Saturday, 11 May 2013

FTSE 100 index analysis

FTSE Analysis looks at various tests to determine historical trends found within the stocks on the FTSE indexes. In the main the emphasis of analysis will be placed on the shares  found within the FTSE 100 index. This is due to the consistency of the data being collected, as these are blue chip companies the share prices tend to be more stable and trendscan possibly be more predictable. Obviously, nothing is a given, but the analysis found on this blog should help our readers understand the trends found within the stocks they are researching. However, we discourage readers from using the data found on the blog to make any investment decisions, purely on the data or research outlined on the blog.

This blog is intended for informational purposes only, and is based solely on our research, therefore  our methodology may be questionable.

The below table highlights the stocks found in the FTSE 100 index.

Royal Dutch Shell ARM Holdings Randgold Resources
HSBC BAE Systems Johnson Matthey
BP Shire plc ITV
Vodafone Group Experian Aggreko
GlaxoSmithKline Tullow Oil Carnival plc
British American Tobacco CRH plc Whitbread
SABMiller Fresnillo plc International Consolidated Airlines Group SA
Diageo Antofagasta GKN
Rio Tinto Group Aviva Eurasian Natural Resources
BHP Billiton Old Mutual Bunzl
Standard Chartered Pearson plc Sage Group
BG Group Legal & General RSA Insurance Group
AstraZeneca Wolseley plc G4S
Barclays Reed Elsevier Hargreaves Lansdown
Lloyds Banking Group Standard Life Rexam
Xstrata Next plc IMI plc
Unilever Kingfisher plc Babcock International
Reckitt Benckiser Land Securities Group Tate & Lyle
Tesco Morrison Supermarkets Severn Trent
Glencore International J Sainsbury plc Polymetal International
National Grid plc Smith & Nephew Hammerson
Anglo American plc Burberry Group Resolution plc
Prudential plc Marks & Spencer Group Meggitt
Imperial Tobacco Group Capita Group Croda International
BT Group InterContinental Hotels Group TUI Travel
Rolls-Royce Group Intertek Group Evraz
Centrica Schroders Admiral Group
Royal Bank of Scotland Group British Land Co AMEC
Compass Group Petrofac Melrose plc
Associated British Foods United Utilities Serco Group
BSkyB Smiths Group Vedanta Resources
SSE plc Weir Group Wood Group
WPP plc Aberdeen Asset Management Kazakhmys
Intu Properties


In order for our readers to further research the stocks they are interested in we will be associating them to the various sectors they would typically fall into. This will highlight the performance of the sector and additionally outline the competitors to the stock being researched.

The below table highlights the list of sectors found within the FTSE 100 index.

Banking Medical
Beverages Military
Building materials Mining
Chemicals Oil and gas
Consulting Outsourced services
Consumer goods Packaging
Energy Pharmaceuticals
Engineering Product testing
Fashion Property
Finance Property services
Food Publishing
Fund management Retail clothing
Generator hire Retail homeware
Hotels Retail hospitality
Industrial products Security
Information Supermarket
Insurance Support Services
Investment Telecomms
IT Tobacco
Leisure Transport air
Manufacturing Water
Media


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