Chart of the week


Barclays’ cash return plans underwhelm with buyback plan in focus

Barclays is resuming dividend payments and adding to the 1p-a-share payment with a £700 million share buyback, the equivalent of a further 4p a...

Fri, 19/02/2021 - 11:48


Does GameStop frenzy mean it is game over for the US equity bull run?

“Whether the so-called fun in GameStop is over or not remains to be seen but the share price has made a round-trip from $65...

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 16:17


Do silicon chip shortages mean the global economy is really motoring again

“Any industry that can point to 8% compound annual revenue growth over a span of 40 year must be doing something right and the global...

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 15:40


Persimmon shares fail to build any momentum after trading update

Persimmon’s shares are sagging slightly after the company’s trading update, even though there are no great surprises in their either way. The slide probably...

Thu, 14/01/2021 - 10:32


Severn Trent sticks to the dividend script

“Of the fourteen FTSE 100 companies to release results in the past two weeks and Severn Trent is the tenth to declare an unchanged...

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 14:27


Imperial Brands offers a whiff of better times to come

“The absence of any further profit warning, a dividend that meets (lowered) expectations and improved cash flow all offer hopes of a better times ahead...

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 15:02


Crest Nicholson rides wave of housing demand

“If anyone thinks the UK’s stock market is unloved and undeservedly undervalued then house builders may be one way to get exposure in anticipation of...

Tue, 03/11/2020 - 16:41


How to tell if the global economy is steaming ahead (or not)

“Investors continue to look for signs as to whether the global economy is recovering or not and one encouraging indicator is the relatively strong performance...

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 15:21


Shareholders breathe sigh of relief as Imperial Brands sticks to forecasts

“After a torrid 12 months, featuring two profit warnings, a change in chief executive, a dividend cut and a 25% slump in the share...

Thu, 08/10/2020 - 15:32


James Halstead’s proud dividend growth record is still intact

“Given how well the company is run and how solidly it is financed, it is going to take something extraordinary to break James Halstead’s...

Thu, 01/10/2020 - 15:10


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