Shell, BAT, Vodafone: Are these best performing FTSE stocks now? - Kalkine Media

February 24, 2022 02:11 PM GMT | By Rishika Raina
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Highlights

 

  • The FTSE 100 index is at 7,313.79 points, down by 2.53%, on 24 February 2022.
  • Huge profits have been reported lately by the FTSE100-listed banking, mining, and oil stocks.
  • FTSE 100 index may outperform its rivals amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis, as per experts.

 

The FTSE 100 index, which comprises of the top 100 companies trading on the London Stock Exchange in terms of market cap, has gone through a roller coaster ride since the beginning of the year. Staring the year with 7,505 points on 4 January, the blue-chip index moved up 7,611 on 17 January before plunging to 7,297 points on 24 January. After rising again and touching 7,672 points on 10 February, it went down and is currently at 7,313.79 points, down by 2.53%, around 10:00 AM (GMT) on 24 February.  

Huge profits have been reported lately by the FTSE100-listed banking, mining, and oil stocks. According to market experts, the FTSE100 index could potentially outperform its global rivals amid the geopolitical tensions between the West and Russia. FTSE100 oil stocks, like Shell, may gain due to a surge in oil prices.

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Likewise, FTSE100 banking stocks, like HSBC and Standard Chartered, may gain with the rising interest rates. Overall, the prospects for FTSE100 stocks don’t seem so bad even during this global turmoil.

Let’s look at 5 top FTSE100-listed stocks, which have performed well in 2022 and may continue to do well for the rest of the year.

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Standard Chartered plc (LON: STAN)

The current market cap of the leading British bank, Standard Chartered plc, stands at £17,692.95 million as of 24 February 2022. Since the start of 2022, the bank has provided its shareholders with a return of 18.73% as of 24 February 2022, while its one-year year stands at 6.86%. Standard Chartered is currently offering a dividend yield of 1.5% a year.

Standard Chartered plc’s shares were trading at GBX 532.40, down by -7.41%, at 1.45 PM (GMT) on 24 February 2022.

HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA)

The current market cap of the global banking group, HSBC Holdings plc, stands at £111,050.42 million as of 24 February 2022. Since the start of 2022, the bank has provided its shareholders with a return of 17.02% as of 24 February 2022, while its one-year year stands at 22.59%. HSBC is currently offering a dividend yield of 3.4% a year.

HSBC Holdings plc’s shares were trading at GBX 521.40, down by 4.82%, at 1:45 PM (GMT) on 24 February 2022.

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Shell Plc (LON: SHEL)

The current market cap of the oil and gas firm, Shell plc, stands at £148,017.28 million as of 24 February 2022. Since the start of 2022, the company has provided its shareholders with a return of 21.91% as of 24 February 2022, while its one-year year stands at 37.79%. Shell is currently offering a dividend yield of 3.4% a year.

Shell plc’s shares were trading at GBX 2,025.00, up by 4.21%, at 1:45 PM (GMT) on 24 February 2022.

Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD)

The current market cap of the telecom company stands at £36,563.33 million as of 24 February 2022. Since the start of 2022, the company has provided its shareholders with a return of 17.39% as of 24 February 2022, while its one-year year stands at 1.41%. Vodafone is currently offering a dividend yield of 5.5% a year.

Vodafone Group plc’s shares were trading at GBX 131.14, down by 3.28%, at 1:45 PM (GMT) on 24 February 2022.

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British American Tobacco PLC (LON: BATS)

The current market cap of the cigarette manufacturing company, British American Tobacco plc, stands at £77,957.87 million as of 24 February 2022. Since the start of 2022, the company has provided its shareholders with a return of 20.96% as of 24 February 2022, while its one-year year stands at 26.86%. British American Tobacco is currently offering a dividend yield of 6.3% a year.

British American Tobacco plc’s shares were trading at GBX 3,268.50, down by 3.85%, at 1:45 PM (GMT) on 24 February 2022.

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