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Three Quick Facts: IAG, Cairn Homes, S4 Capital


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

#1. Bright summer forecast for IAG

Q1 numbers are out this morning from airline operator IAG [LON:IAG] with a significant year on year uptick in profits being recorded along with news that the company is well positioned for the peak summer season as demand for travel remains high. Revenue per seat kilometre was up 4.4% whilst fuel unit costs were down 4.9%.

#2. Cairn Homes sees demand surge

Irish housebuilder Cairn Homes [LON:CRN] has a trading update out ahead of today’s AGM, which reaffirms full year guidance and adds that housing output for the year will increase by around 30%. The current forward order book stands at more than €1 billion.

#3. Macro headwinds continue to weigh for S4 Capital

S4 Capital [LON:SFOR] published its Q1 trading update, noting revenues down across the board as the company continues to battle weak client confidence and volatile macroeconomic conditions. Expectations are that performance will improve in the second half of the year, reflecting both seasonality and optimism that the market itself will see broad-based improvements. Full year targets are maintained.

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