Friday Email: 26 May 2017

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 has had a fairly good week and is currently trading above it's all time closing high of 7522 reached on May 16th. The sell in May adage has not happened this year and it is looking increasingly likely that it will not happen with only 3 trading days left in May including today.

The past week saw a surprisingly large number of companies reporting and there were some very good dividend increases; Homeserve (20%), Cranswick (19.7%), SSP (28%) and Euromoney Institutional Investor (26%). In the main, results and dividend declarations were solid, not spectacular.

The week ahead is shortened by the Spring bank holiday and in sharp contrast to the past week is very very quiet on the reporting front. However from an ex-dividend perspective, it is a very busy Thursday and there are 3% plus single dividends being paid by Marks and Spencer, DFS, Taylor Wimpey and Moss Bros.

New into DividendMax this week at the request of a member we have Sirius Real Estate

This email was originally sent on Friday 26 May 2017

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