The Tipster | Thomas Cook struggles to fly

DOUBTS remain over whether tomorrow’s full-year results from Thomas Cook Group will launch another take-off for the travel company. Even though its shares are up by over 30 per cent over the last year, many seem unconvinced whether the firm can fly any higher. Chief executive Harriet Green is set to unveil a new strategy, but traders may be spooked by higher headline losses. Spreadex quotes a price of 23.41p-24.09p for Thomas Cook Group.

It has been a shaky year for electrical retailers, as chains like Comet have run into difficulty. However, Dixons Retail has confounded expectations. Its share price has surged by over 150 per cent in the last 12 months. With the company due to give an update this week, traders will be assessing whether this outperformance can continue. CMC Markets quotes a price of 25.98p-26.05p for Dixons Retail.

DIY retailer Kingfisher gives an update on Thursday. Traders expect a small drop in sales, as poor weather and difficult trading on the continent continue to weigh. But there may be a modest boost in the value of shares, which are up by over 12 per cent over the last year, if some improvement is detected in its margins. IG quotes a price of 277.10p-277.70p for Kingfisher.

United Utilities Group has had its fair share of volatility this year, as utilities watchdog Ofwat has looked to loosen inflation-linked pricing agreements. Its shares are up by 11 per cent over the last 12 months, but are still someway off highs of over 730p a few weeks ago. Traders will be hoping that tomorrow’s results provide some positive news to put shares back on course. Capital Spreads quotes a price of 670.10p-671.40p for United Utilities Group.