All eyes will likely be on Barclays and Lloyds next week when the two British banks announce their quarterly results, but several other companies outside the banking industry also report their trading updates and deserve full attention.
While utility stocks may appear to be a relatively safe place to invest your money, with demand for their services being fairly stable, the remainder of 2015 could see them split into something of a two-tier market.
With a headline yield of 4.8%, Centrica's (LSE: CNA) appeal as an income stock is fairly evident. However, where it has real potential as an income play is through its scope to increase dividends over the medium term.
I would have expected the slanging match over utility companies to have kicked off by now, inflicting further damage on the share prices of utility companies Centrica (LSE: CNA) and SSE (LSE: SSE). It hasn't happened yet.
The British Gas and Scottish Gas brands are two of the best known, and while as consumers we're unlikely to welcome their bills, as investors we should be pretty happy the way owner Centrica (LSE: CNA) is performing. Results for 2014 brought an ...
Like Tesco, energy giant Centrica (LSE: CNA) has been battered by the effect of intensifying competition across its British Gas retail operations, not to mention regulatory pressures forcing it to slash tariffs.
Shares in energy provider Centrica (LSE: CNA) have suffered a sobering end to the week after ratings agency Moody's elected to cut the firm's investment grade - to Baa1 from A3 previously - on Thursday evening.