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Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 12th March, 2020 | More on: LGEN SDRC SGE Due to the high level of economic uncertainty associated with the coronavirus outbreak, the FTSE 100 has tanked in recent weeks. As I write, the index is at 5,560 points, a long way below the 7,500 level it was trading in February.In my view, this crash has thrown up a number of compelling investment opportunities. Here’s a look at three FTSE 100 dividend stocks I believe are screaming buys right now.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…Legal & GeneralThe first opportunity is Legal & General Group (LSE: LGEN). Its share price has fallen from around 320p in mid-February to just 203p today. That’s left the stock trading on a forward-looking P/E ratio of just six and sporting a prospective dividend yield of 9%. Those metrics look very attractive to me.LGEN’s recent full-year results were very good. Operating profit from continuing operations rose 17%, while earnings per share climbed 16%. Meanwhile, the company increased its dividend by 7% – its 10th consecutive increase. The company said it remains confident in its ability to deliver future growth. CFO Jeff Davies also stated that the group has “very little” exposure to the coronavirus.With LGEN shares now trading at a rock-bottom valuation and offering a huge yield, I think now is a great time to be buying. SchrodersAnother FTSE 100 stock that’s been beaten up recently and now appears to offer considerable value is investment manager Schroders (LSE: SDRC). I particularly like the non-voting shares, as they’ve a higher yield than the voting shares.In mid-February, SDRC shares were changing hands for 2,600p. Now, however, you can pick them up for around 1,830p. At that price, the forward-looking P/E ratio is just nine and the prospective yield on offer is 6.3%.Schroders recently issued a rather underwhelming set of full-year results. For the year, profit before tax fell 4%, while basic earnings per share before exceptional items declined 7%.Looking ahead though, I believe the firm has the potential to deliver long-term growth. Not only has the group recently made structural changes to increase its focus on wealth management, but it has also recently made a key acquisition in the impact investing space. Additionally, the group should benefit as global stock markets rise in the long run.With the shares down significantly over the last few weeks, I believe now’s a great time to snap up a slice of this high-quality business.SageFinally, I really like the look of accounting solutions specialist Sage (LSE: SGE) right now. Its shares were trading near 800p in February. Now they can be picked up for around 595p. At that price, the forward-looking P/E ratio is about 20 and the prospective yield on offer is around 2.9%.For a company of Sage’s quality (the group is highly profitable, has a strong balance sheet, and has a strong competitive advantage), I think that valuation and dividend yield is a steal.Sage should be relatively well insulated from the impact of the coronavirus. While businesses may cancel their employees’ travel plans as a result of the outbreak, they’re unlikely to cancel their accounting systems.Interestingly, CEO Steve Hare bought 5,000 Sage shares last Friday, which suggests he expects the stock to rebound. This leads me to believe that buying the shares now, while the market is down, could be a rewarding move in the long run. 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Samoa Joe emerged as the number one contender for the WWE Universal Championship at Extreme Rules. Photo by WWE.comSamoa Joe choked the life out of Finn Balor to emerge victorious in the fatal-5-way main event at Extreme Rules Sunday (Monday Manila time) in Baltimore, Maryland.The Destroyer outlasted the Demon King, as well as Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Bray Wyatt to become the number one contender for the WWE Universal Championship in the chaotic main event.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR In the kickoff show, Kalisto capitalized on Titus O’Neil’s distraction from ringside as he hit Apollo Crews with the Salida del Sol for the three-count.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Balor nailed Reigns with a Sling Blade and connected with a Coup de Grace, but Joe took the opportunity to come from behind and lock in his dreaded submission hold to knock his former NXT foe unconscious.Joe will now face Brock Lesnar for the title in next month’s WWE Great Balls of Fire.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the night’s other matches, The Miz became a seven-time Intercontinental Champion to dethrone Dean Ambrose.The A-Lister used a variety of distractions including scheming his wife Maryse to slap him while also pushing the Lunatic Fringe to the referee to force disqualification. The confusion did him well, though, as he sneaked from behind to hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the pinfall victory. Sheamus and Cesaro also reclaimed their Raw Tag Team Championships as they edged the Hardy Boyz in a photo finish in their Steel Cage match.Alexa Bliss retained her Raw Women’s Championship as she shoved Bayley to a kendo stick on the turnbuckle before nailing the DDT.Neville continued to frustrate Austin Aries as he successfully defended his WWE Cruiserweight Championship in their submission match.The King of the Cruiserweights hit his rival with a Red Arrow to the back before following it up with a Rings of Saturn for the verbal tap-out.Rich Swann and Sasha Banks beat Noam Dar and Alicia Fox after Dar suffered a double knee drop from Banks at ringside followed by a Phoenix Splash from Swann.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LeBron on doubters’ criticism: ‘I stopped caring a long time ago’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES View comments
