Week 23 #WOTD – Pharma beating the banks

Pharma is up and banking is down this week.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) had a stellar week with a 4% gain, however they were only on 0.1% before this so the 4.1% year to date does not move them from 17th.

While AstraZeneca (AZN) were close behind for the week with 3.9% gain, moving them from 10th to 7th. Both now profiting from ongoing Covid vaccinations, GSK being a lot later to the party than AZN accounts for the big difference in league position. Full Story

HSBC (HSBA) had it worse this week suffering a 2.1% loss thanks to Moody’s downgrading their senior unsecured debt rating to A3 from A2 and their top Asia executive announcing retirement.

Lloyds Banking (LLOY) were close behind losing 1.9% although this may be short-lived with Barclays forecasting a higher share price for Lloyds.

A shorter analysis this week but I’m not going to hold on to what you can take from this weeks action.

What can entrepreneurs take from this weeks movements?

  1. Have you thought about succession planning? For yourself and other key members of your team?
  2. Have you thought about partnerships to access current trends/booming markets?
  3. Have you thought about how others value your company / assets / liabilities? Could you work with someone to do an external viewpoint of your businesses strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats?

League Table

Now to the all important league table.

PosCompanyWeekYTD Change
1Glencore-0.7%38.5%
2Lloyds Banking-1.9%33.4%
3Anglo American-1.9%29.6%
4BP0.9%28.3%
5Diageo1.7%20.2%
6HSBC-2.1%16.1%
7AstraZeneca3.9%12.8%
8BHP Group-0.1%11.6%
9Rio Tinto PLC-1.7%10.9%
10Prudential-0.7%9.7%
11Royal Dutch Shell A1.4%9.5%
12Royal Dutch Shell B1.4%7.6%
13Vodafone Group PLC1.7%7.3%
14National Grid-0.7%5.8%
15Relx2.0%5.2%
16British American Tobacco3.0%4.4%
17GlaxoSmithKline4.0%4.1%
18Reckitt Benckiser1.1%-1.0%
19Unilever0.3%-2.5%
20London Stock Exchange1.8%-15.9%
Source: https://uk.investing.com/equities/united-kingdom

Who is going to lose it all?

Who is going to recover?

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Until next week.

Contributor

Gary LinTicker – Talking business from a gamification point of view and how this can help you, includes Watch of The Day

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