Persimmon yields 13.8%, but can you trust it to deliver?
Tips With a dividend yield of 13.8%, Persimmon looks like a highly attractive prospect for income investors. But that sort of yield can also indicate a company in distress. Rupert Hargreaves looks at the numbers to find out if it's sustainable.
If you’d invested in: Persimmon and Centrica
Features Persimmon is the UK’s second-largest housebuilder. In November, it said the total sales rate per site for the third quarter was in line with the same period last year.
By Alice Gråhns PublishedFeatures
Should you buy housebuilders?
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By Sarah Moore PublishedFeatures
FTSE 100 ahead as eurozone succumbs to deflation
Market Reports Falling prices in the eurozone have heaped yet more pressure on central bank boss Mario Draghi to turn on the money taps.
By Kam Patel PublishedMarket Reports
It’s time to sell out of the housebuilding sector – here’s why
Features Shares in housebuilders have done very well in the last few years. But it's time to sell. Ed Bowsher explains why, and picks a more attractive sector to buy.
By Ed Bowsher PublishedFeatures
Return to investing in real estate
Opinion It is sensible to hold real estate as part of an overall diversified portfolio, says professional investor Delyth Richards. Here, she picks some of the best ways to do that.
By Delyth Richards PublishedOpinion