Stocks to watch next week: Nike, AO World, H&M and Currys

Earnings season is all but over, but trading updates from key companies across the globe are providing insights into how certain markets are performing. Investors next week will see updates from UK consumer-facing companies AO World and Currys, which will allow them to gauge how households have been coping with cost of living pressures. In Europe, fashion retailer H&M is expected to come in above expectations, with analysts upgrading the stock ahead of the results. Across the pond, Nike will try to convince investors it is on the right track, as analysts appear split on the direction of the athletic apparel’s stock in 2025. Here's what to look out for: White goods specialist AO World is expected to report around £10.4bn in revenues for the full year when it announces results next Wednesday. AO World has secured a 16% share in the major domestic appliance market, commanding nearly a third of the online segment. In its last trading statement in March, CEO and founder John Roberts expressed cautious optimism. Despite anticipating a 9% drop in annual sales to around £1bn, marking the third consecutive annual decline, Roberts highlighted that pre-tax profit is expected to reach the upper end of the...

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