dividends diy investor

 

 

The FTSE 100 has barely moved this week and is up about 10 points.

The Brexit talks continue to drag on and this presents a worry for the markets all over Europe. The Dax (Germany) is down 15% from its January high, whilst the CAC (France) is down 10% from its May high. The FTSE 100 is down 7% on the year and down 10% from its May high.

The past week was busy with plenty of dividend declarations, but none worthy of mention as the dividend growth picture begins to slow down, in part due to caution from companies who face uncertainty from the Brexit situation as we enter the final stretch of the negotiations.

The Schroder Income Growth Fund final results made interesting reading (for us anyway) this morning where they mentioned the word dividend(s) over 50 times and reflected on a 4.3% fall in total dividend income for the fund this year, mainly due to the drop in special dividends and unfavorable currency movements.

They mentioned the ‘word’ Brexit 9 times. The chairmans statement contained these words ‘Surveys suggest that the UK stock market has rarely been so unpopular with international investors as it is now. It is easy to see why – it is equally rare for the political backdrop to be as unclear’

The week ahead continues to be busy with a good number of companies reporting to the market.

Going ex dividend on Thursday with yields in excess of 2% we have Dunelm (3.2%) and Marks & Spencer (2.2%)

Daily Comments Roundup

The FTSE 100 is trading higher this morning. Marks & Spencer, Dairy Crest and Sophos all declared today.

07 November, 2018 (2 days ago)

The FTSE 100 is trading up slightly this morning on a quiet day for company reporting. Hopes of a US-China trade deal are providing some stimulus albeit muted at this stage.

05 November, 2018 (4 days ago)

The market is trading slightly down. BHP announced a big return to shareholder of $10.4 billion with the first $5.2 billion being a share buyback and the remaining $5.2 billion coming in the form of a special dividend in January.

01 November, 2018 (8 days ago)

The market is strongly up this morning and is trading at over 7100. A quiet day on the dividend declaration font.

31 October, 2018 (9 days ago)

The FTSE 100 is trading up this morning and is just below the 7000 mark. Lok n’ Store increased their 2018 annual dividend by 10%.

29 October, 2018 (11 days ago)

The FTSE 100 is continuing its poor run with another big fall this morning to 6900. No news on the corporate front.

26 October, 2018 (14 days ago)

The market continues to fall on the back of hefty falls in the US. RDI Reit, Braemar Shipping services and Air Partner all declared their dividends this morning.

25 October, 2018 (15 days ago)

See the latest daily comments

The week ahead

  • Today: Lowe’s Companies Inc Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Monday, 12 Nov: British Land Co Interim Results
  • Monday, 12 Nov: Carr’s Group Plc Final Results
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: 3M Co Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: HP Inc Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: Baxter International Inc Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: McCarthy & Stone Final Results
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: Land Securities Interim Results
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: Experian Interim Results
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: DCC Interim Results
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: Vodafone Group Interim Results
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: BTG Interim Results
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: Oxford Instruments Interim Results
  • Tuesday, 13 Nov: FirstGroup Interim Results
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov: Grainger Final Results
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov: Flybe Group Interim Results
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov: Workspace Group Interim Results
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov: Ross Stores Inc Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov: Raytheon Co Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov: SSE Interim Results
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov: Avon Rubber PLC Final Results
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov: Anadarko Petroleum Corp Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Royal Mail Interim Results
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Dart Group Interim Results
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Intuit Inc Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Allstate Corp Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Investec Interim Results
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: QinetiQ Interim Results
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: 3i Group Interim Results
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Mediclinic International PLC Interim Results
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Norcros Interim Results
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Williams Companies Inc Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Nike Inc Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Union Pacific Corp Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Home Depot Inc Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: Intermediate Capital Group Interim Results
  • Thursday, 15 Nov: National Oilwell Varco Inc Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Friday, 16 Nov: PepsiCo Inc Dividend Declaration (estimate)
  • Friday, 16 Nov: FedEx Corp Dividend Declaration (estimate)

News Roundup

See the latest news

robo advice

 





Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.