Friday Email: 06 October 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 gone up pretty much in a straight line this week and is up almost 200 points at 7517 driven by a strong performance on Wall Street.

The past week saw Tesco return to the dividend list with a 1p dividend that was in line with our forecast mentioned last week. Walker Greenbank increased its interim dividend by 25.5% and Ferguson increased their dividend by the expected 10%.

James Halstead increased their full year dividend for the 40th year in succession.

The week ahead is very quiet with only a handful of companies that we cover reporting to the market.

Going ex dividend next week with a dividend yield of 2% or more from the single dividend we have Cenkos Securities (3.8%), Close Brothers (2.7%), Photo-Me International (2.3%), Centrica (2%) and Manx Telecom with 2%.

This email was originally sent on Friday 06 October 2017

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