Daily Archives: March 4, 2014

The February best performers in the main markets

February has been considered a traditionally unstable month for the markets. This year winds blow for a positive trend and the main markets performed over 5%. American Nasdaq closed February with 3.696 points, a 7,43% more than in the beginning of the month. In Europe, German DAX was near 9.700 points, exactly 9.692, a 5,5% more, while London FTSE beat the 6.800 points bar, till 6.809, a 5,32% more.

T-Advisor compiled the best performers in February in this reference indexes. In Nasdaq, the three more successful were Alexion Pharma, Mylan Laboratories and Facebook. All of them multiplied at least three times the index performance.

Perf. Month

Perf. YTD Score Volatility

VaR week

Alexion Pharma

32.92%

33.05% 10 37.7%

-7.18%

Mylan Laboratories

24.32%

28.04% 10 25.57%

-3.42%

Facebook

24.16%

25.25% 8.29 43.9%

-6.08%

In London, the three best companies in February were Kazakhmys, Fresnillo and Weir Group. All of them beat at least four times the index performance.

Perf. Month

Perf. YTD Score Volatility

VaR week

Kazakhmys

70.71%

38.71% 8.2 57.76%

-13.52%

Fresnillo

26.7%

27.63% 8.2 50.91%

-13.77%

Weir Group

21.72%

20.4% 9.8 27.28%

-6.33%

In Frankfurt, the best performers were Infineon Technologies, Continental and Lanxess. In this case, this companies only doubled the index performance.

Perf. Month

Perf. YTD Score Volatility

VaR week

Infineon Tech

11.37%

5.93% 8.93 26.93%

-6.14%

Continental

10.7%

10.63% 9.48 23.76%

-5.25%

Lanxess

9.53%

10.94% 7.93 32.48%

-9.08%

Chemicals (Alexion, Mylan, Lanxess), commodity producers and linked industries (Kazakhmus, Fresnillo, Weir Group), technology companies (Facebook, Infineon) and the automotive manufacturer Continental dominated as the best performers in February.