2 FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d consider now

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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 See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD 2 FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d consider now Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 | More on: BATS GSK Broader equity markets have crashed. Yet these declines are potentially offering investors a rare opportunity to buy into high-quality FTSE 100 dividend shares, too.It’d be impossible to know where the market bottom is. But previous market meltdowns have shown us that we could possibly expect a relief rally soon, especially as broader markets try to put in a bottom. Therefore I’d like to discuss two stocks that I believe are likely to do well in the long run.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…One of my top dividend sharesYear-to-date, British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) stock is down about 16%. Its price is currently hovering around 2,550p. So what should we expect from one of biggest global tobacco companies by revenue in the rest of the year?Given the current economic uncertainty worldwide, I’d look to diversify my portfolio now. Many investors are wondering if we may already be in a recession. Certain industries usually fare better in times of slower economic growth. Analysts regard consumer staples, healthcare companies, discount retailers, sin stocks (tobacco and drinks companies), and utilities mostly as defensive businesses. So during a recession I’d bet on the consumer. And that is the first reason I’m interested in BATS stock. I’d expect global smokers to continue smoking throughout these rather stressful months.Secondly, passive income seeking investors rely on dividend shares that also have robust yields and are likely to keep those dividends intact. British American Tobacco‘s yield currently stands at 8%. Those investors looking for passive income from dividend shares may want to know that the company pays dividends quarterly. And it’s next expected to go ex-dividend on 26 March.Finally, its forward price-to-earnings ratio of 7.8 and price-to-book value of 0.98 may also catch the attention of value investors.Working on a cure for the novel coronavirusIn mid-January, the GlaxoSmithKline (LSE:GSK) share price saw a 52-week high of 1,857p. Then, later in February and March, markets went into a free-fall. Now, its price is hovering around 1,450p. While its share price has declined, the pharmaceutical giant‘s dividend yield has increased — it currently sits at 5.4%.I’m interested in the group for two main reasons — one, it’s working on a potential cure for the coronavirus and, two, it may prove to be a defensive stock if we find ourselves in a global recession.As we get more COVID-19 infection numbers globally, many pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are working around the clock to develop a cure in the fight against the disease.And GSK’s name has been in the news as one such company. In a recent press release, management has said “one of the most significant contributions we are making is supplying our vaccine adjuvant technology to scientists and organisations working on candidate vaccines and we have started a number of collaborations”.It is clear that if GlaxoSmithKline plays a substantial role in finding a vaccine for the novel virus will be a winner on many fronts. However, even if it doesn’t, it may become a safe harbour should we have a global recession in 2020. GSK’s revenues come from three segments: pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer products. And these segments are likely to be reasonably strong in the rest of the year. 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. 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UK shares: should I buy Dr Martens and Halfords?

first_img Well-known UK brands Dr Martens (LSE: DOCS) and Halfords (LSE: HFD) have both published annual results today. The market reaction to the numbers from these UK shares is mixed. The Dr Martens share price is down nearly 10%, while Halfords is unchanged.Both companies appear to have traded strongly during the last year. But it looks as though the outlook for the year ahead may be less certain. Should I consider buying these shares today, or are these popular stocks already fully priced?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…Dr Martens: profits up 34%Today’s numbers are the first set of results from this popular fashion footwear brand since its IPO in January. The headline figures look impressive to me. Sales rose by 15% to £773m, while adjusted pre-tax profit was up 34%, to £151.4m.The group’s underlying operating profit margin for the year was an impressive 25%. This suggests to me that the Dr Martens brand still has strong pricing power. That’s a feature I look for when I’m investing in consumer stocks.Dr Martens shares are trading at a price of about 450p, at the time of writing. Last year’s earnings came in at 11.6p per share, so this UK share is valued on around 39 times earnings.To justify paying this much for DOCS shares, I’d need to be confident the strong growth seen last year will continue. Broker forecasts suggest sales could rise by 17% this year, driving a 40% increase in earnings.That would be impressive, but I’m not sure how sustainable this rate of growth might be. My concern with this business is that it’s only just been floated on the public markets. In situations like this, I always ask myself why the private equity owners chose to sell — what do they know that I don’t?On balance, I think that Dr Martens’ share price is probably high enough at the moment. I’d like to learn a bit more about this business before deciding to invest, so I won’t be buying just yet.Halfords: a top UK retail share?Lockdown living caused demand for bicycles to surge last year. Halfords’ revenue rose by 14% to £1,292.3m during the year to April, while the firm’s pre-tax profit climbed 72% to £96.3m.This growth was driven by a 54% increase in like-for-like sales of cycling equipment, which easily offset a 12% drop in motoring-related sales.I wouldn’t normally expect this kind of growth from a large, store-based retailer. But even before the pandemic, CEO Graham Stapleton was doing a good job of positioning Halfords to take advantage of trends such as electric bikes.Stapleton says sales growth has remained positive this year and he expects to continue gaining a bigger share of the market. However, serious supply shortages of some cycling products mean that stocks are lower than usual, which could limit growth.The company also says it’s hard to predict a return to normal trading patterns, given the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in the UK.Broker forecasts suggest Halfords’ earnings will fall over the coming year, returning to more normal levels. That puts this UK share on 16 times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 2.2%. I don’t see much obvious value here, so this is another situation where I’ll be staying on the sidelines. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head | Thursday, 17th June, 2021 | More on: DOCS HFD See all posts by Roland Head 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Roland Head 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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. 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. UK shares: should I buy Dr Martens and Halfords?last_img read more

