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Barclays – Hot or Not

Barclays Plc (LON:BARC) is a London-based global financial services holding company. It is engaged with retail and corporate banking, investment banking, and investment management services. It has a market cap of £31.5 billion, trades on a PE of 16.21 and trades on a dividend yield of 1.00 per cent. Guest Chris Gilmour, Independent Analyst and resident expert Paul Theron from Vestact decide whether Barclays is hot or not.

Standard Bank – Hot or Not

Standard Bank has an Africa-wide business, and also owns Liberty. It has a market cap of R 262.2 billion, a PE of 10.69 and a dividend yield of 5.18 per cent. Guest Chris Gilmour, Independent Analyst and resident expert Paul Theron from Vestact decide whether Standard Bank is hot or not.

JP Morgan Chase Co – Hot or Not

JP Morgan Chase Co. is the largest US bank by assets, and was founded by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1895. It has a market cap of $358 billion, and trades on a PE of 14.59 and a dividend yield of 2.20 per cent. Guest Chris Gilmour, Independent Analyst and resident expert Paul Theron from Vestact decide whether JP Morgan Chase Co is hot or not.

FirstRand – Hot or Not

FirstRand is a banking, insurance and investment group which includes First National Bank, Wesbank, Rand Merchant Bank and Ashburton. It has a market cap of R 289.7 billion, a PE of 12.19 and a dividend yield of 4.94 per cent. Guest Chris Gilmour, Independent Analyst and resident expert Paul Theron from Vestact decide whether FirstRand is hot or not.

Stadio – Hot or Not

Stadio was recently spun off from Curro, and focuses on the tertiary sector. It has a market cap of R2.7 billion. No PE or dividend yield yet. Guest Devin Shutte from The Robert Group and resident expert Paul Theron from Vestact decide whether Stadio is hot or not.

Pembury Lifestyle Group – Hot or Not

Pembury Lifestyle Group is recently listed on the JSE, aims to have 40 schools by 2020. It has a market cap of R136.2 million, and is not profitable. Guest Devin Shutte from The Robert Group and resident expert Paul Theron from Vestact decide whether Pembury Lifestyle Group is hot or not.

Curro – Hot or Not

Curro develops, acquires and manages private schools in South Africa. It has a market cap of R15.8 billion, trades on a PE of 79.8, but pays no dividends. Guest Devin Shutte from The Robert Group and resident expert Paul Theron from Vestact decide whether Curro is hot or not.

Advtech – Hot or Not

Advtech is a diversified education, training and placement group. It has a market cap of R9.8 billion, a price to earnings ratio of 24.71 and a dividend yield of 1.8 per cent. Guest Devin Shutte from The Robert Group and resident expert Paul Theron from Vestact decide whether Advtech is hot or not.

2U, Inc – Hot or Not

2U, Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) sells software for universities to deliver online degree programs. It recently acquired Cape Town-based GetSmarter for $103m. Market capitalization is $3.1 billion, has no PE and pays no dividend yield. Guest Devin Shutte from The Robert Group and resident expert Paul Theron from Vestact decide whether 2U, Inc is hot or not.

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