View the top 7 stories to watch (23-27 May 2016) and our key company earnings schedule.

Can Marks & Spencer Rowe back to recovery?
New M&S CEO Steve Rowe will outline his turnaround plans for one of the UK's favourite retailers in Wednesday’s full-year results. Initial signs look promising, despite the tough retail outlook.


5 other events to look out for this week

1.    TUE 24 MAY
Can electronics firm Best Buy keep Amazon at bay?
Retail stocks have taken the brunt of punishment since US stocks peaked in April, and Best Buy is in the eye of the storm of online competition from Amazon.

2.    TUE 24 MAY
Will Hewlett Packard Enterprises better its other half?
HP Enterprises, the part of the freshly-split firm that doesn’t sell PCs, needs strong results to justify the better performance of its shares over the other half (HP, Wed).

3.    WED 25 MAY
Will Zoopla’s garden smell of roses?
A rebellion among estate agents and a watchdog probe for collusion against challenger property portal OnTheMarket could prove a boon for Zoopla.

4.    THU 26 MAY
Are US consumers spending again?
A surprise jump in retail sales in April suggested an early-stage US consumer comeback – will Thursday’s durable goods orders confirm the recovery

5.    FRI 27 MAY
UK and US to confirm slowing growth rates 
We can expect to see the latest confirmation of a significantly weaker US economy in Q1, with a GDP number of 0.5%, while UK GDP (Thu 26) is expected to fall to 0.4%.

​Selected company earnings (23-27 May)

Monday 23 MayResults
Mitie Group (UK)Full-year
Tuesday 24 MayResults
AutoZone (US)Q3
AVEVA Group (UK)Full-year
Best Buy (US)Q1
Big Yellow Group (UK)Full-year
Cranswick (UK)Full-year
De La Rue (UK)Full-year
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (US)Q2
Helical Bar (UK)Full-year
HomeServe (UK)Full-year
Intermediate Capital Group (UK)Full-year
Intuit (US)Q3
Paragon (UK)Half-year
Renew (UK)Half-year
Severn Trent (UK)Full-year
Toll Brothers (US)Q2
Topps Tiles (UK)Half-year
Wednesday 25 MayResults
Babcock International (UK)Full-year
Bristow (US)Q4
Costco Wholesale (US)Q3
Express (US)Q1
Great Portland Estates (UK)Full-year
Infoblox (US)Q3
Lions Gate Entertainment (US)Q4
Marks & Spencer (UK)Full-year
NewRiver Retail (UK)Full-year
Shaftesbury (UK)Half-year
Tiffany & Co (US)Q1
Zoopla (UK)Half-year
Thursday 26 MayResults
Abercrombie & Fitch (US)Q1
Daily Mail & General Trust (UK)Half-year
Dollar General (US)Q1
GameStop (US)Q1
Palo Alto Networks (US)Q3
PayPoint (UK)Full-year
Pets at Home (UK)Full-year
QinetiQ (UK)Full-year
Signet Jewelers (US)Q1
Sophos (UK)Full-year
Splunk (US)Q1
Tate & Lyle (UK)Full-year
Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (US)Q1
United Utilities (UKFull-year
Vectura (UK)Full-year
Friday 27 MayResults
KCOM (UK)Full-year
Scapa (UK)Full-year

Company announcements are subject to change. All the events listed above were correct at the time of writing.

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