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Next week on the stock market

What to watch from the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and selected other companies reporting week of 5th July 2024.
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Among those currently scheduled to release results next week:


No FTSE 350 Reporters



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Barratt Developments*

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JD Wetherspoon*

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Q2 trading statement


Full year results


Bytes Technology Group

AGM trading statement


AGM trading statement

Dr Martens

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Full year trading statement

John Wood Group

Half year results


Q2 results


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Severn Trent

AGM trading statement


Half year trading statement


Q1 results


Ashmore Group

Q4 AUM update


Q1 AUM update

*Events on which we will be updating investors

Barratt Developments hopes to report improved home-buyer sentiment

Barratt Developments had a lacklustre set of results at the half year mark, so investors will be looking for some more positive news. The housebuilder did offer a glimmer of hope in the form of improving reservation rates, and we’d like to see momentum continue. While the outlook is uncertain, we’re cautiously optimistic that a more stable economic and interest rate environment will have paved the way for better home-buyer sentiment.

Don’t expect a total reversal in fortunes just yet though, after underlying pre-tax profits fell almost 70% in the first half of the year. That reflects a lower number of houses being sold, coupled with lingering cost inflation. We’ll be looking out for more detailed commentary on the order book in particular, to help gauge when margins will get back to normal.

There’s also the group’s agreed all-share offer for Redrow to chew through. The £2.5bn deal came as a surprise, and although it will help to boost Barratt’s exposure to larger, more expensive homes, investors will want a clearer roadmap of how things are progressing.

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Will volumes continue to improve for PepsiCo?

PepsiCo reports second-quarter results next week and investors will be hoping to see continued volume improvements. Price hikes have caused volumes to drop in recent quarters, but the trend has been improving. The only business unit not on the right glide path is Quaker Oats where recalls impacted performance.

Management has been upbeat about the state of its global consumer base, with real wage growth in most regions. But there are some areas to watch. Higher savings rates are impacting China's spending, and low-income consumers in the US are still feeling the effects of stretched budgets. Expect some ongoing softness from the second quarter with more upbeat commentary about how the second half is shaping up.

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How have wet weather and football affected trading at JD Wetherspoon?

JD Wetherspoon is scheduled to update on trading next week, ahead of full year results. At the last check, the group was expecting performance to be at the top end of expectations, which at the time meant pre-tax profits of around £75mn. The England men’s football team’s arguably fortunate progress in the Euros won’t be doing bar takings any harm, but that may be somewhat offset by the wettest spring since 1986. We’ll be looking out for any further changes to guidance.

The group typically uses this opportunity to update on its financial position. So far, it’s not made too much progress this year in bringing down debt levels. Positive movement on that front and clarity over future expansion plans will be key to determining whether a return to the dividend list might be on the table.

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Derren Nathan
Derren Nathan
Head of Equity Research

Derren leads our Equity Research team with more than 15 years of experience in his field. Thriving in a passionate environment, Derren finds motivation in intellectual challenges and exploring diverse ideas within his writing.

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Published: 5th July 2024