The focus on the retail sector will continue next week, with updates due from Debenhams, JD Sports Fashion and French Connection.
Debenhams should reap a sales boost from the impact of the warmer summer on seasonal fashion lines when it updates on recent trading on Tuesday.
The department store chain will report back on trading since late June, with surging temperatures expected to have lifted sales after a weather-hit spring.
The update, which comes ahead of full annual results due out next month, follows a lacklustre March-to-June period for the chain of about 240 stores.
Like-for-like sales were flat as freezing temperatures and weak consumer confidence kept shoppers away and left seasonal clothing lines stuck on its shelves.
But analysts at Nomura expect Debenhams to post underlying sales growth of 2.1% for the year to the start of September, as improved recent trading helps compensate for the spring slump.
They see like-for-like sales between late June and early September also increasing by 2.1%, with cost cuts in stores and more online efficiency underpinning profits.
Nomura cited recent research from consultancy Kantar which suggest Debenhams' clothing sales have "rebounded sharply".
They said: "Given that Debenhams generates just under half of its sales from clothing, we expect this data to be indicative of better trading although it cannot provide a full picture."
Looking ahead, Nomura warns that a resurgent Marks & Spencer poses challenges for the retailer, after its rival's star-studded autumn/winter clothing launch.
For the full-year, analysts on average see the chain's pre-tax profits dipping to £153 million from £158.3 million a year earlier.
Online sales are also expected to play a major part in Debenhams' progress, after they grew by 40% in its third quarter.
Sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion is set to report a slow path to recovery in its Blacks and Millets outdoor division when it posts first-half results on Wednesday.
The group, which bought the brands out of administration for £20 million in January 2012, recently warned of first-half losses from outdoor in the six months to August as the turnaround has taken longer than expected.
The retailers, which sell camping and walking gear, had to sacrifice margins in order to achieve a positive like-for-like sales figure, with the return to profitability still a ''work in progress''.
JD has been overhauling the outdoor business by moving its headquarters to Bury, where the group is based, and changing its management.
Its fashion arm, which trades under the Bank and Scotts brands, has also struggled, with underlying sales falling 5% in the 18 weeks to the start of June. JD warned to expect bigger losses in this division.
But weakness in its outdoor and fashion arms contrasted with "robust" trading in its core sports business, which grew like-for-like sales 7% during the period.
JD, which has more than 800 stores in total across the UK, Ireland, France and Spain, could also announce further expansion in Europe.
Analysts N+1 Singer said JD remains an attractive investment case.
They said: " International and multi-channel developments in the core sports business are key drivers of the investment case and we believe management have the ability to turn the outdoor business around.
"There are clearly some lingering doubts about the potential from the fashion division where Sports Direct has been making inroads."
They forecast adjusted pre-tax profits of £70 million for the full year, up from £ 60.5 million a year earlier.
Espirito Santo analyst Sanjay Vidyarthi said: " Our sense is that there remains an opportunity to continue to drive both sales and margin, despite the Olympics and Euro 2012 comparatives."
Online fashion firm ASOS is expected to report back on more solid trading on Thursday after recently notching up its best UK sales growth in four years.
The appeal among its core twenty-something customer base has shown no signs of waning, with the firm reporting a 39% leap in UK sales and 48% hike in international revenues over its third quarter to May 31, driving a 45% hike in total retail sales.
Its UK performance was the best since the third quarter of 2009, after it cut price tags and launched a free delivery and returns offer.
ASOS, which stands for ''As Seen on Screen'', also said its profit margins were improving having suffered following its focus on pricing and were expected to rise modestly over the financial year as a whole.
Analysts at UBS said ASOS was on to a "winning formula".
"The ASOS strategy to continuously improve the customer offer across geographies is paramount for sustainable market share gain and sales growth," they added.
UBS is pencilling in a slight slowdown in sales growth over the fourth quarter to 30% for the UK and 37% overall as it comes up against tougher comparatives from a year earlier, but said the "strong trend" will continue.
ASOS reported an 11% leap in pre-tax profits to £25.6 million in the six months to the end of February.
Deutsche Bank is predicting a 33% rise in full year pre-tax profits to £53 million.
ASOS, which was founded in 2000 and has 6.5 million customers, is aiming to reach a £1 billion sales target by 2015.
An overhauled summer range is likely to have provided a boost to first half trading at fashion retailer French Connection as the group's revival plans begin to pay off.
The chain, which reports half-year figures on Wednesday, recently revealed "broadly flat" UK and European retail like-for-like sales in the first quarter - a marked recovery from the 7% plunge in the previous financial year.
Analysts are expecting a further pick up in the second quarter thanks to a well received spring/summer selection and in-store changes.
Andrew Wade, retail expert at Numis Securities, said: "French Connection bought more tightly into Spring/Summer 2013 and it ended the period with a cleaner stock position.
"Combined with the improved weather over the summer months, we look for a solid performance through the second quarter."
French Connection slumped to an overall bottom-line loss of £10.5 million in the year to January 31, against profits of £5 million the previous year.
The company, whose brands include Toast and Great Plains, posted losses of £7.2 million when excluding the cost of store closures and other one-off items.
A £16 million loss at its UK and European arm dragged the group into the red and founder and chief executive Stephen Marks called conditions the worst he has known in 40 years of trading.
But he said on posting the figures that there would be a "steady and significant'' improvement in the company's trading performance and a return to profitability by 2015.
He has vowed to manage the business cautiously in order to limit discounting and increase full-price sales.
Other changes have included a revised approach to rostering in order to ensure better staff coverage at peak times and changes to merchandising to enable the quicker re-stocking of best-selling lines.
Mr Wade believes there will be some improvements in the first half, but that the group will remain in the red.
As the turnaround plans gain traction over the remainder of the year, he predicts annual losses will narrow to £5.5 million.
"French Connection remains a strong global brand with a new focus on change and sensible initiatives being implemented," he added.
The company has 74 stores in the UK and Europe, as well as licensed and wholesale operations around the world, including Hong Kong and China.
Housebuilder Redrow will report a year of soaring trading on Wednesday as it capitalises on a housing market fuelled by state stimulus schemes.
The Flintshire-based builder has already flagged 12 months of surging revenues, which rose 26% to £604.8 million in the year to the end of June.
Analysts on average expect pre-tax profits to climb to £65.7 million from £43 million a year ago, as it makes more money by building on land acquired cheaply during the downturn, plus selling its homes for more.
Government schemes such as Help to Buy - which allows people to buy a new-build home with a 5% deposit - plus the Funding for Lending credit-boosting scheme, have stoked the housing market and lifted house prices.
Redrow recently said it sold 15% more homes during the year with 2,827 completions, while the average selling price of a private property was £227,300, up from £204,100 a year earlier - prompting a flurry of upgrades from brokers.
Redrow is also starting to see the benefits of its London developments, where house prices are racing ahead, and had sold 13 of its Kingston Riverside properties in London by July.
Along with other housebuilders, shares in Redrow have soared over the past year as analysts also expect to see a marked improvement in margins.
Numis Securities analyst Chris Millington said: "We expect Redrow to confirm that the housing market is improving and that volumes, selling prices and margins are all advancing.
"The market will be focusing on the outlook for the wider market, but more particularly on London and how this will impact results over the next couple of years."