The Royal Mail share price is flying! Here’s what I’m doing now

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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. See all posts by Jabran Khan During the Covid-19 global pandemic, Royal Mail (LSE:RMG) has been a big winner. The rise in online shopping and parcel deliveries has benefitted the postal services provider. In turn, the Royal Mail share price is considerably higher than pre-market crash levels. With that in mind, do I invest my hard earned cash or not?Royal Mail share price since the crashSince the economic downturn, the RMG share price has experienced quite the roller-coaster ride. As with most other stocks across the markets, its price dipped in March, April and May. The lifting of restrictions in June saw its price begin a recovery of sorts. At its lowest point I could pick up shares for just 126p. Shares were trading for 182p per share in February. As I write this the Royal Mail share price is close to 340p. The news of a Covid-19 vaccine has boosted many stocks and investor sentiment is up too in my opinion.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…Recent performance and Covid-19 implicationsWith the rise in parcel deliveries due to restrictions, RMG reported its parcel revenue superseded its letters revenue. This is the first time this has ever happened in its history. I’m not too surprised as sending letters is seen as something of a dying art, given advancements in technology and a changing demographic across the country.Despite Covid-19 being a fruitful time in terms of performance for RMG, it has also brought to light some of its deeper rooted issues. I believe the Royal Mail share price has been hindered by this despite its recovery since the crash. One of those problems is that of its reliance on revenue from the letters side of the business. In addition to this, it has failed to properly invest in the technology needed to grow the parcel side of the business. Furthermore, RMG has a unionised workforce that has caused issues such as strike action. The Royal Mail share price will have benefitted from the performance of its small international parcels operation, General Logistic Systems (GLS). Its recent interim results showed a revenue increase of over 20% and operating profit increasing by over 80%. I believe this small parcel arm could be a key part of RMG’s growth plans in the future.What I’m doing nowRecent analyst upgrades have helped the Royal Mail share price rally in my opinion. JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and UBS have all upgraded RMG shares in recent weeks. I believe these upgrades are linked to three main aspects: RMG’s performance at the height of the pandemic, a changing world whereby parcels rule over letters, and GLS’ positive results.I am not overly buoyed by RMG from an investment perspective and would not invest my money right now. For me, there are too many issues and a track record that doesn’t fill me with confidence. I believe RMG needs to invest heavily in technology and somehow reduce costs too. It will need to do this as well as contend with a unionised workforce. There is too much work to be done in my eyes. 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Casa em Lousado / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos

June 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgCopyHouses•Lousado, Portugal Area:  355 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 Casa em Lousado / Correia/Ragazzi ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCasa em Lousado / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos Casa em Lousado / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Portugal CopyAbout this officeCorreia/Ragazzi ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesLousadoPortugalPublished on November 20, 2008Cite: “Casa em Lousado / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos” 20 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDailycenter_img Architects: Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Houses Text description provided by the architects. Our architecture is grounded on the conviction that the identity of a work is determined by the way in which the conception process embodies the specificities of its origin. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaIgnoring the possibility of a process resulting on a work’s appearance, this conviction allows, within each program particularity, the investment on the same themes without compromising each one’s quality. On the contrary, through incorporation one defines its singularity and so, the features of the surroundings turn out to be fundamental. Save this picture!The backdrop of this plot is rather rural and even playful in its relation with the river. The house is situated on a 3000m2 family farm where everyone relates but requests privacy. The farm features long platforms towards the river with rich walls in texture that create different areas with fruit trees. At the upper level one founds the access to the farm and most of the proximity relations with the existent construction on the north surroundings, extremely uncharacterized. For this reason, the house faces south and the river, the less built areas with the most trees. Save this picture!The maintenance of most of all beautiful and locally traditional walls was very important, in such a way that these participate on the spatial organization of the house, establishing a particular connection with both the glass panels and the painted concrete. Hence the house sits on one of the walls that separate two platforms resulting on a two storey house, each with a direct relation with the outside and where the wall bursts through the windows contributing to an interesting inside spatial definition given its particular texture, now on the living area and kitchen, situated on the ground floor. Save this picture!As the south view seen from the upper level is not that interesting given its industrial character, one chose to place the bedrooms on this level framed by patios that function as their extension to the outside. This solution allows an increase of outside area for diverse uses of leisure as also provides great privacy. It’s clear the harmonious relation between the volume and the surroundings at the lower level with large windows framing the better view to south, containing the north view behind the volume that correspond to the bedroom patios on the upper floor. These patios guarantee the autonomy desired between the house and the platform where it “lays” assuring excellent leisure areas to south, east and west. Save this picture!At the upper level one finds the entrance where the relation with the south landscape is immediate and with the lower platform through the distribution hall with two storeys. The elevation at the main entrance is drawn by a white volume with small pieces of coloured glass and on the inside a big wardrobe on the bedroom hall. On this floor is clear the separation between the family area of three bedrooms, wardrobes and bathrooms, with the less private area of an office and guest suit. Exactly on this side one finds the lobby and stairs connecting to the lower floor where again the different areas are clearly distinguished, the most public area with living and eating area, then the kitchen, laundry, pantry and service bathroom for the floor and the garage. The entrances for the less noble areas are dissimulated by wood panels. Save this picture!The weightless of the volume is defined by the fragmentation and the decision to separate horizontally both levels as well as due to the hanging of the projection of the patios over the inferior level and platform, which helps accentuate the transparency of the lower level. The plastic possibilities of the materials chosen are determinant and were consciously introduced as aesthetic means without questioning the programmatic issues of the constructive logic. The distinctive shape of this house is no answer to constructive questions but also to aesthetic considerations associated to them. We believe that appearance and vision are determinant for the outcome silhouette.Project gallerySee allShow less56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron: the videoArticlesArchDaily Interviews: SHoP ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!+ 43 Sharelast_img read more