Day: September 6, 2020

It Might Not Be A Great Idea To Buy Genesis Energy Limited (NZSE:GNE) For Its Next Dividend

Readers hoping to buy Genesis Energy Limited (NZSE:GNE) for its dividend will need to make their move shortly, as the stock is about to trade ex-dividend. This means that investors who purchase shares on or after the 10th of September will not receive the dividend, which will be paid on the 25th of September.

Genesis Energy’s next dividend payment will be NZ$0.099 per share, on the back of last year when the company paid a total of NZ$0.17 to shareholders. Last year’s total dividend payments show that Genesis Energy has a trailing yield of 5.7% on the current share price of NZ$3.02. Dividends are a major contributor to investment returns for long term holders, but only if the dividend continues to be paid. We need to see whether the dividend is covered by earnings and if it’s growing.

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Dividends are typically paid

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Mitie Group: Cheap, But Large Headwinds Remain (OTCMKTS:MITFF)

Mitie Group (OTC:MITFF) is a British company that has grown from a traditional facilities management and property management business into a broader strategic outsourcing and energy services company. The company’s shares have had a very rocky time over the last 5 years, falling more than 75% over the period – with a 50% fall since March 2020. The company did remain resilient in the first quarter, but near-term headwinds must still be noted. Mitie may come across as relatively ‘cheap’ at current levels, but I believe it is cheap for a reason.

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Resilient in the first quarter

At the end of July, Mitie provided a Q1 (April to June) trading update to the market, where new contract wins in relation to COVID-19 testing helped to mitigate weaker performance from other areas of Mitie’s business. Overall, this meant that Mitie’s revenues totaled £458 million, down by just 11% from

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Work, learn anywhere strategies attract investment, innovation

Remote work and education are quietly morphing into work and learn anywhere strategy and the evolution is likely to kick off an innovation cycle.

Yes, this shift is about more than terminology. The move to remote work and education was a shift born in the COVID-19 pandemic. Work and learn anywhere reflects more permanence and productivity gains will require thought, experimentation and investment.

Indeed, a TechRepublic Premium survey of CXOs reveals that 13% of respondents rank remote work as a top 2021 budget priority. In terms of how COVID-19 will affect IT priorities, 26% of respondents reported that they will spend more on remote technologies that enable employees to work from home, 22% will spend more on security and 19% said most of their IT staff will work from home permanently.

The shift to working and learning from anywhere has been a recurring theme on tech earnings conference calls. The

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A Small Business Guide to Smart Product Management



a person with collar shirt: Product manager showing virtually connected sprockets, ideas and changing technologies


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Product manager showing virtually connected sprockets, ideas and changing technologies

Few things are more exciting than the launch of a new product — or more terrifying if you’re a product manager.

You and your team have worked hard for months to perfect the product, and now it’s the moment of truth. Will it be a hit, or have you spent the past few months on a flop, killing your professional reputation in the process?

No one knows exactly why some products succeed or fail, but we’ve developed a pretty good idea over the years of the ingredients for a successful product development process. So, if you’re in this business, it’s vital that you know and exhibit these qualities.

Good product development management often is the difference between growing as a company and getting crushed by competitors. In order to be an effective, agile product development manager, you

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Global Covid-19 Product Market 2020 Business Statistics of Report that Emphasizes the impact of COVID-19

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Sep 06, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
MarketsandResearch.biz has introduced a new report titled Global Covid-19 Product Market 2020 by Key Countries, Companies, Type and Application that offers an all-encompassing analysis of recent and upcoming states of this industry, focusing on the comprehensive study of the industry environment. The report estimates global Covid-19 Product market size, current market trends, potential players, and expected performance of the market in regions for the forecast period from 2020 to 2025. The report sheds light on major factors including leading vendors, growth rate, production value, and key regions. The report analyzes the possible requirements of the clients and assisting them to make the right decision about their business investment plans and strategies. It further studies on the value, volume trends, and the pricing history of the market.

Then the report

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Over-The-Top Devices And Services Market Size & Business Planning, Innovation to See Modest Growth Through 2026 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
According to a new research published by Polaris Market Research, the Over-The-Top Devices and Services market is anticipated to reach around USD 202 billion by 2026. In 2017, the video content segment dominated the global market, in terms of revenue. North America is expected to be the leading contributor to the global market revenue during the forecast period.The growing penetration of broadband infrastructure, and increasing adoption of device-based computing have boosted the adoption of Over-The-Top Devices and Services market. Increasing disposable incomes, and growth in media & entertainment industry further support the growth of this market. Availability of low cost OTT services and rising need for a personalized experience has accelerated the adoption of Over-The-Top Devices and Services. Increasing investments by vendors in technological advancements coupled with increasing demand from emerging economies

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Business group slams Daniel Andrews

Victoria’s business boss has slammed Premier Daniel Andrews for refusing to allow businesses in Melbourne to trade as normal for another eight weeks, claiming he didn’t see the decision coming.

The Premier on Sunday announced the state’s “road map” out of coronavirus lockdown, which would keep retail stores in metropolitan Melbourne closed until October 26 – and only if case numbers had been at an average of five per day for the two weeks prior.

In regional Victoria, retail can reopen, with restrictions on capacity, on September 14.

Paul Guerra, the CEO of Victoria’s Chamber of Commerce, said on Sunday the Premier’s road map was a “road to nowhere” and businesses were being “decimated” by the tough restrictions.

Mr Guerra on Monday revealed hospitality and tourism operators had his phone ringing off the hook on Sunday afternoon, but it was mum and dad operators of small businesses he was most

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What to know in the week ahead

Equity trading this week will be shortened in the U.S. this week as investors take Monday off to observe the Labor Day holiday.

But later in the week, market participants will receive a set of corporate earnings results from “stay-at-home” trade darlings including Slack and Peloton, along with a bevy of economic data including weekly jobless claims, and inflationary data for producers and consumers.

Investors are also set to continue assessing the state of play in the markets following back-to-back sessions of steep declines last week, which dragged the Nasdaq to its worst weekly performance since March. Tech stocks led the rout as investors began to turn away from the clear equity leaders from the past several months.

Attention will also turn back to Washington, D.C., this week as the Senate returns to session starting Tuesday. Votes in the House of Representative are scheduled to pick back up the following

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Justice Department questions Seattle racial justice training

Seattle broke no laws while conducting racial justice training sessions for municipal employees, city officials said after receiving a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice about potential civil rights violations.

City officials perceived questions from the Justice Department as an attempt by the Trump administration to defend the status quo, The Seattle Times reports.

“This is a stunning illustration of the administration’s warped priorities,” Mayor Jenny Durkan said in a statement last week.

“In the midst of a nationwide reckoning with systemic racism and police violence, (the administration) is considering suing the City of Seattle for a training we provide that specifically seeks to combat racism and advance equity,” Durkan said.

Officials from the DOJ’s Employment Litigation Section sent an Aug. 26 letter to Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes questioning a June training session that was meant to interrupt “internalized racial superiority” and was directed at white employees.

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Bold SF waterfront proposal: 850 homes, floating pool

San Francisco’s Pier 30-32, once the site of a proposed Golden State Warriors arena, would be redeveloped with an audacious mixed-use project that would include a floating public swimming pool and more than 850 housing units, according to a proposal that city staff recommends go forward.

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