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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 I Think BHP Billiton plc Is The Second Best Growth Stock On Offer

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Why I Think BAE Systems plc Is A Strong Buy

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Why I’m A Buyer Of Standard Chartered PLC

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Why I Think A Takeover Of Vodafone Group plc Makes Sense For AT&T Inc.

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Why I Think Legal & General Group Plc Is A Screaming Buy

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Why Royal Mail PLC Is A Buy For Me

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Why I Think ARM Holdings plc Is A Buy

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Share Price Fall Makes Royal Dutch Shell Plc A Buy For Me

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Super Standard Chartered PLC Is A Buy For Me

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Bullish Reception To Royal Mail PLC Makes Me A Suitor

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Why I’m Thinking Of Buying Dirt Cheap Vodafone Group Plc

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Why I Think Marks And Spencer Group Plc Is A Screaming Buy

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Yield, Yield, Yield Makes Me A Buyer Of BP plc

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Super Growth Prospects Make Me Super Bullish On Lloyds Banking Group PLC

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Why I Think Now Is A Great Time To Buy Centrica PLC

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Dividend Growth Makes Me Want To Buy Diageo plc

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Why I’m Keen To Buy More Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc

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Why I Think Unilever plc Is A Buy, Buy, Buy

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High Returns Make Me Optimistic About Centrica PLC

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Growth Potential Gets Me Excited About Barclays PLC

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