Friday Email: 19 August 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 FTSE 100 is trading down about 60 points on the week. The market is quiet due to the summer holidays and there has been little activity of note on the corporate front.
The past week has seen very good dividend increases from Admiral (23%), Lookers (20%) and a dollar boosted dividend increase from John Wood group of 32.9% (10.2% in dollar terms).
The week ahead sees a decent number of companies reporting including Lavendon, which was added to DividendMax last week. There are, as always at this time of the year a large number of companies going ex-dividend this coming week with Carnival, Prudential, LSE, Hammerson, John Wood Group, Dixons Carphone, Bloomsbury, Henderson, Redcentric, Devro, Rotork, Park Group, Equiniti, Low & Bonar and Taylor Wimpey all trading ex divdend on Thursday.
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.
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Read next: 12 August 2016
The FTSE 100 hit a 12 month high this morning at 6915. The eqyuties markets continue to be strong with the weak pound and very low interest rates driving the market up.
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