Galliford Try [GFRD] – 42 years on the LSE

On this day in 1972 Galliford Try listed on the LSE.

Monthly seasonality of Galliford Try

The following chart plots the average monthly out-performance of the shares over the FTSE 100 Index since 1988. For example, on average Galliford Try has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 5.3 percentage points in February.

Average monthly performance of Galliford Try [GFRD] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1988-2013)

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for Galliford Try shares relative to the market has been February (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 15 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for Galliford Try relative to the market has been November (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 8 of the past 25 years).

Galliford Try is in the FTSE 350 Construction & Materials [NMX2350] sector.

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Construction & Materials sector monthly seasonality analysis: strong 3-month run from December to February

The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the Construction & Materials sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Construction & Materials sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the Construction & Materials sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 3.1 percentage points in January.

Observations:

  1. The sector is strong relative to the whole market from November to March.
  2. The strongest months are December, January and February – the sector has under-performed the market only twice in the past 13 years in February.
  3. The weakest month has been October – the sector has out-performed the market only four times in this month in the last 14 years.

The four stocks in the FTSE 350 Construction & Materials sector [NMX2350] are-

Balfour Beatty [BBY]
CRH [CRH]
Galliford Try [GFRD]
Kier Group [KIE]
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