Automobiles & Parts 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 Automobiles & Parts sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Automobiles & Parts sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the Automobiles & Parts sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 2.8 percentage points in January.

NB. This sector has only one constituent (GKN).

Observations:

  1. The strongest months of the year relative to the market for the sector have been January and February, the sector has only under-performed the market in three years since 1999 in this January.
  2. The sector has been relatively weak in September and October, the the sector has only out-performed the market in five years since 1999 in September.

The one stock in the FTSE 350 Automobiles & Parts sector [NMX3350] is-

GKN PLC [GKN]
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