3 top UK dividend stocks to buy now

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Redrow. 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.center_img Roland Head | Tuesday, 1st June, 2021 | More on: AAF MNDI RDW Last year was a grim time for income investors as many payouts were cut. But as the world returns to normal over the next few years, I think the income available from shares should increase. I’ve been hunting for UK dividend stocks to buy now. In this piece, I’m going to look at three companies that are on my watch list.Record salesHousebuilder Redrow (LSE: RDW) reported record half-year revenue for the six months to 31 December. By mid-February, the company had already sold more than 95% of the houses it expects to complete by 30 June.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…This builder is one of my top picks in this sector. Redrow has a solid track record and is still part-owned by founder Steve Morgan, who controls a 16% stake. In my view, founder ownership is often a good indicator that management will take a prudent, long-term approach to growth.I also think Redrow’s share price looks reasonable. The stock trades at 1.3 times book value, a lower multiple than some rivals. Priced at 10 times forecast earnings, with a 3% dividend yield, I think this stock still has room to grow.Of course, a housing market slump remains a risk. I think that we could see an economic slowdown when pent-up spending slows later this year. Even so, Redrow is one UK dividend stock I’d buy now.A new choice for high yield investors?One company that’s on my watch list at the moment is telecoms group Airtel Africa (LSE: AAF). This business operates mobile networks and payment services in sub-Saharan Africa.Airtel only floated on the London market in 2019, so it doesn’t yet have a long track record as a UK-listed company. This is the only real reason why I haven’t bought this UK dividend stock for my portfolio already.However, I’ve been watching closely and have been impressed by Airtel Africa’s performance so far. Revenue rose by 14% to $3,908m last year, while pre-tax profit was 17% higher at $697m.This growth rate is a key attraction for me — I believe African markets should continue to grow strongly for years to come. By contrast, European groups such as Vodafone and BT are struggling to boost sales and profits. This is limiting the growth of their dividends.Airtel Africa shares trade on 11 times forecast earnings for the current year, with an expected dividend yield of 4.9%. That looks tempting to me.A UK dividend stock I’d buy nowFTSE 100 packaging group Mondi (LSE: MNDI) delivered a solid performance last year, thanks to strong demand for e-commerce packaging. Over the next year I expect to see a more balanced performance, with the group’s industrial products also gaining sales.The company’s latest update suggests that trading so far this year is in line with expectations. That puts the stock in 16 times earnings, with a forecast yield of 3.1%.One potential concern right now is that the company has reported rising costs in a number of areas. This could put pressure on profits if customers won’t accept price rises. However, Mondi is a large and experienced operator with a diverse mix of customers. I don’t expect this to be a serious problem.Indeed, I expect Mondi’s business to return to steady growth from 2021 onwards. In my view, this could make it a great UK dividend stock to buy now. 3 top UK dividend stocks to buy now The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… 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. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Diocese of Rhode Island chooses five to stand for bishop…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Elections, Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL House of Bishops Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Robert L. Campbell says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Morris Post says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Diocese of Rhode Island chooses five to stand for bishop election Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (2) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island’s Search and Nomination Committee has selected five priests to stand for election as the 13th bishop of Rhode Island.The announcement was made March 10 during the diocese’s annual convocation.The preliminary slate consists of:* the Rev. Kurt Dunkle, 50, rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Orange Park, Florida (Diocese of Florida);* the Rev. Cathy George, 55, currently on a writing sabbatical; former priest-in-charge, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts (Diocese of Massachusetts);* the Very Rev. Nicholas Knisely, 51, dean, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Phoenix, Arizona (Diocese of Arizona);* the Rev. Ledlie Laughlin, 52, rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Diocese of Pennsylvania); and* the Rev. Jennifer Pedrick, 45, rector, Church of the Epiphany, Rumford, Rhode Island (Diocese of Rhode Island).A Nominee Profiles booklet features the nominees’ autobiographies and their answers to four essay questions posed by the Search and Nomination Committee. All the nominees will visit the diocese May 11-12, including an all-day public event on May 12, at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, where they will make remarks and answer questions from lay and clergy attendees, according to a press release.Announcement of the slate opened a petition nomination process that closes at 5 p.m. EDT on March 25. Additional information about that process is on the Petition Candidates Resource page of the bishop search website. The process replaces the former custom of allowing nominations from the floor during the electing convention, which the diocesan canons no longer allow.The person elected will succeed Bishop Geralyn Wolf, 64, who has been the diocesan bishop since February 1996.The election will take place June 2, at St. Paul’s Church in Pawtucket. Because the election will occur close in time to the77th meeting of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in July, Episcopal Church canons provide (in Canon III.11.3)  for the required consents to be sought from the bishops and deputies at convention.Subject to obtaining that consent, the bishop-elect will be ordained as bishop of Rhode Island at a ceremony on Nov. 17, at St. George’s School in Middletown.“The committee members and I spent 2 and a half days in discernment with these priests, and I am very excited about what each of them would bring to the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island,” said Lora MacFall, committee chair, in the press release. She called that time “the final step in a nine-month process that was centered in prayer and respectful listening and conversation.” Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By ENS staffPosted Mar 12, 2012 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA March 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm “Stand” is more of a British term for elections. American politicians typically run for office, while British politicians “stand”. With the impending closing of the Cathedral in Providence, it won’t be an easy job for a bishop to step into. 50-60 years ago, I think Rhode Island had the highest Episcopal percentage of any state in the U.S. Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC March 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm @TwilaSmith: are you kidding me? I think we all know what “stand” means in this context. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more