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Kingfisher is trading at 411p, down 0.3%, as traders look forward to the company’s annual results tomorrow morning. The share price is up over 8% since the company announced its third-quarter results at the end of November. The stock price came under pressure in early February, in line with the rest of the market, because of fears concerning emerging markets. However, the share price quickly recovered.
Kingfisher is the largest home improvement retailer in Europe and the third biggest in the world. The company’s announcement in November revealed a 13% increase in group profits, which amounts to £271 million, for the 13 weeks until early November; this missed analysts’ expectations of £280 million.
The home improvements industry goes hand-in-hand with the property market, and the recent announcement that the Help to Buy scheme will be extended until 2020 should boost the already growing British property market; this could lead to higher revenue for Kingfisher.
We have been in a clear uptrend since May 2013, with the 100-hour moving average providing support at the 406p level. If the figures are good tomorrow, we could break the recent high of 416p.