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&rsquo s maritime territorial waters now include the Falklands Islands. 


Key company earnings (4-8 Apr)

Plexus Holdings (UK) - half-year 

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 

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 

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

Rockhopper Exploration (UK) - full-year
Xcite Energy (UK) - Q4


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