These FTSE 250 stocks are down in double-digits in 2020. I’d buy now and hold long term

first_imgThese FTSE 250 stocks are down in double-digits in 2020. I’d buy now and hold long term 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon owns shares in Tritax Big Box REIT. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tritax Big Box REIT and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img The FTSE 250 has tanked recently as a result of coronavirus uncertainty. Back in February, the index was up near the 22,000 points mark. Today, however, it’s under 16,000 points – nearly 30% lower.In the near term, stock market volatility is likely to remain high. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, or next week. However, in the long run, the FTSE 250 should recover. With that in mind, here’s a look at three FTSE 250 stocks I believe are worth buying today.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…FTSE 250 online shopping playOne of those I think looks attractive right now is Tritax Big Box REIT (LSE: BBOX). It’s a real estate company that owns a large portfolio of modern, sophisticated logistics warehouses. Its share price has fallen about 21% this year.I believe BBOX is well positioned to navigate the near-term uncertainty associated with the coronavirus. For a start, the group’s main tenants are major corporations, such as Amazon (13% of rent). Secondly, around 50% of its rent is generated from defensive sectors, such as food retail.In the long run, the growth potential here is significant. With online sales in the UK growing every year, demand for logistics space is increasing. And, as the group recently pointed out, this crisis is demonstrating the need for retailers to operate in prime, well-located buildings.Overall, there’s a lot I like about BBOX. I’d buy the shares now and hold for the long term.Cybersecurity stockAnother FTSE 250 stock I like the look of right now is Avast (LSE: AVST). It’s a technology company that specialises in cybersecurity solutions. Worldwide, it has over 400m users. Year-to-date, its share price is down about 14%.My view is the coronavirus pandemic could potentially boost demand for Avast’s cybersecurity solutions. With employees across the world working remotely, cyberattack numbers are likely to rise. Indeed, according to Dave Waterson, CEO at security protection software company SentryBay, we’re likely to see a 30%-40% increase in cyberattacks during the coronavirus pandemic.The long-term story looks attractive too. The cybersecurity market is predicted to grow at over 10% annually and worth around $250bn by 2025. This means there’s significant long-term growth potential.All things considered, I’m bullish on Avast.Technology playFinally, I also like FTSE 250 firm Computercenter (LSE: CCC). It’s a leading provider of technology solutions to businesses. Its share price has fallen about 13% this year.I last covered CCC on 23 March when stock markets were in meltdown. At the time, the stock was trading for about 1,060p. I said the risk/reward proposition was “attractive.” Fast forward to today, and CCC’s share price is 1,540p. That means the stock is up over 40% in just a few weeks.I still see value here. I say this because, while digital transformation has been on the agenda for many companies for years now, the Covid-19 pandemic is pushing firms to embrace it wholeheartedly. Now, more than ever, a digital business is an absolute necessity.Technology has been one of the best performing sectors globally over the last decade. I expect it to continue outperforming in the years ahead. I see this FTSE 250 company as a good way to capitalise on the growth story. 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. 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A cheap UK reopening stock I’d buy in May

