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Where will the Barclays share price be in 5 years?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Roland Head | Sunday, 26th April, 2020 | More on: BARC center_img Big banks have been among the biggest losers in this year’s stock market crash. The Barclays (LSE: BARC) share price has fallen by 50% so far this year, compared to a fall of around 25% for the FTSE 100.This drop has left Barclays shares trading at a 65% discount to its December net asset value of 262p. Although I expect bad debts to rise after the coronavirus pandemic, I think it’s possible that the shares are now too cheap to ignore.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…Should we be buying Barclays shares? I’ve been taking a closer look at the numbers to find out more.Did Barclays really need to cut its dividend?Last year’s results from Barclays were pretty encouraging, in my view. Underlying pre-tax profit rose by 9% to £6.2bn, while the group’s return on tangible equity improved from 8.5% to 9%.The bank’s balance sheet looked good to me, too. Barclays’ common equity tier 1 (CET1) ratio rose from 13.2% to 13.8% – well above the minimum required by the regulator. Lending levels remained fairly cautious, with loans accounting for just 82% of deposits.If 2020 had been a normal year, I’d have expected the Barclays share price to make good progress. Unfortunately, 2020 won’t be normal. And because this is the first serious crisis since the 2008 crash, everyone is nervous.I think this is why none of the banks really complained about being forced to cancel their dividends by the regulator. They know they’re on probation. And they know that they must cope with the aftermath of the pandemic without being seen to profit from government rescue money.However, if the banks come through this situation successfully, I think investors might finally start to trust them again. If I’m right, I think the Barclays share price could re-rate to a level that’s much closer to its book value.Can the bank handle bigger losses?As a value investor, I’ve been tempted by Barclays shares for a long time. To get an idea of how risky the stock could be in a recession, I’ve been looking at the bank’s ability to absorb losses.At the end of 2019, the bank had £345bn of loans and advances to customers. Against this total, the bank has already set aside £6.3bn for expected losses. That’s gives an impairment rate of about 1.8%.How much worse will this figure get? I don’t know. But if Barclays found that 5% of its loans were not going to be repaid, impairments would rise to £17.3bn. I estimate that this would reduce the group’s net asset value to around 195p per share.At the time of writing, the Barclays share price is just 90p. The market appears to be pricing in much bigger losses.What’s next for the Barclays share price?Barclays has been in business since 1736. I don’t think coronavirus is going to wipe the bank out. However, ultra-low interest rates and higher loan losses could make life difficult for the next couple of years.In my view, the Barclays share price reflects this reality. Although the stock isn’t without risk, I suspect that the bank’s share price will be a lot higher in five years. I’d view 150p as a reasonable target. 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. Where will the Barclays share price be in 5 years? 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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Shore Medical Center Launches a $100,000 Fundraising Campaign for New Maternity Department Technology

