Friday Email: 26 January 2018
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 poor week as the main index slipped due to the strength of the pound.
The past week has been quiet with just a handful of companies reporting. Those that did all reported modest dividend increases with the exception of Crest Nicholson who increased by 20%
The week ahead remains quiet with some pick up in company reporting the following week. Going ex-dividend this week, again things are quiet. The standout this ex-dividend stock this coming Thursday is Victrex who will pay a final dividend of 41.6p (1.6%) and a special dividend of 68p (2.7%) on February 16th.
New into DividendMax this week at the request of a member we have City of London Investment Group
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Read next: 19 January 2018
The FTSE 100 has had a relatively poor week falling over 70 points. There has been little in the way of corporate news with the main headlines focussed on the demise of Carillion. This is bad news for investors as it dents confidence badly if they cannot believe what is being reported and audited. That said, many hedge funds spotted the oncoming failure.