3 Overvalued UK Stocks

THE VALUE INVESTOR: Looking to take profits from your investments? These three UK companies are overvalued according to analysts - could it be time to crystallise gains?

Emma Wall 7 December, 2015 | 9:58AM
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Buy low, sell high is easier said than done. But with a little help from Morningstar equity analysts you can identify the stocks that are trading at more or less than their fair value estimates. If a stock has a one-star rating this means that its current share price is considerably more than analysts value the company at, if the stock has a five-star rating it means analysts think the market has yet to realise that company’s true value.

These three UK stocks are rated one or two star by Morningstar analyst, and could be ripe for profit picking if shareholders are looking to release gains from their portfolio.

Associated British Foods (ABF)

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients, and retail group with 124,000 employees and operations in 48 countries across Europe, southern Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Australia. The group sells branded groceries, manufactures sugar, supplies farmers with crop input and animal feed, and runs the 300-store strong Primark clothing retail chain. It also supplies ingredients like bakers' yeast, enzymes, lipids, and cereal specialities. Some 42% of sales are in the UK, and Primark generates 62% of operating profit.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Associated British Foods PLC1,793.00 GBX-0.03Rating
RELX PLC2,254.00 GBX0.49Rating

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar