What are the best performing FTSE-250 shares in last five years?

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What are the best performing FTSE-250 shares in last five years?

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Highlights

  • FTSE 250 index captures those growth stocks that have shown their potential by coming up from the small-cap index and therefore have a chance to become blue-chip stocks in the future.
  • There are lots of good reasons investors may consider diversifying their portfolio in mid-cap stocks.

Investing in diversified stocks is a well-trusted investment technique as it protects, builds, and maximizes income in the long run. While some investors prefer investing in small-cap or large-cap companies, there are many good reasons investors may consider diversifying their portfolio in Mid-cap stocks.  

On London Stock Exchange, FTSE 250 index captures those midcap growth stocks that have shown their potential by coming up from the small-cap index and therefore have a chance to become blue-chip stocks in the future.  

With the FTSE 250 index dramatically outperforming the blue-chip FTSE 100 Index after the disruption caused by the Covid pandemic, investors may consider investing in fundamentally strong FTSE 250 listed stocks for a long period of time to generate attractive returns.

Let us look at five FTSE-250 stocks that have generated an exceptionally high return in the last five years.

Future Plc (LON: FUTR)

The British media company Future Plc has a portfolio of over 80 brands and publishes magazines in diversified fields such as technology, businesses, games, home, photography, music, and knowledge.  

The media company has recently announced the acquisition of WhatCulture.com, which is a digital-only entertainment publisher and waive, a data insight platform, with 70% of its revenue coming from the US. The aim behind the acquisition is to strengthen the company’s position in video and bolster its gaming and entertainment vertical.   

The FTSE 250-listed company’s share price has appreciated by 42.00%, while its five-year total return cross-asset stood at 1,678.8% as of 30 March 2022.  

Future Plc’s shares were trading at GBX2,702.00, down by 2.46%, at 11:40 AM (GMT), on 30 March 2022. The market cap of the media company stands at £3,345.86 million. 

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Games Workshop Group Plc (LON: GAW)

 The manufacture of citadel miniatures and fantasy miniatures, Games workshop Group Plc’s market cap stands at £2,510.56 million as of 30 March 2022. 

The company has recently announced that trading in the three months to February 2022 has been in line with expectations and has also declared a dividend of 70 pence per share.  

The FTSE 250-listed company’s five-year total return cross-asset stood at 864.2% as of 30 March 2022.  

Games Workshop Group Plc’s shares were trading at GBX7,415.00, down by 3.01%, at 11:40 AM (GMT), on 30 March 2022.  

Kainos Group Plc (LON: KNOS)

The leading digital technology company, Kainos Group Plc, operates through two segments - Digital Services and Workday practice. The company has announced the completion of Netherland-based Planalyse BV’s acquisition. The acquisition is the company’s fourth in the workday planning ecosystem after the acquisition of Implexa, Formulate and IntutiveTEK.  

The FTSE 250-listed company’s five-year total return cross-asset stood at 588.8% as of 30 March 2022.  

Kainos Group Plc’s shares were trading at GBX1,361.00, down by 2.16%, at 11:40 AM (GMT), on 30 March 2022. The market cap of the software company stands at £1,724.02 million. 

Plus500 Ltd (LON: PLUS)

The Israel-based company, Plus500 Ltd, is a global fintech business that offers an online platform to its customers for trading covering shares, Contracts for Difference (CFDs), commodities, ETFs, options, forex and indices.  

The fintech company has recently announced its entry into the Japanese retail trading market by acquiring EZ Invest Securities, Co., Ltd, which offers CEDs and OTC Foreign Exchange and is licenced as a Type 1 Financial Instruments Business Operator.  

The FTSE 250-listed company’s five-year total return cross-asset stood at 442.2% as of 30 March 2022.  

Plus500 Ltd’s shares were trading at GBX1,448.50, down by 0.96%, at 11:40 AM (GMT), on 30 March 2022. The market cap of the software company stands at £1,455.57 million. 

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Softcat Plc (LON: SCT)

The provider of IT infrastructure solutions, Softcat Plc helps organizations in designing, procuring, implementing and managing their digital infrastructure. The company has reported a 33.6% increase in its revenue to £770.9 million for the half-year ending 31 January 2022, from £577.0 million in the same period in 2021, and its operating profit increased by 12.4% to £64.1 million, from £57.1 million for the same period in 2021. Recently, the company also announced the appointment of Lynne Weedall as an independent non-executive director, which will become effective on 3 May 2022.  

The FTSE 250-listed company’s five-year total return cross-asset stood at 416.5%, as of 30 March 2022.  

Softcat Plc’s shares were trading at GBX1,747.00, down by 0.46%, at 11:40 AM (GMT), on 30 March 2022. The market cap of the IT infrastructure company stands at £3,497.96 million.    

Note: The above content constitutes a very preliminary observation or view based on market trends and is of limited scope without any in-depth fundamental valuation or technical analysis. Any interest in stocks or sectors should be thoroughly evaluated taking into consideration the associated risks.

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