4 UK Stocks that Beat their European Counterparts

Read on for attractively valued UK-listed stocks which Morningstar equity analysts deem to be the market leaders in Europe

Morningstar Equity Analysts 7 November, 2016 | 11:45AM

November’s edition of the Morningstar Europe Core List features the most attractively valued European-domiciled companies that possess sustainable competitive advantages over their peers – also known as an “economic moat”. The stock picks across each sector are chosen based on their uncertainty-adjusted discounts to their intrinsic value, as calculated by Morningstar equity analysts. Of the 25 stocks that qualify, four are UK companies, listed below.

Sky (SKY)

Sky has succeeded in aggregating some of the best content available and marketing its services. More than a decade ago, the firm began to enter exclusive deals to carry major sporting events in the United Kingdom. In addition, it acquired rights to many first-run movies and U.S.-produced television series, which are becoming increasingly popular in the U.K.

While it resells the majority of its purchased content to other television carriers, it also produces its own shows to distinguish its product. The completion of a new production facility in 2011 has enhanced the company's content-creation capability.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Carnival PLC1,027.50 GBX4.80
Diageo PLC2,628.50 GBX1.47
Pearson PLC512.40 GBX-1.65

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