2018's Highest Profile Share Price Collapses

Profit warnings, debt and short selling have crashed Carpetright, Interserve and Thomas Cook, while Carillion went into liquidation and Patisserie Valerie was suspended

James Gard 13 December, 2018 | 12:26PM

Carpetright

It’s been a volatile year for global stock markets with daily falls of 2% or 3% on the Dow Jones and FTSE 100 in recent months, as geopolitical events buffeted investors. But that's small fry for some UK listed individual shares which have suffered staggering losses in 2018.

Carillion’s collapse in January this year was an inauspicious start to 2018, especially for the rest of the outsourcing sector, which suffered a contagion effect. The company’s demise was anticipated by a number of extreme losses on the stock market – the shares fell off a cliff in July 2017 – and it was placed into compulsory liquidation on January 15, reportedly the largest ever liquidation seen in the UK.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
AA PLC22.85 GBP0.00
Carillion PLC14.20 GBP0.00
Kier Group PLC44.94 GBP0.00
Royal Mail PLC235.60 GBP0.00

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk

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