Lloyds, BP, Barclays: Most popular shares among UK investors now

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Lloyds, BP, Barclays: Most popular shares among UK investors now

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Highlights

  • Considering the trading volumes for the past one month, Lloyds, Vodafone, BP, Glencore, and Barclays shares have been very popular among UK investors due to different reasons.
  • Trading volume helps investors understand the direction in which the share prices of companies are going.

As the market started bouncing back to normalcy after dealing with the Omicron variant, a roller coaster ride has begun yet again, and the already volatile markets are shaken further due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. The crisis has escalated even further as the Russian forces attacked a nuclear plant in Ukraine on Friday, causing panic across the globe, especially in Europe.

With an aim to make the maximum possible gains even during these rough times, the UK investors have been putting their money in the shares of Lloyds, Vodafone, BP, Glencore, and Barclays. The shares of these five FTSE 100 companies have been traded very actively over the last 30 days. However, the market sentiment is sour at present and the value of most companies is going down due to the ongoing tensions.

Generally, if a share is following an upward trend along with a high trading volume, then it is highly likely for the trend to persist. However, in case the trading volume of the share is low, the upward trend may be reversed. Thus, the trading volume helps investors understand the direction in which the share prices are going.

Let’s take a look at the shares’ price performance of the above-mentioned companies.

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Popular shares over the past month on a volume basis

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 Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY)

The current market cap of the UK’s leading retail bank, Lloyds Banking Group plc, stands at £32,029.42 million as of 4 March 2022. The FTSE100-listed group has given a return of 7.19% to its shareholders over the last one year as of 4 March 2022, but it hasn’t performed well this year and its year-to-date return stands as well at -9.49%.

Lloyds Banking Group plc’s shares were trading at GBX 43.29, down by 4.25%, at 1:26 PM (GMT) on 4 March 2022.

Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD)

The current market cap of the British telecom company, Vodafone Group plc, stands at £34,475.72 million as of 4 March 2022. The FTSE100-listed group has provided a return of 10.05% to its shareholders in 2022 as of 4 March, however, its one-year return has gone down, standing at -1.17%.

Vodafone Group plc’s shares were trading at GBX 123.50, down by 3.52%, at 1:29 PM (GMT) on 4 March 2022.

BP (LON: BP.)

The current market cap of the oil and gas giant, BP plc, stands at £69,808.41 million as of 4 March 2022. The FTSE100-listed business has provided a return of 14.10% to its shareholders over the last one year as of 4 March 2022, while its year-to-date return stands at 5.30%.

BP plc’s shares were trading at GBX 374.80, up by 2.59%, at 1:52 PM (GMT) on 25 February 2022.

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Glencore PLC (LON: GLEN)

The current market cap of the commodity trading and mining giant, Glencore PLC, stands at £55,691.36 million as of 25 February 2022. The FTSE100-listed firm has provided its shareholders with a return of 40.70% over the last one year as of 25 February 2022, while its year-to-date return stands at 13.56%.

Glencore plc’s shares were trading at GBX 347.95, down by 2.93%, at 1:34 PM (GMT) on 4 March 2022.

Barclays plc (LON: BARC)

The current market cap of London-headquartered Barclays plc stands at £28,311.87 million as of 4 March 2022. The performance of the FTSE100-listed bank has deteriorated lately with its year-to-date return standing at -14.49% and its one-year return standing at -6.12%.  

Barclays plc’s shares were trading at GBX 160.14, down by 5.21%, at 1:37 PM (GMT) on 4 March 2022.

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