Shares that like/dislike June

Shares that like June

The following table lists the three FTSE 350 shares that have the best returns in June over the last ten years. For example, Synergy has an average return of 11.1% for the month of June. All stocks have risen in June for at least eight of the past ten years.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Synergy Health 11.1
Ted Baker 4.1
RPC Group 5.2

 Shares that dislike June

The following table lists the five FTSE 350 shares that have the worst returns in June over the last ten years. For example, Barclays has an average return of -7.8% for the month of June. All five stocks have fallen in at least nine of the past ten years in June.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Barclays -7.8
Travis Perkins -7.1
Bodycote -5.6
Schroders -4.0
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets -3.6

An equally-weighted portfolio of the above strong June stocks would have out-performed every year an equally-weighted portfolio of the above weak June stocks by an average of 12.4 percentage points in June for the past ten years.

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RPC Group [RPC] – 20 years on the LSE

On this day in 1993 RPC Group listed on the LSE.

The following chart plots the average monthly out-performance of the shares over the FTSE 100 Index since 1993. For example, on average RPC Group has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 4.6 percentage points in June.

Average monthly performance of RPC Group [RPC] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1993-2013)

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for RPC Group shares relative to the market has been June (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 14 of the last 20 years).
  2. The weakest month for RPC Group relative to the market has been November (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 5 of the past 20 years).

RPC Group is in the FTSE 350 General Industrials [NMX2720] sector.

 

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General Industrials 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 General Industrials sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 General Industrials sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 2006. For example, since 2006 on average the General Industrials sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 3.7 percentage points in January.

Observations:

  1. The strongest months have been January and March – the sector has out-performed the market every year in January since 2006.
  2. The weakest months have been May and November – the sector has out-performed the market only twice in May in the last seven years.

The five stocks in the General Industrials sector are-

Rexam [REX] Smiths Group [SMIN]
RPC Group [RPC] Vesuvius [VSVS]
Smith (DS) [SMDS]
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