UK dividends rose 6.6% in the last quarter of 2016 - great news for investors who focus on getting an income from their portfolios, but can it be sustained?
And speculation that housebuilders Bovis and Berkeley would merge was triggered by Schroder, Bovis' second largest shareholder, writing to Berkeley suggesting a deal.
Ed Bowsher spoke to Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, for more on these and other market stories.
Angry investors are pushing for Pearson's CEO to go after this week's profit warning and 30% fall in the share price.
There's been better news for shareholders in the fashion chain for more mature ladies, BonMarche with good sales in the run-up to Christmas. And Synthomer impresses investors in its Q4 update.
Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA, spoke with Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher on this and more company news.
Letter volumes at Royal Mail are down 6 percent and that's hit the share price, while marketing company St Ives tumbled than 30 percent after a profit warning. But price comparison service Moneysupermarket had a strong Q4 and was rewarded with an improved share price.
In retail Pets at Home shares were down despite revenue growth while car and bicycle parts Halfords will pay a special dividend to investors.
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment Management, to talk about these and more.