Chart of the week


James Halstead’s proud dividend growth record is (temporarily?) floored

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

Tue, 31/03/2020 - 11:51


The one chart that explains why global equities have tried to rally this week

“No-one knows for sure whether this week’s spectacular rally is a sign that the bottom is in or the first of a series of vicious...

Fri, 27/03/2020 - 13:11


Redrow becomes third builder to cut its dividend pay-out plans

Redrow’s decision to cancel its interim dividend means the FTSE 250 firm is the third housebuilder to scale back its plans to return cash...

Tue, 24/03/2020 - 14:24


Why banking shares may not welcome emergency rate cut as much as investors think

“Banking stocks are giving the Bank of England’s emergency rate cut a guarded welcome, with small gains across the board, and the biggest gains coming...

Wed, 11/03/2020 - 17:19


Three lessons to draw from the oil price crash (and why it might actually be a GOOD thing)

“There is an old saying that ‘you can’t buck the market’ and Saudi Arabia is learning this twice over today, as the price of both...

Mon, 09/03/2020 - 15:17


Why Intertek is a good barometer for the effects of the Coronavirus

“Globalisation and the steady growth of trade flows around the world have been a boon to testing and certification specialist Intertek and the FTSE...

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 13:42


Full-year figures show huge contrast between Derwent London and Hammerson

“The differences between the full-year results from real estate investment trusts Derwent London and Hammerson could hardly be greater,” says Russ Mould, AJ...

Tue, 25/02/2020 - 17:34


Barclays admits it will not meet 2020 profitability target

“Just when closure on the PPI scandal could have bought Barclays some breathing room, the bank will now attract lurid headlines over the relationship between...

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 14:01


Trading update shows Bomhard has much to do at Imperial Brands

“In the unlikely event that they didn’t know why Alison Cooper had scrapped her target to grow Imperial Brands’ target for 10% dividend growth...

Wed, 05/02/2020 - 14:14


Sainsbury still has much to prove after Coupe era of strategic shifts

And he’s gone. Nine months after the Competition and Markets Authority blocked the proposed merger between Sainsbury and Asda, Mike Coupe, boss of Sainsbury...

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 10:24


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