Stock market crash: 2 top UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to retire rich

first_img Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 | More on: BVIC SCT Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Britvic and Softcat. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images 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. Stock market crash: 2 top UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to retire rich This year’s stock market crash will probably live on in investors’ memories for quite a while. But at times like this, it’s even more important to focus on investing in good businesses. These will usually survive and prosper, even in difficult times.I believe the companies I’m looking at today are great examples of this. These UK shares have delivered reliable results for many years. They’ve continued to perform well this year. I reckon that buying these stocks and holding them in a Stocks and Shares ISA should help you to retire in comfort.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…This UK share is up this yearSome shares bounced back very quickly indeed from the stock market crash. The share price of IT services group Softcat (LSE: SCT) fell by 1,227p to a low of 832p between 19 February and 19 March.But investors who kept their heads will have seen the value of their shares bounce back to a high of 1,257p by 22 May. In my view, the lesson here is that if you own shares in a good business, then the best plan in a stock market crash is often to do nothing.Softcat benefited from the shift to working from home and the company says that its revenue rose by 8.6% to £1,077.1m last year. Operating profit rose by 10.9% to £93.7m, a new record.Shareholders will receive an ordinary dividend for the year of 16.6p, up 11.4% on 2019. The company also plans to play an additional special dividend of 7.6p.However, management is taking a cautious view on the year ahead. It says that corporate spending — about 75% of sales — is currently cautious due to the uncertain outlook. With Brexit, coronavirus, and a likely recession on the horizon, that’s understandable.Softcat says that market conditions could be “challenging for a time” and the shares are down today.Personally, I think the long-term growth potential of this business remains strong. I’d view any serious dip in the share price as a long-term buying opportunity.Stock market crash: this defensive stock looks cheap to meMy second pick is FTSE 250 soft drink group Britvic (LSE: BVIC). This firm is best known for brands such as Robinsons, J2O and Fruit Shoot. But the company is also the bottling partner for PepsiCo in the UK, producing drinks such as Pepsi and 7UP.This is a valuable source of income for Britvic and the firm has just signed a new 20-year agreement with PepsiCo, securing this business for the foreseeable future.Alongside this news, Britvic also issued an upbeat trading report. The company says that performance has improved since pubs and restaurants reopened in July, while grocery sales have remains strong. As a result, full-year profits are expected to be slightly ahead of market forecasts.Although the shares are up by 6% today, Britvic was hit hard by pub and restaurant closures earlier this year. The shares haven’t yet recovered from the stock market crash and have fallen by nearly 25% over the last year.I think this is a buying opportunity for long-term investors. At a last-seen share price of 800p, Britvic stock trades on 14 times 2021 forecast earnings, with a prospective yield of around 3.7%. For a defensive business with evergreen brands, I reckon that’s good value.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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