I think Lloyds shares could be a stock market crash bargain worth buying

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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 12th July, 2020 | More on: LLOY Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) shares have been a poor investment to own this year. However, the stock could be a market crash bargain worth buying today. Its long-term growth potential and current valuation are highly attractive. Lloyds shares on offer Investor sentiment towards Lloyds shares has crumbled over the past six months. The financial giant is expected to report significant losses from the coronavirus crisis. The Bank of England’s decision to push interest rates down to a record low will also squeeze profit margins this year. 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…Nevertheless, these should be temporary factors. The country’s largest mortgage lender may face higher losses in the near term. Still, in the long run, customers will continue to use the lender’s services. This should ensure that the group has a steady stream of income for many decades. Therefore, investors may be better off looking past near-term uncertainty. If the economy experiences a strong recovery in the second half of 2020, Lloyds shares may also recover strongly. As one of the largest banks in the UK, the group is in a great position to provide capital to businesses and customers who need it to weather the storm. This should help the company grow its bottom line despite having to deal with low interest rates. At the same time, figures show that UK consumers have been saving record amounts over the past few months. This may mean that Lloyds does not see the sort of loan losses that were predicted in the worst-case scenario.If consumers deposit this cash with the bank, it could also give the company more capital to lend to customers. Once again, this might help the group expand its bottom line, despite the headwinds facing the financial sector. Investor returnsNo matter what happens to the UK economy in the second half of 2020, it’s highly likely Lloyds shares will become a dividend investment once again. The bank entered the crisis with a lot of capital on its balance sheet. This suggests that when it is allowed, management will look to return some of these funds to investors.Regulators demanded that banks like Lloyds suspend dividends at the height of the crisis, but now the worst seems to be over, it could only be a matter of time before this restriction is lifted. So overall, it is clear that Lloyds is facing a few uncertain months ahead, but the lender is well placed to capitalise on any recovery in economic activity across the UK.As such, if the economy does see a V-Shaped rebound in the second half of 2020, the lender’s bottom line could surge. That would be a big positive for Lloyds shares. Regulators may also allow the bank to restore dividend payouts in this scenario.All indications suggest that this stock could provide high total returns for long-term investors buying today with a low level of risk.  I think Lloyds shares could be a stock market crash bargain worth buyingcenter_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Soccer star Daniel Sturridge reunited with dog after he was stolen from his LA home

first_imgJuly 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Soccer star Daniel Sturridge reunited with dog after he was stolen from his LA home FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailChris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Soccer player Daniel Sturridge has been reunited with his dog Lucci after the black and white Pomeranian was stolen from his West Hollywood home. Los Angeles police confirmed to KABC-TV the dog was located early Wednesday morning and police were not present when the dog was returned. Sturridge told police he did not believe the person who returned Lucci was involved in the burglary of his house.Sturridge, who made 18 appearances last season with Liverpool F.C. in England’s top soccer league, pleaded for the return of his beloved Lucci, who apparently was stolen from his home in the Hollywood Hills. “I’m not even trying to find out who did it. It doesn’t matter to me. I just want the dog back,” Sturridge said in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I know there’s a lot of dog lovers out there … dogs are considered family members.”Sturridge discovered the pup was missing when he entered his home with his girlfriend and was alarmed that the Pomeranian did not rush to greet him. He then he noticed broken glass while walking around his kitchen. “Walked into the house, didn’t see the dog greeting us at the door,” he told GMA, “and everyone was like, ‘Yo where’s Lucci?’”Sturridge and his girlfriend checked upstairs and noticed that some of her bags and purses were missing. “You know,” he added, “if you break into a house, why would you take the dog?”Sturridge immediately took to social media and asked his 3.5 million followers to help him track down his beloved dog. The Pomeranian has his own account with over 10,000 followers. Los Angeles police confirmed they received a call at about 1:30 a.m and that other personal property was also taken from the residence. No arrests have been made at this time in connection to the dog napping or burglary, according to police. Sturridge, a forward, has 76 goals and 21 assists in 218 career appearances in the English Premier League.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Annaleigh Ashford, Norm Lewis & More Bring Holiday Cheer to 54 Below

