Friday Email: 13 April 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 is up approximately 60 points this week which is pretty good given the political situation over Syria and the strength of Sterling.

The past week has been very quiet from a reporting perspective and next week is quieter still.

The ex dividend picture remains very strong following the reporting season with plenty of companies going ex on Thursday for yields of 2% or more including Intu (4.5%), Standard Life Aberdeen (3.8%), Capital & Regional (3.5%), Belvoir (3.3%), Lloyds Banking Group (3%), McColls Retail (3%), John Wood (2.9%), Pendragon (2.9%), Bodycote (2.8%), Communisis (2.7%), SCS (2.6%), Tyman (2.6%), Drax (2.5%), Aggreko (2.4%), Inmarsat (2.3%), BAE Systems (2.2%) and Polypipe for 2%.

This email was originally sent on Friday 13 April 2018

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