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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.

US Uncertainties Make Me Turn To British American Tobacco plc

Three uncertainties surrounding the US make me want to buy British American Tobacco plc (LON: BATS) More »

I’m Still A Seller Of Vodafone Group plc

Although recent news flow has been positive, I’m still bearish on Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) More »

Google’s Healthcare Entrance Makes Me Bullish On AstraZeneca plc

Google’s decision to launch a healthcare company makes me realise how great AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN) really is. More »

Bribery Probe Makes Me More Bullish On GlaxoSmithKline plc

Recent Chinese bribery investigations make me more optimistic about GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK). More »

Tesco PLC’s Retreat Makes Me Even More Optimistic

A retreat from the US makes me want to buy more Tesco PLC (LON: TSCO). More »

Lloyds Banking Group PLC Sale Makes Me More Bullish

The return of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY) to the private sector is great news for investors More »

3 Reasons Why I’m Still Bullish On Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc

The main reasons why I may add to my stake in Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc (LON: RBS). More »

US Government Shutdown Makes Me Turn To Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc

With all the discussion of the Federal Reserve’s eagerly anticipated tapering, I’m keeping it simple with Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON: RB) More »

5 Reasons Why UK Woes Make Me Turn To HSBC Holdings plc

Further difficulties in the UK economy make me bullish on HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA). More »

3 Reasons Why Rio Tinto plc Is A Bargain

The recent update from Rio Tinto plc (LON: RIO) has made me bullish on the stock. More »

3 Reasons Why British American Tobacco plc Is On My Buy List

The recent update from British American Tobacco plc (LON: BATS) has made me bullish on the stock. More »

3 Reasons Why I’m Bullish On Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc

The uncertainty surrounding interest rate rises doesn’t put me off Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc (LON: RBS). More »

New Strategy Means I’d Sell Vodafone Group plc

Vodafone Group plc’s (LON: VOD) revised strategy leaves me unimpressed. More »

3 Reasons Why I’m Bullish On Barclays PLC

Although the housing market may not help its bottom-line, Barclays PLC (LON: BARC) still looks attractive. More »

Forward Guidance Makes Me Turn To Centrica PLC

The discussion of forward guidance makes me want to keep things simple with Centrica PLC (LON: CNA). More »

I’m Still A Buyer Of Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Although news flow has not been hugely positive of late, I’m still bullish on Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON: RDSB). More »

3 Reasons Why I’m Bullish On AstraZeneca plc

Although the ‘patent cliff’ is a concern, I’m still very optimistic about AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN). More »

A Change Of Strategy Makes Me Want To Buy Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc

An interesting development highlighted in its recent update makes me more bullish on Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON: MRW). More »

Why I’m Optimistic About GlaxoSmithKline plc’s Future

The recent sale of two of its brands makes me more bullish than ever on GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK). More »

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 »