Income investing: is this 9.5% dividend-yield FTSE 250 stock too good to be true?

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Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 7th January, 2021 | More on: DGOC Income investing has always been a key aim of mine. As we start 2021, I think it’s become even more important. The ability to generate passive income from investing in stocks that pay out regular dividends can help build up my savings. These savings can either be taken out, or simply reinvested back into the stocks. With the Bank of England base rate at just 0.1%, I can access higher returns from some FTSE 250 stocks. One that has caught my eye is Diversified Gas and Oil (LSE:DGOC). It currently has a dividend yield of 9.5%, considerably higher than peers and the UK base rate. Yet with a yield this high, I’m always slightly sceptical of it being sustainable, especially for long-term income investing.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…Why is the yield so high?At a basic level, the nominal dividend paid per share has increased. This increases the overall dividend yield, as long as the share price remains fairly level. DGOC has increased the dividend a couple of times recently, on the back of strong financial results. For example, in Q3 of last year, adjusted earnings came in at $75m, up $64m from the same period last year. This led the company to raise the dividend by 7%, having already raised it 7% in Q2.In an interview, the CEO was asked about the decision to raise dividends, and he answered that it was done “because we can, after generating a lot of cash flow”. From this angle, I think income investors like me should be able to buy the stock with confidence. The dividend cover stands at 1.4, which means that for every £1.40 of earnings, £1 is paid out as a dividend. This is a healthy ratio, and does make the current yield seem sustainable for income investing.Income investing with commodity price riskThe numbers do stack up for DGOC for income investors, I feel. But the one element that I can’t really quantify is the risk attached to the oil and gas industry in general. It took me by surprise last year when oil fell into negative territory during April. Essentially this meant that people were paid to take oil off suppliers’ hands! DGOC was impacted by the volatile prices, but it said that due to good commodity hedging contracts, it hasn’t incurred as much of an impact as some. This hedging was clearly a good move, but doesn’t mean that it won’t be caught out in the future. Commodity prices have seen crashes fairly regularly. Even without focusing on it as an asset class, I can think back to the slump in 2008 and 2015. All it takes is another crash that DGOC wasn’t prepared for to really impact profitability.If profitability is hampered, cash flow will be needed. Cutting the dividend is a logical place to start, especially given the dividend yield the firm currently has. So although I think income investors like myself could look at buying the stock, I’m still cautious. I’m certainly not going to be making a large investment, as a falling share price could easily wipe out any gains made from income.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! jonathansmith1 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. Income investing: is this 9.5% dividend-yield FTSE 250 stock too good to be true? 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New House / Sturgess Architecture

first_imgArchitects: Sturgess Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Calgary, Canada New House / Sturgess Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931830/new-house-sturgess-architecture Clipboard Canada Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Robert LemermeyerSave this picture!© Robert LemermeyerRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Completed in 2017, New House recognizes the unique contextual condition; to the west of the site sits four historic row-like houses with backyards that adjoin the west side of the property. Rather than proposing an exterior wall against these rear yards, the plan of the house has been designed around a courtyard that will interface with the adjacent rear yards.Save this picture!© Robert LemermeyerThe two-storey courtyard plan is organized to maximize solar exposure to these rear lots while also maintaining the integrity and privacy of each lot through extensive landscaping. The courtyard becomes backyard extensions to the west properties by maximizing green space and light.Save this picture!© Robert LemermeyerSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Robert LemermeyerThe house has also been designed to respond to the volatile conditions of the riverfront property. The proposed building has been raised to the same 1.5m height as the existing flood retaining wall. This will allow water to run below the house should there be overland flooding in the future. The plinth that the house sits on makes reference to the existing flood retaining wall and the changing conditions of the riverfront site.Save this picture!© Robert LemermeyerProject gallerySee allShow lessThe East Garden House / jhy architect & associatesSelected ProjectsFasano Itaim Residential / Studio MK27 – Marcio KoganSelected Projects Share New House / Sturgess ArchitectureSave this projectSaveNew House / Sturgess Architecture CopyAbout this officeSturgess ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCalgaryOn FacebookCanadaPublished on January 14, 2020Cite: “New House / Sturgess Architecture” 14 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Robert Lemermeyer+ 11Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2017 Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931830/new-house-sturgess-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

