Unilever is set to unveil its first-quarter results later this week.

Analysts are predicting that Unilever on Thursday (May 4) will record sales growth of approximately 3.5% and like-for-like growth of around 5.5%.

Meanwhile, British American Tobacco is expected to release its first-quarter results tomorrow (Wednesday). Analysts are predicting a pre-tax profit of £650m, up from £624m last year.