UK Market Barometer: February 2021

Morningstar's UK Market Barometer shows how stocks fared last month, with value stocks significantly outperforming growth names

James Gard 2 March, 2021 | 10:53AM
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The turmoil in global stock and bond markets at the end of February has triggered a dramatic re-rating for UK value stocks after a dismal performance against growth style stocks in 2020.

The Morningstar UK Index, which covers more than 300 stocks with a market cap ranging from a few hundred million pounds to around £10 billion, has gained 2% in February and is up just over 1% in 2021 so far – compared with a loss of 11% in 2020, as the UK’s heavy slant towards banking and energy stocks dragged on the index. But the moves within the index have been more pronounced, particularly among large-cap companies.

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk