Shares that like/dislike June

Shares that like June

The following table lists the four FTSE 350 shares that have the best returns in June over the last ten years. For example, Halma has an average return of 7.3% for the month of June. Each stock has risen in at least nine of the past ten years in June – Halma and Synergy are the only two stocks in the FTSE 350 whose shares have risen every June in the past ten years.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
BT Group 3.7
Halma 7.3
Synergy Health 13.8
Ted Baker 4.2

A portfolio of these four stocks would have out-performed the FTSE 350 Index in June in nine of the last ten years with an average out-performance of 7.9 percentage points each June.

Shares that dislike June

The following table lists the five FTSE 350 shares that have the worst returns in June over the last ten years. For example, Land Securities has an average return of -3.6% for the month of June. Each stock has fallen in at least eight of the past ten years in June.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Barclays -4.8
Land Securities Group -3.6
Rotork -2.3
United Utilities Group -4.1
Vesuvius -4.7

A portfolio of these five stocks would have under-performed the FTSE 350 Index in every June over the last ten years with an average under-performance of 3.2 percentage points each June.

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RPC Group [RPC] – 20 years on the LSE

On this day in 1993 RPC Group listed on the LSE.

The following chart plots the average monthly out-performance of the shares over the FTSE 100 Index since 1993. For example, on average RPC Group has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 4.6 percentage points in June.

Average monthly performance of RPC Group [RPC] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1993-2013)

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for RPC Group shares relative to the market has been June (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 14 of the last 20 years).
  2. The weakest month for RPC Group relative to the market has been November (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 5 of the past 20 years).

RPC Group is in the FTSE 350 General Industrials [NMX2720] sector.

 

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GlaxoSmithKline [GSK] – 41 years on the LSE

On this day in 1972 GlaxoSmithKline 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 GlaxoSmithKline has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 1.7 percentage points in June.

Average monthly performance of GlaxoSmithKline [GSK] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1988-2013)

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for GlaxoSmithKline shares relative to the market has been June (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 16 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for GlaxoSmithKline relative to the market has been October (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 10 of the past 25 years).

GlaxoSmithKline is in the FTSE 350 Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology [NMX4570] sector.

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Temple Bar Investment Trust [TMPL] – 61 years on the LSE

On this day in 1952 Temple Bar Investment Trust listed on the LSE.

The following chart plots the average monthly out-performance of the shares over the FTSE 100 Index since 1994. For example, on average Temple Bar Investment Trust has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 0.8 percentage points in August.
Average monthly performance of Temple Bar Investment Trust [TMPL] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1994-2012)
Observations:

  1. The strongest month for Temple Bar Investment Trust shares relative to the market has been August (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 13 of the last 19 years).
  2. The weakest month for Temple Bar Investment Trust relative to the market has been June (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 5 of the past 19 years).

 

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