In the March bear market, I’ll be watching these FTSE 100 stocks!

first_imgIn the March bear market, I’ll be watching these FTSE 100 stocks! See all posts by T Sligo Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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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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 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. T Sligo | Saturday, 29th February, 2020 | More on: DGE HSBA ULVR Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The market is falling and panic seems to be setting in. At the time of writing, the FTSE 100 has lost 9% in the past month.I have been saying for a while that the stock market has been overvalued. It was clear that people were being perhaps over-optimistic, perhaps greedy, and share prices were being distorted.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…Now that the stock market has significantly dropped, I believe many buying opportunities have presented themselves for investors keen to acquire good quality stocks when they are on sale.I will be watching the following shares throughout March, to see if the stock price drops further before buying.UnileverUnilever (LSE: ULVR) is one of the gems of the FTSE 100. In its portfolio are household brands such as Marmite, Ben & Jerry’s and Dove. I believe that in any economic climate, these low-cost items will make it into customers’ shopping baskets.Although Unilever’s share price has dropped by 16% in the past six months, it still carries an expensive valuation and has a price-to-earnings ratio of almost 20.Sometimes this is the price you have to pay for a quality company. But with the market we are currently in, I am tempted to wait for the price to drop further before buying.HSBAThe HSBC (LSE: HSBA) share price has been on a downward spiral for a lot longer than Unilever’s.The protests in Hong Kong, Brexit, the US-China trade war, global economic worries and now concerns over the coronavirus have understandably weighed heavily on the stock.In the past three years, the HSBC price has dropped by a whopping 18%.In its results, which were released in February, 2019 revenue at the bank rose by 5.9%, but reported profits fell 32.9% due to $7.3bn of write-downs that related to the economic climate and anticipation of a major restructure.Despite the disappointing results, the dividend remains unchanged. HSBC stock has an incredibly lumpy prospective dividend yield of 7.5%.The fact that management is reviewing a restructure should be seen as a positive measure by investors.If the HSBC share price continues to slide, I would seriously consider buying.DiageoLike Unilever, I believe Diageo’s (LSE: DGE) products will be purchased in whatever economic situation.In its portfolio, Diageo owns brands such as Guinness, Gordon’s and Baileys.In its January results, half-year net sales grew by 4.2%. Organic operating profit grew by 4.6%, which represented cost-saving measures and an improved pricing point. To sweeten investors, its interim dividend was increased by 5%. Its prospective dividend yield is now almost 2.5%.In the past six months, Diageo’s share price has fallen by 19%. Despite this, over five years, its stock price has increased by 45%.At 21, its price-to-earnings ratio is a bit too rich for me. However, if Diageo’s stock price drops further, it could be a great opportunity to acquire a quality stock at a bargain price.last_img

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