ISA Investors' Favourite Stocks: Oil and Utilities

While Lloyds proved popular among young ISA investors, oil companies and utilities stocks dominated the most purchased stocks list in March

Karen Kwok 5 April, 2017 | 3:03PM
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ISA investors have been snapping up oil and utilities stocks over the past month as the end of the tax year approaches, according to various online trading platforms. After a spectacular second half of 2016, pushing the FTSE 100 to record highs, the oil sector has struggled this year, but this blip may present a buying opportunity for investors.

Data compiled by fund platforms Hargreaves Lansdown and AJ Bell reveals that Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) and BP (BP.) top the list of the 10 most purchased stocks by ISA investors in March. Small and mid-sized oil companies – higher risk stocks – proved popular among ISA investors aged 18 to 36 years old, according to The Share Centre. Ascent Resources (AST) and 88 Energy (88E) were the top traded equities by millennials within their ISAs between January and March.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
88 Energy Ltd1.58 GBX-4.55
Ascent Resources PLC4.90 GBX0.00
BP PLC355.00 GBX-0.34Rating
Hurricane Energy PLC4.50 GBX2.09
Lloyds Banking Group PLC48.73 GBX0.84Rating
National Grid PLC912.20 GBX0.52Rating
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,767.60 GBX-0.27Rating
SSE PLC1,627.50 GBX0.62Rating

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Karen Kwok

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