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Week Ahead

Will Ashmore’s results reflect emerging market renaissance?

Thursday 11 Jan 2018

Emerging market specialist asset manager Ashmore ( ASHM ) releases a trading update on 16 January and investors will be hoping it reflects the upward trend in the regions in which the company invests. The MSCI Emerging Market index has had a great start to the year, following on from a superb 2017...

New dawn for Blancco

Thursday 14 Dec 2017

Getting a new chief executive in place is clearly something Blancco Technology ( BLTG:AIM ) investors would love to see in the first quarter update on 19 December. That would neatly close what has been a torrid year of poorly planned acquisitions, shady revenue recognition and serious management...

Northern & Shell deal in focus for Trinity Mirror

Thursday 14 Dec 2017

The market appears uninterested in Trinity Mirror ( TNI ) despite its very low price to earnings ratio of just over two times and a dividend yield of 7%. This reflects its position in a newspaper industry in structural decline and large pension liabilities. Look for an update on acquisition talks...

Will TUI suffer the same setback as Thomas Cook?

Thursday 07 Dec 2017

When tour operator TUI ( TUI ) reports full year results on 13 December, investors should find out how it is coping with cost pressures and ongoing tough competition. The market will be hoping for a better result than its rival Thomas Cook ( TCG ), which recently reported a decline in gross margins...

Low expectations for Dixons Carphone’s results

Thursday 07 Dec 2017

In the wake of a profit warning in August, expectations are subdued ahead of half year results from Dixons Carphone ( DC. ) on 13 December. In its first quarter update, the retail behemoth bemoaned a tough UK mobile market. Investors are also concerned over the impact of weakening UK big-ticket...

Get ready for Hollywood Bowl’s cash reward

Thursday 07 Dec 2017

Investors should expect leisure group Hollywood Bowl ( BOWL ) to declare a special dividend when it reports full year results on 11 December. Hollywood Bowl said in October that its results would be marginally ahead of the board’s previous expectations. It will report next week that full year...

DS Smith riding online shopping trend

Thursday 30 Nov 2017

Global packaging industry leader DS Smith ( SMDS ) continues to enjoy firm end demand as consumers increasingly buy products online. It reports half year results on 7 December. The company makes the robust, corrugated cardboard protective wrapping used by many popular internet retailers. DS Smith...

Can EasyHotel keep up its strong performance?

Thursday 30 Nov 2017

There are high expectations for EasyHotel’s ( EZH:AIM ) full year results on 6 December given that it said in October that second half trading was ahead of the board’s expectations. The company has already told the market that total system sales grew by 39% to £29.7m in the 12 months to 30...

A test of Character

Thursday 30 Nov 2017

Full year results (4 Dec) from Character Group ( CCT:AIM ) provide the first opportunity to check on trading trends since the toy distributor’s recent profit warning (11 Oct). The company’s Stretch Armstrong and Laser X toys are expected to be among the bestsellers this Christmas, in the opinion of...

Is profit pressure lifting for Trakm8?

Thursday 23 Nov 2017

The pressure on Trakm8’s ( TRAK:AIM ) profit should lift now that a spell of heavy investment in new products and marketing is coming to an end. Investors will be looking for evidence of this shift in circumstances when the company reports half year results on 27 November. The telematics markets in...