Plan Ireland tests door to door

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Fundraising Initiatives face-to-face activities incorporate door-to-door, events and private sites fundraising. Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 11 June 2006 | News Plan Ireland, the Irish division of international humanitarian organisation, Plan International, begins a test door-to-door campaign today with professional fundraising organisation, Fundraising Initiatives. The door-to-door test will run simultaneously with the charity’s current street activity. Both campaigns will be promoting child sponsorship. Plan Ireland are diversifying into door-to-door having assessed the success of door-to-door campaigns by other overseas Plan divisions, particularly for the recruitment of middle aged donors that research has shown become highly involved in Plan’s work. The campaign will run for a month and will target households in Dublin, Cork and Galway with the objective of recruiting 1000 new donors at a high value monthly ask. The campaign is part of the charity’s ongoing donor acquisition strategy. According to Plan Ireland’s last accounts they had over 2500 donors giving an average of ‚€22 per month. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Plan Ireland tests door to doorlast_img read more

Charities to fundraise from M.A.D.’s online jewellery store

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis M.A.D. handles the entire transaction with the shopper from purchase through to delivery and fulfilment, “eliminating any financial risk or extra workload for charities”. The charity of course will need to publicise the service to their supporters.Sellcomms for Charities say that M.A.D. “sells a wide variety of fashionable, affordable jewellery for all ages, tastes and budgets”, for both men and women. It also sells some products only available through M.A.D, including ULinx, a new trend in magnetic modular jewellery, as well as contemporary luxury jewellery from the J-Jaz.Spencer Cohen, Director of M.A.D., said: “The difference between M.A.D. and other traditional merchandising is the quality of our fashion products, the fact that 100% of the profit goes to the charity, and the fact that there’s no financial risk for the charity.”Before launch, M.A.D. had already secured over 5,500 Facebook followers.M.A.D. is registered with the British Jeweller’s Association and the Responsible Jewellery Council.  15 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 9 May 2013 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Charities to fundraise from M.A.D.’s online jewellery store Charities are being offered the chance to raise funds through an online jewellery shop. M.A.D. (Make a Difference) was launched this week by fundraising and marketing specialists Sellcomms for Charities.When customers buy jewellery from the M.A.D. online shop, their nominated charity will receive 100% of the net profit on the sale.Charities can register for a store at no charge, and will receive a unique URL that they can then promote to their supporters and the public. Every shopper on the site is invited to choose a charity to support. Advertisementlast_img read more

