Barratt Developments [BDEV] – 45 years on the LSE

On this day in 1968 Barratt Developments 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 Barratt Developments has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 9.0 percentage points in February.

Average monthly performance of Barratt Developments [BDEV] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1988-2013)

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for Barratt Developments shares relative to the market has been February (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 21 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for Barratt Developments relative to the market has been October (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 10 of the past 26 years).

Barratt Developments is in the FTSE 350 Household Goods & Home Construction [NMX3720] sector.

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Household Goods 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 Household Goods sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Household Goods sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 2006. For example, since 2006 on average the Household Goods sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 2.0 percentage points in February.

Observations:

  1. The strongest months have been February and August – the sector has under-performed the market only twice in february since 2006.
  2. The weakest months have been April and October – the sector has out-performed the market only twice in April in the last seven years.

The eight stocks in the FTSE 350 Household Goods sector [NMX3720] are-

Barratt Developments [BDEV] Persimmon [PSN]
Bellway [BWY] Reckitt Benckiser Group [RB.]
Berkeley Group Holdings (The) [BKG] Redrow [RDW]
Bovis Homes Group [BVS] Taylor Wimpey [TW.]
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FTSE 350 share performance in 1H 2013

The following table shows the top ten performing shares in the FTSE 350 Index for the first six months of 2013.

Company TIDM Chng 1H 2013(%)
Ocado Group 244.3
Thomas Cook Group 210.7
Xaar 180.3
easyJet 69.3
Bank of Georgia Holdings 62.1
CSR 61.5
3i Group 55.4
Ted Baker 53.0
Ashtead Group 51.4
Barratt Developments 49.1

And the following table shows the worst ten performing shares in the FTSE 350 Index for the first six months of 2013.

Company TIDM Chng 1H 2013(%)
African Barrick Gold Ltd -78.2
Hochschild Mining -68.0
Kazakhmys -66.7
Evraz -62.7
Polymetal International -61.4
Fresnillo -52.2
Ferrexpo -47.0
FirstGroup -43.5
Antofagasta -40.0
Anglo American -33.2

 

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