Johnson Matthey [JMAT] – 71 years on the LSE

On this day in 1942 Johnson Matthey 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 Johnson Matthey has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 2.1 percentage points in February.

Average monthly performance of Johnson Matthey [JMAT] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1988-2013)

Observations

  1. The strongest month for Johnson Matthey shares relative to the market has been February (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 16 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for Johnson Matthey relative to the market has been August (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 11 of the past 25 years).

Johnson Matthey is in the FTSE 350 Chemicals [NMX1350] sector.

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