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Likely FTSE reshuffle winners and losers

Likely FTSE reshuffle winners and losers

The FTSE 100 will be reshuffled in early March and the tables below show the FTSE 250 companies which stand the best chance of promotion and the blue chip shares who are the most likely demotion candidates.

 

Conventional wisdom suggests those stocks that are likely to make it into the FTSE 100 can expect to benefit from index tracker buying ahead of and after their promotion whilst the opposite is true of shares falling out of the index. The lists below also provide information on recent share price momentum to give an idea of whether stocks are heading in the right direction or not ahead of the March reshuffle.

FTSE 250 heavy weights*
NameTIDMMkt Cap3-mth Mom1-mth Mom1-wk Mom
Investec plcLSE:INVP£5,180m8.0%4.0%0.7%
The Weir Group PLCLSE:WEIR£4,997m14.7%5.5%1.1%
Royal Mail plcLSE:RMG£4,700m25.6%3.9%0.9%
Melrose Industries PLCLSE:MRO£4,436m3.8%7.5%-2.5%
John Wood Group PLCLSE:WG.£4,393m-7.6%1.1%-5.0%
Spirax-Sarco Engineering plcLSE:SPX£4,192m1.2%1.8%0.9%
B&M European Value Retail S.A.LSE:BME£4,182m5.0%-1.5%0.9%
Bellway p.l.c.LSE:BWY£4,182m-8.1%-5.9%-3.1%
Hiscox LtdLSE:HSX£4,107m0.4%-2.1%0.9%
Booker Group PLCLSE:BOK£4,039m12.8%-0.9%0.0%
FTSE 100 light weights*
NameTIDMMkt Cap3-mth Mom1-mth Mom1-wk Mom
Hammerson plcLSE:HMSO£3,893m-5.8%-9.7%-0.9%
Mediclinic International plcLSE:MDC£4,413m3.1%-7.6%-2.7%
G4S plcLSE:GFS£4,436m1.0%6.3%-0.8%
Severn Trent PlcLSE:SVT£4,634m-6.4%-8.6%-0.9%
Halma plcLSE:HLMA£4,834m8.5%1.8%-0.2%
Marks and Spencer Group plcLSE:MKS£4,950m-12.0%-3.8%-0.8%
United Utilities Group PLCLSE:UU.£5,015m-10.5%-10.2%-0.3%
Admiral Group plcLSE:ADM£5,019m-4.2%-8.0%-0.4%
Direct Line Insurance Group PLCLSE:DLG£5,086m-0.7%-3.4%-0.3%
Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLCLSE:MRW£5,221m-0.4%1.5%-1.4%

*based on 30 Jan close

source: S&P CapitalIQ

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