Good week for the FTSE; Brexit Hokey Cokey continues
The FTSE 100 has had a pretty good week as Brexit dominated and culminated on Thursday with Parliament voting by a large majority to seek an extension to Article 50.
The past week continued to be busy with plenty of companies reporting to the market and declaring their dividends.
Next week is still reasonably busy with some big companies reporting including John Wood, Antofagasta, Kingfisher and Next.
Going ex-dividend this coming Thursday with yields in excess of 2% we have Crest Nicholson (5.5%), Hammerson (3.9%), Phoenix Group (3.4%), RBS (4.1% – 1.3% ordinary and 2.8% special), OneSavings Bank (2.6%), Blackrock World Mining trust (2.5%), Dominos Pizza (2.4%), Meggitt (2.2%) and Segro for 2%.
Daily Comments Roundup
The FTSE 100 is trading higher this morning. Restaurant group, JD Wetherspoon, and Ocean Wilsons Holding declared their dividends.
15 March, 2019 (Today)
The FTSE 100 is trading up slightly this morning. Balfour Beatty, Dignity, Standard Life Aberdeen, Burford Capital, Hikma, Lookers, Morrisons Supermarkets, and Provident Financial all declared their dividends,
13 March, 2019 (2 days ago)
The FTSE 100 has fallen as the pound gains on the hope that a Brexit deal will eventually be done. 888 Holdings, John Menzies, Computacenter, Pendragon, Domino’s Pizza, Close Brothers, Equniti and G4S all declared their dividends this morning.
12 March, 2019 (3 days ago)
The market has opened well down this morning on poor Chinese data and on reports that the high street suffered in February. Bodycote declared its final dividend and will also pay a special. SIG also declared their final dividend this morning.
08 March, 2019 (7 days ago)
The week ahead
- Today: Oracle Corp. Dividend Declaration (estimate)
- Today: Wetherspoon (JD) Interim Results
- Monday, 18 Mar: JPMorgan Chase & Co. Dividend Declaration (estimate)
- Monday, 18 Mar: U S Bancorp Dividend Declaration (estimate)
- Tuesday, 19 Mar: Starbucks Corp. Dividend Declaration (estimate)
- Wednesday, 20 Mar: Raytheon Co. Dividend Declaration (estimate)
- Friday, 22 Mar: Lowe’s Cos., Inc. Dividend Declaration (estimate)
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