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Friday Email: 28 June 2013

Every Friday morning our lead analyst Mark Riding sends out his weekly run-down and upcoming events in the investor calendar, like this one:

The market has been struggling to regain an uptrend this week and the ship has settled somewhat, but it is not convincing.

We have actually had a really good week for dividend increases. Early on Domino Printing sciences and Stagecoach increased their full year dividends by 5% and 10% respectively. Then on Thursday we saw one of our previous dividends of the week, Photo-me International increase its final dividend by 20% and promise another 20% increase next year. They generate cash in spades and so for the second year running they also announced a special dividend. They are up from 50p when we highlighted them to 88p now. Another bright spot was Smith(DS) which produced good numbers a a pretty big rise in the dividend of 36%. Greene King managed a 7% increase and Betfair also came in big with a 27% rise in the dividend.

The week ahead looks very quiet on the corporate front, but the highlight for us at DividendMax will be the publication on Monday of our new dividend of the week feature for the Investors Chronicle. It will be a different choice to that seen on Investors Intelligence as I am now able to revist some of the companies that we have highlighted there previously.

This email was originally sent on Friday 28 June 2013

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