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Why I’d buy this Nick Train favourite for 2020 and beyond

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 | More on: PZC RKT 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. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of PZ Cussons. 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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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address When it comes to makers of soapy things, I’ve always liked PZ Cussons (LSE: PZC). But the FTSE 250 company has been through a few tough years of falling earnings. And a five-year share slump has pushed the price down 38%. But with an earnings uptick forecast for 2021, should we be thinking of buying?The price fall has pushed up dividend yields, and we’re looking at a forecast of 4.1% for the current year. That would rise to 4.5% by 2022, and with cover of around 1.45 times, which seems attractive. But a still-high P/E multiple of 16.5 on the cards for 2020 makes me a little nervous.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…UptickThe shares picked up a little in response to Tuesday’s first-half report, so the optimism might be returning. The company said: “Challenging market conditions across key geographies led to a decline in group revenue of 4.3%.”There’s a 30.7% rise in operating profit from continuing operations, after exceptional items. Before exceptionals, we see an 11.9% fall at actual exchange rates. Pre-exceptional adjusted EPS dropped 6%, which is better than the 8% fall predicted by analysts. And after exceptionals, that converts to a gain of 55% to 7.1p.It’s hard to pull too much from these figures at the moment, but it does look like Cussons is at the crux of its restructuring.The firm has maintained its interim dividend at 2.67p per share, and that turns my attention to the balance sheet. I find net debt of £136.2m at 30 November, down 23% from the same date a year previous. That’s good progress, but it still stands at 2.25 times annualised operating profit. And I twitch a little at that.But I think we’re looking at the start of a solid recovery here, and Nick Train has bought some. I’m optimistic.Bigger cousinIn some ways, PZ Cussons is like a FTSE 250 equivalent of Unilever or Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB). I rate both of those as reliable long-term investments.But despite traditionally being something of a safe haven investment, Reckitt Benckiser shares have had a shaky five years. They’re up just 6% over the period, and down 22% from 2017’s peak.Does that mean the shares are undervalued now? EPS is expected to fall 3% this year and the same next, and that gives us forward P/E multiples of around 18.5-19.5. Not outrageously high for a safety stock, but not an obvious bargain either.Expected dividend yields are reasonably high by Reckitt Benckiser’s recent standards, at around 2.8%. Cover looks more than adequate too, at a little over 1.9 times. But I think there’s better out there.I rate Reckitt Benckiser as very much a defensive investment. And with a few uncertain economic years ahead of us after Brexit, I can see why investors might want to put their money into it. But I just don’t see the next decade doing much for Reckitt Benckiser shareholders.If I wanted long-term income from defensive FTSE 100 stocks, I’d go for utilities like National Grid, offering 5% dividend yields. I see better growth potential there too, making for a more attractive share valuation.And if you like the idea of growth through recovery, I’d seriously take a closer look at PZ Cussons. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more