Friday Email: 25 August 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 good week and is up around 100 points.
The past week saw massive dividend increases from BHP Billiton and Antofagasta as the mining industry continues its fightback with rising commodity prices driving increased profitability. There was also the very unusual case of Juridica Investments declaring a dividend equivalent to its market capitalisation which saw the shares double in value on the day. The company is winding down via its run off strategy and still has 11 investments remaining in its portfolio. The declared dividend amounts to almost half of its current share price.
The week ahead continues to see the August slowdown in corporate reporting activity. There is a big Special from Cambian Group and a good final dividend from Stagecoach.
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Read next: 18 August 2017
The FTSE 100 has performed similarly to last week by having a good start to the week and falling away badly in the past two days. Overall the FTSE 100 is slightly up on the week.
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