BT shares look cheap. I think there are better FTSE 100 stocks to buy though

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Like many other FTSE 100 shares, BT‘s (LSE: BT.A) have been crushed recently on the back of coronavirus uncertainty. Over the last month, its share price has declined from around 155p to 117p – a fall of roughly 25%. That’s the lowest level they’ve traded at since 2010.At 117p, BT shares look very cheap. With analysts forecasting earnings per share of 23.4p for the year ending 31 March, BT’s forward-looking P/E ratio is just 5. Its trailing dividend yield is 13%. 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…That said, I’m still not tempted to buy BT shares for my own portfolio. Here, I’ll explain why I think there are better FTSE 100 stocks to buy at the moment.A low-quality stockThe first thing that concerns me about BT is its huge debt pile. At 31 December, net debt stood at a whopping £18.2bn. By contrast, total equity on the balance sheet at 30 September was £10.3bn.I see this as a problem, as highly-leveraged companies tend to be more vulnerable during economic downturns. With the coronavirus threatening to derail global economic growth, I don’t think it’s the right time to be investing in a business with a weak balance sheet.My next concern is in relation to BT’s dividend. As I’ve said for a while now, I think there’s a good chance it will be cut in the near future, due to the company’s large debt pile and pension deficit. It appears City analysts agree with me.The consensus dividend forecasts for this financial year and next are 15.1p and 10.8p per share, lower than last year’s payout of 15.4p. I’d much rather buy a stock with healthy dividend growth prospects.Finally, recent results suggest BT is still struggling to generate any growth. For example, third-quarter results in late January showed a 2% drop in revenue for the nine months to 31 December.That was down to ongoing headwinds from regulation, competition, and legacy product declines, along with a 3% decline in adjusted EBITDA. I believe this lack of growth is likely to hamper share price growth in the near term.All things considered, I see BT Group as a low-quality stock. I think investors can do much better elsewhere.Better buysSo, what are some FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy over BT Group? Well, one I continue to hold in high regard (and bought more of for my own portfolio earlier this week) is Legal & General.It also trades at a rock-bottom valuation and offers a big yield (8.5%), yet appears to have much more momentum than BT. For example, the company recently reported a 16% jump in earnings per share for 2019. it also lifted its dividend by 7% – the 10th consecutive increase.Other FTSE 100 stocks I like the look of right now include Sage, JD Sports Fashion, and Rightmove. These companies may not be as cheap as BT, yet all three have attractive growth prospects and strong balance sheets, which leads me to believe they should be good investments over the long term. 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 12th March, 2020 | More on: BT-A 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA 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. BT shares look cheap. I think there are better FTSE 100 stocks to buy though 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. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Legal & General Group, Sage, Rightmove, and JD Sports Fashion. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove and Sage Group. 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.last_img read more

Casa CCFF / Leopold Banchini Architects

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Casa CCFF / Leopold Banchini Architects Photographs:  Dylan PerrenoudEngineer:Marc WalgenwitzConstruction Manager:Christian GiussoniCity:LancyCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dylan PerrenoudRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. CasaCCFF is a domestic factory floating above an untouched garden. Mimicking the surrounding industrial shed roofs, the large open volume is filled with sunlight. The views of the exterior are carefully framed to create a brightly lit intimacy in this highly urban environment.Save this picture!© Dylan PerrenoudOn the first floor, two interior gardens divide the living spaces and bring nature to the heart of the house. Overlaying transparencies blur the boundaries between interior and exterior. Under the suspended volume, a generous covered space allows for outdoor living and parking. Each architectural element placed in the square plan is specifically designed for the simple house.Save this picture!© Dylan PerrenoudSave this picture!© Dylan PerrenoudCasa CCFF is an eco-friendly urban house overlooking Geneva’s industrial train station. Using economical materials and prefabrication reduces the construction costs to the minimum. Developed with engineer Marc Walgenwitz, the house is built almost entirely in wood, pushing the structural capacities of this natural material to its limits and reducing the use of concrete to a bare minimum.Save this picture!1st floor planAchieving high insulation values and maximising solar gain, a small heat pump allows avoiding the use of fossil fuels. Assembled in a few days by local carpenters, the small house proposes an alternative to the archetype of swiss concrete houses often lying on heavy foundations.Save this picture!© Dylan PerrenoudProject gallerySee allShow lessJ1M5 Boutique / Various AssociatesSelected ProjectsAKENZ Store / LUKSTUDIOSelected Projects Share “COPY” Switzerland CopyAbout this officeLeopold Banchini ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLancyIcebergSwitzerlandPublished on December 08, 2020Cite: “Casa CCFF / Leopold Banchini Architects” 07 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?漂浮木构住宅 CCFF / Leopold Banchini Architects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!© Dylan Perrenoud+ 20Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Projects CopyHouses•Lancy, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Leopold Banchini Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Casa CCFF / Leopold Banchini ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCasa CCFF / Leopold Banchini Architectslast_img read more

