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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.

Why Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc & J Sainsbury plc Could Become Your Top Performers!

Despite enduring a tough period, Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON: MRW) and J Sainsbury plc (LON: SBRY) could have bright futures. More »

Would An E-Cigarette Ban Be A Game Changer For Imperial Tobacco Group PLC & British American Tobacco plc?

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Battle Of The Miners: Glencore PLC vs Antofagasta plc vs Anglo American plc

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BAE Systems plc Could Be Worth 525p!

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3 Bargain Mega-Caps: BP plc, Imperial Tobacco PLC & Lloyds Banking Group PLC

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Should You Buy WPP PLC Instead Of ITV plc Or British Sky Broadcasting Group plc?

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Why The FTSE 100 Can Now Break Record Highs

7,000 points is very achievable for the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX). Here’s why. More »

ARM Holdings plc Could Be Worth 1152p!

Shares in ARM Holdings plc (LON: ARM) have huge potential and could rise by 23%. More »

5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy And Forget For 5 Years: National Grid plc, BHP Billiton plc, AstraZeneca plc, J Sainsbury plc & Banco Santander SA

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How Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc Could Give You The Best Surprise Of Your Investing Life!

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How Barclays PLC, Banco Santander SA & Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc Can Benefit From Co-Op’s Demise

Co-Op’s losses are great news for Barclays PLC (LON: BARC), Banco Santander SA (LON: BNC) and Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc (LON: RBS). More »

3 Great Stocks For A Growth Portfolio: Unilever plc, Aviva plc & Glencore PLC

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The Top 3 Stocks For Dividend Investors: SSE PLC, Imperial Tobacco Group PLC & Lloyds Banking Group PLC

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Take Advantage Of The ‘Summer Dip’ With The FTSE 100, AstraZeneca plc & Vodafone Group plc

Now could be a great time to buy AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN), Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) and the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX). More »

Is Barclays PLC The FTSE 100’s #1 Banking Stock Right Now?

After a troubled period, can Barclays PLC (LON: BARC) become the best-performing bank? More »

Should You Buy SSE PLC & Centrica PLC Despite Labour’s Tough Talk?

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British American Tobacco plc Could Be Worth 4084p!

Shares in British American Tobacco plc (LON: BATS) have huge potential and could rise by 15.5%. Here’s why. More »

Premier Oil PLC vs Tullow Oil plc: Which Best Complements BP plc & Royal Dutch Shell Plc?

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4 Stocks That Offer Growth At A Great Price: ARM Holdings plc, Prudential plc, easyJet plc & Sports Direct International Plc

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Could Kazakhmys plc Oust Rio Tinto plc From Your Portfolio?

Is Kazakhmys plc (LON: KAZ) really a better buy than Rio Tinto plc (LON: RIO)? More »