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Berkeley’s bumper cash returns fail to reassure investors over housing market worries

“Worries over the housing market and state of the UK economy more generally appear to be trumping the feel-good factor generated by better-than-expected profits and...

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 14:23


Halma shows how it is done with fortieth consecutive dividend increase

"It might not be a household name although a record of 40 consecutive increases of more than 5% in Halma’s annual dividend suggests that...

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 11:56


Royal Mail becomes the next company where the dividend really was “too good to be true”

Marks & Spencer and SSE at least flagged their dividend cuts well in advance but Vodafone didn’t and neither did Royal...

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 17:20


SSE’s annual dividend growth streak comes to an end as utility plans major structural overhaul

Vodafone ended its dividend growth streak with a cut and now SSE has done the same, meaning that just 26 FTSE 100 firms...

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 15:44


Tesla’s bonds tell you what the market really thinks of the company’s prospects (and it’s not good)

“While Monday’s collapse in the price of Thomas Cook’s bonds was catching most investors’ attention, the traded loans of another voracious cash-consumer were also...

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 14:59


British Land fails to provide foundations for a share price rally

“The trouble with potential value stocks is that you need a catalyst to unlock the value that may be there. Declines in net rental income,...

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 14:02


BT sends out the right signals with an unchanged dividend

“After the 5% cut to the interim payment, shareholders in BT could have been forgiven for fearing the worst, so they will be pleasantly...

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:31


ITV Studios does its duty even as advertising revenue slides

“The BBC continues to bask in the acclaim enjoyed by Line of Duty but the show was actually made by ITV’s World Productions. This...

Wed, 08/05/2019 - 14:15


The numbers that lie at the heart of the strategic struggle at Barclays

“While it seems unlikely that Edward Bramson and his Sherborne Investors vehicle will prevail in their campaign to get a board seat and reduce ...

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 10:46


Apple’s second-quarter cash flow reassures but there is still work to be done

Apple’s shares have surged by 40% from their December lows, to bring the $1 trillion market capitalisation figure back into view, but they are...

Wed, 01/05/2019 - 13:28


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