Stock investing: a UK share I think will thrive after Covid-19

first_imgStock investing: a UK share I think will thrive after Covid-19 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Covid-19 crisis has changed the world in countless ways. It’s an event that has changed the earnings outlook for scores and scores of UK shares. And it’s one I think has bolstered the profits picture for PZ Cussons (LSE: PZC).It’s clear that the pandemic has reset all our demands when it comes to maintaining a decent level of cleanliness. As a consequence, this UK share should expect demand for its soaps, its shower gels, washing liquids and laundry detergents to remain robust.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…Fresh financials from fellow UK fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) share Reckitt Benckiser this week illustrates how rapidly personal and home hygiene products are flying off the shelves. The FTSE 100 business said that like-for-like sales of its hygiene products rocketed almost 20% year-on-year in 2020.It’s a phenomenon that Reckitt expects to continue too. It says that “new consumer behaviours are becoming engrained” and that “concern remains that new variants will need a sustained high level of hygiene to ensure control.” The company says, too, that four in five people globally say they intend to keep these better hygiene habits going.On brandThe growing importance of personal and collective hygiene isn’t the only thing that should boost PZ Cussons either. This UK share, through old and beloved labels like Imperial Leather and Carex soaps and bath products, benefits from the brand power of such products. These can usually drive the top line during good times and bad. And the importance of having a strong brand could be more important now than ever.As Stephen Rogers, managing director at the Consumer Industry Center, recently told Deloitte: “In a time of so much uncertainty, when daily decisions about personal safety and financial wellbeing are made, most consumers are reaching for brands they trust.”But this spike in brand loyalty enduring at an elevated level is by no means guaranteed. Yes, brand power has become more important since the pandemic struck. But heavyweight brands have major competition too. Deloitte notes that “traditional brands have been losing ground to private label and niche brands over the past decade.”So despite its undeniable brand strength, PZC needs to work hard to keep those labels relevant and not assume they’ll stay in demand.There are also other issues that cloud PZ Cussons’ long-term outlook. Nigeria is one of the UK share’s most important markets, a region in which sales have suffered in recent years due to struggling oil prices. The rising use of green energy, could have a significant indirect effect on product sales here in the years ahead.A strong UK shareI still think that PZ Cussons is an attractive FTSE 250 share today for Stocks and Shares ISA investors like me. City forecasts can fail to live up to reality, of course. But brokers reckon earnings here will rise 1% and 8% in the financial years to May 2021 and 2022 respectively. This leaves the FMCG giant trading on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 25 times. See all posts by Royston Wild 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 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Royston Wild | Thursday, 25th February, 2021 | More on: PZC RKT “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended PZ Cussons. 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. Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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Lettuce Partners With ACLU, HeadCount To Bring “Participation Row” On The Road

first_imgLettuce has partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union, HeadCount, and WhyHunger for their winter tour, which is slated to kick off in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 7th. All three organizations will have tables and volunteers at each upcoming concert, offering fans plenty of opportunities to take action and potentially win a poster signed by the band.“The issues associated with these three organizations are issues that we care deeply about,” says Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch. “We’re excited for our fans to not only have a good time at our shows, but also leave feeling that they are making an impact in the world.”All of the non-profit activity will be organized by HeadCount, a nonpartisan organization that registers voters and promotes civic engagement in the music scene. The group often organizes “participation rows” at festivals and major amphitheater shows, but Lettuce is one of the first band’s to bring the experience on the road to theaters and clubs. Level, a Denver-based philanthropic consulting firm, is also assisting with the project.“This is a great opportunity for us to get out the vote in the most meaningful way,” said Andy Bernstein, HeadCount’s executive director. “By working with the ACLU and WhyHunger, we’re reminding people what’s at stake in each election and bringing issues to the forefront that are important to the band and their fans.”“I believe in unity and equality,” added Lettuce bassist Jesus Coombs. “We humans are so much more powerful than we are trained to believe. We can do mighty and magnificent things when we are connected through love and respect.”Lettuce will swing through much of the country on their upcoming tour, which wraps up with a two-night run the Madison Theater in Covington, KY on March 30th and 31st. A full list of tour dates can be found below. Tickets for the shows are available via the band’s website.Lettuce 2018 Winter Tour:February 7 – Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse)February 8 – New Orleans, LA (Joy Theater)February 9 – Houston, TX (House of Blues)February 10 – Austin, TX (Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater)February 13 – Las Vegas, NV (Brooklyn Bowl)February 14 – San Diego, CA (Observatory at North Park)February 15 – Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern Theater)February 16 – Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)February 17 – Portland, OR (Roseland Theater)February 18 – Seattle, WA (The Showbox)February 20 – Missoula, MT (Wilma Theatre)February 22 – St. Paul, MN (Palace Theatre)February 23 – Chicago, IL (Riviera Theatre)February 24 – Detroit, MI (St. Andrew’s Hall)February 25 – Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)March 22 – Huntington, NY (The Paramount)March 23 – Port Chester, NY (The Capitol Theatre)March 24 – Port Chester, NY (The Capitol Theatre)March 26 – Hartford, CT (Infinity Hall)March 28 – Richmond, VA (The National)March 29 – Greensboro, NC (Blind Tiger)March 30 – Covington, KY (Madison Theater)March 31 – Covington, KY (Madison Theater)[Photo: Alex Varsa]last_img read more

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Organization for African Development embarks on community care peace project

first_imgAs part of their plans to ensure a peaceful, healthy and food secured Africa, Organization of African Development (OAD) is collaborating with the Ministries of Youth and Sports, Health, Food and Agriculture, traditional authorities, the United Nations, Right to Play and the Diplomatic Corps on the next phase of the boots for food initiative dubbed OAD Community Care Peace Project (OAD-CCPP).The project is aimed at creating healthy communities in Ghana with particular interest in peace, stability, food security and eradication of poverty through sports.To successfully execute this project, OAD will send experts from key institutions to the entire nation to provide various support schemes and also use its medium to sensitize communities about peace, unity and educate farmers to increase their yield and also reduce the state of malnutrition.In preparation for the Community Care Project, meetings have been arranged with various administrative sectors all over the nation and the power structures of various communities to ensure the smooth running of the event.Initiator of the project and Philanthropic businessman Bonaventure Castro Aguissi is confident that this initiative would be a groundbreaking one that would harmonize all and sundry in making sure that the programme positively affects the nation and beyond.“It is unfortunate that a rich continent like Africa is economically the poorest. We have been troubled by unnecessary civil strifes, wars and political butchery with the masses feeling the brunt of all this unfortunate actions. It is about time we have to stand up and be counted and raise the level of awareness of the ordinary folks and put some smiles on their faces. Money cannot even pay for the kind of smile my organization wants to put on their faces.”He urged Ghanaians of all spheres to support the project for it to make a lasting impact on the nation.last_img read more

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