The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the Industrial Engineering sector.
The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Industrial Engineering sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the Industrial Engineering sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 1.5 percentage points in January.
- The sector is strong relative to the whole market in the first five months of the year.
- The strongest months are March and April – the sector has under-performed the market only twice in the past 13 years in April.
- The weakest month has been September – the sector has out-performed the market only four times in this month in the last 14 years.
The seven stocks in the FTSE 350 Industrial Engineering sector [NMX2750] are-
|Bodycote [BOY]||Rotork [ROR]|
|Fenner [FENR]||Sprax-Sarco [SPX]|
|IMI [IMI]||Weir Group [WEIR]|