Good morning and welcome to the Week Ahead, your weekly destination for discussion and analysis of the largest stocks in the UK and overseas.

The major macroeconomic news last week was that the UK's GDP figures surpassed expectations, growing by 0.6% in the first quarter of 2024, the strongest in nearly three years and ending a recessionary phase.

This positive performance has buoyed investor confidence and has sent our leading indices to all-time highs. While welcomed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as a sign of economic recovery, it has sparked debates over monetary policy, with speculation about the commencement of rate cuts despite remaining concerns over inflation. However, with Bank of England committee members starting to vote in favour of rate cuts, we might be seeing renewed investor confidence and the beginning of a UK stock market turnaround.


This week we have German CPI announcements on Tuesday, followed by the US CPI print on Wednesday, so be prepared for some volatility on these days!

Companies reporting


Big UK earnings

US company reporting

EU company reporting

Monday - 13th May

HY 2024 results - Victrex, Diploma

Q1 2024 earnings - Petrobras (ADR)

Q1 2024 earnings- Ferrovial

Tuesday - 14th May

Q1 Trading update - Greggs, Flutter Entertainment

Q2 Trading update - CYBG

HY 2024 results - Marston’s

FY 2024 results - Vodafone, DCC

Q1 2024 earnings - Home Depot, Hess, Eversource Energy

Q1 2024 earnings - Bayer, Veolia Environnement, Porsche Automobil Holding, Brenntag, OCI, Nordex, A2A, Grifols, ACS Actividades de Construccion y Servicios

Wednesday - 15th May

Q2 2024 earnings - TUI

HY 2024 results - Britvic, Compass Group, Imperial Brands

FY 2024 results - Burberry, Experian

Earnings release - Progressive Corp

Q3 2024 earnings release - Cisco Systems

Q1 2024 earnings - Allianz, Commerzbank, Merck KGaA, RWE, E.ON, Snam, Telecom Italia

Thursday - 16th May

HY 2024 results - easyJet, Grainger, Sage

FY 2024 results - BT, United Utilities

Q2 2024 earnings - Applied Materials, Deere & Co

Q1 2025 earnings - Walmart

Q1 2024 earnings - Zurich Insurance Group, Swiss Re, Deutsche Telekom, Aegon

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