African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgAfrican Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileAfrican Distillers Limited manufactures, distributes and markets branded spirits, ciders and wines for the Zimbabwe market and for export. The founding company was established in 1944 and its activities originally centered around the sale and distribution of imported spirits, liqueurs and wines. Local production of a range of spirits commenced in 1946 and African Distillers Limited became a public-quoted company in 1951. African Distillers offers its customers a first-class distribution service, with six depots located in strategic economic hubs in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Harare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare and Victoria Falls). Its headquarters, manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution facilities are in Stapleford, an industrial area on the outskirts of Harare. African Distillers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgRegency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgMasimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMasimba Holdings Limited is a well-established company in Zimbabwe providing engineering and infrastructure solutions to the agricultural, commercial and corporate sector as well as housing, mining, public and water sectors. The company has three operation divisions; Masimba Construction Zimbabwe, Proplastics and Property Development. Masimba Construction is responsible for design, development, planning, engineering and construction of commercial buildings, private housing developments and earthwork projects in Zimbabwe, and the fabrication and erection of structural steel. The other subsidiaries offer turnkey engineering solutions to the construction industry, aswell as provide reinforcement steel, steel fixing, wire mesh and cutting and bending products. Masimba Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgZambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileZambeef Products Plc, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is the largest vertically integrated food retailing brand in Zambia. The Group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The Group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 7,971 hectares of row crops under irrigation which are planted twice a year, and a further 8,623 hectares of rainfed/dryland crops available for planting each year.last_img read more

Here are the FTSE stocks I bought last week

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 23rd March, 2020 | More on: ASC JD SN 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! Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares While many investors are panicking about the stock market decline we’re experiencing right now, I’m seeing the drop as a buying opportunity. Sure, stocks could fall further, but I’m convinced that buying now, while the market is depressed, will pay off in five years’ time. With that in mind, here’s a look at three FTSE stocks I bought for my portfolio last week.Smith & NephewThe first stock I bought was Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN), which is a leading medical technology company that specialises in joint replacement systems, advanced wound management solutions, and surgical robotics. I first added the FTSE 100 stock to my portfolio a few weeks back and took the opportunity to buy more last week at lower share prices.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…In the short term, I do expect SN to be impacted by the coronavirus. That’s because many elective surgeries are likely to be postponed in the near term. Yet in the long run, the growth story looks attractive. With the number of people aged 65 or over across the world set to increase from less than 1bn to over 2bn between now and 2050, demand for both joint replacement systems and wound care solutions is likely to increase.Smith & Nephew shares have taken an enormous hit over the last month, falling from around 2,000p down to just 1,100p. That’s pushed the prospective dividend yield up to about 3%. At that price and yield, I’m a buyer.JD Sports FashionThe next stock I added was JD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD), the retailer of fashionable sportswear and trainers.There’s no doubt that JD’s growth will be impacted by the coronavirus in the short term. Hardly any people out shopping translates to much lower sales for retailers. And if we see the expected recession, discretionary income will decrease, potentially meaning lower demand for non-essentials such as trainers.However, the FTSE company does now have a strong online presence, which should help in the current environment. And I do not expect demand for JD’s products, such as Nike trainers, to fall off a cliff. During the Global Financial Crisis, the company still managed to generate like-for-like revenue growth.JD’s share price has been smashed over the last month, falling from around 870p to under 300p. At the 300p level, I think the medium-to-long-term risk/reward proposition is highly attractive.ASOSFinally, I also added to my position in FTSE AIM 100 online fashion retailer ASOS (LSE: ASC). Its share price has fallen from around 3,300p to near 1,000p over the last month – a level that was last seen in 2012. Back then, revenue was £553m. Last year, revenue was £2.7bn.Of course, like JD Sports, ASOS could see its near-term growth hampered by the coronavirus. For example, fewer people taking holidays as the weather warms up is likely to translate to lower demand for summer/beachwear, let alone general unwillingness to spend on fashion. Yet the long-term story remains attractive here. In my view, the company has developed one of the leading online fashion platforms in the world and as online sales continue to grow in the years ahead, ASOS should benefit. The potential for international growth also remains vast.In the near term, I expect ASOS shares to be volatile. However, I’m confident that buying now will turn out to be a good move down the track. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Smith & Nephew, JD Sports Fashion, and ASOS. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended ASOS and Nike. 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.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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Here are the FTSE stocks I bought last week 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 Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

FTSE 100 stock market crash: What can it teach investors?

