FTSE 100: Losers of 2015 are Winners of 2016

Mining stocks have recouped losses of 2015, rising to be the biggest winners of 2016 so far. We reveal companies that have seen their share price jump this year

Karen Kwok 26 July, 2016 | 12:47AM
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Mining stocks rose from the bottom to the top in 2016; becoming the biggest FTSE 100 winners of 2016, reversing their losing streak of 2015. Falling commodity prices dragged down mining stocks in 2015, and it is the oil price recovery which has contributed to this year’s share price rally.

Mining companies top the list of the FTSE 100 stocks with the biggest gains so far in 2016. Data from Morningstar Direct shows Anglo American (AAL) shares jumped 159% year to date, while Fresnillo (FRES) gained 159% and Glencore (GLEN) is up 104%. This is a huge contrast to the performance of these mining stocks in 2015: Anglo American fell 70% in 2015 and Glencore lost 66% – the biggest FTSE 100 losers of 2015.

Energy stocks have also appeared on the biggest risers list; Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) is up 43.5% year to date, while BP (BP.) has gained 31.7%, according to Morningstar Direct.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Anglo American PLC3,297.50 GBP0.00Rating
Aviva PLC406.70 GBP0.00Rating
Barclays PLC179.22 GBP0.00Rating
Barratt Developments PLC759.40 GBP0.00
BlackRock Gold and General A Acc1,366.64 GBP2.22Rating
BlackRock World Mining Trust plc686.44 GBP2.61Rating
BP PLC315.40 GBP0.00Rating
easyJet PLC985.80 GBP0.00Rating
Fresnillo PLC915.80 GBP0.00
Glencore PLC325.15 GBP0.00Rating
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA189.68 GBP0.00Rating
JPM Natural Resources C Net Acc7.80 GBP0.79Rating
Legal & General Group PLC280.20 GBP0.00
Lloyds Banking Group PLC48.07 GBP0.00Rating
NatWest Group PLC193.40 GBP0.00Rating
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,368.40 GBP0.00Rating
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC267.90 GBP0.00
Subsea 7 SA81.99 NOK0.00
Taylor Wimpey PLC175.65 GBP0.00

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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