Companies reporting w/c 18 December

Graham Spooner, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, gives his thoughts on what to expect from companies announcing results week commencing 18 December 2017.

Article updated: 15 December 2017 10:00am Author: Graham Spooner

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Economic Diary 

Announcements for the w/c 18 December 2017:

 

18 December, Industrial Trends Survey – Confederation of British Industry

If the surveys are any guide, UK manufacturing is close to booming, the purchasing managers indexes are rising sharply and last month the CBI Industrial Trends Survey pointed to the strongest rise in manufacturing in 30 years. Did December see a continuation of this encouraging trend? 

20 December, Distributive Trades Survey – Confederation of British Industry

Last month, the CBI Distributive Trades Survey reported on a pick-up in sales following a dip in October, but the report also highlighted the  strongest growth in average selling price in over 26 years – is this a sign of building inflation pressure, and did prices continue to rise sharply in December? 

22 December, UK index of Services – October 2017

While UK manufacturing has been showing signs of strong recovery, and construction is at last expanding again, the key services sector has not performed so well. In the three months to September the services sector expanded by 0.4%, but for the UK economy to grow at the kind of pace seen for much of 2016, it needs services to do better. Did October see an improvement?   

 

Further announcements include:

18 December

• EU Inflation, November – Eurostat 

19 December

• US GDP growth, third estimate, Q3 – U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

21 December

• Public Sector Finances, November – Office for National Statistics 

• Growth Indictor for December – Confederation of British Industry

22 December

• UK Quarterly accounts, July to September – Office for National Statistics

• Balance of Payments for UK, July to September – Office for National Statistics

 

Economic Diary

 

Announcements for the w/c 18 December 2017:

 

18 December, Industrial Trends Survey – Confederation of British Industry

If the surveys are any guide, UK manufacturing is close to booming, the purchasing managers indexes are rising sharply and last month the CBI Industrial Trends Survey pointed to the strongest rise in manufacturing in 30 years. Did December see a continuation of this encouraging trend?

 

20 December, Distributive Trades Survey – Confederation of British Industry

Last month, the CBI Distributive Trades Survey reported on a pick-up in sales following a dip in October, but the report also highlighted the  strongest growth in average selling price in over 26 years – is this a sign of building inflation pressure, and did prices continue to rise sharply in December?

 

22 December, UK index of Services – October 2017

While UK manufacturing has been showing signs of strong recovery, and construction is at last expanding again, the key services sector has not performed so well. In the three months to September the services sector expanded by 0.4%, but for the UK economy to grow at the kind of pace seen for much of 2016, it needs services to do better. Did October see an improvement?  

 

Further announcements include:

 

18 December

• EU Inflation, November – Eurostat

 

19 December

• US GDP growth, third estimate, Q3 – U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

21 December

• Public Sector Finances, November – Office for National Statistics

• Growth Indictor for December – Confederation of British Industry

 

22 December

• UK Quarterly accounts, July to September – Office for National Statistics

• Balance of Payments for UK, July to September – Office for National Statistics


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Graham Spooner

Investment Research Analyst

Graham started out as a fully authorised dealer on the Stock Exchange trading floor and for various banks, before becoming an FSA-approved investment adviser. Now a respected voice in the media, Graham’s share tips and comments on the markets are frequently sought by the national press.