Accuracy Coverage Pricing Help Centre Contact

Friday Email: 29 January 2016

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 is currently volatile, although overall, it has been an up week for the first time this year with the FTSE 100 currently trading at around the 6000 mark. The past week saw little in the way of corporate reporting with the highlight being another housebuilder Crest Nicholson who increased their full year dividend by 38%. Slightly worrying for Diageo shareholders was the move to increase its interim dividend by only 5% after three consecutive years of 9% increases. We are maintaining our final dividend forecast, which will give an increase for the year as a whole of just over 7%. If the rate of increase of 5% becomes the norm, then they look stretched on a PE of over 20x.  This morning ENTU reported their results and declared a dividend of 2.67p making for a total dividend for the year of 5.34p against a share price of 56p. They said in their results statement:

In the coming year the Board aims to maintain the current level of dividends, and would expect the payment profile to return to a more orthodox split paying one third as an interim dividend and two thirds as a final dividend.

So at the current price that is a forecast yield of nearly 10% for 2016 plus the 2.67p is available until the 6th April (It goes ex on the 7th) Most income seekers would be happy with that.

The week ahead sees reporting at a similar level to the week just past. So far we have seen no evidence of dividend reductions with most companies holding or increasing their dividends in the year to date so far.


This email was originally sent on Friday 29 January 2016

The Friday email is delivered to over 20,000 subscriber’s every week, and remains a widely read run-down of recent events and what investors can expect in the week ahead written by our chief analyst Mark Riding.

It’s included as part of the free DividendMax trial.

— Interested in a free trial? —

Sign up for the Friday Email

Newsletter Subscription

Select which emails you’d like to receive from us:

See all previous emails