Rolls-Royce shares are nudging higher. Should I buy now?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Dylan Hood 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Dylan Hood owns no shares 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. 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. We’re all aware of the pandemic roller coaster that Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) shares have been on through the last year. At just above 125p a year ago, they then peaked at just below 140p in June before dipping below 40p in October. The share price has certainly kept investors on their toes. However, is the worst behind it?Pandemic losses2020 left Rolls-Royce with a loss of almost £4bn. Rolls makes the majority of its money servicing aeroplane engines, an industry largely curtailed by Covid travel restrictions. In an effort to reduce its cost base, the firm slashed 7,000 jobs, in line with what boss Warren East described as “the largest restructuring in our recent history”.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…In October 2020, 6.4bn new shares were issued in an emergency move to raise new capital. Shareholders were able to purchase 10 new shares at 32p each for every three shares they owned. Though this raised £2bn, Rolls-Royce shares halved in value as a consequence, slumping to a 15-year low. This also drastically reduced the earnings per share, a key valuation metric for stock performance.Pre-pandemic problemsRolls-Royce shares were troubled even before the pandemic. In 2019, the company had to fork out £800m to remedy ongoing durability problems relating to the Trent 100 engines. This raised the total cost of Trent engine problems to £2.4bn for 2017-2023. Rolls therefore upped spending to get grounded aircraft back in the sky. This put excess strain on cash flow, which was magnified tenfold when the pandemic struck.Rolls-Royce shares’ future outlookBut while 2020 proved disastrous for Rolls-Royce shares, it’s not all bad news. The company is planning to construct 16 mini-nuclear power plants as part of its small modular reactor programme. It’s expected to receive £200m towards the project from the UK government. Projects like these are essential to the UK if it wants to reach its target of zero emissions by 2050.And with Covid restrictions easing daily around the world, the travel sector is poised for huge growth in coming years. This is good news for Rolls, as it expects hours flown by its engines to increase 80% by 2022. For example, TUI still has 2.8m holidays booked for this summer, which will be delivered by Boeing 787 Dreamliners. These planes are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.Civil aerospace accounts for a dominant slice of Rolls-Royce business. However, Rolls-Royce Defence actually saw growth of 8% throughout 2020, generating an underlying profit of £448m. Also, its Spanish subsidiary ITP Aero, which manufactures niche aero engine and gas turbine parts, made £68m profits. These ventures may help bolster Rolls-Royce shares’ future value.My VerdictThe aerospace sector was decimated by the pandemic. Though cost-cutting and restructuring did take place, the truth is the company’s balance sheet is still shaky at best.The pandemic still isn’t over and a sluggish restart of global travel could continue to dent the business, whose share price was declining even before 2020. While the current share price rise may look enticing, there’s still a lot that could go wrong. Therefore, I won’t be adding Rolls-Royce shares to my post-pandemic portfolio.center_img Rolls-Royce shares are nudging higher. Should I buy now? Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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Pasadena’s Cloudy, ‘Hard Water’ Safe to Drink, Says PWP and City Manager

first_imgPublic Safety Pasadena’s Cloudy, ‘Hard Water’ Safe to Drink, Says PWP and City Manager From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 16, 2015 | 2:35 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Water and Power and the City Manager’s office are assuring water consumers that water coming from PWP taps is safe to drink, despite observations it has become unusually ‘hard’ and cloudy.The City Manager’s Office gave the assurance in its Weekly Newsletter released on Thursday, October 15th, where it also explained the cloudiness as well as the ‘hard water’ issue can both be attributed to the drought’s effect on water supplies.Quoting PWP Interim General Manager Eric Klinkner, City Manager Michael J. Beck said PWP’s water is harder because supplies from Northern California, which have a lower mineral content, have been reduced.“PWP normally blends water from three sources, including local groundwater, the Colorado River, and the State Water Project in Northern California,” Beck writes in the Newsletter. “Local groundwater and water imported from the Colorado River contain relatively higher amounts of calcium and magnesium, and as a result are often described as ‘hard’ water sources. Because PWP is currently unable to blend the harder water sources with water from SWP, some of our customers have noticed an increase in hardness.”On the issue of cloudiness or milky appearance of the water, Beck said this is due to air bubbles. He said the amount of air bubbles in PWP’s water is higher than normal because the local water table is lower than normal.“With lower water tables, PWP’s wells draw more air bubbles into the water when it is pumped out,” wrote Beck. “When this water is delivered to customer’s taps, it often comes out appearing cloudy, milky or white. The water will clear in a few moments if allowed to settle.”PWP, on its website, reassures Pasadena residents that there is no cause for concern about the health impacts of hard water.“All tap water contains dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron, with calcium and magnesium possessing beneficial nutrients that positively impact the human body,” PWP said.It also said water softeners and descaling products can help reduce the effect of excess minerals in water causing white spots on glass, porcelain and other fixtures.PWP customers are advised to call PWP’s Water Quality Manager David Kimbrough at (626) 744-7315 for any questions about the water quality. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community News Top of the News center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Something to crow about: Holiday contest winners named

