Why I think this FTSE 250 stock presents a buying opportunity

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jabran Khan 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Address Jabran Khan | Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 | More on: CCC center_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 this FTSE 250 stock presents a buying opportunity Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Jabran Khan Savvy investors keep abreast of growth industries. The main one I keep a keen eye on is technology. In a truly digital age, companies are always looking to streamline their services by using the latest technology. This can include cloud technology, cyber security, data management, and remote working capabilities.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…Last on that list is a very popular one right now as people are being asked to work from home if possible in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Although the market crash will affect all companies, IT firms may see an increase in demand to assist organisations in setting up remote working environments. CEO Mike Norris last week tentatively commented, “in the medium term, customers may postpone significant IT infrastructure projects.”Computacenter (LSE:CCC) is a well known major player in the IT infrastructure industry. It is engaged in supply, implementation, support, and management of IT systems. Performance and recent eventsThe UK-based organisation has enjoyed some fruitful years in terms of performance. It has gone from strength to strength. It hailed what it said was one of its “most successful years” in 2019 with both revenue and profits reaching their “best ever” levels. In its trading update for the year ending 31 December, revenues had risen by an impressive 16% to £5.05bn. It reported that profitability had increased by the largest amount ever. Adjusted profit before tax for 2019 was up 24% to £146.3m.In light of this impressive performance the dividend was hiked 22% to 37p per share. Computacenter currently has 135 customer relationships worth £1m or more. Just 300 enterprise customers in Europe and the US account for virtually all of its profits today. Computacenter has strategically looked to acquire other businesses to further its offering. The upswing in 2019 was attributed to this as it acquired two new businesses in the US and Netherlands. These in turn saw organic revenues grow by 3%. The ability to complete acquisitions is always a positive sign in my eyes when it comes to growth and investment viability.Crunching the numbers & next stepsThe coronavirus pandemic has caused approximately a 40% decrease in share price in the past month. However I would not read too much into this. Short-term pain is to be expected. I would rather focus on the share price performance prior to this period. The share price jumped almost 60% in the previous calendar year before the crash. I would also look at return on capital employed, which averaged an impressive near 20% over the past three years. Furthermore it possesses a healthy balance sheet and minimal debt. Profit has increased every year for the previous three years. Perhaps more significant is that dividend per share has also increased every year for the past six years. At this point it would be irresponsible of me not to urge caution due to the potential for short-term pain in light of current events. Although, just last week the company announced an unprecedented surge in demand for laptops. I believe longer term, Computacenter is a good opportunity that should be seriously considered for your portfolio. I will certainly be keeping a keen eye on this stock. last_img read more

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Industry slams work-life balance report

first_imgIndustry slams work-life balance reportOn 24 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. A report by the Institute of Directors (IoD) that rubbishes work-lifebalance has been slammed by UK industry leaders and diversity experts. The issue hit the headlines again last week when health minister AlanMilburn resigned from his post to spend more time with his family. The IoD’s controversial paper, Work-Life Balance Revisited, claims thatpeople who advocate work-life balance make distorted claims about the workplacethat amount to little more than “urban myths”. Its author, Ruth Lea, claims that work-life balance protagonists “runan anti-business agenda that seems hell-bent on demonising the workplace”,and that these policies make running a business even harder. Kate Headley, who heads up the Cheshire-based Dextra Diversity Network,which includes top companies such as Ford, KPMG, Royal Bank of Scotland andLand Rover, labelled Lea’s comments as “almost prehistoric”. “I’m dismayed that such an influential institute is trying to drag UKbusinesses back into the dark ages. I’m sure many top UK companies areliterally cringing at its outdated attitude to business,” Headley said. Will Hutton, chief executive of The Work Foundation, compared Lea to Eddythe Eagle and Screaming Lord Sutch as a figure of derision. Annette Andrews, manager of work-life balance at Ford, also criticised theIoD report. “Work-life balance is an integral part of our diversity strategy. Wehave found that it adds value to our business and to our staff, she said.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Bakers’ Fair to stage NAMB competitions

first_imgBritish Baker can announce there will be 10 competition classes open to all bakers to enter at the new Bakers’ Fair Spring event this April.Taking place on Sunday 10 April at Newbury Racecourse, the event will host the National Association of Master Bakers’ (NAMB) Bakery Competitions. There will be seven classes for bakers, including a celebration cake inspired by the Royal Wedding, cupcakes, hot cross buns and crusty brown rolls.There will also be three categories, held jointly with the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders, which will pit bakers against butchers in a contest to make the best hot crust pork pie, the best cold-eat meat pasties and the best six-inch sausage rolls.”The winners will receive a trophy, and publicity in BB and Crumbs,” said Gill Brooks-Lonican, NAMB CEO. “How many times have you looked at competitions and thought ’I can do better than that’. Well now’s your chance to prove it!”last_img read more

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Spurs, Arsenal target Lihadji under fire

first_img It has been claimed that the 17-year-old forward has rejected a £7,500-a-week deal with the Ligue 1 side. Rothen said: “It is unacceptable that he refuses this contract.Advertisement Spurs and Arsenal target Isaac Lihadji has come under fire from former French international Jerome Rothen for refusing to sign a contract extension at Marseille. Promoted Content17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa Davis5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian ActressesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical “The goal when you are trained at a club, is to grow in the club, even more so when you are at a club like Marseille where he had a real chance of being in one of the three biggest clubs of France. Read Also:Mourinho slams FA ball used in Tottenham’s draw with Middlesbrough “What shocks me is the player. What does he want to do? Already his mentality isn’t good. “Marseille, it must make you dream.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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Cricket News Watch funny video – Virat Kohli tries to run four, Cheteshwar Pujara barely manages three

