Industrial Transportation 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 Industrial Transportation sector.

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

Observations:

  1. The strongest month of the year relative to the market for the sector is January, the sector has only under-performed the market in three years since 1999 in this month.
  2. The sector has been relatively weak in July and October, the the sector has only out-performed the market in fours years since 1999 in July.

The two stocks in the FTSE 350 Industrial Transportation sector [NMX2770] are-

BBA Aviation [BBA]
Stobart Group Ltd [STOB]
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