first_imgNorm Lewis: I’ll Be Home for Christmas12/19-24 at 9:30PMAfter Norm Lewis dazzled crowds with his holiday show last year, the Tony nominee is back for a brand new festive set. Expect some surprise guest appearances, some swing and soul, a few Broadway favorites and plenty of merriment. If he’s planning to sing any Gloria Estefan, we hope he’s rehearsed sufficiently. GET TICKETS The weather outside is (beginning to look) frightful, but the stars at Feinstein’s/54 Below are so delightful. The swanky supper club has a host of Broadway favorites lined up to keep midtown hot during the holidays and beyond. From a couple that knows that those who belt together stay together to a swarm of maggots, below are just a few of the upcoming acts guaranteed to get you in the festive mood! Christine Pedi: Snow Bizness12/14 & 28 at 9:30PMWhere are you going to find Carol Channing, Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews and more in one room, aside from a Broadway.com fever dream? Funny lady Christine Pedi returns to the midtown hotspot to make the yuletide gay with her uncanny impressions of a bunch of gay icons. The twelve divas of Christmas return! GET TICKETS Annaleigh Ashford, Norm Lewis, Andy Karl & Orfeh(Photos: Jenny Anderson & Bruce Glikas) Orfeh & Andy Karl: Legally Bound12/12-14 at 7PMThe power couple with power vocals makes their joint Feinstein’s/54 Below debut in a show that promises “chart-toppers, show-stoppers and a sprinkling of holiday magic.” Karl (Broadway-bound with Groundhog Day) and Orfeh will welcome a slew of special guests, including his Wicked co-star Katie Rose Clarke and her Footloose pal Jeremy Kushnier. Get ready to belt the halls! GET TICKETScenter_img Annaleigh Ashford: New Year’s Magic12/31 at 11PMIt’s the most magical New Year’s ever! Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford and music extraordinaire Will Van Dyke return to 54 Below to bring sparkle back to the home of the former nightclub. The two, along with the Whiskey 5, will reprise some numbers from their brilliant act Lost in the Stars, as well as showcase some new tunes to look back on 2016. What better way to ring in the new year than with dinner, a show and a dance party with a disco diva? GET TICKETS Matildapalooza1/6 & 2/3-4 at 7PMThere’s a maggot infestation at Feinstein’s/54 Below! The revolting children of Matilda may be taking their finals bows on January 1, but just a few days later, the title stars are taking the stage at the midtown hotspot to perform their favorite songs from the Great White Way and beyond. Five generations of Matildas in one spot? That’s a lot of naughty. GET TICKETS View Commentslast_img read more

East Northport Teen Killed in Sledding Accident

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An East Northport teenager died after the snow tube he was sledding on struck a utility pole in Huntington during the blizzard Monday night.Suffolk County police said Sean Urda and two other 17-year-olds were taking turns snow tubing down Chester Court when Urda lost control and hit light pole at 10 p.m.The victim was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img

Manuel Pellegrini walks out on press twice after heavy defeat at Tottenham

first_img It was as open as Pellegrini got, bristling again when asked whether people had got carried away by City’s early fine form. “We never talked that we are invincible,” he said. “We know the Premier League is always close games and very difficult. “Anyone can beat another team. We must continue working, we have 15 points, we try to get a victory in the next game.” An exceptional start to the season is beginning to be forgotten after home defeats to Juventus and West Ham were compounded in north London on Saturday. Unable to follow-up their comfortable Capital One Cup win at Sunderland and hold onto a first-half lead, they returned from Tottenham on the back of a 4-1 defeat. Manuel Pellegrini appears to be feeling the pressure after twice storming out on journalists following Manchester City’s third defeat in four matches. Pellegrini kept his counsel during the press conference, but his cool exterior dropped when the cameras were off and he spoke to the written press. The City boss stormed off after less than 30 seconds having quickly grown unhappy with questions about his post-match emotions – before making an embarrassing retreat having walked the wrong way. “If you want to talk about football, we talk about football, if not then no,” he said. “If you want to talk about football yes, but if you want to talk about stupid things then I do not answer stupid things.” Pellegrini would again storm off – this time through the right exit – after an innocuous question about Sergio Aguero’s performance, although the City boss did answer a few questions before that. The Chilean defended his centre-backs after the heavy loss – “I think they both played very well” – and said that enforced changes rather than under-performing players were the main issue. “It is difficult to keep a level when you must always make changes,” he said. “That is difficult. “We couldn’t continue playing with the same team. We have an important squad and maybe we made important mistakes in the last games.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Grant works through foul trouble to help seal Syracuse’s victory over Villanova

