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Week 14 #WOTD – Transfer News Pushes Anglo

Everyone (apart from Royal Dutch Shell A (RDSa) who were only down 0.6%) had a positive week thanks in part to a weaker pound helping exporters. Full Story

The biggest move came from Anglo American (AAL), who 2 weeks ago were closing the gap and 4th in the league and are now sitting pretty at the top with a 6.1% gain for the week bringing their YTD to 26.8% growth.

After years of planning, the recently announced proposal to demerge from/transfer out Thungela (their South African thermal coal provider) to help shift focus towards a lower carbon economy, has been received well by the market. Full Story

Diageo (DGE) continue their scoring streak with a 6.2% weekly gain, bringing their YTD into double digits and rising them into the top half of the table. See last weeks WATD for analysis.

What can SMEs take from this weeks movements?

  1. Know your exchange rate risk?
  2. Plans can take years to perfect!
  3. Sometimes doing less (i.e. removing products/services/arms) will bring you more

League Table

Now to the all important league table.

PosCompanyWeekYTD Change
1Anglo American6.1%26.8%
3Lloyds Banking1.6%19.2%
7BHP Group4.3%12.0%
8Vodafone Group PLC1.3%12.0%
10Royal Dutch Shell A-0.6%8.1%
12Royal Dutch Shell B0.5%6.5%
13National Grid4.4%4.3%
14Rio Tinto PLC3.9%4.1%
15British American Tobacco2.7%3.0%
16Reckitt Benckiser1.5%0.8%
20London Stock Exchange2.9%-17.4%

Who is going to lose it all?

Who is going to recover?

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Until next week.


Gary LinTicker – Talking business from a gamification point of view and how this can help you, includes Watch of The Day

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