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Output growth supports the cash flow that bolsters dividends at BP

For the fourth quarter in a row, BP has paid a quarterly dividend of 10.25 cents, up from 10 cents a year ago. That...

Tue, 30/04/2019 - 15:56


Tesla continues to burn more cash than rubber even as next debt repayment looms

The immediate pressure may be off, now that Tesla has repaid $1.1 billion in convertible bonds that matured in November and March, but Elon...

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 14:43


Pressure will remain on Barclays after first-quarter results even if activist plan is rejected

Barclays’ mixed first-quarter results may not unduly harm chief executive Jes Staley’s efforts to fend off activist investor Edward Bramson, although they may not...

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 12:10


Three numbers that will help to make or break the Big Five banks’ first-quarter profits

The FTSE 100 is up by just 1% over the past 12 months but that still beats what the Big Five banks have achieved, with...

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 15:11


Ferguson raises fears of US slowdown

“Shares in plumbers’ merchant Ferguson are losing steam today after the company’s warning of a slowdown in second-half sales growth, which itself raises questions...

Wed, 27/03/2019 - 08:58


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


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