President promises Reporters Without Borders to free two journalists

first_img ChadAfrica Follow the news on Chad December 1, 2020 Find out more Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more President Idriss Déby promised Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard during a meeting in N’Djamena that imprisoned journalists Michaël Didama and Sy Koumbo Singa Gali will be freed after their appeal hearings on 26 September whatever the outcome. to go further ChadAfrica September 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President promises Reporters Without Borders to free two journalists News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa October 7, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en News Reports Receive email alerts Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said today that President Idriss Déby promised him during a meeting yesterday in N’Djamena that the appeals of imprisoned journalists Michaël Didama and Sy Koumbo Singa Gali will be heard on 26 September and that “whatever the outcome they will be released within 72 hours.”Le Temps editor Didama and L’Observateur editor Gali have been convicted of “inciting hate and libel” and “inciting tribal hate.” Didada has been held since 8 August, while Gali has been held since 15 August.Their appeals, and that of L’Observateur editorial coordinator Samory Ngaradoumbé, who has been released on bail, were due to have been heard yesterday but the hearings were postponed until 26 September because of a strike by court clerks and because the judge was ill.On the other hand, there seems to be no prospect of imminent release for Garondé Djarma, 68, despite his poor health. A freelance journalist and columnist for L’Observateur, he is serving a four-year sentence for “libel” and inciting hate.”During his meeting with President Déby, Ménard discussed proposed amendments to the legislation governing the Chadian press. “We are going to make proposals to the media and journalists’ organisations and it is up to them to present them to the competent authorities,” Ménard said.He added: “The president of Chad recognises that journalists have problems in getting access to governmental news sources and he promised to change this.” Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Journalist held arbitrarily, Nord-Kivu authorities impose reporting blackout

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about radio journalist Mapendo King’s detention for the past six days in Rutshuru Territory, a troubled region in the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, and calls for his immediate release.King has been held since 5 March, when members of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) based in the locality of Tongo stormed into his radio station, La Voix de Rutshuru, with the aim of arresting him.A few days later, he was placed in the custody of the military authorities in the town of Rutshuru, where he is currently held in a very basic cell pending transfer to Goma, 70 km away. In Goma he will be far from his family in a prison system where inmates depend on relatives to provide food and blankets.King is accused of spreading false information because he reported the presence of a Mai-Mai armed group (regarded as members of the Hunde ethnic group) near Tongo, where Hutus are in the majority. The chief of the locality ordered him to retract the report but he refused, insisting that he had verified it with a local source. It was because of this refusal that his arrest was ordered by the local security committee, which is headed by the same chief.“We call for Mapendo King’s immediate release,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “He is being held simply for doing his job as a journalist. He put out a report that he had verified and he refused to submit to political pressure. “Regardless of the accusations, he must be tried under the media law, and certainly not by a military court. His detention in these conditions is completely illegal and is designed to impose a blackout on coverage of security issues in Rutshuru Territory.”During a meeting yesterday, the Rutshuru Territory administrator issued an order banning the media from reporting any information involving the activities of the police, army or National Intelligence Agency (ANR). Since then, the territory’s six radio stations have ceased to broadcast any news for fear of reprisals.“We cannot work in such conditions,” a Rutshuru journalist told RSF on condition of anonymity. “We are constantly threatened. It is on the basis of what is reported on the radio that measures can be taken to protect civilians. If we don’t report exactions, the population will suffer.” February 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders RSF_en News February 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation News People fleeing Rutshuru, July 2012 Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Receive email alertscenter_img There has been a great deal of tension in recent months in Rutshuru Territory, which is riven by inter-ethnic discord. On 3 March, Nord-Kivu governor Julien Paluku urged the media not to stir up hatred between the communities and said anyone responsible would be prosecuted. His speech was regarded as intimidatory by most journalists, who now have opted for self-censorship rather than cover this kind of story.DRC is ranked 150th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian February 24, 2021 Find out more News March 11, 2016 – Updated on March 21, 2016 Journalist held arbitrarily, Nord-Kivu authorities impose reporting blackout Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica last_img read more

