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This week saw the major US banking groups report their profits for the latest quarter. There could be some read-across for the UK Banks, who report their figures later this month/early next.
Well, firstly this will be the last set of results for Lloyds before the cut off for PPI claims. Many believe this is what has been holding the bank back. At time of writing Lloyds closed the day at 57.48p, a whole 14p below the broker consensus on the bank. Lloyds is due to report half year results on 31st July.
Barclays, another blue chip bank who have seen their share price suppressed from levels almost 30% below levels Barclays were trading at in 2018! Not even two years ago, bare in mind, there was no Brexit clarity then either! Allow me to pose you a question, what is holding Barclays back? 1st August, Barclays are due to report half yearly results.
Another major UK listed bank, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is currently trading 70p under 2018 highs…or 22% lower! What has been holding this FTSE stalwart back? The concern of a labour led government and the potential of a break up of the bank? By the day, do you believe this is looking more or less likely? If you think Jeremy Corbyn becoming the next prime minister is unlikely? Is now the time to make your play? Results: 2 Aug
Or do you look further afield? A bank that is less dependant on the outcome of Brexit? Less sensitive to what happens on these shores? HSBC “the worlds global bank” is trading at 662p, 17% below where it was trading when 2018 highs were made. Results: 5 Aug.
If you trade the Banks (or Miners, Retails or Housebuilders), all have potential to deliver big share price moves when they report quarterly results. To make sure you are aware of broker previews about what to expect (revenues, profits, growth outlook), as well as actionable trade ideas daily, make sure you sign up to our Research Gold Pass.
Enjoy your weekend.
Chris Peters, Senior Trader, 19 July 2019
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