5 Best FTSE 100 Stocks of 2018

It has been a troubled year for UK stocks, with fewer than a third of the FTSE 100 constituents in the green. We round up the best performers

David Brenchley 27 December, 2018 | 8:33AM
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The FTSE 100 is down 13% in the year on a price basis, and 8% on a total return basis when dividends are included.

Just 28 of the UK’s large-cap stocks are in the green, with the rest all down by more than 1%. Still, there were a few bright spots in the UK this year. Below, we pick out those that fared best 2018 on a total return basis according to Morningstar Direct data.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
AstraZeneca PLC8,559.00 GBP0.00Rating
British American Tobacco PLC2,641.50 GBP0.00Rating
EdenTree Responsible and Sust UK Eq B261.23 GBP-2.20Rating
EVRAZ PLC566.60 GBP0.00
Fresnillo PLC788.20 GBP0.00
GlaxoSmithKline PLC1,404.00 GBP0.00Rating
Imperial Brands PLC1,519.50 GBP0.00Rating
ITV PLC107.45 GBP0.00
Kingfisher PLC368.00 GBP0.00Rating
Micro Focus International PLC380.10 GBP0.00
Ocado Group PLC1,673.50 GBP0.00Rating
Pearson PLC709.80 GBP0.00Rating
Pfizer Inc44.20 USD0.00Rating
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC246.10 GBP0.00
The Kroger Co40.41 USD0.00Rating

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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