Final week of earnings: Woolworths, Ramsay and Harvey Norman

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With the last week of the reporting season upon us, the traditional last-minute rush from many of the market’s minnows will keep the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) busy right up until the close of business on Friday.

But the last week does have its share of market luminaries, led by Woolworths on Wednesday: analysts are not expecting the retail giant to shoot the lights out, looking for a lift of about 7% in earnings per share, and a 3% boost to the dividend.

On the same day, private hospital operator Ramsay Health Care is expected to show further evidence of why it is regarded as a market darling, lifting both earnings and dividend by about 30%.

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