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim yanked Jerami Grant as soon as the sophomore forward picked up his fourth foul. Seven minutes remained and Syracuse clung to a three-point lead.Less than two minutes later, though, as SU tried to close the game out, Boeheim put Grant back on the court. It wasn’t a hard decision at all for the head coach.Grant altered his approach slightly, but kept the same general mindset, avoiding picking up his fifth foul in the final minutes. He aided No. 2 Syracuse (12-0) to a 78-62 win over No. 8 Villanova (11-1) on Saturday in a game that was closer than the final score indicated.“You’ve just got to play smarter,” Grant said of having four fouls, “but at the same time you’ve just got to be as aggressive as you’ve been the whole game, because that’s what got us the lead.”He hit 4-of-4 free throws in the waning minutes, upping his total to 7-of-8 on the day. The sophomore forward added a timely layup off a feed from Tyler Ennis to help close out the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGrant didn’t have his best mojo early on. There were no ferocious dunks. No posterizing blocks. No thunderous rebounds. Just good, solid defense throughout – particularly with the game on the line.“We wanted to go high-low,” Boeheim said, and I wanted (Grant) to pass it down to (Rakeem Christmas). I knew if he did foul out we were OK. Rak and Baye (Moussa Keita) can play together.”But Grant didn’t foul out. In fact, he came alive when it mattered the most. He slammed both hands against the backboard, altering Daniel Ochefu’s shot. Moments later, after a flustered Ochefu put up a half-hearted attempt, Keita swatted away the shot with authority.Grant’s first pair of free throws gave SU an eight-point lead with 3:41 to go. The second pair on the ensuing possession brought the lead back to seven after a James Bell 3-pointer.Though Grant’s shooting just 68 percent from the stripe on the season and has had 2-for-6 and 4-for-9 performances, he wasn’t worried.“I’m always confident at the free-throw line,” Grant said. “Just because I missed a couple earlier in the season, doesn’t mean I wasn’t confident.” Comments Published on December 28, 2013 at 9:02 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Oddschecker – Nations League innovation invigorates international football

first_img Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Inevitable anticipation accompanies the recommencing of club football, however thanks to UEFA’s much scorned Nations League tournament, this international break filled fans with the same excitement and elation that would normally only be associated with club football. It was formerly a regular feature of international breaks for games to fade to a conclusion, with both sides settling on what they had in the last 20 minutes, choosing to reserve energy for upcoming league ties. This is something that seems to have been eradicated with the introduction of relegations and three team groups, an idea that when first touted was criticised by most football fans. The increased significance of the games in this tournament was on display, not only in England’s heart-stopping comeback against Croatia, but also as Scotland edged out Israel to secure top spot at Hampden Park and when a youthful Holland side fought back from two goals down to condemn Germany to relegation. The heightened excitement in games over the international has predictably led to a spike in betting activity, both in-play, on pre-match markets and even on ante post betting for a period that bookmakers would have previously deemed a dry spell as far as punting goes. Oddschecker’s Callum Wilson gave us an insight into the popularity of the tournament, speaking after the England defeated Croatia, he revealed: “Over the last seven days, the team that has had the biggest stake of bet and greatest bet count is England in their game against Croatia. The game against the USA does not fare in the top five of these statistics, giving you a snapshot of the popularity that the Nations league has achieved compared to ‘regular’ international friendlies.”He also emphasised the elevated importance of the games has seen in-play betting become a more attractive prospect for punters: “In-play betting tends to lend itself in popularity to the game in question, rather than the style of match itself. “While the matches may receive more in-play betting than regular friendlies, this will be down more to the number of people watching than anything else. However, we have seen a higher volume of bets from the Three Lions’ game against Croatia than there were in England’s friendly against the USA.”Underlining the importance of the Nations League ante post element, he added: “We received a spike in activity on our Nations League outright page following the final whistle of yesterday’s game against Croatia, and the Three lions went into 5/2 to win the Nations League off the back of their dramatic win. It’s another market for punters and one that could hold significant value with the tournament in its embryonic stages.”The Nations League concludes in June, when the four winners of the top league, Portugal, Switzerland, Holland and England head to Portugal to contest a short knockout tournament to crown the inaugural Nations League winners.last_img read more