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. caroline garciadusan lajoviceugenie bouchardkarolina pliskova First Published: August 26, 2019, 10:47 PM IST New York: Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova struggled into the second round of the US Open on Monday while 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori of Japan needed only 47 minutes to advance.Pliskova, who has a chance to finish the Flushing Meadows fortnight as world number one, held off 138th-ranked Czech qualifier Tereza Martincova 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3) after an hour and 46 minutes. “It’s tough to play Tereza,” Pliskova said. “We never played and especially tough to play in the first round.”Not my best performance today for sure, and she made some great shots.”Seventh seed Nishikori reached the men’s second round 6-1, 4-1, when 205th-ranked Argentine qualifier Marco Trungelliti retired with a back injury.”It’s a little bit sad to see. He’s a great player,” a consoling Nishikori said of his stricken opponent. “For me, I played great tennis from the beginning and I’m happy with the way I played today.”Afternoon matches include top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia facing Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena and reigning French Open champion Ashleigh Barty, the second seed from Australia, facing Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.Serena Williams opens her quest for a 24th Grand Slam singles crown against Russia’s Maria Sharapova, a five-time Slam winner, in the night feature in Arthur Ashe Stadium, where 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will follow against Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal.Pliskova and her compatriot exchanged breaks of serve through the first six games of their match, Martincova breaking again for a 5-4 edge and coming within two points of taking the set before Pliskova rallied and broke back to equalize at 5-5.Pliskova took the first tie-breaker with forehand winners on the final two points, then squandered a 3-0 edge in the second set before taking the final four points of the last tie-break, smashing a service winner to claim the match.”Not happy that I lost three breaks of serve in a row. That’s not possible for next time,” Pliskova said. “I’m happy I could get through. And happy to win in two tie-breaks. That hasn’t happened for a long time.”Pliskova, Barty, Wimbledon champion Simona Halep and top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka all have a chance to stand atop the rankings at the end of the US Open.Osaka and Halep must win the title to be number one. Pliskova needs at least a quarter-final run while Barty is the front runner, defending fewer points from last year’s Open than Osaka.OTHER RESULTS:Dusan Lajovic (SRB x27) bt Steve Darcis (BEL) 7-5, 6-3, 6-3Bradley Klahn (USA) bt Thiago Monteiro (BRA) 6-3, 6-2, 6-3Rebecca Peterson (SWE) bt Monica Puig (PUR) 6-3, 6-3Ons Jabeur (TUN) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA x27) 7-6 (8), 6-2Ana Bogdan (ROM) bt Harriet Dart (GBR) 6-3, 6-1Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x12) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-3, 6-3SERENA ‘READY’ FOR OPENWilliams, seeking her seventh US Open title, is chasing her 24th Grand Slam singles crown, which would match Margaret Court’s all-time record.The 37-year-old American is 0-3 in Slam finals since becoming a mother two years ago, her last Slam crown coming at the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant, but she appears to have shaken off back spasms that nagged her earlier this month.”Ready in NY for the US Open,” Williams posted Monday morning on Instagram. “I’m on tonight.”She’s facing an emotional rival in 32-year-old Sharapova, who defeated Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final and the 2004 WTA Tour Championship. Since then, Williams has won 18 matches in a row over the Russian, the most recent in the 2016 Australian Open quarter-finals.Williams has never played Sharapova at the US Open, which the Russian won in 2006. Djokovic, who has won four of the past five Grand Slam singles titles contested, launches his bid to become the first back-to-back US Open champion since Roger Federer won five in a row from 2004-2008.Djokovic owns 16 Grand Slam titles and is chasing the record 20 won by Roger Federer with Spain’s Rafael Nadal on 18. Together the “Big Three” have won the past 11 Slam titles and are again heavy favorites.
