“This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild owns shares of Diageo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. I think Diageo (LSE: DGE) is a perfect FTSE 100 pick for those seeking sustained long-term profits growth. That’s even though recent data suggests that younger generations are drinking less than their predecessors. A Berenberg report in 2018 showed that teenagers and people in their early 20s are consuming lower amounts of alcohol than millennials.I feel that Diageo can prosper despite this threat for a number of reasons. One of them is the brand power of its products like Captain Morgan rum, Guinness stout and Smirnoff vodka. These are the sort of heavyweight labels in which the FTSE 100 firm has the resources to turbocharge investment to keep growing market share.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…Ready to goThere’s also the fact that Diageo is exceptionally effective and rapid when it comes to embracing new consumer trends to keep the bottom line moving. Product development in the field in premium-priced drinks has paid off handsomely in recent years. The company’s also taking steps to clutch the fast-growing ‘ready to drink’ alcoholic beverages market.Industry analysts over at ING Bank note that this market “has seen significant growth over the last few years driven by consumer demand for more convenience and healthier alternatives”. It says the ready-to-drink segment grew at a compound average rate of 8% in the five years to 2019. This is better than the 5% rise that the broader alcoholic beverages market experienced over the period.Yet ING says that the ready-to-drink sector still accounts for just 2% of the total alcohol market today. This gives FTSE 100-quoted Diageo plenty of room to exploit. Market intelligence body The IWSR thinks that the ready-to-drink market will grow by 41% between 2019 and 2024.A stress-free FTSE 100 shareIt’s no surprise in my opinion that City analysts think Diageo’s going to snap straight back into earnings growth after last year’s bottom-line reversal. Current forecasts suggest that earnings will rise 3% and 11% in the fiscal years to June 2021 and 2022 respectively.These bright forecasts — along with the company’s robust balance sheet — mean that Diageo’s long record of lifting dividends each year is expected to continue. Consequently the FTSE 100 share has yields of 2.4% and 2.5% for this financial year and next.It’s worth mentioning that the drinks maker’s shares don’t come cheap. At current prices around £29.80 per share Diageo trades on an elevated forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 31 times. Such high valuations could lead to a sharp share price correction if the firm’s projected growth trajectory starts to look a little wobbly.That said, I believe that Diageo’s shares are worth such a heady premium today. I myself bought the company for my ISA because of its leading position in many major drinks categories across the globe. 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WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Previous articlePositive signs for Gortadroma gasification plantNext articleCouncil backs plans to facilitate new secondary school in County Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSfeaturedKing John’s Castlelimerick THE HUGE effort involved in the revamp of Limerick’s King John’s Castle is being ruined by people who use the river as a rubbish tip, members of Limerick city and county council’s municipal authority have been told.Independent councillor John Gilligan appealed to the council officials to get in contact with Waterways Ireland, the body responsible for the upkeep of the river.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There is a huge mound of rubbish dumped between the castle wall and the river. All the work which has been put into the castle is being negated by this unsightly tip,” he said.He added that he was aware that Waterways Ireland was in charge of the area “and that is one of the biggest problems. They have more excuses than anyone I’ve ever known. There is no logical reason why we should have that mound of rubbish out there”.Cllr John Loftus (AAA) asked that the rubbish be removed.“While we are at it, we should remove every single piece of debris from the water,” he said.The members were told that the local authority will liaise with Waterways Ireland to have the rubbish cleaned up. NewsCastle revamp hit by rubbishBy Bernie English – February 21, 2015 636 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace”
Members of the sports, school and business communities in Ocean City and Upper Township came out Monday night to support the local Little League team in the state title game.A couple hundred supporters from the small towns of Ocean City and Upper Township traveled to Berkeley Township on Monday night to watch the 11- and 12-year-old boys from their communities compete for a state Little League title against Toms River — a city of more than 100,000 people that has sent four different teams to the Little League World Series in the last 20 years, including one that won it all in 1998.Ocean City-Upper Township’s Gannon Brady rounds third base after hitting a home run on just the second pitch of the game.Toms River won another state championship, 7-6, but not before the OC-UT team made a statement.The local boys faced Goliath in the form of Jonathan Giordano — a virtual man on the mound for Toms River. The OC-UT team would ultimately litter a neighbor’s yard with foul balls as they tried to get their bats around on Giordano’s blazing fastball.But on just the second pitch of the game, OC-UT’s Gannon Brady smacked a home run. Two batters later, Joe Gallagher hit another homer, and OC-UT quickly let their opponents know that this would not be an easy game.In the end, OC-UT was done in not by Goliath but by a girl.The boys surround Joe Gallagher as he hits a home run on just the third at-bat of the game.Toms River’s Kayla Roncin, a 12-year-old female who has played baseball with the boys since she was 5, crushed a two-run home run in the third inning that gave her team a 4-2 lead that it would never relinquish. Toms River later moved Roncin from first base to pitch for the final out of the game with the bases loaded for Ocean City-Upper Township. She forced a fly ball to give her team the victory.Trailing 7-5 heading into the top of the sixth inning (Little League games are six innings), Ocean City’s Todd Reimet struck out but pushed Giordano past the 85-pitch limit in a great at-bat. That opened the door for OC-UT to capitalize on a new pitcher in Alex Civitello.With two outs, Luke Bowman walked. Brady followed with a single, and Brock Mercado hit an RBI single to cut the gap to one run. Civitello intentionally walked Gallagher to load the bases. But Toms River then brought in Roncin to end the threat.Brian Furey pitched five effective innings against a strong Toms River team.No Cape May C0unty team had ever before won a sectional title and advanced to state-level competition.The field neutral field (improved with the help of Mark and Al Leiter, Major League pitchers who grew up in the town) on Monday night was surrounded by Toms River fans 10 deep on all sides except the third-base line, where the Ocean City contingent set up camp, doing a good job of offsetting the “We are TR” chants.The team is made up of all-stars from the six teams of the Ocean City-Upper Township league (three from each town).The complete lineup for the team is as follows:Gannon BradyEric GreenlingJoe GallagherBrock MercadoLuke BowmanBrian FureyJohn LloydM.J. GinnNick TroianoGavyn FoxJake McKennaTodd ReimetIsaac EberlyGreg Brady, Frank Fumo and Joe Furey are coaches.Furey was the starting pitcher and left the game in the fifth inning with OC-UT trailing by just one run. He had an RBI single. Mercado had a two-run homer in addition to his RBI single in the final inning.The scoreboard measures the pitch count for each pitcher. Players are allowed to throw only 85 pitches in a game.