Top UK growth shares to buy if this market bubble bursts

first_imgTop UK growth shares to buy if this market bubble bursts Paul Summers | Monday, 22nd February, 2021 | More on: GAW TET TUNE Image source: Getty Images. There’s no shortage of reasons for staying bullish either. Trading in FY21 to date has been “significantly better than expected” and supported by new business wins in the fast-growing global alcoholic seltzer category. This has, in turn, led Treatt’s management to predict that pre-tax profit is now likely to “materially exceed” the £15.1m currently pencilled in by analysts. Even so, none of this can be guaranteed. After all, parts of Treatt’s portfolio continue to be affected by the ongoing closure of hospitality venues around the world. A valuation of 38 times forecast earnings also suggests a lot of good news is already priced in. It stays on the watchlist for now but if UK growth shares see their prices falling, I’ll jump in. 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Enter Your Email Address Purple patchIt’s hard to talk about quality stocks and not mention Games Workshop (LSE: GAW). After all, the FTSE 250 member has been one of the best performing UK growth shares over the last five years.  FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Games Workshop. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Focusrite and Treatt. 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. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Based on recent trading, it looks like this purple patch can continue. January’s half-year report revealed a 26% rise in revenue and 56% increase in pre-tax profit compared to the same period in the previous year. I feel GAW possesses many of the hallmarks of a stonking business. It generates high margins and returns on capital. It’s also cash-rich and the clear leader in a niche market. Once again, however, the valuation is far from cheap at 29 times forecast earnings. Like Focusrite, there’s also a chance trading could normalise once restrictions are lifted. In such circumstances, one might expect food and beverage firms, holiday companies and airlines to make the biggest gains. Fantasy figurine makers? Perhaps not.Again, I’m not inclined to buy right now but I will be backing up the truck in the event of a sustained fall in the wider market.OutperformingThe last of the UK growth shares I’d be interested in buying would be ingredients provider Treatt (LSE: TET). Similar to Focusrite and Games Workshop, its shares have been on a tear since the market crash. They’re up 200% in just eleven months. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. All stock market bubbles pop eventually and I suspect there’s a decent chance this will happen ‘across the pond’ in 2021. Since indexes tend to move in tandem, this may affect share prices here and provide me with a perfect opportunity to buy some of the best UK growth shares at a discount. Here are three I’d definitely be interested in snapping up.On songLast Friday’s trading update from music software specialist Focusrite (LSE: TUNE) was more good news for existing holders. 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 trusted brand among amateurs and professionals, Focusrite’s products continue to fly out of warehouses. Trading has been so good that revenue, profits and cash are ahead of where management predicted they would be at this stage of the financial year. As a result, the £600m cap suspects it will exceed current market expectations. It also confirmed it has cleared all bank debt.Naturally, this good news hasn’t gone unnoticed. The valuation is now 28 times forecast earnings. That’s punchy given the global shortage of semiconductors (of which it uses a lot) and the impact this could have on trading. Another thing to consider is whether Focusrite’s existing holders will begin banking profits as restrictions are lifted. So I’m watching from the sidelines for now.   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 Paul Summerslast_img read more

Philippine website editor due to be arraigned in court

first_img PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment December 6, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Philippine website editor due to be arraigned in court PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Organisation Maria Ressa posted bailed on Monday after receiving an arrest warrant by the Department of Justice of the Philippines (photo: TED ALJIBE / AFP) Follow the news on Philippines News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the highest judicial authorities in the Philippines to stop harassing the news website Rappler and its editor Maria Ressa, a symbol of press freedom in her country, who is due to be arraigned in court today on the fifth of a series of tax evasion charges brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ).Ressa, who is facing the possibility of up to ten years in prison, is scheduled to appear before a regional court in the Manila suburb of Prasig on a charge of failing to supply correct Value Added Tax information in 2015.The DOJ previously filed four similar charges – including failure to file an income tax return and tax evasion – before the Court of Tax Appeals at the end of last month (from 26 to 28 November). Rappler told RSF that Ressa would obviously plead not guilty.“The determination with which the Philippine authorities are trying to crush Maria Ressa and the entire Rappler staff is acquiring a clearly disturbing character,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“Although the website has acted with exemplary transparency, its editor is being forced to defend herself as if she were a criminal, whereas it is the government that is behaving like a shameless hoodlum. The country’s highest judicial authorities must draw the necessary conclusions and end this farce.”RSF wrote to the Philippine prosecutor general last week calling for an end to the orchestrated harassment of Rappler and its editor.The Philippines is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the highest judicial authorities in the Philippines to stop harassing the news website Rappler and its editor Maria Ressa, a symbol of press freedom in her country, who is due to be arraigned in court today on the fifth of a series of tax evasion charges brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Receive email alerts RSF_en Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days agocenter_img February 16, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News May 3, 2021 Find out more June 1, 2021 Find out more Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa News to go further News Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be droppedlast_img read more