Limerick lecturer nominated to broadcasting authority

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Twitter MIC Societies scoop four Board of Irish College Societies national awards Print Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil consider tapping into Limerick burial groundsNext articleLaughing at Men Without Souls John Keogh Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste center_img Linkedin Dr Rosemary Day, Mary Immaculate CollegeDr Rosemary Day, Mary Immaculate Collegeby Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up MARY Immaculate College lecturer Dr Rosemary Day has been nominated to serve on the board of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.Dr Day said she was delighted to be nominated and that she hopes “to make a difference”.Dr Day is the Head of the Department of Media and Communication Studies in MIC, where she researches and lectures on the BA in Liberal Arts and the Masters of Media Studies programmes.She believes she was chosen because of her academic research into radio nationally and internationally and because of her long term commitment to the community, in particular to community radio.Dr Day was one of the founders of Raidio na Life in Dublin and of Wired FM in Limerick.She is also a fluent Irish speaker and hopes to encourage the use of more accessible Irish language programming on the airwaves through her work on the board.The Broadcasting Authority was established in October 2009 to regulate content across all broadcasting, assuming the roles previously held by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC).Other appointees include Clare Duignan, former Head of Programming in RTÉ, Professor Maeve McDonagh, who previously served on the Freedom of Information Commission and lectures in Law in UCC and Denis Wolinski, formerly of OFCOM, the UK broadcasting authority.Minister for Transport and Communications Alex White is expected to make the appointments shortly. Advertisement New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste TAGSBroadcasting Authority of IrelandDr Rosemary DayMary Immaculate CollegeMinister Alex White Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air NewsEducationLimerick lecturer nominated to broadcasting authorityBy John Keogh – October 9, 2014 724 last_img read more

Senator O’Domhnaill seeks septic tank charge debate for a 2nd time

first_img Facebook Senator O’Domhnaill seeks septic tank charge debate for a 2nd time Fianna Fail Senator Brian O’Domhnaill is to again seek an emergency debate in the Seanad this afternoon on the proposed septic tank legislation.The issue is top of the agenda for most people living in rural areas of the county who are not connected to a main sewer and instead have a septic tank on their property.Fianna Fail says that independent opinion suggests that most septic tanks will fail an inspection and that some people face bills of up to 12,000 euro to make their tanks comply with regulations.Senator O’Domhnaill tried before unsuccessfully to have the issue debated in the Seanad, he hopes independents and government party members will today back his calls:[podcast][/podcast] LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – November 8, 2011 WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+ Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Newsx Adverts Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleCouncillors concerned over impact new rules may have on CDPNext articleLetterkenny Gaels win boundary vote News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

Up to 20 cats found dead of suspected poisoning across Donegal

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – April 7, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp It has emerged that up to 20 cats across Donegal have recently died from suspected poisoning.Up to ten cats have been found dead in Porthall Lifford, a further six in Ardara with dead cats also found in St Johnston.It is not yet clear if the cats consumed poison by accident or where intentionally targeted.Paula’s mother lives in Lifford and recently found her cat ‘Bri’ dead – she told the Shaun Doherty Show that the problem seems widespread:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsApp Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Previous articleCouncil to take over monument commemorating the Battle of ScariffholisNext articleTwo Donegal schools have extentions approved for Special Needs Areas News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Up to 20 cats found dead of suspected poisoning across Donegal Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Renewed calls for action on Bad Eddie wreck