first_imgShore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ, 08244 Campaign Kicks off with “Dinner and a Dream” Event May 10Each year Shore Medical Center’s Maternity Department helps an estimated 1,200 babies make their grand entrance into the world. And for each one of those precious deliveries, both baby and mother alike are monitored closely with the help of a fetal monitor, from the time they enter the hospital to the moment the baby is delivered.  Recent advances in fetal monitoring technology have proven to provide women and their babies with an even better labor and birth experience and outcome. While Shore’s current fetal monitors are effective, the maternity team is eager to take advantage of these new technologies in fetal monitoring. Shore is launching a $100,000 fundraising campaign, “Campaign for Exceptional Births,” to purchase ten new fetal monitors, and seeks the support of the community in reaching its goal.One way Shore is engaging with the community to raise funds for this campaign is through “Dinner and a Dream,” an event being held on May 10 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Greate Bay Country Club in partnership with the Atlantic City Ballet. The event features dinner and a live condensed performance of Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by the Atlantic City Ballet. One of Shakespeare’s best known comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” blurs the line between magic and reality, leading to a night so fantastical you have to dream to believe it. Throw in feuding fairies and a troupe of bumbling actors, and you’ve got a sparkling comedy with something for everyone. Tickets are priced at $30 for Shore’s Stainton Society members and $50 for non-members. Children 8 and up are welcome to attend at the Stainton Society member price. To purchase tickets, visit www.givetoshore.com or call Doreen Gordon at 609-653-3800.Fetal monitors consist of two straps and sensors attached to a machine, which measures a baby’s heart rate as well as the mother’s uterine contractions. Together, these measurements tell the labor and delivery team important information about the well-being of the baby, including whether or not there are signs of possible distress. From these readings the labor and delivery team determines if any intervention is needed.With all technology, there comes a time when it must be replaced. For Shore’s fetal monitors, that time is now. While current monitors are still effective, newer monitors have flatter, more sensitive sensors and are more accurate with movement. They may allow a mother to use a bathtub or shower, bounce on a birthing ball, and move her body in ways that reduce pain. At the same time, the labor and delivery team can be assured that the monitors are still capturing the most accurate information.Studies show that movement during labor can also help shorten the duration of labor, decrease the chances the mother will need an epidural or a C-section, and ultimately lead to a more satisfying birth experience for the mother, and a healthy baby. Not only do these new fetal monitors improve the mother’s mobility and decrease risk of C-sections, they also improve the efficacy of monitoring for mothers whose body type makes monitoring more difficult.Christl Dooley, nurse manager of the maternity department, says that while fetal monitors are used in all births, they are especially critical in high risk pregnancies.“We’re seeing more and more high risk pregnancies today, as women are choosing to have babies later in life or presenting with complications like obesity, hypertension or gestational diabetes. This brings an increased need for interventionalized care, but with these new monitors we can know more about what’s going on with mom and baby and support moms in having a healthy baby and the kind of delivery they want, despite being high risk,” Dooley says.To learn more about the “Campaign for Exceptional Births,” and to make a donation in support of the campaign, visit www.givetoshore.org or call 609-653-3800.About Shore Medical CenterAt Shore Medical Center, located in Somers Point, NJ, kindness complements an extraordinary level of clinical sophistication. People are the foundation of this modern medical center where advanced technology harmonizes with compassionate care. Shore Medical Center attracts the area’s best physicians, nurses and clinicians, and is the first and only hospital in New Jersey and one of 86 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®. Recognized for its dedication to patient safety, Shore has received seven consecutive “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score since Fall 2014.  Shore Medical Center is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Spine and Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric care. Shore’s affiliations include Penn Medicine, Onsite Neonatal Partners, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Advanced Radiology Solutions. In addition, Shore is a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network and has physicians on staff from the Rothman Institute. In 2011, Shore opened its Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey, and its state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion. The Shore Medical Center Planned Giving& Development team, which includes the Auxiliary, creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center (www.GivetoShore.org). For more information about Shore Medical Center, visit www.ShoreMedicalCenter.org.last_img read more

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Mourinho hits out at match officials

first_imgThe Blues are tied at the top with Manchester City despite last nights 5-3 defeat to Spurs at White Hart lane but Mourinho says the referee performed poorly and denied them an obvious penalty.last_img

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Genesis Open: Justin Thomas, Adam Scott top leaderboard after Day 2