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Delivering dreams across the UK

first_img Tagged with: corporate With the first phase of the NSPCC ‘dream auction FULL STOP’ finishing on Friday 19th May, hundreds of celebrity-owned items are now winging their way to new owners across the UK.For the past ten weeks, these ‘money can’t buy’ items have been stored in Cadogan Tate’s secured facilities and are now being delivered to lucky winners.Items include a signed polo shirt owned by Formula One racing driver Kimi Raikkonen; a Versace pink suit worn by Sir Elton John; and Pat Cash’s tennis racquet.Graham Enser, Director at Cadogan Tate, said: “The ‘dream auction FULL STOP’ aims to provide a lifeline for young people to get advice and help for difficult situations. Bidders who’ve won these items have helped support an extremely important cause. It’s the least we can do to ensure that these special and valuable items were secured properly and will reach their new owners safely and discreetly.”The NSPCC’s online auctionwww.dreamauctionfullstop.comlaunched at midnight on 9th May and runs till 8th of June. Other auctioned items include a signed Live 8 catalogue; Claudia Schiffer’s Ebel watch; an Armani suit as worn by the England football team; tickets and backstage passes for a Rolling Stones concert; and a year’s supply of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.Organised by a committee of NSPCC supporters including The Countess of Derby and Elizabeth Saltzman-Walker (co-chairs), Dora Loewenstein, Stella McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow; ‘dream auction FULL STOP’ is set to be the largest ever on-line fundraising activity in the UK with a target of £10 million to be raised. The first phase of the auction has already raised over £5 million.For further information and images please contact:Alex Shapiro or Bethany HoskinCadogan Tate Press Officec/o RepublicTel: 020 7379 5000Email: [email protected] or [email protected] ‘dream auction FULL STOP’· NSPCC ‘dream auction FULL STOP’ is raising money to make There4me, the NSPCC’s online advice and information service for 12 to 16 year olds, more accessible to children and young people throughout the UK. The funds raised will help the NSPCC meet growing demand by young people for confidential advice and support over the internet on issues such as abuse, bullying and relationships.· NSPCC ‘dream auction FULL STOP’ is part of the NSPCC’s FULL STOP Campaign to end cruelty to children.The NSPCC’s purpose is to end cruelty to children. Its vision is of a society where all children are loved, valued and able to fulfil their potential. It seeks to achieve cultural, social and political change – influencing legislation, policy, practice, attitudes and behaviours and delivering services for the benefit of children and young people.About Cadogan TateCadogan Tate started life with one van delivering fine art and furniture in London 25 years ago. The company now employs 250 staff and has 50 trucks and offices around the world – serving clients through four business divisions: residential, business, fine art and international relocation. Cadogan Tate’s philosophy is to set industry standards in its approach to planning and executing removals that cause minimal disruption for clients. All Cadogan Tate’s staff receive specialist training, ensuring clients benefit from a team of experts committed to the safe and stress-free moving of treasured and valuable possessions: 92% of Cadogan Tate’s customers are repeat business or the result of personal recommendation. Howard Lake | 25 May 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Delivering dreams across the UK 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.last_img read more

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Pennies handles a digital top-up donation “every three seconds”

first_imgPennies handles a digital top-up donation “every three seconds” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Tagged with: corporate microdonations Pennies Foundation Howard Lake | 8 September 2016 | News [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTNfq_Q-S50&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]  151 total views,  1 views today Pennies, the “digital charity box” that lets customers top-up their payment at retailers to donate to charity, is now handling on average a donation every three seconds.The system makes it possible for individuals to give anonymously on an ad hoc basis when paying by card.Participating retailersNew retailers announced at Pennies Autumn 2016 event. Photo: George Blonsky.Retailers such as Domino’s Pizza, Topps Tiles, Screwfix, Rontec and The Entertainer already use Pennies to raise money for charities.This week Pennies announced that Dixons Carphone, Boots Opticians and Virgin Holidays are joining them in offering the service to their customers.In the last five and a half years Pennies has helped raise over £7.5 million for UK charities, with consumers donating in-store, online and in apps over 32 million times.Alison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies. Photo: George BlonskyAlison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies said:“Pennies makes it possible – and simple – to give our digital small change a big purpose at the touch of a button and because we don’t keep personal data there is a guarantee of no follow up”. Advertisement Katie Bickerstaffe, UK & Ireland Chief Executive, Dixons Carphone added:“Pennies is a natural fit for us, enabling us to raise funds digitally through our customers for our charity partner, The Mix, which is the UK’s largest multi-channel youth service, supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of young people under 25, whatever their issue, through the technology of their choice.” 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.  152 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26last_img read more

