3 high-dividend-yield stocks I’d invest in for February

first_img Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Jonathan Smith Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! January has flown by, and if you didn’t have a chance to have a sit down and review some good investment opportunities, you’re probably not alone. We’re always ready to help at The Motley Fool so I’ve been on the hunt for some stocks that look attractive from a dividend yield point of view. Below are three firms that I believe are in the sweet spot.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…British American TobaccoThe current dividend yield of British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) sits at 6.05%. It has long been seen as a staple for income investors, and as my mother would always say to me “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Fundamentally, the business is in good shape, with the share price giving double-digit returns over the past year. Critics who said that the firm would become a dinosaur due to the move to e-cigarettes are being proved wrong, with the business actually seeing this move as an opportunity and putting large investment into Vype and Vuse, its two vaping brands.Only a few weeks ago, the share price was boosted further following confirmation that the firm is complying with all US guidelines for the tightening regulation around vaping. This should allow the company to be agile in keeping up with the shifting sands of the vaping market, avoiding unnecessary fines or a hit to sales.J SainsburyThe well known supermarket chain operator J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY) continues to be a strong investment for those looking for a large dividend yield as its yield currently sits at 5.53%.I like this firm at the moment, not only from the perspective of generating income, but also as a play on the UK economy. In my opinion, domestic firms could really outperform peers this year due to the cloud of uncertainty being lifted regarding Brexit. Added to this is a potential rebound in consumer sentiment and demand from any interest rate cut from the Bank of England, which we could see before the summer.With the share price around the 200p mark (the supermarket chain’s five-year low being around 180p), this could be an opportune time to lock in the yield, especially if you have a similarly bullish outlook for the UK this year and beyond.WPPAs the world’s largest advertising company, the WPP (LSE: WPP) share price is quite sensitive to global sentiment. To this end, the price has lost a fairly large 11% since the start of 2020, with some of this being down to the tragic outbreak of the coronavirus and subsequent sell-off in equity markets. Firms with global exposure such as WPP have been particularly hard hit.Yet from a dividend yield point of view, a lower share price boosts the yield, and so it currently sits at 6.35%. I think this presents an attractive point to buy in, not just for the income, but also to hopefully gain from share price appreciation over the longer term.My only word of warning for WPP investors is that of the three firms, it is the most vulnerable to a further price shock if socioeconomic factors flare up even more in the short term. So if you do look to buy in, remember that this investment would be all about holding for the long term. Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 | More on: BATS SBRY WPP 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. 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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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.last_img read more

Alpine ISD placing officers at all campuses

first_imgAlpine ISD. Alpine ISD placing officers at all campuses Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsEducation Pinterest Twitter Alpine ISD.jpg Alpine Independent School District placed a school resource officer at all its campuses starting Monday.A Facebook post said Alpine High School has had an officer since the current school year started and an officer was placed at the middle school campus last month on an interim basis until a more permanent solution could be developed.Parents, students and community members have expressed their desire for more comprehensive school security in light of recent national events.“The SRO at the high school campus has been covering multiple facilities and local law enforcement has been gracious enough to patrol and visit our schools throughout the day while on regular duty,” AISD Superintendent Becky Watley said in the post. “We appreciate their assistance and their willingness to work with us to make sure all campuses are safe and secure.”“We are listening,” Watley added. “Security for our students and staff is a top priority. We are appreciative of those who have taken the time to share their concerns. The door is always open.”Watley said in the post that the school board is “continuing to explore other options in a process that is multi-layered and multi-phased.”“This takes time, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and support,” she said. “Starting Monday, an officer will be present Monday through Friday on all campuses. It’s a good start.”More Informationcenter_img By admin – March 27, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleUTPB to host visiting artistNext articleCFO says hospital district remaining positive admin Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

MCM2 Team Takes Command of RN’s Gulf-Based Minehunter Force

first_img View post tag: takes View post tag: Naval View post tag: team November 27, 2012 View post tag: of View post tag: Command MCM2 Team Takes Command of RN’s Gulf-Based Minehunter Force View post tag: Gulf-Based View post tag: MCM2 Portsmouth mine warfare experts have now taken over command from their Faslane counterparts in charge of the Royal Navy’s key mine warfare force in the Gulf.After six months in the hot seat, the battle staff from the Faslane-based 1st Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCM1) have handed over command of the UK Mine Countermeasures Force to Portsmouth’s MCM2.Using Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Cardigan Bay as their ‘command centre’ the team from MCM2 will oversee the activities of four British minehunters which are permanently based in Bahrain.The two squadrons take it in turns to provide battle staffs directing the actions of the four-strong Royal Navy minehunting force – two Hunt Class ships (HMS Quorn and Atherstone) and two Sandowns (Ramsey and Shoreham) – using the RFA mother ship (currently Cardigan Bay) as their floating ‘command centre’.And through the six months when MCM1 were in the Gulf, there was quite a lot to command – all at a time of year when the weather conditions are the most challenging imaginable for the sailors and their equipment.There was an exercise in the Gulf of Oman with US and Omani forces, followed by a joint Anglo-American exercise in the central Gulf which included embarking a US dive team and recompression chamber for drills, and training with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Diving Unit and unmanned underwater vehicle team.This exercise also saw the first use of US Riverine combat boats which used the submersible dock of Cardigan Bay as their base; the heavily-armed boats provide high-speed force protection for task groups.The highlight of MCM1’s tenure was the inaugural International Mine Countermeasures Exercise attended by some 30 countries in September – the largest such workout ever staged in the region involving 3,000 personnel spread across 1,000 nautical miles (1,852km), with significant Royal Navy representation throughout.It was also a great opportunity for the battle staff to assume tactical command of a group which included a number of UK and US minehunters and Riverine boats, as well as a US explosive ordnance disposal mobile detachment and a team of divers from the Royal New Zealand Navy.Commander Andy Lamb, Commanding Officer of MCM1, said:“The international exercise tested a host of mine warfare activities and involved effort across the region.“The Royal Navy’s contribution stretched across the full spectrum from dive groups to minehunters, logistical support to command and control; all were fully integrated in what was a very valuable exercise.“This blend of people and capabilities afforded a rare opportunity to train together.“This latest deployment has seen first-class sailors operate extremely well in challenging conditions.“This type of deployment is tough on our people, our kit and our families.“It is clear, however, that these efforts are worth it and ensure that the UK remains the premier mine countermeasures force.”He formally handed over charge of the Force to his MCM2 counterpart Commander Martin Mackey aboard Cardigan Bay.The latter said of his new appointment:“The challenges facing the staff, the ships and the personnel continue.“It is my job to build on the success and experience of my predecessor, and I look forward to meeting these challenges in order to deliver the Royal Navy’s enduring mine countermeasures presence in the Gulf.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 27, 2012; Image: UK MoDcenter_img Authorities View post tag: RN View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Force View post tag: Navy View post tag: Minehunter Back to overview,Home naval-today MCM2 Team Takes Command of RN’s Gulf-Based Minehunter Force Share this articlelast_img read more