first_imgFan: 🗣Make this! It’s going on Instagram, [email protected]: #LiveUnderPar 🐅 pic.twitter.com/dPybGjp1kr— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 16, 2019While the delay will continue to affect the tournament throughout the weekend, Rory McIlroy made the most of his round. He moved 77 places up the leaderboard into a tie for 23rd (3 under). Kevin Na is also sitting in 23rd place after climbing 29 spots himself.No golfer was able to finish their second round Friday. Play will resume at 7 a.m. local time Saturday. There was a lot of golf played on Day 2 of the Genesis Open.After inclement weather led to a seven-hour delay Thursday, golfers resumed play bright and early Friday until the second round was suspended due to darkness. More than half of the field still had to complete their first round when the day began at the Riviera Golf Course in Pacific Palisades, Calif.  The first round finished late into the afternoon with J.B. Holmes in first place (8 under) and Jordan Spieth one stroke behind in second (7 under). But, the leaderboard continued to change as golfers went back onto the course to start round two.Justin Thomas ended up moving into the lead at 10 under. Adam Scott joined him and moved into a tie for first through 11 holes.  Related News Matt Kuchar addresses criticism, apologizes for paying fill-in caddie $5Kcenter_img Genesis Open: Jordan Spieth tied for lead after rain-shortened Day 1 Holmes, who was able to start his second round, fell into third place (9 under) while Spieth — who has yet to tee off — is tied with Luke List who had a round of 7 under going through 15 holes.Fan-favorite Tiger Woods got the crowd riled up as he worked his way up, and down, the leaderboard.Woods finished at the projected cut (1 under) when the round was suspended. He was through 12.last_img read more

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Australian Men’s squad showcase their skills

first_imgThe Australian Men’s Open squad took to the field at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night, showing off their skills before the Sydney Roosters and Wigan Warriors World Club Challenge match.  Former NRL stars Dean Widders and Joe Galuvao and a couple of NRL Development staff joined the Australian Men’s Open squad who played a 25 minute intra-squad match. Young New South Wales referees Billy Greatbatch, Luke Heckendorf and Luke Saldern officiated the match. Galuvao was impressed with the skills of the squad and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in the match.  “It was heaps of fun and the guys are awesome, very generous, if I was one of their teammates I would have been giving me a massive dressing down.”“They are unreal, they are the best at what they do, to be there and see it and play them, I was very impressed.”To check out some highlights from the game, please visit the TFA YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. To view some photos of the game, please visit the TFA Facebook and Instagram pages:www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliawww.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksWorld Club Challengelast_img read more

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Star Trek Discovery adds several Canadian actors

first_imgAdvertisement In Canada, the first episode will premiere on CTV, on the same night as CBS. All remaining episodes will initially air on Space (in English) and Z (in French), and then later stream on CraveTV. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Toronto’s Kenneth Mitchell has been cast as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. London native Shazad Latif was originally announced in the role of Kol but will now play Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. No date has been announced for the premiere of the series, which has been pushed back a couple of times. TORONTO — Several Canadians have joined the cast of the Toronto-shot series “Star Trek: Discovery.” Rekha Sharma of Vancouver will play Commander Landry, the security officer of the Starship Discovery. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment It will debut on CBS with all subsequent episodes available on the streaming service CBS All Access. Clare McConnell of Toronto is in the role of Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire. And Toronto native Damon Runyan will play Ujilli, another Klingon leader. Login/Register With: Facebooklast_img read more

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Rental agencies struggle with screenings as security concerns rise

