The FTSE 100 has fallen since the beginning of the year. Despite this, the stock index is still 12% higher than a year ago.
But how have the individual members of the FTSE 100 performed in the last 12 months? We’ll see.
Which FTSE 100 stocks have risen the most in the last 12 months?
|Company||Sector||Increase in 12 months|
|Airtel Africa plc||telecommunications||91.98%|
|glencore plc||commodity trading||79.87%|
|Shell plc||petroleum gas||42.22%|
|BP pl.c.||petroleum gas||29.07%|
Let’s take a closer look at the performances of the top three.
1. Airtel Africa plc
Airtel Africa He is bigger FTSE100 increase in the last 12 months. The telecommunications multinational has seen its share price rise 91% compared to a year ago.
It is worth knowing that Airtel’s share price also increased by approximately 100% between March 2020 and March 2021. However, since the current year change, the company’s price is down 0.72% .
2. Glencore plc
The second largest increase in the last 12 months is the commodity trading company. glencore. Its share price is now 79% higher than it was a year ago.
Glencore’s strong performance has clearly been driven by higher commodity prices over the past year thanks to a surge in global demand.
3. Meggitt plc
Meggitt it is the third tallest elevator. The Coventry-based aerospace company has seen its share price rise 61% in the past 12 months, partly due to a takeover bid by US rival Parker Hannifin late last year.
However, the planned £6.3bn takeover has yet to come to fruition. This is because the Competition and Markets Authority is currently assessing possible “national security concerns” that may result from any merger.
Which FTSE 100 stocks have fallen the most?
The last 12 months have not been easy for all members of the FTSE 100. Here is a list of the ten stocks that have fallen the most since March 2021:
|Company||Sector||Fall of more than 12 months|
|Ocado Group plc||Grocery Retail||-46.33%|
|Hargreaves Lansdown plc||Financial services||-31.97%|
|barratt developments plc||Property||-31.26%|
|International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A.||Airline||-30.33%|
|Coca-Cola HBC AG||food and drink||-29.99%|
|royal mail plc||Postal Service||-28.64%|
What can we learn from this data?
It can be interesting to see how individual stocks in the FTSE 100 have performed over the past 12 months, especially when compared to the collective performance of the index.
It can also be interesting to see which sectors have done well over the last year and which have struggled.
For example, looking at the data, we can see that the aerospace and energy industries have performed strongly since March 2021. In contrast, the financial services sector has not performed well.
Despite these trends, it is important to note that the past performance of a particular stock does not provide a reliable indicator of its future performance. Any experienced trader will tell you that this is rule number one for investing.
In other words, it’s important not to base your investment choices solely on past ups and downs. Instead, it’s best to do your own research if you want to invest in individual stocks.
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