first_img Views expressed 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by James J. McCombiecenter_img FTSE 100 stock market crash: What can it teach investors? James J. McCombie | Friday, 29th May, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! On 23 March, the FTSE 100 market crash ended. On that day, the UK’s main market had fallen by 33% in little over a month, comfortably surpassing the 20% decline needed to define a bear market. The FTSE is actually up around 23% since that day, which means a bull market is here.However, the FTSE 100 is still a long way short of recovering its losses. A little bit of stock market maths can demonstrate why this is so. If an investment is worth £100 and falls in value by 10% it is worth £90. To get back to £100, the investment has to go up by £10, which is 11.1% of £90. Let’s say instead that the investment fell by 20%. In this case, a £100 investment will be worth £80. To recover the loss, £20 is needed, which will require the £80 investment to grow by 25%. Finally, if a £100 investment falls by 33% to £67, it will take a 49% rise to get back to break even.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…Minimising lossesWhatever the loss, the return needed to break even is larger, and it gets worse as losses get deeper. Losses are difficult to avoid completely because no investor can perfectly forecast the future. Minimising losses is what investors should try to do.Diversification will help to reduce the size of portfolio losses, assuming it is done correctly. If a portfolio holds one stock, and that company goes bankrupt, then all is lost. A two stock portfolio stands a better chance of not blowing up. In theory, the more stocks that are added to a portfolio, the lower the risk. But consider a portfolio that held 10 airline and oil stocks just before the FTSE 100 market crash that began in February. It would have done worse than the overall market when it crashed. A portfolio of 10 stocks that included one oil and one airline company, but also firms operating in healthcare, tech, food retailing, beverages, and utilities, for example, should have done a lot better.An investor should not naively add stocks to a portfolio. Just because a firm does something different to the companies already in the portfolio, does not mean it will lower the portfolio’s risk. The new firm might be terrible and in decline, so it is still crucial to assess the fundamentals of any company before investing.Recovery timeIf an investor held the entire FTSE 100, they would have been down 33% in the crash, but up around 23% or so from the lows at the moment. Other investors will have performed very differently. If they were lucky enough to hold some of the stocks that have risen by a lot more than the FTSE 100 average they will be pleased. Those that held a few of the worst-performing stocks might not be so impressed.Whatever the loss, assuming the companies invested in are viable, then recovery is possible. It might, however, take quite some time. The FTSE 100 has returned 6.4% (including dividends) annually on average over the last 25 years. Recovering from a 33% decline will take around six and a half years at that rate. A 10% annual return will do it in just over four years, and a 25% annual return gets it done in under two. An investor that has patience will be more likely to see their portfolios recover.last_img read more

Is this small-cap a contrarian buy or one to avoid? Here’s what I think

first_img Image source: Getty Images Jabran Khan | Thursday, 27th August, 2020 | More on: RTN Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Jabran Khan Is this small-cap a contrarian buy or one to avoid? Here’s what I think 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. 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.center_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar The Restaurant Group (LSE:RTN) operates a diverse group of restaurant brands. Despite the impact of Covid-19, could this restaurant group be a contrarian buy for your portfolio? Restrictions have eased, but it’s certainly not smooth sailing for the industry. I decided to investigate further.Opportunity or one to avoid?The Restaurant Group operates many popular restaurants you will have heard of and probably dined in. These include Wagamama, Frankie and Benny’s, Chiquito, and Garfunkel’s Restaurant. RTN has over 650 restaurants across the UK as well as 70 concessions outlets, most of which are in UK airports.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…The restaurant and bar trade has been battered by the economic downturn and market crash. Back in May, Bella Italia owner, The Casual Dining Group, plunged into administration. There have been well-documented issues with JD Wetherspoons and many others in the beleaguered industry. RTN saw its share price drop from 133p per share to a lowly 23p between 18 February and 18 March. This equates to a mammoth 82% decrease. At the time of writing, shares can be purchased at close to 55p a piece. This is a dirt cheap price but still, cheap prices do not always equate to value for money. The old adage, ‘you get what you pay for,’ springs to mind. A contrarian buy is probably not on the cards here.Recent activityIn the downturn, RTN took steps to remain operational and weather the storm. At the height of the lockdown, it decided to slash costs by scrapping capital expenditures as well as raising close to £60m. These much needed funds strengthened a weakening balance sheet. The money was raised through a share placing as well as increasing revolving credit facilities (RCF).Additionally, an update in July confirmed further reliance on its RCF, which added £10m of debt to the books. The government scheme to support with jobs has been utilised too, which is not a positive sign in my opinion, but necessary for many businesses such as RTN.Approximately 60% of RTN’s restaurants are open at the moment, with a target of 90% open by the end of September. The Eat Out to Help Out  scheme will boost sales but the next trading update will tell us whether the impact is significant or not.Better contrarian buys out thereOverall I am not convinced regarding RTN as an investment. It has relied heavily on government support and has increased debt levels to keep the lights on. I understand there will be pent-up demand for restaurants as restrictions continue to ease. For me, this is not enough to return the hospitality sector to its former glory.The sector as a whole will experience demand, but with increasing costs and lower demand, the omens are not good. This is best portrayed by RTN’s full-year results prior to the downturn. 2019 was a loss-making year for RTN.In my opinion there are better contrarian buys out there. I would stay away from hospitality stocks right now and veer towards fast-moving consumer goods and technology stocks. My Foolish colleague details how to be a good contrarian investor. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Stock market crash: I’d buy these top FTSE 100 dividend shares to get rich and retire early