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The Skiff: March 9, 2017

first_imgThe Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Twitter Facebook The Skiff: Volume 115, Issue 24 cover The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Facebook The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] + posts The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 ReddIt The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 Twitter The Skiff Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Previous articlePi Kappa Phi reaches $1 million goalNext articleFort Worth to update Berry Street The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 115, Issue 24: Spectrum holds first LGBTQUIA rallyAlso: Sorority fundraising, Baseball beat Dallas Baptist, Hate speech fliers and more. Life in Fort Worth Linkedin The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/last_img read more

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Limerick pilgrims will make a virtual journey to Lourdes

first_imgPrint Previous articleLkLadyPod #19 Claire Beck: Pride Month and Postive AllyshipNext articleSouth West All Stars play streaming show at The Record Room Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin WhatsApp Email Advertisementcenter_img Twitter NewsCommunityLimerick pilgrims will make a virtual journey to LourdesBy Staff Reporter – June 19, 2020 211 Facebook People photo created by jcomp – www.freepik.comA NEW dimension to Limerick’s devotion to the Lourdes Pilgrimage will unfold this week when the 2020 event goes online from Friday.There may not be the 2,000km journey and all the excitement that goes with it because of the Covid-19 restrictions but there will be an opportunity for a spiritual connection for pilgrims across the internet.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Under the Patronage of Bishop Brendan Leahy and Lourdes Director Fr. Frank O’Dea, the virtual pilgrimage runs from Friday June 19 to Monday June 22, with celebrations being streamed live on the Limerick Diocese Facebook page.Bishop Leahy said that while many Church celebrations were missed during the Covid-19 lockdown, the Lourdes pilgrimage was a huge loss to the 500 pilgrims who make this special journey each year.“While we can’t make it to Lourdes this year, we will be there in spirit over the course of the four days as we join for these special celebrations. We can’t replicate Lourdes but we are going to have celebrations which will strike a special Lourdes chord for pilgrims.“Our afternoon liturgies will seek to reflect the traditional Lourdes programme as much as possible as well. Many want to go on the pilgrimage each year but for one reason or another can’t join us. While it’s not the same this year, they can get a real taste of the special celebration we have annually from Friday. We would welcome all and hope that this conjures up another positive moment from this Covid period.”last_img read more

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New armed Garda unit stationed in Cavan/Monaghan

first_img Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest By News Highland – September 30, 2019 WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ New armed Garda unit stationed in Cavan/Monaghan Previous articleCouncil to debate need for Border Brexit FundNext article18 delayed discharges at Letterkenny University Hospital News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook An Armed Support Unit of twenty Gardaí will be stationed in the Cavan/Monaghan area from this morning.Garda Commissioner Drew Harris confirmed the deployment last week at the Cross Border Organised Crime Conference.This will be the third armed support unit to be located on the border, with existing units located in Ballyshannon and Dundalk.The spotlight on border resources has intensified in recent weeks, with Brexit on the horizon and the brutal attack on Kevin Lunney. Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Major appeal launched over high speed cross border chase

first_img Google+ Previous articleClaims election leaflets being distributed at rate payers expenseNext articleEducation Minister hosting major educational forum in Letterkenny News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Major appeal launched over high speed cross border chasecenter_img Police are appealing for information following a high speed cross border chase overnight.A grey Honda Civic Type R was reportedly driving erratically on the Racecourse Road area of Derry and when confronted by police, it fled towards the Donegal border.Police were first alerted to the scene shortly after 10pm last night and the car subsequently made off in the direction of the border.For the next hour it drove back and forth between Donegal and Derry at high speed.Both police and Gardai set up a number of check points in a bid to stop the car.Police were able to get this vehicle stopped using a stinger on the Racecourse RoadHowever the vehicle travelled to Clon Elagh where it was abandoned and the driver made off at around midnight.Police are urging anyone who maybe know who was driving the grey Honda civic type R last night, if you saw where he ran to or if you know where he’s staying right now, to call the non-emergency number on 101. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – February 7, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

