Paragon Group of Companies (The) [PAG] – 25 years on the LSE

On this day in 1989 Paragon Group of Companies (The) listed on the LSE.

Monthly seasonality of Paragon Group of Companies (The)

The following chart plots the average monthly out-performance of the shares over the FTSE 100 Index since 1988. For example, on average Paragon Group of Companies (The) has under-performed the FTSE 100 by 5.0 percentage points in Mar.

Average monthly performance of Paragon Group of Companies (The) [PAG] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1988-2013)

Observations:

  1. There has been no consistently strong month for Paragon.
  2. The weakest month for Paragon Group of Companies (The) relative to the market has been March (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 5 of the past 25 years).

Paragon Group of Companies (The) is in the FTSE 350 Financial Services [NMX8770] sector.

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Financial Services 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 Financial Services sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Financial Services sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the Financial Services sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 2.3 percentage points in January.

Observations:

  1. The strongest months are January and March – the sector has under-performed the market only four times in the past 13 years in January.
  2. The weakest month has been February – the sector has out-performed the market only five times in this month in the last 13 years.

The 23 stocks in the FTSE 350 Financial Services sector [NMX8770] are-

3i Group [III] Investec [INVP]
Aberdeen Asset Management [ADN] IP Group [IPO]
Ashmore Group [ASHM] Jupiter Fund Management [JUP]
Brewin Dolphin Holdings [BRW] London Stock Exchange Group [LSE]
Close Brothers Group [CBG] Man Group [EMG]
F&C Asset Management [FCAM] Paragon Group of Companies (The) [PAG]
Hargreaves Lansdown [HL.] Provident Financial [PFG]
Henderson Group [HGG] Rathbone Brothers [RAT]
ICAP [IAP] Schroders [SDR]
IG Group Holdings [IGG] SVG Capital [SVI]
Intermediate Capital Group [ICP] Tullett Prebon [TLPR]
International Personal Finance [IPF]
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