Dividend cuts: I think these stocks should avoid the chop

first_imgDividend cuts: I think these stocks should avoid the chop Andy Ross owns shares in National Grid. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Andy Ross “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares BP has followed in the footsteps of its rival Shell and imposed a dividend cut. Oil majors are far from alone in cutting back shareholder payouts in the face of economic uncertainty. With the potential for more cuts on the cards if the economy worsens, here is where I’d look for income.The Steady Eddie dividend payerNational Grid (LSE: NG) has a very respectable dividend yield of 5.4%. In the current environment that is a great income. It’s also one that’s unlikely to be cut, I believe. The combination of predictable revenues, alongside potential growth in the US and in its unregulated ventures division make me think it can raise earnings.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…National Grid as a utility is less susceptible to the wider economy. Even if we’re unfortunate enough to get a second wave of coronavirus or the economy falters for other reasons, there will be a need for electricity.On the dividend front, there have been steady increases. Keeping dividend growth incremental is sensible given National Grid’s need to invest in networks and regulated earnings. Between 2018 and this year, the dividend went from 45.93p to 48.57p, so there is a clear upwards trajectory.Regulated utilities won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. There will never be strong growth from this share, but the dividend should be relatively safe and that’s good for compounding or for providing income now.I believe National Grid has a dividend that’s sustainable and should avoid the chop, unlike many others right now.A growth market to build shareholder returnsIf it’s more dividend growth you’re after, rather than yield, then I’d suggest looking at Segro (LSE: SGRO). The warehousing company is riding the e-commerce wave. This has been particularly the case recently, with e-commerce being a winner from the coronavirus. A rise in online shopping means a greater need for warehouses that process orders. This is good news for Segro.Just last week it lifted its interim dividend. This came alongside a pre-tax profit increase of 6.5% to £140.4m in the six months to the end of June.A yield of not much over 2% might not be enticing at first glance, but consider the potential for income growth. The track record here is good with the dividend increasing from 15.6 in 2015 to 20.7p in 2019. With earnings also rising strongly, dividend cover has remained high, giving management the ability to keep raising the dividend. I fully expect it to keep doing so, even as management expands the business.With e-commerce set to keep on rising, I can’t see demand for Segro’s warehouses declining any time soon. This is the best type of property to be invested in right now. I expect the share price and the dividend will keep rising nicely together.I think that combined, National Grid and Segro have a lot to offer to investors looking for sustainable income. Chasing high yields at the current time isn’t sensible, but these companies should hopefully avoid any dividends chops.  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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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New ban on Al-Jazeera criticised

first_img Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF_en September 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New ban on Al-Jazeera criticised News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation News Reporters Without Borders today expressed “great concern” at Iraq’s indefinite extension on 4 September of its month-long ban on the regional TV station Al-Jazeera from operating in the country. The Iraqi National Security Committee had previously ordered the station’s offices closed for 30 days on 7 August. It said the 4 September decision by the interim government “contradicts previous statements of good intent and confirms the trend toward rebuilding the country at the expense of democracy and press freedom.” The move was “particularly unfortunate” because the station had given substantial support to efforts to free kidnapped French journalists Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot and their driver and guide Mohammed al-Joundi.Al-Jazeera spokesman Jihad Ballout said a large number of police had without warning taken over the station’s Baghdad offices on 4 September, sealed them off and posted a guard of 14 men outside.Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi’s office said that since the station had not replied to the charges that it had incited people to violence, the ban on it broadcasting from inside the country was being extended.The Qatar-based station denied the same day that it had incited violence and condemned the extension, by re-emphasising « its commitment to continue to cover Iraq in accordance with its editorial policy and professional values enshrined in its Code of Ethics. » December 16, 2020 Find out more to go furthercenter_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Iraqlast_img read more

Council meets to consider backing Dana’s Aras bid

first_img Google+ Previous articleBomb found and three arrested in DerryNext articleDonegal Volunteer Centre to launch new initiative today News Highland By News Highland – September 26, 2011 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts Twitter Presidential hopeful Dana Rosemary Scallon has managed to gain the backing of two county councils – Roscommon and Carlow.This means she just needs two more councils to support her, in order to get her name onto the ballot paper.Speaking earlier in Roscommon the former Eurovision winner said she’s so grateful to the local authorities for giving her a chance to run for the presidency.Donegal County Council will hold a special meeting on  Tuesday morning at which it is expected it will support Dana’s bid.The meeting was called last week at the request of Fianna Fail Councillor Ciaran Brogan.center_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Council meets to consider backing Dana’s Aras bidlast_img read more

Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety incident report summary between Tuesday, April 1, and Wednesday, April 2. Crimes against a personat 4:49 A.m. on April 1, DPS officers responded to gun shots being fired at 2375 Scarff St. and at the location found a non-USC male with three gunshot wounds. A Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance responded and transported the victim to California Hospital for medical treatment. Los Angeles Police Department is conducting an investigation.Crimes against propertyat 9:27 A.m. on April 1, an unattended laptop was taken from Starbucks.At 2:05 P.M. on April 1, a student reported that a microphone was missing from off campus.At 3:08 P.M. on April 1, a dental tool was taken from an open room in the Eileen and Kenneth T. Norris Dental Science Center.At 5:54 P.M. on April 1, a GPS unit and a phone charger were taken from a car on 36th Place and Vermont Avenue after a suspect broke the side window to gain entry.Miscellaneous incidentsat 10:50 P.m. on April 1,  DPS officers responded to a student who was intoxicated and passed out at Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. The student was subsequently taken to California Hospital to be treated.at 1:08 A.m. on April 2, DPS officers responded to a student who was unconscious and intoxicated at Elisabeth von Kleinsmid Memorial Residence Hall.  When DPS officers arrived, the student was speaking coherently and she was released.at 1:19 A.m. on April 2, DPS officers responded to a student who was intoxicated and unconscious on a sidewalk near the Lorenzo Student Apartments.last_img read more