Forget Bitcoin! I think these 3 FTSE 250 stocks could double your money

first_img See all posts by Roland Head Roland Head | Friday, 13th March, 2020 | More on: PFC SMWH SSPG Image source: Getty Images. 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Forget Bitcoin! I think these 3 FTSE 250 stocks could double your money The Bitcoin price has fallen by more than 40% in one month. That’s a bigger loss than we’ve seen with the FTSE 250 index, which is down by 27% at the time of writing.Unlike Bitcoin, good quality stocks generate earnings that support their valuation. I think stocks could provide some of the best opportunities for investors to profit from the market crash. Today I want to tell you about three FTSE 250 stocks I believe could double from current levels.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…Read all about itNewsagent WH Smith (LSE: SMWH) was founded in 1792, making this FTSE 250 firm one of the UK’s oldest listed businesses. However, this impressive longevity hasn’t stopped the WH Smith share price falling by 50% from the all-time highs seen in January.Investors’ are worried that sales at the group’s travel division — including airports — will collapse.WH Smith confirmed these fears with a warning on Thursday that the company is seeing a significant drop in passenger numbers in the US and Europe. Together, these regions account for 85% of the group’s travel sales. This is expected to lead to a 20%-25% fall in pre-tax profit, compared to last year.I suspect the eventual impact will be worse than this. But I’ve long admired WH Smith as a high quality business that generates strong shareholder returns. The shares look historically cheap to me at current levels. I think they could double over the next few years.Is this 14% yield for real?FTSE 250 oil and gas sector service provider Petrofac (LSE: PFC) faces two very serious problems. The first is this week’s oil price crash. This could lead to a downturn in new orders and put further pressure on profit margins.The second problem is that the company is under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office. This has been ongoing since 2017 and has not yet resulted in the company or any current employees being charged. But it’s not over yet.CEO and 19% shareholder Ayman Asfari remains in charge of Petrofac and has made sure that the company is generating cash and is largely debt-free.But Petrofac’s falling share price has left the stock trading on just four times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 14%.There are obviously some serious risks here. But the shares are starting to look cheap to me compared to more heavily-indebted rivals. If the SFO investigation can be settled, I think Petrofac stock could be worth upwards of 300p.This travel stock could bounce backI’m avoiding airlines at the moment. But I do think there are some opportunities in the travel sector. One company I rate highly is catering firm SSP Group (LSE: SSPG), whose shares price has halved so far this year.This FTSE 250 firm operates more than 2,800 food units in airports and railway stations around the world. SSP runs franchised outlets for brands such as Burger King, Starbucks and Jamie’s Deli, but the group also has its own brands — you may be familiar with Upper Crust and Ritazza, for example.Profits rose by 12% last year and the company generated a return on capital employed of 20%. I see these as impressive figures in difficult conditions.SSP has been in business for 50 years. I’m pretty confident it will recover after the coronavirus outbreak. I’d be a buyer here, for a long-term portfolio. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of SSP Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended WH Smith. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

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Storms have Taken a Toll on Northwest Indiana Crops

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Storms have Taken a Toll on Northwest Indiana Crops SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jul 14, 2014 Matt Hayden updateCrop Watch is brought to you by Trupointe Cooperative and Winfield Solutions – now open in Milford.Two weeks ago storms ripped through Indiana including tornados in the northwest corner that permanently damaged some corn. Matt Hayden farms in southern Lake County and he tells HAT the crops were in great shape until those storms came in and a deluge of rain in mid-June changed everything.“About the 15th of June I would have told you we were going for an excellent crop all around and that week and for about a 10 day period we had 12 inches of rain. There’s water standing where water usually never stands. We have a lot of our crops in the low ground where it’s sort of flat and if they’re not dead now they’re leaning over. After we had the big rain they reported 90 MPH winds coming through and they said a couple of tornados touched down.”The high winds took out one neighboring farmer’s entire grain system. Hayden says the result of the winds and saturated soils is not a pretty picture on almost half of the ground he farms.“Those crops aren’t looking very pretty. They’ve come back and stood up a little bit but they’re still bowed over pretty good. We finally got back and replanted some beans, about a hundred acres out of 200 acres that was drowned out last week. But the high ground looks real good.”This spring the Hayden family had a delayed start to planting because of rain, but they made good progress once the planters made it to the field on April 25th.“We started out real good,” he told HAT. “We got all of our corn out in a timely manner and had just started planting beans when we had a wet spell for a week to 10 days, but then got the beans done in a timely manner and finished up the beans Memorial Day weekend.”He has also just started wheat harvest and reports 70-80 bushel averages in the area so far.Hoosier Ag Today brings you the latest from the fields across Indiana with Crop Watch – brought to you by Trupointe Cooperative and Winfield Solutions – now open in Milford. Storms have Taken a Toll on Northwest Indiana Crops Facebook Twitter Previous articleWhy Big Ag is the Real American AgricultureNext articleCorn and Bean Condition Remain Steady Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Vermont Chamber of Commerce announces Business and Industry EXPO schedule

