There is a low diversification of 12 months returns within the food & drug sector. Since May last year the sector is around 5 percent lower. Among the winners we find Etablissementen Franz Colruyt NV, ICA Gruppen AB and Smart & Final Stores. Relatively big losses are for Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion SA, United Natural Foods and McColl's Retail.
The winners in this sector are the megacaps, while smallcaps are mostly among the less performers.
Regarding the price/earnings-ratios we see a uniform palette. The megacaps are with the price/earnings-ratio of 21 the most expensive. The smallcaps are the cheapest and trade at 12 times the earnings per share. Majestic Wine, Cake Box Holdings and WM Morrison Supermarkets are the stocks with the highest ratios. Stocks with the lowest ratios are United Natural Foods, Eurocash SA and Walgreens Boots Alliance.
The sector's average dividend yield is with 2,6 percent relatively high. Stocks now high dividend yields now are Eurocash SA, Casino Guichard Perrachon SA and Tallinna Kaubamaja Grupp AS.
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