Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Diverse Income Trust LSE:DIVI London Ordinary Share GB00B65TLW28 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.50p +0.49% 103.50p 103.00p 104.00p 103.50p 102.00p 103.50p 229,447 16:35:07
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 16.5 14.8 3.8 27.0 397.22

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Should you buy the Glencore share price for its massive 10% shareholder yield? Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 | More on: GLEN RIO Image source: Getty Images. Glencore (LSE: GLEN) has tested its investors’ nerves over the past five years. Between July 2014 and July 2015, the share price fell 24% excluding dividends, compared to a decline of 2.5% for the FTSE 100. Unfortunately, this was just the start. Over the next six months, to the end of January 2016, the stock cratered a further 65%. A dividend cut, then rights issue only added to the pain. However, since reaching the low in January 2016, the Glencore share price has undergone a miraculous recovery. Today the company is undoubtedly one of the FTSE 100’s top income and growth stocks. But considering the commodity trader’s rocky past, should you buy the shares? A miraculous turnaround Since 2016, Glencore’s management has helped restore investor confidence by aggressively reducing debt and selling off assets. Higher commodity prices have also supported the business. Today the group released its numbers for the first half of 2018, which clearly show how far the firm has come over the past two-and-a-half years. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation jumped 23% year-on-year to a record $8.3bn. Revenue was $108.5bn, against $100bn a year earlier. Net debt dropped to $9bn, from $10.7bn in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA came in slightly below the City’s target of $8.5bn because the company struggled to sell 32,000 tonnes of copper. Management is confident it should be able to find buyers for this inventory in the second half. With profits booming, Glencore’s management, led by Ivan Glasenberg (its founder and majority shareholder) is shifting its focus from growth towards shareholder returns. So far this year, the company has announced $4.2bn of cash payouts and stock repurchases, equivalent to 29 US cents per share. According to my numbers, at the current rate of exchange, $0.292 is equal to 22.5p per share. Including debt reduction of $1.7bn or 9p per share, Glencore’s current shareholder yield is 9.7%. The shareholder yield captures the three ways of returning company cash to investors: debt paydown, share buybacks, and dividends. And as the company exits recovery mode, I believe these healthy cash returns are set to continue, making Glencore, to my mind, one of the best investments in the FTSE 100. Cash bonanza Glencore isn’t the only miner chucking off cash. Iron ore giant Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO) also recently announced a record cash return to investors after several years of restructuring. Earlier this month, the company announced a $7bn cash windfall for investors. Rio plans to pay a record interim dividend of $2.2bn and add $1bn to its share buyback programme. Also, management is looking to return $4bn of asset sale proceeds to shareholders. Even though the targeted $7bn cash return is a colossal figure, it pales in comparison to last year’s total distribution of $10bn, which amounted to 50% of shareholder returns for the entire mining sector. Figures compiled by the Financial Times show that since 2013, Rio has returned $35.5bn to shareholders or 36% of its current equity market value. With the group targeting a further $5bn in efficiency savings from operations, and iron ore prices stabilising, it looks as if this trend can continue. Based on the current dividend projections, shares in Rio yield 5.8%. The stock trades at a forward P/E of 10.6.
Ex-dividend date August 9, 2018 Record date August 10, 2018 Closing of currency election date (Note 1) August 24, 2018 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date September 3, 2018 Payment date September 17, 2018 Notes Note 1: A different currency election date may apply to shareholders holding shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution ultimately holding through Euroclear Nederland. This may also apply to other shareholders who do not hold their shares either directly on the Register of Members or in the corporate sponsored nominee arrangement. Shareholders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies. Taxation - cash dividends Cash dividends on A Shares will be subject to the deduction of Dutch dividend withholding tax at the rate of 15%, which may be reduced in certain circumstances. Non-Dutch resident shareholders, depending on their particular circumstances, may be entitled to a full or partial refund of Dutch dividend withholding tax. Furthermore, in April 2016, there were changes to the UK taxation of dividends. The dividend tax credit was abolished, and a tax free dividend allowance introduced, this was £5,000 for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 tax years and reduced to £2,000 for the 2018/19 tax year. Dividend income in excess of the allowance is taxable at the following rates: 7.5% within the basic rate band; 32.5% within the higher rate band; and 38.1% on dividend income taxable at the additional rate.