TCU doesn’t pay faculty equally across departments

first_imgReddIt Average Faculty SalaryInfogramFaculty discusses differences in pay.Castro-Balbi said the average of $140,000 was misleading. “What we thought was a big victory is actually not necessarily reflective of the reality,” Castro-Balbi said.Donovan said Castro-Balbi’s critique wasn’t fair, describing it as an apples to oranges comparison. He said although the other colleges have lower average salaries than Neeley, they are still above the national average when compared with their equivalent colleges at other universities.“It’s still an upward path, and we are still overtaking,” Donovan said. Donovan said there is no question business salaries are generally higher, but he also said he shouldn’t have presented the data so broadly. Education professor Steffen Palko said TCU would have to increase its faculty spending to raise its academic profile. “They did it in athletics,” Palko said. “It’s the same formula in academics.” Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Starting school in the ‘red zone’ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Caroline Love graduated from TCU’s journalism program in May 2019. During her senior year, she interned at KERA and C-SPAN in Washington D.C. If she’s not working on a story, she’s probably watching Friends. Title IX advocate works to support TCU survivors of sexual assault Previous articleTri Delta students join alumnae to benefit Cook Children’sNext articleOff campus shooting incident ‘not a random act,’ no TCU students involved Caroline Love RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook + posts Caroline Love printThe average faculty pay isn’t what it seems: While Neeley faculty are making bank, every other colleges falls behind in average pay. At the December Faculty Senate, Nowell Donovan, the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said TCU is over the 60th percentile of collegiate salaries. According to the TCU 2016 factbook, the average professor salary was $140, 372. However, this number doesn’t necessarily represent a typical professor salary. In fact, only the Neeley School of Business met the average with an average salary of $169,136 in fall 2016.“We’re talking about mixed foods,” Donovan said. “If you compare the different colleges, there’s a tremendous difference.”The Bob Schieffer College of Communication, the College of Fine Arts, Addran College of Liberal Arts and the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences all had average salaries under $90,000 in fall 2016. The College of Science and Engineering average salary in fall 2016 was $103, 870. “Addran, communications and fine arts are closer to $110, 000, which means they are under the 40th percentile,” Jesús Castro-Balbi, a cello professor, said. “The only college that’s above the 60th percentile is Neeley.” Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Twitter Twitter Linkedin Department of Education’s Title IX changes could impact TCU students TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Facebook Students share ideas at ‘I Am Heard’ sexual assault forumlast_img read more

An editor jailed for publishing false information that led to woman’s death

first_img June 7, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Help by sharing this information October 28, 2020 Find out more August 2, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 An editor jailed for publishing false information that led to woman’s death Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) has expressed its concern after the editor of Mongolian daily newspaper Ug (Word) was jailed for one year for publishing false information that led indirectly to the death of a woman it had named as a possible AIDS victim.The editor, Hand-dolgor, was sentenced by a court in Sukhbaatar district of the capital Ulan Bator on 31 July after she was found guilty of “defamation” under article 117.2 of the Criminal Law and imprisoned at the Gants Hudag detention centre.Her newspaper carried an article on 5 March 2002 deploring the spread of AIDS in Selenge province on Mongolia’s northern border. A woman was named in the article as a supposed AIDS victim, who had a large number of sexual partners. After a health check by officials found her HIV-negative, the editor published a front-page apology that appeared on April 26.But, on 18 May, the woman was beaten to death by one of her lovers who had demanded proof she did not have AIDS.”Defamation is a crime that should be punished, but Reporters Without Borders considers – based on the view of the UN Special rapporteur on freedom of expression – that a jail term is a disproportionate sanction. The editor of Ug cannot be held directly responsible for the tragic events that followed publication of the article,” said Reporters Without Borders General Secretary Robert Ménard, in a letter to Mongolian justice and internal affairs minister, Tsendiin Nyamdorj.While condemning the flagrant breach of journalistic ethics in the case, Reporters Without Borders urged the minister to ensure that the journalist was able to benefit from a fair appeal hearing. News News MongoliaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Mongolia MongoliaAsia – Pacific center_img News to go further RSF_en Campaigns UN human rights review on Mongolia: RSF urges members to join its call for press freedom reforms Receive email alerts Organisation Mongolia: RSF calls for media reform to tackle corruption June 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

