4 Cheap UK Stock Picks

The FTSE 100 has fallen in value over the past month, creating buying opportunities for savvy stock pickers. We reveal four undervalued equities

Emma Wall 13 February, 2018 | 12:25PM

The blue-chip index of the largest 100 stocks listed in the UK hit an all-time high one month ago. Reaching a record level of 7,779 on January 12, investors in the FTSE 100 were riding a rally that has risen since the credit crisis lows of March 2009.

But the past month has seen a cooling of the UK stock market – even before the hiccup of last week, when a sell-off in the US rippled round the world, wiping billions of pounds of global market values.

Despite this sell-off, the FTSE 100 can hardly be called screaming buy. The FTSE 100 now sits at 7,182, higher than its pre-global financial crisis level, and higher than the pre-dotcom bubble level too. But that is not to say there are not undervalued stocks to be found within the index; any dip can reveal buying opportunities.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Babcock International Group PLC279.00 GBX-1.97
Imperial Brands PLC1,442.50 GBX2.52
National Grid PLC879.00 GBX1.03
United Utilities Group PLC872.00 GBX-1.07

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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