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Lloyds Banking Group, banks

Thursday preview: Lloyds may unveil £500m PPI hit in H1 results

Wed, 30 July 2014

Lloyds Banking Group releases its half-year results on Thursday following its separation from TSB Banking Group. The lender is expected to take another £500m hit for payment protection insurance... [more]

Barclays; banks

Wednesday preview: Barclays to report first half results

Tue, 29 July 2014

Barclays will steal the show on Wednesday when it reports its first half results. The bank is expected to report pre-tax profits of £2.8bn after £500m of additional payment protection insur... [more]


Tuesday preview: Next, GKN and BP to report earnings

Mon, 28 July 2014

Next may on Tuesday report second quarter sales growth towards the upper end of guidance, according to estimates by Numis. The UK retailer reported a 10.8% increase in Brand sales in the first 13 wee... [more]

BskyB; Sky; broadcasting; TV; entertainment

Friday preview: BSkyB expected to announce Sky Europe deal

Thu, 24 July 2014

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) will be in focus on Friday as it is expected to confirm a £10bn deal to create Sky Europe as it releases its full-year results. The company is said to be buying ... [more]


Thursday preview: easyJet reports third quarter results

Wed, 23 July 2014

easyJet is expected to report a "relatively reassuring" third quarter update on Thursday despite a recent drop in the share price amid a number of market concerns, according to Numis. The budget carr... [more]

Wednesday preview: GSK results, BoE meeting minutes

Tue, 22 July 2014

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reports its second quarter interims on Wednesday amid an investigation over a bribery scandal in China. Panmure Gordon said it is "not expecting fireworks" from GSK's results. "... [more]

Tuesday preview: ARM Holdings reports Q2 results

Mon, 21 July 2014

Chip maker ARM Holdings on Tuesday releases its second quarter results which are set to meet expectations. Consensus estimates are for revenue to $305m, up from $264m a year earlier. Earnings before ... [more]

Friday preview: Tesco boss likely to face pressure at AGM

Thu, 17 July 2014

Tesco's Chief Executive Philip Clarke is likely to face questions over the supermarket's efforts to turn round sales and recoup market share on Friday. The company holds its annual general meeting af... [more]

Thursday preview: Sports Direct reports annual results

Wed, 16 July 2014

Sports Direct is expected to report an increase in full-year profit on Thursday on the back of sales growth at the UK retailer. Analysts predict earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amorti... [more]

Wednesday preview: Chinese GDP, UK jobs data

Tue, 15 July 2014

Chinese growth data will be widely watched on Wednesday amid concerns over a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy. Gross domestic product (GDP) may have risen 7.4% year-on-year in the secon... [more]

Tuesday preview: Fed's Yellen takes centre stage

Mon, 14 July 2014

Following a quiet start to the week, the economic calendar picks up on Tuesday with the release of UK inflation, US retail sales and a key speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The UK consu... [more]

Friday preview: Experian to report on challenging quarter

Thu, 10 July 2014

Friday sees Experian report on what is expected to be a challenging first quarter (Q1) for the credit reporting company. Broker Liberum said this will represent "the worst quarter" for the FTSE 100 g... [more]

Wednesday preview: Anxiety about FOMC minutes may suppress activity

Tue, 08 July 2014

While UK company news may be centred around Sainsbury's Chief Executive Justin King's tearful departure at the company's annual meeting and a trading update from pubs group JD Wetherspoon, the market ... [more]

Tuesday preview: M&S reports first quarter results

Mon, 07 July 2014

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is expected to report another fall in quarterly sales at its general merchandise division on Tuesday. The UK retailer is likely to blame the decline on its transition to a new w... [more]

Friday preview: US Independence Day makes for quiet day

Thu, 03 July 2014

Independence Day in the US on Friday will make for a quiet day in markets with very little economic data releases and company results out. Investors are likely to focus on the release of German data ... [more]

Thursday preview: US non-farm payrolls and ECB in focus

Wed, 02 July 2014

The Thursday session will bring with it a torrent of economic data and events. Foremost amongst those will be the monthly US non-farm payrolls report, which may have a large bearing on investors’ inte... [more]

Wednesday preview: Fed Chair Janet Yellen, UK housing in focus

Tue, 01 July 2014

The Wednesday session will be rather light in terms of the flow of economic data at the global level, with only the US ADP employment report possibly inducing a reaction from traders. That report on ... [more]

Tuesday preview: Global manufacturing PMIs, St Modwen's in focus

Mon, 30 June 2014

Manufacturing data will be the theme of the day for financial markets on Tuesday as traders assess the outlook for the global economy at the end of the second quarter. Purchasing managers' indices (P... [more]

Friday preview: UK GDP revision in focus

Thu, 26 June 2014

With the calendar looking a little light in terms of corporate announcements on Friday, traders in London will likely be watching closely for the final revision of UK economic growth in the first quar... [more]

Thursday preview: Dixons and Carphone Warehouse release finals

Wed, 25 June 2014

Thursday sees simultaneous final results from merging electronics retailers Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail, which are planning to become Dixons Carphone. Analysts are not expecting much eye-pop... [more]

Wednesday preview: Stagecoach reports annual results

Tue, 24 June 2014

Transport operator Stagecoach will report its full-year results on Wednesday after revealing it has experienced a strong performance in its bus and rail divisions. In April the company said it had a ... [more]

Tuesday preview: Carnival reports second quarter

Mon, 23 June 2014

Carnival is forecast to report a fall in second quarter earnings on Tuesday due to weaker margins. The cruise operator is set to post earnings per share of $0.02, down from $0.09 the previous period,... [more]

Fewer summer promotions dent LFL sales at Debenhams

Fri, 20 June 2014

A later-than-usual start to Debenhams' summer sale meant that like-for-like (LFL) sales at the high street department store took a knock in the third quarter. The company announced in April that it w... [more]

Friday preview: Debenhams reports third quarter interims

Thu, 19 June 2014

Debenhams will release its third quarter interim statement on Friday following a weak first half. The UK department store chain in April reported a 24.5% drop in pre-tax profit to £85.2m in the first... [more]

Thursday preview: UK retail sales, US jobless claims

Wed, 18 June 2014

UK retail sales, including auto, rose 4.3% in May compared to a year ago but fell 0.5% on the month, a report on Thursday is expected to reveal. Retail sales in April jumped 6.9% year-on-year and 1.3... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Dutch Shell 'B' 2,584.00 3.82 12:09
Royal Dutch Shell 'A' 2,454.00 3.00 12:09
Intu Properties 329.70 2.93 12:09
BG Group 1,196.50 1.36 12:09
BT Group 390.90 0.77 12:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Weir Group 2,562.00 -3.97 12:09
Schroders 2,422.00 -3.08 12:09
St James's Place 734.00 -2.78 12:09
Barratt Developments 348.10 -2.68 12:09
Lloyds Banking Group 74.40 -2.63 12:09