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 PLC7,943.00 GBX-0.15
British American Tobacco PLC2,572.00 GBX0.84
EVRAZ PLC384.20 GBX1.83
Fresnillo PLC1,218.50 GBX-0.81
GlaxoSmithKline PLC1,343.80 GBX0.80
Imperial Brands PLC1,300.00 GBX2.04
ITV PLC74.74 GBX3.55
Kingfisher PLC320.10 GBX0.13
Ocado Group PLC2,313.00 GBX-1.24
Pearson PLC512.40 GBX-1.65
Pfizer Inc38.18 USD2.00
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC242.50 GBX0.66
The Kroger Co32.76 USD0.37

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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