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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 Factors That Overshadow Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc’s Bonus Debate

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3 Reasons Why BAE Systems plc Could Deliver A Positive Surprise

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3 Reasons Why GlaxoSmithKline plc Is Ahead Of The Game

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3 Reasons Why Kingfisher plc Could Improve Your Portfolio

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Is Royal Mail PLC A Super Growth Stock?

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Is AstraZeneca plc A Super Growth Stock?

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3 Reasons Why GlaxoSmithKline plc Is More Than Just A Great Income Stock

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3 Reasons Why Prudential plc Could Have A Great 2014

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Why RSA Insurance Group plc Could Be A Super Recovery Play

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3 Reasons Why A Chinese Slowdown Shouldn’t Worry Standard Chartered PLC

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Why Tesco PLC Could Be A Top Recovery Play

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Although news of a new Remuneration chief at Barclays PLC (LON: BARC) is dominating headlines, Fools should look beyond this news flow. More »

3 Reasons Why Imperial Tobacco Group PLC Could Be A Winner

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Why BHP Billiton plc Has Vast Potential

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Is Unilever plc A Super Growth Stock?

Does Unilever plc (LON: ULVR) have the right credentials to be classed as a very attractive growth play? More »

Is Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc A Super Income Stock?

Does Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON: RB) have the right credentials to be classed as a very attractive income play? More »

Is SABMiller plc A Super Growth Stock?

Does SABMiller plc (LON: SAB) have the right credentials to be classed as a very attractive growth play? More »

Is BG Group plc A Super Income Stock?

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Why Good Value Vodafone Group plc Could Be A Winner

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HSBC Holdings plc: Top Stock Or Not?

Is HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA) a potential winner? Or, should it be avoided? More »