first_imgMonday’s deadly rental van rampage in Toronto shows how quickly a vehicle can be turned into a weapon, but rental agencies are finding few clear options to prevent their property from involvement in such violent acts.The urgency to find solutions is increasing, however.The attack in Toronto that left at least 10 people dead and several injured is only the latest of a spate of vehicle attacks — including one in Edmonton last September — that have security experts grappling with solutions.Efforts are further along in Europe, which has seen a rash of vehicle attacks across the continent. In the U.K., vehicle rental companies were asked to conduct tougher background checks following two separate van attacks in London last June.But rental agencies are still limited in how well they can screen customers, said Toby Poston, director of communications at the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association.“Members aren’t experts at profiling customers,” said Poston.“People don’t come into rental branches wearing camo gear and stab vests and with that sort of glint in their eye. Quite often, these people just present themselves like any normal person.”The British association is, however, looking to better co-ordinate with law and security officials to make it easier to share data. Poston said rental agencies wouldn’t have access to terror watchlists or the like, but could potentially feed information to authorities for better monitoring.Member companies are also looking to potentially institute other record searches like credit and criminal background checks, but even then there is no clear way to determine that a vehicle shouldn’t be rented, said Poston.“You have to remember that a criminal record is not always reason enough to not rent someone a vehicle. And you have to be careful from a discrimination point of view.”The accused in the Toronto van attack, Alek Minassian, did not even raise any red flags during a brief stint in the Canadian Armed Forces last year, a military source told The Canadian Press.Toronto police said he rented the van from a Ryder rental location north of the city. The company said Tuesday it was fully co-operating with authorities, but declined to comment on its current security policies.The Associated Canadian Car Rental Operators said government officials have yet to reach out to try to co-ordinate data sharing.But any such efforts would be complicated, said vice president of government relations Craig Hirota.“It’s challenging, how do you use that information so that it doesn’t infringe on existing rights of the individual and rights to privacy?”The RCMP’s National Critical Infrastructure Team has been in contact with industry and sends out relevant information, Hirota added.“We are in the loop with local and federal law enforcement when there are bulletins.”He said the rental industry has long been concerned with fraudulent and criminal activity with rentals, but there are limited options for screenings.“Vehicle rental agencies have been concerned with people doing bad things with rental cars since the inception of the industry. Obviously if there was a way to tell a renter was going to do something prohibited with your vehicle, we’d love to have that.”The U.K. rental association is looking to security models elsewhere, including the New York Police Department’s Operation Nexus program that facilitates reporting of suspicious business encounters.It is also considering the establishment of a national accreditation scheme that could include training and formalizing policies such as no cash rentals. Companies also generally require business accounts for customers wanting to rent larger trucks, said Poston.Elsewhere in Europe, Italy has implemented a real-time notification scheme with rental operators and a similar one is being developed in Belgium. Sweden is looking to introduce geofence technology that could connect with a vehicle’s on-board computer and limit its speed to a safe level.The ease of carrying out such attacks, and the difficulties in detecting them are part of the reason for their rise, said Jeremy Littlewood, an assistant professor at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.“It’s easy to replicate if someone gets that into their head,” said Littlewood.Littlewood also questioned the effectiveness of background checks. He pointed out that Alek Minassian, now charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder for Monday’s attack, was not known to police.“So far, police authorities are saying this person was not known to us. And so even if we had a database, our individual in this case is not going to show up from the police side.”Even when perpetrators are known it is still difficult to stop an attack, said Littlewood, noting that Martin Couture-Rouleau was reported to be under RCMP surveillance when in 2014 he used a vehicle in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., to hit two members of the Canadian Armed Forces, leaving one dead.Prevention has instead focused on more cement barriers, and heavy trucks at intersections for major events, but there’s no way to fully prevent this sort of attack entirely, said Littlewood.“We have to recognize the limits of what can be done here, and the reality is we have to accept there are going to be some risks, and we can never entirely make ourselves into a zero-risk world.”last_img read more

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Little hope seen for oilpatch activity growth as steep price discounts continue

