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Three things you need to know in the financial markets this morning from investment writer, Tony Cross

Just Eat

Quarterly numbers from the takeaway food delivery service Just Eat have been published today, showing a healthy 41% uptick in revenue growth. That is however down a shade on the 44% posted for the year to date and although the company is confident that full year revenues will come in towards the upper end of the previous forecast range, EBITDA is set to be hit once again as a result of infrastructure development costs.

Smith & Nephew

There’s a Q3 trading statement from Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, out this morning. It reconfirms the previous full year guidance whilst 10% revenue growth in emerging markets is certainly something worth applauding. Full year results are to be published on February 7th.

Royal Dutch Shell

In the wake of peer BP, Shell has reported its Q3 numbers this morning which again show profits soaring as a result of rising crude oil prices. The various benchmark grades of crude are around 40% higher than they were a year ago, but even despite this, the $5.6 billion profit figure still fell short of forecasts.

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Please note this article does not constitute investment advice. Investors are encouraged to do their own research beforehand or consult a professional advisor.

Tony Cross

Tony Cross

Tony Cross is a market commentator with over 15 years of experience, producing compelling, insightful copy for journalists and investors alike. Focusing on macroeconomics, UK blue chip equities and inter market analysis, Cross's commentary is well regarded for its clarity and ability to cut through the waffle. He has been quoted in publications as diverse as The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian and The Sun. He has also been a regular guest on both Share Radio and TipTV.

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