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LONDONLOVESBUSINESS BP profit jumps, hikes dividends for first time since 2014 0 By Purvai Dua at 8:01 am July 31, 2018 Business News, Energy, London News, World News BP has reported $2.8bn in second-quarter profit, four times the amount it reached last year, amid higher oil prices. The oil giant has also hiked its dividend for the first time in four years– the dividend was increased by 2.5 per cent to 10.25 cents a share. BP’s underlying replacement cost profit also exceeded forecasts of $2.7bn, according to a company-provided survey of analysts. It earned $0.7bn a year earlier and $2.6bn in the first quarter. “We changed our strategic direction six quarters ago, this is the sixth quarter in a row we’ve been at or above expectations. The company’s got momentum, it feels good,” chief executive Bob Dudley added.
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UK Dividend Monitor: Headline dividends fall for first time in three years Stronger underlying dividends Mining and commodities Miners saw 95% year-on-year dividend growth Laura Dew Laura Dew @LauraDewIW 30 July 2018 Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Google plus Send to Print this page 0 Comments UK headline dividends have declined for the first time since 2015, falling 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest quarterly dividend monitor from Link Asset Services. The report said year-on-year headline dividends fell to £32.6bn as a result of lower special dividends. Link said special dividends were £1.9bn during the quarter, which was deemed "healthy" but lower than the above-average special dividends of £3.2bn that were paid out in Q2 2017. Related articles UK Dividend Monitor: Headline dividends fall for first time in three years SIPP non-standard investment advice costs FSCS £112m in 2017/18 FSCS claims from failed SIPP provider pour in Three things your clients may call you about this week … Treasury Committee 'doubtful' FOS ready to handle SME cases However, the administration solutions provider said this was not a "cause for alarm" as underlying dividends - which exclude special dividends - saw a sharp rise of 7.1% to a record £30.7bn. Particularly strong growth this year came from the mining sector where headline dividends grew 95% thanks to Glencore, Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Mondi, which collectively paid out over £1.9bn more than in Q2 2017. "As more mining companies move away from a progressive dividend policy that can be impossible to sustain when commodity prices slump, and towards policies that link dividends more explicitly to profits, so we can expect their dividends to be much less predictable than in the past," the report said. "The mining sector is unusually large on the London Stock Exchange compared to most other large markets, making its share of UK dividends much greater than elsewhere." HSBC remained the largest dividend payer followed by Royal Dutch Shell, Rio Tinto, BP and Lloyds Banking Group, collectively paying out £8.8bn during the quarter. Dividends paid out by FTSE 100 companies fell 3.9% year-on-year to £27.3bn as a result of the lower special dividends while companies in the FTSE 250 saw an increase of 6.4% to £4.3bn. "Top 100 dividends fell 3.9% year-on-year in the second quarter to £27.3bn," the report said. "This was mainly due to the big special dividend National Grid paid last year, though exchange-rate effects and the timing change at BAT also played a role. "Adjusting for all these factors, top 100 dividends were actually 14.3% higher. The mining sector made up two-thirds of this increase. "Over the longer-term, mid-cap dividend growth has been slightly higher than the top 100, as these companies are often less mature and so have further to run than their larger counterparts. But they also tend to be more domestically focused, and so may be suffering from slower growth in the UK economy." Link's headline dividend forecast has increased to a record £97.8bn, up from £96.3bn last quarter. Meanwhile, the underlying dividend forecast increased from £90.4bn to £94.1bn. Justin Cooper, chief executive of Link Market Services, part of Link Asset Services, said: "UK plc's profitability is on a firmer footing, and though there are still points of weakness, overall, profits now comfortably cover dividends. Balance sheets are also getting stronger. This is giving companies more headroom to return cash to shareholders. "The miners might be digging deepest, but the rest of UK plc is coming up with the dividend goods too. Three-quarters of sectors saw growth on the back of improving profits, and income investors are set for another record year in 2018."
