The Place: One-On-One with Philanthropist and Businessman Doug Pitt

But, people in the Ozarks know him as a dedicated philanthropist and successful businessman. The Place’s Michael Gibson sat down with Doug to …

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Doug Pitt is known to many as the brother of Academy Award-winning actor Brad Pitt. But, people in the Ozarks know him as a dedicated philanthropist and successful businessman. The Place’s Michael Gibson sat down with Doug to discuss what fuels his compassion and drive to go good.

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Off-shore scam claims Churchill HQ

We don’t think of it as being the headquarters of a Dutch cryptocurrency … Not only that, the “virtual roof” is a two-bedroom bungalow in Churchill.

When most of us think about Churchill, polar bears, whale watching and maybe bird watching, come to mind.

We don’t think of it as being the headquarters of a Dutch crypto-currency trading operation at the end of Canada’s most northerly rail line.

The red flags were waving all over the place when Manitoba securities regulators saw a website for a company called cryptrade24.com that offered a guarantee of a 200 per cent return in 20 days.

That the operation that made that offer was headquartered on a residential address on Button Street in Churchill was a sure giveaway.

The Manitoba Securities Commission has flagged it as an off-shore investment scam. It warned Manitobans to stay clear no matter how much they would like to support the Churchill economy, which has suffered many blows over the last couple of years.

The firm’s website boasts it has “…collected the best from the business of investment under a single virtual roof.”

But Jason Roy, senior investigator with the securities commission, quickly discovered the firm — which purports to be licensed in the Netherlands and in Manitoba — is not registered in either jurisdiction.

Not only that, the “virtual roof” is a two-bedroom bungalow in Churchill. The property is owned by Manitoba Housing and is used as a residence for government staff who travel to Churchill for work.

Although the website is attractive and professional-looking, Roy said that’s a relatively easy thing to create and is not uncommon for the thousands of fraudsters around the world who are currently operating.

“For whatever reason, they picked this Churchill address,” Roy said. “I’ve not quite figured out why they came up with that, but it definitely caught our attention.”

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Roy said he once investigated a scam linked to an address that was a surface parking lot in downtown Winnipeg.

While the commission does not have any indication of victims at this point, Roy said it is keen to get out in front of the fraud.

“We are asking Manitobans if they have been contacted about this or any other type of investment fraud to contact our office,” he said.

Roy said these kinds of scams typically feature attractive, savvy websites and if anyone reaches out they will be contacted by persuasive rip-off artists. He said he has had countless conversations with investors who are angry at themselves for getting suckered by sweet-talking scammers. He said they are trained in effective tactics and are amazingly successful in getting people to part with their money.

Roy said they encourage consumers to make sure dealers or brokers are registered to do business in Manitoba. The information is available at www.aretheyregistered.ca.

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Martin Cash has been writing a column and business news at the Free Press since 1989. Over those years he’s written through a number of business cycles and the rise and fall (and rise) in fortunes of many local businesses.

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Uber and black cab drivers will have to go through criminal background checks every six months

Tough new licensing measures are being introduced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to improve passenger safety. Uber and black cab drivers will …

UBER and black cab drivers will have to go through criminal background checks every six months under strict new rules being implemented by the government.

Tough new licensing measures are being introduced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to improve passenger safety.

Uber and black cab drivers will have to go through criminal background checks every six months

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The new Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards will be implemented by local councils and will apply to taxi, minicab and app-based drivers.

Ministers have imposed the tougher searches after “following historic serious cases of taxi and Private Hire Vehicles drivers abusing their position of trust.”

The tough measures come into force after grooming gangs used minicabs to ferry around their victims or being part of the abuse.

As well as the new six month background checks, drivers will have to undergo safeguarding training to help drivers identify and respond to passengers that may be being abused or exploited.

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EPS for Gladstone Land Corporation (LAND) Expected At $0.10

More interesting news about Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Alteryx, Inc. (AYX) Q3 …

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Investors sentiment increased to 3.19 in Q2 2019. Its up 1.88, from 1.31 in 2019Q1. It is positive, as 6 investors sold Gladstone Land Corporation shares while 10 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 11.29 million shares or 120.69% more from 5.12 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported.

New York-based Metropolitan Life Ins Com New York has invested 0% in Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND). Iowa-based Cambridge Invest Rech Advsr has invested 0% in Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND). Marshall Wace Llp owns 94,059 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Price T Rowe Associates Md accumulated 32,318 shares. Nuveen Asset accumulated 50,363 shares or 0% of the stock. Cahill Fincl Advsr Inc owns 15,004 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Daiwa Secs Grp stated it has 2,600 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag stated it has 13,207 shares. Parametric Assocs Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 19,329 shares. Barclays Public Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND) for 10,853 shares. Moreover, Goldman Sachs Group has 0% invested in Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND). Us National Bank & Trust De has invested 0% of its portfolio in Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND). Foster Motley Inc holds 0.47% or 289,859 shares. Northern Trust invested in 0% or 199,232 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.01% in Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND).

