3 income stocks I’d buy in April

first_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 | More on: HAT SIR THRL 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address If you’re looking for income stocks to buy for your Stocks and Shares ISA in April, you’re spoilt for choice. However, with companies announcing dividend cuts every day at the moment, investors need to be careful when searching for income.With that in mind, here are three income stocks that look attractive in the current environment for long-term investors.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…Secure income stocksSecure Income REIT (LSE: SIR) was designed with the single goal of providing a steady income stream for investors in all environments. The group’s portfolio comprises “critical operating assets let to strong businesses in defensive sectors with high barriers to entry.“The 161 operating assets that make up the overall portfolio are let on leases with a weighted average lease term of 21 years, with no brakes. What’s more, the company is well funded. At the end of 2019, it had uncommitted cash on the balance sheet of £234m, with a net loan-to-value ratio of 31.9%.All of the above suggests the company is well-positioned to weather the current uncertainty.Some tenants might withhold income in the near term, which would have an impact on cash flows. But any outstanding dues should be settled over the next 12-24 months, especially considering the nature of Secure’s blue-chip portfolio.Right now, the stock supports a dividend yield of 5.6%. It’s also trading at a price-to-book value of just 0.7. That’s why this business makes it onto my list of the top three income stocks to buy in April.Healthcare propertiesHealthcare-focused real estate investment trust Target Healthcare REIT (LSE: THRL) also looks attractive. After recent declines, the stock is trading with a dividend yield of 6.6%. Target owns and operates a portfolio of purpose-built care homes. At the end of December, the business owned and operated 71 assets let to 28 tenants with a total value of £590m.The demand for care facilities in the UK is only growing. The coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to change this trend. That makes Target stand out as one of the market’s top income stocks.The company is also well-financed. Its net loan-to-asset ratio was just 20% at the end of 2019. This suggests the group has plenty of firepower to both maintain operations for an extended period if income drops substantially.The low level of borrowing also indicates the business has the financial flexibility to pick up assets on the cheap from other providers that might be struggling.H&T GroupThe final income stock I’d consider buying in April is pawnbroker H&T Group (LSE: HAT). Ethical considerations aside, businesses such as H&T tend to do well in times of economic hardship. As it looks like we are heading towards one of the worst economic contractions on record, H&T could be about to see a surge in business.However, in the near term, the outlook for the business is bleak. H&T stores across the country are currently closed, in compliance with government guidelines. This will hit earnings in 2020. It’s likely management will also cut the dividend as a result.Nevertheless, when the stores re-open, there could be a boom in demand for H&T’s services. This implies management will be able to reinstate shareholder payouts. Reinstating the dividend at the current level would give a yield of 5.3%.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 3 income stocks I’d buy in April Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Obituary: Margaret H. Sedenquist (1927 – 2021)

first_img More Cool Stuff Community News Margaret H. Sedenquist passed away on February 9, 2021 after a courageous battle with Covid-19. She was 94. Trailblazer, entrepreneur, business owner, community leader, philanthropist, and deeply cherished mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, mentor, and loyal friend, Margaret was loved and admired by everyone who knew her.Born and raised on a cattle ranch near Douglas, Wyoming, Margaret’s childhood fostered a deep understanding of self-sufficiency, an abiding love of family and community, and the knowledge that individuals working together can accomplish great things. After earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wyoming, Margaret worked at General Electric in Schenectady, New York as a research psychologist. Moving back to Wyoming, she worked as a school teacher in Cody, Wyoming where she met her husband, Charles Sedenquist, a chemical engineer with Husky Oil. Her three children, Mark, Daniel, and Diana were born in Cody. In 1964, the family moved to Southern California where Charles accepted a job at the prestigious engineering design firm, C.F. Braun & Co., in Alhambra. Margaret entered the real estate business and enjoyed a successful career, first as a residential realtor, and later expanding into commercial real estate where she facilitated 1031 Exchanges. She eventually served as president of the Society of Exchange Counselors (a commercial real estate marketing organization). Margaret’s brokerage company was instrumental in handling a number of complex real estate 1031 Exchanges that involved almond, walnut, and peach farms in California’s Central Valley, hotels, golf courses, ranches, luxury homes, apartment buildings, and industrial property all over the country.Margaret served as President of the Pasadena Association of Realtors and the Los Angeles County Boards of Real Estate (LACBOR), and she served on the board of directors of the California Association of Realtors. She is the founder of the Foothill Apartment Association, a trade organization for property owners and managers. She also founded Mohawk Management Corporation to manage her clients’ commercial and residential properties as well as her own. Margaret was president of Sedenquist Fraser Enterprises, which owned and operated a plastics factory in Cerritos, California. And, she cofounded Commercial Pacific Savings Bank in Santa Cruz, California.Along with her successful business enterprises, Margaret’s legacy is deeply rooted in volunteerism and philanthropy. Described by her friends and colleagues as a visionary, a clear and compassionate thinker, and a role model for showing up and getting things done, Margaret served on a wide variety of foundation and community boards and committees for which she received many awards and recognition for outstanding leadership. These include: University of La Verne Board of Trustees where she was instrumental in managing the real