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Earnings lookahead – Lloyds, GlaxoSmithKline, RBS
Earnings lookahead – Lloyds, GlaxoSmithKline, RBS
00006000 Source: BloombergLloyds Banking Group (Q3 update 25 October) At just 9.1 times forward earnings versus 13.6 for its sector peers, Lloyds still looks attractive, helped by a steady rise in underlying earnings. One worry is still the further costs for payment protection insurance (PPI) cl...
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Stock picks: Smart Metering Systems, Advanced Oncotherapy and Midwich Group
Smart Metering Systems (SMS) As a provider of smart utility-metering systems, SMS sits in an industry that many believe could be about to see major growth. And its share price chart certainly reflects that – rising over 134% from October 2015 to October 2017. Not only that, but its fundamentals ha.....
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Earnings lookahead – ASOS, Bellway, Unilever
Earnings lookahead – ASOS, Bellway, Unilever
Source: BloombergASOS (full-year results 17 October) GBP’s weakness continues to drive performance at ASOS, which reported international growth of 54% back in April when it unveiled interim results. Smaller rivals such as boohoo.com have yet to make much of a dent in the alternative investment m...
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US bank earnings look ahead
US bank earnings look ahead
Source: BloombergUS banks are expected to see earnings growth of 5.5% overall for the third quarter, while revenues are forecast to grow by 4.3%. With the US economy roaring ahead, despite the recent non-farm payrolls (NFP) miss, most US banks are expected to see good growth, as interest rates r...
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Earnings look ahead – Vedanta, Sky, Provident Financial
Earnings look ahead – Vedanta, Sky, Provident Financial
Source: BloombergVedanta (H1 earnings Tuesday 10 October) Quarterly earnings for Vedanta were encouraging, with a 48% rise in earnings to $777.8 million. Revenue was up 32% to $3.09 billion, with the zinc and oil and gas businesses making up most of the strong performance. Since then the global ...
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Earnings look ahead – Tesco, IAG, Ferrexpo
Earnings look ahead – Tesco, IAG, Ferrexpo
Source: BloombergTesco (first-half figures 4 October) Tesco is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of 4.5p, up 50.8% year-on-year, while revenues are expected to grow 3.2% to £28.2 billion. Like-for-like sales are forecast to rise 2.5% for Q2, versus Q1 growth of 2.3%. This would be the ...
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Apple – the first $1 trillion company?
Apple – the first $1 trillion company?
Source: BloombergApple's market capitalisation (number of shares multiplied by share price) has risen by 30% in 2017, putting it within sight of the magic $1 trillion. Others, such as Google and Amazon, are also in with a shot, but Apple could be the one to take the crown. At $152.00 per share, ...
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Earnings look ahead – Thomas Cook, United Utilities, Imperial Brands
Earnings look ahead – Thomas Cook, United Utilities, Imperial Brands
Source: BloombergThomas Cook (trading statement 26 September) A recent tie-up with Expedia confirms the remarkable resurrection of Thomas Cook. Expedia will be the preferred provider for many of Thomas Cook’s holidays, giving Thomas Cook access to 60,000 more hotels, thereby boosting its attract...
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Earnings look ahead – Ocado, Kingfisher, Babcock
Earnings look ahead – Ocado, Kingfisher, Babcock
Source: BloombergOcado (Q3 trading statement 19 September) It’s tough to be a UK supermarket at the moment, even an online one, as Amazon looms on the horizon as a potential major competitor. One of the supermarkets in question, Morrisons, has already succumbed to Amazon’s overtures, allowing it...
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Asia morning update: China data ahead
Asia morning update: China data ahead
Source: BloombergLook nevertheless to regional leads including China’s data releases, which could provide some drivers for equity prices today. US equities, currency in gains Wall Street has continued in the atmosphere of relief as the CBOE volatility index, VIX, reflected a market that has furt...
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Earnings look ahead – Next, Morrisons, JD Wetherspoon
Earnings look ahead – Next, Morrisons, JD Wetherspoon
Source: BloombergNext (first-half earnings 14 September) Next has gone from growth star to potential value play. Repeated profit warnings underscore just how far this darling has fallen. However, cash return is expected to improve, with £275 million of payouts in four special dividends, while th...
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Earnings look ahead – Barratt Developments, Vectura, Bovis Homes
Earnings look ahead – Barratt Developments, Vectura, Bovis Homes
Source: BloombergBarratt Developments (full-year results 6 September) Barratt is expected to report adjusted earnings of 60 pence per share, up 9.6% on the year, while revenue rises 9.3% to £4.6 billion. It has seen a steady climb in earnings over the past few years, and has managed to beat fore...
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Earnings look ahead – Petrofac, Ladbrokes Coral, Restaurant Group
Earnings look ahead – Petrofac, Ladbrokes Coral, Restaurant Group
Source: BloombergPetrofac (half-year results 30 August) Everything Petrofac does will occur in the shadow of the fraud investigation currently conducted into the company. It has a strong order backlog, which stood at $14.3 billion at the end of last year, and this will at least help to tide the ...
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Earnings look ahead – BHP Billiton, Persimmon, WPP
Earnings look ahead – BHP Billiton, Persimmon, WPP
Source: BloombergBHP Billiton (full-year earnings 22 August) BHP is expected to report earnings of $1.37 per share, while revenues are forecast to rise 25% to $38.7 billion. The firm has done its best to consolidate its financial position, aided by an improvement in commodity prices. However, no...
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Earnings look ahead – Hargreaves Lansdown, Admiral Group, Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Earnings look ahead – Hargreaves Lansdown, Admiral Group, Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Source: Bloomberg< 00001239 div class="text">Hargreaves Lansdown (full year results 15 August) The fund supermarket has had a strong few years as the popularity of online investing has soared and it benefited from high profile new stocks listings like Royal Mail. Revenue and profit have be...
