Warren Buffett is a renowned American billionaire and one of the most successful investors in the world. He is often reffered to as ‘the Oracle of Omaha‘. He was the favourite student of Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing. In plain terms, Graham’s method involves spotting good, undervalued companies, buying them, and holding them forever.

What do I mean by ‘good‘ companies? Well, most importantly, they have to be profitable. This doesn’t just mean having high net profit margins. It also means a company should have a good track record of rising profits. Of course, this doesn’t guarantee the firm’s profitability will keep rising in the future. But at least it makes investing in such a company somewhat safer. Of course, dividend-paying companies have a big advantage over their peers that don’t pay dividends.

Then, a great business should also have a sound financial … Read more

Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW) shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange this week. On its first day of trading, the share price popped higher to more than double. The cloud data warehousing firm had the largest software initial public offering (IPO) on record, valuing it at around $70bn – more than five times the private market valuation it reached in February.

Snowflake shares were priced at $120, after being revised higher twice this month. On the first day of trading, the share price climbed to over $300, and finished the day up 112% at $255.

Early investors of Snowflake shares include Salesforce and Berkshire Hathaway. The investment by the conglomerate run by Warren Buffett is interesting. Buffett rarely gets interested in technology startups that are not yet profitable, and tends to opt for more mature companies.

Snowflake’s IPO comes at a similar time to several technology IPOs. It … Read more

The demand for pharmaceutical companies’ stocks has surged dramatically. AstraZeneca (LSE:AZN) shares have been no exception. Investor enthusiasm was fuelled by hopes of a new Covid-19 vaccine. But isn’t the AstraZeneca share price already too high? 

Why did the AstraZeneca share price rally?

On Monday, the pharma giant resumed phase 3 vaccine trials. As we all know, the company’s stock has been surging in recent months. That’s because people expect AstraZeneca to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. But is the future so bright for AstraZeneca and its vaccine?

Quite recently the FDA said AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial in the US is still pending. That’s because the FDA is unsure if there is a big safety issue or not. So, many questions remain. Phase 3 vaccine trials don’t mean the vaccine will be available tomorrow. What’s more, the FDA’s investigation also suggests there are still many regulatory hurdles. That’s why the AstraZeneca … Read more

It’s now planning time for many corporations, but for those on a fiscal accounting cycle fairly than an annual calendar cycle, what I am about to speak to would possibly just have to attend a bit. Along with firm owned stores, Apple has set trade partners like Ingram Micro and Redington that are liable for the sales and distribution of the brands. These commerce partners will purchase in bulk from the brand after which distribute the product available in the market. Thus, apart from its personal retail shops, Apple is discovered present in different modern and premium retail stores. These shops are lined by its retail partners. Advertising automation is huge, and it is only getting better with new know-how and software program. At this time’s main advertising and marketing automation platforms can do wonders in your digital marketing strategy, making it simple so that you can automate actions resembling … Read more

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and government lockdowns, aircraft have been grounded for many months. Although restrictions have eased and flights have resumed, airlines are still not utilising their full fleets. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that aviation stocks on the FTSE have taken a huge hit. However, with the beginning of a recovery finally in sight, I’m starting to look at interesting opportunities in the aviation industry.

One stock I like the look of is Meggitt Group (LSE:MGGT).

FTSE 250 opportunity

Meggitt Group is an engineering firm that operates in three divisions: civil aerospace, defence, and energy. Aerospace produces core components that many aircraft rely on. MGGT’s markets for aerospace include civil aircraft, helicopters, engines, and business jets. Over 50% of the group’s revenue comes from its aerospace division. Defence is the second biggest revenue generator for MGGT, with over 30% from military aircraft, vehicles, naval, … Read more