View the week's key company earnings schedule and key stories to watch.
View the week's key company earnings schedule and key stories to watch.The top 5 stories to look out for (4-10 April 2016)
1. TUE 5 APR Just what the doctor ordered for Walgreens Boots & Rite Aid? Earnings from US pharmacies will generate interest as Walgreens looks to merge with Rite Aid after recently acquiring Britain’s Boots. 2. TUE 5 APR AA hits the road with latest earnings report Roadside recovery firm AA's shares have lost almost a third in the past year. Full-year earnings are forecast to fall but positive guidance could rescue its share price. 3. WED 6 APR Monsanto Q2 earnings Slumping sales are unlikely to see a turnaround for Monsanto shares as Swiss agrochemicals rival Syngenta pursues merger talks with government-backed ChemChina. 4. THU 7 APR Simply good news for M&S ahead of Q4 sales update? Can new boss Steve Rowe push M&S back to the top of the retail pile, or will the firm join rivals Next and H&M in their 2016 retail outlook warnings? 5. FRI 8 APR More trouble for oil explorer Rockhopper ahead of full-year earnings? After plunging oil prices, Rockhopper Exploration may now have to contend with a UN ruling that Argentina’s maritime territorial waters now include the Falklands Islands.
Key company earnings (4-8 Apr)
Monday Plexus Holdings (UK) - half-year
Tuesday AA (UK) - full-year International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (UK) - sales release Card Factory (UK) - full-year Darden Restaurants (US) - Q3 Electrocomponents (UK) - Q4 Walgreens Boots Alliance (US) - Q2
Wednesday Acuity Brands (US) - Q2 Amerisur Resources (UK) - full-year Bed Bath & Beyond (US) - Q4 Constellation Brands (US) - Q4 Global Payments (US) - Q3 Monsanto (US) - Q2 SunEdison (US) - Q4 Topps Tiles (UK) - Q2
Thursday CarMax (US) - Q4 ConAgra Foods (US) - Q3 Costco Wholesale - (US) - sales release Dunelm Group (UK) - sales release Gap (UK) - sales release Marks & Spencer (UK) - trading update Rite Aid (US) - Q4 Stolt-Nielson (UK) - Q1 Victrex (UK) - half-year
Friday Rockhopper Exploration (UK) - full-year Xcite Energy (UK) - Q4
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