estate and financial assets of the university; Board Chair of Five Acres, a child and family services agency in Altadena, California; Board President of the Pasadena Pops Orchestra and then later a board member of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops when they merged; founding Board Chair of the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra; Board President of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley; board member of the Institute for Religion and Wholeness at the Claremont School of Theology; board member of the Arcadia Methodist Hospital Foundation; board member of A Noise Within; and Board President of the Pasadena Playhouse. Margaret had great enthusiasm for the theater and her days on the board of directors of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse will long be remembered. In 1982, noted artist Peggy Ebright sought to reopen the Pasadena Playhouse – a California cultural icon. She recruited Margaret, who was voted Board Chair in 1986. Under Margaret’s leadership, the theater reopened after 17 years of closure, and it remains a vital cultural institution today.In addition to her charitable endeavors, Margaret also served the City of Pasadena in a variety of roles. She served as Chair of the City of Pasadena’s Finance Committee, the Endowment Advisory Committee, and as chair of the Pasadena City Hall Restoration Finance Committee. In 2011, the Women’s Civic League named Margaret Woman of the Year, and in 2018 the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors gave her the 2018 Distinguished Service Award for her work with nonprofit organizations. She was active in the Pasadena Rotary Club and especially loved Rotary’s Monday night book club get-togethers with dear friends. Margaret was also a lay healer at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Margaret’s involvement with All Saints Episcopal Church runs deep. In addition to serving on the Vestry (the governing body of the church) for several years and as Stewardship Chair (where she greatly increased the amount of giving to the church), in the 1970’s she was a delegate to the Diocesan Convention. Together, with then-Rector George Regas, she helped to reform the “male-oriented” language in the liturgy to be inclusive of women. She was proud of this change to the liturgy. As Margaret said, “gender-inclusive language is extremely important because it is with language that we think and dream and change and grow.” While working closely with George Regas, Margaret was also a leader in the movement to authorize the ordination of women to the priesthood. Throughout her life, Margaret was a fierce advocate for the rights of women and for many other social justice causes. She was courageous, outspoken, and she fought effectively for the people, causes, and issues that she believed in.In recent years, Margaret became an advocate for staff and research groups associated with the City of Hope. She was treated for cancer at the City of Hope and later became co-chair of the SCOREboard task force, a research committee comprised of cancer survivors who provide information and feedback to a national group of oncologists working to develop new and improved patient care protocols for older patients with cancer. Margaret was intellectually curious, a lifelong learner, and she was dedicated to assisting others in any way possible. Her nature was always to give back and to help. Margaret loved to travel. Favorite recent trips include the Galapagos Islands and a voyage down the Amazon River with family members and trustees of the University of La Verne. One of the Amazon guides sent the following recollection: “Margaret was the ultimate good sport. I recall her encounter with a head-smacking flying fish that left her slightly dazed but still smiling. Nothing was going to dissuade Margaret from having a good time!” Margaret especially loved to spend time in England. She had a vacation home in London for many years which she shared with family and friends. She was active in assisting the professional lives of her children and always supported their entrepreneurial efforts with enthusiasm and financial assistance. She had deep and lasting friendships. She was generous with her time, expertise, and financial support with dozens of enterprises and organizations. Her youthful spirit, sharp wit, and amazing energy, her steadfast practice of driving the newest red Cadillac, her early adoption of every new electronic device available, her devotion to her dogs, her love of flowers and making beautiful flower arrangements, her delight in playing cards and board games, her love of entertaining and having friends and family in her home, her deep love for her siblings, nephews, nieces, and generations of cousins, her love of the City of Pasadena, and her funny, playful sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew her. In the words of Devorah Lieberman, President of the University of La Verne: “Margaret brought sharp wit and humor, visionary ideas, and an earnestness that endeared her to everyone she met. She inspired us to visualize the future, to be bold, and to seize opportunities.”Margaret is survived by her sisters Kathryn Hall and Patti Cobb, by her children Mark Sedenquist and his wife Megan Edwards, Daniel Sedenquist and his wife Lynette Sedenquist, and Diana Sedenquist and her husband Jack Fisher; her grandchildren Joshua Jacques and his wife Lorena Jacques, Michelle Jacques Cowen, Nicholas Sedenquist, Carrine Fisher and her husband Carlos Lopez, Talia Fisher and her husband Matt Russell; and her great-grandchildren Naylina Jacques, Ayden Jacques, and Rio Zev Lopez. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Charles H. Sedenquist, her brothers Fred Hageman and James Hageman, and her sister, Hilda Grant.Margaret’s brilliant, strong, caring, kind, charming, optimistic, wise, and nurturing soul will be forever missed by everyone who knew and loved her. A Celebration of Life will be held when it is safe for family and friends to gather. To make a donation in her name, please consider the following organizations: City of Hope, Five Acres, A Noise Within, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, the Pasadena Playhouse, Spread the Word Nevada, All Saints Episcopal Church Pasadena or the Margaret H. Sedenquist endowed scholarship at the University of La Verne, http://univ.lv/sedenquist. People Obituary: Margaret H. Sedenquist (1927 – 2021) Published on Friday, March 5, 2021 | 1:48 pm Subscribe HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. 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