Balfour Beatty [BBY] – 68 years on the LSE

On this day in 1945 Balfour Beatty 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 Balfour Beatty has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 3.8 percentage points in March.

Average monthly performance of Balfour Beatty [BBY] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1988-2013)

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for Balfour Beatty shares relative to the market has been March (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 16 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for Balfour Beatty relative to the market has been October (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 6 of the past 25 years). In recent years BBY has also been weak in April – it has fallen every April in the years 2004-2013.

Balfour Beatty is in the FTSE 350 Construction & Materials [NMX2350] sector.

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