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Week Ahead: 26 Feb - 2 March 2018

A summary of key company announcements expected in the coming week
Week Ahead: 26 Feb - 2 March 2018

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 26 February


Interims: Avation, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Sylvania Platinum, Town Centre Securities

Finals: Ascential, Bunzl, Dialight, Hammerson, Keller, Kosmos Energy, Quartix, RTC, Senior

Trading statement: Associated British Foods

EGM: Renew

Economics: UK finance loans for housing

Companies paying dividends: Compass (22.3p), M Winkworth (1.85p)


Tuesday 27 February

Interims: Clinigen, dotdigital, Swallowfield

Finals: Coats, Croda International, Dalata Hotel, Derwent London, Devro, Dialog Semiconductor, Direct Line Insurance, Drax, Elementis, FBD, Fresnillo, GKN, Greggs, Inchcape, James Fisher, Johnson Service, Jupiter Fund Management, Marketing Group, Meggitt, Morgan Advanced Materials, Persimmon, Provident Financial, Standard Chartered, Virgin Money

AGMs: Formation, Image Scan, John Lewis of Hungerford, LXB Retail Properties, SSP, Velocity Composites

EGMs: LXB Retail Properties, Trinity Mirror

Companies paying dividends: Hollywood Bowl (3.95p), Hollywood Bowl (special) (3.33p), Titon (2.7p), TUI (0.65p)


Wednesday 28 February

Interims: Avingtrans, Genus, Ricardo

Finals: Admiral Group, Bakkavor Group, Dialog Semiconductor, Foxtons, Informa, ITV, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Man Group, Shield Therapeutics, St James’s Place, Tarsus, Taylor Wimpey, Travis Perkins, UBM, Weir Group

AGM: Sage Group

EGMs: Amiad Water Systems, Booker, Tesco

Economics: GfK consumer confidence (Feb), BRC shop price index

Companies paying dividends: AEW UK Long Lease REIT (0.5p), Albion Enterprise VCT (2.5p), Bankers Investment Trust (4.8p), Chenavari Capital Solutions (1.25p), City Natural Resources High Yield (0.86p), Cohort (2.55p), CQS New City High Yield Fund (0.99p), Diverse Income Trust (0.75p), Ecofin Global Utilities & Infrastructure Trust (1.6p), Edinburgh Investment Trust (5.8p), Ediston Property Investment (0.4792), F&C Commercial Property Trust (0.5p), Henderson Far East Income Trust (5.3p), Henderson International Income Trust (1.3p), PHSC (0.5p), Picton Property Income (0.875p), Polar Capital Global Financial Trust (1.8p), Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust (1p), Watkin Jones (4.4p)


Thursday 1 March

Interims: Haydale Graphene Industries, Redde

Finals: Arrow Global, BBA Aviation, Bovis Homes, Capita, Cobham, Costain, CRH, Grafton, Gresham House, Hastings, Howden Joinery, Hunting, IndigoVision, International Personal Finance, Laird, Merlin Entertainments, National Express, Nichols, Petrofac, Rentokil, Robert Walters, RPS, Schroders, Vesuvius, WPP, XP Power

AGMs: Jersey Electricity, Local Shopping REIT, Shoe Zone

Economics: Net consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals, M4 money supply, Markit UK PMI manufacturing

Companies paying dividends: JPM Claverhouse (9.5p)


Friday 2 March

Interim: Revolution Bars

Finals: Essentra, IMI, London Stock Exchange, Mondi, Spire Healthcare,

AGM: Impax Asset Management

Economics: Markit/Cips UK construction

Companies paying dividends: APQ Global (1.5p), CPL Resources (5.6p), EJF (2.5p), ICG Enterprise Trust (5p), IG (9.69p), Merchants Trust (6.2p), Sage (10.2p)

Companies going ex-dividend on 1 March

Alumasc ord 12.5p2.956 Apr
Arden Partners ord 10p122 Mar
Beazley ord 5p7.428 Mar
City of London Investment Group916 Mar
Colefax ord 10p2.419 Apr
easyJet ord 25p40.923 Mar
Ideagen ord £0.010.07820 Mar
JPM Euro Inv. Trust Growth26 Apr
JPM Euro. Inv Trust Income2.56 Apr
Lakehouse0.56 Apr
Murray Income Trust ord 25p829 Mar
Park ord 2p16 Apr
Rio Tinto ord 10p(Reg)129.4312 Apr
Sanderson ord10p1.5516 Mar
Witan Investment Co ord 25p6.7529 Mar
WYG ord 10p0.64 Apr

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 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.