Stock of the Week: National Express

Bus, train and coach operator's shares have accelerated recently, but concerns over European lockdowns persist

James Gard 1 April, 2021 | 10:25AM
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Stock of the Week

With lockdown measures easing in the UK this week, people are starting to think about how they are going to get to work again. So our stock of the week has a transport theme and National Express (NEX) has arrived comfortably ahead of rivals FirstGroup, Stagecoach and Go-Ahead to win this week's poll.

The National Express coach brand will be familiar to cost-conscious Brits keen on making on cross-country trips, but its corporate reach extends as far as the US – where it runs the iconic yellow school buses. Trains also make it into the transport mix with coaches and buses, with National Express running five rail franchises in Germany.

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