Shares that like/dislike June

Shares that like June

The following table lists the three FTSE 350 shares that have the best returns in June over the last ten years. For example, Synergy has an average return of 11.1% for the month of June. All stocks have risen in June for at least eight of the past ten years.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Synergy Health 11.1
Ted Baker 4.1
RPC Group 5.2

 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, Barclays has an average return of -7.8% for the month of June. All five stocks have fallen in at least nine of the past ten years in June.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Barclays -7.8
Travis Perkins -7.1
Bodycote -5.6
Schroders -4.0
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets -3.6

An equally-weighted portfolio of the above strong June stocks would have out-performed every year an equally-weighted portfolio of the above weak June stocks by an average of 12.4 percentage points in June for the past ten years.

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Food & Drug Retailers 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 Food & Drug Retailers sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Food & Drug Retailers sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the Food & Drug Retailers sector has under-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 2.8 percentage points in January.

Observations:

  1. The strongest months have beem August and September – the sector has under-performed the market only four times in the past 14 years in August.
  2. The weakest months have been January and October – the sector has out-performed the market only four times in January in the last 13 years.

The seven stocks in the FTSE 350 Food & Drug Retailers sector [NMX5330] are-

Booker Group [BOK] Sainsbury (J) [SBRY]
Greggs [GRG] Tesco [TSCO]
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets [MRW] United Drug [UDG]
Ocado Group [OCDO]
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