Stock market crash opportunities! I’d buy these UK dividend growth shares today

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images. The stock market crash has handed investors a huge choice of bargain FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks. These two companies could offer a long-term buy-and-hold opportunity for investors seeking income and growth.A stock market crash is supposed to be bad for fund managers, as panicky investors pull their money and assets under management plunge. If that’s the case, nobody told Ashmore Group (LSE: ASHM).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…The FTSE 250 emerging market asset manager’s stock is up a whopping 8.32% this morning, after its statement showed assets under management up an impressive $1.9bn in the three months to 30 September. Ashmore has obviously benefited from the strong recovery from the stock market crash. Investment performance boosted assets by $2.7bn, more than offsetting $800m of net customer outflows.Emerging market dividend heroAshmore said its active investment processes delivered a “strong outperformance” for the quarter as markets continued to recover from oversold levels. CEO Mark Coombs warned of near-term macro risks, primarily Covid-19 and the US election. However, he said these could provide “good investment opportunities for Ashmore’s active processes to exploit.”Ashmore specialises in investing in emerging markets, which seem to be recovering faster from the pandemic. The stock could be a good way to play Asia and beyond, but with the security of a London listing.You have a stock market crash buying opportunity here, because the Ashmore share price still trades around 25% lower than a year ago. Currently, you can pick up its stock at a valuation of 13.3 times earnings.Ashmore is also a highly attractive income stock, currently yielding 4.6% with cover of 2.2. While emerging markets may be bumpy in future, they may have more exciting prospects than ageing, debt-burdened developed economies.Another stock market crash opportunityFTSE 100 educational publisher Pearson (LSE: PSON) talked up its “improving trend in Q3” in today’s trading statement, but the market isn’t impressed. The Pearson share price fell almost 2% after digesting a 14% drop in group sales. Test centre and school closures hit its Global Assessment and International division, while its North American Courseware operation also saw declines.On the plus side, sales at its Global Online Learning operation grew 14%, so at least Pearson is benefiting from the wider digital shift.The Pearson share price has more than halved over the last five years, and the pandemic obviously cannot be blamed for that. Its US educational business has suffered by the shift from print to e-books. However, the retuned business has been getting back on track, and its stock is actually up 20% over the last six months.If you’re looking for a stock market crash bargains, Pearson could offer an opportunity. When we finally get a coronavirus vaccine, it could build on its recent transformation. It currently trades at 9.9 times earnings, but brace yourself for a bumpy ride.Pearson’s earnings look set to drop 52% this year, then rebound 48% in 2021. You need to take a long-term view. 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. Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 | More on: ASHM PSON “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pearson. 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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