Chart of the week


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


Smurfit Kappa packs a dividend punch

"The decision to pay a first-half dividend of €0.8090 means the packaging play Smurfit Kappa becomes the second FTSE 100 firm to return to...

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 19:49


Shareholders raise a (soft) drink to Nichols as firm returns to dividend list

“Soft-drink maker Nichols’ declaration of a 28p-per-share interim dividend means the Newton-le-Willows firm will become the fourth in the UK to re-join the dividend...

Wed, 22/07/2020 - 14:34


Shareholders wait to see if next Lloyds boss can get shares to gallop higher

“When Antonio Horta-Osorio took over as the CEO of Lloyds in March 2011, the bank was in loss, still partially-owned by the state and...

Mon, 06/07/2020 - 15:22


Robinson packs a welcome dividend punch

“With a market cap of just £16 million, packaging play Robinson may not be a household name but its profile may go up a...

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 13:52


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