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400 brand new stocks, including 200 exclusively for Plus

Alex Campbell

September 24, 2020

Alex Campbell

More of what you want.

We’ve got a HUGE batch of new additions this week, including our first major Plus universe expansion, so we’ve got a bit more for you in this week’s blog!

Exclusively for Plus

We’re really excited about the first big batch of stocks of over 200 we’ve added for our early Plus members. Highlights include:

  • Bloomsbury £BMY - The publishing house best known for the Harry Potter series.
  • Spire Healthcare £SPI - The UK’s second largest private healthcare provider.
  • De La Rue £DLAR - A specialist printer for everything from bank notes to passports.
  • TT Electronics £TTG - A manufacturer of medical devices.
  • EnQuest £ENQ - An oil exploration company operating in the UK.
  • Valirx £VAL - A biotech with a number of molecules in trial to treat cancer and other diseases.
  • Dignity £DTY - One of the largest providers of funeral services and pre-paid funeral plans in the UK.
  • Ten Entertainment £TEG - Operator of entertaining venues from bowling alleys to escape rooms.
  • Avacta £AVCT - A biotech that’s developing therapies and diagnostic tools for cancer.
  • Amryt Pharma £AMYT - A biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for rare and orphan diseases.
  • And over 100 investment trusts and REITs including: The Biotech Growth Trust £BIOG, Merian Chrysalis £MERI, Throgmorton Trust £THRG, Artemis Alpha £ATS, Capital & Regional £CAL, Baillie Gifford UK Growth £BGUK, US Growth £USA, and European Growth £BGEU

Hotels to horse-racing and a few more US stocks in between 

As we promised last week, we’re continuing to expand the list of stocks available to everyone. We’ve got an eclectic group this week, with some well-known brands and dominant industry players, like:

  • Williams-Sonoma $WSM - owner of the eponymous homeware stores as well as Pottery Barn. Shopping here is a sure sign you’ve entered middle age.
  • Choice Hotels $CHH - owner and operator of over 6,000 hotels globally including Comfort, Sleep Inn, and Quality Hotels.
  • Knight-Swift $KNX - the largest trucking company in the US.
  • Churchill Downs $CHDN - home of the Kentucky Derby and owner of a number of casinos too.
  • HD Supply $HDS - a wholesale version of the American’s version of B&Q (that’s Home Depot, of course).

Insurance and investment managers

There are a lot of financial institutions in this week’s addition, including some big names in consumer finance and investment management.

  • Voya Financial $VOYA - A consumer finance behemoth based in NYC and formerly a subsidiary of ING.
  • Eaton Vance $EV - An fund and wealth manager with a wide range of products and services.
  • Ares Capital $ARCC - A leading private equity and private debt manager, specialising in investments in mid-market companies globally.
  • Lincoln National $LNC - A Fortune 250 company that operates a number of insurance and investment management businesses.
  • Athene Holding $ATH - A retirement services company that provides a range of financial products.

More biotechs 

There’s a range of biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies that we’ve added this week, developing cutting edge therapies and medical devices.

  • Repligen $RGEN - A developer of materials used in drug manufacturing.
  • Exelixis $EXEL - A genomics-based drug discovery company working on developing cancer treatments.
  • Mirati Therapeutics $MRTX - developing treatments for cancer through genomics
  • Emergent $EBS - A biotech working on vaccines and antibody therapeutics as well as medical devices.
  • Ultragenyx $RARE - A clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for serious genetic diseases.
  • United Therapeutics $UTHR - Working on chronic and life-threatening diseases.
  • Intra-Cellular $ITCI - Developing drugs for neuropsychiatric diseases.

Lots of ADRs 🇨🇳

We’ve also been sure to add American Depository Receipts (ADRs) for some major companies based outside of the UK and US.

  • Aegon NV $AEG - A multinational that provides life assurance, pensions and asset management services.
  • $WUBA - A Chinese ecommerce platform for second-hand and bulk-buying backed by Tencent.
  • Galapagos $GLPG - A Belgian biotech specialising in the development of small molecule medicines.
  • Zai Lab $ZLAB - A Chinese biotech developing medicines for cancer and infectious diseases.
  • Dada Nexus $DADA - Think of it like Amazon on-demand. For stores. In China.
  • Silicon Motion $SIMO - A Taiwanese company that makes chips for storage devices.

Don’t forget the SPACs!

Last but not least, we’ve added a few more SPACs - all of which have already identified a target to merge with. 

Not sure what a SPAC is? Why not check out a post from earlier in the year?

  • Churchill Capital III $CCXX - Merging with MultiPlan, a healthcare cost management tech platform.
  • Forum II $FMCI - Merging with Tattooed Chef, a plant-based food company.
  • Landcadia Holdings II $LCA - A gambling-focused SPAC, merging with Golden Nugget Online Gaming.

Plus members will also see a brand new Collection for SPACs on their app.

Join the discussion on the forum and see the full list of stocks.

This should not be read as personal investment advice and individual investors should make their own decisions or seek independent advice. This article has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and is considered a marketing communication.

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