£5k to invest? I’d buy these FTSE 250 dividend stocks yielding 6%!

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images £5k to invest? I’d buy these FTSE 250 dividend stocks yielding 6%! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Last year, the FTSE 250 put in one of its best performances since the financial crisis. However, despite the index’s buoyancy, plenty of FTSE 250 stocks still appear to offer value, especially for income seekers.Here are two FTSE 250 companies that still look undervalued. 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…IG Group HoldingsRegulations introduced to try and help retail investors have hit financial services group IG Group’s (LSE: IGG) revenues during the past two years. Nevertheless, recent trading updates from the firm show management’s plan to return to growth is taking hold.IG reported a 10% fall in pre-tax profit to £101m in the first half of its current fiscal year as revenues held steady at £250m. The company’s top line benefited from growth in international markets, with Japan delivering a revenue increase of over 80%. Meanwhile, active client numbers in emerging markets increased by 40%. Following this positive performance, management now expects earnings growth to return in 2020. This should be good news for the dividend payout. The distribution has been held steady for the past few years as IG has grappled with regulatory headlines. Rising earnings should give management more flexibility to increase the distribution. At the time of writing, the stock supports a dividend yield of 6.3%. The distribution isn’t covered by earnings per share, but the company has around £300m of cash on the balance sheet to support it through these lean times. Plus500Regulatory headwinds have also hurt Plus500’s (LSE: PLUS) growth. City analysts are expecting the company to report a 62% decline in earnings per share this year. However, the company has a much larger international footprint. As a result, it’s been able to cope better with the regulatory environment. This global footprint also gives the group more scope for earnings expansion the years ahead. Recent comments from management suggest it believes 2019 will be a low point for Plus500. In the first half of the year, the organisation’s revenues and profits declined significantly. But, according to recent trading updates from the company, growth returned in the second half.This reflects the company’s investments in technology and marketing, according to Plus500’s commentary. The business should be able to build off these foundations in 2020. Even though earnings took a hit in 2019, management has continued to return cash to investors. The stock currently supports a dividend yield of 6.5%. It has also been buying back shares. A net cash balance of $320m on the balance sheet gives the company plenty of financial firepower to continue these cash return policies.Further, the stock is currently dealing at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.5. This suggests it offers a wide margin of safety at current levels. Including the market-beating dividend yield on offer, these figures imply that now could be the time to snap up shares in this cheap income star.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 25th January, 2020 | More on: IGG PLUS 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. 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. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Editor of TamilNet murdered in Colombo

first_img Receive email alerts News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News News Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Reporters Without Borders is revolted at the murder of Dharmeratnam Sivaram “Taraki”, editor of the news website TamilNet and Daily Mirror columnist. Four men abducted the well known journalist on 28 April and he was found dead the following morning.Sivaram, 46, had often told friends that he feared for his safety. “My life is in serious danger,” he told Reporters Without Borders in May 2004 after police raided his house and some pro-government media accused him of being a spy for the Tamil Tigers.He was targeted because of uncompromising coverage of the political and military situation, particularly since the emergence of the pro-government Tamil militia headed by Colonel Karuna.Reporters Without Borders said Sri Lanka’s authorities were guilty of failing to combat impunity in past cases of murders of journalists. In several reports, it had shown that the government, headed by Chandrika Kumaratunga, has protected killers of journalists, particularly Tamil militia of the EPDP, elements in the presidential guard and members of Col. Karuna’s Tamil militia.The organisation called on the government to now do everything possible to ensure the killers and those who sent them were identified, arrested and put on trial.”The premeditated murder of one of the most renowned Tamil journalists is a huge loss for Sri Lanka’s press. Through his website that was visited by tens of thousands of people daily, he provided essential news on the situation in the country,” it said.”Whatever one may think of his relations with the Tamil Tigers movement, Sivaram, was a brilliant journalist”, the worldwide press freedom organisation added. Four men travelling in a Pajero abducted Sivaram late in the evening on 28 April as he was leaving a Colombo bar with friends, just a few metres from the Bambalapitya police station. Witnesses said the men were speaking Tamil. His body was found the following morning in the Himbulala district, near the parliament building. Sivaram had been killed by several bullet wounds to the head and he bore the marks of a beating. His wife, Herly Yogaranjini, identified his body which will be taken to his native town of Baticaloa for burial. He had three children aged 10 to 16 years. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders said it was “revolted” by the murder on 29 April of Dharmeratnam Sivaram who was found dead in the capital after being abducted there the previous evening. One of the best known Tamil journalists, he knew he was in danger because of his uncompromising coverage of the political and military situation. RSF_en January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Sri Lanka April 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of TamilNet murdered in Colombo Organisation July 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

3 Armed Home Invasions on Long Island in 1 Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Police on Long Island are investigating three armed home invasions in the past week, the latest of which in Glen Cove ended when the assailants allegedly pistol-whipped a victim, authorities said.Gregory Czaplichi, 18, and 17-year-old Nicholas Bollar, both of Glen Cove, were arrested and charged with burglary after Glen Cove city police said the suspects and two others broke into the victim’s Coles Street home shortly before 10 p.m. Monday.The suspects, who were armed with handguns, demanded money before allegedly assaulting the victim, police said. Detectives, who are continuing the investigation, apprehended the two teens hours later and believe at least one of the suspects knew the victim. The other two remain at large.Suffolk County police are separately investigating two more armed home invasions four days and five miles apart from each other in Wyandanch and North Amityville a week after two similar cases in those areas.In the first case, three men armed with handguns forced their way into a trailer on Horseshoe Court in North Amityville and demanded money from the victim inside at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, police said.The suspects fled with cash, a BB gun and an iPhone. The victim suffered a bruised head but refused medical attention.Then at 9 p.m. Friday, May 23, suspects armed with guns forced their way through the front door of a house on State Avenue in Wyandanch, where they stole money before they fled. There were no reported injuries in the second case.No arrests were made or descriptions were available in either of the Suffolk cases. First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation into those incidents.last_img read more