first_img 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. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pennon 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The stock market crash has demonstrated the value of holding defensive FTSE 100 dividend stocks in your portfolio, alongside those whizzy growth shares you love. Some investors turn their noses up at the big utilities, but they shouldn’t.They’ve kept paying dividends despite the stock market crash, while others have fallen by the wayside. They’ll rarely head the FTSE 100 leaderboard, but should deliver the long-term income you need to fund a comfortable retirement. You can take it tax-free inside a Stocks and Shares ISA.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…The big attraction with utilities is that people still need gas, electricity and water, even in the middle of a pandemic. While business demand fell, home usage shot up as a locked-down nation had to light and heat their homes, and power their laptops and TVs. Another big attraction is that revenues are regulated, making them more reliable.Heroes of the stock market crashThe utilities also fell during the crash, of course. The damage was relatively minimal, but this does offer investors a buying opportunity.The National Grid share price is down 18%, measured over six months, which looks like a tempting entry point for me. Especially since the yield now stands at a sizzling 5.73%.The National Grid share price trades at just over 15 times earnings, pretty much where it always stands. I’d buy it, whatever the economic weather.The stock market crash has largely washed over water utility Pennon Group. It is actually up 40% measured over 12 months, which shows that utilities can offer capital growth too. It trades at just over 16 times earnings which, again, isn’t too pricey. In return, you get a yield of 4.37%.Another water company, United Utilities Group, has recovered strongly but trades 14% lower than six months ago. The stock looks a relative bargain after the market crash, at 13.23 times earnings, while yielding 5.16%. In May, United Utilities actually increased its final dividend, although it’s reviewing its dividend policy after incurring £56m of Covid-19-related costs. This contributed to a £5m decline in annual operating profits.FTSE 100 dividends galoreUtilities aren’t completely immune to current issues. For example, the recession is likely to lead to a rise in unpaid customer bills. Water and waste company Severn Trent has warned of Covid-19’s impact, with falling business consumption and rising bad debts. It still managed to increase its final dividend despite the stock market crash, in line with its policy of increasing its payout by at least retail price inflation plus 4%. It trades at just over 16 times earnings and yields 4.31%.Power giant SSE has been one of the FTSE 100’s top dividend stocks for years. It still plans to declare a dividend in November, despite a predicted £150m-£250m hit from Covid-19, and the £7.5bn cost of investing in low-carbon projects over five years. SSE yields 6.31% although cover is thin at 0.9. It trades at around 15 times earnings.None of these stocks look expensive after the market crash. All offer generous yields. Hold for the long term, and they could help you get rich and retire early. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.center_img 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. Image source: Getty Images Harvey Jones | Friday, 28th August, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Stock market crash: I’d buy these top FTSE 100 dividend shares to get rich and retire early See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Stock market crash: These UK shares have skyrocketed in 2020! I’d buy them in an ISA today

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Stock market crash: These UK shares have skyrocketed in 2020! I’d buy them in an ISA today 2020 hasn’t all been doom and gloom for UK shares. Broader market confidence might still be in the gutter following the stock market crash of late February and early March. But a decent number of UK shares have enjoyed electrifying price growth despite the social, economic, and geopolitical upheaval caused by Covid-19.But that’s not to say that they need to pull up the drawbridge entirely. Investors in UK shares can protect themselves by investing in companies with rock-solid balance sheets. They can also buy firms with ‘economic moats’ (in other words, advantages over their competition) to help them continue growing profits. It’s a good idea to buy stocks that operate in defensive sectors or even companies that have seen increased business following the Covid-19 outbreak. This can include UK shares involved in e-commerce, or software providers that help people to work from home.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…2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy todayMany firms that fall into one or more of these categories have seen their share prices fly in the year to date. Here are a couple that I’d buy for my own Stocks and Shares ISA today:Bunzl surged almost 20% in 2020, thanks in part to news that Covid-19 has fuelled demand for its medical and hygiene products. As an owner of this UK share myself I’m not surprised by this strength. I bought this FTSE 100 firm because of the broad range of essential products and services it provides. It’s a quality that provides excellent earnings visibility whatever the state of the global economy, meaning Bunzl is a great buy for even the most nervous investors. The business is resuming acquisition activity, too, in a further boost to its profits outlook. Bunzl doesn’t come cheap but I reckon its forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20 times is well deserved.I’d also buy Flutter Entertainment despite its high valuation, in this case a forward P/E ratio of 34 times. This particular UK share commands a premium because it’s a great way to ride the electrifying growth of online gambling. The FTSE 100 gambling giant saw revenues soar 22% in the first half, driven in part by customers staying at home and playing its gaming products. Flutter’s share price is up 37% so far in 2020 and I expect it to keep on surging. I’m particularly encouraged by the huge sales potential of its expansion in the gigantic North American marketplace.More UK shares to get rich withThese UK shares are just a taster of the high-quality stocks that I’d buy today. More stock market turbulence could be just around the corner, sure. But there are still great UK shares worth investing in right now, as this article shows. And The Motley Fool’s huge library of special reports can help you find them and get rich in the process. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild owns shares of Bunzl. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Flutter Entertainment. 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. 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 Royston Wild | Sunday, 30th August, 2020 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more