2 FTSE 250 stocks that I think could soar like the GameStop share price in 2021

first_img2 FTSE 250 stocks that I think could soar like the GameStop share price in 2021 Enter Your Email Address The incredible news surrounding the GameStop share price has generated a surge in attention around mid-cap stocks. The short story is that the share price has risen from $20 to around $400 in one month. There are various reasons behind this incredible rise, not least the power of the retail investor.As a retail investor myself, it gets me excited to try and find other stocks that have the potential to take off this year. I want to stay closer to home, so I’ll be focusing on FTSE 250 stocks.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…Impossible to replicate the GameStop share price moveThe move seen in the GameStop share price this week was an exceptional event. Therefore, I’m not claiming to be able to buy stocks that offer those gains in that timeframe. However, I am looking for higher-than-average returns.In order to try to beat the market, I’m looking at a contrarian investing strategy. That means I want to find undervalued companies, with a falling or low share price. I also want to identify stocks that are being shorted. But, buying a heavily shorted stock is risky, so I need to keep those risks top of mind.The GameStop share price had 139% of short interest earlier this week. This meant that more than all the available shares (100%) were actually being used to short the stock. This is extreme, and I don’t think it’s sensible to be this aggressive when looking for stocks that are temporarily unloved. Among the top 10 most shorted stocks in the UK are Metro Bank and Royal Mail.The main risk to me buying any of the above stocks is that the share price could fall. This fall could be sharper than with other stocks, as selling can intensify in a short time period. Even the GameStop share price experienced sharp falls in the past, before rallying higher.FTSE 250 stocks to look atMetro Bank is the most shorted stock at the moment in the UK, with short interest of 14.55%. The share price has almost halved compared to this time last year. However, I think that the share offers good value. For example, the bank recently sold £3bn of its mortgage book to NatWest Group. This offloaded debt and also boosted liquidity at the same time. The move ensured that Metro met its regulatory capital requirements, and meant that it didn’t need to raise more capital through added debt. Those are both positives. I’m still cautious about NatWest Group, though, given its accounting blunder in 2019.Royal Mail is also in the top 10 most shorted UK stocks. However, the share price isn’t under as much short interest as the GameStop share price. It’s actually up 100% in the past year. I like the stock as the transformation strategy to focus on the growing parcel sector takes shape. The cost cutting of 2,000 jobs is expected to save £130m come March, which will boost liquidity. However, I am also concerned in that it will likely report a loss for 2020. It also has risk due to the stiff competition in the delivery market.Yes, there is the risk of underperformance for both these stocks, as with any stock, but risk tolerance is very personal. Overall, I think Metro Bank and Royal Mail have the potential to surge higher this year, and I’m comfortable with their risks. Jonathan Smith | Friday, 29th January, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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Media slowly resurfacing, operations centre approaching three-month mark

first_imgNews News to go further Part 2 RSF_en News Another journalist murdered in Haiti Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts HaïtiAmericas April 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media slowly resurfacing, operations centre approaching three-month mark The Haitian press is slowly resurfacing three months after the 12 January earthquake that ravaged the capital and surrounding region and killed 230,000 people. That is the assessment of our Haitian correspondent, Claude Gilles, manager of the Media Operations Centre that Reporters Without Borders and the Canadian media group Quebecor set up nine days after the earthquake with the government’s support.Address: 8A Rue Butte, Bourdon, Port-au-Prince. Phone: +1 514 664-8695. Part 1center_img HaïtiAmericas Organisation October 11, 2019 Find out more November 14, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Haïti Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti News Twenty-five of Port-au-Prince’s approximately 50 radio stations were able to resume broadcasting during the month after the earthquake, thanks in many cases to logistic help from Radio France. Others took longer and many are operating from very makeshift studios. “We had to abandon the building that had housed our station for the past 18 years,” Tropic FM manager Guy Jean told Reporters Without Borders. “We resumed broadcasting last week from a small house with a zinc roof and plywood walls put up in the culture ministry’s garden.”Jean-Lucien Borges, the owner of Radio-Télé Ginen, a radio and TV station that was very badly damaged on 12 January, said: “I don’t know if one can talk of a makeshift shelter, but we are now working in our own premises, on the original site.” The radio station was back on the air a few days after the quake, followed by the TV station, with the help of equipment recovered from the rubble and reinstalled in a tent in Cour de Saint-Louis, one of the capital’s main refugee camps. “We have completely cleared and reequipped our premises, our own ‘Ground Zero’,” Borges said.Father Désinord Jean, the manager of the Catholic Church-run Radio-Télé Soleil, said: “We have not lost hope despite the loss of our archives and lack of resources.” Temporarily located in a private residence in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Pétion-Ville, the station is operating at 85 per cent of its pre-quake level with equipment recovered from the ruins of the Port-au-Prince archbishop’s headquarters, which was badly damaged by fire and looted a few hours after the earthquake. Radio-Télé Soleil is still awaiting the subsidy that the government promised to around 100 news media. It is also still waiting to receive a prefabricated shelter. Print media are back“We are about to resume daily issues,” said Max Chauvet, owner and publisher of Le Nouvelliste, a newspaper founded in 1898 that is the country’s leading daily. Initially published only online after the earthquake, it reappeared in print for the first time in the form of a special issue six weeks later. The public’s response exceeded expectations.“The staff will stay at the temporary headquarters in Pétion-Ville but the newspaper will be printed at Rue du Centre,” editor Robenson Geffrard said, referring to its badly-damaged original headquarters in the city centre, where Venezuelan technicians helped to repair the presses. Half of the newspaper’s pre-quake staff of 24 reporters have just been rehired.Haiti’s other leading newspaper, Le Matin, has had to go back to being printed in the neighbouring Dominican Republic, where it was being printed until eight months before the earthquake. Originally a daily, it is now appearing biweekly. Unfortunately, the management plans to lay off 30 per cent of the staff for lack of funds.Meeting placeEquipped with 20 work stations, the Media Operations Centre is currently receiving an average of 17 journalist visits a day. Its computer equipment was used a total of 358 times in March. The centre does more than offer technical support to journalists who have been hit by the earthquake. It is reinforcing its capacity to host events and is making itself available as a place where people can meet, exchange views and do training.For the past month, it has been hosting the weekly meetings of NGO representatives in charge of communication, with an average of 18 participants at each meeting. It has just inaugurated a “Humanitarian Journalism” seminar at the initiative of Internews, the leading NGO in the field of media rebuilding. Two other workshops are planned in this programme and the centre will soon be assisted by two trainers from the Agence France-Presse Enterprise Foundation.With the support of June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more