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Will British Airways follow Ryanair's aggressive pricing?

Thursday 27 Jul 2017

Friday 28 July Following Ryanair’s ( RYA ) guidance for an 8% decline in fares on Monday (24 Jul), investors should be scanning British Airways-owner International Consolidated Airlines ( IAG ) half year results on 28 July. While Ryanair posted healthy profits, the market was concerned that its...

Centrica’s switch watch

Thursday 27 Jul 2017

Tuesday 1 August Customer switching will be among the headlines to watch in Centrica’s ( CNA ) half year results on 1 August. Rivals SSE ( SSE ) and Scottish Power have seen droves of customers move to other energy suppliers, will Centrica’s British Gas have a similar story to tell? As the sole big...

Will GlaxoSmithKline continue to struggle with asthma product sales?

Thursday 20 Jul 2017

Wednesday 26 July Investors should check whether sales of GlaxoSmithKline’s ( GSK ) asthma treatments have further declined when it reports half year results on 26 July. In April, sales of its Advair/Seretide products in the US fell due to lower volumes and prices. Generic competition against...

End market signals from Vodafone

Thursday 20 Jul 2017

Friday 21 July Mobile giant Vodafone ( VOD ) is a very popular stock with retail investors and they will be glued to the group’s trading update on 21 July. Particularly interesting will be any news on the performance of key markets, such as India, and to assess turnaround potential in its laggard...

Will Provident turn it around?

Thursday 20 Jul 2017

Tuesday 25 July FTSE 100 stock Provident Financial ( PFG ) will be hoping to reassure its investors when it releases interim results on Tuesday. The company released a profit warning last month as its plans to transition its home collection business faltered badly. The 135 year-old company has...

Can EasyJet recover from pre-tax loss?

Thursday 13 Jul 2017

Thursday 20 July Will EasyJet ( EZJ ) be able to bounce back from the weak performance flagged in May? This is the question that investors should focus on when the budget airline reports on trading on 20 July. On 16 May EasyJet released first half results which showed higher fuel costs, weaker...

Looking for NCC’s turnaround

Thursday 13 Jul 2017

Tuesday 18 July Full year figures from NCC ( NCC ) on 18 July could be ugly. Expect a slump in pre-tax profit (to about £26.6m) and a sizeable hike in net debt thanks to lost contracts, write-downs and two profit warnings. There should be an update on the internal strategic review, designed to get...

Close Brothers hoping for more of the same

Thursday 13 Jul 2017

Friday 21 July FTSE 250 merchant bank Close Brothers ( CBG ) is releasing a trading update on 21 July and investors will be hoping it can match the momentum on show in first half results to January 2017. These numbers included key takeaways such as a 21% increase in adjusted operating profit and a...

Jet2 airline owner set to report full year results

Thursday 06 Jul 2017

13 July Investors will be keen to find out how well Jet2 owner Dart ( DTG:AIM ) has performed when it reveals full year results on 13 July. The leisure travel firm reported in April that underlying pre-tax profit was anticipated to beat market expectations. The current consensus forecast is £98m...

Two large recruitment agencies to update on trading

Thursday 06 Jul 2017

11 July and 14 July Two of the UK’s largest quoted recruitment firms, PageGroup ( PAGE ) and Hays ( HAS ) , will next week tell investors about the state of the global jobs market. Both companies are issuing quarterly trading updates; PageGroup reports on 11 July and Hays updates three days later...

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