|Bid||73.35 x 0|
|Ask||73.40 x 0|
|Day's range||72.94 - 74.20|
|52-week range||0.73 - 86.26|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||-0.00|
|PE ratio (TTM)||21.62|
|Earnings date||18 May 2021|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.03 (3.87%)|
|Ex-dividend date||11 Mar 2021|
|1y target est||61.33|
It is hard to get excited after looking at Assura's (LON:AGR) recent performance, when its stock has declined 6.6% over...
When weighing up how to use the annual Isa allowance, most investors stick to funds – and for good reason. They can own hundreds of stocks, so one dud firm will not do too much damage to a portfolio. It also helps that professional stockpickers are at the helm, ready to steer the fund through difficult markets. But owning lots of stocks through funds also limits how much money an investor can make. By investing in top shares directly, they can increase returns – the hard part is finding the companies which can be left alone to make money, rather than requiring constant monitoring. We asked fund managers which “all-weather” companies they would recommend a DIY investor added to their Isa if they wanted to increase their returns. First, investors must take a step back and review where they are in their investment journey. Young people can afford to take on more risk in the pursuit of higher returns, as they will not cash out until far into the future. Any short-term volatility can be absorbed without too much worry. Older people need to be more careful, as they may depend on investments for retirement income. Young investors For those in their twenties, Ben Barringer, of investment research group Quilter Cheviot, said big technology companies were a perfect fit for their Isas. Software giant Microsoft was his top pick. He said: “It has lots of recurring revenue from subscriptions, so keeps making money no matter what the economy does, and has a strong position in the booming cloud computing market.”
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