Best stocks to buy now: 2 UK shares I’d acquire

first_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. Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 | More on: MRO SHB Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I believe the best stocks to buy now are those businesses that may benefit from the economic recovery over the next few years. And with that in mind, here are two UK shares I’m buying, or planning to buy, for my portfolio.UK sharesThe first company on my list is the London West End landlord Shaftesbury (LSE: SHB). This investment isn’t for the faint of heart.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…Before the pandemic, the company had made a name for itself nourishing small businesses. It was proud of its record of helping small retailers establish niche offerings across its West End estate. These unique offerings attract consumers to the area, which increases the appeal for other stores.Unfortunately, the pandemic hurt these companies more than most. Shaftesbury’s revenue collection has slumped as a result. In its latest trading update, the organisation told investors that it collected just 45% of rent due for the quarter ended 31 December.However, despite these dire figures, I’ve been buying Shaftesbury as part of a diversified basket of UK shares. The company owns an irreplaceable portfolio of real estate throughout London’s key entertainment and shopping district. The pandemic has hurt revenue collection and demand for new leases, but I believe that, over the long term, demand will return. This is why I think Shaftesbury’s one of the best stocks to buy now to play the economic recovery.Of course, the company isn’t without risk. If the pandemic continues to rumble on in 2022, the group may lose more tenants. It may also have to raise money from shareholders to prop up its balance sheet. The group has already taken this course of action once in the past 12 months. Another cash call or additional disruption to the portfolio could leave lasting effects on the business. Despite these challenges, I’ve been buying the stock for my portfolio today. Best shares to buy nowAnother recovery play on my list of UK shares to buy for the next few years is Melrose (LSE: MRO). The engineering sector tends to expand and contract in line with the global economy. Many engineering companies are poorly run and have small profit margins, which means they tend to be lousy investments.However, I believe Melrose is one of the best-run engineering companies in the UK. It has a strong track record of buying struggling businesses, improving them, and then selling them on, returning the proceeds to investors. Melrose posted a steep fall in annual profit last year as the pandemic hit top and bottom lines. But its Nortek business was trading “very strongly” and management is now looking to offload this air-conditioning enterprise. Any sale would unlock additional capital, which could then be reinvested back into the company.That said, Melrose is still exposed to multiple risks. Its GKN division has  performed poorly over the past 12 months, and management thinks it could take at least another year for the business to recover. This could drag on growth and profitability in the near term. What’s more, the company may struggle to find a buyer for Nortek, which would setback growth plans. Nevertheless, despite these challenges, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio of UK shares today as a recovery investment.  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. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Shaftesbury. Diversified basket of UK recovery sharesThe Motley Fool UK has recommended Melrose. 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! Best stocks to buy now: 2 UK shares I’d acquirecenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Lady Sponsor Elected for RFA Tidespring

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Lady Sponsor Elected for RFA Tidespring Lady Sponsor Elected for RFA Tidespring View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: Elected View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy Lady Boyce, the wife of former First Sea Lord and Chief of Defence Staff Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, has accepted the invitation to be the tanker’s sponsor – acting as “the embodiment of her spirit, forging a close relations with both the vessel and her crew” following every milestone in the ship’s life.center_img September 3, 2014 View post tag: RFA Tidespring View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Lady Sponsor Lady Boyce is due to see her ship for the first time in the autumn of 2015 when the formal naming ceremony will take place at the DSME yard in Okpo-dong near the south-eastern tip of South Korea.Construction of Tidespring began on June 24 with the head of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Commodore Rob Dorey, performing the honours by getting steel cutting under way.The tanker will be built in blocks and pieced together in dry dock over the winter.After trials off Korea, the tanker, which is being built to a British design as part of a project to replace the RFA’s older tankers, will be brought to the UK to have more sensitive military equipment and communications systems installed ahead of entering service in 2016.By the end of the decade, Tidespring and her three sisters – Tiderace, Tidesurge and Tideforce – will be the mainstay of operations by Royal Navy ships and task groups around the globe, in particular the carrier battle groups formed around HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales.The last tanker to bear the Tidespring name served the Royal Fleet Auxiliary for 30 years from 1962 until 1992 and saw action in Aden Withdrawal (1967-68) and Monrovia (1990).Most notably in 1982, however, she found herself in harm’s way supporting the task force sent to liberate the Falklands.In addition to providing fuel for Royal Navy vessels, the tanker was home to a company of Royal Marines commandos during the recapture of South Georgia.Those actions helped the ship earn the Tidespring name its first battle honour.The board carrying it, plus the ship’s badge, was kept when the tanker was paid off in the early 1990s and after making the 6,000-mile journey from Britain to South Korea is ready to enjoy pride of place on the new ship.[mappress]Press Release, September 03, 2014; Image: UK Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