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Earnings look ahead – InterContinental Hotels, Legal & General, Prudential, Glencore
Earnings look ahead – InterContinental Hotels, Legal & General, Prudential, Glencore
Source: Bloomberg InterContinental Hotels (first half earnings 8 August) First quarter (Q1) was strong for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), with revenue per room up 2.7%. The firm remains confident in the outlook for the full year, with a continuing commitment to maintaining the integrity of...
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What’s the outlook for the major mining stocks?
What’s the outlook for the major mining stocks?
Source: BloombergAs the probability of further rate hikes in the US this year has reduced, so has the value of the US dollar, lending itself to much improved commodity prices, particularly for base metals. Recent PMI (manufacturing and construction) data out of China suggesting further industry ...
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Earnings look ahead – Apple
Earnings look ahead – Apple
Source: bloombergApple is expected to report $1.57 in earnings per share, and $44.67 billion in revenue, which would be year-on-year growth of 10.7% and 6.1% respectively. It is worth noting that the firm has beaten estimates in seven of the last eight quarters for earnings per share (EPS), but ...
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Earnings look ahead – BP, Royal Bank of Scotland, Taylor Wimpey
Earnings look ahead – BP, Royal Bank of Scotland, Taylor Wimpey
Source: BloombergBP (first half results 1 August) BP watchers will have noticed peer Royal Dutch Shell outperforming analysts’ expectations when it reported that second quarter profits more than tripled thanks to strong refining operations and a rise in oil prices. The Anglo-Dutch company also r...
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Earnings look ahead – ITV, Lloyds, Barclays
Earnings look ahead – ITV, Lloyds, Barclays
Source: BloombergITV (first half results 26 July) ITV hit the news recently for poaching easyJet’s CEO as tis new boss. However, the interest in the firm goes beyond changes at the top. The stock has recently been upgraded by Morgan Stanley, on the basis that it is, at 11.5 times current earning...
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Diversified miners production updates and analyst estimates
Diversified miners production updates and analyst estimates
Source: BloombergAnglo American Plc and the US listing of Rio Tinto could be offering the most value at present Following recent production reports from heavyweight miners including BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Rio Tinto, we take a brief look at the respective production reports, outlooks an...
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Earnings look ahead – Sports Direct, Vodafone, Unilever
Earnings look ahead – Sports Direct, Vodafone, Unilever
Source: BloombergSports Direct (full-year results Thursday 20 July) Sports Direct has been expanding into the US, the latest UK retailer to try breaking into such a key market. Compared to last year, the company may be able to paint a more positive picture, given that in 2016 results were hit ha...
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Amazon – trend remains strong
Amazon – trend remains strong
It has been yet another bumper year for Amazon stock, with the price up 30% since 1 January, compared to 14% for the Nasdaq and 8% for the Dow Jones. There seems little to stop further gains, and from a technical and seasonality standpoint, the outlook remains encouraging.  The all-time high in Am.....
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US bank earnings – Q2 look ahead
US bank earnings – Q2 look ahead
Sentiment towards the banking sector has been boosted by the Federal Reserve’s recent greenlighting of a capital return programme for larger banks. However, earnings forecasts for the big banks, which begin reporting their second quarter (Q2) earnings on Friday, have been steadily downgraded since.....
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Earnings look ahead – Marks & Spencer, Burberry, Barratt Developments
Earnings look ahead – Marks & Spencer, Burberry, Barratt Developments
Source: BloombergMarks & Spencer (Q1 trading statement 11 July) The full-year results from Marks & Spencer saw a 64% fall in pre-tax profit, as the firm boosted investment, but an 11% rise in full-price clothing and home sales was trumpeted as evidence of real improvement. But the outloo...
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Europe mergers and acquisitions outlook
Europe mergers and acquisitions outlook
Source: BloombergThe first half of the year was a good one for stock markets generally, but also for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Europe too. Investment bank Goldman Sachs has noted that 2016 had been a lacklustre year for corporate activity, but that could be about to change. The bank ...
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Earnings look ahead – Supergroup, Sainsbury’s, Ocado
Earnings look ahead – Supergroup, Sainsbury’s, Ocado
Source: BloombergSupergroup (full-year earnings 3 July) Supergroup's results were published in a short form on 29 June due to a theft from an employee that raised concerns external parties may have seen the figures in advance of the market. The firm published edited highlights, which showed that...
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Earnings look ahead – Dixons Carphone, Tullow Oil, Serco
Earnings look ahead – Dixons Carphone, Tullow Oil, Serco
Source: Bloomberg Dixons Carphone (full-year earnings 28 June) The recent slowdown in consumer spending, highlighted by DFS, may have hit Dixons Carphone as well, given the big ticket nature of the products sold by the group. It will be hoped by many that Dixons remains immune, but with inflatio...
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Earnings look ahead – Wolseley, Berkeley Group, Whitbread
Earnings look ahead – Wolseley, Berkeley Group, Whitbread
Source: BloombergWolseley (Q3 statement 20 June) Wolseley reports for the last time before it is renamed Ferguson at the end of July. The outlook in the US is the key driver of positive sentiment for the firm, with a weaker pound helping to burnish performance. The shares were recently upgraded ...
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Earnings look ahead – Tesco, WH Smith
Earnings look ahead – Tesco, WH Smith
Source: Bloomberg Tesco Expectations are for Tesco to report a growth of around 2% in like-for-like sales for its first quarter, an improvement over the 0.7% of Q4. Rising inflation will help matters by boosting margins. However, fierce competition remains in the sector, especially from the disc...
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