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Companies announcing their results next week

Tuesday AVEVA (Q4 preliminary results) Despite the downturn in global oil and commodity prices and excluding the effects of merger news, AVEVA’s shares have held up since the group’s software

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Companies announcing results next week

  Tuesday United Utilities (Q4 trading update) Investors will be anticipating the normal trading in line with expectations. There may also be a comment on electricity prices. Defensive stocks underperformed

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How to invest in 2017

One thing 2016 taught us is that trying to make predictions is a very tricky business. In a year full of surprises there were times when even so-called experts had

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday Compass (Q4 results) There is a strongly defensive nature to the business with good sales growth in some of its biggest markets and a healthy new contract pipeline. With

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United Utilities’ prospect for income

Water and sewage services group United Utilities said today that underlying operating profit in the first half would be slightly higher than last year, as current trading continues in line

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday Carnival (Q3 earnings release) Investors will be hoping to hear that the strong trading reported at the interim stage in June has continued into the second half of the

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United Utilities raises dividend but profit is hit

United Utilities reported a 0.6% rise in full year revenue to £1.73bn this morning, although the new regulated price controls contributed to a 9% drop in underlying operating profit to

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday AVEVA (Q4 preliminary results) The group’s share price has, to a certain extent this year, followed that of the price of oil. Investors will hope that orders from oil

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Companies announcing results in the week ahead

Monday Earthport (Interim results) There will be a considerable focus on AIM-listed cross-border payments group Earthport following its announcement in February of a £5m potential loss due to a customer

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United Utilities raises dividends

Despite profits coming in at £308.6m, below the estimated £312m, the company is viewed to be an attractive stock as it intends to target strong dividend growth over next five