Peter Stephens

Having held various senior management positions in the manufacturing sector, Peter founded his own manufacturing company in 1996. This was subsequently sold in 2007. Meanwhile, his passion for investing (which began during the privatisations of the 1980s) remains strong and he couples this with writing for The Motley Fool as a Contractor. His investment style is value-oriented; focusing on company fundamentals, as well as assessing the strength and presence of a competitive advantage. While above-average growth prospects remain very attractive, a greater focus on dividends has crept in since Peter became a part-time retiree in 2007.

Posts by Peter Stephens

Pearson plc slumps 20%+ on profit warning and dividend cut

Pearson plc (LON: PSON) continues to endure a difficult period. More »

2 Footsie high yield dividend stocks to buy right now

These two companies have the potential to deliver high yields over the long run. More »

Does this pharma’s 56% sales growth make it a better buy than GlaxoSmithKline plc?

Should you sell GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) and pile into this hot pharma stock? More »

Why I’d buy BP plc over Cairn Energy plc after today’s news

BP plc (LON: BP) could have lower risk and more upside than Cairn Energy plc (LON: CNE). More »

Is diversification no longer necessary?

Has globalisation made the idea of diversification defunct? More »

Should you buy Rhythmone plc as it closes in on a return to profitability?

Is Rhythmone plc (LON: RTHM) worth buying after today's news sends its shares soaring? More »

Is Kenmare Resources plc a buy after reporting 21% rise in production?

Should you add Kenmare Resources plc (LON: KMR) to your portfolio following today's update? More »

Is this 4.3% yielder one of the hottest dividend stocks around?

Should you pile into this income stock for the long term? More »

Will Lloyds Banking Group plc double or halve in 2017?

Should you buy or sell Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY)? More »

2 ways to save money in 2017

Here's how you could improve your bank balance this year. More »

How high can the FTSE 100 really go?

Is the FTSE 100 (INDEX:FTSE) set to move higher, or could it experience a correction? More »

Should you avoid UK property?

Is the UK property market about to fall? More »

Is XP Power Ltd. a buy after reporting an 18% revenue rise?

Will 2017 prove to be a strong year for XP Power Ltd. (LON: XPP) after an encouraging performance in 2016? More »

Why 2017 is set to be gold’s best year in a generation

Gold could be a top performer this year. More »

Will ASOS plc rise or fall after today’s update shows 30% growth in sales?

Is ASOS plc (LON:ASC) set to soar in 2017? More »

Is JD Sports Fashion plc a buy after beating forecasts by 15%?

Will JD Sports Fashion plc (LON: JD) be a star performer in 2017? More »

Is Barratt Developments plc’s 7% profit growth a red herring?

Barratt Developments plc (LON: BDEV) could be about to experience a challenging period. More »

I’m bearish on this growth stock for 2017 despite 12% sales growth

This stock could endure a difficult year. More »

Is Pagegroup plc a hot dividend stock after posting a 20% profit rise?

Should you buy Pagegroup plc (LON: PAGE) for its income appeal? More »

Will Vectura Group plc outperform AstraZeneca plc after today’s results gain a Brexit boost?

Is Vectura Group plc (LON: VEC) a more attractive buy than healthcare peer AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN)? More »