Forget the Standard Life share price! I like this FTSE All-Share stock

first_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. Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 31st January, 2020 | More on: PRV SLA Global investment company Standard Life Aberdeen (LSE:SLA), the UK’s largest listed asset manager, has been struggling of late. The popularity of passive funds, rather than active, has shareholders leaving for pastures new.Standard Life’s share price is up 20% from a year ago, but it hasn’t been a worry-free ride and the price has fluctuated considerably over this time.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… Porvair operates three divisions: aerospace and industrial, metal melt quality, and laboratory. Aerospace and industrial is its best performing, with 13% revenue growth reported at the end of November.It is well placed to benefit from the ESG investing trends that are sweeping the investment industry. Porvair is a global business, so downsides to consider are the US-China trade war, which could continue to suppress growth, as could the Coronavirus outbreak.However, it has shown consistent growth in recent years and has a healthy balance sheet to match. It has been growing through acquisitions and is a market leader in its field. With more stringent environmental regulations being put in place globally, this has a positive effect on demand for Porvair’s products. Despite its high P/E, I continue to like this stock and consider this FTSE All-Share company a ‘buy‘. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget the Standard Life share price! I like this FTSE All-Share stock See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Porvair. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Recently analysts have been downgrading the firm, and some have predicted that a dividend cut is on the cards. The current dividend yield is 6.9% but it’s only covered 1.3 times by earnings per share. The cash Standard Life is generating is weaker than the earnings it is generating, which is another reason for these predictions.Hurdles and headwindsWhen Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management merged in 2017 it was valued at around £13bn but today that valuation has almost halved to £7bn. Managing the merger has not been a smooth process with escalating costs and obstacles to overcome along the way.Since the merger, the group has seen an improvement in its key asset classes such as Asian equities and emerging markets. So, it’s not all bad news.Its price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is 7 and earnings per share are 46p. While assets under management are declining, Standard Life also has many stakes in other companies such as FTSE 100 Phoenix Group and India-based HDFC Life Insurance and HDFC Asset Management. This diversification could keep it afloat if UK headwinds continue.The Woodford fallout hasn’t helped the Standard Life Aberdeen share price either. It has cast a shadow over the entire industry.Keith Skeoch, Standard Life CEO, has said we should learn lessons from the Woodford scandal and that it’s time for a shake-up of the governance framework used for UK retail funds. Opting for processes more in line with pension funds and larger investors should increase confidence in the sector.Personally, I think there is too much uncertainty and risk surrounding this share for my liking. I would avoid for now.Environmental market leaderPorvair (LSE:PRV) specialises in filtration and environmental technology, which is a growing necessity in our modern world.The Porvair share price rose over 62% in 2019 and has risen a further 6% year to date. This has pushed up its P/E ratio, which is now on the high side at 32. Earnings per share are 23p, up from 22.1p in 2018 and 19.5p in 2017. It offers a dividend, but it’s very low with a yield of less than 1%.   Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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Appeal court frees website editor after two days

first_img to go further Help by sharing this information News Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, a political activist and editor of the website, was released yesterday after being held for just two days. The 12-day prison sentence he had received on 14 January was quashed by a Baku appeal court. His colleagues say the government had him in its sights ever since he posted an article criticising its economic policies.———————————————15.01.07Website editor gets 12-day prison sentenceReporters Without Borders today condemned the 12-day prison sentence passed yesterday by a Baku court on Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, the editor of a news website that has been blocked by the authorities for the past several days for criticising the government’s economic policies.“The arrest of an online journalist, like the censoring of his website, are very bad omens,” the press freedom organisation said. “We hope the deterioration in online free expression in Azerbaijan is just temporary and that the authorities are not going to adopt a more repressive Internet development model.”About a dozen policemen arrested Hajiyev at his home on 13 January. His colleagues said his arrest was linked to an article on his website,, criticising increases in the price of energy and municipal services, which already led to the site being rendered inaccessible in Azerbaijan since 9 January.Hajiyev is well known for criticising the government in his articles. One of his friends, Ramin Hajily, a political activist and former president of the Dalga Youth Movement, announced his intention to create a committee for the defence of Hajiyev’s rights. AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says January 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court frees website editor after two days Organisation RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en center_img Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Azerbaijan News News June 4, 2021 Find out more Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Ex-Real Madrid president links Jose Mourinho with potential return to Bernabeu

first_img Mourinho was in charge at Real Madrid from May 2010 until June 2013, winning the league title in 2011/12. Speaking to TalkSPORT, Calderon, who was in his role at Real Madrid from 2006 to 2009, said: “It is not a secret that the current Real Madrid president has backed Mourinho many times. He likes him a lot and you can’t rule out seeing him again on the bench at the Bernabeu. “I know it seems strange, but if Benitez doesn’t have a good season and Mourinho gets sacked by Chelsea, I insist you can’t rule out seeing him here again. “I know that the president tried to have him here instead of Benitez, but Mourinho said he didn’t want it and that it wasn’t the right time to come back. “But after two or three years I can see him here again – it happened the same with Chelsea, they sacked him but then he came back. In football that is normal. “The current president has a lot of interest in Mourinho, he backed him a lot during his time at Madrid and Mourinho is his favourite coach.” Real Madrid could be open to bringing Jose Mourinho back to the Bernabeu should the Portuguese coach leave Chelsea, according to former president of the Spanish club Ramon Calderon. Mourinho remains determined to turn the fortunes of the Barclays Premier League champions around, but has seen his position come under scrutiny following a poor run of results which sees Chelsea in 16th place following the 1-0 defeat at Stoke before the international break. Calderon believes should the Spaniards decide to dispense with the services of current boss Rafael Benitez – whose side are second in the Primera Division table but remains to win over some sections of the supporters – then a move for Mourinho might be an option, especially given his relationship with current president Florentino Perez. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more