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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 | More on: AMGO PFG 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! Image source: Getty Images. center_img 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. See all posts by Alan Oscroft 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. Enter Your Email Address I looked at Amigo Holdings (LSE: AMGO) a few weeks ago after its share price had suffered a big fall. But since that 27 January low, Amigo shares are up 50%.Amigo had pioneered the guarantor loan business, which lent money to high-risk individuals provided they could find someone to cover it should they fail to repay. But the model hadn’t been attractive, and the company’s biggest shareholder, Richmond Group, decided to sell its 60.66% stake.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…With a number of options open, the company has plumped for the option of putting itself up for sale, and Tuesday brought us a strategic review update.Offers?Amigo says it “has received indications of interest from several parties,” though it stresses that “there can be no certainty that an offer will be made, nor as to the terms on which any offer will be made.” Still, the presence of apparently interested parties has buoyed its prospects, and the shares gained 13% on Tuesday morning in response.On forecasts for the year to March 2020, we’re looking at a P/E of just 3.5. I think there could be significantly more upside than downside.Richmond Group will want to get the best price it can, and it has a lot of clout. And at least two parties appear interested, so we might see a bidding war.I wouldn’t have bought Amigo shares myself because I don’t really like the business. And I wouldn’t invest for a possible buyout profit as that’s really just a gamble. But I do see potential for those who want to take the risk.Back to growth?It’s hard to think about loan companies without Provident Financial (LSE: PFG) coming to mind. Provident also caters to individuals with low credit scores, and charges high levels of interest. But questions about its practices, coupled with investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), helped precipitate a share price crash.Despite previously flying high, Provident shares slumped during the spring and summer of 2017, and then carried on drifting lower. From late April that year, the shares lost 85% of their value. But since August 2019, things have been looking better, and shareholders have enjoyed a 30% rise.Solid quarterResults for 2019 aren’t due until 27 February, but a Q4 update released in January looked reasonably positive. The firm says things are going as planned, and that its Vanquis Bank has “delivered results modestly above expectations.” The firm’s funding facilities have been improved too, via a facility with NatWest Markets to fund its Moneybarn business.Speaking of Moneybarn, the FCA has hit the business with a £2.8m fine after deciding it hadn’t treated customers fairly. The firm itself has provided over £30m in redress too.CEO Malcolm Le May said Provident expects to “report full-year results in line with market expectations,” suggesting the City’s P/E valuation of 10 is about right.Provident could be out of the woods and set for a return to the earnings and dividend growth that analysts expect. And if that’s true, we could be looking at an attractive growth and income prospect here. It’s not for me, though, for ethical reasons. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img