Dixons Retail [DXNS] – 51 years on the LSE

On this day in 1962 Dixons Retail 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 Dixons Retail has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 1.5 percentage points in February.

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


  1. Dixons shares have had no consistently strong month. February used to be a good month for Dixons, but in recent years the shares have been weak in this month.
  2. The weakest month for Dixons Retail relative to the market has been November (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 12 of the past 25 years).

Dixons Retail is in the FTSE 350 General Retailers [NMX5370] sector.

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General retailers start their weakest month of the year

The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the general retailers sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 general retailers sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the general retailers sector has out-performed the FTSE Index by 1.7 percentage points in February.


  1. The strongest month of the year for the sector is February, and the weakest is December.
  2. After two strong months early in the year (February and March) the relative performance of the sector steadily declines for the rest of the year.

The 20 stocks in the FTSE 350 General Retailers sector [NMX5370] are-

Brown (N) Group  [BWNG] Kingfisher  [KGF]
Carpetright  [CPR] Marks & Spencer  [MKS]
Debenhams  [DEB] Moneysupermarket  [MONY]
Dignity [DTY] Next  [NXT]
Dixons Retail  [DXNS] Ocado  [OCDO]
Dunelm  [DNLM] Paypoint  [PAY]
Halfords  [HFD] Sports Direct  [SPD]
Home Retail  [HOME] SuperGroup  [SGP]
Inchcape  [INCH] TUI Travel  [TT.]
JD Sports  [JD.] WH Smith  [SMWH]
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