Announcements from FTSE 350 companies are winding down after a busy few weeks of results for periods ending 30 June. But there is still plenty of stock market news scheduled, particularly from smaller, lesser-known, companies.

Private investors favourites such as greeting cards seller Card Factory (CARD), posh chocs retailer Hotel Chocolat (HOTC:AIM), Xeros Technology (XSG:AIM), the laundry engineering designer, and interiors refurbishment specialist Havelock Europa (HVE:AIM) - which recently warned on profits - are all set to update the market.

They will join smaller housebuilders MJ Gleeson (GLE) and Inland Homes (INL:AIM) in reporting either half or full year figures next week.

FTSE 350 water companies United Utilities (UU.) and Pennon (PNN) will also issue mid-year trading updates, as will packaging giant RPC (RPC) and Purplebricks (PURP:AIM), the near-£1bn online estate agent that is eyeing serious expansion in the US.

You can find all of next week’s upcoming company and economic announcements by clicking through to our diary app.

Here are Shares top three stock picks with news next week that investors should follow closely.

Circassia (CIR) 86.5p

Wednesday 27 September


Entertainment One (ETO) 254.3p

Wednesday 27 September


Produce Investments (PIL:AIM) 176p

Thursday 28 September


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Issue Date: 22 Sep 2017