Best and Worst Performing Stocks of 2017

Two of the best performing stocks year to date were among the poorest stocks of 2016; while 2017's worst performing stocks have been hit by scandal and political headwinds

Karen Kwok 6 June, 2017 | 11:11AM

Best Performing Stocks Year to Date

ConvaTec Group (CTEC)

The best performing FTSE 100 stock of 2017 is ConvaTec Group, up 47.1%. The company is a medical products and technologies company. It is focused on therapies for the management of chronic conditions offering wound care, ostomy care, continence and critical care, and infusion devices. The company’s total revenue grew 1.8% to $403.1 million in the first quarter of 2016, the most recent trading statement read.

“We continue to expect revenue growth to be weighted towards the second half of the year and anticipate full year organic revenue growth greater than the FY2016 rate of 4% on a constant currency basis,” said Paul Moraviec, group chief executive with ConvaTec.

easyJet (EZJ)

Ranking as the second worst performing stock of last year, the low-cost airline EasyJet has reversed its fortunes; up 33.7% year to date.  The stock is not rated by Morningstar analysts.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BT Group PLC151.00 GBX-0.17
Centrica PLC76.68 GBX-0.13
ConvaTec Group PLC210.47 GBX-0.53
easyJet PLC1,240.00 GBX-1.35
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA567.40 GBX0.25
Tesco PLC248.53 GBX-0.31

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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