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Can NHS referrals at Spire recover?

Thursday 01 Mar 2018

In September, private hospital operator Spire ( SPI ) revealed lower NHS referrals, dragging on underlying sales and earnings growth. Investors should find out if referrals have recovered when Spire publishes full year results on 2 March. Rumours are also swirling that Mediclinic ( MDC ) will sell...

McCarthy & Stone faces ground rents challenge

Thursday 01 Mar 2018

Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone’s ( MCS ) upcoming first half trading update on 6 March is likely to be overshadowed by the impact of changes to the rules surrounding ground rents. The company says it should be exempt from a proposed reduction in ground rents to zero as it does not...

Advertising in the spotlight for ITV

Thursday 22 Feb 2018

The key focus in free-to-air broadcaster ITV’s ( ITV ) full year results on 28 February is likely to be on TV advertising which is still the biggest contributor to the company’s revenue. It previously guided for a 5% annual decline. ‹ Previous 2018-02-22 Next ›

Elementis to update on contribution from SummitReheis acquisition

Thursday 22 Feb 2018

Elementis’ ( ELM ) full year results on 27 February will show just over nine months’ contribution from SummitReheis whose acquisition completed on 24 March 2017. The chemicals group paid $360m to acquire ingredients manufacturer SummitReheis to bolster its existing personal care arm. At the time of...

All eyes on McColl's ahead of full year results

Thursday 15 Feb 2018

Neighbourhood retailer McColl’s ( MCLS ) full year results statement (19 Feb) will be keenly watched for an update on its wholesale tie-up with grocer Morrisons ( MRW ) , which has seen it launch Safeway branded products exclusively in McColl’s stores. The convenience stores-to-newsagents operator’...

Centrica’s switch watch and payout threat

Thursday 15 Feb 2018

Having lost 823,000 UK consumer energy customers in the third quarter, all eyes are on Centrica ( CNA ) ahead of full year figures on 22 February. The owner of the UK’s biggest household energy supplier British Gas has had a difficult year, prompting a profit warning in November. That puts its...

Galliford Try to address Carillion fallout

Thursday 08 Feb 2018

Management will be looking to draw a clear line between their charge and liquidated construction services business Carillion ( CLLN ) when Galliford Try ( GFRD ) reports its half year results on 14 February. Since the news of Carillion’s collapse on 15 January, Galliford Try’s shares have lost 18%...

Why ConvaTec needs to clarify the extent of its supply crisis

Thursday 08 Feb 2018

Supply issues and a fall in full year revenue growth toppled ConvaTec’s ( CTEC ) shares late last year, leaving the wound care specialist trading below the 225p price at which it joined the stock market in October 2016. Shares in ConvaTec are now trading at 188.65p. The company publishes its half...

Busy February for AVEVA

Thursday 08 Feb 2018

Deadlines are coming thick and fast for industrial design software supplier AVEVA ( AVV ) . The group expects to get the sign-off from US regulators on 9 February for its proposed £3bn merger with the software arm of French engineer Schneider Electric. That will swiftly be followed on 15 February...

Get ready for the FTSE 100 pharma reporting season

Thursday 01 Feb 2018

We’re about to enter results season for the FTSE 100 drug developers. Full year results are expected from AstraZeneca ( AZN ) on 2 February and from peer GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK ) on 7 February. Shares in AstraZeneca have been gaining momentum since the second half of 2017 as the company’s prospects...

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