Finding stocks with the potential to be multi-baggers isn’t always about chasing the latest trends. What’s more important, in my view, is to focus on companies with sustainable advantages and proven ability to generate high returns. The two companies I’m looking at today have both doubled over the last five years, and have consistently generated value for shareholders for at least 10 years. Safer than houses I wouldn’t normally consider an estate agency group as a long-term buy-and-hold stock.
Over the weekend it became apparent that a rescue deal for construction and services group Carillion (LSE: CLLN) was unlikely. On Monday morning the group released a statement to the stock exchange announcing the compulsory liquidation of the business. Trading of the firm’s shares has been automatically suspended as a result.
Today I’m looking at two stocks held in Neil Woodford’s funds which I believe could beat the market over the coming year. A buying opportunity? Shares of specialist property developer Watkin Jones (LSE: WJG) fell by 6% this morning, despite the group reporting a record set of full-year results with a strong outlook for the year ahead.
Re. today's Mothercare profit warning. Oddly enough, decision to "remain at full price to protect our brand positioning" b4 Xmas didn't work. Why pay more at #MTC when you can pay less elsewhere? As I warned @TheMotleyFoolUK in Dec, things could get worse: https://t.co/Qt6pWQ5SEF
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