Today I’m discussing the investment outlook of three FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) risers.
Build a fortune
Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) continues to trade at a significant deficit to those levels seen before Britain’s decision to exit the EU.
A 17% bounceback in July has taken the edge off for Taylor Wimpey’s shareholders. Still, I believe fears over the health of the UK economy, and the consequent impact of new homebuyer appetite as the government negotiates Brexit could put the firm on the back foot again in the weeks ahead.
But that’s not to say Britain’s listed builders are poor destinations for patient investors. Indeed, despite the prospect of imminent bumpiness in the housing market, the country’s entrenched construction deficiency should drive property values higher once near-term troubles pass.
And I believe the risks facing Taylor Wimpey are more than baked in at current share prices — the firm carries a forward P/E rating of 8.8 times, as well as a huge 7.5% dividend yield.
I reckon Taylor Wimpey is a terrific pick for contrarian investors.
Bag a beauty
Unlike Taylor Wimpey, fashionista Burberry (LSE: BRBY) has seen its share price detonate since this summer’s referendum, the stock adding an extra 13% last month alone.
While troubles in emerging markets linger — Burberry saw underlying sales stagnate during April-June as luxury demand in Hong Kong and Macau sagged — stock pickers have surged in thanks to the firm’s massive international bias.
And I believe Burberry’s expanding international operations should deliver bountiful long-term gains, particularly in developing markets where disposable income levels are poised to rocket.
The retailer’s confidence in these destinations was affirmed today with news that it has acquired an extra 15% in its Chinese operations for £54m, giving Burberry total control in the division.
Burberry deals on a slightly-heady prospective P/E ratio of 18.5 times, while a 2.9% dividend yield also lags the blue chip average of 3.5%. However, I reckon Burberry’s terrific long-term sales outlook more than merits such a premium.
Packaging giant Mondi (LSE: MNDI) also enjoyed a splendid ride higher in July, the stock advancing 14% during the month.
Mondi — which provides an array of paper- and plastic-based products predominantly for packaging purposes — has hit its highest levels of 2016 in recent days thanks to its classic defensive qualities and sprawling global footprint. And last week’s trading statement underlined why Mondi is a great pick in uncertain times.
The Surrey business said that underlying operating profit during January-June will clock in above the total of €490m recorded during the corresponding period last year. And basic underlying earnings per share should ring in at 73 and 77 euro cents per share, up between 8% and 14% from the first half of 2015.
With Mondi also loading up on acquisitions — the firm bought out Russian flexible packaging builder Uralplastic last month — I believe earnings should keep growing well into the future.
And a reasonable forward P/E ratio of 13.7 times, and handy 3% dividend yield, leaves plenty of room for the share price to keep swelling.
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Royston Wild has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.