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Week ahead: 31 January - 4 February

A summary of key company announcements expected in the coming week
Week ahead: 31 January - 4 February

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.

Monday 31 January

Economics: Nationwide House Price Index

Trading update: Evraz (EVR)

Interim: Van Elle (VANL)

Finals: Porvair (PRV), Sthree (STEM)

AGMs: Cloudbreak Discovery (CDL), Global Petroleum (GBP), Star Phoenix (STA)

Companies paying dividends: Albion Venture Capital (1.47p), Amedeo Air Four Plus Ltd (1.25p), Doric Nimrod Air One Ltd (2.25p), Doric Nimrod Air Three Ltd (2.0625p), Doric Nimrod Air Two Ltd (4.5p), Ediston Property Investment (0.4167p), European Assets Trust (8.8p), dotDigital (0.86p), Focusrite (3.7p), Lowland Investment Company (15.25), Smart (J) & Co (Contractors) (2.27p), Topps Tiles (3.1p), BMO Commercial Property Trust (0.375p), Middlefield Canadian Inc (1.275p)


Tuesday 1 February

Economics: Consumer Credit, M4 Money Supply, Mortgage Approval, PMI Manufacturing

Interim: NWF (NWF)

AGM: Schroder Asia Pacific Fund (SDP)

Companies paying dividends: Cardiff Property (13.5p), F&C Investment Trust (3p), Johnson Matthey (22p), United Utilities (14.5p), Mercantile Investment Trust (1.35p)


Wednesday 2 February

Economics: BRC Shop Price Index

Trading updates: Glencore (GLEN), Severn Trent (SVT), Vodafone (VOD)

Final: Wynnstay (WYN)

AGMs: Edinburgh Worldwide Investment (EWI), Premier Miton (PMI)

Companies paying dividends: Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus Trust (15p), Mitie (0.4p), Workspace (7p), Britvic (17.7p)


Thursday 3 February

Economics: PMI Services, BoE Interest Rate Decision

Trading updates: Cranswick (CWK), BT (BT.), Compass (CPG)

Interim: Renishaw (RSW)

Finals: Bankers Investment Trust (BNKR), Shell (RDSB)

AGMs: Agronomics Ltd (ANIC), Baillie Gifford European Growth (BGEU), Compass (CPG), Future (FUTR), Hargreave Hale AIM VCT (HHV), Hyve (HYVE), Sage (SGE), Ten Lifestyle (TENG), Unicorn AIM VCT (UAV)

Companies paying dividends: Gabelli Merger Plus Trust (US$0.12), XPS Pensions (2.4p)


Friday 4 February

Economics: PMI Construction

Companies paying dividends: AJ Bell (4.5p), Diploma (30.1p), Henderson European Focus (23.5p), Origin Enterprises (7.85p), Aveva (13p), Dr Martens (1.22p), Experian (11.69p), Halma (7.35p), JPMorgan Multi-Asset Growth & Income (1.025p), QinetiQ (2.3p), TwentyFour Income Fund (1.5p), TwentyFour Select Monthly Income Fund (0.5p), Vodafone (4.5 eurocents), BMO UK High Income Trust (1.32p)

Companies going ex-dividend on 3 February
CompanyDividend (p)Pay Date
Albion Enterprise VCT3.2228 Feb 22
Baronsmead Second Venture Trust3.54 Mar 22
BlackRock Income & Growth Inv Trust4.617 Mar 22
Capital for Colleagues1.54 Mar 22
Downing One VCT (Nov2013)1.2525 Feb 22
Dunedin Income Growth Inv Tst Ord 25p325 Feb 22
DWF1.54 Mar 22
Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust128 Feb 22
Treatt Ord 2p5.517 Mar 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.