7th November 2016
7th November 2016
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.
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.
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.
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|
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:
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