Strong/weak sectors in March

Strong sectors

The table below lists the sectors that have historically out-performed the market in March.

Sector TIDM
Financial Services
General Industrials
General Retailers
Industrial Engineering
Oil & Gas Producers
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution

Weak sectors

The following table lists the sectors that have been weak in March.

Sector TIDM
Gas, Water & Multiutilities
Health Care Equipment & Services
Nonlife Insurance

 

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Strong/weak sectors in February

Strong sectors

The table below lists the sectors that have historically out-performed the market in February.

Sector TIDM
Chemicals
Construction & Materials
General Retailers
Household Goods
Mining
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution

Weak sectors

The following table lists the sectors that have been weak in February.

Sector TIDM
Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Financial Services
Fixed Line Telecommunications
Mobile Telecommunications
Technology Hardware & Equipment

 

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2013 market review – comparative performance of FTSE 350 sectors

The following chart shows the performance of the FTSE 350 stock sectors in 2013.

FTSE 350 sector returns in 201326 of the 38 sectors out-performed the FTSE 100 Index in the year, with 24 sectors increasing over 20%. Only three sectors saw negative returns in 2013.

The data for the above chart are given in the following table.

FTSE 350 Sector TIDM Rtn 2013 (%)
Automobiles & Parts 63.2
Fixed Line Telecommunications 61.8
Forestry & Paper 56.2
Mobile Telecommunications 52.7
Financial Services 42.3
Real Estate Investment & Services 41.4
Travel & Leisure 38.1
Aerospace & Defense 37.6
Life Insurance 36.0
Household Goods 35.1
Technology Hardware & Equipment 35.1
Media 34.9
General Industrials 33.9
General Retailers 32.6
Industrial Transportation 30.7
Industrial Engineering 27.5
Support Services 26.6
Personal Goods 26.2
Software & Computer Services 25.6
Health Care Equipment & Services 25.0
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 24.8
Construction & Materials 23.4
Chemicals 21.5
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 21.3
Real Estate Investment Trusts 15.1
Equity Investment Instruments 14.6
FTSE 100 14.4
Food Producers 13.7
Beverages 11.7
Nonlife Insurance 11.4
Oil & Gas Producers 8.1
Gas, Water & Multiutilities 8.0
Banks 7.8
Food & Drug Retailers 6.5
Electricity 3.6
Tobacco 2.3
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution -6.3
Mining -16.4
Industrial Metals -48.6

Performance of UK sectors in 2012

 

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Strong/weak sectors in December

Strong sectors

The table below lists the sectors that have historically out-performed the market in December.

Sector TIDM
Construction & Materials
Life Insurance
Support Services
Travel & Leisure

Weak sectors

The following table lists the sectors that have been weak in December.

Sector TIDM
Banks
General Retailers
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

 

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Strong/weak sectors in September

Strong sectors

The following table lists the sectors that have historically been strong in September.

Sector TIDM
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Food & Drug Retailers
Electricity
Mobile Telecommunications

Weak sectors

And the following table lists the sectors that have been weak in this month.

Sector TIDM
Industrial Engineering
Aerospace & Defense
General Retailers
Chemicals
Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Media
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Technology Hardware & Equipment
Industrial Metals
Automobiles & Parts

 

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FTSE 350 sector performance in first half 2013

The following chart shows the performance of the FTSE 350 sectors in the first six months of 2013.

The data for the above chart are given in the following table.

FTSE 350 Sector TIDM Chng 1H 2013 (%)
Automobiles & Parts 31.7
Fixed Line Telecommunications 30.1
Household Goods 26.0
Real Estate Investment & Services 25.1
Aerospace & Defense 23.2
Forestry & Paper 22.2
Mobile Telecommunications 21.4
Travel & Leisure 18.2
Financial Services 18.0
General Retailers 17.2
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 16.8
Software & Computer Services 16.4
Media 14.0
Industrial Transportation 13.5
Support Services 12.4
Food Producers 12.0
Life Insurance 11.9
Industrial Engineering 11.0
General Industrials 10.8
Personal Goods 9.2
Nonlife Insurance 8.1
Beverages 7.8
Electricity 7.3
Health Care Equipment & Services 7.0
Equity Investment Instruments 7.0
Gas, Water & Multiutilities 6.2
FTSE 100 5.4
Construction & Materials 5.3
Banks 5.2
Tobacco 4.6
Real Estate Investment Trusts 4.3
Technology Hardware & Equipment 3.7
Chemicals 3.5
Food & Drug Retailers 2.5
Oil & Gas Producers 2.0
Electronic & Electrical Equipment -3.8
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution -7.9
Mining -26.5
Industrial Metals -58.4

 

 

 

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Performance of UK sectors in 2012

The following chart shows the performance of the FTSE 350 stock sectors in 2012.

29 of the 38 sectors out-performed the FTSE 100 Index, with 26 sectors increasing over 10% in the year.

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General retailers start their weakest month of the year

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

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 general retailers sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the general retailers sector has out-performed the FTSE Index by 1.7 percentage points in February.

Observations:

  1. The strongest month of the year for the sector is February, and the weakest is December.
  2. After two strong months early in the year (February and March) the relative performance of the sector steadily declines for the rest of the year.

The 20 stocks in the FTSE 350 General Retailers sector [NMX5370] are-

Brown (N) Group  [BWNG] Kingfisher  [KGF]
Carpetright  [CPR] Marks & Spencer  [MKS]
Debenhams  [DEB] Moneysupermarket  [MONY]
Dignity [DTY] Next  [NXT]
Dixons Retail  [DXNS] Ocado  [OCDO]
Dunelm  [DNLM] Paypoint  [PAY]
Halfords  [HFD] Sports Direct  [SPD]
Home Retail  [HOME] SuperGroup  [SGP]
Inchcape  [INCH] TUI Travel  [TT.]
JD Sports  [JD.] WH Smith  [SMWH]
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