Week Ahead 

Week Ahead: 31 July - 4 August

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

Monday 31 July

Interims:  Arix Bioscience, Coats, Fidessa, HSBC, Hutchison China Meditech, Senior, Trinity Mirror, XP Power

AGMs: Mothercare, National Grid, Salvar

EGMs:  Highlands Natural Resources, Proactis

Economics:  Net consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals, M4 money supply

Companies paying dividends: Anpario (5.5p), Caledonia Investments (special) (100p), Charles Stanley (4.5p), Duke Royalty (0.5p), Ediston Property Investment (0.4583p), European Investment Trust (8p), European Investment Trust (special) (1.5p), Fidelity China Special Situation (2.5p), Hibernia Reit (1.16p), JD Sports Fashion (1.3p), Mediclinic International (4.7p), PayPoint (30p), PayPoint (special) (24.5p), Schroder Income Growth Fund (2p), Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund (3.1p), PayPoint Select Monthly Income (0.5p), UK Mortgages (1.5p), Vertu Motors (0.9p)  


Tuesday 1 August

Interims: 4imprint, BBA Aviation, BP, Centrica, Direct Line Insurance, Elementis, Twentyfour, Fresnillo, Gocompare.Com, Genel Energy, Greggs, Intertek, Keller, LSL Property Services, Man, Meggitt, Rolls-Royce, SDL, Taylor Wimpey

Finals: Filtronic, NWF

Trading statement: CYBG

AGMs: Plastics Capital, Vp, Work

Economics: Markit UK PMI manufacturing

Companies paying dividends: Electronic Data Processing (2p), Empiric Student Property (1.525p), Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust (2.5p), Hogg Robinson (1.925p), Johnson Matthey (54.5p), Kcom (4p), Mercantile Investment Trust (10.5p), Next (105p), Next (special) (45p), Stride Gaming (1.2p), Tate & Lyle (19.8p), TR Property Investment Trust (6.4p)


Wednesday 2 August

Interims: Aggreko, BAE Systems, Devro, Dignity, Eurocell, Johnston Press, Novae, Rio Tinto, RSA Insurance, Smurfit Kappa, Standard Chartered, StatPro, Travis Perkins, William Hill

Trading statements: AG Barr, Vedanta Resources

AGMs: CML Microsystems, Snoozebox

Economics: BRC shop price index, Markit/CIPS UK construction PMI

Companies paying dividends: Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust (10.5p), Montanaro European Smaller Companies (6.5p), Record (1.175p)


Thursday 3 August

Interims: Aviva, Bupa Finance, Centamin, Cobham, Communisis, ConvaTec, Dairy Farm Holdings, esure, Ferrexpo, Inmarsat, London Stock Exchange, Mondi, OM Asset Management, Portmeirion, Serco, Shire, Spirent Communications

Trading statements: International Consolidated Airlines, Next, UDG Healthcare

Economics: Markit/CIPS UK services, composite PMI, Official reserves, Bank of England base rate announcement, asset purchase target, corporate bond target, inflation report

Companies paying dividends: Caledonia Investments (39.9p), De La Rue (16.7p), Homeserve (11.2p), ITE (1.5p), Norcros (4.8p), Smith (WH) (14.6p)


Friday 4 August

Interims: FBD, Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate, Merlin Entertainments, Pearson, Royal Bank of Scotland, RPS

Trading statement: S&U

AGMs: APQ Global, Bilby, BlueRock Diamonds, Obtala

Economics: New car registrations

Companies paying dividends: Aquila Services (0.5p), Autins (0.4p), Aveva (27p), B&M European Value Retail (3.9p), Bonmarché (4.64p), British Land (7.3p), Brown (N) (8.56p), Burberry (28.4p), Caffyns (15p), CC Japan Income & Growth Trust (1.15p), Frenkel Topping (0.2969p), Game Digital (1p), Heavitree Brewery (3.675p), Heavitree Brewery ‘A’ Limited Voting (3.675p), ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt (1.5p), Intermediate Capital (19.5p), Monks Investment Trust (1.25p), NewRiver Reit (5.25p), NewRiver Reit (special) (3p), Next Fifteen Communications (3.75p), North American Income (7.5p), Octopus Aim VCT (3p), TalkTalk (5p), ULS Technology (1.1p), United Utilities (25.92p), Vodafone (8.35p), Wincanton (6.1p)


Companies going ex-dividend on 3 August


Dividend (p)


Aberdeen New Dawn Inv Tst ord 5p


1 Sep

Albion Enterprise VCT


31 Aug

Axiom European Financial Debt NPV


25 Aug

BB Healthcare Trust


31 Aug

CMC Markets


25 Aug

Dunedin Income Growth Inv Tst ord 25p


25 Aug

Halfords ord 1p


25 Aug



25 Aug

Henderson Far East Income Trust ord NPV


31 Aug

Independent Investment Trust


25 Aug

International Biotechnology Tst ord 25p


31 Aug

Latham (James) ord 25p


25 Aug

Micro Focus International 10p


25 Aug

Moneysupermarket.com ord O.02p


1 Sep



1 Sep

Octopus Titan VCT


25 Aug

QinetiQ ord 1p


1 Sep

Sanderson ord10p


18 Aug

Unilever ord 3  1/9p


6 Sep


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.



The data in the table above is a small selection of what’s available on our website. Just go to www.investorschronicle.co.uk/shares and click on the dividend calendar box. You can download a full table of ex-dividend dates as an Excel spreadsheet. The dividend calendar is updated every Friday.


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