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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.

Is Glencore PLC A Better Buy Than Rio Tinto plc Or BHP Billiton plc?

Who wins the battle of the mining giants: Glencore PLC (LON: GLEN), Rio Tinto plc (LON: RIO) or BHP Billiton plc (LON: BLT)? More »

Could Dunelm Group plc Be A Better Buy Than ASOS plc, Sports Direct International Plc Or Next plc?

Do strong recent results make Dunelm Group plc (LON: DNLM) more appealing than ASOS plc (LON: ASC), Sports Direct International Plc (LON: SPD) or... More »

Could Bovis Homes Group plc Outperform Berkeley Group Holdings PLC, Taylor Wimpey plc And Redrow plc?

Is Bovis Homes Group plc (LON: BVS) a better investment than Berkeley Group Holdings PLC (LON: BKG), Taylor Wimpey plc (LON: TW) And Redrow... More »

5 Great Value Stocks For Your NISA: J Sainsbury plc, Rio Tinto plc, Imperial Tobacco plc, BT Group plc And Tesco PLC

J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY), Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO), Imperial Tobacco plc (LON:IMT), BT Group plc (LON:BT.A) and Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO) can kick off your... More »

5 Insurers With Huge Potential: Aviva plc, Prudential plc, RSA Insurance Group plc, Old Mutual plc And Legal & General Group Plc

Aviva plc (LON: AV), Prudential plc (LON: PRU), RSA Insurance Group plc (LON: RSA), Old Mutual plc (LON: OML) And Legal & General Group... More »

Is Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc A Better Buy Than GlaxoSmithKline plc Or Shire PLC?

Which pharmaceutical stock is most attractive: Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc (LON: HIK), GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) or Shire PLC (LON: SHP)? More »

Why Pace plc Could Be A Better Buy Than ARM Holdings plc

Pace plc (LON: PIC) could outshine its better-known peer, ARM Holdings plc (LON: ARM). More »

5 Stocks To Buy In Case The FTSE 100 Falls: SSE PLC, Associated British Foods plc, National Grid plc, Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc And British American Tobacco plc

SSE PLC (LON:SSE), Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF), National Grid plc (LON:NG), Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON:MRW) and British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) could... More »

Oil Price Fall Shouldn’t Worry BP plc Or Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Although the price of oil has fallen sharply in recent weeks, the future looks bright for BP plc (LON: BP) and Royal Dutch Shell... More »

Lloyds Banking Group PLC, HSBC Holdings plc And Barclays PLC: The Major Catalysts For FTSE 100 Record Highs

Why Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY), HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA) and Barclays PLC (LON: BARC) could help to push the FTSE 100... More »

Why Travis Perkins plc And Carillion plc Trounce Compass Group plc And Serco Group plc

Here’s why Travis Perkins plc (LON: TPK) and Carillion plc (LON: CLLN) are better investments than sector peers Compass Group plc (LON: CPG) and... More »

Why SSE PLC And Centrica PLC Easily Trump Severn Trent Plc

Although they carry greater political risk, SSE PLC (LON: SSE) and Centrica PLC (LON: CNA) still beat Severn Trent Plc (LON: SVT). More »

Why Lloyds Banking Group PLC Is Your Next Great Income Play

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY) has vast potential for income-seeking investors. More »

Why Barclays PLC Is The Bargain Of The Century!

Here’s why Barclays PLC (LON: BARC) is a steal at its current price. More »

Should You Invest In Shire PLC Instead Of GlaxoSmithKline plc And AstraZeneca plc?

Is Shire PLC (LON: SHP) now a better investment than GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) and AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN)? More »

Should You Buy Anglo American plc Instead Of Rio Tinto plc Or BHP Billiton plc?

After a strong first half of the year, is Anglo American plc (LON: AAL) more attractive than Rio Tinto plc (LON: RIO) or BHP... More »

Why Mike Ashley Deserves His Sports Direct International Plc Bonus!

Despite many shareholders voting against Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International Plc (LON: SPD) bonus, here’s why he deserves it. More »

3 Stocks To Push The FTSE 100 To Record Highs: Diageo plc, HSBC Holdings plc And Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Diageo plc (LON:DGE), HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) and Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) could help the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) reach 7,000. More »

Tullow Oil plc vs BG Group plc vs Royal Dutch Shell Plc: Which Is The Best Investment?

How does Tullow Oil plc (LON: TLW) compare against BG Group plc (LON: BG) and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON: RDSB)? More »

Persimmon plc Vs Barratt Developments Plc Vs Taylor Wimpey plc – Which Should You Buy?

Having released upbeat results today, how does Persimmon plc (LON: PSN) compare to Barratt Developments Plc (LON: BDEV) and Taylor Wimpey plc (LON: TW)? More »