Top 10 Performers On The FTSE 250 For December 2019

  • Dec 10, 2019 GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Top 10 Performers On The FTSE 250 For December 2019

Ever since the Date of Brexit has been shifted to January 2020 there has been a lot of buzz on the London Stock Exchange. While most of the stocks on the FTSE 100 have been performing well, the index is less reflective of the economic climate in the United Kingdom as it has grown overtime to don an international flavor. This has left the FTSE 250 the third largest and the second most important of the indices of the London Stock Exchange to be a better reflection of the British Economy. Since September 2019, a lot of events have occurred that have set the tone for how Brexit will unfold and has brought about a lot of clarity in the minds of the British people, its companies as well as the investing public. The effect is visible of the stock exchange, with a lot of companies performing well after a long time. Below is the list of ten companies on the FTSE 250 which have witnessed good performances and trading volumes in the London Stock Exchange and could very well continue to do so in December as well.

  1. Direct Line Insurance Group Plc– Direct Line Insurance Group Plc (LON: DLG) is a UK domiciled general insurance company. The company, along with its subsidiaries, provides a range of personal and commercial non-life insurance products. The company organises its business into four operating segments: Home, Motor, Commercial and Rescue and other personal line.

On 10 December 2019 at the time of writing this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 299.10.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 1,265,413. Stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 4,343,115; 30 days- 4,779,512 and 90 days – 5,028,636. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 0.68, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a lower volatility. The stock’s trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by -9.13 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the stock has generated a return of +8.96 % and also a return of -3.56 % on year to date basis.

  1. IWG Plc – IWG Plc (LON: IWG) is a Switzerland-headquartered multinational company that provides workspaces, communities and services to companies to find workspaces according to their needs and caters to demand by start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises and large multinationals in over 1,000 towns and cities across more than 110 countries. The operations are differentiated in four geographical segments, namely United Kingdom, Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas.

On 10 December 2019 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 404.20.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 373,755. Stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 1,522,062.20; 30 days- 1,786,630.00 and 90 days – 2,147,506.16. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 1.57, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a higher volatility. The stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by -14.81 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a return of +3.96 % and also a return of +94.74 % on year to date basis.

  1. Marks & Spencer Group Plc – Marks & Spencer Group Plc is a United Kingdom domiciled (LON: MKS) London headquartered leading global retailing company, engaged in the business of distribution of its own brand apparels, food and other home products through its stores and online platform. Its areas of operation are divided into segments like the UK and International. The retailer has around 1,380 stores around the world

On 10 December 2019 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 205.20.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 5,705,559. Stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 8,094,770.80; 30 days- 10,072,636.53 and 90 days – 9,471,168.08. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 1.01, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a higher volatility. The stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by -19.64 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a return of +11.99% and also a return of -11.90% on year to date basis.

  1. Centamin Plc – United Kingdom-based Centamin Plc (LON: CEY) is a mining company that specialises into exploration and development of minerals. The company is having a dual listing and is listed on exchanges of London and Toronto. The company owns Sukari Gold Mine in Egypt with a current production capacity of c. 500,000 ounces per annum

On 10 December 2019 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 128.20.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 2,228,244. Stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 9,511,992.60; 30 days- 4,906,409.90 and 90 days – 6,361,165.01. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 1.00, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a nil volatility. The stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by +93.87 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a return of +12.52% and also a return of +16.91 % on year to date basis.

  1. Cobham Plc – Cobham Plc (LON: COB) focuses on creating products and services concerning the Aerospace & Defence sector, which can be used in remote and challenging environments to secure human lives and assets. The company’s USP lies in AV(Audio/Video) communications, data and satellite communications, Defence gadgets, refueling systems (Air-to-Air), life support equipment and aviation services. The company has a headcount of more than 10000 people and presence in more than 100 countries

On 10 December 2019 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 159.05.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 3,475,515. Stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 10,141,317.00; 30 days- 14,788,864.70 and 90 days – 11,250,689.71. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 0.76, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a lower volatility. The stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by -31.43 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a return of +2.71% and also a return of +62.91 % on year to date basis.

  1. Assura Plc – Assura Plc (LON: AGR) is a United Kingdom domiciled healthcare REIT (real estate investment trust). The company engages in primary care property developer and investor. Across the United Kingdom, the company intends to invest and manages a primary care medical centres based properties. The primary care sector defined by strong real estate fundamentals: minimal development risk, long leases without break, secure occupier covenants, and restricted supply with no speculative development

On 10 December 2019 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 78.53.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 1,364,399. Stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 4,796,222.60; 30 days- 4,654,269.00 and 90 days – 4,270,618.62. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 0.30, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a lower volatility. The stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by +3.05 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a return of +8.78 % and also a return of +50.19 % on year to date basis.

  1. IP Group Plc – IP Group Plc (LON: IPO) is a United Kingdom domiciled private equity and venture capital firm specializing in the commercialization of intellectual property. The company was first listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2003 subsequently in 2006, it achieved a full listing on the main market segment. The company headquartered in London grants seed capital to convert business ideas from universities into successful businesses. It provides support to its partner universities’ in their intellectual property commercialization activities, with the objective of taking an equity position in them. The company accomplishes this by aiding in creating, building and supporting exceptional intellectual property-based companies.

On 10 December 2019 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 60.10.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 1,009,007. Stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 1,764,026.40; 30 days- 1,644,466.40 and 90 days – 1,995,777.28. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 1.21, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a higher volatility. The stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by +7.27 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a positive return of +7.09 % and also a return of -43.00 % on year to date basis.

  1. Quilter Plc – Quilter PLC (LON: QLT) is a British based financial services company engaged in wealth management services and has three most significant offices in London, Southampton and on the Isle of Man. The company was established following the decision by Old Mutual to separate its four strong businesses into independent, standalone companies, one of them being Old Mutual Wealth Management Limited. The company's name was subsequently changed in March 2018.

On 10 December 2019 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 147.05.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 3,491,876. Stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 7,800,281.20; 30 days- 3,643,015.93 and 90 days – 3,321,143.12. The stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by +114.12 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a positive return of +6.60 % and also a return of +28.38 % on year to date basis.

  1. Premier Oil Plc – Premier Oil Plc (LON: PMO) is a London, United Kingdom-headquartered multinational oil and gas exploration and production company, with reserves and resources of around 867 million barrels of oil equivalent as at 31 December 2018. The company has oil and gas interests Latin America, the Falkland Islands, South East Asia and the North Sea, where the group seeks to invest in high quality investment opportunities. Within a strict capital discipline framework, it maintains exposure to upside value from successful exploration and has diversified risk by spreading production across three regions - Indonesia, Vietnam and the UK.

On 10 December 2019 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 87.56.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 2,107,827. Stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 7,790,087.80; 30 days- 4,759,482.47 and 90 days – 7,231,717.61. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 3.33, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a higher volatility. The stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by +63.68 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a positive return of +2.06 % and also a return of +32.65 % on year to date basis.

  1. Countryside Properties Plc - Countryside Properties Plc (LON: CSP) is a Brentwood, United Kingdom based, urban regeneration and housebuilding company. The company operates primarily in the South East of England and in the city of London, with a marked presence in the North West of England. The company’s business is divided into two divisions: Housebuilding and Partnerships.

On 10 December 2019 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 432.0.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 739,539. Stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 1,018,801.80; 30 days- 2,109,772.27 and 90 days – 1,036,953.58. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 0.93, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a lower volatility. The stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by -51.71 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a positive return of +23.87 % and also a return of +43.56 % on year to date basis.

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