7th November 2016

US Election and a packed corporate calendar w/c 07/11/16

The build-up and outcome of the hotly contested ‘Trump vs Clinton’ US Presidential Election vote will no doubt steal next week’s headlines, but there’s also a broad list of UK and US company reports to watch out for, including a handful of popular blue-chips.

US Election timeline and support

State-siders take to the polls on Tuesday from 11am GMT (6am local time). Counts will get under way when polls close at midnight GMT (7pm), with the earliest results expected from 4am Wednesday morning GMT (11pm local time). With the potential for market volatility, to support our customers we’re opening earlier – at 6am – on Wednesday morning. Lines will be open until 9pm as usual throughout the week.

To make sure you’re US election ready, read out Top 10 tips and watch our US Election Special webinar.

UK Markets

On Monday, HSBC (HSBA) will conclude the current earnings season of the major UK banks, announcing third quarter results. Irish low-cost airline Ryanair (RYA) posts half year results and insurance agency Hiscox (HSX) releases a trading statement.

Retailers feature in Tuesday’s diary with Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) and clothing, homewares and food retailer Marks & Spencer (MKS) releasing their respective full and half year results. Both company’s shares were up on Wednesday, after fellow retailer Next (NXT) reiterated its central profit forecast. Other notable earnings announcements are expected from tobacco company Imperial Brands (IMB) and Insurance companies’ Direct Line Group(DLG) and Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT).

Wednesday sees half year results from supermarket giant J Sainsbury (SBRY), energy company SSE (SSE) and credit reporting agency Experian (EXPN). Also, half year results from luxury retailer Burberry (BRBY) and an interim statement from Insurer esure (ESUR), whose demerger of Gocompare.com (GOCO) completed on Thursday.

A busy corporate calendar on Thursday includes Q3 results from AstraZeneca (AZN), ITV (ITV) and Beazley (BEZ). National Grid (NG.), Mediclinic International (MDC), 3i Group (III), Autotrader (AUTO) and Vedanta Resources (VED) all post half year results, and Hikma Pharmaceuticals (HIK) posts an interim statement.

You can view the full list of companies issuing earnings and trading statements in the next seven days here.

Also, remember you can keep on top of market news throughout the working week with TD’s free daily email service; Find out more and sign up here. You can also follow us via Twitter: @TDTrader_UK.

UK Dividends Calendar

Thursday is the key day that LSE listed companies trade without entitlement to the latest dividend pay-out. Looking ahead to 10 November, from the full list we’ve picked a handful of companies most held by TD customers that go ex-dividend, including the dividend amount, which is likely to be reflected in the share price on the day, and the payment date:

Name Symbol Market Dividend amount Payment Date
BP BP. FTSE 100 $0.1 16 Dec View Report
Royal Dutch Shell (A) RDSA FTSE 100 $0.47 16 Dec View Report
Royal Dutch Shell (B) RDSB FTSE 100 $0.47 16 Dec View Report
Whitbread WTB FTSE 100 29.9p 16 Dec View Report
F&C Commercial Property Trust FCPT FTSE 250 0.5p 30 Nov View Report
Go-Ahead Group GOG FTSE 250 67.52p 25 Nov View Report

Source: RNS

US Markets – To the Polls!

The US Election is obviously the headline event of the week, but just a quick reminder that US Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2am on Sunday November 6th. With clocks going back an hour, US markets return to opening at 2.30pm (GMT) from Monday November 7th.

Third quarter earnings season continues with further news from several big name brands. Here’s a few of the large-capped US companies reporting in the week:

Monday, November 7th

Tuesday, November 8th

Wednesday, November 9th

Thursday, November 10th

Source: Nasdaq.com

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