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Week ahead: 25 - 29 October

A summary of key company announcements expected in the coming week
Week ahead: 25 - 29 October

Welcome to the week ahead, our summary of the forthcoming key company announcements. Companies are no longer obliged to notify the London Stock Exchange (LSE) of results and trading updates, so this list does not claim to be comprehensive. You can read company announcements at http://announce.ft.com.

Monday 25 October

Trading updates: HSBC (HSBA) 

Economics: US home sales

Interims: DP Poland (DPP)

Finals: Croma Security Solutions (CSSG)

AGMs: Bezant Resources (BZT), Challenger Energy (CEG), Galileo Resources (GLR), Xtract Resources (XTR)

Companies paying dividends: Midwich (3.3p)

Tuesday 26 October

Trading updates: RWS Holdings (RWS), Reckitt Benckiser (RKT)

Interims: e-Therapeutics plc (ETX), Whitbread (WTB)

Finals: Softcat (SCT), Kin and Karta (KCT)

Companies paying dividends: Morgan Sindall (30.0p)

Wednesday 27 October

Economics: BRC Shop Price Index 

Trading updates: ContourGlobal (GLO), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Interims: Bloomsbury Publishing (BMY)

Finals: Pipehawk (PIP)

AGMs: Cap-XX Ltd (CPX), Frontier Developments (FDEV), Hargreaves Services (HSP), Ideagen (IDEA), Invinity Energy Systems (IES), Mirada (MIRA), Pantheon International (PIN), Springfield Properties (SPR)

Companies paying dividends: Driver Group (0.75p), Smith & Nephew (14.4ȼ)

Thursday 28 October

Trading updates: Hunting (HTG), Inchcape (INCH), Lloyds Banking (LLOY) 

Interims: Airtel Africa (AAF), C&C Group (CCR)

Finals: J Smart & Co (SMJ)

AGMs: Brooks Macdonald (BRK), Filtronic (FTC), Rosslyn Data Technologies (RDT), South32 Ltd (S32), Tirupati Graphite (TGR)

Companies paying dividends: Mears Group (2.5p), Smart Metering Systems (6.875p), Law Debenture Corp (6.875p)

Friday 29 October

Economics: Consumer Credit, M4 Money Supply, Mortgage Approvals

Trading updates: Evraz (EVR)

Interims: Scancell Holdings (SCLP), Time Out Group (TMO)

AGMs: ADM Energy (ADME), ITM Power (ITM), Mattioli Woods (MTW), MaxCyte Inc (MXCT), OPG Power Ventures (OPG), Sensyne Health (SENS)

Companies paying dividends: Doric Nimrod Air One (2.25p), Doric Nimrod Air Two (4.0p)

Companies going ex-dividend on 28 October

CompaniesDividend (p)Pay Date
Avingtrans Ord 5p410-12-2021
Bankers Investment Trust Ord 25p5.530-11-2021
Brunner Inv Tst Ord 25p4.710-12-2021
City of London Inv Tst Ord 25p4.830-11-2021
CQS Natural Resources Growth and Income1.2630-11-2021
Dechra Pharmaceuticals Ord 1p29.3919-11-2021
Dunelm Group Ord 1p2319-11-2021
Ferguson121.510-12-2021
Fidelity Asian Values Ord 25p8.808-12-2021
Foresight Solar Fund1.74526-11-2021
Gleeson (MJ) Group Ord 2p1023-11-2021
Hammerson Ord 25p0.207-12-2021
Headlam Group Ord 5p5.829-11-2021
Morgan Advanced Materials Ord 25p3.219-11-2021
Next Fifteen Communications Ord 2.5p3.626-11-2021
Pittards Ord 25p0.525-11-2021
S&U Ord 12.5p3319-11-2021

The ex-dividend day is the first day on which it is no longer possible to buy the shares and qualify for the dividend. Ex-days are almost always a Thursday. The record date is usually one day after the ex-date. The payment day is the day on which the funds are transferred to shareholders.