Price and Dividend Analysis Of FTSE 100 Companies

by Scarlett S. Stock Market Analyst

The FTSE 100 is a broader benchmark index of the London Stock Exchange.  The index is the portfolio of most highly capitalised 100 blue chip companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. The index itself represents an 80% market-capitalisation of the total companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.  The top five holdings of the index by market capitalisation are: Royal Dutch Shell Plc-B (LSE: RDSb), Royal Dutch Shell Plc-A (LSE: RDSa), Unilever Plc (LSE: ULVR), HSBC Holding Plc (LSE: HSBA) and BP Plc (LSE: BP) respectively.

Index Constituents Analysis

Financials have the higher weight on FTSE 100 index and holds 20% weightage in the broader index, followed by Oil & Gas (17%), Consumer Goods (16%), Consumer Services (10.6%), Basic Materials (9.3%), Healthcare (9.6%), Industrials (8.9%) and Utilities, Telecommunications and Technology sector combinedly holds around 10% weight in the broader index.

The average dividend yield of the FTSE 100 portfolio companies stood at 4.2%, which makes it lucrative from an income investors standpoint, also the index is offering highest dividend yield at the current trading level against its peer indices like S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average,  CAC 40, and S&P/TSX Composite. However, there are many upside outliers which are offering substantially high dividend yield against the FTSE 100 and despite their shares have recorded significant rally at the LSE, i.e. Basic material company Evraz Plc (LSE: EVR) engaged in mining, steel and vanadium business, offering a dividend yield of 14.1% and on a year-to-date basis, the stock has delivered a price return of 33.0%, Persimmon Plc (LSE: PSN), a holding company with core interests in building houses across the UK, is offering a dividend yield of 12.1%, which is almost 2.8x of the average dividend yield of the FTSE 100 companies. Also, the stock is delivering a positive price return on a year-to-date basis.

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