Beverages sector monthly seasonality analysis

The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the Beverages sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Beverages sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 1.9 percentage points in November.

Observations:

  1. The strongest months have been June and November – the sector has under-performed the market only three times in November in the last 14 years.
  2. The weakest months have been January and July – the sector has out-performed the market only five times in July in the last 14 years.

The four stocks in the FTSE 350 Beverages sector [NMX3530] are-

Barr (A G) [BAG] Diageo [DGE]
Britvic [BVIC] SABMiller [SAB]
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