first_imgJoin the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the 27th Vermont Business and Industry EXPO. The May 25 & 26 trade show, held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, features a wide variety of seminars, special events, and award ceremonies. Check the schedule of events below. Register and learn more by going to www.vtexpo.com(link is external) or call Antonia at 802-223-0603.Wednesday, May 258 ‘ 9:45 am ‘ Senator Leahy Business Breakfast: The annual U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s Business Breakfast hosts U.S. Department of Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Graves. Learn about the Treasury Department’s efforts to expand capital to small businesses and have an interactive discussion with one of President Obama’s leading economic policy advisors. Diamond Ballroom, $35 SPONSORED BY VELCO10 am ‘ 5 pm ‘ The Vermont Chamber Business & Industry EXPO : Visit northern New England’s largest business-to-business trade show featuring 200 exhibitors. Stop by the Technology Pavilion on the second floor. Lake Champlain Exhibit Hall (Level 1)Emerald Ballroom & Promenade (Level 2)10 ‘ 10:30 am ‘ Presentation of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award: Governor Peter Shumlin will present the award. Sheraton Conference Center Foyer, Free PRESENTED BY VERMONT BUSINESS MAGAZINE AND THE VERMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.12 noon ‘ 2 pm ‘ Let’s Do Lunch! Invite your current and potential customers to an informal networking luncheon. No presentations at this event, simply a time to network and relax. Diamond Ballroom, $10 advance/$20 door SPONSORED BY EWA GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS, INC2 ‘ 3:30 pm ‘ 7 Experts ‘ 7 Tips ‘ 7 Minutes Adding Value to your Brand and Business: Whether you are a small or large business, working ON your business rather than IN your business will help you begin to build value in your brand. A panel of experts will share tips that any company can implement to add value to their brand and business using social media, new marketing ideas and other brand building techniques. Amphitheatre, $25 MODERATED BY VERMONT FAMILY BUSINESS INITIATIVE5 ‘ 7 pm ‘ EXPO Networking Reception: An EXPO exclusive event that is FREE to all EXPO exhibitors and attendees. Come mingle and relax with your colleagues. G’s Restaurant, Free SPONSORED BY WAITSFIELD AND CHAMPLAIN VALLEY TELECOMThursday, May 269 am ‘ 4 pm ‘ The Vermont Chamber Business & Industry EXPO: Visit northern New England’s largest business-to-business trade show featuring 200 exhibitors. Stop by the Technology Pavilion on the second floor. Lake Champlain Exhibit Hall (Level 1)Emerald Ballroom & Promenade (Level 2)9 ‘ 11:30 am ‘ Building Blocks Seminar Series: Attend one or stay for all four! These short seminars will give you news you can use and get you on your way in 30 minutes. Amphitheatre, $10 per seminar SPONSORED BY TD BANKPower Marketing: Ann-Marie Small, Safeguard Business Systems, will show you how to put your customer at the epicenter of your marketing strategy to boost sales.Search and Social Marketing: Bibi Mukherjee, Curve Trends Marketing, will address why a successful online marketing strategy mean creating a dynamic cycle of social and search interaction.21st Century Competition: Ken Cowman, Green Mountain ERP, will pinpoint three primary tools your company can implement to grow your customer base.Effective Ethics and Compliance:Dr. Michael Palmer, Ethics By Design, will explain how an effective ethics program builds trust, prevents fraud and contributes to the success of every company.12 noon ‘ 2 pm ‘Business Luncheon: Transforming Customer Engagement: Race to this lunch featuring Steve Phelps, Vice President of Marketing at NASCAR. Phelps will share lessons learned at NASCAR, which are applicable to any size company. He will focus on three key components to transform customer engagement to build relationships and drive your business. Diamond Ballroom, $40 SPONSORED BY COMCAST BUSINESS CLASS2’ 3:30 pm ‘ Power Pitches: Business Plans Meet the Experts: Six students have three minutes each to prove why their business plan is a viable investment and how their idea excels above the rest. A panel of experts will offer advice and determine if the plan should go back to the drawing board or is bound for success. Amphitheatre, FreeThe Vermont Chamber of CommerceThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization, represents nearly every sector of the state’s corporate/hospitality community. Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.Source: Vermont Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