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Officer fired over video of him allegedly choking former NFL player Desmond Marrow during arrest

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Georgia police officer has been fired after an investigation into the use of force on former NFL Football player Desmond Marrow during his arrest.On Dec. 2, police were called to a shopping center parking lot in McDonough, Georgia in response to an alleged road-rage incident involving Marrow. The incident, caught on camera, shows Henry County Police Officer David Rose choking Marrow while he was in handcuffs.When the video surfaced, Henry County police Chief Mark Amerman said, “We promised to find the truth for Desmond Marrow, where ever it took us. He and all people deserve the truth, and being open and transparent is important to us at the Henry County Police Department.”On Thursday, the internal investigation was completed and Chief Amerman announced that unnecessary force was used by Officer Rose.“Officer Rose was administratively charged with maltreatment or unnecessary force, and conduct violations, both through departmental policy and county policy” and his employment with the department was terminated, according to a statement from the Henry County Police Department.Furthermore, Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo dismissed the felony charge against Marrow.“We have reviewed the police reports, witness statements, 911 calls, audio and videos, as well as interviewed witnesses, and determined there is insufficient evidence to present any felony charges to a grand jury,” Pattillo added.Although Marrow will now be facing misdemeanor charges, his attorneys said they were pleased on the outcome of the investigation. They are now working to get those charges dismissed, as well.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Boston man charged with kidnapping after missing woman found alive in his apartment: Police

first_imgBoston Police Department(BOSTON) — Police arrested a suspect in Boston for allegedly kidnapping a young woman who vanished over the weekend and was found alive in the man’s apartment Tuesday.The arrest marked the end of an intense search for 23-year-old Olivia Ambrose, who disappeared Saturday night after leaving Hennessey’s Bar in the North End area of Boston, according to police.Police arrested 38-year-old Victor Pena on kidnapping charges Tuesday evening at his apartment in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, about 2 miles north of the bar where Ambrose was last seen.Investigators with the Boston Police Department said they found evidence from Ambrose’s cellphone that led them to the suspect’s apartment. They did not have to force entry; the suspect opened the door and the officers saw the victim inside. She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.She appeared to be in good health, the police department said. Officials did not offer details about her emotional state.“We are beyond happy to have Livy home,” her mother Heather told Boston ABC affiliate WCVB-TV. “It’s amazing. The Boston Police Department, as were the MBTA, the transit police, everybody. They couldn’t have done more and we just want to say thank you. You can’t describe it really, but just a huge relief, obviously.”Earlier this week, authorities released surveillance video from around midnight Sunday showing Pena with his arm around Ambrose as they left the Bunker Hill Community MBTA Station in Charlestown. They were seen walking together about 10 minutes later and the suspect appeared to be guiding her, police said.“Today is a good day. Miss Ambrose was found alive,” Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said at a press conference Tuesday. “It’s obvious from the surveillance video that she was not going along willingly.”Ambrose’s family said they were overjoyed by news of the woman’s safe recovery.“The Ambrose family is so grateful for the monumental efforts of the Boston Police Department and the MBTA and Transit police who have worked tirelessly over the last three days to bring Olivia home,” Gina Addis, a family spokesperson, said in a statement. “The Ambrose family is also so appreciative of all the efforts, prayers and good wishes of their friends, family and complete strangers who have helped in the efforts to find Olivia.”The family issued a special thank you to the Hennessey’s Bar staff and Ambrose’s co-workers “who sprang into action and were instrumental in getting the word out” about her disappearance.The suspect is scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday and authorities said they could file additional charges against him, according to the department. It was not clear if he had obtained an attorney as of late Tuesday night. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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