Mining, Banks and Pharma: Investors' Top 10 Favourite Stocks

Which equities are Morningstar readers interested in? Topping the charts are banking, energy and mining stocks - those equities which have been struggling in recent months

Karen Kwok 3 March, 2016 | 9:06AM
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Investors’ favourite stocks can be found in the banking, oil and gas, mining and pharmaceutical sectors, according to Morningstar.co.uk data.

Banks’ Recent Ups and Downs Piqued Interest

It is no surprise that banking stocks are among the most searched for stocks on Morningstar.co.uk last month, given the slew of disappointing news from European banks.  Lloyds Bank (LLOY) is the top stock for Morningstar readers, but its underlying results were a welcome surprise.

Although the bank lost £171 million of common shareholders' money in the second half, other figures, such as a rising net interest margin and ultralow loan losses, were much more encouraging, Morningstar analyst Erin Davis says. Perhaps most encouraging of all was the increase in the full-year regular dividend to £2.25 per share plus the announcement of a 50p special dividend. The stock is currently rated as undervalued by Morningstar analysts.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
88 Energy Ltd1.28 GBP0.00
Anglo American PLC2,822.00 GBP0.00Rating
Barclays PLC172.80 GBP0.00Rating
BP PLC324.20 GBP0.00Rating
Centrica PLC50.94 GBP0.00Rating
GlaxoSmithKline PLC1,409.20 GBP0.00Rating
Glencore PLC310.10 GBP0.00Rating
HSBC Holdings PLC420.90 GBP0.00Rating
Lloyds Banking Group PLC47.00 GBP0.00Rating
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,421.80 GBP0.00Rating

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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