The Rolls-Royce share price has been ticking upwards. Is it time to buy now?

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Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 | More on: RR See all posts by Alan Oscroft Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) has not done well for shareholders in 2021 so far, but that might be changing. Over the past week, investors have been buying, and the Rolls-Royce share price has been edging up a little. The company is due to issue a trading update on Thursday, the same day as its AGM, so maybe the renewed interest has been in anticipation of that.Covid-19 vaccination results have been impressive. And the latest lockdown-lifting moves could be hinting at an opening up of travel before too much longer. The near grounding of the aviation business lies behind the troubles at Rolls, as it earns the bulk of its profits from maintenance and service contracts. And there’s been almost nothing to maintain or service.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…But after a reported loss of £4bn for 2020, I sincerely hope we’ll see a lot better in 2021. So what will I be looking for in Thursday’s update? I’m really not too interested in profits (or lack thereof) at this early stage, but there are two things I hope we’ll get some updates on. Both, I think, could drive the Rolls-Royce share price in 2021 — in one direction or the other.Debt and cash flowFirstly, I hope to see an update on the company’s liquidity situation. Rolls ended 2020 with debt of approximately £3.6bn, after the company’s refinancing efforts. In good times, that shouldn’t be too much of a burden for a company with a market cap of more than £9bn and annual turnover in excess of £15bn (in the pre-pandemic era). Obviously, good times are not with us now, and Rolls has been bleeding cash.The company has previously suggested a free cash outflow of around £2bn this year. That increases the risk of needing another cash injection. And that, I think, would see the Rolls-Royce share price hammered yet again. So that’s the second thing I hope we’ll hear — an update on where Rolls currently thinks its cash flow and profit/loss direction might be heading.Saying that, whatever Rolls-Royce does come up with on Thursday can really only be a reflection of the short-term situation. And my investment decisions are based on long-term prospects. The trouble is, those are very uncertain right now. There’s certainly pent-up demand for air travel. Holidays in the sun seem at least as important as getting back inside the pubs for a sizeable portion of the UK population.Rolls-Royce share price uncertaintyBut how soon that can happen could be critical to Rolls-Royce’s near-term prospects. And the level of renewed volumes should set the long-term scene. If we don’t get flying soon enough to salvage a reasonable part of the 2021 holiday season, Rolls could be in for another year of big losses. So that’s a risk for the Rolls-Royce share price this year. And even optimistic predictions suggest we won’t get back to 2019 flying volumes until the 2024-25 year.For me, there’s too much uncertainty, and with it too much risk, to invest right now. I do suspect, however, that the upcoming update could indeed spur an upwards share price move, providing it’s at least modestly upbeat. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. The Rolls-Royce share price has been ticking upwards. Is it time to buy now? 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first_img Organisation Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal News News Receive email alerts RSF_en Khartoum Monitor editor Nhial Bol was released on 11 May after paying the fine of 1 million Sudanese pounds (400 euros) imposed on him the previous day by the Khartoum criminal court for allegedly “inciting hate.” Bol was jailed on 10 May because of his inability to pay the fine immediately, and was mistreated while in detention. The court imposed an additional fine of 500,000 pounds (200 euros) on Bol’s newspaper, an English-language daily, and ordered it to be shut down for two months. If the fine is not paid, the newspaper will have to remain closed a further two months.______________________________________________________________9 May 2003Reporters Without Borders called on the Sudanese government today to immediately reverse its closure on 8 May of the daily Khartoum Monitor and the seizure of all its equipment. The authorities claimed the paper had failed to pay a fine.”This closure a big step backward for press freedom, which had increased in Sudan in the past few years,” said the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, who had protested in recent months about heavy fines imposed on the paper for publishing various articles. He also called for the release of journalist Yusef al-Bashir Musa, of the daily paper As Sahafa, who was arrested on 3 May and tortured.There was no indication how long the police closure of the English-language Khartoum Monitor would last. The paper denies it failed to pay the fine, which it said had been cancelled by an appeals court. Publisher Nhial Bol was also arrested on 6 May and detained 24 hours for questioning about three articles the paper published last month about the problems of Sudan’s Christian community.Security officials seized copies of the paper at the printers on 9 March because of an article mentioning that the history of Islam in Sudan had not always been peaceful. Bol told Reporters Without Borders at the time that such seizures were aimed at bankrupting the paper.Musa, local correspondent of As Sahafa in Nyala (in the western town of Darfur), was arrested there on 3 May by security police after the paper printed his reports on clashes in the area. SudanAfrica SudanAfrica April 10, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information News A doctor who visited him in detention on 6 May said he had been tortured, even though he is already handicapped and only has one leg. He said he had been threatened with rape, beaten up and hit with sticks on the sole of his foot and on his shoulders. He was interrogated about his reports. The press was banned last month from reporting about fighting in the Darfur area in which more than 50 people were killed. to go further April 6, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent May 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government shuts down newspaper News Follow the news on Sudan March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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