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Thursday preview: Playtech, CRH report first half results

Thursday preview: Playtech, CRH report first half results

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Playtech is expected to reveal healthy revenue growth in its first half results on Thursday, driven by a strong performance in its casino business. UBS estimates the gambling softwa... [more]

Wednesday preview: Hikma Pharmaceuticals reports interims in wake of profit warning

Wednesday preview: Hikma Pharmaceuticals reports interims in wake of profit warning

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Hikma Pharmaceuticals reports its interim results on Wednesday just weeks after surprising the market with a profit warning. In a first half trading update on 4 August, the drug mak... [more]

Tuesday preview: Persimmon to report strong first half results

Tuesday preview: Persimmon to report strong first half results

Mon, 22 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Persimmon is expected to shrug off Brexit uncertainty with a jump in profits in its first half results, due on Tuesday. In an update on 5 July, the housebuilder said trading during ... [more]

Friday preview: UK public finances, German PPI

Friday preview: UK public finances, German PPI

Thu, 18 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - With no significant London-listed corporate results on Friday, investors will be focused on the only two notable economic data releases - UK public finances and German producer pric... [more]

Thursday preview: Premier Oil reports half year results

Thursday preview: Premier Oil reports half year results

Wed, 17 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Premier Oil is expected to report strong production in its half year results on Thursday. In a trading update in July, the company said it had achieved production of 61,000 barrel... [more]

Wednesday preview: UK jobs, Fed meeting minutes

Tue, 16 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK jobs data from the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday is expected to show a slowdown in hiring ahead of Britain's European Union referendum on 23 June. Economists foreca... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK and US inflation data, BHP Billiton finals

Mon, 15 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The pace is set to pick up on Tuesday following a quiet start to the week, with the release of UK and US inflation data and BHP Billiton's full year results. The first reading on UK... [more]

Friday preview: US retail sales, eurozone GDP

Thu, 11 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Economic data dominates Friday's agenda with the release of eurozone gross domestic product and US retail sales in focus. The second estimate of second quarter eurozone GDP is expec... [more]

Thursday preview: Old Mutual reports first half results

Wed, 10 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Old Mutual reports its first half results on Thursday with the focus on any updates on plans to carve up the business. The group is planning to split the business into four parts: O... [more]

Wednesday preview: Prudential in focus with first half results

Tue, 09 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Prudential is expected to report on Wednesday a slight increase in profit in the first half, driven by growth in Asia and in the US. UBS forecasts the insurance giant's operating pr... [more]

Tuesday preview: Standard Life reports first half interims

Mon, 08 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investment giant Standard Life reports its first half interims on Tuesday with analysts pencilling in flat operating profit. UBS expects operating profit of £294m, up 1% compared to... [more]

Friday preview: US non-farm payrolls in the spotlight

Thu, 04 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US non-farm payrolls report will be closely eyed on Friday as the Federal Reserve considers the timing of its next interest rate hike. Economists expect the report from the Labo... [more]

Thursday preview: BoE widely expected to cut interest rates

Wed, 03 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Bank of England is expected to announce further stimulus measures on Thursday following dreary economic data and the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Last month the Bank s... [more]

Wednesday preview: Standard Chartered reports first half interims

Tue, 02 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Standard Chartered will be in the spotlight on Wednesday as the bank reports its first half results. The lender is expected to report a drop in pre-tax profit on lower revenues, hig... [more]

Tuesday preview: FTSE earnings in focus

Mon, 01 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - With earnings season in full swing, corporate results on the FTSE 100 and 250 will dominate Tuesday's agenda. Meggitt reports its first half results with analysts expecting the aero... [more]

Friday preview: Bank of Japan in the spotlight with further stimulus expected

Thu, 28 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Bank of Japan is expected to announce further stimulus measures on Friday, diverging from other central banks which have decided against policy action this month. Economists see... [more]

Thursday preview: Flood of FTSE 350 corporate interims dominate agenda

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investors will be kept busy on Thursday with a raft of corporate interims on the FTSE 350. Lloyds Banking Group joins the hefty list, reporting its first half results. "Given that ... [more]

Wednesday preview: US Fed, UK homebuilders in focus

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Financial markets worldwide were expected to tread a cautious path on Wednesday until after the announcement of the US central bank“s policy announcement which wasn“t due until afte... [more]

Tuesday preview: Drax reports first half interims

Mon, 25 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Power generation company Drax Group is expected to report a decline in first half earnings on Tuesday, reflecting low power prices and regulatory challenges. The group, which owns t... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB expected to follow BoE's lead on policy

Wed, 20 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank is expected to follow the Bank of England's lead by waiting for more post-Brexit economic data before boosting stimulus. The ECB meets on Thursday and is w... [more]

Wednesday preview: UK jobs data in focus

Tue, 19 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK employment data on Wednesday is expected to show a pick-up in the number of jobs added to the economy in the three months to May. The Office for National Statistics data is forec... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK inflation expected to remain muted in June

Mon, 18 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK inflation remained well below the Bank of England's 2% target in June, official data is expected to show on Tuesday. The consensus forecast for the consumer price index is 0.4% y... [more]

Friday preview: China GDP, US and eurozone inflation

Thu, 14 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - A flood of economic data will keep investors on their toes on Friday, a day after the Bank of England surprised the market with its decision to keep interest rates unchanged. China ... [more]

Thursday preview: Bank of England expected to cut interest rates

Wed, 13 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Bank of England is widely expected to cut interest rates by 25 basis points on Thursday to cushion the blow of the Brexit vote. Following Britain's decision to leave the Europea... [more]

Wednesday preview: Barratt Developments to report strong second half

Tue, 12 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Housebuilder Barratt Developments is expected to report strong demand in the second half in a trading update on Wednesday. "We expect Barratt to report that demand was strong in its... [more]