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Next week on the stock market

What to expect from a selection of FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and selected other companies reporting next week.

Important notes

This article isn’t personal advice. If you’re not sure whether an investment is right for you please seek advice. If you choose to invest the value of your investment will rise and fall, so you could get back less than you put in.

Among those currently scheduled to release results next week:

  • We’ll see whether Shell's planning to up its shareholder rewards
  • Anglo American looks to steady the ship as recession fears bring commodity prices down
  • Microsoft will hope to shrug off negative market sentiment

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Among those currently scheduled to release results next week:

Ryanair Q1 Trading Statement
Vodafone* Q1 Trading Statement
Alphabet* Q2 Trading Statement
Bridgepoint Half Year Results
Coca Cola* Q2 Trading Statement
Compass* Q3 Trading Statement
Drax Half Year Results
Easyjet* Q3 Trading Statement
Games Workshop* Full Year Results
Greencore Q3 Trading Statemet
Informa Half Year Results
LVMH* Half Year Results
McDonalds* Q2 Trading Statement
Microsoft* Q4 Trading Statement
Mitie Q1 Trading Statement
Tyman Half Year Results
Unilever* Half Year Results
Visa* Q3 Trading Statement
British American Tobacco* Half Year Results
Fresnillo Q2 Production Report
GlaxoSmithKline* Q2 Trading Statement
Ibstock* Half Year Results
Lancashire Holdings Ltd Q2 Trading Statement
Lloyds Banking Group* Half Year Results
Meta* Q2 Trading Statement
Paragon Banking* Q3 Trading Statement
Primary Health Properties* Half Year Results
Provident Financial Half Year Results
Reckitt Benckiser* Half Year Results
Rio Tinto* Half Year Results
Smurfit Kappa Half Year Results
Spotify* Q2 Trading Statement
Unite Half Year Results
Wizz Air Holdings Q1 Trading Statement
Anglo American* Half Year Results
AB InBev* Q2 Trading Statement
Amazon* Q2 Trading Statement
Apple* Q3 Trading Statement
AVEVA Q1 Trading Statement
BAE Systems* Half Year Results
Barclays* Half Year Results
BT* Q1 Trading Statement
Centrica* Half Year Results
CMC Markets Q1 Trading Statement
CVS Group* Trading Statement
Diageo* Full Year Results
EVRAZ Q2 Trading Statement
FDM Group Half Year Results
Greencoat UK Wind Half Year Results
Hammerson Half Year Results
Inchcape Half Year Results
Indivior Half Year Results
ITV* Half Year Results
National Express Half Year Results
Nestle* Half Year Results
Rathbone Brothers Half Year Results
Relx Half Year Results
Rentokil Half Year Results
Schroders Half Year Results
SEGRO Half Year Results
Shell* Half Year Results
Smith & Nephew* Half Year Results
St James's Place Half Year Results
Vesuvius* Half Year Results
Weir Half Year Results
AstraZeneca* Q2 Trading Statement
Croda International Half Year Results
IMI Half Year Results
International Consolidated Airlines* Half Year Results
Intertek Half Year Results
Jupiter Fund Management Half Year Results
Morgan Advanced Materials Half Year Results
NatWest* Half Year Results
Rightmove Half Year Results
Standard Chartered* Half Year Results

*Events on which we will be updating investors.

Shell – Laura Hoy, Equity Analyst

Shell will have benefitted from the high oil price at over $100 per barrel, through the second quarter. Some of that influx has been funnelled into buybacks and dividend hikes. Last we heard, management said it would pay out upwards of 30% of free cash flow from operations in the second half. And earlier this month, CEO Ben van Beurden said that “giving back more to shareholders” is a priority. Please remember no shareholder returns are guaranteed.

The group’s liquid natural gas arm will also be of interest. Abandoning operations in Russia is expected to lower production by 0.8m tonnes in the second quarter, with guidance in the range of 7.4-8m tonnes. Given this was meant to be a growth avenue, we’d like an update on where management sees this business heading.

Renewables will also be in focus as the conversation around how big oil can use the current conditions to supercharge their transition to greener alternatives. This unproven part of the business requires a lot of investment, and has yet to turn free cash positive. Any indication that Shell’s renewable arm is nearing profitability will be welcome news.

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Anglo American – Matt Britzman, Equity Analyst

Following a blistering start to the year Anglo’s given up all its valuation gains. The prices of key commodities like Iron Ore, Copper and Nickel have all dropped from their highs and now trade below where they started the year, as recession fears creep in.

Anglo’s exposure to a diverse range of metals hasn’t been able to help, such is the widespread nature of the commodity decline. There have however, been some Anglo specific issues too. In April we heard production over the first quarter was 10% lower than last year, impacted by staff sickness and high rainfall – hopefully we’ll hear these issues have eased.

Nevertheless, the damage is done and production guidance was downgraded for a range of metals. At the same time, costs are now forecast 9% higher than previously thought.

On a positive note, after 4-years of hard work the Quellaveco project in Peru produced its first copper concentrate. We’ll be looking out for commentary on when commercial operations are likely to begin, there are a few regulatory hurdles still to overcome.

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Microsoft – Sophie Lund-Yates, Equity Analyst

Microsoft has had a tough 2022 so far, with market sentiment not on its side. This is part of a wider market shift away from more highly valued growth stocks, as economic and market uncertainty weigh heavily.

With that in mind, Microsoft will need to put in an impressive performance next week, as the market needs more convincing than normal to have a positive reaction. Analysts are expecting quarterly revenue of $52.5bn. We’re cautiously optimistic the group can hit this target, as Microsoft’s technology – both software and cloud computing – are essential to individuals and businesses all over the world. That means it’s less vulnerable to people reining in spending.

That said, the outlook statement is one to watch. The group’s president recently spoke about how tight the labour market is, which could see staff costs rise permanently. The bigger question though is how the Activision Blizzard deal is going. Gaming is an exciting growth opportunity and we’d like some detail on progress.

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