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Topps is ‘Out-specialising the Specialists’

Thursday 29 Mar 2018

Big ticket spending is under severe pressure in the UK, so expectations ahead of Topps Tiles’ ( TPT ) half year and second quarter trading statement (4 Apr) are rather subdued. Nevertheless, at the start of 2018 (9 Jan), the UK’s biggest tile specialist reported a 3.4% uplift in first quarter like-...

Has CMC weathered the storm?

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

Trading platform CMC Markets ( CMCX ) is updating the market on 29 March and all eyes will be on the impact of regulation. In January the FCA sent out letters to companies such as CMC warning them to act on concerns it had raised regarding retail customers trading in complex financial instruments...

Next gets set to deliver

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

Cash-generative clothing-to-homewares purveyor Next’s ( NXT ) full year results (23 Mar) give investors an opportunity to see how the Simon Wolfson-steered retailer is weathering the current high street storm. In January, Next reported better than feared festive sales and marginally upgraded full...

High expectations at Taptica ahead of full year results

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

Mobile advertising platform Taptica ( TAP:AIM ) is scheduled to report its 2017 full year results on 26 March. Expectations for these results have steadily built over the course of the last 12 months – according to Berenberg the consensus earnings per share estimate has been upgraded by 110% since...

Berkeley to respond to housing plans

Thursday 15 Mar 2018

Housebuilder Berkeley ( BKG ) is set to update the market on trading on 16 March. As well as insight into the company’s recent performance, investors may be looking for its response to the housing plans announced in a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on 5 March. In December chairman Tony...

Kingfisher to issue full year results on 21 March

Thursday 15 Mar 2018

Home improvement giant Kingfisher’s ( KGF ) full year results on 21 March give investors an opportunity to check up on fourth quarter and current trading trends as well as progress with its ONE Kingfisher transformation plan. Kingfisher’s third quarter update (21 Nov) revealed a 0.5% decline in...

All eyes on Mitie as it prepares for trading update

Thursday 15 Mar 2018

Struggling outsourcing company Mitie ( MTO ) is to update on trading on 16 March ahead of issuing full year results in June. The company has been undergoing major restructuring under the stewardship of chief executive Phil Bentley who took over last year. Investors will be eager to get a steer on...

Will Dignity be able to update on new pricing strategy?

Thursday 08 Mar 2018

Investors are eagerly awaiting Dignity’s ( DTY ) full year results on 14 March as it provides the first opportunity for the company to comment on the implementation of its new pricing strategy which triggered a major profit warning in January. However, it may be too early to get any solid feedback...

How challenging will 2018 be for Hikma?

Thursday 08 Mar 2018

Last year was a difficult one for Hikma Pharmaceuticals ( HIK ) after it was forced to cut its sales guidance three times amid competitive challenges in its US generics business. When Hikma reports 2017 full year results on 14 March, investors should look for details on how bad price and volume...

Prudential set to publish results on 14 March

Thursday 08 Mar 2018

Life insurance behemoth Prudential ( PRU ) is to publish its full year results on Wednesday 14 March. The company’s half year results showed profit growth in Asia and the US while the UK’s pre-tax profit only improved by 1%. An update on plans to hive off parts of its business will be expected by...

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