Since September 9, 2019, it had 1 buy, and 0 sales for $2.49 million activity.

Analysts expect Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND) to report $0.10 EPS on November, 14.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 33.33 % from last quarter’s $0.15 EPS. LAND’s profit would be $2.08 million giving it 30.03 P/E if the $0.10 EPS is correct. After having $0.13 EPS previously, Gladstone Land Corporation’s analysts see -23.08 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $12.01. About 82,131 shares traded. Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND) has declined 1.88% since November 2, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 1.88% the S&P500.

Gladstone Land is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust that invests in farmland and farm-related properties located in major agricultural markets in the U.S., which it leases to farmers, and pays monthly distributions to its stockholders. The company has market cap of $249.93 million. The Firm reports the current fair value of its farmland on a quarterly basis; as of September 30, 2017, the estimated net asset value of the Company was $14.15 per share. It has a 67.47 P/E ratio. Gladstone Land currently owns 73 farms, comprised of 63,074 acres in 9 different states across the U.S., valued at approximately $533 million.

More notable recent Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Mirati Therapeutics (MRTX) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA – Nasdaq” on October 25, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Enova International (ENVA) Q3 Earnings Surpass Estimates – Nasdaq” published on October 24, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Hong Kong leader’s policy speech to focus on housing in bid to regain support – Nasdaq” on October 15, 2019. More interesting news about Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Alteryx, Inc. (AYX) Q3 2019 Earnings Call Transcript – Nasdaq” published on November 01, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares turn higher after positive China data – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 01, 2019.

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Analysts See $0.20 EPS for Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN)

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in 2019 Q2. Its down 0.89, from 1.58 in 2019Q1. It fall, as 14 investors sold Gladstone Investment Corporation shares while 15 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. 3.30 million shares or 8.21% more from 3.05 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported.

Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 10,232 shares. Raymond James And Associate holds 0% or 26,311 shares. Deutsche Bank Ag has invested 0% in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN). Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Com has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN). Citigroup Incorporated holds 4,969 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Royal Bancorp Of Canada reported 0% stake. Moreover, Advisors Asset has 0.06% invested in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) for 311,256 shares. 46,932 are held by Savings Bank Of America De. Cambridge Invest Advsr Inc owns 13,047 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement has 82,100 shares. The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN). Advisory Svcs Networks Lc has 0% invested in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) for 3,089 shares. Bb&T Limited Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN). Aperio Grp Ltd Liability Company has 0% invested in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) for 32,895 shares. Glenmede Na accumulated 45 shares.

Since June 4, 2019, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $298,822 activity. GLADSTONE DAVID also bought $246,766 worth of Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) on Monday, September 9.

Analysts expect Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) to report $0.20 EPS on November, 4.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 100.00 % from last quarter’s $0.1 EPS. GAIN’s profit would be $6.56M giving it 15.98 P/E if the $0.20 EPS is correct. After having $0.25 EPS previously, Gladstone Investment Corporation’s analysts see -20.00 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $12.78. About 13,518 shares traded. Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) has declined 1.46% since October 29, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 1.46% the S&P500.

Gladstone Investment Corporation is a business development firm specializing in buyouts; recapitalizations; refinancing existing debt; senior debt securities such as senior loans, senior term loans, lines of credit, and senior notes; senior subordinated debt securities such as senior subordinated loans and senior subordinated notes; junior subordinated debt securities such as subordinated notes and mezzanine loans; limited liability firm interests, and warrants or options. The company has market cap of $419.47 million. The fund does not invest in start-ups. It has a 7.58 P/E ratio. It seeks to invest in small and mid-sized companies based in the United States.

More notable recent Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Will Growth in Seniors Housing Market Aid HCP’s Q3 Earnings? – Nasdaq” on October 29, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Did You Miss NBT Bancorp’s (NASDAQ:NBTB) 52% Share Price Gain? – Yahoo Finance” published on October 23, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Has Aurora Cannabis Stock Finally Bottomed Out? – Nasdaq” on October 28, 2019. More interesting news about Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Stocks Mixed on Weak Retail Sales – Nasdaq” published on October 16, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Did FLIR Systems’s (NASDAQ:FLIR) Share Price Deserve to Gain 82%? – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: October 12, 2019.

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