In accordance with the Board of Directors decision of February 7, 2018 regarding the 2018-20 shareholder return policy, the second 2018 interim dividend is set at 0.64 euro per share, an increase of 3.2% compared to the three interim dividends and the final dividend paid for the 2017 fiscal year. This interim dividend is stable compared to the first 2018 interim dividend. The Board of Directors will meet on December 12, 2018, to declare the conditions of this second 2018 interim dividend payment. According to the fourth resolution adopted by the Combined General Meeting of June 1, 2018, the option to pay this second 2018 interim dividend in new shares of the company will be proposed and the payment will be made according to the following timetable: Ex-dividend date December 18, 2018 Period to elect to receive December 18, 2018 to the payment in new shares January 2, 2019 Payment date in cash January 10, 2019 or shares issued in lieu of cash Holders of Total's American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") will receive the second 2018 interim dividend in dollars based on the then-prevailing exchange rate according to the following timetable: ADR ex-dividend date December 14, 2018 ADR record date December 17, 2018 ADR payment date in cash January 17, 2019 or shares issued in lieu of cash Registered ADR holders may also contact JP Morgan Chase Bank for additional information. Non-registered ADR holders should contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for additional information.
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Some might want to look at BON for a portfolio of high yield shares. Divi just increased. Yield still nearly 7% even though shares have risen.
11 June 2018 BP p.l.c. First quarter interim dividend for 2018 Payments of dividends in sterling On 1 May 2018, the Directors of BP p.l.c. announced that the interim dividend for the first quarter 2018 would be US$0.10 per ordinary share (US$0.60 per ADS). This interim dividend is to be paid on 22 June 2018 to shareholders on the share register on 11 May 2018. The dividend is payable in cash in sterling to holders of ordinary shares and in US dollars to holders of ADSs. A scrip dividend alternative has been made available for this dividend allowing shareholders to elect to receive their dividend in the form of new ordinary shares and ADS holders in the form of new ADSs. Sterling dividends payable in cash will be converted from US dollars at an average of the market exchange rate over the four dealing days from 5 to 8 June 2018 (GBP1 = US$1.34345). Accordingly, the amount of sterling dividend payable in cash on 22 June 2018 will be: 7.4435 pence per share. Details of the first quarter 2018 dividend and timetable are available at and details of the Scrip Dividend Programme are available at This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact or visit END DIVGIGDLIBBBGIB (END) Dow Jones Newswires June 11, 2018 04:21 ET (08:21 GMT)
08/06/2018 | 7:56 Saint-Gobain announces that at the end of its combined general shareholders' meeting, Pierre-André de Chalendar has been reappointed by the Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. The general meeting also approved the amendment of Saint-Gobain's bylaws to provide for the appointment of two directors representing employees on the board, regardless of its size. Finally, it approved the distribution of a dividend of 1.30 euro per share (against 1.26 euro for 2016), with full cash payment. It will be detached from the action on June 11 and will be paid as of June 13.
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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC FIRST QUARTER 2018 EURO AND GBP EQUIVALENT DIVIDEND PAYMENTS The Hague, June 4, 2018 - The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") today announced the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments in respect of the first quarter 2018 interim dividend, which was announced on April 26, 2018 at US$0.47 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"). Dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro at the rate of EUR0.4011 per A Share. Holders of A Shares who have validly submitted pounds sterling currency elections by May 25, 2018 will be entitled to a dividend of 35.18p per A Share. Dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling at the rate of 35.18p per B Share. Holders of B Shares who have validly submitted euro currency elections by May 25, 2018 will be entitled to a dividend of EUR0.4011 per B Share. This dividend will be payable on June 18, 2018 to those members whose names were on the Register of Members on May 11, 2018.