Van der Sar warns Man Utd: Stars won’t join on past gloriesby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEdwin van der Sar has warned Manchester United will not able to recruit players on reputation alone.The Red Devils have not won the Premier League in six year and their current position of 12th on the Premier League table suggests that drought will not end soon.United are still considered one of the biggest clubs in world football, but former goalkeeper van der Sar says the biggest starts want to join winning teams.”Of course, the name is there. And of course the following they have all over the world,” van der Sar told ESPN.”But for a player […] you want to play at a certain level, you also want to have an idea that you can win trophies and they must take that opportunity also to improve the squad and make the world-class players they have, or the players that they’re going to sign, that they feel welcome and that there’s a good path to where they’re going to go to.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
“We are still discovering, still interviewing persons, yesterday I had a long meeting with the senior management and staff of the Energy Division and Petrojam and we are working toward discovery – if there are other issues to be addressed,” said Prime Minister Holness. The Prime Minister said based on issues emerging at Petrojam, he has engaged in a “process of discovery”. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is very ardent in developing and maintaining an anti-corruption framework.The Prime Minister said based on issues emerging at Petrojam, he has engaged in a “process of discovery”.Prime Minister Holness was responding to questions posed by journalists this morning (July 10) following a personal presentation to the family of young Tahj Rowe.“We are still discovering, still interviewing persons, yesterday I had a long meeting with the senior management and staff of the Energy Division and Petrojam and we are working toward discovery – if there are other issues to be addressed,” said Prime Minister Holness.The Prime Minister reminded journalists and the public that the process of investigation must take place in order to ensure justice.“The balance that we have struck, is to ensure that we as quickly as possible investigate, discover, call to account, ask for reports and act on that because at the end of the day, the public has to beassured that we act on information that is factual information, that has basis in truth,” stated Prime Minister Holness.Responding to further questions from journalists, Prime Minister Holness said the Opposition would do a great disservice to the people of Jamaica if they were to not cooperate on national issues with Government.“I think the country moves forward with the Opposition and the Government drawing out areas where they can cooperate, where they can agree on because in modern politics, a level of maturity has to be exhibited, not everything should be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency,” said Prime Minister Holness.In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness said the Government is here to serve the people for the long term.“In the long ‘game’, it will be shown that the Government acted with integrity, that there was no attempt to cover up anything, that the Government followed a process and that justice at the end of the day will be done; that the public purse will be protected and that the Government will be stronger and more efficient. As I’ve said, we have immediately acted, we have made certain policy changes that will not just affect Petrojam but generally to improve the operations and governance of public bodies,” stressed Prime Minister Holness. Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is very ardent in developing and maintaining an anti-corruption framework.
zoom The global containership orderbook stood at 368 vessels of a combined 2.8 million TEU as of the start of November, representing a 58% drop in TEU terms since its peak in July 2008, Clarksons Research informed.The size of the orderbook declined continuously month-on-month this year until October, when it reached 2.6 million TEU, its lowest level since December 2003. Meanwhile, the containership orderbook as a percentage of the fleet also declined, to below 13% in TEU terms in September, its lowest level on record.“Overall, the decline in size of the Korean boxship orderbook has been the key driver behind the changing profile at a global level,” Clarksons Research said.Traditionally, Korean yards have led boxship sector contracting, taking 49% of global orders in TEU terms from 2008 to 2016, notably receiving 56% of 8,000+ TEU orders in TEU terms in the same period. With the recent slowdown in containership ordering, especially in the 8,000+ TEU sector, the Korean boxship orderbook has shrunk to 0.6 million TEU as of the start of November, down 31% since October 2015 in TEU terms.As a result, in May, the Korean boxship orderbook for the first time on record became smaller in size than that of both Chinese and Japanese builders, whose orderbooks stood at 1.4 million TEU and 0.6 million TEU as of the start of November, respectively.Although this shake up has primarily been driven by a decline in larger boxship ordering, Chinese yards have also had an impact by competing in the 8,000+ TEU sector, having taken 36% of orders in 2017 so far, in numerical terms, up from only 18% in full year 2008. Additionally, Chinese yards still dominate sub-3,000 TEU boxship contracting, and have increased their share of orders from 54% in 2008 to 72% in 2017 so far in numerical terms.“Given the recent limited appetite, a significant new dynamic in big boxship ordering will be needed to generate a significant shake up the profile of the containership orderbook once again,” Clarksons concluded.
