FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 Quarterly Review – March 2018

After market close on 28 February 2018 FTSE Russell confirmed the following changes to the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices. The changes will be implemented at the close Friday, 16 March 2018 and take effect from the start of trading on Monday, 19 March 2018.

FTSE 100

Joining: Royal Mail [RMG]

Leaving: Hammerson [HMSO]

FTSE 250

Joining:

Baillie Gifford Japan Trust [BGFD]
Bakkavor Group [BAKK]
Charter Court Financial Services Group [CCFS]
ContourGlobal [GLO]
Games Workshop Group [GAW]
On The Beach Group [OTB]
Pantheon International [PIN]

Leaving

AA [AA.]
Acacia Mining [ACA]
Brown (N.) Group [BWNG]
Dignity [DTY]
Hansteen Holdings [HSTN]
MITIE Group [MTO]
Vectura Group [VEC]

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Real Estate Investment Trusts 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 Real Estate Investment Trusts sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Real Estate Investment Trusts sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 2006. For example, since 2006 on average the sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 2.1 percentage points in July.

Observations:

  1. The strongest month has been July – the sector has under-performed the market only twice in July in the last 7 years.
  2. The weakest months have been September and November – the sector has out-performed the market only once in November in the last seven years.

The 12 stocks in the FTSE 350 Real Estate Investment Trusts sector [NMX8670] are-

Big Yellow Group [BYG] Hansteen Holdings [HSTN]
British Land Co [BLND] Land Securities Group [LAND]
Capital Shopping Centres Group [CSCG] Londonmetric Properity [LMP]
Derwent London [DLN] Segro [SGRO]
Great Portland Estates [GPOR] Shaftesbury [SHB]
Hammerson [HMSO] Workspace Group [WKP]
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