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli is a supreme run-machine who is also one of the fittest in the business. The Indian cricket team skipper has rarely missed a match due to injury and it is testament to his greatness that Kohli can perform consistently in all three formats and maintain the same level of intensity. On day 2 of the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia in Melbourne, Kohli was looking good for a century and had shared a wonderful partnership of over 100 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara, who had already registered his 17th Test century. However, there was a funny moment between the two batsmen and it involved running between the wickets.When Kohli took strike in the 120th over bowled by Australia pacer Pat Cummins, the right-handed batsman was on 71. On the fourth ball of the over, Kohli flicked a full ball into the vast gap at deep midwicket. The skipper ran aggressively while Pujara was struggling to keep up. By the time Kohli had almost completed the third run at the non-striker’s end, Pujara had just turned around at the non-striker’s end. Kohli wanted a fourth run but Pujara barely managed to get back in the crease.Read More | Yearender 2018: Kohli’s brilliance, Dhoni’s IPL return, Gauti says bye Following the run, Pujara showed the hand to Kohli, smiled and shrugged his head indicating that he was in no position to take the fourth run. Pujara fell for 106, his second century in the series while Kohli was unlucky to miss out on his 26th century as he upper-cut Mitchell Starc to third man where he was caught for 82 by Aaron Finch. However, the 170-run stand put India on course to dominate the Melbourne Test match.Read More | Virat Kohli misses out on century, India skipper troubled by back painPujara’s reluctance for the fourth run probably stems from the fact that his knees are not that strong as Kohli. The Saurashtra batsman has undergone surgery to his knee couple of years ago and since then, he has struggled with running between the wickets. The fact that he has been run-out so many times might also have weighed heavily in the decision to not take four runs.Read More | Pujara slams 17th century, delivers Australia the knock-out blowIn the Centurion Test early in the year, Pujara was run-out in both innings, making him the first Indian player to create this unwanted record. Hansie Cronje, Marvan Atapattu, Adam Parore, Ian Healy, Mark Taylor and Stephen Fleming are the other players in this list. In the last decade alone, Pujara has been run-out seven times, which is the joint-most for any player along with former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior. last_img read more

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Bryant-less Lakers had no answer for Lillard, lose to Portland, 106-94

first_imgBut the Lakers’ struggles went beyond Lillard. The Lakers also featured some inefficient shooters. Ellington’s 10 points came on 3-of-10 shooting while starting at shooting guard in Bryant’s place. The Lakers’ backcourt of Price and Lin combined for a 5-of-16 clip. Young posted 13 points on only 3-of-11 shooting, cementing a five-game stretch where he has shot 16 of 64 from the field. “Every shot he misses is the end of the world right now to him,” Scott said of Young. “You have to get away from that and keep playing hard and do other things to help the team to get better.”Scott has also said Young should improve his pregame and practice work by completing shooting drills at game speed. But Young has downplayed that argument. “I have to stop thinking so much and play my game and go out there and have fun,” Young said. “I think I’ve been doing all right trying to pass the ball and doing different things. I still can’t slack off.”The Lakers’ lone bright spots? Carlos Boozer posted a dependable 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting and nine rebounds. Wesley Johnson led the Lakers with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting in his first game since missing the previous three contests because of a strained right hip flexor. But all that became lost amid Lillard’s breakout play.“I thought our team competed and played hard. We didn’t run out of gas. It was too much Damian in the end,” Scott said. “They have a superstar there and he took over the game like most superstars will. From an effort standpoint, I’m very pleased with how hard we played and competed. We just didn’t have enough at the end.” Even if his shooting accuracy has dipped to career lows, Kobe Bryant’s presence always gave the Lakers a reassuring feeling he could close out games in dramatic fashion.The Lakers not only missed Bryant in their 106-94 loss on Sunday to the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center, the Lakers’ star sitting out for the third time in four games to preserve his 36-year-old body. The Lakers also had no answer for Portland’s top closer. Point guard Damian Lillard carved the Lakers up with 34 points on 13-of-23 shooting. That included Lillard stemming off the Lakers’ late-game push by scoring eight points within a one-minute span, which included an open dunk and a 26-foot 3-pointer“We played real tough. Then, Damian kind of takes over,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “He makes some great shots. You try to pressure him and trap him at times. But he’s just a hell of a player. He’s pretty damn good.”Not that it should be surprising about Lillard. He punished the Lakers last week in Portland with 39 points. But in that game without Bryant, the Lakers had at least a chance to win the game. But Nick Young missed an elbow jumper and Jeremy Lin airballed a 3-pointer at the top of the key. This time, the Lakers struggled coming close without Bryant’s presence. After Young scored six points in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 75-all with 9:59 remaining, the Blazers answered with a 17-3 run to take a 14-point lead. Even when the Lakers cut Portland’s lead to 98-92 with 1:16 left after Wayne Ellington made a pair of free throws, Lillard then took over.“We got to stick to our principles,” Lakers guard Ronnie Price said. “We let a great player get into a rhythm. But he got into a rhythm with us having some defensive breakdowns as well. There’s a lot of things individually I could have done better. I take that on myself. I’ll try to make the adjustment the next time we play him.”Lin suggested the Lakers could have adjusted by double teaming Lillard persistently, which could have increased the odds of him actually having the ball in his hands.“It kills the momentum as quickly as possible,” Lin said. “That’s a team thing. That’s something we’ll keep working through. The guy hit some tough tough shots. He played great, but I wish we were able to do more.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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