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Week ahead: 4 - 7 January

A summary of key company announcements expected in the coming week
Week ahead: 4 - 7 January

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 and our daily online news summaries record all key company announcements and business press headlines.


Tuesday 4 January 

Companies paying dividends: AVI Global Trust (10.5p), BlackRock Sustainable American Income Trust (2p), Fuller Smith & Turner (3.9p), Land Securities Group (8.5p), McKay Securities (2.9p)


Wednesday 5 January

Companies paying dividends: British Smaller Companies VCT (2p), Games Workshop (35p), Tate & Lyle (9p)


Thursday 6 January

Trading updates: (MADE), Next (NXT)

Companies paying dividends: Castings (3.66p), Manolete Partners (0.39p), Redcentric (1.2p)


Friday 7 January

Economics: Halifax house price index, PMI construction

Interims: Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund (SEQI)

AGMs: Cellular Goods (CBX), Northern Venture Trust (NVT)

Companies paying dividends: Alliance Pharma (0.563p), British Land (10.32p), Electrocomponents (6.4p), Hill & Smith (12p), Homeserve (6.8p), JPM Euro Investment Trust (1.4p), Lok’N Store (10.7p), London Metric Property (2.2p)


Companies going ex-dividend on 6 January

Company Dividend (p)Pay date
Aberdeen Smaller Companies Income Trust2.428-Jan-22
Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus1502-Feb-22
Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus102-Feb-22
AJ Bell4.526-Jan-22
AJ Bell526-Jan-22
Anglo Pacific Group Ord 10p1.7516-Feb-22
Auto Trader Group Ord 150p2.728-Jan-22
Aveva Ord 3 1/3p1304-Feb-22
Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust0.3511-Feb-22
Blackrock Frontiers Inv Tst $ cents3.14811-Feb-22
BMO Private Equity Trust5.2728-Jan-22
BMO UK High Income Trust1.3203-Feb-22
Brewin Dolphin Holdings Ord 1p  11.109-Feb-22
Experian PLC11.8504-Feb-22
F&C Investment Trust301-Feb-22
Finncap Group0.621-Jan-22
Henderson European Focus Trust23.504-Feb-22
Iomart Group Ord 1p2.4228-Jan-22
Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust0.928-Jan-22
Northern 2 VCT228-Jan-22
Northern 3 VCT228-Jan-22
Panther Securities Ord 25p609-Feb-22
QINETIQ Group Ord 1p2.304-Feb-22
Shires Income Ord 50p3.228-Jan-22
Unicorn AIM VCT710-Feb-22
Unicorn AIM VCT3.510-Feb-22
UP Global Sourcing Holdings3.3328-Jan-22
XPS Pensions Group2.403-Feb-22

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.