continue. However, it is currently a cheap share to buy.BATS is currently trading at a P/E of 12, again below its pre-pandemic industry average of 13. However, due to the nature of its products, the firm was not significantly affected by the pandemic. Its share price plummeted after that 2017 acquisition, but has been steadily climbing ever since. Unless there are big upsets to its strategy, it’s likely this will keep going.  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. See all posts by Rachael FitzGerald-Finch Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

New charge of tax evasion brought against imprisoned newspaper editor

first_img Follow the news on Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more News News News April 9, 2021 Find out more to go further News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia The national security ministry has brought yet another charge against Eynulla Fatullayev, the imprisoned editor of two daily newspapers, Realny Azerbaijan and Gundelik Azerbaijan. He is now also accused of concealing around 215,000 euros of the newspapers’ income to evade tax.This is the second time an additional charge has been brought against Fatullayev since he was given a 30-month sentence for “insulting the Azerbaijani people” in April. Charges of terrorism and inciting racial hatred were brought against him in July.The tax evasion charge was added following interrogation of the staff of the two newspapers, which have been closed down by the authorities. Journalist Uzeir Jafarov of Gundelik Azerbaijan said the sole aim of the new charge was to keep Fatullayev behind bars. He faces the possibility of an additional two-year sentence.After a week-long visit to Azerbaijan, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg said on 7 September that it was vital that Azerbaijan should stop bringing criminal prosecutions against journalists for defamation. He said he asked President Ilham Aliev to release the seven journalists currently in prison but thought it was unlikely that this would happen. The president, who is trying to improve Azerbaijan’s image abroad, did however assure Hammarberg that he would pay close attention to the report that Hammarberg plans to issue on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. —————————————————————–13 juillet 2007More harassment by national security ministry in Fatullayev caseBaku appeal court judge Rasul Safarov issued a ruling on 11 July confirming the Sabail district court’s decision to keep newspaper editor Eynulla Fatullayev in the national security ministry’s detention centre. Fatullayev is serving a 30-month sentence for libel but new terrorism charges were recently brought against him.Four employees of Gundelik Azerbaijan (one of the two newspapers he edits) – Famil Jafarli, Jeyhun Nagiyev, Aynur Elgunesh and Neymat Huseynli – have meanwhile been questioned as witnesses by the national security ministry. Jafarli said they were asked what pseudonym Fatullayev used as a byline for his own articles. Each was questioned for about half an hour. So far, more than 20 people working for Gundelik Azerbaijan and Realny Azerbaijan (Fatullayev’s other newspaper) have been interrogated.Reporters Without Borders condemns this constant harassment of both Fatullayev and his colleagues, which shows that the government is determined to suppress their newspapers. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Organisation September 10, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New charge of tax evasion brought against imprisoned newspaper editor Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

LISTEN: David Passmore praises “resilient” Roisín Upton as Ireland face into…

first_imgFacebook Twitter Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Roisin Upton of Ireland during the Women’s Hockey World Cup Finals semi-final match between Ireland and Spain at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in QE Olympic Park, London, England. Photo by Craig Mercer/SportsfileLISTEN: David Passmore praises “resilient” Roisín Upton as Ireland face into World Cup Final.The Irish Women’s Hockey side face into a historic World Cup Final on Sunday afternoon following a fairytale tournament in which the 16th ranked side has made it all the way to the last game.David Passmore was the former IHA high performance director, mens coach and is the current U21 women’s coach and as a consequence has been through some of the leaner years of the sport.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Passmore says Ireland’s achievements thus far have been far beyond their wildest expectations.“They are a really strong group and they have invested everything into this tournament and yet they have come and enjoyed it and taken it each game at a time. I am surprised we are in a final, but there is no more deserving team.”Limerick’s Roisin Upton has been a key part of the side during the competition and Passmore says her hard work and dedication over some difficult spells as finally paid off.“Roisin has played fantastically well… she is a resilient thing, always has been, just really tough, has the ability to play with intensity yet a calmness in her head so she doesn’t do rash things. That’s really stood her in good stead here and the fact that she has gotten through so many injuries in the past few years, it’s fantastic to see her out there performing.”Click on the link below to hear the interview in full..The post LISTEN: David Passmore praises “resilient” Roisín Upton as Ireland face into World Cup Final appeared first on Sporting Limerick.center_img NewsLISTEN: David Passmore praises “resilient” Roisín Upton as Ireland face into World Cup FinalBy Raffaele Rocca – August 4, 2018 1665 Email Print Previous articleHospitals group seeks patient council membersNext articleLimerick Garda wins appeal over assault convictions Raffaele Roccalast_img read more

Modelling channelized surface drainage of supraglacial lakes

first_imgSupraglacial lakes can drain to the bed of ice sheets, affecting ice dynamics, or over theirsurface, relocating surface water. Focusing on surface drainage, we first discuss observations of lakedrainage. In particular, for the first time, lakes are observed to drain >70 km across the Nivlisen iceshelf, East Antarctica. Inspired by these observations, we develop a model of lake drainage through achannel that incises into an ice-sheet surface by frictional heat dissipated in the flow. Modelled lakedrainage can be stable or unstable. During stable drainage, the rate of lake-level drawdown exceeds therate of channel incision, so discharge from the lake decreases with time; this can prevent the lake fromemptying completely. During unstable drainage, discharge grows unstably with time and alwaysempties the lake. Model lakes are more prone to drain unstably when the initial lake area, the lake inputand the channel slope are larger. These parameters will vary during atmospheric-warming-inducedablation-area expansion, hence the mechanisms revealed by our analysis can influence the dynamicresponse of ice sheets to warming through their impact on surface-water routing and storage.last_img read more