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 5, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Renewed calls for action on Bad Eddie wreck Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleFresh concern over future impact of NPF on rural DonegalNext article€109,000 announced in support of local heritage projects in Donegal News Highland There are renewed calls for action to remove Bad Eddie and replace it with a monument.The iconic wreck located on Magheraclogher strand in Gweedore is in a serious state of disrepair with a number of signs erected on site, warning people of the danger it now poses.There are fears locally that someone will be seriously injured and it’s only a matter of time before the ship gets washed away entirely.John Joe McGinley Founder of Wild Atlantic Gweedore has been outlining what some locals would like to see happen:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

On the job: Professions divided by a common language

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. HR Hartley our irascible weekly columnist, speaks his mindThere’s a scene in the film Tootsie where Dustin Hoffman in female personais told by the object of his affections that all she wants is a guy to bestraight with her about finding her attractive and wanting to, shall we say,progress things. A few scenes later Hoffman, now back to being male, doesexactly that and gets a drink in his face for his efforts. I may a get a few inmy face after this. What brings this movie to mind, you ask? As HR professionals we areresponsible for recruitment and the one thing we need to get that particularjob done is candidates. But watch the face of any HR person when the call isannounced as “X from Y Recruitment for you” – it drops. While the temptation to make my fortune as Ben Affleck’s body double isalways there, I feel more comfortable in the knowledge I could make a farlarger fortune training recruitment consultants to talk to HR people. Let’sface it – we are two professions divided by a common language. I recently got into a debate with the owner of a recruitment business whoblanched at the number of recruiters I work with. He went on to: a) Say he could help (pah!) b) tell me what I was doing wrong (always a winner) and c) say he had the perfect people for my business (of course he knew nothingabout what I was looking for). I take the view that I work with a larger number of recruiters because Iwant to access a wider range of candidates and if that takes more work for methen so be it. I get handsomely rewarded! Still, I suppose I have to raise the question: What have we HR recruitersdone to help consultants help us? Well, we’ve erected a mass of barriers toward them off – preferred supplier lists, receptionists, voicemail, choice afternoons,out and out rudeness… They all prevent the genuinely good from representing thegenuinely great to those in the need. If we’re to find a way towards bestpractice, maybe the first step forward is to share more information onsuppliers, and put together a benchmark that cuts through the “we do itdifferently” marketing so adored by recruitment consultants. We could even communicate to our suppliers the best ways of how we like towork to get the best job candidates. That would allow them to minimise theiropportunities for regularly winding us up. We could even start a debate thatcould end up with the phrase “recruitment consultant as businesspartner” in common use – imagine that! Where does this leave me? The usual place at 7.30pm on a Monday – my desk,pondering two questions: how can we as a profession sort this situation out?And , if there were no recruitment consultants would my advertising workbetter? But don’t get me started on advertising… On the job: Professions divided by a common languageOn 27 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Biological invasions in terrestrial Antarctica: what is the current status and can we respond?

first_imgUntil recently the Antarctic continent and Peninsula have been little impacted by non-native species, compared to other regions of the Earth. However, reports of species introductions are increasing as awareness of biological invasions as a major conservation threat, within the context of increased human activities and climate change scenarios, has grown within the Antarctic community. Given the recent increase in documented reports, here we provide an up-to-date inventory of known terrestrial non-native species introductions, including those subsequently removed since the 1990s, within the Antarctic Treaty area. This builds on earlier syntheses of records published in the mid-2000s, which focused largely on the sub-Antarctic islands, given the dearth of literature available at that time from the continental and maritime Antarctic regions. Reports of non-native species established in the natural environment (i.e. non-synanthropic) are mainly located within the Antarctic Peninsula region and Scotia Arc, with Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, the most impacted area. Non-native plants have generally been removed from sites of introduction, but no established invertebrates have yet been subject to any eradication attempt, despite a recent increase in reports. Legislation within the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty has not kept pace with environmental best practice, potentially presenting difficulties for the practical aspects of non-native species control and eradication. The success of any eradication attempt may be affected by management practices and the biology of the target species under polar conditions. Practical management action is only likely to succeed with greater co-operation and improved communication and engagement by nations and industries operating in the region.last_img read more