WPB Mayor Keith James Invites You to a Town Virtual Hall

first_imgDear West Palm Beach neighbor:I am writing to invite you to a virtual community Town Hall tonight at 5 p.m.These past few weeks have once again brought the issues of social justice, racial equity, and police/community relations to the forefront. What would victory in these areas look like for West Palm Beach?Join us for the Town Hall. We will share updates coming out of the City and community, answer your questions, and receive your comments. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public.Joining us for the Town Hall will be: Hon. Lois Frankel, U.S. Representative (FL-District 21), Hon. David Kerner, Palm Beach County Mayor, Hon. David Aronberg, Palm Beach County State Attorney, West Palm Beach Police Chief Franklin Adderley, Bishop A. J. Wright, Manifest Church Head Pastor, Patrick Franklin, Urban League of PBC President & CEO, and Rick Reikenis, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Chair.To join the webinar via Zoom, just click this link: https://zoom.us/j/98307633955. Written questions, comments and feedback may be submitted live via the Zoom webinar.You may also listen to the Town Hall via the phone by dialing: (888) 475-4499 or (877) 853-5257 (Webinar ID: 983 0763 3955). We will also broadcast the Town Hall LIVE on Facebook, WPB-TV, YouTube and on our website.If you would like to submit a question or comment but won’t be able to join the Zoom event, you may do so on our website. Please visit: https://www.wpb.org/government/communications/virtual-town-hall. If you miss the Town Hall, don’t worry. We will rebroadcast it on all of our channels.I hope you can join us. This will be the first of many conversations, actions and collaborations held in our city with the goals of developing a mutual understanding among our residents and strengthening the unity in our community. Working together, we can make progress for an even better West Palm Beach.Yours in service,Keith A. James, Mayorlast_img read more

Two River Tastes: Fresh Year, Fresh Bites!

