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Friday Email: 06 June 2014

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 FTSE 100 index once again fell at the 6850 hurdle having started the week at 6864 and ending it on Thursday at 6812. A good day today may help regain the ground, but presently it still looks like a formidable resistance level.

The past week has been very quiet. We had dividend increases from all of the companies that reported. 10% increases came from Synergy health, Johnson Matthey and today Kcom, who reiterated their promise of 10% dividend increases in each of the next two financial years. Pennon managed 6.2% and RPC group increased their dividend by 4%.

Another quiet week lies ahead with just Oxford Instruments, Betfair and Halma reporting from the companies that we cover. Expect decent dividend increases from all three. There a couple of fairly hefty payouts from Intermediate capital group (mentioned last week thanks to a member) who have had a good week just past. The other one is Vodafone who are yielding 3.66% from the final dividend alone at a price of 204p.

I am spending the weekend with some stock market traders so hopefully some good ideas will emerge.

Our latest piece of research came out earlier this week and it covered highly cash generative companies with multiple options for returning cash to shareholders.

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