The Motley Fool

3 FTSE 100 Shares I’d Buy If I Won Euromillions: Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Legal & General Group Plc And Compass Group plc

Royal Dutch Shell

Shares in Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) (NYSE: RDS-B.US) dropped back this week as the company announced a disappointing quarterly update. Shell reported a 23% decline in income attributable to shareholders. Profits were hampered by a rise in exploration costs and large-scale theft in Nigeria.

However, Shell still managed to report a 5% increase in its dividend to shareholders.

5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!

According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…

And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential...

It is this resilience that has made Shell one of the most reliable stores of wealth available on the stock market today. While the last six months may have been disappointing, Shell has demonstrated its ability to come through adversity many times.

The expectation is for Shell to pay $1.85 of dividends for 2013. That’s a 5.3% yield.

Legal & General

Shares in Legal & General (LSE: LGEN) are up 35% so far in 2013, putting the insurance giant among the top quintile of FTSE performers.

The company’s mix of business is well placed to benefit from strong stock markets. Strong share price returns generally leads to an improved appetite for long-term investment products. Unlike a straight fund management business, L&G can thrive even in difficult markets.

This is demonstrated by the company’s five-year track record. Unlike most other financials, Legal & General continued to pay a dividend throughout the crisis. It is forecast to make £914m of net profit for the year, a record for the company.

Today, L&G shares trade near an all-time high. The company announces it half-year results tomorrow.

Compass Group

Compass Group (LSE: CPG) is a great example of how successful an apparently boring company can be. First known as a catering supplier, Compass also provides outsourced facilities management services, i.e. janitorial and security.

Its long-term contracts with blue-chip clients bring a high degree of visibility to its cashflows and profits. Investors love this and have rewarded Compass with a premium rating.

I also expect that the company could be a significant beneficiary from G4S’ recent stumble.

Compass shares trade on 19.3 times forecast profits for 2013 and come with an expected yield of 2.6%.

For more long-term blue-chip investment ideas, get the latest Motley Fool report “5 Shares To Retire On”. This contains the expert analysis of our in-house research team. Even better, their report is available totally free. Just click here to get your copy today.

> David does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned.

“This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”

I'm sure you'll agree that's quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.

But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.

What's more, we firmly believe there's still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.

And right now, we're giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.

Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!

Where to invest £1,000 right now

Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his select team of expert analysts at The Motley Fool UK have just revealed 6 "Best Buy" shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.

So if you’re looking for more top stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio in this market, then I have some good news for your today -- because we're offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our 'no quibbles' 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.

Simply enter your email address below to discover how you can take advantage of this.