first_imgIn this New Year, we reflect back on how grateful we are to have grown up with Sickles Market aka the original health food store in our backyard. With access to fresh fruit and veggies and seasonal eating all year round, we always appreciate the good things that come from the ground up. After enjoying every sweet treat and holiday cocktail in town in our previous columns, we decided on a mix of appetizing and healthy choices to kick off the New Year. Never a fan of resolutions, but more lifestyle improvements, we were pleasantly surprised to find a number of places that prepare better-for-you meals. From vegan entrées to meal replacement drinks we tried it all, and most of it was scrumptious. With that, let’s begin and end with a healthy choice.The Honey Crunch Super Smoothie and Sweet Beets Juice arejust a few of the refreshing options offered at Freshicas.Freshicas Juice BarJanuary is the perfect time to try new things and to expand your tasting territory. If you haven’t been to Freshicas Juice Bar yet, then we must ask you: where have you been? Freshicas is modern, refreshing and filled with endless options, including smoothies, protein shakes, acai bowls and cold press juices. There were so many options we were almost overwhelmed.After trying a little bit of everything, here are a few of our favorites: The Sweet Beets Juice ($7.50) actually made us feel upbeat. With a lovely ruby red color that only beets can create, this juice is made with beets, pineapple, apple, carrot, lime and zingy ginger. Next up was a super smoothie because we never back down from a flavor challenge, it was super indeed! The Honey Crunch Super Smoothie ($7.50) was our absolute favorite! Oh, honey, you gotta try this! Made with honey, hemp granola, bananas and almond milk, it was blended perfectly and extremely flavorful. Better than any breakfast we’ve had in a long time and our Dad’s scrambled eggs are pretty epic. Honorable mentions include the So Fresh Juice ($8.50) and Cherry Chocolate Chip Protein Shake ($7.50). Freshicas Juice Bar205 W Front St., Red Bank, NJ. 732-939-8919Kitch OrganicKitch OrganicQuick! Get out of your Kitchen and head over to Kitch Organic ASAP. This fantastic spot on the west side of Red Bank has all the Two River towners raving. Kitch Organic will help those “hangry” pangs for a healthy and sumptuous lunch. The K.O Signature Salad ($12) is filling for one and perfect for two to share. It’s filled with kale, avocado, toasted pepitas and cranberries, sprinkled with lemon pepper and lemon juice. It was bright and light, and we will definitely be ordering it again. The West Side Turkey Burger ($13.50) was generous in size, a well-seasoned burger served with tricolored peppers, shredded zucchini, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado smash and a dollop of chipotle aioli. All that yumminess is served between two fresh pieces of warm focaccia bread. It’s no surprise that this dish has become a favorite of ours. The Avocado Toast ($10) is on their house-made seeded bread, accompanied with a generous slathering of avocado spread, sprinkled with red pepper flakes and made complete with a side salad. This is a trendy dish with lasting power, and Kitch Organic does it very well. Sweet, salty and savory, we definitely made all the right choices. Kitch Organic75 Leighton Ave., Red Bank, NJ. 732-741-5400Seed to SproutSeed to SproutSeed to Sprout has been on our radar for a while. Off of River Road this unsuspecting spot is loaded with vegan eats that are delicious even for non-vegan diets. We ventured to their Fair Haven location for Saturday brunch. First we ordered The Hot Shot ($2/single) to get our motors running. With a bold and tart mix of ingredients that include cayenne, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, and flax oil, it’s a definite “shock” at first sip. This mini-potion awakens the mind, body and spirit.Next up was the Dandy Blend Latte ($5) with agave and house-made coconut creamer. This hot drink is not to be overlooked. Dandy blend is a herbal coffee substitute (no caffeine) made with extracts of roasted barley, rye, chicory root, dandelion root, and sugar beet. Whoa END is all we could say! Warm, rich, and bold in flavor, we didn’t realize these ingredients would equal the healthy latte of our dreams. Skip your mocha lattes and Frappuccinos and get yourself a Dandy Blend Latte today.Our stomachs were now primed for brunch, so we ordered a short stack of Banana Bacon Pancakes, a Bacon Cheddar Melt, and their seasonal Scone. The pancakes ($12) were made with sliced bananas, chocolate chips and coconut bacon. Fluffy and airy, the rich banana taste was not overpowering and the coconut bacon satisfied our taste for bacon – almost. The sweetness of the chocolate chips pulled it all together. We cautiously took a bite of the Bacon Cheddar Melt ($12), with seared marinated tempeh, caramelized onions, coconut bacon and cashew cheese, served on millet and flax bread, with a side of marinated kale. It was a very lovely surprise, and a healthy spin on a typical bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. The flaky and light Cinnamon Date Scone ($4) was delicately paired with their creamy coconut butter. It was the perfect ending to our brunch. Seed to Sprout, 560A River Road, Fair Haven, NJ. 732-268-7533Ocean CafeWe must ask readers a second time, if you haven’t been to Ocean Café: where have you been? This cafe is filled with healthy options for lunch and dinner. We decided on the Chicken Lettuce Wraps ($7.95) and Red Lentil Soup ($3.50). The Chicken Lettuce Wraps are made with minced chicken, shallots, peanut sauce and extra peanuts! These tasty wraps are packed with protein and the essential nutrients to get you through the day. The Red Lentil Soup is lovingly made with olive oil, onions, garlic, vegetable stock, red lentils, and butter. This soup is addictive and we’ve been back to Ocean Cafe twice just for this decadently rich, healthy and hearty soup. Ocean Cafe21 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ. 732-842-4222All in all, there are so many healthy and most importantly delicious food spots in our surrounding towns to choose from. We hope you are taking January by storm and adding new tastes to your palettes. Did we miss any local healthy restaurants or juice bars? Let us know at [email protected] and Sasha Sickles, members of the Sickles Market family, write about food, culinary trends and casual eateries in their monthly column “Two River Tastes.” You can reach them at [email protected] or follow their food journeys on Instagram @torikaylan and @sasha_ad.last_img read more