Banks, Miners and Tech Giants headline the week ahead w/c 24/04/17

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With Easter behind us we return to a full working day week and a packed agenda for company earnings, which includes Q1 updates from three of the UK’s major banks – Lloyds, Barclays and RBS, plus first quarter production reports from mining giants Anglo American and BHP Billiton.

States-side, three of the globes’ most valuable Tech companies – Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet (aka Google) report after US markets close on Thursday evening. There’s also another significant list of UK stocks going ex-dividend on Thursday.


Mon 24th Apr: Miner Anglo American (AAL) posts its Q1 Production Report

Tue 25th Apr: BHP Billiton (BLT) Q1 Operations Review (at 11.30 BST), St James Place (STJ) Q1 Business Update and full year results from Whitbread (WTB).

Wed 26th Apr: Q1 production reports from Antofagasta (ANTO) and Fresnillo (FRES), Q1 results from CRH (CRH), Standard Chartered (STAN) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). There’s also a trading statement from London Stock Exchange Group (LSE)

Thu 27th Apr: ‘Super Thursday’ has Q1 results from Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY), AstraZeneca (AZN), Schroders (SDR) and WPP (WPP). Housebuilders’ Persimmon (PSN) and Taylor Wimpey (TW.) and chemicals company Croda International (CRDA) give trading statements.

Fri 28th Apr: Banks close out the week with Q1 results scheduled from Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) and Barclays (BARC).

For investors seeking dividend income, note Rolls-Royce Holdings (RR.), RELX (REL), Fresnillo (FRES), ITV (ITV), Informa (INF), Legal & General Group (LGEN) and Antofagasta (ANTO) go ex-dividend on Thursday 27th April (read on for more details). 

Mid & Small Cap stocks reporting

For the full run down of stocks expecting to share earnings and trading statements in the next 7 days, check the most recent list free online, with our news feed.

Names to watch out for include:

Mon 24th Apr: Full year results from redT energy (RED)

Tue 25th Apr: Half year results from AB Dynamics (ABDP) and trading statements from Virgin Money (VM.), Breedon Group (BREE) Trifast (TRI) and Carpetright (CPR).            

Wed 26th Apr: (BOO) and Lokn'Store Holdings (LOK) final results, Q1 results from challenger bank Metro Bank (MTRO) and Hochschild Mining (HOC) plus a trading statement from Tullow Oil (TLW).

Thu 27th Apr: Allied Minds (ALM) full year, KAZ Minerals (KAZ) Q1 Production, plus trading statements from Cobham (COB), Howden Joinery Group (HWDN) and Travis Perkins (TPK).

Fri 28th Apr: Full year results from Sirius Minerals (SXX) and engineer Rotork (ROR) gives a trading statement.

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UK Dividends Calendar

Thursday is the key day that LSE-listed companies trade without entitlement to the latest dividend pay-out. Looking ahead to 27th April, from the full list the ten stocks most held by TD Direct Investing customers that go ex-dividend are shown in the table below, including the dividend amount, which is likely to be reflected in the share price on the day, and the payment date.


Stock Code



Payment Date



FTSE 100



Rolls-Royce Holdings


FTSE 100



Legal & General Group


FTSE 100



Banco Santander S.A.


Main Market





FTSE 250





FTSE 100



City of London Investment Trust CTY FTSE 250 4.3p


William Hill WMH FTSE 250 8.4p


Weir Group WEIR FTSE 250 29p


Antofagasta ANTO FTSE 100 $0.153


Source: RNS

US Markets

The week sees a veritable who’s who of familiar corporate names releasing quarterly earnings statements. Here are some of the large-capped household names reporting Monday through Friday:

Monday, April 24

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)
  • Halliburton Company (HAL)
  • Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX)

Tuesday, April 25

  • AT&T Inc. (T) 
  • Coca-Cola Company (KO)
  • Novartis AG (NVS)
  • SAP SE (SAP)
  • 3M Company (MMM)
  • Biogen Inc. (BIIB) 
  • Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT)

Wednesday, April 26

  • Procter & Gamble Company (PG) 
  • Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)
  • Amgen Inc. (AMGN)
  • Boeing Company (BA) 
  • PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)
  • Credit Suisse Group (CS) 
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (DPS)

Thursday, April 27

  • Alphabet Inc. (GOOG)
  • Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
  •, Inc. (AMZN)
  • Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)
  • Intel Corporation (INTC) 
  • Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
  • Baidu, Inc. (BIDU)
  • Ford Motor Company (F)
  • American Airlines Group, Inc. (AAL) 

Friday, April 28

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) 
  • Chevron Corporation (CVX)
  • General Motors Company (GM)


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Banks, Miners and Tech Giants headline the week ahead w/c 24/04/17

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