FTSE 100 companies all-time highs

The chart below shows the extent to which the 100 stocks in the FTSE 100 Index are below their all-time highs (ATH). 

For example, RBS is currently 96% below its ATH. While Croda Intl, Prudential, RELX, Scottish Mortgage, and Micro Focus Intl are all within 1% of their ATH.

FTSE 100 companies fall from all time high (percent) [Nov 2017]

Observations:

  • 12 FTSE 100 stocks are within 5% of their ATH.
  • 22 stocks are currently more than 50% below their ATH.
  • 4 stocks are currently more than 75% below their ATH (BT, RSA Insurance, Lloyds Banking, and RBS).
  • The average of the falls from the ATH is 30% (the median is 25%).

The following chart is similar to the above but shows the number of days since the stocks hit their all time highs.

FTSE 100 companies fall from all time high (days) [Nov 2017]

Observations:

  • 6 FTSE 100 stocks have hit their ATH in the past week (Schroders, Informa, Prudential, RELX, Scottish Mortgage, and Micro Focus Intl).
  • 28 stocks hit their ATH over 10 years ago.
  • 8 stocks in the FTSE 100 Index hit their all-time highs in the last millennium (IAG, RSA Insurance, Aviva, Lloyds Banking, GlaxoSmithKline, Rentokil Initial, Kingfisher, and BT).
  • The average of the number of days since the ATH is 1991 (5.5 yrs). The median is 840 (2.3 yrs).
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FTSE 100 companies and their all-time highs

The chart below shows the extent to which the 100 stocks in the FTSE 100 Index are below their all-time highs (ATH). For example, RBS is currently 94% below its ATH, while Ashtead is 0% below its ATH (as it is currently at its ATH).

In the chart the stocks are ordered by the time since they hit their ATH. For example, IAG hit its ATH 14 years ago (the longest time for any FTSE stock). Persimmon, Dixons Carphone and Ashtead are at the bottom of the chart as they are all currently at their ATHs.

FTSE 100 all-time highs [2014]BAE Systems is only 12% below its ATH, but ranks high in the chart because its ATH is a long time ago, in 1998.

Weir is currently 35% below its ATH, but is placed relatively low in the chart because its ATH was fairly recently in September 2014.

A few further observations:

  • Three FTSE 100 stocks are currently at their all-time share price highs: Persimmmon [PSN], Dixons Carphone [DC.], Ashtead [AHT]
  • 14 stocks in the FTSE 100 Index have hit their all-time highs in the last two weeks.
  • Eight stocks in the FTSE 100 Index hit their all-time highs in the last millennium: IAG, RSA, AV., LLOY, BA., GSK, KGF, BT.A
  • 20 FTSE 100 stocks are currently more than 50% below their all-time highs.
  • 37 FTSE 100 stocks are currently less than 10% below their all-time highs.

 

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