Legal & General Group [LGEN] – 34 years on the LSE

On this day in 1979 Legal & General Group listed on the LSE.

The following chart plots the average monthly out-performance of the shares over the FTSE 100 Index since 1988. For example, on average Legal & General Group has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 1.4 percentage points in August.

Average monthly performance of Legal & General Group [LGEN] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1988-2013)

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for Legal & General Group shares relative to the market has been August (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 14 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for Legal & General Group relative to the market has been April (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 9 of the past 25 years).

Legal & General Group is in the FTSE 350 Life Insurance [NMX8570] sector.

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