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India will find Australia a different proposition next year – skipper Paine

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneySYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia have developed a ruthless streak in their home series sweeps against Pakistan and New Zealand and will present much stiffer opposition when India tour next year, captain Tim Paine said on Monday.Paine’s side wrapped up a 3-0 series triumph over the Black Caps by romping to 279-run victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground to make it five comprehensive wins out of five matches for the home summer.“I came into this summer expecting to win all five tests,” Paine told reporters.“I think now we’ve got a team together that is really consistent, we’ve got a number of match-winners with both bat and ball and our lesser players have improved a hell of a lot over the last 12 months. “We’ve probably become more ruthless which was something we wanted to be … We’ve got great quality throughout our side and it’s a very exciting team to be part of.”Next up for Australia in Test cricket is a tour of Bangladesh in June and July followed by what Paine described as a “mouthwatering” series at home to Virat Kohli’s India. India last visited in the 2018-19 season and, with Steve Smith and David Warner suspended after the ball-tampering scandal, earned their first series triumph on Australia soil.“We’re certainly a different side than what they played against last year,” Paine added. “There’s (also) Test championship points at stake and I think both India and Australia are eyeing off that final so every point is going to be critical.“If we can continue our upward trend, you’re potentially talking about the top two teams in the world so it’s going to be an awesome series.”The victory over New Zealand brought Australia (296) closer to India (360) at the top of the World Test Championship table with the two nations occupying the positions which will earn places in the final at Lord’s in 2021. Paine said the way Australia approached the key moments in matches had changed since India last toured, resulting in the clinical displays against Pakistan and New Zealand.“Every team wants to be ruthless,” he said.“(But) I think there were probably periods in the Test series against India we should have capitalised on, but through wanting it too much, or trying too hard, or putting too much pressure on ourselves, we let it slip,” Paine added. “When those big moments come now, we just focus on executing our roles. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s soccer’s Miles Robinson named semifinalist for national player of the year award

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse sophomore defender Miles Robinson has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy, college soccer’s top individual award.Robinson is one of two sophomores on the list of semifinalists after being named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and an All-ACC First Team selection. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder ranked fifth on the Orange in points with nine, and his four goals tied for third on the team. Playing right-center back for the majority of the season, Robinson helped anchor a defense that posted 10 shutouts.In the middle of the season, Robinson missed two games — both which Syracuse lost, to Albany and Louisville — after being called up to the United States Under-20 National Team for a tournament in Manchester, England.This is the third year in a row Syracuse has boasted a Hermann Trophy semifinalist. Goalkeeper Alex Bono was eventually one of three finalists in 2014 and midfielder Julian Buescher was a semifinalist in 2015. Both are currently playing in Major League Soccer, for Toronto FC and DC United, respectively.The Orange’s season ended in the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 this past Sunday following a 1-0 loss to North Carolina.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

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Temple hires Miami DC Manny Diaz as new coach

first_img Eight Rutgers football players indicted on credit card fraud charges, report says Another candidate considered for the position was Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown. Diaz, who was Miami’s defensive coordinator under Mark Richt, hadn’t re-signed his contract with the Hurricanes, which prompted the earlier rumors.Local 10 News reported Wednesday that Diaz was not the Owls’ first choice. Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko was tabbed as the top pick, but he decided to return to his position with the Aggies. Related News Temple started its search for a new coach after Geoff Collins left the program to coach a Georgia Tech.With Diaz, Temple will be receiving one of the best defensive minds of 2018. Miami currently ranks second in total defense and leads the country in passing yards allowed, tackles for loss and third-down defense.It marks the first head coaching position for Diaz. He began his career as a graduate assistant at Florida State. Since then, he has served as a defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State before snagging his current position with Miami. Temple has hired Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as its new head coach, the school announced Thursday.Pete Thamel with Yahoo Sports was the first to report the hiring Wednesday.last_img read more

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