Friday Email: 29 September 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 currently trading at 7350. The fall in the pound from recent highs has encouraged investors focussed on dollar earners, although sterling did receive a boost yesterday as it was reported that the Brexit negotiations were making progress.
The past week saw some solid dividend increases with pretty good results coming from most companies.
The week ahead is fairly quiet with a handful of companies that we cover reporting to the market. Tesco investors will be hoping for a return to the dividend list on Wednesday. We have pencilled in a penny for the interim with this set of results and 2p for the final to be announced in 2018. Next week going ex-dividend with yields from the single dividend of over 2% we have Hansard Global (6.4%), Capital & Regional (3%), Central Asia Metals (2.9%), Alumasc (2.5%), Anglo Pacific (2.2%), Hays (2.2%), AA PLC (2.2%), Smith (DS) (2.1%) and XL Media with 2.1%.
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The FTSE 100 has been trading in a narrow range this week and is currently down on the week by around 50 points. The markets are waiting for Theresa May to deliver her Brexit speech in Florence and also awaiting the results of the German elections this cominf Sunday. The result is not expected to be formalised until Tuesday.
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