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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.

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Is Royal Mail PLC Dependent On Debt?

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Is British American Tobacco plc Dependent On Debt?

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Is BHP Billiton plc Dependent On Debt?

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Is J Sainsbury plc Dependent On Debt?

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Is Tesco PLC Dependent On Debt?

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Is BG Group plc Dependent On Debt?

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Is Burberry Group plc Dependent On Debt?

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Is Vodafone Group plc Dependent On Debt?

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Is Centrica PLC Dependent On Debt?

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Is GlaxoSmithKline plc Dependent On Debt?

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Is AstraZeneca plc Dependent On Debt?

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Is Royal Dutch Shell Plc Dependent On Debt?

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