Elementis [ELM] – 50 years on the LSE

On this day in 1964 Elementis listed on the LSE.

Monthly seasonality of Elementis

The following chart plots the average monthly out-performance of the shares over the FTSE 100 Index since 1988. For example, on average Elementis has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 4.4 percentage points in March.
Average monthly performance of Elementis [ELM] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1988-2013)

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for Elementis shares relative to the market has been March (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 17 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for Elementis relative to the market has been September (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 11 of the past 26 years).

Elementis is in the FTSE 350 Chemicals [NMX1350] sector.

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Diploma [DPLM] – 53 years on the LSE

On this day in 1960 Diploma 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 Diploma has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 4.0 percentage points in September.

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

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for Diploma shares relative to the market has been September (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 21 of the last 26 years).
  2. The weakest month for Diploma relative to the market has been July (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 12 of the past 26 years).

Diploma is in the FTSE 350 Support Services [NMX2790] sector.

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BBA Aviation [BBA] – 53 years on the LSE

On this day in 1960 BBA Aviation 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 BBA Aviation has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 1.1 percentage points in March.

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for BBA Aviation shares relative to the market has been March (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 16 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for BBA Aviation relative to the market has been September (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 10 of the past 26 years).

BBA Aviation is in the FTSE 350 Industrial Transportation [NMX2770] sector.

 

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Average market behaviour in September

The following chart plots the average performance of the FTSE 100 Index during September since 1984 (more info on this type of chart).

Average month chart of September for FTSE 100 Index

As can be seen, historically the market has declined steadily throughout September, somewhat leveling out in the final week.


 August 2013

The average chart for August was posted a month ago here. The following reproduces that chart and overlays the actual FTSE 100 for August 2013.

 

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Strong/weak sectors in September

Strong sectors

The following table lists the sectors that have historically been strong in September.

Sector TIDM
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Food & Drug Retailers
Electricity
Mobile Telecommunications

Weak sectors

And the following table lists the sectors that have been weak in this month.

Sector TIDM
Industrial Engineering
Aerospace & Defense
General Retailers
Chemicals
Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Media
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Technology Hardware & Equipment
Industrial Metals
Automobiles & Parts

 

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First trading day of September

Monday will be the first trading day (FTD) of September.

As explained in the 2013 edition of the Almanac, the market has a tendency to be strong on the FTD of a month. And this effect has been even more pronounced in recent years.

Since 1984, the FTSE 100 Index has risen on average 0.25% on the September FTD – ranking it 5th of all the monthly FTDs. The index has had a positive return on this day in 66% of years since 1984.

The following chart shows the returns for every September FTD since 1984.

First trading day of September returns for FTSE 100 Index since [1984-2012]

 

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GKN [GKN] – 67 years on the LSE

On this day in 1946 GKN 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 GKN has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 3.3 percentage points in September.

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

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for GKN shares relative to the market has been September (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 17 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for GKN relative to the market has been December (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 6 of the past 25 years).

GKN is in the FTSE 350 Automobiles & Parts [NMX3350] sector.

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Hammerson [HMSO] – 68 years on the LSE

On this day in 1945 Hammerson 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 Hammerson has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 0.6 percentage points in May.

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

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for Hammerson shares relative to the market has been May (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 16 of the last 24 years).
  2. The weakest month for Hammerson relative to the market has been September (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 10 of the past 25 years).

Hammerson is in the FTSE 350 Real Estate Investment Trusts [NMX8670] sector.

 

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Anite [AIE] – 29 years on the LSE

On this day in 1984 Anite 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 Anite has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 8.1 percentage points in January.

Average monthly performance of Anite [AIE] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1994-2012)

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for Anite shares relative to the market has been January (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 14 of the last 19 years).
  2. The weakest month for Anite relative to the market has been September (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 5 of the past 19 years).

Anite is in the FTSE 350 Software & Computer Services [NMX9530] sector.

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