Smith & Nephew [SN.] – 62 years on the LSE

On this day in 1951 Smith & Nephew 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 Smith & Nephew has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 2.4 percentage points in June.

Average monthly performance of Smith & Nephew [SN.] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1988-2013)

Observations

  1. The strongest month for Smith & Nephew shares relative to the market has been June (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 16 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for Smith & Nephew relative to the market has been August (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 9 of the past 25 years).

Smith & Nephew is in the FTSE 350 Health Care Equipment & Services [NMX4530] sector.

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