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NAH's AGM update indicates still trading in line. Forecasts continue to indicate a low P/E and hefty yield at 124p. Earnings are expected to rise, though with a cloud of regulatory uncertaintly overhanging part of the business and a weak housing market affecting another. 2018 2019 Broker Date Rec Pre-tax (£) EPS (p) DPS (p) Pre-tax (£) EPS (p) DPS (p) Arden Partners 20/03/18 BUY 13.10 18.07 9.18 17.75 19.04 9.66 FinnCap 20/03/18 CORP 13.60 19.40 9.70 18.80 20.40 10.20
21/05/2018 | 7:28 Engie announced Friday night that its mixed general meeting has appointed Jean-Pierre Clamadieu president by the board of directors, replacing Gérard Mestrallet whose term as director ended and who was named honorary chairman. In addition, to fill the position vacated by the State given its current stake in the energy group, the shareholders approved the appointment as independent director of Ross McInnes, then appointed member of the audit committee. Shareholders also approved the dividend for 2017, set at 0.70 euro per share. Its balance, or 0.35 euro per share, will be detached May 22 and paid on May 24, the deposit of 0.35 euro per share was paid on October 13, 2017.
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Hi Kirk, RBN is on the list. The final yields 4.29%
Ps UPGS looks like it's ready to step up a gear this week
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RBN looks quite cheap when and how much is the dividend yield can't see it on the list?! Only 11m mkp
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Already have a few following the drop. Currently watching RBN and TXH as both have big yields
Look at UPGS seriously cheap stock and pays a decent dividend
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Business BT dividend under threat as pensions face top-up Gavin Patterson BT's chief executive Gavin Patterson faces tough decisions over the company's pension fund and its dividend Credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg Christopher Williams, Deputy Business Editor 5 May 2018 • 8:00pm BT faces a fight to save its dividend as it prepares to reveal a £13bn funding black hole in its pension scheme. The company will reveal the impact of its triennial pension review alongside annual results on Thursday, a move that is expected to trigger a sharp increase in top-up payments to as much as £1.1bn annually. Chief executive Gavin Patterson will aim to soften the blow to BT’s cash flow with a strategy update to slash operating costs, including by cutting thousands of jobs and slimming down the struggling Global Services outsourcing division. The restructuring is expected to save £500m over three years. Promoted Stories Une solution qui met un terme à ronfler dans son lit My Snoring Solution Don't Fly From France Until You See These Prices Don't Fly From France Until You See These Prices Save 70 BT has also been working on a deal to pledge assets to the pension scheme as security, to provide trustees comfort that retirements will be funded if the company hits trouble and so make the top-up payment schedule less onerous. It had explored signing over rights to its network but it is understood alternative assets are now on the table. The change of plans could one day make a sale of its network subsidiary Openreach more simple. Despite BT’s efforts, its policy of holding or increasing the dividend to around a million shareholders a year is viewed as being under threat. It is under pressure from politicians and regulators to increase investment in “full fibre” broadband upgrades but has resisted, in part due to opposition from its biggest shareholder Deutsche Telekom, which faces similar lobbying in Germany. BT’s strategy update could signal more spending over time, however, following a recent warning from Ofcom chief executive Sharon White that failure to invest in new technology could mean it is overtaken by new rivals. Barclays cut its target price on the shares last week, citing emerging competition from new full fibre wholesalers. Analysts have struggled to predict whether a dividend cut is likely. Citi has given even odds, while Exane has forecast a 30pc cut. BT declined to comment on the issue.
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UAI Theyre paying a dividend of 12p......Ex-div date 10 May.
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