first_img12345PrevNextStartStop Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits However, all the scarecrows were winners in the friendly competition among downtown merchants.“The Scarecrow Decorating Contest was a lot of fun and generated a lot of interest and it brought a lot of people downtown,” Windham said. “And, those were the reasons for the contest. “Because of the limitations and restrictions of COVID-19, we have not been able to do a lot of the fun things downtown that we would normally have done. So, all along, we have done some little things to bring people downtown and have fun.” Shelters opening as Pike County braces for Zeta Shelters are opening across Pike County as residents brace for the arrival of Hurricane Zeta. The storm, expected to make… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Skip Published 5:34 pm Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Print Articlecenter_img You Might Like The City of Troy announced the winners of its 2020 Downtown Scarecrow Decorating Contest Wednesday afternoon.Leigh Anne Windham, City of Troy, congratulated the winners and expressed appreciation to all downtown merchants who participated and to the many who voted on their favorite scarecrows.The three “scary-crows” that received the most votes were, Confetti Crate, first place; Studio 80 Salon, second place; and Landmark Realty, third place. By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Windham said downtown Troy is the place to be any time and all the time. “We have a great downtown. We invite everyone to visit downtown Troy and see what all it has to offer.” Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Something to crow about: Holiday contest winners named By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

New OnTheMarket website gets thumbs up

first_imgHome » News » New OnTheMarket website gets thumbs up previous nextProducts & ServicesNew OnTheMarket website gets thumbs upPROPERTYdrum3rd February 20150484 Views The new OnTheMarket.com website, which requires their member agents to stop advertising on either Rightmove or Zoopla, finally launched last week. But what do property professionals actually think of the new website, including its look, usability and layout?“The website looks simple and effective and I’m looking forward to it becoming the first stop for all landlords and tenants,” said Steve Cook, Lettings Manager, Henry & James.James Bailey (left), also of Henry & James, has found the website “easy to use”, and believes that OnTheMarket’s red white and blue pointer “will become memorable in a short space of time.”Also finding the new website to be “very clear and user friendly”, Carol Peett, Managing Director, West Wales Property Finders, commented: “It’s format is far cleaner and quicker to load than Zoopla and the layout makes searching for suitable properties easier and quicker than either Zoopla or Righmove. I think it will be a great success as, once agents who have not yet subscribed realise its advantages, more and more will join.”OnTheMarket was deemed to be “thoroughly British” by James Wyatt, Partner of Barton Wyatt thanks to its “great colours.”“The site is incredibly quick and very easy to navigate – I am delighted with it,” he added.The new portal “certainly has appeal” according to Jonathan Hopper of Garrington Property Finders.“It is user friendly and the images are much larger than those of the two competitor sites – Zoopla and Rightmove,” he said. “It has a clean, uncluttered feel and is not littered with distracting adverts. The colours used add sophistication and are more in keeping with the contemporary developed websites we are becoming used to.”Adam Day (right), Managing Director of online estate agent Hatched.co.uk, who recently resigned from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), in protest to its continued backing of OnTheMarket, which is refusing to list online estate agents, said that the new website fails to stand out from the competition.“OnTheMarket does appear to be very similar visually to its key competitors Rightmove and Zoopla,” he said. “There is nothing there to say to buyers ‘come back’ and no hook to get buyers to change their searching habits from those big players that have been ingrained within the public conscious for years now.”He continued, “It’s understandable that agents want to market their clients properties without information relating to price reductions and length of time on the market, as do I for my clients. However, in reality we are dictated to by the buyers who will go where the most full version of the information can be found.“There is a plethora of extra information on Rightmove and Zoopla relating to historic prices and more.”Adam Hesse (left) from Aston Mead, accepted that the new OnTheMarket website may not be as “slick as Rightmove” but pointed out that has “taken years to get right”.“We wanted something very simple and easy to use which is what we have [in the new OnTheMarket website],” he said. “It will become polished as it receives feedback from agent members. I think consumers will like the simplicity of it.”Trevor Abrahmsohn of Glentree International, agreed, “As a founder member of OnTheMarket.com I can say with some authority that the site is the most up to date, visually attractive of all the portals offering the freshest properties with the most pleasurable experience.”Ian Springett, CEO of OnTheMarket, said that he was delighted with the “overwhelmingly positive” feedback from agents about Britain’s new major property portal.“We are seeing record expressions of interest from agents who are now considering coming on board,” he said. “We are all looking forward to exciting times ahead.”OnTheMarket.com portal website February 3, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

How your sales revenue can benefit from an updated coaching strategy

first_img continue reading » LeBron James, Serena Williams, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey: These individuals are some of the most successful of our time. What’s the common denominator? The easy answer is talent, but talent alone isn’t what led these luminaries to where they are today. The true key to their great success is coaching. They each have coaches, mentors, and colleagues that help them develop their natural abilities into something more.Proper leadership and support is vital to the success of your team. Like any athlete or business professional, access tostrong, dedicated leaders is at the core of success for these employees and thus your organization.Help your sales managers become confident and effective leaders by arming them with the proper knowledge and resources. With the right strategies in place, your leadership will:Spot and foster talent and potential in peopleHold staff accountable to high performance and productivity ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more