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Will Vectura update on key drug?

Thursday 31 Aug 2017

Wednesday 6 September It has been a difficult year for pharmaceuticals firm Vectura ( VEC ) . Since May, the company’s share price has plummeted by 25% after the US Food and Drug Administration temporarily blocked the launch of Hikma’s ( HIK ) generic asthma treatment VR315. This had a negative...

Ladbrokes Coral machine dilemma

Thursday 24 Aug 2017

Thursday 31 August Investors may look for an update on how Ladbrokes Coral ( LCL ) might respond to stricter regulation of fixed odds betting terminals when it announces first half numbers on 31 August. A reduction in the maximum stake which can be placed on the machines could lead to a big hit to...

Can Restaurant Group bounce back?

Thursday 24 Aug 2017

Thursday 31 August Is Frankie & Benny’s owner Restaurant Group ( RTN ) on the road to recovery? When Restaurant Group reports its half year results on 31 August, the market should focus on sales numbers to determine whether its turnaround strategy is paying off. Last year, the decision to hike...

Bunzl anticipates growth

Thursday 24 Aug 2017

Tuesday 29 August Business supplies firm Bunzl (BUNZ) releases its half year to 30 June results on 29 August and investors will be hoping for confirmation of revenue growth. The company, involved in supplying businesses and schools with items such as toilet paper, announced in June that it expects...

WPP is a bellwether

Thursday 17 Aug 2017

Wednesday 23 August First half results from advertising giant WPP ( WPP ) on 23 August will be worth keeping tabs on for two reasons. Advertisers are seen as good bellwethers for the economy because companies will increasing spending on ads when they are feeling positive and scale back during...

Headlam’s on a roll

Thursday 17 Aug 2017

Monday 21 August First half results (21 Aug) from European floor coverings distributor and dividend star turn Headlam ( HEAD ) will confirm further market share gains and strong cash generation, though the outlook statement will be key, August being a peak month for UK educational refurbishments...

Will Carillion investors get some much needed good news?

Thursday 17 Aug 2017

Wednesday 23 August Beleaguered construction services company Carillion ( CLLN ) is releasing results on Wednesday 23 August and investors will be hoping for some good news. The firm’s share price collapsed on 10 July after releasing a profit warning which cost CEO Richard Howson his job. However...

Will Hikma deliver good news concerning its generics business?

Thursday 10 Aug 2017

Thursday 17 August FTSE 250 stock Hikma Pharmaceuticals ( HIK ) has had a difficult year after the launch of its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s ( GSK ) Advair Diskus was delayed and full year earnings guidance was downgraded in May. Investors should look for updates about when the launch...

Eyes down as Jackpotjoy readies results

Thursday 10 Aug 2017

Tuesday 15 August Online gaming group Jackpotjoy’s ( JPJ ) will report its first half results on 15 August. We already know that the first quarter period saw an 11% increase in gaming revenue and 11% decline in adjusted net income, as reported on 16 May. The world’s largest online bingo-led...

Will H&T remain golden at half year results?

Thursday 10 Aug 2017

Tuesday 15 August Investors will be hoping for a continuation of positive trading momentum reported in March when pawnbroker H&T ( HAT:AIM ) releases its half year results on 15 August. Its 2016 financial results were given a shot in the arm by a higher gold price. The price of gold so far in...

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