UK Stock Performance- Winners And losers Of 2019

  • Jan 02, 2020 GMT
  • Team Kalkine
UK Stock Performance- Winners And losers Of 2019

The year of 2019, which has gone by, has been a year of intense see-saw at the London Stock Exchange. The politico economic circles, also, this was the year of transition. The uncertainty and turmoil of the past few years due to Brexit is finally coming to a desired conclusion. Internationally also, there is much anticipation about the likely aftermath of this event, with parties on both sides of the divide coming up with great plans to make the best of the changed scenario.

Below is the list top five companies on London Stock Exchange whose fortunes had turned for the better in 2019 followed by top five companies whose fortunes have turned for the worse in the year.

Gainers

  1. Aveva Group Plc –AVEVA Group Plc (LON: AVV) is a United Kingdom domiciled software and computer service provider. It was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Cambridge and is one of the oldest companies in this industry in United Kingdom. The company is engaged in providing engineering, design and information management software with geographical presence in the Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe and EMEA.

Share price performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

The stock over the past six-month period has given a return of +15.5588 per cent and a return of +95.9133 per cent over the past one-year period.

  1. Halma Plc – Halma Plc (LON: HLMA) is a UK-headquartered company engaged in operations and manufacturing of products in the field of safety, protection services, medical equipment and lifestyle enhancement. The company’s operations are divided into four reportable segments being Infrastructure Safety, Environmental & Analysis, Medical and Process Safety.

Share price performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

The stock over the past six-month period has given a return of +4.0389 per cent and a return of +58.0931 per cent over the past one-year period.

  1. Segro Plc – SEGRO PLC (LON: SGRO) is a United Kingdom domiciled London headquartered property investment and development company which owns, develops and manages warehouse and industrial properties for customers in the UK and Continental Europe, with operations principally concentrated in London's Western Corridor. The operations of the group are differentiated in six geographical segments, namely Greater London, Thames Valley, Central Europe, Southern Europe, Northern Europe, and National Logistics.

Share price performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

The stock over the past six-month period has given a return of +18.4287 per cent and a return of +50.3347 per cent over the past one-year period.

  1. JD Sports Fashion Plc – JD Sports Fashion PLC (LON: JD.) is a United Kingdom General Retailing company headquartered in Bury, which provides casual wear and sportswear using online and offline modes. The company has its operations in 19 territories globally with more than 700 stores.

Share price performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

The stock over the past six-month period has given a return of +32.4775 per cent and a return of +132.4705 per cent over the past one-year period.

  1. Melrose Industries Plc – Melrose Industries Plc (LON: MRO) is a United Kingdom based company specializing in the buying of underperforming companies, improving them and selling them. Since the company's inception in 2003, it has a history of successfully turning around many companies.

The company also owns manufacturing and industrial setups with leading market positions operating in multiple geographical regions and across sectors with a special focus on Aerospace, automotive and powder metallurgy.

Share price performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

The stock over the past six-month period has given a return of +28.1118 per cent and a return of +50.6824 per cent over the past one year period.

Losers

  1. Centrica Plc – Centrica Plc (LSE: CNA) is a United Kingdom domiciled energy utilities and trading company and is in the business of distribution of electricity and gas in the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America and Canada. It is one of the largest suppliers of electricity to households in the United Kingdom, while also providing minor utility services like plumbing to its consumers. It is also one of the leading suppliers of domestic gas in the UK with supplies in Scotland under brand name Scottish Gas, in England & Wales with brand name British Gas and in Ireland, with brand name Bord Gais Energy.

Share price performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

The stock over the past six-month period has given a return of +3.1293 per cent and a return of -33.6028 per cent over the past one-year period.

  1. BT Group Plc – BT Group Plc (LON: BT.A) is a fixed-line telecommunication company, which manages a single business, made up of multiple organizational and revenue generating units which are built around its clients, delivering value and serving their needs. The company has its operations in more than 180 countries with British Telecommunications PLC encompassing all assets and businesses of BT Group, being BT Group Plc’s wholly owned subsidiary. For the investors, the company creates value by constantly bringing in innovation in its services and developing products that keep pace with the fast-changing communication technology space. The company is divided into four customer-oriented business units: Enterprise, Openreach, Consumer, and Global.

Share price performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

The stock over the past six-month period has given a return of -3.1816 per cent and a return of -19.2373 per cent over the past one-year period.

  1. Imperial Brands Plc – Imperial Brands Plc (LON: IMB) is a United Kingdom domiciled fast-moving consumer goods company with a core business built around a tobacco portfolio, headquartered in Bristol the Company offers a comprehensive range of cigarettes, fine cut and smokeless tobaccos, papers and cigars with the Company's operations are differentiated in two segments namely Tobacco & NGP and Distribution, within Tobacco & NGP the company is increasingly focusing its attention on developing and expanding its Next Generation Products (NGP) portfolio, other than the above the activities of the company are further divided into Returns Markets North and Returns Markets South.

Share price performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

The stock over the past six-month period has given a return of -3.8936 per cent and a return of -20.9571 per cent over the past one-year period.

  1. Pearson Plc – Pearson Plc (LON: PSON) is a United Kingdom domiciled learning and education technology company, headquartered in London. The company serves both private & public institutions, governments, and individual learners in numerous countries to provide them with education products and services like test development, processing, and scoring services and a wide range of other education services. The group owns and operates schools as well. The group's products include a myriad of digital resources, apps, and textbooks, including Revel, ELT Courseware, PTE Academic, Edexcel, and others with the aim of helping learners increase their skills and employability prospects. The principal segments for management and reporting are differentiated by geography as well as nature of business: North America, Core and Growth.

Share price performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

The stock over the past six-month period has given a return of -22.7465 per cent and a return of -30.5325 per cent over the past one-year period.

  1. J Sainsbury Plc – J Sainsbury Plc (LON: SBRY) is a United Kingdom domiciled, one of the largest supermarket chains operating company in that country. In terms of market share it is third only to Tesco and Asda. The company was once the largest retailer of groceries in the United Kingdom. Subsequently this position was taken over by rivals, whereby the company was pushed to the third place in terms of market share, Tesco and Asda holding the first and second places respectively. The company’s business in divided into three main divisions; Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, Sainsbury’s bank and Sainsbury’s Argos.

Share price performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

The stock over the past six-month period has given a return of +16.0100 per cent and a return of -11.0898 per cent over the past one-year period.

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