first_imgCALGARY – The Canadian oil and gas sector is in a holding pattern in which spending and production growth can’t occur until new ways to get products to export markets are found, according to CIBC analyst Jon Morrison.The steep discounts being paid for Canadian heavy and light oil production compared with U.S. benchmarks won’t end soon and that means there’s no money for producers to increase their drilling budgets, he said in a report released Tuesday.The report bodes poorly for Canada’s energy services sector as the industry enters the winter drilling season, its traditionally busiest time of the year as frozen ground allows more access to backcountry sites.“We believe this reality will start to percolate into 2019 capex budgets, with a number of producers likely to delay the issuance of formal guidance until January and then we believe many are likely to announce development programs that show little to no incremental production growth,” said Morrison in the report.The report came as OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo on Tuesday urged oil-exporting countries to increase investment to meet future demand as spare oil capacity declines worldwide.In a speech posted on OPEC’s website, he said the global oil sector will need to invest US$11 trillion by 2040 to meet the future needs of the world.But while world oil prices have risen recently to four-year highs due to concerns including possible U.S. sanctions on Iran, Canadian oil prices have gone in the opposite direction as new production floods pipelines and U.S. demand drops temporarily due to fall refinery maintenance outages.“Canada is facing an unprecedented epic pipeline problem,” said Morrison. “And while we have known that this issue has been on the horizon for years, the pressure in the system is building and it’s set to remain ugly for some time.”According to Net Energy Group, the difference between Western Canada Select bitumen blend prices and New York benchmark West Texas Intermediate for November delivery has averaged US$45.50 per barrel this month. The difference between Edmonton Sweet and WTI has been about US$27.Last week, the WCS-WTI differential widened to more than US$52 per barrel, at which point analyst Matt Murphy of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. calculated bitumen producers were actually losing money because the light oil used to dilute their heavy sticky crude cost more than what the barrel was selling for.Western Canada will remain short of pipeline capacity even if Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement pipeline is completed by 2020, thus adding 370,000 barrels per day of capacity, CIBC notes.The short-term situation will improve but not enough to allow growth in activity if crude-by-rail exports double as expected to a record 450,000 barrels per day by the end of this year, the report says.Unusually wet weather in Alberta in September will contribute to soft third-quarter earnings reports from oilfield services companies, Morrison added.He said Canadian drilling rig utilization in the quarter ended Sept. 30 was about 32 per cent, higher than the 28.5 per cent achieved in the same quarter last year, while the number of operating days were about nine per cent higher.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:ENB)last_img read more

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Oil storage firm Gibson Energy sells trucking assets to grow terminal core

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Gibson Energy Inc. says the sale of its trucking arm means it has completed all of the non-core asset sales it targeted a year ago as part of a strategy to focus on its Alberta oil storage and handling assets.The Calgary-based company, which helps send one in four barrels of crude exported from Western Canada through its Hardisty terminal in central Alberta, says it will pocket about $100 million from the sale, bringing its divestiture proceeds to about $325 million since early 2018.It says Trimac Transportation has agreed to pay about $70 million for the trucking assets and a Trimac affiliate is to pay $30 million for property in Edmonton containing a field office and shop, with the deals expected to close later this year. Gibson previously announced the sales of its environmental services and wholesale propane businesses for about $225 million.The company reported 2018 net income of $151 million on revenue of $6.8 billion, up from $44 million on $5.7 billion in 2017, as it invested $302 million to build new storage tanks in Edmonton and Hardisty and a pipeline in the U.S.It plans to spend $200 million to $250 million on capital projects this year.last_img read more

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Singlewindow system for edu loans if voted to power Rahul

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi Sunday said if voted to power, his party will introduce a single-window system for education loans and bring a law that will “list the rights and duties of students”.In a Facebook post, Gandhi asserted that a Congress government will ensure free education to all students from Class 1 to 12 in government schools in the country. He said the Congress will restore the independence and autonomy of colleges and universities and will open new state-run varsities in backward areas of the country to ensure the expansion of the education sector. “The Congress will restore the independence and autonomy of colleges and universities and will open new state-run varsities in backward areas of the country to ensure expansion of education. “The Congress will also bring ‘Student Rights Law’ that will list the rights and duties of students,” he said in a Facebook post. “We feel that education empowers a child and it should be made available to all children. “The Congress promises to ensure free and compulsory education to all in government schools from Class 1 to 12. We will raise the budget on education to 6 per cent of GDP,” he said in another post. Gandhi said a Congress government will waive outstanding interest on old education loans prior to March 31, 2019. “We will also introduce a single-window system for grant of education loans. The banks will not charge any interest on loans till the time the student gets a job and starts earning or becomes self-employed,” he added.last_img read more

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