first_imgA cheap UK reopening stock I’d buy in May Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 | More on: VTC 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wild “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Demand for reopening stocks has ballooned in recent months as investors contemplate a post-coronavirus world. The Vitec Group (LSE: VTC) is one UK share that’s soared in value over the past 12 months.It’s up 120% in that time on hopes that demand for its broadcasting equipment will pick up again as the Covid-19 threat recedes. Indeed, it just closed at record highs above £14 per share.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…A top reopening stock?News coming out of Vitec of late has been encouraging rather than spectacular. And I’m not expecting anything jaw-dropping when the reopening stock releases new trading numbers Thursday (6 May). Last month, the company said “order intake and revenue [is] broadly in line with the same period in 2019.” This was despite its markets not fully reopened.However, there’s a huge danger to Vitec’s ability to keep this solid momentum going. A surge in coronavirus cases among participants of the Indian Premier League has caused organisers to now indefinitely suspend this year’s edition of the cricket tournament.Other major sporting events like this summer’s Tokyo Olympics are also under threat as the number of global Covid-19 cases keep rising. And this could again hit demand for the company’s cameras and other equipment hard.On the plus side however, successful vaccine rollouts in the US mean that film and scripted programme production could be set for a sustained recovery. The business saw a vast trading improvement in the second half of 2020 as production output recovered.Picture perfectI still think Vitec is an attractive reopening stock to buy today despite the threat of more coronavirus-related turbulence. First of all, I think this UK share offers the sort of value that’s hard to ignore.For the reasons I’ve outlined, there’s a risk that broker forecasts for 2021 might be blown off course. Current estimates suggest Vitec’s annual earnings will rise 450%. However, this leaves the business trading on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) multiple of 0.1. Any reading below 1 suggests a stock might be undervalued. This leaves a broad margin of safety for value investors, even if estimates are scaled back.What’s more, Vitec has wriggle room on the balance sheet to help it overcome more temporary trading troubles. Net debt fell by around £5m last year to £90.8m, even as revenues collapsed. In fact, the reopening stock’s strong financial position means it’s remained active on the acquisition stage to improve its long-term market opportunities.Vitec has a broad and expanding range of products to help it capitalise on a myriad of structural opportunities. The amount of homegrown content from streaming giants such as Netflix and Amazon looks set to keep booming. The growth of ‘on location’ filming is also boosting demand for Vitec’s specialised tech. The rise of vlogging and homeworking means the sales outlook for its smartphone and compact camera accessories remains bright too.So this is a reopening stock I’d happily buy this May.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. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Vitec Group. 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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Journalist suspects state governor of ordering petrol bomb attack against his home

first_img Follow the news on Mexico Organisation MexicoAmericas May 5, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemned a petrol bomb attack on the home of journalist Manuel Acuña López, reporter on the local daily Por Esto, in Mérida, Yucatán state.“We demand that the authorities do their utmost to identify and punish those who carried out and those who instigated this crime,” said Reporters Without Borders. “We call on members of the government in Yucatán and particularly on Patricio Patrón Laviada, the governor, to take effective steps to protect the media,” the press freedom organisation added.“We also urge them to allow journalists freedom of movement and expression which is essential for them to carry out their work.”Acuña López himself publicly accused the state governor Patricio Patrón Laviada of being implicated in the 21 June overnight attack on his home which started a fire, destroying walls and doors and wrecking a vehicle parked outside.His wife and children suffered severe shock and smoke inhalation. Local residents managed to put out the fire. The journalist had received several warnings from the governor after he wrote articles exposing alleged corruption and nepotism within his administration. He also wrote an editorial revealing that he had been advised a few days previously to “moderate” some of his reports that were likely to harm state officials. MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reports Receive email alerts News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 29, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist suspects state governor of ordering petrol bomb attack against his home 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Art exhibit opens at Hoboken’s Monroe Center

first_img ×OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA HOBOKEN–Hob’art co-operative gallery at the Monroe Center at 720 Monroe St kicked off an exhibit Saturday, Jan. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: CELEBRATION II.CELEBRATION II, a group exhibit, includes work from several local artists including Carla Cubit, Tom Egan, Olga Guerra, Ann Kinney, Nupur Nishith, Jean Paul Picard, Rich Roberts, Murty Rompalli, Leslie Rubman, Don Sichler, Meredeth Turshen, Miriam Untoria, Ibou Ndoye, and Liz Cohen.The co-operatives first exhibit of the year, celebrating its 16 th year in existence, will remain open until Feb. 12.The exhibit promises bright colors in the work of Ndoye, Nishith, and Cubit, and exuberant and unusual compositions of Picard, Roberts, Sichler, Guerra and Turshen which “will get hearts pumping and eyes popping with glee.”Artists Cohen, Rubman, Untoria, and Kinney focus on unusual scenes and images “guaranteed to provide a happy feast for the eyes.”Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org or by email to [email protected]last_img read more