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Renishaw profit warning puts global economy back under the microscope

“With only 5% of its sales going to firms based in the UK and a wide-spread of client industries Renishaw has a good insight...

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 11:34


Kingfisher in a fix as DIY expert looks for a new boss

Kingfisher’s failure to increase its dividend for a tenth year in a row – and join an elite club of just 26 current FTSE...

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 15:47


FTSE 100 is off to a good start in 2019 as analysts forecast new peak for UK plc profits

“The FTSE 100 is currently doing a good job of confounding the Cassandras, naysayers and pessimists with a capital gain of nearly 8% in 2019...

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 09:29


Ashtead’s powerful profits growth yet to fully dispel doubts over US economy

“With around 85% of sales and 90% of profits coming from its American operation, Sunbelt, Ashtead provides a useful insight into the US economy...

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 16:42


RBS’ dividend may be special but the 2018 results and outlook are not

“Shareholders in RBS will be delighted to see the bank top up interim dividend payment and take the total for the year to 11p,...

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 11:13


Falling inflation may give retailers something to smile about (at last)

“The Bank of England may be pleased to see inflation ease below its 2.0% target in January, as this may give them breathing space in...

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 12:02


FAANGs face key test in 2019 if they are to maintain their recent share price momentum

“If you asked an investor would they be willing to pay $2.9 trillion for a company that was going to show virtually no earnings growth...

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:27


Will Apple sweeten or sour sentiment with profit guidance after its Q1s on Tuesday?

“Investors in Apple – and technology stocks more generally – will be looking toward the company’s first-quarter results on Tuesday night for some reassurance...

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 15:58


Weak US housing sales raise questions for Ferguson

“As a result of the US Government shutdown investors have been deprived of a lot of the regular macroeconomic data upon which they rely, although...

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 13:57


Three trends that stock market investors will want to end in 2019

“The New Year has begun as the old one ended, with a lot of volatility. It will therefore be of no surprise, at least to...

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 13:46


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