With just four games left in the regular season, the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team is fighting for position in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings. The team, tied for fourth place with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is hoping to separate itself from UMD in order to gain home-ice advantage for the conference playoffs. Coach Nate Handrahan called the next few weeks a “hotly contested race” to get the last home ice advantage spot. Both teams have 38 points heading into this weekend’s conference matchups. Senior forward Natalie Spooner said OSU’s next four games are big, adding, “We’re striving right now for home-ice advantage.” It won’t be easy for the team to pick up points in the four upcoming games. They host Minnesota this weekend at the OSU Ice Rink then travel to Wisconsin the following weekend to take on the Badgers. The first time OSU and Minnesota met, OSU dropped both games, 4-1, on Dec. 10 and 11, 2011, respectively. “I know we want to get some wins this weekend against Minnesota,” senior forward Laura McIntosh said. Wisconsin and Minnesota occupy the No. 1 and 2 spots in the standings, respectively. “The rest of the season, like I said, we have Minnesota and then Wisconsin, two highly ranked teams,” McIntosh said. “I think we’re hoping to be consistent both days, both weekends, and pull out some big wins to get home ice.” In the WCHA playoffs, the top four teams receive home ice advantage. First place plays eighth place, second plays seventh, third plays sixth, and fourth plays fifth. Following the first round, the teams are again reseeded and advance to the WCHA Final Face-Off. OSU will most likely be playing in the four versus five matchup in the first round; it’s just a matter of whether they get the higher seed. “It’s up to the other games,” McIntosh said. “It looks like we’re going to play Duluth in playoffs, but it’s whether it’s home or away.” UMD will host this year’s WCHA Final Face-Off. Knocking UMD out of a tournament that they’re hosting is something McIntosh said she wouldn’t mind doing. “You know, Duluth, we’ve had a big rivalry with my whole time here, I think it’d be definitely nice,” she said about defeating them in the first round. Spooner and McIntosh said they are pleased with the season up to this point. “I think the season has gone well so far, you know, we’ve accomplished a lot of the goals we set at the beginning of the season,” McIntosh said. “We’re being more consistent and that was big for us, so we’re doing pretty good.” Those accomplishments include picking up big wins against rival programs like North Dakota and UMD, she said. “I think we’ve had our ups and downs, we’ve lost a few games that we’d like to have won, but I think that we’ve definitely learned from the mistakes we’ve made and it’s made us a stronger team,” Spooner added. Handrahan echoed the sentiments of his players and said he was pleased with a lot of the things the team has done. “I think we’ve grown a lot over the course of the season,” he said. “It’s a special season with a special group of girls.” Players and coach alike said they think the team’s best hockey is yet to be played. “If everyone does their part and plays how they can, I mean, we should be really successful,” Spooner said. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. Friday and 4:07 p.m. Saturday when the team will take on the Golden Gophers.
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic refuses to give up on their Champions League hopes following Tuesday’s first leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16.The Red Devils were left outclassed at Old Trafford by a PSG side lacking star duo Neymar and Edinson Cavani in the lineup.The major turning point in the game came in the second half with former United winger Angel Di Maria returning to haunt his old club by assisting Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe for both of PSG’s goals.It enabled the Ligue 1 champions to leave with a 2-0 aggregate lead and hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first defeat as caretaker boss in his 12th match in charge.But Matic insists that United now have nothing to lose for the return leg next month and will be giving it their all to cause an upset.“It was a difficult game for us,” Matic told UEFA.“Obviously when you lose it’s disappointing but I think we played some good football in the 90 minutes and of course in the second half when it was 2-0 it was hard for us.“They had more space to play as we had to risk more, but we have to respect them, they have great players, they are a good team.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We will go to Paris to try to do something. We don’t have anything to lose so we will try to go there to play good football and try to win of course.”The second leg between PSG and United will take place at the Parc Des Princes in France on March 6.For now, Solskjaer’s men will need to quickly recoup from this setback for Monday’s trip to Stamford Bridge, where they will take on Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup.Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are doubts for the match after coming off on Tuesday night with injuries.Next up: Chelsea away in the #EmiratesFACup. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/yLOxIIMrD8— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2019
Darjeeling: A Chinese national along with a Nepali and an Indian national were arrested from Siliguri on Sunday. Indian Aadhaar Cards were recovered from both the Chinese and Nepali nationals.Incidentally, the Siliguri corridor also known as the Chicken Neck is strategically very important.Surrounded by four international borders, including China, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, this stretch connecting the NorthEast states with the Indian mainland is highly vulnerable. In the past, there have been numerous arrests of foreign nationals fromthese areas.According to sources, Po Wang, the Chinese national accompanied by one Ganesh Bhattarai, a Nepali national had arrived in Siliguri and checked into a hotel on Sevok Road a week back.Intelligence agencies were keeping a close watch on them.On Sunday, the duo were meeting one Bappai Agarwal, a local businessman engaged in the transport business when the sleuths arrested the trio.Aadhaar cards along with other documents were seized from both the Chinese and Nepali national.Wang also had a Chinese passport. During interrogation, they claimed that Wang was in India on a business trip.However, questions were raised as to why they had Indian Aadhaar cards and why Wang had no Visa.”The Nepali national and the businessman were produced at a Court on Monday and remanded to seven-day police custody,”stated Sunil Kumar Chowdhury, Police Commissioner, Siliguri.Owing to ill health, Wang, who is admitted to Siliguri Sub Divisional Hospital, could not be produced at the Court on Monday.A laptop, mobile phone along with documents have been seized from Wang.