FTSE stocks you can invest in for long term

Highlights

  • Investments should be made as per the risk appetite of the investor as the stock market is quite unpredictable.
  • A healthy mix of high-quality stocks is desirable to create the right portfolio for maximum risk-adjusted long-term returns.
  • Stocks with higher profitability ratios, stable cash flows, and higher dividend yields must be picked as they give out higher returns at a lower risk. 

Investing your hard-earned savings in the stock market and creating a diversified portfolio of assets can help you generate long-term above-average returns. However, the stock market is quite unpredictable, and investments should be made as per the risk appetite of the investor. Higher risk can be taken depending on one’s risk aversion, but investors looking for long term success need to take certain criteria into account before investing in stocks.

A healthy mix of high-quality stocks is desirable to create the right portfolio for maximum risk-adjusted long-term returns. While choosing the stocks, investors must conduct scrupulous research of the companies and analyse the available relevant data, like their management quality, business risk, financial position etc. Stocks with higher profitability ratios, stable cash flows, and higher dividend yields must be picked as they give out higher returns at a lower risk.

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Let’s take a look at some of the LSE-listed long term stock picks.

As the stock market is quite unpredictable, investments should be made as per the risk appetite of the investor

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AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN)

AstraZeneca plc is focussed on production of medicines and vaccines. At present, its market cap is £130,794.47 million. It has given a return of 0.44% in the last 12 months and its YTD return is 14.06% as of 23 November. Its 5-year average dividend yield is 3.4%. AstraZeneca’s shares were trading at GBX 8,514.00 at 11:34 AM on 25 November 2021 (GMT).

 

BHP Group PLC (LON: BHP)

At present, Australia-headquartered BHP Group PLC’s market cap is £41,033.33 million. It has given a return of 21.27% in the last 12 months, and its YTD return stands at 3.73% as of 23 November. Its 5-year average dividend yield is 5.3%. The group’s shares were trading at GBX 2,015.80 at 11:30 AM on 25 November 2021 (GMT).

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Rio Tinto plc (LON: RIO)

Rio Tinto plc is a leading global mining major engaged in production of iron ore, copper, diamonds, gold, and uranium. At present, is current market cap is £56,653.73 million. It has given a negative return of 2.89% to kits shareholders in the last 12 months, and its YTD return stands at -15.22% as of 23 November. Its 5-year average dividend yield is 5.6%. Its shares were trading at GBX 4,682.00 at 11:30 AM on 25 November 2021 (GMT).

BP plc (LON: BP) 

UK-headquartered BP plc’s market cap is £66,236.09 million at present. It has given a return of 36.32% in the last 12 months and its YTD return stands at 30.59% as of 23 November. Its 5-year average dividend yield is 6.8%. BP plc’s shares were trading at GBX 345.00 at 11:30 AM on 25 November 2021 (GMT).

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK)

UK-based healthcare major GlaxoSmithKline plc’s market cap is £76,794.68 million at present. It has given a return of 8.58% in the last 12 months, and its YTD return stands at 12.80% as of 23 November. Its 5-year average dividend yield is 5.4%. Its shares were trading at GBX 1,537.20 at 11:35 AM on 25 November 2021 (GMT).

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