These 2 FTSE 100 shares have leapt over 20% in 30 days. Which would I buy?

first_img Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK 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. 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. Cliff D’Arcy | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 | More on: JMAT OCDO Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” These 2 FTSE 100 shares have leapt over 20% in 30 days. Which would I buy? Over the past 30 days, the Johnson Matthey share price has leapt by more than a fifth (20.8%). For the record, its shares are up 13.2% over one year, down 6.7% over three years and ahead 22.3% over five years. To me, this is no bubble stock and, indeed, may be one FTSE 100 share ripe for re-rating. At the current share price of 2,985p, Matthey is valued at £5.8bn. That’s almost double its valuation during the March market meltdown of 10 months ago. Matthey’s earnings per share took a hit in 2020, but are expected to bounce back this year on rising revenues. For now, they pay a dividend of 1.7% a year. As a precaution, the dividend was cut in 2021, but may be restored to previous levels this year.Last April, I saw a once-in-a-decade opportunity to buy into this British success story at 1,972p. The shares have since soared by over £10, leaping by more than half (51.4%). But with exposure to the coming electric-vehicle boom, I see a solid future for Matthey. Of course, I could be wrong. After all, Matthey had a difficult 2020, cancelling its dividend as its first-half underlying earnings per share halved. If earnings don’t return to growth, then this could be painful for its shareholders. Even so, I would choose this high-quality FTSE 100 share over frothy Ocado any day! The first month of 2021 has seen the FTSE 100 leap and then slide as share prices fell back. Eight days into the year, the Footsie had gained almost 415 points (6.4%), one of its strongest starts in decades. However, it has since slipped back and is now under 45 points ahead (0.7%) for 2021. But some FTSE 100 shares have had a cracking month, with these two in particular surging over the past 30 days.FTSE 100 winner #1: OcadoThe biggest riser in the FTSE 100 so far in 2021 is online grocer Ocado Group (LSE: OCDO). The Ocado share price has soared by more than a quarter (28.8%) in 30 days. What’s more, Ocado has been an outstanding share to own since 2016. Its shares are up 125.1% over one year, 455.5% over three years and 956.8% over five years. As a result, Ocado has also been the best-performing FTSE 100 share over all three of these time periods.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…Of course, the Ocado share price may continue to thrash the Footsie, but I am sceptical. Since floating in mid-2010, Ocado has released a decade of results as a public company. As it gets larger, Ocado burns through yet more cash and generates greater losses, including a pre-tax loss of £214.5m in 2019. At the current share price of 2,854p, Ocado is valued at £21.4bn. That’s over 12 times its 2019 revenues. Even though Ocado’s revenues are growing fast, this makes its shares among the most highly priced in the FTSE 100. Also, loss-making Ocado has never paid a dividend. Hence, as a value investor looking for cheap shares and decent dividends, I would not buy this FTSE 100 share today. For me, Ocado looks like a bubble waiting to burst.Johnson Matthey is up 21%My second surging FTSE 100 share is Johnson Matthey (LSE: JMAT). Although not a household name like Ocado, Johnson Matthey has been around since 1817 and has a 204-year pedigree. Matthey is a world leader in the production of specialist chemicals and precious metals. Its products are used in the production of industrial chemicals, emissions controls, batteries, medical products, and and pharmaceuticals. 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. 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Independent journalist sentenced to 22 months in prison after being held for 19 months without trial

first_img May 6, 2020 Find out more February 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent journalist sentenced to 22 months in prison after being held for 19 months without trial Follow the news on Cuba Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders voiced surprise today at the 22-month prison sentence which Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez, a correspondent of the Miami-based Payolibre and Nueva Prensa Cubana websites and the US government-funded Radio Martí, received yesterday from a Havana court on a charge of “disturbing the peace,” and said it hoped the 19 months he has already spent in detention will be deducted from the time he has to serve.“Such a severe sentence for ‘disturbing the peace’ is in itself surprising,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Guerra was held for 19 months without being charged before being tried. We obviously hope this long period already spent behind bars will be discounted from his sentence and that he will be released soon.”The organisation added: “Prior to his arrest, Guerra was repeatedly harassed because of his journalistic activities, and the peaceful demonstration in which he took part on 13 July 2005 was just used as a pretext for imprisoning him.”According to the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), Guerra, 28, was one of five dissidents who appeared before a municipal court in Havana yesterday. They received sentences ranging from 22 months to two years in prison for “disturbing the peace” by staging a peaceful demonstration on 13 July 2005 to commemorate the shipwreck 11 years earlier of five Cuban “balseros” who had been trying to reach Florida by sea.The five were arrested by State Security police as soon as they started to hold the demonstration. If the time Guerra has already spent in detention is taken into account, he should be released on 13 April.Following his arrest, Guerra was held in a National Revolutionary Police cell for three months and was then transferred to the Technical Investigations Department (DTI) in Havana. He was hospitalised several times in October and November 2005 when he went on hunger strike, but each time he was returned to the detention centre. He has developed a kidney infection since his arrest and has frequent asthma attacks.Of the 25 Cuban journalists currently behind bars, two have not been tried. Armando Betancourt, 44, a Nueva Prensa Cubana contributor and editor of the clandestine newspaper El Camagueyano, was supposed to have been tried on 8 February before a municipal court in the central city of Camagüey, but the judges adjourned the trial because they found that the statements provided by State Security agents were “contradictory.” Betancourt was arrested on 23 May 2006. RSF_en Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez, a correspondent of the Payolibre and Nueva Prensa Cubana websites and Radio Martí, was sentenced yesterday to 22 months in prison for “disturbing the peace.” He had been held without trial since his arrest during a demonstration in Havana on 13 July 2005. October 15, 2020 Find out more October 12, 2018 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News to go further News CubaAmericas Organisation News CubaAmericas RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Help by sharing this information last_img read more