Simon Thompson hat trick, Taking Stock of FTSE100 changes, latest results & more

In Simon Thompson's column today, he highlights a trio of undervalued small cap companies all of which have undergeared balance sheets, are priced on modest earnings multiples, offer progressive dividends, and for good measure are displaying strong earnings momentum.

Meanwhile, companies editor Ian Smith also touches upon Provident Financial in his Taking Stock column this week in which he looks at the latest comings and goings in the blue chip FTSE100 index and what promotion to the index can mean to a company.

The companies results season has died down a little but some significant players are still reporting including in recent days including IQE, 888, Cairn Homes and Redrow. Keep an eye on the latest results and company news on our Shares page.

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