The following table shows the 13 FTSE All-Share stocks that have had the highest number of consecutive negative annual returns to end 2014. The last column gives the number of years of consecutive negative returns.
For example, First Group has not had an up year since 2007, and so has had seven consecutive years of negative returns up to 2014.
The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the Oil & Gas Producers sector.
The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Oil & Gas Producers sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the Oil & Gas Producers sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 2.4 percentage points in March.
The strongest months have been March and June – the sector has under-performed the market only three times in March in the last 13 years.
The weakest month has been November – the sector has out-performed the market only six times in march in the last 14 years.
The 13 stocks in the FTSE 350 Oil & Gas Producers sector [NMX0530] are-
On this day in 1973 Premier Oil 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 Premier Oil has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 2.9 percentage points in January.
The strongest months for Premier Oil relative to the market have been January, March and April (the shares have out-performed the market in January in 13 of the last 19 years).
Premier Oil shares have been weak relative to the market in July and October; the shares have only out-performed the market in October in five of the past 19 years.