Companies reporting w/c 4 December

Graham Spooner, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, gives his thoughts on what to expect from companies announcing results week commencing 4 December 2017.


Standard Life Aberdeen (Q4 results)

The newly merged entity reported a drop in profit back at the last interim stage but with rising markets and integration efficiencies there are some hopes that numbers could be a little better for the full year. Investors will expect asset under management to be higher with improved solvency ratios and higher capital surpluses. Management has the intention of expanding into the more international markets such as Singapore, Dubai and China so we await any comments on the progress in this regard.

We currently list Standard Life Aberdeen as a HOLD