(S)mash the Potato Market – Cllr Gilligan

first_imgEmail Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal News(S)mash the Potato Market – Cllr GilliganBy admin – January 28, 2010 595 center_img Could be developed into a plazaLIMERICK’S Potato Market, located on Merchant’s Quay, could soon face the wrecking ball-with Cllr John Gilligan the driving force in a plan to convert it into a plaza.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Regarded for some time now as the “Cinderella” market, it has been used in recent years solely as a car park and compared to the popular Milk Market, currently undergoing refurbishment and restoration.Cllr John Gilligan has submitted a notice of motion to City Council that the old, originally cobbled market square, be demolished.The councillor, who attended the recent Annual General Meeting of the Market Trustees, has also informed that body of his recommendation, which, he told the Limerick Post, was “very favourably received.”His move at this particular point in time is a calculated one as the market was on course to be made a protected structure and as such, it could not be demolished.“It has no architectural merit and has not been used adequately for years now – it is a fine space going to waste but would cost a fortune to do it up – I suggest that we take down the entire area and make it into a plaza, which would open up the whole square and make it a very attractive public area that could be used for a lot of civic events, public and open air concerts, exhibitions and significant happenings in the city”. Cllr Gilligan said that he would like to see the market structure removed “up to the river – this would provide a clear view of the river, the Sylvester O’Halloran Bridge, the Hunt Museum, the marina, etc.“There would be a clear view of the river quays between the County Courthouse and Athlunkard Boat Club, which is the very location the first Vikings to arrive in Limerick landed on and built a settlement on. We could use the cut stone of the pillars at the market’s entrance to build a commemorative stone to King Brian Boru, who built his palace on the site of St Mary’s Cathedral – we’ve no suitable or impressive monument to him”.Confirming that the entrance from the market to the Sylvester O””Halloran Bridge and walkway is now coming away from the wall, Cllr Gilligan said it would “cost a small fortune” to rebuild it.“This is an opportune time to seriously consider demolishing the Potato Market and from what I gather, the idea is receiving favourable consideration in City Hall,” he said. Print Facebook Previous articleHigh rates a deterrent, argue property agentsNext articleA noise to remember adminlast_img read more

Labour survey highlights problems for Donegal schools

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Labour survey highlights problems for Donegal schools 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ A Labour party survey has found one in every four primary schools in Donegal have problems meeting demand for spaces.A rise in enrolment figures and a lack of progress on school building projects are being blamed for the reason why increasing numbers of schools are having to turn pupils away or operate at over-capacity.A survey identified that local primary schools still face ongoing battles in terms of parking, prefabs, office space, IT, and support for children with learning difficulties.Donegal North East candidate, Jimmy Harte, who carried out the survey:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/har1schoolspm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleStrabane man ‘terrified’ after attempted abductionNext articleMary Coughlan calls for a review of student nurse pay plans News Highland Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Newsx Adverts By News Highland – February 11, 2011 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterestlast_img read more

O’Neill wants controls on casual chip vans

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Cllr Barry O’Neill has called on Donegal County Council to introduce a bye law to stop the practice of on-street casual trading on the Streets of Ballyshannon on the June Bank Holiday weekend.Cllr O’Neill said that up to fifteen chip vans lined the streets of the town last year during the Rory Gallagher Festival, and this had a huge effect on local businesses.He said if these bye laws are introduced then they would support local businesses and ratepayers during Ballyshannons busiest weekend of the year.Cllr O Neill, who is one of the festival’s main organisers, says most of the casual fast food vendors are coming in from Northern Ireland..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/zzzzbon.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Twitter Newsx Adverts Pinterest Pinterest O’Neill wants controls on casual chip vans Previous articleO’Domhnaill “taking nothing for granted” as Seanad count continuesNext articleSenator Brian O’Domhnaill returned to Seanad News Highland Twitter Google+center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – April 27, 2011 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Oldest living US veteran celebrates 111th birthday with special flyover

first_imgCourtesy of The National WWII MuseumBY: ZOE MOORE, ABC News(NEW ORLEANS) — The oldest known living U.S. veteran of World War II celebrated his 111th birthday in style thanks to the National WWII Museum.New Orleans native Lawrence Brooks served in the predominantly African-American 91st Engineer Battalion, which was stationed in New Guinea and then the Philippines during World War II. He turned 111 on Sept. 12.The National WWII Museum has hosted birthday celebrations for Brooks on its campus for the past five years and didn’t want this year to be any different. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum decided to organize a socially-distant birthday celebration.“It is such an honor to have the oldest living U.S. veteran of World War II living so close to our institution, and it was meaningful for us to continue to celebrate Lawrence Brooks and his incredible life in a safe manner this year,” Amber Mitchell, assistant director of public engagement at The National WWII Museum, said in a press release.The veteran and his family celebrated from their porch as the museum’s vocal trio, The Victory Belles, performed and the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team and The Big Easy Wing demonstrated military plane flyovers.Brooks was also given cake and close to 10,000 birthday cards that were collected as part of a national card drive, according to the museum.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more