Fixed Line Telecommunications 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 Fixed Line Telecommunications sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Fixed Line Telecommunications sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the Fixed Line Telecommunications sector has under-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 4.1 percentage points in February.

Observations:

  1. The strongest month is November – the sector has under-performed the market only three times in the past 14 years in November.
  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 six stocks in the FTSE 350 Fixed Line Telecommunications sector [NMX6530] are-

BT Group [BT.A] KCOM Group [KCOM]
Cable & Wireless Communications [CWC] TalkTalk Telecom Group [TALK]
COLT Group SA [COLT] Telecom plus [TEP]
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