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Can Babcock turn it around?

Thursday 01 Feb 2018

Shares in defence contract outsourcer Babcock ( BAB ) have been in decline for around three years. Weighing on the stock more recently have been Brexit concerns and a reduction in the Ministry of Defence’s spending. The company’s trading statement in September last year buoyed investors and...

Yu set to deliver

Thursday 25 Jan 2018

Investors eagerly await a full year trading update from Yu Group ( YU.:AIM ) on 29 January. The business energy supplier has released a string of upbeat announcements since making it on to Shares’ Great Ideas list in April 2017, when the stock was trading at 287.5p. Today the shares change hands...

Euromoney’s paper problem

Thursday 25 Jan 2018

Business-to-business publisher Euromoney Institutional Investor ( ERM ) is set to update on trading on 1 February. With performance figures likely to feature in its 49%-owner Daily Mail & General Trust’s ( DMGT ) first quarter update on 25 January, investors’ focus may fall instead on Euromoney...

Can Domino’s deliver more sales momentum?

Thursday 25 Jan 2018

Will Domino’s Pizza ( DOM ) continue to bounce back with strong trading or return to sluggish UK growth when it issues a trading update on 30 January? In the 13 weeks to 24 September, the pizza delivery chain unveiled UK sales growth of 8.1%. Investors should pay attention to any special deals at...

Can EasyJet continue to succeed as others fail?

Thursday 18 Jan 2018

When low-cost airline EasyJet ( EZJ ) reports first quarter results on 23 January, the biggest question on investors’ lips will be whether it is continuing to win business from struggling or defunct rivals. Last year, EasyJet said revenue per seat growth was expected to be positive by ‘low to mid-...

Daily Mail owner is aiming for a fresh start

Thursday 18 Jan 2018

A profit warning from the professional information outfit, publisher of the Daily Mail publisher and events company Daily Mail & General Trust ( DMGT ) in November 2017 wiped off nearly a quarter of its market value. Investors will be hoping for no further deterioration in the outlook when it...

Upbeat engineer Renishaw

Thursday 18 Jan 2018

Shares in precision engineer Renishaw ( RSW ) have rattled along right through 2017, roughly doubling to the current £53.80. They surely won’t repeat the trick in 2018 but we do expect half year results to 31 December 2017 (25 Jan) to remain upbeat. The near-£4bn company continues to enjoy...

Rio Tinto in the spotlight amid iron ore rally

Thursday 11 Jan 2018

A strong run in iron ore price since the fourth quarter of 2017 bodes well for Rio Tinto ( RIO ) which publishes a trading update on 15 January. Iron ore is the dominant commodity for the group in terms of contribution to earnings. However, it is worth noting the Australian government predicts a 20...

Get set for Watkin Jones’ full year results

Thursday 11 Jan 2018

Student accommodation builder Watkin Jones ( WJG:AIM ) is expected to report satisfactory full year results on 15 January, given it has already hinted at good progress in a trading update on 31 October 2017. Last week it said it had secured planning permissions on six new sites. The market is...

Business is booming at B&M

Thursday 11 Jan 2018

Multi-price discounter B&M’s ( BME ) third quarter and Christmas trading update (12 Jan) will reveal if momentum has continued with the multi-price value retailer, a beneficiary of the cash-strapped shopper’s quest for value. New customers have been driving strong growth at B&M. Building on...

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