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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.

3 Reasons Why I’m Bullish On Diageo plc

Claims that China is being ‘unfair’ to foreign enterprises don’t affect my bullish stance on Diageo plc (LON: DGE). More »

Apple Inc.’s iPhone Launch Makes Me More Bullish On ARM Holdings plc

With Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone selling 9 million units thus far, I’m more optimistic than ever about ARM Holdings plc (LON: ARM). More »

Britain’s Rise From The Ashes Makes Me Want To Buy Tesco PLC

Further evidence of a UK recovery makes me turn to newly UK-focused Tesco PLC (LON: TSCO). More »

3 Reasons Why I’m Excited About Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Recent news on the TSB disposal has made me feel happy to hold shares in Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY). More »

Why I’m Bullish On Aviva plc

The most recent update from Aviva plc (LON: AV) has made me even more optimistic. More »

Problems In India Put Me Off Vodafone Group plc

Difficulties faced by the Indian economy mean that I’m steering clear of Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD). More »

Why BG Group plc Is A Bargain

Although delays to production were recently announced, I’m bullish on BG Group plc (LON: BG). More »

Why I’m More Bullish Than Ever On Barclays PLC

With the UK economic recovery gathering pace, I’m feeling optimistic about the prospects of Barclays PLC (LON: BARC). More »

Co-Op Row Makes Me More Bullish On Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc

A row over what caused a £1.5 billion black hole at Co-Op makes me realise the potential of Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc... More »

IMF U-Turn Makes Me Want To Stick With SSE PLC

After the IMF back-tracks on its emerging market viewpoint, I’m more bullish on SSE PLC (LON: SSE). More »

Why I View GlaxoSmithKline plc’s Weakness As A Major Strength

A recent news item caused shares in GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) to fall but I see it as a chance to buy rather than... More »

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc Is A Buy For Me

The most recent update from Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON: RB) has made me even more bullish. More »

J Sainsbury plc Is Cheap Right Now And I’m Buying

Although the UK high street is struggling, I think J Sainsbury plc (LON: SBRY) is perfectly positioned to take advantage. More »

Smartwatches Make Me Want To Buy ARM Holdings plc

The release of Samsung’s smartwatch makes me bullish about ARM Holdings plc (LON: ARM). More »

Why I Think Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc Has Potential

Although some investors may disagree, I think Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON: MRW) has a lot going for it. More »

Housing Market Pickup Is Great News For Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Improvements in the outlook for UK housing make me want to buy Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY). More »

BP plc’s Defeat Doesn’t Put Me Off

Although BP plc (LON: BP) has had a setback recently, I’m still as bullish as ever on its long-term prospects. More »

Why Co-Op Troubles Make Me Want To Buy Barclays PLC

Despite Co-Op Bank going through a challenging time, I’m more bullish than ever on Barclays PLC (LON: BARC). More »

I’m A Buyer Of Tesco PLC

A growing sense that the UK economy is starting to gain momentum makes me want to buy Tesco PLC (LON: TSCO) More »

Why Payday Lenders Make Me Want To Buy HSBC Holdings plc

With payday lending companies delivering impressive profits, it confirms the quality of HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA) More »