On Friday, builders' merchant Travis Perkins issues an interim management statement, and Panmure Gordon is expecting the group to have made further progress, despite tough market conditions.
The broker thinks the key issues will be: Spending outlook - public versus private and housing vs commercial; Weather, Jubilee/Olympics disruption; Competitive environment post corporate activity in sector.
The same broker has cast its eye over the third quarter (Q3) update from Computacenter, noting that the interim results released at the end of August did not include the critical September month.
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"Key Q3 messages from Computacenter should be that it is working through its problems in Germany, but is likely to say that there is still work to do to fix it - and wrap that message in a statement about trading being in line," Panmure Gordon's George O'Connor suggested.
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